KTP Associate - Building Performance Feedback Engineer

arbnco (www.arbnco.com) is a fast-growing company offering a software platform for commercial real estate improvement analysis in support of retrofit strategies to improve operational performance. The platform gives facility managers and others an overview of performance and the ability to drill down to the individual property level. This solution provides users with fully costed investment scenarios for improving energy utilisation and indoor environmental conditions. 

The Energy Systems Research Unit with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is a multi-discipline research group concerned with new approaches to energy utilisation in the built environment and sustainable means of energy supply. ESRU is located within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and operates the BRE Centre for Energy Utilisation. 

The University of Strathclyde in partnership with arbnco seeks to recruit a KTP Associate: Building Performance Feedback Engineer to extend the company’s present products by transferring technology for the capture/processing of building performance data in the form of new information services relating to energy use, equipment performance and indoor environmental conditions at frequencies that support effective decision-making. 

The position forms part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) supported by Innovate UK. A KTP is a high profile programme funding excellent projects of collaboration between academia and industry. Graduates are recruited to manage strategic projects within a business, whilst being supported by a dedicated academic supervisor. Founded in 1975, KTP is one of Europe’s largest graduate recruitment programmes (see www.ktpws.org.uk). 

As a KTP Associate you will be an employee of the University of Strathclyde but will spend most of your working time at the company's premises in Glasgow. You will benefit from extensive management training and a generous personal development budget. 

To be considered for the role you will have a degree at Masters Level (or above) related to energy and buildings and have experience of performance monitoring, data analysis and computational methods. You will also have good knowledge of the construction industry and current expectations relating to low carbon energy systems. You will have excellent verbal and written communications skills with an ability to engage with a variety of stakeholders from academia and industry. 

Whilst the position is for a fixed term initially, it is the intention of the company to retain the Associate subject to performance, and for that individual to be a key member of the business in future.

The successful applicant will assist with the further development of the company’s software platform, which will involve the development of new information services based on monitored performance data. Field work will entail the capture of operational performance data corresponding to metered energy use, indoor environmental conditions and local weather. The analysis of such data will form the basis of automated services that deliver timely information that may be acted upon at various timescales. The Associate will be responsible for developing ’e-services’ aimed at improved energy performance and occupant wellbeing.

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 Daniel Cóstola (daniel.costola@strath.ac.uk/0141 548 5011). 

This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by Innovate UK. To find out how KTP works with business and the University, and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position. Please visit: www.ktpws.org.uk

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