KTP Associate: Building Performance Feedback Engineer in association with arbnco, Glasgow

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
Up to £34k per annum
21 May 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

KTP Associate: Building Performance Feedback Engineer in association with arbnco, Glasgow

Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in association with arbnco, Glasgow
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Staff Category:    KTP
Reference No:    130029
Reports To:    The Head of Department through Daniel Costola (Academic Supervisor) & Claire Das Bhaumak
Grade:    KTP
Salary Range:    Up to £34k per annum plus £4k personal development budget
Contract Type:    Fixed Term (24 months)
FTE:  1
Closing Date    Friday, 8 June 2018

arbnco ( is a fast-growing company offering a software platform for commercial real estate improvement analysis in support of retrofit strategies to improve operational performance. The platform gives facility managers and others an overview of performance and the ability to drill down to the individual property level. This solution provides users with fully costed investment scenarios for improving energy utilisation and indoor environmental conditions.

The Energy Systems Research Unit with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is a multi-discipline research group concerned with new approaches to energy utilisation in the built environment and sustainable means of energy supply. ESRU is located within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and operates the BRE Centre for Energy Utilisation.

The University of Strathclyde in partnership with arbnco seeks to recruit a KTP Associate: Building Performance Feedback Engineer to extend the company’s present products by transferring technology for the capture/processing of building performance data in the form of new information services relating to energy use, equipment performance and indoor environmental conditions at frequencies that support effective decision-making.

The position forms part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) supported by Innovate UK. A KTP is a high profile programme funding excellent projects of collaboration between academia and industry. Graduates are recruited to manage strategic projects within a business, whilst being supported by a dedicated academic supervisor. Founded in 1975, KTP is one of Europe’s largest graduate recruitment programmes (see  

As a KTP Associate you will be an employee of the University of Strathclyde but will spend most of your working time at the company's premises in Glasgow. You will benefit from extensive management training and a generous personal development budget.

To be considered for the role you will have a degree at Masters Level (or above) related to energy and buildings and have experience of performance monitoring, data analysis and computational methods. You will also have good knowledge of the construction industry and current expectations relating to low carbon energy systems. You will have excellent verbal and written communications skills with an ability to engage with a variety of stakeholders from academia and industry.

Whilst the position is for a fixed term initially, it is the intention of the company to retain the Associate subject to performance, and for that individual to be a key member of the business in future.

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (

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