Research Fellow - Research and Development of Community Energy Schemes (fixed term)
Physical and Environmental Sciences,Physics and Astronomy,Engineering and Technology,Civil Engineering,Architecture, Building and Planning,Architecture and Building
Short info about job
Company: University of Nottingham
Salary: £29,301 to £38,183 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Type / Role: Academic or Research
Phone: +44-1548 1159027
Fax: +44-1467 9610534
Detail information about job Research Fellow - Research and Development of Community Energy Schemes (fixed term). Terms and conditions vacancy
Location: University ParkSalary: £29,301 to £38,183 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29799 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Applications are invited for the above part-time post within the Architecture, Energy and Environment research group at the Department of Architecture & Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham.
The Innovate UK funded Project SCENe (Sustainable Community Energy Networks) looks to accelerate the adoption of community energy schemes in the UK by investigating a different way of generating and supplying heat and electricity to houses and commercial buildings. Locally produced energy will be used by the community with minimal or no reliance on the national grid. The potential benefits include reduced cost, higher infrastructure, economic and social resilience, and more efficient use of renewables to reduce the overall carbon emissions from the energy sector.
The project demonstration site is a new housing development at the Nottingham River Trent Basin. The site is the nucleus of the ~2,000 home development of the Nottingham Waterside regeneration project. SCENe will use 120 energy efficient homes (apartments and houses) to test the proposed community energy scheme. If successful, it is hoped that the technologies and business model developed will be applied across Nottingham Waterside and beyond. SCENe is a large multidisciplinary consortia project that builds on a strong partnership of UK and world leading companies and academia. The project also benefits from additional capital investment from ERA, the UK Energy Research Accelerator, which is part of the Midlands Innovation Group of higher education institutions.
The successful candidate will closely collaborate with industry partners and be responsible primarily for analysing data and demonstrating the project results in a purposely designed software. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and generating the contents that will be on show on the screens based at the project’s community energy hub. Experience with 3D dynamic building and community energy modelling software is essential, as well as with translating large data sets into easily understandable and user-friendly visual outputs.
Candidates must hold an appropriate engineering or science degree level qualification and a PhD in an appropriate field (e.g. architecture, civil engineering, energy, energy in buildings, community energy). Candidates without a PhD and relevant experience will not be considered. Ideal candidates will also have expertise in energy, energy in buildings, the impact of occupants on energy use and data acquisition and analysis. The ideal candidate will understand energy use in the built environment and have strong organizational skills, excellent communication and presentation skills, and the ability to interact professionally with industrial partners and work in a large multidisciplinary team.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Lucelia Rodrigues telephone +44(0) 115 95 13176 or email [email protected] Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.