The deadline to apply for project: a was on the 25th of September, 2017. If you are interested in this company, check out and apply via their own ‘Careers' page.
Alliander is defining what’s next _ in Energy Distribution.
The project summary
As a distribution system operator, Alliander is responsible for the distribution of energy such as electricity, (bio)gas and heat. The rapid transition to more sustainable use of energy by consumers and businesses creates a challenge for Alliander. We will need to make a change and start leveraging the benefits of AI to transform old ways of working in order to guarantee availability and reliability of energy distribution.
Our project: a is to leverage AI and machine learning techniques on our existing advanced analytics platform to enable autonomous decision-making and portfolio optimization.
To decide on how to allocate a budget of 700M euro per year to improve and maintain our energy grid, we have an annual project portfolio planning process. It is increasingly challenging and complex to link performance outcomes to investment decisions. The new age of energy requires a faster, flexible and self-learning decision making process. Therefore Alliander is heavily invested in new technologies and capabilities. Our company is embracing the innovations required for the far-reaching digitization of its networks.
This vacancy is part of project: a - a global recruitment campaign that calls for the world’s top tech talent to come to Amsterdam to define what’s next _. This invitation goes out to software engineers, data scientists, business analysts and experts in AI & Machine Learning from around the world, on behalf of the City of Amsterdam and our 10 coolest tech companies. Want to learn more about it and see the other nine projects? Go to project.amsterdam.
Your role/ opportunity
We are looking for a Senior Artificial Intelligence consultant to create provoking and mind blowing solutions to enable automated portfolio planning and optimization in a day, every day!
You will be working with our Insights and Analytics team. You will build on our existing advanced analytics platform where you can leverage R and TensorFlow environments. The role suits candidates who enjoy bringing a scientist mindset to a business challenge, designing and building prototypes and perform experiments to build a radically new AI based decision making process.
Discover and invent new ways of working by applying deep knowledge of AI and machine learning
Design and develop AI systems to automate and optimize budget planning decision making
Collaborate with internal stakeholders and projects as well as partner institutes and universities worldwide
From designing and testing new AI and machine learning algorithms to testing new AI based ways of working, the AI consultant will work on challenges in automated decision making, value attribution modeling, value modeling and optimization.
What we expect from you
Master or PhD in AI or machine learning;
5+ years of industry experience is an advantage;
Strong track record in application of AI in large organizations
Expert level experience in Machine Learning, (Deep) Neural networks, Algorithmic Foundations of Optimization, Data Mining or Machine Intelligence (Artificial Intelligence), (Deep) Reinforcement Learning;
Ability to design and execute on innovation agenda;
Ability to communicate technical matters clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences, win supporters and spur people to action;
Excellent consultative, listening, communications and analytical skills;
Critical thinker with excellent judgment and strong initiative.
What you will get/ Your perks/ Your bounty
Challenging work in an organization that is adapting to a changing energy landscape;
A competitive salary;
Minimum of 25 vacation days;
Contribution to your retirement fund;
Flexible working terms. You can buy or sell vacation time;
Ample possibilities for professional development through courses, training and coaching.
Our company/ our team
As a distribution system operator, Alliander is responsible for the distribution of energy such as electricity, (bio)gas and heat. Most of the energy we distribute regionally is produced by power stations and wind-farms and carried through the international and domestic energy grids.
We stand for an energy supply that gives everyone equal access to reliable, affordable and sustainable energy.
Alliander is heavily invested in new technologies and capabilities. Our company is embracing the innovations required for the far-reaching digitization of its networks. By installing smart meters, sensors, remote-controlled switchgear and a telecom network, we can respond quickly and at acceptable costs to the radical changes in the energy system. Alliander is utilizing predictive analytics to predict market trends in the adoption of technologies such as e-vehicles, heat pumps and solar panels and the impact on the energy grid to make more informed decisions around investments.
Once you fill in this introductory application form, you will receive a confirmation email with more information about the selection process.