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BMA-19 Senior Researcher – Low Carbon Heating and Cooling

Senior Researcher – Low Carbon Heating and Cooling

 

Contract:  Full Time/Fixed Term

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC), hosted at Tyndall National Institute (TNI) is recruiting for the role of Senior Researcher – Low Carbon Heating and Cooling. The post-holder must understand the latest trends in heating and cooling research, the associated energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, and relevant policies and regulations.

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) core research team is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative research group, who conduct specific pieces of research to meet the needs of industry and as approved by the IERC Steering Committee.  The appointee will be a leading member of the core research team reporting to the Head of Research who reports to the IERC Executive Director.

Key Responsibilities

  • To lead the IERC’s work on low carbon heating and cooling research while providing vision and direction for renewable heating and cooling research at the IERC
  • To lead in the specification and delivery of research and analytical projects that can deliver transformative innovations into the heating and cooling sector
  • To monitor, analyse and forecast developments in national and international research and innovations, and collaborate with IERC partner organisations in the analysis of the innovation needs for the heating and cooling sector
  • To engage and collaborate with industry (national and international) partners
  • To generate new funding streams and build the team’s expertise and capability to deliver fully collaborative projects in this critical area
  • To interact closely 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
  • Participate in Education and Public Engagement activities, as required.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the Tyndall Quality Management system.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the required Health and Safety standards.
  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

Essential Criteria

  • A PhD in engineering, physics, or equivalent research experience
  • At least 8 years’ experience in energy systems research as appropriate to the post
  • Experience with techno-economic modelling of the heat sector
  • Proven track record in writing successful competitively won research proposals leading to income generation
  • Evidence of close working with industry, and demonstrating an understanding of industry needs
  • Evidence of esteem and standing in the heating and cooling in the energy end-use research community (academic output such as peer reviewed publications and publications )

Desirable Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience in holistic energy system analysis, including non-technical issues
  • Strong preference for a primary degree/masters in thermo-mechanical engineering
  • A proven track record to win external funding (>€1M) highly desirable
  • Experience of responding to government or other institutional consultations
  • Highly self-motivated and able to demonstrate initiative
  • Excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated capability of working within and leading a project team to achieve results

This is a full-time, specified purpose position with the IERC, starting at appointment and aligned with available funding.  The IERC is an equal opportunity employer supporting a collaborative and creative working environment.

This position may be appointed on the Grade 6A scale in the range €58,799- €74,228.  Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Beth Massey at beth.massey@tyndall.ie. Further information is available at www.ierc.ie

Application Instructions

Step 1 – click here to download and complete the Application form and indicate BMA-19 as the Job Reference.

Step 2 – return completed application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to careers@tyndall.ie.

Handwritten forms will not be accepted.  No late applications will be accepted.

A full candidate information pack is available to download by clicking here.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies.

Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


BMA-21 – Research Engineer – Environment & Sustainability – IERC

Research Engineer – Environment & Sustainability – IERC

BMA-21 – Research Engineer – Environment & Sustainability – IERC

Contract: Full Time/Specified Purpose (Umbrella)

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC), hosted at Tyndall National Institute (TNI) is recruiting for the role of research engineer with a focus on energy sustainability and the environment. The role will be cross-cutting to the IERC research themes and lenses and work directly with the IERC project teams within a mixed-economy funded portfolio. The role will support the delivery of IERC projects, contribute to the bid and proposal activity for new funding and will engage in a variety of both internal and external facing activities to include industry member liaison. Therefore, the optimal candidate will have excellent technical, business and interpersonal and communication skills.  A technical honours degree in science, engineering, architecture, or related discipline is a must.  An MSc is preferred.  The Research Engineer role will report directly to the Head of Research.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead in the strategic definition and application of the EU Sustainable Development Goals to the IERC research strategy
  • Lead in the development and implementation of Sustainable Energy and Environment as a cross-cutting practice within the IERC research themes and lenses
  • Work with the senior research team to ensure the fundamental tenants of the EU Sustainable Development Goals and specifically Sustainable Energy and Environment are considered with each new project proposal
  • Provide technical support that underpins the project coordination function for all phases of IERC projects including development, delivery and closeout to enhance and deliver industry-based requirements to include reporting to industry stakeholders
  • Provide technical review assistance and quality assurance support to ensure compliance with ISO and other related standards of research practice
  • Work directly with the Head of Research to support other relevant research activities as necessary to the IERC research strategy including publication of relevant research and recruitment of new hires to the IERC competency areas
  • Perform other related duties as necessary to the work of the IERC
  • Participate in Education and Public Engagement activities, as required.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the Tyndall Quality Management system.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the required Health and Safety standards.

