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Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

Research Associate- Clean Energy Technology


Date posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Job Details:

Research Associate – Clean Energy Technology

APPLY AT  http://www.harcresearch.org

Department:                Research Operations

Office/Group:             Environment

Reports to:                  Research Scientist – Clean Energy Policy

 

GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB
The research associate in clean energy technology is responsible for performing technical assistance, project management, and proposal development in support of projects pertaining to clean energy systems. The candidate must also have an interest in climate adaptation technologies specific to improving power resilience at critical infrastructure facilities. Work involves a high degree of expertise, creative insight, and technical skill. Work may involve the development of new theories and methodologies and management of components of a research project or program.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

 

Major Duties

  • Offer technical assistance to the US DOE Southwest Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership (SW CHP TAP) which includes:

  • Conducting technical and economic feasibility studies for CHP installation in industrial, commercial and residential facilities

  • Providing outreach, networking and education to increase deployment of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) in the SW CHP TAP Region

  • Developing and conducting webinars and presentations to educate end users on CHP, district heating and waste heat recovery

  • Conducting research on areas related to climate adaptation and sustainability; assist in publishing research reports and white papers in these topic areas

  • Providing engineering support for energy efficiency activities which would include modeling energy consumption and demand profiles for buildings

  • Assisting in grant and proposal writing work for clean energy studies, specific to energy technologies supporting climate adaptation and mitigation

  • Assist in building collaborative partnerships with external organizations that have similar research interests as HARC

 

Proposal Development

  • Work with other research staff to identify potential funding sources.
  • Write white papers and proposals for submission to funding sources.
  • Develop project budgets to achieve objectives and desired outcomes in creative and cost effective ways.
  • Investigate the feasibility of applying a wide variety of principles and concepts to developing products and solving problems related to HARC’s mission. 

 

Project Management

  • Manage project teams, budgets, and timely completion of project deliverables.

     

    Internal focus

  • Collaborate with other HARC researchers on multidisciplinary projects.
  • Initiate and promote teamwork, shared learning and integrated approaches to sustainability.

  • Use professional knowledge and skills to contribute to the achievement of HARC’s mission.

  • Serve on HARC committees or working groups as assigned.

     

    External focus

  • Make contributions to discipline through the creation of peer review publications, technical reports, public outreach documents, web content, and external presentations.

  • Initiate and promote external collaboration and integrated approaches to sustainability.

     

    Continuing Education

  • Maintain broad knowledge of state-of-the-art principles, theories and practices in discipline.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education/Experience:
B.S. Electrical, Mechanical or Energy Engineering minimum, M.S. preferred.  5-8 years industry experience desired

Language Ability:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to actively network and develop partnerships with associations, organizations and individuals outside of HARC.

 

Math Ability:
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis.

 

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, internet and email software as well as project specific software.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:
May supervises 1-3 employees based on project needs. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); outdoor weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.

APPLY AT  http://www.harcresearch.org


Specialties Desired:
CEM Certified Energy Manager
Electrical Design
Energy Engineer
Energy Manager
Energy Sector
Energy, Environment & Plant Engineering
Engineer
Experienced Engineer
Research Engineering

Contact:
Toby Lee, HR Specialist
Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)
4800 Research Forest Dr
The Woodlands TX 77381
USA
Phone: 281-364-6012 
tlee@harcresearch.org


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