PostDoc Researcher/ Experienced Engineer for Wind demonstrator development

Publish date March 12th 2019
NºRef.13/2019

PostDoc Researcher/ Experienced Engineer for Wind demonstrator development:

The Electrical Engineering Deparment announces a position as PostDoctoral Researcher/ Experienced Engineer (R2) for wind demonstrator development. The candidate will be the technical manager of a wind demonstrator to be developed within the EU project COORDINET. The tasks to be carried out include “pilot” management including task planning, follow-up of people involved and support to implementation and data acquisition. In addition, the candidate will develop model simulations for development of new controls for wind farms providing support to congestion management which may be also validated within the pilot.

These activities require knowledge and high interests on smart grids, renewables, energy storage, electric mobility and grid integration. Knowledge on design and implementation of automation and controls systems, communications, micro grids components, electrical equipment and power systems may be beneficial.  The position requires a candidate with high interest and capacity to work on laboratory experimental facilities. The professional is expected to actively participate in current and new research projects (competitive and industrial) within the group.

Qualifications and experience required:
Essential:
- Bachelor or Master in electrical engineering, industrial engineering, or energy engineering.
- PhD or work experience in related field will be preferred
- Experience in working in collaborative projects.
- Experience in project management is a surplus
- Skills on several of the following fields are required:
o Energy sector and electrical networks
o Renewable energy sources
o Modelling and analytics
o Digsilent Power Factory, Matlab or PSSE

Language required:
- Good communications skills in Spanish and English are mandatory.
- Knowledge of Catalan will be beneficial.

Personal Skills:
- Team Worker.
- Initiative and interest in Research and Innovation.
- Flexibility.
- Results-oriented and capacity to meet deadlines.
- Analytical and synthesis capabilities.
- Good people treatment.
- Capacity to work under stressful situations.

What we offer:
We offer a fixed-term contract linked to the duration of this project (at least 3 years).
Salaries will be paid in accordance with the IREC’s salary policy, depending on the candidate’s qualification and professional experience.

How to apply:
Send applications by email directly to HR office ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Cristina Corchero ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and Jose Luis Domínguez ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Indicate “PostDoc Researcher/ Experienced Engineer for Wind demonstrator development” in the subject, including CV, academic and professional records, reference letters (or contact information of the, at least 2) and motivation letter.