Essential Criteria

  • A BSc/BA degree in Architecture, Engineering, Sustainability or related discipline.
  • At least 5 years demonstrated experience working in a research environment.
  • Demonstrated project experience within EU funded programmes structure.
  • Technical skills in the areas of Energy, Sustainability, Architecture and related technology
  • Strong understanding of cross-discipline / cross-cutting activities within a research environment is preferred.
  • Demonstrated evidence of working to external stakeholder requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to a tight schedule on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated capability of leading and working effectively within a team to achieve results.
  • Evidence of excellent organisational and communication skills.

Desirable Criteria

  • An MSc in Engineering, Architecture or related discipline is preferred.
  • Experience in mentoring students and/or junior staff.
  • Evidence of high levels of initiative and self-starter.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading projects.
  • Demonstrated evidence to personal growth and self-improvement.
  • Experience with any of the following is beneficial: Revit, CAD, BIM, Buildings standards, Business Systems such as MS Project, Business Model Canvas.

This is a full-time, specified purpose position with the IERC, starting at appointment and is tied to the funding profile of the IERC.  The IERC is an equal opportunity employer supporting a collaborative and creative working environment.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Beth Massey at beth.massey@ierc.ie

Further information on the Department is available at www.ierc.ie

Appointment may be made on the Admin V (Grade 5) with salary range of €42,404 – €52,256.  Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

The starting date for this position is expected to be 6th January 2020.

Closing date for this position 8th November at 5pm.

Application Instructions

Step 1 –  Click here to download the Application form and indicate the Job Reference BMA-21

Step 2 – Return the completed Application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to careers@tyndall.ie.  Handwritten forms will not be accepted.

A full candidate information pack is available to download by clicking here.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process

The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies

Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


TD-23 Centre Administrator – IERC

Contract: Full Time/Specified Purpose  

Reporting to the Director of the International Energy Research Centre (IERC), the appointee will help manage the day to day activities of the Centre. This will involve working closely with Tyndall Business Operations teams to ensure that the centre operates effectively and all relevant policies are adhered to. It will also require supporting the implementation of financial, budgetary and general administrative structures as required by Tyndall and the IERC stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will be a diligent team player who will be professional, highly motivated, with proven ability through significant experience in a similar role. Excellent administration, interpersonal and computer skills are essential. The ability to self-manage and proactively drive tasks with multi-disciplinary teams to conclusion will be extremely important. The ability to assist in the writing and editing of proposals, reports and business plans, with important attention to detail is also essential.

The appointee will be responsible for the efficient management of all aspects of the administration of the IERC. The following designated duties may be subject to change from time to time as directed by the Director or by Tyndall requirements:

