IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Marie Curie Experienced Researcher Job Family/Grade: Academic and Research, Level C Responsible to: Professor Nina Thornhill Purpose of the post REAL-SMART is a Marie Curie FP7 Industry Academic Pathways and Partnerships project (IAPP) which will address measurement-based monitoring and management of high voltage transmission grids. The ten Consortium Partners include transmission system operators, companies that supply technologies, and universities. The consortium is interdisciplinary with experts in electrical power systems, modelling, instrumentation, signal analysis and condition monitoring, and automation of oil & gas and chemical processes. The current vacancy: We are seeking an Experienced Researcher (ER) to investigate, understand and quantify impact of the electrical transmission grid on the way industrial sites are operated. The tasks of the post will include: Examination of case studies that demonstrate the impact of the high voltage electrical transmission grid on the way industrial loads are operated; Evaluating the potential of industrial sites to provide variable loads to balance renewable generation; Considering the impact on the process of acting as a variable load; Discussing report findings with interested parties including owners of the industrial sites. Key responsibilities: Research: To undertake research on the impact of the electrical transmission grid on the way industrial loads such as gas compression plants are operated; To examine the published state of the art and decide upon promising approaches; To research and suggest solutions that will meet the aims; To specify and work on case studies with the IAPP Consortium Partners and other collaborators; To manage the above activities and report progress at review meetings; To write articles and papers summarising research findings. Reporting: To report to the supervisor regularly on the progress of research; To prepare written reports summarising key research findings; To deliver verbal reports and presentations to the supervisor and collaborators; To organize meetings with the supervisor and collaborators and write the minutes; To generate a final report detailing all research findings and an agenda for longer term research studies. Other duties: To provide general assistance from time to time with other research related activities such as supervision of undergraduate or masters project students, setting up and testing of new equipment or computer systems; To comply with relevant policies of Imperial College London including Financial Regulations, Equal Opportunities Policy, Promoting Race Equality Policy, Health and Safety Policy, Information Systems Security Policy and Intellectual Property Rights and Register of Interests Policies Job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may, from time-totime, be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. Imperial College London is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to adhere to the principles set out in its Equal Opportunities in Employment Policy, Promoting Race Equality Policy and Disability Policy and all other relevant guidance/practice frameworks. PERSON SPECIFICATION Applicants are recommended to demonstrate that they possess the following attributes by citing concrete evidence and examples. Candidates who are unable to give evidence of the essential elements of the person specification cannot be considered. Education/Qualifications Essential: An internationally recognized PhD degree in electrical engineering, process engineering, or control engineering; Proficiency in the English language; High motivation and ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary international team. Experience and Knowledge Essential: In-depth knowledge of one or both of electrical power systems or process systems; Demonstrated track record of projects involving industrial collaboration. Desirable: Familiarity with the operations of the electrical transmission grid; Familiarity with activities of the oil & gas industry. Competencies, Skills and Abilities: Essential: Communication skills and a flexible approach in tackling a wide variety of tasks. This might be demonstrated through activities of employment, work experience placements or internships; Ability to exercise initiative and judgement in carrying out research tasks; Ability to tackle a wide variety of tasks in an organized manner; Ability to relate appropriately to others and work as part of a team. Desirable: Ability to write well for a technical audience. This might be demonstrated papers in a journals or conference in the above areas; Successful projects completed in an area related to the job description. Eligibility and Funding notes: Candidates must meet the criteria for a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher, as follows. These Marie Curie Fellowship requirements are non-negotiable and candidates who do not meet the criteria cannot be considered: At the time of appointment, the successful candidate will (i) be in possession of a doctoral degree and (ii) have less than ten years of full-time equivalent research experience, including the years spent on PhD studies; Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies) in the UK for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to the date of appointment.