Research Engineer – Smart Energy Services and Regulatory Innovation

Tyndall National Institute
May 02, 2024
Offerd Salary:€36,432
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Contract Type:Fixed Term
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LDT-03 Research Engineer – Smart Energy Services and Regulatory Innovation

Contract: Full Time/ Fixed Term

The International Energy Research Centre at Tyndall National Institute, University College, Cork invites applications for a Research Engineer to work within the Smart Energy Services and Regulatory Innovation (SESRI) team at IERC. This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding energy research team located in Cork, Ireland.

IERC researchers are expected to have both academic and industry experience, together with a sound understanding of the wider energy landscape beyond their area of expertise. All researchers will be expected to initiate and contribute to writing of proposals for EU and other external funding streams.

Researchers are expected to participate in full collaborative projects, particularly where special expertise can make a direct contribution and generally for quality control purposes.

The Research Engineer for the SESRI team will lead research tasks in European and National projects. The appointee will be expected to work in collaboration with the other teams within IERC. The SESRI team has a broad range of activities including the following research areas:

  • Energy Performance Contracting
  • Measurement and Verification
  • Demand Response
  • Energy as a service
  • Energy policy and regulatory innovations
  • Green hydrogen economy
  • The SESRI team already has a number of high-profile research projects including SMARTSPIN (Smart energy services to solve the split incentive problem in the commercial rented sector) and AUDIT+ (Decarbonisation of difficult to decarbonise industries) which are funded by the EU research funding programme. The Research Engineer will report to the SESRI Team Lead.

    Applications welcome from researchers with strong & distinctive ideas for new ideas and concepts.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Perform as individual contributor in research projects within the SESRI team
  • Contribute to the vision and direction for smart energy services and energy policy research in IERC
  • Contribute to the bid and proposal writing for competitive funding streams
  • Contribute to scientific and non-scientific publications
  • Lead tasks in collaborative projects that deliver high-quality outcomes to meet industry requirements
  • Collaborate with the external partners through project milestones, ensuring timely delivery of project deliverables and reports
  • Participate in education and public engagement activities, as required.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the Tyndall Quality Management system.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the required Health and Safety standards.
  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post
  • Essential Criteria

  • A Master's degree or equivalent in energy engineering or other relevant discipline
  • Strong demonstrable experience in at least 2 of the following: energy auditing, energy efficiency, building energy performance, energy performance contracting, energy services, energy policy, building services engineering, energy communities, stakeholder engagement
  • At least 2 years working in a research environment
  • Experience of working/managing H2020 or Horizon Europe projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to a tight schedule
  • Excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills
  • Desirable Criteria

  • Evidence of creative skills/creativity
  • A PhD or equivalent in energy engineering or other relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated data and statistical skills.
  • Highly self-motivated and able to demonstrate initiative
  • Previous experience in managing and supervising postgraduate students
  • Experience in any of the following areas would be beneficial: carrying out energy audits and recommending energy saving measures; persuading SMEs to implement energy saving measures; designing and conducting surveys and focus groups with a range of stakeholders; planning, organising and running workshops, training courses, webinars and other events.
  • Evidence of professional experience working with industry and demonstrating an understanding of industry needs
  • Evidence of a good network of collaborators/potential partners
  • Previous experience of report writing for European funded projects
  • The IERC provides a supportive and collaborative working environment to ensure equal employment and advancement opportunities.

    Further information on the centre is available at www.

    Appointment may be made on the Senior Executive Assistant (scale B) €36,432 - €51,292 per annum. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

    Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr. Luciano De Tommasi [email protected]

    Closing date is 2nd May, 2024.

    Application Instructions

    Please make sure to attach an up to date CV/Resume AND a brief motivation letter outlining how you meet the ‘Essential Criteria' for this role.

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    A full candidate information pack is available to download by clicking here.

    Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

    At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies.

    Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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