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Knowledge Exchange Assistant in Hydropower and Pumped-storage energy systems, University of Strathclyde, UK
The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners.  As 'the place of useful learning' the University is committed to the advancement of society through the pursuit of excellence in research, education and knowledge exchange, and through creative engagement with partner organisations at local, national and international levels. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is recognised nationally and internationally for its excellence in teaching, research and knowledge exchange in the fields of Civil and Environmental Engineering and has a strong track record of industrial engagement.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, in partnership with a leading pumped storage hydropower SME, seek to appoint a water engineering professional as a Knowledge Exchange Assistant. This position forms part of a developing strategic partnership which is supported by an Innovate UK Energy Catalyst Award.  The Energy Catalyst is a high-profile programme funding excellent projects of collaboration between academia and industry, looking to develop new technologies for exploitation.   As a Knowledge Exchange Assistant you will be an employee of the University of Strathclyde but will also spend some of your working time at with our partner SME’s at their premises and test site in south-west England.  

The Department is also looking to support current teaching and develop new learning as part of this role.  As a Knowledge Exchange Assistant you will work as part of a group to develop new learning and teaching materials aimed at developing hydropower and water engineering CPD, as well as support delivery of an existing course water engineering module.  

To be considered for this role, you will be educated to a minimum of 2:1 Honours degree in the relevant degree (i.e. Civil, Civil and Environmental Engineering or Mechanical Engineering) or equivalent experience in a relevant industrial environment. Experience within a relevant hydropower and renewable energy systems environment is highly desirable.  Applicants should also have experience in delivering teaching in higher education, or related levels of CPD.

You will have a developing track record in providing engineering solutions in an industrial context as well as experience of supporting research and development. You will have an ability to plan and organise your own workload, you will have excellent troubleshooting skills, including a methodical approach to solving complex problems, and an ability to work as part of a team. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to interact with a range of stakeholders in both industry and academia and an ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences. 

Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (http://www.strath.ac.uk/hr/workforus).  Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Douglas Bertram, Knowledge Exchange Fellow, (douglas.bertram@strath.ac.uk). Probation:  Where applicable, the successful applicant will be required to serve a 9 month probationary period. Pension The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding this scheme is available from Payroll and Pensions. Relocation Where applicable, the University offers a relocation package to support new employees who meet the eligibility criteria. The relocation package is offered as a contribution towards costs incurred, and is designed to be flexible, allowing staff to use the financial support available in the way that will be most helpful to them. Further details are outlined in the Relocation Policy. Interviews:  Formal interviews for this post will be held in November 2016. Equality and Diversity We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The University 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.
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