  • Assist the Centre and its partners in all administrative functions and advise the Director on the appropriate administrative structures and policies
  • Organise the smooth operation of the Centre administration management on a day-to-day basis including supporting the daily operational aspects of the Centre including ensuring compliance with relevant ISO9001 QMS requirements, purchasing, financial and cost controls and industry contributions ensuring strict confidentiality and discretion on all recruitment/budgetary/financial and staffing matters
  • Ensure accurate consolidated financial and technical reports are submitted to grant funding agencies within defined deadlines
  • Define and produce summarised concise operational updates to Director
  • Assist the Director in the implementation and maintenance of intellectual property procedures for the Centre, and maintain the related registers of IP developed
  • Manage all aspects of IERC grants administration internally and with awardee institutions including to ensure strict administrative and financial controls are applied, in conjunction with Tyndall finance
  • Review expenses claims for staff, students and visitors to the Centre, ensuring that all expenses are eligible and liaise with finance and accounts offices on invoices and expenses forms received
  • Arrange periodic Centre Steering Group meetings and other centre related activities and provide required support and follow-up
  • Provide support for incoming visitors and for related seminars/workshops, including any travel arrangements/accommodation and facilities
  • Co-ordinate Centre events and the associated marketing and communication activity
  • Organise project activities including meetings, colloquia and training courses
  • Develop and manage an efficient tracking and filing system to allow for immediate access and retrieval of all documentation
  • Support the management and maintenance of the IERC website
  • Deal with complex and non-routine queries from staff and external contacts
  • Manage the on-boarding of new staff and students regarding preparation of the relevant documentation, advertising and correspondence relating to the appointments process
  • Undertake other appropriate duties as assigned from time to time by the Director

Essential Criteria

  • 3 years’ experience in a similar role at a similar level
  • Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of products (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access etc.)
  • Ability to effectively work to deadlines under pressure
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills with an eye for detail
  • Strong previous financial admin experience in a challenging role
  • Experience in dealing with government agencies and departments
  • Experience with event and conference organisation
  • Excellent time management, negotiating and diplomacy skills

Desirable Criteria

  • Demonstrable experience with website development and management
  • Troubleshooting and experience in a research environment would also be an advantage
  • Flexibility and willingness to work additional hours when required

The IERC is an equal opportunity employer. This position is on the SEA (Senior Executive Assistant) Scale B €32,006 – €45,729.  Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Further information on the Department is available at www.ierc.ie

The closing date for applications is Friday 29th November, 2019

Application Instructions

Step 1 – Click here to download the Application form and indicate the Job Reference TD-23

Step 2 – Return the completed Application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to careers@tyndall.ie.

Handwritten forms will not be accepted.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process click here.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process

The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies.

Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


COH-1 Researcher Building Energy Modelling – Maternity Leave Cover – IERC

Researcher Building Energy Modelling – Maternity Leave Cover

 

Contract Type: Full Time / Specified Purpose

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC), hosted at Tyndall National Institute (TNI) is recruiting for the role of a post-doctoral researcher in the area of Building Energy Modelling. The role is part of the capacity building activities for the IERC and the successful candidate will report to the Senior Researcher for Building Energy Modelling activities.

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) core research team is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative research group, who conduct specific pieces of research to meet the needs of industry.

IERC researchers are expected to participate in fully collaborative projects, particularly where special expertise can make a direct contribution and generally for quality control purposes. 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 European and other external funding streams.

This post is a full-time, specified purpose position from date of appointment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the specification and proposal development for research projects conducted by IERC core research teams
  • Participate in and support the work with industry partners on a project
  • Develop as a thought leader and proactively generate research initiatives and ideas.
  • Provide positive critical analysis for such potential innovation opportunities with a view to solution-oriented outcomes
  • Participate in and contribute to grant proposal writing for EU and other funding streams
  • To engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the research group
  • To carry out administrative work to support the programme of research as necessary
  • Participate in Education and Public Engagement activities, as required.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the Tyndall Quality Management system.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the required Health and Safety standards.
  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

Essential Criteria

  • A PhD qualification, or relevant research experience with proven track record of publications
  • At least 1 years’ research experience with measureable outcomes in at least two of the following building energy modelling areas:
    • Building thermal simulation
    • Whole-building energy models (e.g. EnergyPlus, etc)
    • Building energy system models (HVAC plant, hydronic networks, etc through Dymola or similar)
  • Demonstrated capability of working within a project team to achieve results
  • Ability for unsupervised learning of new and complex software packages
  • A demonstrated commitment to personal growth and development

