Knowledge Exchange Fellow in Water-Energy-Food systems

University of Manchester

Oxford Road, Manchester, UK 🇬🇧

Job reference: SAE-017503

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 28/09/2021

Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum (depending on experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

School/ Directorate: Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering

Hours per week: full time

Contract Duration: 6 months

A Knowledge Exchange Fellow position is available as part of the four-year multi-disciplinary project FutureDAMS seeking to create the knowledge base, capacity and capability for future in which water-energy-food-environment system interventions are selected, designed and operated to support resilient and sustainable national, regional and global development under climate change. The Knowledge Exchange Fellow will maximise the value and generate impact from the approaches and tools generated by the FutureDAMS project and will apply water resource planning and management methods developed by the research group to various case studies in the UK or internationally.

You should have a Postgraduate level in a physical science or engineering field or equivalent experience in a relevant engineering subject and strong experience of water resource systems analysis and energy or agriculture system modelling and analysis. You will need proven significant stakeholder engagement experience across different types of organisations and successfully managing change and complex projects. You should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills evidenced by a range of contacts in engineering industry/academia and experience of communicating and engaging with high level stakeholders/clients. For more information on essential and desirable attributes, please see the full job description.

The School/Department is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School/Department holds a Bronze Award for their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a god work-life balance. We positively welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered        

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Prof. Julien Harou

Email: [email protected]

General enquiries:

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Technical support:

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.