Company Description

Odyssey is a web-based software platform designed to meet the needs of project developers, vendors, financiers, and governments. Through a suite of data analysis tools and investor/vendor marketplaces, Odyssey simplifes, streamlines, and reduces the costs of developing and financing rural electrification projects around the world.

Job description

Role

This role would lead several exciting projects we have underway to advance solar mini-grid project development in Nigeria and other countries. As Lead Analyst, you would lead wide a variety of analyses involved in in planning and developing solar mini-grids for community electrification. Your responsibilities would include managing field teams that conduct site surveys, processing field survey data to generate demand forecasts (working closely with Odyssey’s data science team), and using with Odyssey’s proprietary software tools to conduct detailed technical and financial analysis for potential mini-grid sites (including PV system optimisation, distribution network design, etc.) You would also head project management of our feasibility analyses contracts, ensuring that we are meeting all deadlines and exceeding our clients’ expectations.

About you

You have a background in power engineering and the fundamentals of renewable energy systems, and are a quick learner; you will be able to quickly learn Odyssey’s software for mini-grid feasibility analyses. You are comfortable working independently and delivering high-quality results to clients. You have strong project management skills, and are comfortable both leading a project from start to finish while taking responsibility for completing key deliverables.

Requirements

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum); Master’s degree preferred in power systems engineering or similar preferred
  • Coursework in renewable energy fundamentals and understanding of core concepts such as system sizing optimisation; power flow modeling; and calculation of LCOE, IRR and related financial metrics
  • 2+ years professional experience in energy analysis, project development or related field
  • Strong background with data analytics (Excel mandatory, Python preferred)
  • Proficiency working with technical software applications; experience with HOMER strongly preferred
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Deadline:

As soon as possible