This is an exciting role within PNDC that will be responsible for the development and delivery of a cutting-edge innovation projects in the area if digital substations. The post-holder will focus on laboratory-based delivery of new digital substation solutions while working with PNDC’s industrial partners.
Term: Fixed Term (24 months)
FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)
Closing Date: Sunday, 3 December 2023
The R&D Engineer (Digital Substation Integration) is a technical role with responsibility for the successful delivery of research and development projects to support the PNDC’s innovation activities focussed mainly on digital substations. The role requires strong engagement with industry, as well as with the PNDC colleagues and the wider University team, to support the realisation of project objectives.
To be considered for the role, you will:
- 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.
- Have experience in digital substation, protection and automation and the IEC 61850 standard.
- Be able to apply this knowledge in a highly practical environment, meet project technical requirements and collaborate and communicate effectively with industry partners.
- Be able to contribute to industrial funding proposals.
- Be a self-starter, and be able to plan, conduct and co-ordinate research and knowledge exchange activities with minimal supervision, as well as generate new ideas and concepts, with the capacity to work in a dynamically changing team environment.
Established in 2013 as one of the University of Strathclyde’s industry-facing innovation centres, PNDC is a world-class whole energy systems innovation, test and demonstration environment across multiple locations, shaping the energy transition through its leading-edge programme of work. The facilities and capabilities offered by PNDC are unique in Europe, attracting global organisations to partner with us in our combined efforts to accelerate the deployment of innovations across the whole energy system.
PNDC continues to evolve its capabilities in the established facility located in Cumbernauld and support innovation in advancing power networks and accelerating the decarbonisation of heat and transport. PNDC is investing over £20m in new capabilities with a particular focus on decarbonisation of heat and transport, and will launch a second testing facility in 2023.
The PNDC innovation programme covers three main focus areas: Advancement of Power Networks, Decarbonisation of Heat, and Decarbonisation of Transport. The programme includes a number of innovation themes within each area as well as whole energy system innovation across power networks, heat and transport.
We are a dynamic, flexible and collaborative team, where colleagues support each other through constructive challenge as well as simply lending a hand to build something new. We are energised when we see the products we’ve helped develop being deployed and actively reducing costs to consumers, increasing reliability of supply or making the world a more sustainable place. If this appeals to you, then please visit our website (www.pndc.co.uk) to learn more about our Focus Areas and our team.
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Ibrahim Abdulhadi, Lead R&D Engineer (Ib*****************@st****.uk).