Systems Engineer (Hydrogen) 339634
 

Salary range: £41,526 - £51,034 per annum
FTE: 1 (35 hours per week)
Term: Fixed (2 years)
Closing date: Sunday, 17 January 2021

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 a team of around 30 dedicated staff. It comprises a purpose-built and flexible test environment to enable the acceleration and de-risking of integrated technology and system solutions to support the realisation of a future decarbonised energy system. We are implementing ambitious plans to grow the facility into a “whole energy systems” innovation environment, including research activities in heat and transport to complement the existing smart grid activities. The £12.5 million Centre - the first of its kind in Europe – was founded by the University of Strathclyde and leading energy companies including Scottish Power Energy Networks and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, with support from Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council. Since then the Centre has expanded its membership to eight industry partners and this growth is set to continue. The PNDC works with a range of commercial partners and is formally linked to the University through the Institute for Energy and Environment within the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

The PNDC is one of the Commercialisation Centres for the recently-announced Hydrogen Accelerator (https://h2-accelerator.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/). The Hydrogen Accelerator is the Scottish initiative for developing and supporting world-leading hydrogen projects, placing Scotland at the forefront of innovative decarbonising solutions relating to hydrogen and hydrogen-based technologies in transport. Funded by Transport Scotland and the Scottish Government, the initiative will support the development and scale-up of hydrogen projects in Scotland. PNDC wishes to appoint a Systems Engineer (Hydrogen) to our team to support project activities in this growing area. By bringing our expertise to project teams and key stakeholders, we aim to accelerate innovation and de-risk effective deployment and integration.

The successful candidate will work as part of a growing dynamic team, developing and delivering a wide range of technical projects to support the activities of the Hydrogen Accelerator and the PNDC’s evolving portfolio of low carbon transport projects, with particular emphasis on hydrogen-based low/zero carbon transportation systems and their integration into the wider energy system. This will include aspects of: developing project requirement specifications incorporating learnings from previous research, technology and system design reviews, technology and system design and system integration studies (including system modelling, simulation and transient performance studies), safety evaluations, electrical power system modelling, simulation and engineering studies, environmental impact analysis, techno-economic assessments and feasibility studies and production of technical guidance and briefings. In this, the successful candidate will benefit from a close association with the Industry Strategy Challenge Fund’s Driving the Electric Revolution (DER) Challenge, as a result of PNDC’s role within DER Centre Scotland. This provides a unique opportunity to work at the cutting edge of deployed hydrogen projects as part of the energy transition.

To be considered for the role, you should possess the knowledge, skills and experience normally associated with a PhD in a relevant field and you will be educated to Honours Degree level. Alternatively, you will have exceptionally, equivalent relevant industrial experience.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Richard Knight, Director for Strategy & Technology (Richard.knight@strath.ac.uk).

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Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
Department/School
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Staff Category
Knowledge Exchange
Type of Employment
Fixed-term
Working Hours
Full-time
 
Salary range: £41,526 - £51,034 per annum
FTE: 1 (35 hours per week)
Term: Fixed (2 years)
Closing date: Sunday, 17 January 2021

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 a team of around 30 dedicated staff. It comprises a purpose-built and flexible test environment to enable the acceleration and de-risking of integrated technology and system solutions to support the realisation of a future decarbonised energy system. We are implementing ambitious plans to grow the facility into a “whole energy systems” innovation environment, including research activities in heat and transport to complement the existing smart grid activities. The £12.5 million Centre - the first of its kind in Europe – was founded by the University of Strathclyde and leading energy companies including Scottish Power Energy Networks and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, with support from Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council. Since then the Centre has expanded its membership to eight industry partners and this growth is set to continue. The PNDC works with a range of commercial partners and is formally linked to the University through the Institute for Energy and Environment within the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

The PNDC is one of the Commercialisation Centres for the recently-announced Hydrogen Accelerator (https://h2-accelerator.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/). The Hydrogen Accelerator is the Scottish initiative for developing and supporting world-leading hydrogen projects, placing Scotland at the forefront of innovative decarbonising solutions relating to hydrogen and hydrogen-based technologies in transport. Funded by Transport Scotland and the Scottish Government, the initiative will support the development and scale-up of hydrogen projects in Scotland. PNDC wishes to appoint a Systems Engineer (Hydrogen) to our team to support project activities in this growing area. By bringing our expertise to project teams and key stakeholders, we aim to accelerate innovation and de-risk effective deployment and integration.

The successful candidate will work as part of a growing dynamic team, developing and delivering a wide range of technical projects to support the activities of the Hydrogen Accelerator and the PNDC’s evolving portfolio of low carbon transport projects, with particular emphasis on hydrogen-based low/zero carbon transportation systems and their integration into the wider energy system. This will include aspects of: developing project requirement specifications incorporating learnings from previous research, technology and system design reviews, technology and system design and system integration studies (including system modelling, simulation and transient performance studies), safety evaluations, electrical power system modelling, simulation and engineering studies, environmental impact analysis, techno-economic assessments and feasibility studies and production of technical guidance and briefings. In this, the successful candidate will benefit from a close association with the Industry Strategy Challenge Fund’s Driving the Electric Revolution (DER) Challenge, as a result of PNDC’s role within DER Centre Scotland. This provides a unique opportunity to work at the cutting edge of deployed hydrogen projects as part of the energy transition.

To be considered for the role, you should possess the knowledge, skills and experience normally associated with a PhD in a relevant field and you will be educated to Honours Degree level. Alternatively, you will have exceptionally, equivalent relevant industrial experience.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Richard Knight, Director for Strategy & Technology (Richard.knight@strath.ac.uk).

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