Energy Storage Internship Opportunity at CSIR 2017

Posted on :

3 Mar, 2017

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Energy Jobs in South Africa

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a leading scientific and technology research organisation, implementing projects throughout Africa and making a difference in people’s lives.

About the job: 

The CSIR has an Internship opportunity in the Energy Centre.

The incumbent will analyse the energy storage requirements for the energy autonomous campus.

This position is based in Pretoria.

The CSIR is an equal opportunity employer.  As such, it is committed to the Employment Equity Act of 1998.

Key responsibilities:

 Assist with the development of the power to gas process flow in collaboration with selected strategic partners (academic institutions);
 Perform mass balance for the power to gas process flow;
 Perform an energy balance for the power to gas process flow;
 Perform an optimisation of the power to gas process flow;
 Determine the size of the required equipment (i.e. electrolyser, reactor, storage capacity, compressors etc;
 Compare various battery technologies (power density, rate of charging and discharging, response time etc.);
 Identify suitable battery management system;
 Assist with the development of a business case for the CSIR energy autonomous campus.

Qualifications, skills and experience: 

 A Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in chemical engineering. A Master’s degree will be an advantage;
 Ability to work as part of a team, both leading and as a key member, influencing decisions and reacting positively to challenges is essential;
 Proficient in Microsoft Office programs is essential (outlook, word, excel, PowerPoint) and must be able to learn new software;
 Good communications skills.

Should you meet the above requirements, please email your CV to [email protected] with your name and surname, position title and reference number in the subject line, (eg. John Smith: Internship – Energy Storage: Reference No: 307791).

Closing date: 05 March 2017.


For more info, please contact the CSIR Recruitment Centre on 012 841 4774 or email us at [email protected]

By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, consents and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from a registered credit bureau and/or SAPS (in relation to positions that require trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances) and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualifications and employment history.

The CSIR reserves the right to remove the advertisement at any time before the stated closing date and it further reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.

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