RSCH AND DEV ENGR 3 (Research And Development Engineer)
University of California Davis
Location: Davis, California
Internal Number: 3658777
RSCH AND DEV ENGR 3 (Research And Development Engineer)
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/.
Under general direction, the Research and Development Engineer 3 will serve as a member of the research team of the UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC). Complete funded projects directly or using students and/or assistance from other WCEC staff. Supervise students and Assistant Engineers supporting WCEC research, develop and maintain WCEC expertise relative to whole-building and component performance simulation. Develop and maintain WCEC expertise relative to laboratory and field experimentation, assist in developing proposals to funding agencies. Assist in producing briefings for funding agencies, participate in relevant conferences. Organize technical events and meetings. Write 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 funders, and develop outreach materials to inform project funders and cooling industry professionals about project results on the WCEC website and in the WCEC Newsletter.
$74,600/yr. - $141,000/yr.
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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 occasional evenings and weekends, usually on short notice, to meet operational needs. - 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.
Additional Minimum License/Certification:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent experience and education related to mechanical or HVAC fields.
Experience in project management for building energy efficiency related research programs.
Expertise in a range of engineering-related tools and applications, to include MatLab/Python, EnergyPlus, Labview, Excel, including libraries for conducting numerical analysis of time series data.
Expertise in analyzing data and clearly communicating results of the analysis to project team members and sponsors.- Knowledge of energy research and policies in the state of California.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) :
Interpersonal, communication, and professional skills to interact and communicate with technical and non-technical individuals, to manage, research, secure, and/or provide information to clarify situations, resolve problems and make public presentations.
Additional Preferred License/Certification:
Registration as a Professional Mechanical Engineer in California
Master's degree in Engineering or equivalent experience and education related to mechanical or HVAC fields.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) :
Skills to analyze financial balances and budgets to keep on track and forecast a program's future needs and issues.
Skills to interpret, and apply federal/state/university rules, regulations, and policies to specific projects issues.
Skills to develop and manage databases for automated data collection and management.
Skills to develop and program control systems for mechanical equipment in laboratory and field settings.
The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
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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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