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R1 First Stage Researcher / Project Engineer - Positive Energy Districts (NºRef. 13/2020)

Resolution date March 24th 2020

Proposal for the assignement of the R1 First Stage Researcher Project Engineer - Positive Energy Districts (NºRef. 13/2020)

Publish date February 7th 2020
NºRef. 13/2020

First Stage Researcher / Project Engineer -  Positive Energy Districts
Thermal Energy and Building Performance Group

The applicant will work as a first stage research engineer in projects related to Net Zero Energy Buildings and Communities, DER (Distributed Energy Resources) integration and energy management systems in buildings and low-energy infrastructures. He/she will report to the Head of the Thermal Energy and Building Performance Group and to lead-Researcher of Building Performance research line.

The Research Group
The research will be embedded in the Thermal Energy and Building Performance Group which main research subject is the Integrated and Systemic approach for Zero Energy Communities, Buildings and Industries. The group’s special focus is on the Mediterranean and other warm weather regions. The vision is to build an applied research group that contributes to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) through energy efficiency measures, production of clean energy, and integration of distributed renewable energy sources (RES).

The research group is also managing the Semi-Virtual Energy Integration Laboratory (SEILAB) which provides advanced expertise to assess the development and integration of renewable energy solutions and innovative thermal and electrical equipment that are designed to improve energy efficiency in buildings and energy systems. The laboratory is provided with cutting-edge technology comprising systems for energy generation, heat and cool storage and state-of-the-art facilities for testing HVAC equipment and the interaction of energy systems with the grid. The laboratory operation is based on a semi-virtual testing approach, which allows for real equipment to be operated as a function of the behaviour of a dynamic virtual model. The laboratory is pioneer in addressing the smart integration of electrical and thermal components and aims to become a leading experimental facility for improving the development of Net Zero Energy Buildings.

He /she will be involved in tasks such as energy simulation of buildings and communities, interaction of buildings with energy infrastructures and positive energy communities. Integrated in a multi-disciplinary team, the candidate is expected to run research activities as part of international projects or projects with industrial partners, as research assistant / research engineer. One of the projects where the applicant will work on is the EU project SYN.IKIA. SYN.IKIA aims at achieving sustainable plus energy neighbourhoods with more than 100% energy savings, 90% renewable energy generation triggered, 100% GHG emission reduction, and 10% life cycle costs reduction, compared to nZEB levels. This will be achieved while ensuring high quality indoor environment and well-being. Some of IREC’s works in the project will be focused on defining the evaluation framework for energy communities and in the development and testing of urban simulation tools. The candidate has to be used ensure deadlines as well of reporting and communication of technical / research results.

We are looking for excellent and highly motivated candidates with a MSc degree in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering and/or Energy systems, with some experience in HVAC, thermal renewable systems and generally speaking energy systems in buildings and/or cities. Knowledge in renewable energy technologies and experience in computational energy systems and simulation tools (specially TRNSYS) is highly valuable. Also, it is a must to have some experience in programming tools and/or packages as Python, Matlab, C++ or R.
We are looking for a methodical and rigorous person with a scientific spirit and results oriented. Teamwork and communication and management skills will also be a requirement. Mastery of English on all levels will be essential. Knowledge of other languages will be desirable.

We offer
We offer the chance to become part of an exciting and consolidated team, with international recognition, for developing cross-cutting projects in science and technology, oriented towards excellence. We also offer a research environment comprised of highly qualified and motivated professionals. Salaries will be paid in accordance with the IREC’s salary policy, depending on the candidate’s qualification and professional experience. We offer a temporary contract for at least 9 months (full-time).
Workplace. Barcelona (IREC facilities)

Applicants should send a detailed CV and a letter of motivation to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
The application deadline is February 29th 2020
Please indicate “2020 –R1 Positive Energy Districts” in the subject