Senior Power Systems Researcher, UCD Engineering

19 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 2021
University College Dublin
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a** temporary** post of a Senior Power Systems Researcher within School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

We are seeking a Senior Power Systems Researcher to work within the area of Data Analytics and Energy Modelling Data Integration. Energy Systems Integration is an approach to looking at the overall energy system and investigating ways in which different energy carriers such as electricity, gas, and other fuels interact with each other and with sectors such as transportation, manufacturing, and water processing.

An overarching goal is to identify ways in which interactions between different energy systems can be used to efficiently achieve policy goals such as emissions reductions.

UCD are currently leading and participating in several initiatives in this area of Energy System Integration and Data Analytics. For this position, we are seeking a candidate to support our participation in ESIPP and EV-Chip. The Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme (ESIPP) is an €11m capacity building project co-funded by Science Foundation Ireland, industry and philanthropic donation.

The ESIPP programme focuses on Energy Systems Integration (ESI) which is a multidisciplinary area ranging from science, engineering and technology to policy, economics, regulation and human behaviour.

The ERA-NET EV-Chip project will assess the impact of electric vehicles charging points at the distribution level and the validation of a real-time predictive algorithm for the bi-directional charging and power management of charging stations.

To support UCDs role in these projects, we are seeking a senior researcher with expertise in the development of and application of energy systems modelling tools. It would also be desirable to have experience of optimisation and numerical techniques.

Other responsibilities will include working in a multidisciplinary team and with our project partners to deliver on the overarching scientific goals of the ESIPP and EV-CHIP projects.

Salary Range: €45,000 - €55,000 per annum Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 26 July 2021.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications. UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.