Technician in Energy Technology

Job details
Posting date: 12 November 2019
Salary: £27,830 to £33,199 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 12 December 2019
Location: Hull, East Riding Of Yorkshire
Company: University of Hull
Job type: Contract
Job reference: AE0177

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The interdisciplinary Energy and Environment Institute at the University of Hull brings together the skills and capabilities of leading researchers to tackle global challenges related to climate change and population growth and their consequences for society and livelihoods. We work within four themes at the interface between sustainable energy and environmental resilience. The Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies is one of the most dynamic research units within the University of Hull.
The research activities of the Centre, covering the sustainable heating and cooling, renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency technologies, smart energy management, as well as green buildings, can effectively contribute to mitigate the global challenges in energy and environment and therefore place significant impact to the UK and worldwide. The areas engaged by the centre fit especially well into the research programmes of the EU H2020 and RCUK. We’re now trying to make engineering systems more energy efficient, greener in their effect on the environment and safe, robust and sustainable in operation.

The Centre is seeking a full-time technician who will work on a BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) funded project to develop a specialist super performance dew point cooling system and demonstrate it in a live Data Centre, with particular focus on lab and site based works, including components purchase, system design, construction, installation, field testing and results analysis. This system is expected to achieve a COP as high as 40, resulting in around 90% of electrical energy saving in Data Centre compared to the traditional vapour compression air conditioning system. The job context will include computer modelling, prototype design, construction, installation and testing, real site demonstration, as well as economic and environmental performance analysis. In particular, the technician will be required to design, construct, install and test the novel dew point cooling system in lab and on site. Furthermore, organisation of the workshop, exhibition and other dissemination activities are also included in the duties of this role. From the internal side, the technician will work with a few research fellows to complete the planned works as required.

The technician will be provided with the work programme and will complete various tasks as outlined in the schedule.

You need to have a good skill in mechanical and electrical work on laboratory base. Knowledge in cooling technologies, air conditioning, fluid flow, heat transfer, machinery operation, as well as laboratory testing is also important to this post.

This post is available on a fixed-term basis.

Informal enquiries about this role may be addressed to Dr Xiaoli Ma; Email: , and Dr Zishang Zhu; Email:

For information about the University and Energy and Environment Institute, please visit:

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