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Job title :Chief Engineer/Scientist Reference :308367
Company :Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
Professional Sector : Industry Sector : Science and Technology
Location : Pretoria
Salary : 0.00 - 0.00 Cost To Company
Applications open :2017-07-23Applications close :2017-08-31
Job Description

The CSIR is a public research institution with campuses located in several cities in South Africa, with its headquarters in Pretoria. Its current energy activities consist of research in decision support and energy efficiency, technology development in advanced battery materials, concentrating solar power, biofuels, hydrogen and fuel cell technologies plus clean coal. The CSIR is committed to establishing an integrated energy portfolio through research/technology platforms in generation conversion, storage, distribution, energy management with policy and decision support.


The successful candidate provides technical and visionary leadership in the energy innovation areas of generation, conversion, storage, distribution, energy management and policy. He/she also drives the development of energy technology roadmaps and scenarios (together with external stakeholders) and oversees large cutting-edge R&D programmes with relevant cluster teams to deliver on the objectives of the Energy Centre (with commitment to Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) excellence). Further focuses include building a network of global and local research alliances, fostering collaboration with researchers across the CSIR and developing defined research output specifications (in conjunction with industry partners).
The successful candidate must have an outstanding technical record, international profile and industry experience, and should hold a Doctorate in Science or Engineering, or equivalent qualification. Experience in any two of: generation, conversion, storage, distribution, energy management and policy is also needed, along with a minimum of 10 years’ experience as a technical/research manager within the industry and/or academia is also required. 

Should you meet the above requirements, please go to www.csir.co.za/vacancies and select reference number, 308367 for full details and to apply.

Closing date: 31 August 2017

Please note that feedback will be given to short-listed candidates only.