|Salary:||£35,308 to £43,155|
|Placed On:||23rd March 2023|
|Closes:||21st April 2023|
The PNDC provides: a purpose-built platform for showcasing state of the art electrical distribution, generation, storage and demand side innovation; a rapid technology pipeline accelerating the proving and deployment of integrated smart grid solutions with commercial partners; a realistic and controllable test bed from primary plant to state-of-the-art control room for the development of emerging smart grid technologies that will support the realisation of a de-carbonised grid. The PNDC is formally linked to the University through the Institute for Energy and Environment within the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
The PNDC seeks to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Research and Development Engineer to lead and manage delivery of research and knowledge exchange projects in the area of smart grid power systems. This role will involve live network testing using PNDC onsite test infrastructure, real time power system simulation and project dissemination to a wide range of stakeholders. This role will including working in the following thematic areas: the Control Room of the Future, Network and Demand Side management, and the Transition to DSO.
The successful candidate will work as part of a growing dynamic team on a wide range of technical projects and research with particular emphasis on power systems. Opportunities for innovation are extensive, through the strong working relationship and routes to market afforded by the PNDC industry members. This will be supplemented with collaborative opportunities with other research and industry teams in the UK and abroad.
To achieve the above, the R&D Engineer will require demonstrable knowledge, research and/or industrial experience in at least one of the following technical areas:
a) Power system lab or network testing
b) Electrical power system steady state and transient modelling
c) DSO/DNO or SO Control Room Design and/or Operation
d) Active Network Management
e) Demand Side Management/Response
f) Distribution Ancillary Services
h) System Transition (e.g. DSO)
The post holder will require the knowledge, skills and experience normally associated with a first degree in electrical and engineering and PhD or equivalent industrial experience. The post holder will have an established track record in leading the delivery of research and development projects in collaboration with industry or in an industrial context.
The post holder will have the ability to work autonomously, plan and prioritise their own workload with minimal input from higher management, and deal with complex problems presented to them by colleagues. The post holder will also need significant experience of project planning and delivery, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to interact with a range of stakeholders from industry and academia.
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