9 Month, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post
MaREI is a key research centre within UCC’s Environmental Research Institute (ERI) which is an internationally recognised Institute for environmental research dedicated to the understanding and protection of our natural environment and to developing innovative technologies, tools and services to facilitate a transformation to a zero carbon and resource efficient society. The MaREI Centre is an SFI-funded research centre headquartered in the ERI in UCC. The MaREI Centre includes 7 other Universities and Third Level Institutes, has 50 industrial partners and has research funding of approximately €55m. It combines the expertise of a wide range of research groups and industry partners, with the shared mission of solving the main scientific, technical and socio-economic challenges across the marine and renewable energy spaces. MaREI is also funded by SEAI, EI, EPA, ERDF, EU, HEA, Marine Institute, DCCAE and IRCSET IRC, as well as through contributions from our industry partners. Researchers in the MaREI Centre have over 30 years of experience in conducting fundamental and applied research supported by competitively won national and international funding, and commercial contracts with government agencies and industry. MaREI’s strengths lie in the multi-disciplinary nature of its research teams, allowing it to combine insights across areas such as MRE Technologies, Materials & Structures, Observations & Operations, Coastal & Marine Systems, Bioenergy, Energy Policy & Modelling, and Renewable Energy Management.
MaREI wishes to recruit someone with research experience in modelling the logistics and costs of offshore wind farm projects as well as experience in project management and administration. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research in Eirwind, as well as other Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) projects in the centre as needed. EirWind is a MaREI Centre’s industry-led collaborative research project, co-designing the opportunity around the sustainable development of Ireland’s marine resources, using offshore wind as the catalyst for innovation and impact. As part of this, the project will review the challenges associated with consenting offshore wind projects, improve cost optimisation tool and cost reduction solutions, in order to develop an advanced approach to planning future development sites.
The successful candidate’s role will include:
- Research on the logistics and costs of current and future potential offshore wind farms in Ireland.
- The maintenance and use of a life-cycle cost tool developed in matlab and excel.
- Financial assessment of different offshore wind farm scenarios, sensitivity and optimisation analysis.
- A study on the potential for co-location of activities.
Competency in excel and matlab are required. Experience in other areas of the ORE sector, i.e. wave or tidal energy, is also desirable. He/she will be expected to oversee research work, supervising interns/students/other researchers as needed, as well as contribute to writing funding proposals alongside the wider research team. Experience in applying for funding is highly desirable.
The successful candidate will be expected to undertake project management duties including assisting the Coordinator/PI in the day-to-day running of projects; financial administration; organising events; maintaining the website and social media accounts; reviewing reports to verify consistency with the project tasks; assisting in the financial and periodic reporting etc. Previous relevant project management experience is essential.
Project Title: Eirwind
Post Duration: 9 Months
Salary: €46,337 - €49,048 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)
For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see https://ore.ucc.ie/.
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Jimmy Murphy. Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: + 353 (0) 21 4864313.
Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https://ore.ucc.ie/). Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to email@example.com, quoting the job-title and project name.
Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 18th October 2019.
No late applications will be accepted.
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