Jobs and Opportunities

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering – University of Sheffield 

Opportunity type: Lecturer
Organisation: University of Sheffield
Location: Sheffield, UK
Application Deadline: 7th Jan 2020
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Contract Type: Open ended

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

Salary: Grade 8

£41,526 – £49,553 per annum. Potential to progress to £55,750 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.

We are looking to expand our vibrant Mechanical Engineering community through recruitment to a number of academic positions. We are looking for individuals who will contribute to maintaining our welcoming, inclusive, diverse and inspiring environment for our students, and whose expertise will complement and enhance our existing research capabilities. Following an exciting expansion of our facilities we are keen to expand in the following areas: Experimental Fluid Mechanics; Rail, Modelling and Simulation; and Fuels and Combustion.

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about both research and teaching, and who are keen to explore new collaborations and new approaches where possible. We recognise that applicants will come with a range of experience, and we will make our assessments based on your career stage and your potential to make a positive difference to our departmental activities and culture. Mentorship and training will be provided during your probationary period in order to help with your transition into the Department.

Mechanical Engineering has been a major discipline in the University of Sheffield since its foundation in 1905 and is a thriving department within the University’s Faculty of Engineering. We are one of the UK’s leading departments of Mechanical Engineering, and are home to over 1000 students (Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research), over 60 academic staff. The year 2020 is an exciting time for you to join our department as we shall be moving into our new £50m home – the Engineering Heartspace!

You will need to hold a good first degree and PhD that aligns with the areas we are focussing on. You will have research experience and plans that are complementary to those detailed. In addition, you will need to demonstrate how you plan to conduct a high-quality programme of research, including attracting external funding from a range of sources, publishing working in high quality peer-reviewed journals, attending conferences and building an international profile.

Furthermore, you will carry out teaching duties including designing, delivering, assessing and reviewing teaching programmes for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Initially, you will be allocated a lighter than average teaching load (typically just one 10 credit course), and little or no administrative duties to allow you to focus on establishing your research career. We will also provide a generous support package to ensure rapid progress in your research activity.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LblLk18zmo, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

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Professors of Mechanical Engineering – University of Sheffield

Opportunity type: Academic post
Organisation: University of Sheffield
Location: Sheffield, UK
Application Deadline: 7th Jan 2020
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Open-Ended

Salary Details

We are looking to expand our vibrant Mechanical Engineering community through recruitment to a number of academic positions. We are looking for individuals who will contribute to maintaining a welcoming, inclusive, diverse and inspiring environment for our students and whose expertise will complement and enhance our existing research capabilities.

A key part of this role will be developing and supporting staff and students at earlier stages of their careers, meaning we are looking for individuals with a passion for leadership and people development. You will have a clear idea of your research vision, how this builds upon our current departmental portfolio, and the ways in which it may influence our future direction. You will be equally passionate about teaching, with a willingness and enthusiasm for accepting and implementing new approaches in this area.

Mechanical Engineering has been a major discipline in the University of Sheffield since its foundation in 1905 and is a thriving department within the University’s Faculty of Engineering. We are one of the UK’s leading departments of Mechanical Engineering, and are home to over 1000 students (Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research), over 60 academic staff. The year 2020 is an exciting time for you to join our department, as we shall be moving into our new £50m home – the Engineering Heartspace!

You will be an internationally renowned academic or senior industrial technologist with experience of delivering high-quality research in either Experimental Fluid Mechanic; Fuels and Combustion; or Computational Biomechanics You will have a good first degree and a PhD in a relevant discipline. You will be able to provide effective leadership and you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and experience of developing and delivering high-quality teaching at a variety of levels. Based here in the department you will continue to develop your own academic career, contributing strongly in teaching, research and scholarship that is recognised internationally for its originality, significance and rigour.

In return we offer a total reward package that includes a highly competitive salary, and a generous pension scheme and annual leave entitlement. Specific facilities and other benefits to support your research and professional development may be discussed as during the appointment process.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute fully as researcher, educator and leader, in line with the ACP – Academic Career Pathway www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/careerpathways/frameworkoverview

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LblLk18zmo.

Will be on the Professorial pay scheme structure: www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/reward/professorial/structure/html

Terms and conditions of employment: Will be those standard for Professorial staff.

The University is committed to supporting and promoting the wellbeing of our staff and offers an excellent benefits package including: generous annual leave, the opportunity to join a final salary pension scheme and opportunities for professional development and progression.

Further Information

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Technology Development Lead (Greenhouse Gas and Water) – Suncor

Opportunity type: Job opportunity
Organisation: Suncor
Location: Calgary, Canada
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“We know that the world needs urgent action to reduce our carbon emissions and avoid the worst effects of climate change and we recognize that ‘business as usual’ is not good enough, so we’ve set aggressive, yet achievable goals.” One of our core sustainability goals is to harness technology and innovation to reduce our GHG emission intensity by 30% by 2030.

