Power System Engineer (KTP Associate)

£30,942 to £32,000 per annum pro rata

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a three-way project between a company, a university and a recently qualified graduate or post-graduate (known as an Associate), which enables the transfer of knowledge, technology and skills to which the company currently has no access. Supported by the University, KTP Associates manage strategic projects within the company.

The successful applicant will be embedded in the multi-talented team of specialists. The Knowledge Base (the University of Bradford team) comprises members of the Smart Grids and Power Systems, Communication Systems and Computing groups. The groups have a strong and ongoing track record of national and international funded research and substantial experience in successful KTP projects such as this.

This is an excellent opportunity for a well-motivated and capable individual to boost his/her career by joining U Energy Ltd. At the end of the project, the KTP Associate may be offered the opportunity to join the company on a permanent basis.

You should have a first degree in science or engineering related field or/MPhil working towards PhD in Electrical Engineering (Smart Grids and/or Power Systems). You will also have a good experience in energy management system and Fast Frequency Response services and energy communities optimisation, operation, and control.

U Energy Ltd (UE) and Department of Biomedical and Electronics Engineering of the University of Bradford are cooperating to transform specialist knowledge and expertise in smart grids and power systems to develop an energy management system (EMS) tool that can optimise customers energy consumption within a building, by using Fast Frequency Response (FFR) services via a Hybrid Energy Storage System (HESS), i.e., Supercapacitor and Battery.

UE, based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, has over ten years’ experience in providing cost-effective solutions for energy generation, storage and consumption through Solar Panel technology. UE is one of the major players in the installation of Solar panels for domestic properties and commercial sites.

The department of Biomedical and Electronics Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics has a long history of being at the forefront of new developments in the fields of smart grids and power system, electrical & electronic engineering, and telecommunications systems. The department has renowned research strengths, with academics actively engaged in developing areas of research that have an increasing contribution to and impact on various large and small-scale industries and health and wellbeing sectors. All the teaching programmes are designed in collaboration with research activities, enabling the students to be at the forefront of advances in technology and up-to-date knowledge.

Starting salary is up to £32,000 per annum depending on qualifications and experience for a 24-month fixed term contract. The post holder will also have a personal training allowance of £4,000 over the 24 months and access to all University facilities and training.

You can apply here.