UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


Work with us - KTP Research Associate: Decarbonising Technologies

23 August 2021

The UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering is hiring a KTP Research Associate: Decarbonising Technologies

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Job Ref: 1878346
Location: Welwyn Garden City
Salary:  Grade 6B £28,331 - £30,942 per annum or Grade 7 £32,817 - £40,322 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: The post has funding for 24 months in the first instance
Closes: 23rd September 2021, 23:59.
Interview Date: TBC
Department: BSEER - UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering 

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Duties and responsibilities

This is 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.

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.

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