Research Associate in CROSSBOW Project
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 26/11/2018
Salary : £32,236 - £39,609 Per Annum (according to relevant experience)
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : 1 December 2018 until 30 November 2020
The Power and Energy Division of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK is looking for one Research Associate to work on the research project funded by the EU H2020 project “Cross border management of variable renewable energies and storage units enabling a transnational wholesale market (CROSSBOW)”.
This multi-partner, multi-million euros, research project is a TSO driven project with two interrelated and equally important strategic goals: i) successfully deploying in the market, within a 24 months horizon after project completion, of a set of technological solutions which enable increasing the shared use of resources to foster transmission networks cross-border management of variable renewable energies and storage units, making possible a higher penetration of clean energies whilst reducing network operational costs and improving economic benefits of RES and storage units; ii) to have a significant impact in the commercial operation and innovation activities of the consortium - with a planned ROI for the partners of less than 36 months after full deployment and commercialisation of CROSSBOW products and services starts- and the European sector at large, contributing to the creation of more than 70.000 jobs, the access to better quality energy services of over 57 million citizens and businesses, the saving of 3 MTons of GHG and , and the increase of 10% in the share of RES (15,2 TWh), among other impacts. The achievement of these strategic goals will involve the four aspects addressed by LCE-04-2017, as it will demonstrate a number of different technologies offering TSOs increased grid flexibility and robustness through: 1) A better control of cross-border balancing energy at interconnection points; 2) new storage solutions – distributed and centralized-, offering ancillary services to operate Virtual Storage Plants (VSP); 3) better ICT and Communications -e.g. better network observability, enabling flexible generation and Demand Response schemas; 4) the definition of a transnational wholesale market, proposing fair and sustainable remuneration for clean energies though the definition of new business models supporting the participation of new players –i.e. aggregators- and the reduction of costs.
Within the CROSSBOW project, the particular focus of this Research Associate position will be on the development of advanced optimization algorithms to enable the optimal management of distributed energy storage units under uncertainty for system reliability and increased cross-border penetration of renewable energy sources in large interconnected, multi-area power systems.
The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/connect/jobs/equality-diversity/awards/athena-swan/
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies
Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Mathaios Pantelli
Tel: 0161 275 4499
Tel: 0161 850 2004
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date