Knowledge Exchange Associate in Transforming Water and Energy Access

University of Strathclyde

Glasgow, United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Salary range: £32,817 – £35,845 per annum
FTE: 1
Term: Fixed until 30 June 2021 (6 months)
Closing date: 30 November 2020

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, in partnership with a leading pumped water solutions SME, Water Powered Technologies Ltd, seek to appoint an electrical/power systems engineering professional as a Knowledge Exchange Associate. This position forms part of a strategic partnership which is supported by an Innovate UK Energy Catalyst Award. The Energy Catalyst is a high-profile programme funding excellent projects of collaboration between industry and academia, looking to develop new technologies for exploitation in the UK and overseas energy markets. This project focusses on the deployment and demonstration of Micro Grid connected Pumped Hydro-Energy Storage (PHES) systems, integrating them with the local micro grid powered communities in order to provide water and energy solutions and transform energy access.

To be considered for this role, you will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and/or Civil Engineering, or have significant relevant experience working in a related field in addition to a relevant undergraduate degree. You will have knowledge of the electrical systems supporting hydropower systems including micro grid integration systems and their operating and environmental characteristics, together with experience in renewable energy or micro grid sectors. With experience in delivering practical demonstration plus written technical reports both written and orally, you will have an ability to plan and organise your own workload effectively and an ability to work both independently and within a team environment. You will have excellent troubleshooting skills, including a methodical approach to solving complex problems, and the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.

The post is funded up to 30 June 2021 for up to 6 months depending on start date, with the option for a full or part-time contract depending on applicant preference.

For informal queries, please contact Dr Doug Bertram, Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow, at [email protected]

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