Suncor’s greenhouse gas (GHG) and water technical team is looking for a creative problem-solver to develop new and disruptive technologies for low-GHG emitting electricity, heat, and hydrogen, as aligned with our corporate technology development strategy. In this role, you will collaborate with internal and external parties to develop the business case for initiating, managing and disseminating learnings from technology development projects!

We asked some of our employees why it’s important for Suncor to have a GHG goal. Click here to listen to what they had to say.

You will use your expertise to:

  • Assist in developing and preparing business cases for technology development activities in the areas of low-GHG intensity heat, power, and hydrogen
  • Support the advancement of technologies as per Suncor’s technology development standard
  • Synthesize technical reports documenting the identification, screening and evaluation of technologies
  • Influence our external innovation and research community to surface opportunities
  • Manage consultants and support and mentor employees with less experience to provide them with learning and development opportunities
  • Communicate with senior management and external partners during the execution of technology development activities
  • Focus on enterprise-wide technologies and identify deployment opportunities in existing and future assets outside of oil sands
  • Manage activities with a collective budget of up to $5 million annually

We’d like to review your application if you have…

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Five years of experience in research and/or technology development, especially related to low-GHG intensity heat, power and hydrogen
  • Technical experience in low-GHG intensity technology
  • A University degree
  • A Master’s degree or PhD in Chemical/Process Engineering, Environmental (Chemical) Engineering, or another related discipline
  • Knowledge in at least one area of Process Systems Engineering (e.g., process design, integration, optimization)
  • A deep understanding of one or more process modelling software tools/environments (e.g., Aspen Plus, Hysys, Matlab, gPROMS)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, such as experience publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting research findings at conferences
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, as collaboration with internal and external partners in the development of technology is essential
  • The ability to develop creative solutions for complex problems and deal successfully with ambiguity
  • Strong, tactful and collaborative non-authoritative leadership skills
  • Alignment with our values

Preference for:

  • Expertise in the development of novel flowsheets and the design, integration, optimization, and scale-up of industrial processes for CO2 capture
  • Experience in generation, distribution, and storage of hydrogen for use as an energy carrier for transportation
  • Expertise in design, integration, optimization, and scale-up of electrochemical cells

Where you’ll be working, your work schedule, and other important information:

  • You will work out of our Calgary head office, located in the Suncor Energy Centre at 150 – 6th Ave S.W. in Calgary, Alberta
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday
  • Relocation support will be provided
  • NOC code: 2134
  • Language of work: English
  • Wage: $110,000 – $150,000/year base salary
  • Benefits: annual incentive bonus, pension and savings plans, vacation plan, benefits plan, relocation services SAP:ENG

Why Suncor?

We are Canada’s leading integrated energy company with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. Our global presence offers rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute, and grow in a variety of career-building positions. We live by the value of safety above all else – do it safely, or don’t do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our mission, vision and values.

In addition to rewarding job opportunities, we offer an attractive employee package, including:

  • Competitive base salary, compensation programs, and an annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

Stay connected to us:

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request. Check out our social goal to learn how we are working to build greater mutual trust and respect with the Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

 

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The architecture and fluid flow properties of shallow fault systems: implications for environmental monitoring

Opportunity type: Studentship
Application Deadline: 1st Oct 2019
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The PhD will explore fault zone heterogeneities and the effect on fluid flow (particularly groundwater, CO2, or reservoir brines) in the shallow crust through the study of unique data from two contrasting faults in Australia, and relevant analogues. The research will improve modeling of fluid flow in and around fault zones, with a range of beneficial applications. This is an exciting opportunity to engage in international research to reduce risks of geological engineering such as Carbon Capture and Storage and to inform environmental monitoring.

The student will be embedded within the Faults and Fluid Flow (FAFF) research group within the Centre for Ground Engineering and Energy Geoscience in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland). They will be connected with and benefit from an international (& large!) supervisory team, which includes Dr Jen Roberts, Prof Zoe Shipton and Dr Gareth Johnson at Strathclyde, Dr Julian Strand (CSIRO Energy in Perth, Australia) and Dr Eric Tenthorey (CO2CRC, Geoscience Australia in Canberra, Australia), with opportunities for international fieldwork and research placements.

For more information, see our webpage or contact Jen Roberts on jen.roberts@strath.ac.uk<mailto:jen.roberts@strath.ac.uk>

Award eligibility: Applicants must be UK nationals, or have settled status in the UK, meaning they have no restrictions on how long they can stay, and also have been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the award (not for the purposes of full-time education). Otherwise international fees apply.

ISCF Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre – Champion

Opportunity type: Funding opportunity
Application Deadline: 22nd Oct 2019
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Applications are now open for the first stage to fund a £20 million Research and Innovation Centre as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge.

Please follow the link below for more information:

https://epsrc.ukri.org/funding/calls/iscf-industrial-decarbonisation-res…