Classic KTP Vacancy advertisement details

Reference: 3638/2

Location: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 9HU
Salary: £30,000 - £34,500
Qualification required: PhD/MSc
Closing Date: 23 June 2018
KTP Advert Ref: 3638/2
Salary: £30,000 - £34,500 plus substantial training package

Closing date for Applications: 23 June 2018

Based at Flexisolar, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, you will lead a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project to embed within Flexisolar the knowledge and understanding required to enable Flexisolar to create innovative and bespoke integrated energy management systems (SmartHubs) to address emerging needs in the solar carport, battery energy storage systems and electric vehicle charging markets including vehicle to grid.

• The opportunity to undertake a Higher Degree
• Attendance at two residential managerial workshops (each of one week’s duration)
• £6,000 individual training budget
• The opportunity to lead a project, develop project management skills and improve long term career prospects
• Management training and mentoring by an Innovate UK KT Adviser
• Full access to university resources to complete the project

The KTP Associate will be an employee of Newcastle University but will spend most of their working time at the company’s premises in Huntingdon. Although the contract is fixed-term for a duration of 3 years, more than 70% of KTP staff are made a permanent job offer by their KTP company.

Flexisolar Ltd is an innovator in solar technology working on breakthrough innovation with a host of high profile companies such as Siemens and Skanska. Flexisolar has lead over £2 million of R & D in the UK Solar industry through research projects, consortiums and internally funded work. Flexisolar is also a leading solar start-up accelerator. Flexisolar is currently installing what will be Europe’s largest integrated solar carparking, battery energy storage and ev charging project at Bentley Motors in Crewe.

For more information or informal enquiries, please contact Dr Neal Wade, or call 0191 208 3005.

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Skills required: Candidates with a PhD in the area of research within power systems or power electronics with experience in electrical network management techniques and forecasting together with experience in the analysis of data and business case development are preferred. Suitable candidates with an MSc will be considered.
Knowledge Base Partner: Newcastle University
Company partner: Flexisolar Limited
Company business area: Vertically integrated design, manufacturing and installation, specialising in the integration of solar panels and carports.
Contact: Sharon Cochrane, KTP Unit
Business Development & Enterprise
Newcastle University
King's Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU, Tel: 0191 2088605
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