Job Opportunity
Information on System Dynamics related opportunities

Energy System Modeler

Organization DNV GL
Organization Background

Since 1864, our purpose has been to safeguard life, property and the environment. 

Companies turn to us to make complex decisions with confidence. Our 13 000 professionals in 100 countries around the world help them manage their most critical risks. From structural defects at a molecular level, to an anomaly in terabytes of data, but it is our ability to also see the bigger picture that sets us apart: from advising on tomorrow’s energy transition to ensuring the safety of the world’s shipping fleet, or assessing the sustainability of a food value chain.


Oslo, Norway

Contact Person Professor Bent Erik Bakken, Ph D (MIT SD ’94)
[email protected]
Position Title

Energy System Modeler

Position Description

We seek a candidate that will develop, extend, and improve our Energy transition model and co-write Energy Transition Outlook.

The energy transition is a defining feature of our century. While its direction towards decarbonisation and electrification is clear, its pace is uncertain. As a key player in the energy industry, DNV GL forecasts the transition and how it will impact the energy industry and the society at large. We are now seeking minimum one new modeller that will strengthen our team.

The Energy Transition research program is responsible for the annual DNV GL flagship publication - Energy Transition Outlook. Model based, this forecast spearheads the company's research activities on the area. The program is part of Group Technology and Research, which is the strategic long-term research & innovation division of DNV GL, mostly internally funded.

Required Skills

•A recent PhD degree in system dynamics or global energy modelling, alternatively a Master's degree in in system dynamics or global energy modelling with 3 to 5 years of relevant experience

•Familiar with system dynamics modelling and experience with construction and use of simulation models

•Extensive modelling and quantitative skills, and proven analytical capabilities, as well as experience with construction and use of simulation models

•Excellent level of computer literacy, including the use of Excel and STELLA or a similar system dynamics software

•Knowledge of and experience in the energy industry (e.g. oil and gas, renewables, power, transport, energy efficency) and the energy sector dynamics are desired, but not required

Main Responsibilities


Work as part of the Energy Transition modelling team, with shared responsibilities for the tasks listed below

•Further development of our system dynamics simulation model depicting the world's energy transition

•Work with the DNV GL organisation and outside energy experts on technologies, costs, drivers and barriers for energy demand and supply alternatives, and incorporate the input into the model

•Document the work and the model, and write and present the results as part of DNV GL's Energy Transition Outlook

•Process and visualize large datasets for input and output data

•Communicate and apply the results of the Outlook in business settings for DNV GL and stakeholders

•Work with our business units in commercial applications of the outlook

Personal Qualities

•​Vision and motivation for working with energy industry challenges

•Ability to deliver independent work, as well as to contribute to success as part of a larger team

•Curiosity, an innovative mindset, the interest to learn new topics and ability to develop new skills

•Good communication and interpersonal skills, excellent written and spoken English capabilities, and appreciation for working in an international environment

What we have to offer

•Strong company culture with emphasis on technology and competence development

•Great colleagues who value teamwork and support

•International working environment

•Attractive salary and benefits package

•30 days annual vacation

•Flexible working hours and focus on work/life balance

•Social events, sports and team building activities

•Free corporate shuttle to central Oslo

•Scenic campus by the Oslofjord


April 28

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 Edited by BB 04-09-19