Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources


We're hiring: KTP Research Associate - Decarbonising Technologies

2 December 2021

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources has an exciting opportunity for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Research Associate in Decarbonising Technologies.

Wind turbines on a hill

Apply now

Reference: 1878346 
UCL Department / Division: Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources
Location of position: Welwyn Garden City
Grades: 6-7
Hours: Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): Grade 6B £28,756 - £30,497 per annum or Grade 7 £33,309 - £40,927 per annum
Closing Date: 4 January 2022
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59
Interview date: TBC

Duties and Responsibilities

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources has an exciting opportunity for building services engineering and building physics postgraduates and postdocs to lead a project that will apply cutting edge research in environmental design in a brand new way to the retail industry.

Based at global retailer Tesco plc and with full support from built environment experts at UCL, the KTP Associate will develop a smart tool to forecast the change in the electricity demand of stores due to the application of decarbonising technologies.

This will involve reviewing integrated approaches to smart buildings, identifying challenges and opportunities for electrified and decarbonised Tesco stores and developing organisational decision-making scenarios considering Tesco’s strategic long term initiatives. This will generate real impact in Tesco’s fast-moving business environment.

Plus, the successful candidate will be part of the prestigious 40-year-old national Knowledge Transfer Partnership programme offering a dedicated professional development budget, a network of fellow Associates from many disciplines and training and mentoring opportunities. The Associate will also have the opportunity to write publications about their work alongside the academic and company team.

Find out more about KTPs.

The post has funding for 24 months in the first instance.

Key Requirements

This role offers a springboard to a career in both industry and academia to postgraduates and postdocs in architecture, engineering and physics and related disciplines. The successful candidate will get to apply their technical, analytical and graphic communication skills on a daily basis to a cutting edge decarbonising technologies project.

For appointment at Grade 7, a PhD, or PhD near completion, in Building Performance Simulation, Building Systems Modelling, Data Analytics for the Smart Buildings or a closely related subject, or a Masters-level qualification in building services engineering or building physics together with specific relevant industry experience is essential.

Strong communication skills, a collaborative attitude and good project management skills will ensure the KTP Associate fully enjoys the benefits of their unique position at the interface between industry and academia, including their close access to built environment experts from both.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. Without a PhD, the candidate would be appointed at Grade 6B.

Further Details

  • A job description and person specification can be accessed using this link.
  • To apply for this vacancy click on the ‘Apply Now’ button at the top of the page.
  • If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact: bseer-recruitment@ucl.ac.uk.
  • We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.
  • We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.
  • Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.