Engineer/Project Manager Energy Systems, Solmatix Renewables

Crumlin, Co. Antrim
Closing Date: 23/03/2017 Recruitment start: 03/03/2017


Job Summary

Solmatix manufactures, installs, commissions and offers technical support to the energy industry. Solmatix offers renewable heating and electricity solutions to customers using solar thermal, solar photovoltaic and biomass technologies. Furthermore, Solmatix offers patented technology to mount the solar systems to roofs, etc. THE ROLE (FUSION Project) – 18 Month Contract This opportunity will primarily involve the design, system development, supply, commission and management of a novel high-performance energy technology. The proposed product will require significant research and development prior to commercialisation. The scope for a product such as the one proposed is due to a growing need for the use of renewable and sustainable technologies to meet energy demand. Over the past decade there has been significant growth in the development of photovoltaic technology and as a result its use is much more economically feasible. This project aims to develop a product that can be installed as part of the fabric of a building, as opposed to onto an existing building, and in doing so reduce the development cost of the building while supplying energy to the building. The new product to be developed will be based around the Tesla Roof idea which in essence means that instead of using a standard roof tile or slate, a roof tile with an embedded photovoltaic panel is used in its place. The positive result of this is a roof that acts as an energy system, delivering electricity while also offering the same robust performance as a standard roof tile or slate. The proposed project is multidisciplinary, involving mechanical, electrical, control and building engineering skills. Furthermore, the vast amount of engineering disciplines will require expert support to successfully complete this novel project. Reporting to the Company Supervisor, you will be employed by Solmatix Renewables to lead this InterTradeIreland FUSION project in partnership with Dundalk Institute of Technology. As part of this role you will be required to undertake a Postgraduate Diploma in Business & Management, from the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen’s University, Belfast. This is fully funded by InterTradeIreland. The skills learned through the Diploma will enhance your personal, professional and managerial capabilities and will provide you with the necessary and valuable business skills to help you undertake your project role. The company will fully support you throughout this by factoring in the required time off to attend modules and workshops. Further information on the course is available at http://www.intertradeireland.com/graduates/post-graduate-diploma/

Job Objectives

• To carry out the tasks outlined in the project workplan and liaise with your Company and Academic Supervisors on an ongoing basis. • To convene and service monthly technical meetings with the core project team (Graduate, Company Supervisor and Academic Supervisor) • To report formally on a quarterly basis on progress with the workplan to a Project Management Group (PMG), this includes the assigned FUSION Consultant representing InterTradeIreland. • To train staff so that the new technology is fully transferred and embedded in the company • To work closely with the academic partner and travel to the academic institute as required. • To undertake the Postgraduate Diploma in Business & Management, attending course modules and workshops. • Any other duties which might fall within the general ambit of the post.

Skills Required

Essential Criteria Candidates must possess 1. Min 2.2 Hons Degree in one of the following: • Mechanical Engineering • Electrical/Electronic Engineering • Energy Engineering • Renewable Energy Engineering • Manufacturing Engineering • Sustainable Design Engineering or similar. 2. Are you legally permitted to work in the EU. Desirable Criteria 1. Previous experience in energy with a particular focus on solar technologies with strong design and project management skills. 2. Knowledge of building energy management and design software is desirable with some level of competency in electrical design and FEA analysis. 3. Knowledge of renewable and sustainable energy technologies is highly desirable. Further to the above the candidate should have the following attributes: • Excellent communications skills. • Ability to work as part of a team. • Ability to achieve results by working with and through others. • Ability to communicate effectively with people both orally and in writing. • Ability to resolve problems. • Ability to self-motivate and use own initiative. • Good time management skills. • Willingness to learn new skills. • Commitment to the organisation

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