Senior Research & Development Engineer (Power Electronics, EV and ESS) - 236470
 

Salary range:  £40,792 - £50,132
FTE:  1
Term:  Open-ended
Closing Date: 11 August 2019

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners. As part of the University’s strategic development, the Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) has been established in Wardpark North near Cumbernauld. The PNDC is a world-class facility with dedicated staff that will accelerate the adoption of new, 'smart' technologies within advanced power grids, supporting the increased accommodation of renewable energy, electric vehicles and demand side management. The £12.5 million Centre - the first of its kind in Europe – has been founded by the University of Strathclyde and leading energy companies including Scottish Power Energy Networks and Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution, with support from Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council. With the addition of UK Power Networks, Vodafone, Cisco, S&C Electric, Omicron, and Locamation, the Centre has expanded its membership to eight industry partners and this growth is set to continue.

The PNDC provides: a purpose-built platform for showcasing state-of-the-art electrical distribution, generation, storage and demand side innovation; a rapid technology pipeline accelerating the proving and deployment of integrated smart grid solutions with commercial partners; a realistic and controllable test bed from primary plant to state-of-the-art control room for the development of emerging smart grid technologies that will support the realisation of a de-carbonised grid. The PNDC is formally linked to the University through the Institute for Energy and Environment within the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

The PNDC seeks to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Research and Development Engineer to lead and manage delivery of high value research knowledge exchange programmes in the area of Power Electronics, including Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage System capability. The candidate will also be able to lead on and contribute to high value industrial funding proposals. The post holder will be expected to work between the PNDC and its industrial partners and there will be a strong emphasis on knowledge exchange.

To achieve the above, the Senior R&D Engineer will require significant research and/or industrial experience in at least two of the following technical areas:

a) Design of power electronics converters for industrial applications
b) Development of a detailed technical specifications for new design concepts
c) Utilization of new semiconductor technology for converters and power supplies
d) Industrial application of power electronics (e.g. EV, storage or power conversion applications)
e) Control systems for power electronics (e.g. synthetic inertia)

The post holder will require the knowledge, skills and experience normally associated with a first degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering and PhD or equivalent industrial experience. The post holder will have an established track record in leading the delivery of research and development projects in collaboration with industry or in industrial context.

The post holder will have the ability to work autonomously, plan and prioritise own workload with minimal inputs from higher management, and deal with complex problems presented to them by colleagues. The post holder will also need significant experience of project planning and delivery, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to interact with a range of stakeholders from industry and academia.

For informal enquiries, please contact Simon Hill, Delivery Programme Manager, simon.hill@strath.ac.uk / 01236 617189

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Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
Department/School
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Staff Category
Knowledge Exchange
Type of Employment
Open-ended
Working Hours
Full-time
 
Salary range:  £40,792 - £50,132
FTE:  1
Term:  Open-ended
Closing Date: 11 August 2019

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners. As part of the University’s strategic development, the Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) has been established in Wardpark North near Cumbernauld. The PNDC is a world-class facility with dedicated staff that will accelerate the adoption of new, 'smart' technologies within advanced power grids, supporting the increased accommodation of renewable energy, electric vehicles and demand side management. The £12.5 million Centre - the first of its kind in Europe – has been founded by the University of Strathclyde and leading energy companies including Scottish Power Energy Networks and Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution, with support from Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council. With the addition of UK Power Networks, Vodafone, Cisco, S&C Electric, Omicron, and Locamation, the Centre has expanded its membership to eight industry partners and this growth is set to continue.

The PNDC provides: a purpose-built platform for showcasing state-of-the-art electrical distribution, generation, storage and demand side innovation; a rapid technology pipeline accelerating the proving and deployment of integrated smart grid solutions with commercial partners; a realistic and controllable test bed from primary plant to state-of-the-art control room for the development of emerging smart grid technologies that will support the realisation of a de-carbonised grid. The PNDC is formally linked to the University through the Institute for Energy and Environment within the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

The PNDC seeks to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Research and Development Engineer to lead and manage delivery of high value research knowledge exchange programmes in the area of Power Electronics, including Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage System capability. The candidate will also be able to lead on and contribute to high value industrial funding proposals. The post holder will be expected to work between the PNDC and its industrial partners and there will be a strong emphasis on knowledge exchange.

To achieve the above, the Senior R&D Engineer will require significant research and/or industrial experience in at least two of the following technical areas:

a) Design of power electronics converters for industrial applications
b) Development of a detailed technical specifications for new design concepts
c) Utilization of new semiconductor technology for converters and power supplies
d) Industrial application of power electronics (e.g. EV, storage or power conversion applications)
e) Control systems for power electronics (e.g. synthetic inertia)

The post holder will require the knowledge, skills and experience normally associated with a first degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering and PhD or equivalent industrial experience. The post holder will have an established track record in leading the delivery of research and development projects in collaboration with industry or in industrial context.

The post holder will have the ability to work autonomously, plan and prioritise own workload with minimal inputs from higher management, and deal with complex problems presented to them by colleagues. The post holder will also need significant experience of project planning and delivery, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to interact with a range of stakeholders from industry and academia.

For informal enquiries, please contact Simon Hill, Delivery Programme Manager, simon.hill@strath.ac.uk / 01236 617189

Click here for full details.