Requisition Number: 03024708 Final Filing Date: 09-12-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: RSCH AND DEV ENGR 2 Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $60,800-$91,400/ Year Appointment Type: Career Appointment Description: 100%, Fixed, Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit
Department: WESTERN COOLING EFFICIENCY CTR - 061842 Department Description: The UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC) works on energy efficiency technology research and transfer related to heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC). Through partnerships with industry and utilities, the WCEC participates in the research and development of new technologies, disseminates information, and implement programs that reduce HVAC system electrical demand and energy consumption in the Western United States. Further information can be found here: http://wcec.ucdavis.edu/.
WCEC has recently received substantial increases in funding from utilities and the California Energy Commission. Current recruitments are all new positions. For some classifications, both career and contract term positions are available. Please apply for both if you are interested in being considered for both positions.
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter References
Job Summary: Under direction of senior Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC) researchers, the Assistant Development Engineer will be a member of the WCEC research team. Assist senior researchers in designing, conducting, completing, and writing reports on funded projects either directly or using students and/or assistance from other WCEC staff.
Develop expertise relative to equipment performance simulation; develop expertise relative to laboratory and field experimentation; assist in producing proposals or presentations for funding agencies; participate in relevant conferences; and author technical and outreach documents.
Provide support to senior WCEC staff in the production of required reports that document project results (technical and financial) to project sponsors, and develop project materials to inform project sponsors and HVAC industry professionals about research results on the WCEC website and in the WCEC Newsletter.
Physical Demands: - Lift supplies and equipment weighing up to 50lbs.
- Work outdoors at field sites on building rooftops.
- Ascend/descend ladders to access and service equipment.
Work Environment: - Work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends, usually on short notice.
- Occasional overnight travel to field sites primarily in California.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Background Check Required: No
Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent experience and education related to mechanical engineering or HVAC fields.
- Experience making engineering judgments to plan, execute, and document building energy efficiency research projects.
- Experience with general construction and experimental equipment such as power tools, HVAC equipment, instrumentation, data loggers.
- Experience in building energy efficiency and related research programs and project analysis.
- Expertise in a range of engineering-related tools and applications including MatLab/Python, EnergyPlus, Labview, Excel.
Preferred Qualifications: - Interpersonal and communication skills to interact with technical and non-technical individuals to manage, research, secure, and/or provide information to clarify situations, resolve problems and make public presentations.
- Skill to interpret, and apply federal/state/university rules, regulations, and policies to specific projects issues.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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