Desirable Criteria

  • Detailed practical experience and reasonable working knowledge of at least one of the following:
    • Building information modelling
    • Interior daylighting models
  • Excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills
  • Highly self-motivated and able to demonstrate initiative
  • Evidence of leading research projects and teams to successful completion
  • Experience of working collaboratively with industry
  • Experience working in EU-funded projects
  • It is strongly desirable that candidates are able to demonstrate an ability to develop bespoke models for specific tasks as may become necessary during the course of research projects.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Carlos Ochoa at carlos.ochoa@ierc.ie

Further information on the Department is available at www.ierc.ie

Appointment may be made on the IUA Researcher Scale €37,873 – €45,041.  Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Application Instructions

Step 1 – Click here to download the Application form and indicate the Job Reference COH-1

Step 2 – Return the completed Application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to careers@tyndall.ie.  Handwritten forms will not be accepted.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process

The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies

Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


SKH-02 Post-Doc Researcher (Electrical Engineering)

SKH-02 Post-Doc Researcher (Electrical Engineering)

Contract type: Full Time/Specified Purpose

The International Energy Research Centre (hosted at Tyndall National Institute) invites applications for the position of Engineer/Researcher in the thematic area of Embedded and Distributed Generation Systems.

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) core research team is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative research group, who conduct specific pieces of research to meet the needs of industry and as approved by the IERC Steering Committee.  The core research team report to the Head of Research who reports to the IERC Executive Director.

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 the Energy Sector.  The Centre is currently developing new activity under the strategic thematic areas of Low Carbon Heating and Cooling, Energy Efficiency and Analytics and Distributed Generation Systems.

IERC researchers are expected to participate in fully collaborative projects, particularly where special expertise can make a direct contribution and generally for quality control purposes. 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 European and other external funding streams.

This post is a full-time, specified purpose position linked to the funding opportunities of the IERC.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct research as defined in funded research projects
  • Contribute to the specification and proposal development for research projects conducted by IERC core research teams
  • Participate in and support the work with industry partners on a project
  • To support and work within the quality assurance processes and methods defined for project development and delivery
  • Develop as a thought leader and proactively generate research initiatives and ideas.
  • Provide positive critical analysis for such potential innovation opportunities with a view to solution-oriented outcomes
  • To contribute to grant proposal writing for EU and other funding streams.
  • To engage in the dissemination of 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.
  • Participate in Education and Public Engagement activities, as required.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the Tyndall Quality Management system.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the required Health and Safety standards.
  • 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.

Essential Criteria

  • PhD in Electrical/Electronic Engineering/Power System or in relevant field
  • Relevant research experience and proven track record (i.e. demonstrated technical competence and accomplishment) in the following areas:
  • Power System Network Modelling and Analysis (MV/LV Distribution Network)
  • Network Operation and Management
  • Grid Integration and Control of Distributed Generation Sources
  • Grid Stability/Power Quality Analysis and Improvement
  • Energy Management and System Optimization
  • Demand Response
  • Hardware Experience/Knowledge on Converters, Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL), prototype development, any real-time controlling platform in the areas listed above
  • Demonstrated experience using Design and Modelling Tools: Matlab SPS/PSIM/PSCAD/IPSA or other electrical and power system simulation tools

Desirable Criteria

  • At least one year work experience working in industry R&D post-PhD
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to a tight schedule
  • Highly self-motivated and able to demonstrate initiative.
  • Capable of working within a project team to achieve results.
  • Exceptional communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to personal development.

This is a full-time, specified purpose position with the IERC, starting at appointment and is tied to the funding profile of the IERC.  The IERC is an equal opportunity employer supporting a collaborative and creative working environment.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to the hiring manager shafi.khadem@ierc.ie or Head of Research at  beth.massey@ierc.ie . Further information on the IERC is available at http://www.ierc.ie/.

Appointment may be made on the Postdoctoral Researcher Scale €37,873 – €45,041 depending on qualification and experience.

Application Instructions

Step 1 – click here to download and complete the Application form and indicate SKH-02 as the Job Reference

Step 2 – return completed Application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to careers@tyndall.ie.

Handwritten forms will not be accepted.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies.

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