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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Fixed Term
Salary:  £16,500 per annum plus benefits

London, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Smart Energy Applications Research and Development (6 month internship)

Croydon, Starting salary £16,500

Closing date: Sunday 14th March
Interview date: Week commencing 15th March
Start date: April/May 2021

The Opportunity

This is an exciting time for the energy industry and as part of our Internship Programme you will be at the forefront of innovation as we build a sustainable future for our business and our customers. The Smart Energy Applications team’s core expertise includes power and energy systems engineering, smart grids, techno-economic modelling of new technologies (e.g. battery storage), EV transportation, data analytics and smart meters. The role of the intern will be to take part in the development of two R&D tools: CELEST (Companion for Electric Switching Transition) and Parking Toolbox. The candidate may also support on other projects ranging from hydrogen generation to building energy efficiency, smart meters and low carbon heat. The nature of the R&D team means that the candidate would be exposed to a wide variety of technologies.The Smart Energy Applications team is developing the CELEST tool to assess EV suitability and advise what on the best charging strategy (V1G/V2G) for a commercial fleet. As a member of the SEA team, the you will support the development of the CELEST tool. Your tasks may involve:


  • Support in the integration of new functionalities in the front-end interface (web application involving CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Vue.js, Laravel. 
  • Support in developing a Charge Point analysis: based on electricity supply constraints at the depot and information on the fleet’s usage, the tool will provide the minimum number of charge points required, their suitable charging power depending on different scenarios (“dumb charging”, V1G or V2G). 
  • Implementation of a dynamic dashboard in the web application to visualise the results.

The successful candidate would also contribute to the development of Parking Toolbox. This is a web-based tool that models the behaviour and performance of a car park equipped with solar panels, electric vehicle charge points and on-site batteries. In this project, tasks may be to:


  • Support the development of the web application (Python Django, HTML, CSS, JavaScript).
  • Support the development of energy system models or designing new ones (energy systems, system optimisation, computational modelling in Python). 

The Skills

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills and a willingness to learn. They will have the ability to work in a team environment, display professionalism within a work setting, be inquisitive and willing to challenge the status-quo.

  • Studying for an engineering or science degree 
  • Technical and analytical skills
  • Lots of initiative and good people skills
  • Desire to learn and develop new skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Experience in Front End (CSS, HTML, JavaScript) development desirable
  • Some familiarity with Python (or other coding language) is desirable
  • Some knowledge of AWS (S3, Lambda and EC2) is a plus

Why EDF?

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we’ll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed.

Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

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