Research & Development Engineer (Electrification of Transport) – 385534



Faculty :Faculty of Engineering

FTE:  1
Term:  Open-ended

PNDC, part of the University of Strathclyde (Times Higher Education Awards University of the Year 2019 and Scottish University of the Year 2020), wishes to appoint a Research and Development Engineer to research, develop, test and demonstrate technologies for Electrification of Transport in the utility and transportation sectors.

The successful candidate will work as part of a growing team on a range of technical projects that vary in size and complexity from device level performance testing, through to regional power networks simulation. The postholder will be working alongside the PNDC’s industrial partners in all aspects of the project lifecycle from securing funding, delivery, and finally knowledge exchange & dissemination.

To be considered for the role, you should possess the knowledge, skills and experience normally associated with a PhD in a relevant field or you will be educated to Honours Degree level with relevant industrial experience. You will have significant experience in at least two of the following technical areas:

a) Smart charging strategies and control techniques;
b) Vehicle to Grid (V2G) and the provision of ancillary services to the grid;
c) Grid integration of EV charging ;
d) EV charging backend systems and data;
e) Grid scale and behind-the-meter Energy Storage System technologies;
f) DER grid services including flexibility and wholesale markets;
g) Energy data analysis and management.

Opportunities for innovation are extensive, through the strong working relationship and routes to market afforded by the PNDC’s industry members and commercial engagements. This will be supplemented with collaborative opportunities with other research and industry teams in the UK and abroad.

As part of the University of Strathclyde, the PNDC can offer a wide range of benefits to the post holder, including a generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme, and discounts to the state-of-the-art Strathclyde Sport gym and leisure facilities. The University also currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.

For informal enquiries, please contact Ryan Sims, Senior R&D Engineer,

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