Researcher Built Environment Climate Change Innovations

University of Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton, , GB

An outstanding opportunity has arisen to join the award winning built environment team within the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton. Acknowledged as one of the largest universities in the UK, with 23,000 students, the University holds an excellent quality teaching profile, with a strong performance in third stream income generation and a world class research excellence profile. The university holds a strong track record of working with regional, national and international businesses, and this project is part of a collective group of ERDF projects that supports business growth across the Black Country and beyond.

BECCI is a £2.85 million continuation ERDF project ERDF contract.  It aims to support the development of SME’s in the Black Country and Marches LEP areas by offering expert advice to grow their businesses. This can include participation within specialist workshops, individual support, product assessment, technology showcases and industrial challenges – all linked to energy efficiency and the transition towards a low carbon economy. The Faculty are confident that this project will continue to deliver its contractual outputs and provide linkages and research opportunities with industry for the ABE and wider FSE faculty.

Working within the BECCI project you will be focussed on developing the research, and engaging with academics in the Faculty on BECCI activities. This will form part of the assists required under the BECCI project. This can include, for example, the practical evaluation of a BECCI client product and its performance in relation to other available products. In addition the expectation is that you will identify industry trends and future low carbon products which may not yet been adopted by SMEs in the Black Country and Marches LEP areas.  As part of the BECCI team you will be an integral part of the BECCI team that will host events and seminars around Low Carbon innovations and energy efficiency targeted at local business.

You will develop a range of case studies to provide data that can be incorporated into the BECCI Summative Assessment and Logic Model (evaluation report) and to be included in future funding applications.

It would be preferable if you have worked on an ERDF projects before – but not essential as guidance can be given.

For informal discussions regarding the post contact Glenn Barrowman, Project Manager on the BECCI project, (01902 518502, email: [email protected]).

The post is funded by the European Regional Development Fund. 

The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.