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There is currently 1 vacancy.

  • Business Development Manager - Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Informal enquiries should be directed to the ETP Project Manger Brian Cross

Business Development Manager - Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Employer: Heriot-Watt University  
Salary range: £33,309 - £40,927
Position type: Full-time
Contract type: Fixed Term (29/07/2022)*
Closing date:  31st October 2021 23:59 (UK time)

Job Ref: 1540


ETP Business Development Manager Posts are fixed term posts that are part-funded by the 2014 – 2020 European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF). Successful candidates will work 100% of their time on activity related to the Energy Technology Partnership: Knowledge Exchange Partnership Phase 3 Programme.

*While this is a fixed term appointment, funding cases are in development which could lead to this opportunity extending.

Working within the Heriot-Watt Research Engagement Team as a member of the existing ETP Business Development Team the post holder will be responsible for building mutually beneficial relationships across the Energy sector that lead to impactful, income generating partnerships with businesses and academia that broadly support the mission of the ETP and the Energy Efficiency in Buildings theme.

A key aspect of this broad role will be facilitating successful business-university collaborations, identifying EU, UK & International funding opportunities for such collaboration and driving these bids to successful completion, developing networks, as well as stimulating innovative advanced manufacturing projects and cross-disciplinary collaborations that support Energy research with other areas of expertise within the ETP University partners.

Job Description

Within the KEN programme the BDM will connect Scottish SMEs which are developing new low carbon energy products/services with University Research Groups to carry out innovative development work. This work is conducted under the category of Knowledge Exchange between the SME and the University Researchers. BDMs manage the KE process between the parties and help them make applications to ETP’s Industry Engagement Fund and follow this through to successful submission.

Qualifications/ Experience Required

BDMs must normally be Graduates in an Engineering/Science discipline with at least 3 year’s work experience in a relevant field. A higher level Degree in Sustainable Energy/Renewable Energy or similar would be highly advantageous. Relevant experience fields would be in the Energy Sector, Engineering, Contracts Management or Business Development.

Personal Attributes/Qualities

BDMs must be self-motivated and able to make new business connections. They must be able to engage with both SME and University staff and also be able to bring the parties together successfully to carry out Knowledge Exchange work funded by ETP Grant funding. They must have a genuine interest in the development of renewable energy technologies and their links to zero carbon emissions in Scotland.

Application Procedure

To apply for this role on the Heriot-Watt University website, please click here and search for the Vacancy Reference 1540.

Other Information 

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Mr Brian Cross, ETP Project Manager

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PhD in Minewater geothermal district heating for Scotland’s low-income ex-mining communities

Funding:    home fees and tax-free stipend £15,609 p/a
Duration:    3 years
Location:   University of Strathclyde
Closing Date:    Monday 8th November 2021

This PhD is co-funded by ETP, the University of Strathclyde and Scottish Enterprise. The research explores strategies to deliver affordable low-carbon heat to low-income communities.

The focus is on supplying mine water geothermal district heating (MGDH) to deprived ex-mining communities across Scotland’s Central Belt, in such a way that supports local economic growth and tackles fuel poverty. Whilst technical barriers remain, MGDH projects already exist in the UK and beyond. Alongside technical considerations, of critical importance are the policy, market and social conditions necessary to incentivise and enable local stakeholders to deliver MGDH.

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