Energy Systems

Institute for Energy Systems (IES) at the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

Postgraduate studying advanced power engineering technologies

The two-year MSc programme in Advanced Power Engineering is designed to train power engineers in the most current developments in the field, and help them develop fundamental and applied research skills through a combination of taught modules, workshops and a comprehensive research dissertation carried out during the second year of the programme, supported by the internationally leading experts

This is a part of a grid-scale energy storage scheme being supported by a BEIS grant and conducted by SynchroStor and the University. The overall system is intended to provide identical function to Pumped Hydro Storage – but uses heat rather than gravity as its storage medium. During the project a proof of concept scheme will be designed and built.

The task will be to work with experienced engineering designers to create the various mechanical organs of the system. They need to be able to be very familiar and competent with a solid modelling programme such as SolidWorks. They should have some competence with FEA. The candidate should have some experience of designing machines and mechanisms. They should have hands-on experience making, repairing, servicing machinery.

The initial contract is full time and fixed term for 15 months but this may be extended. The post is available from June 2018.

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum

Closing Date: Tuesday 8th May 2018 at 5pm (GMT)

UoE Vacancy Ref: 

043412

Closing Date: 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

This is a part of a grid-scale energy storage scheme being supported by a BEIS grant and conducted by SynchroStor and the University. The overall system is intended to provide identical function to Pumped Hydro Storage – but uses heat rather than gravity as its storage medium. During the project a proof of concept scheme will be designed and built.

The task is to model heat transfer in various organs of the system. The candidate needs to have good knowledge of thermodynamics and heat transfer.

The successful candidate should have good modelling skills using multi-physics analysis software – such as either Comsol or Ansys CFX. They need to be able to design a model structure, understand boundary conditions, meshing, element types, solution convergence, etc. and they need to be able to use a solid modelling programme such as SolidWorks and have familiarity with the Matlab modelling tool.

The initial contract is 15 months but this may be extended.

UoE Vacancy Ref: 

043413

Closing Date: 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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