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Waste Heat Recovery Engineer - KTP Associate - Cemcor Ltd

Queen's University Belfast - Engineering and Technology

Through the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Programme, CEMCOR LTD in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast have an exciting employment opportunity for a graduate to work on a project to develop and optimise bespoke waste heat recovery and biochar processing systems for use in cement manufacturing to reduce carbon emissions, increase energy efficiency and strengthen our market position by creating a lower embodied carbon product.

This is a unique opportunity for a motivated Chemical or Mechanical Engineering graduate to work in CEMCOR LTD (based in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone) on a 24-month collaborative project with the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s.

The successful candidate will become part of a team within CEMCOR LTD. CEMCOR is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality bagged, bulk and specialist cement products used in the UK and Irish construction industry. In January 2022, CEMCOR acquired the Cookstown Cement plant (previously owned by the Holcim Group), it is a family-owned business led by the local LCC group and David Millar, who has 39 years of experience in the cement and construction industries. Our cement plant has a production capacity in excess of 400,000 tonnes/year and is one of only 10 UK Kiln sites. CEMCOR focuses on creating cement using the raw materials mined at their local limestone and shale quarries. They also have an import/export facility in Belfast Harbour.

Current business objectives include continuing to produce a high-quality cement at reduced carbon and energy emissions, increasing our electrical and thermal energy efficiency, whilst maintaining optimum throughput. CEMCOR continues to place sustainability at the forefront of plant investment; this can be seen through recent investment of £6 million industry leading upgrades such as the installation of a bag filter and dust particulate system installed reducing environmental emissions, allowing the dust created to be reused later in the cement manufacturing process ensuring that no material waste is created.

About the person:

A KTP role is the perfect launchpad for your career providing the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge and skills to deliver a strategic innovation project within a company. One of the unique benefits to KTP is access to a substantial development budget and the support and guidance of Queen’s world-class academics and researchers. This role offers an excellent opportunity to work closely between academia and industry whilst developing your skills to run and manage projects.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  • Hold or about to hold a 2.1 or above honors degree, in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or closely related discipline.
  • Competency in the application of Thermodynamics and heat

Delivery of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project for CEMCOR LTD in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast to develop and optimise bespoke waste heat recovery and biochar processing systems for use in cement manufacturing to reduce carbon emissions, increase energy efficiency and strengthen our market position by creating a lower embodied carbon product.

Employed and supported by a team of academic experts from the University, you will be based at CEMCOR LTD, in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone.

As a KTP Associate, you will lead on the delivery of the following key project stages: Stage 1 – Energy Audit of the Cement Production Process

Stage 2 – Scoping Study for waste heat utilisation Stage 3 – Waste Heat Capture from the Kiln

Stage 4 – Implementation of waste heat utilisation Stage 5 – Production of Design Recommendations

To be successful at shortlisting stage, please ensure you clearly evidence in your application how you meet the essential and, where applicable, desirable criteria listed in the Candidate Information.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

What we offer:

Beyond a competitive salary, the University offers an attractive benefits package including pension schemes and development opportunities. We support staff wellbeing with support for physical and mental health. You can find more detail on all of this and more at http://go.qub.ac.uk/reward.

Queen's University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena Swan and have established staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

Location: Belfast
Salary: £25,000 to £26,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th May 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024
Job Ref: 24/111930
   
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