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Senior Engineer/Researcher


Reference:BMA-1 Location: Cork City
Qualification:MastersExperience:1-2 Years
Job Type:Full-TimeSalary: See description
May be suitable for: Senior Engineer

The International Energy Research Centre (hosted at Tyndall National Institute) invites applications for the position of Senior Research Engineer in the area of Low Carbon Energy Solutions which will have a strong emphasis on solutions for the built environment. The IERC is a translational research centre focused on delivering demand side energy efficiency through the development of integrated, systems level solutions. IERC research projects bring together value chains of Industry Partners (Energy Service Companies, Technology Integrators, Facilities Management Companies, ICT and Telecoms Companies etc), with leading Research Institutions to deliver innovative and commercially relevant solutions to Energy Sector. The Centre is currently developing new activity under the strategic thematic areas of Smart and Sustainable Communities, Low Carbon Heating and Cooling, Energy Efficiency and Carbon Management and Distributed Generation Systems and Microgrids. The IERC core research team includes researchers and senior researchers who report to the Head of Research and conduct specified pieces of research, as directed by the IERC board and managed via the Technical Management Committee. The Role The role of the IERC researcher is mainly, but not exclusively, to research and develop new and innovative energy-related products and services in collaboration with our industry partners. IERC researchers act as translators of both industry needs and academic research capabilities in order to bring about highly structured and well defined research projects. IERC Researchers are expected to participate in the definition, development and execution of fully collaborative projects, particularly where their special expertise can make a direct contribution. IERC researchers are expected to have both academic and industry experience, together with a sound understanding of the wider energy landscape beyond their area of expertise. All researchers will be expected to initiate and contribute to writing of proposals for EU and other external funding streams. The IERC researcher role will focus on the research and development of low carbon energy end-use solutions. Initially the researcher will research tools and techniques to perform commercial energy audits and to measure and verify savings arising from energy conservation measures. As part of a dedicated research team the researcher will develop innovative techniques to measure energy savings. However, the role may also address several broader energy-related research topics including, for example, new energy efficient technologies for low carbon heating and cooling, smart energy systems, as well as the analysis of supporting policy frameworks. The IERC provides competitive salaries, within the public sector remit, commensurate with experience. The IERC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in teams. This position will be open until December 20, 2016. KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • To conduct specified programmes of research as required by the Head of Research. • To work with industry partners to develop calls for proposals for Innovation Needs Assessments and collaborative research projects. • To act as principle investigator, leading research efforts on collaborative projects with distributed teams. • To lead grant proposal writing activities including technical, management and financial volumes for EU and other funding streams. • To disseminate the results of the research in which they are engaged, as directed by the project leader. • To engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the research group. • To carry out administrative work to support the programme of research. • To carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post. KEY CRITERIA • ŸA MSc qualification, or relevant research experience and proven track record (i.e. demonstrated technical competence and accomplishment), in the following areas: o Analysing commercial energy end-use technologies; o Developing energy end-use efficiency solutions for implementation in buildings; o Developing and applying techniques for performing energy data analysis; o Applying energy services for buildings energy optimization o Applying financial analysis criteria to energy projects; o Applying research results to real world applications. • ŸMinimum 4 years’ experience of energy management or of implementation of energy end-use efficiency measures in the commercial or industry sectors, particularly in buildings. • Highly self-motivated and able to demonstrate initiative. • Adaptable to challenging team environments to achieve results. • Strong problem solving and leadership skills. • Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills. • A commitment to personal development. • An understanding of, and an interest in, the Irish energy landscape. ADDITIONAL CRITERIA for CONSIDERATION • PhD qualification in one of the following engineering and science disciplines: Energy, Mechanical, Electrical and Building Management. • Proven experience of building services, executing commercial energy audits, implementing energy management systems or of conducting measurement and verification activities in real-world situations. • ŸExperience of modelling energy demand in buildings. • Ÿ Working knowledge of statistics, including uncertainty analysis. • Experience with close interaction with postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD and possibly have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research in conjunction with an academic supervisor. Please apply via http://www.tyndall.ie/vacancies, selecting reference number BMA-1 and following the instructions to complete the associated application form, attaching your cv and motivation letter. At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies. Tyndall National Institute is an Equal Opportunities Employer.