Temporary Full-time Position in Singapore: LNG to district cooling

The Singapore-ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability (SEC), a joint effort between ETH Zurich and the Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF), launched the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) as its first research program in Singapore in September 2010. By now the FCL team counts over 180 team members from all over the world. They undertake cutting-edge research in disciplines ranging from material science, engineering and environmental technologies to communications technology and architecture. The FCL researches and develops solutions and guidelines directed towards the sustainable development of buildings, districts and regions.

The FCL Research Module IX “Simulation Platform” aims at advancing digital technologies in urban design, modeling and simulation. In this context the FCL offers a

Full-time Position (Ref: 11527): LNG to district cooling

Your Tasks: Support and evaluation of a LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) case study. The current capabilities in the LNG team include urban design & planning, energy systems, and sustainability. For the feasibility study calculation and simulations of a district cooling grid reaching from the LNG terminal in Singapore towards the main island would enable a future dialog and potential projects with industry partners (JTC, oil & gas industry, etc.). Tasks:

  •  Provide the background calculations and simulations for a LNG driven district cooling grid
  •   Give recommendations including future cooling production and demand
  •  If possible conduct cost calculations
  •   Develop scenarios for a district cooling grid jointly with Prof. Bige Tuncer (SUTD)

Your Profile: You are interested in working in an exiting and large research project in Singapore and you have the ability to perform research and teamwork with a short period of vocational adjustment. You are a highly motivated candidate with initiative and you enjoy working in an interdisciplinary and multinational team. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering, and experience in district heating or cooling grids are conditions. Good English and strong collaborative skills are a plus.

You will work on the newly built CREATE Campus of the National Research Foundation of the Republic of Singapore. The position will be available from July/ August 2014. The appointment is limited to 6 month. For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Matthias Berger by E-mail and visit our website (http://www.futurecities.ethz.ch/research-modules/simulation-platform/).

Applications as pdf file with cover letter, CV, and diplomas should be sent online to the attention of: Dr. Matthias Berger, Singapore-ETH Centre, 1 CREATE Way, #06-01 CREATE Tower, Singapore 138602

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