Full Time
Italy, Trento-Rovereto
Posted 3 weeks ago

The HYdrogen Technologies and Resilient Energy Systems unit (HyRES) is a research and development unit at the forefront of advancing hydrogen technologies and resilient energy systems. With a primary focus on hydrogen, the unit works diligently to innovate the future energy grid, making it more intelligent and capable of integrating renewable sources. Ensuring energy resilience and security is a central goal for the unit, to be reached in collaboration with industrial partners. The unit research encompasses various aspects, including hydrogen production, storage and final uses, all with the overarching aim of reducing the carbon footprint of energy systems and positively impacting the energy market, making it more sustainable and secure for the future. 

HYRES unit is involved in the following European projects and industrial consultancies: 

  • THOTH2

When conveying pure H2 or H2/NG mixtures, THOTH2 intends to fill the gaps in normative standards related to procedures and protocols for assessing the performances and determining the limits and tolerances of state-of-the-art (SoA) measurement instruments in transmission and distribution systems. THOTH2 will develop specialized methodologies to test various measuring devices installed in the gas transmission and distribution grids, such as gas meters, gas volume conversion devices, pressure and temperature transducers, gas quality analyzers, and gas leak detectors, at various operational conditions. The findings of THOTH2 will help to form suggestions for the Technical Committees (TC) of International Standard Bodies, Gas Transmission and Distribution Operators (TSOs, DSOs), Manufacturers of Measuring Devices, and Calibration Service Providers.

  • Industrial consultancies and others granted projects concerning characterization activities on low and high-temperature fuel cells and electrolyzer cells.

Job Description

HyRES unit is looking for a technician specialized in the H2 sector who will support the projects mentioned above with the following activities:

  • Support the definition and development of novel research infrastractures.
  • Communication with suppliers for equipment supply equipment procurement, including definition of equipment requirements. 
  • Research and screening of devices and components on the market.
  • Responsible for laboratory equipment, test benches and facilities (maintenances)
  • Developed test rig (supporting definition and installation of mechanical, electrical and pneumatic parts) 
  • Managed test benches in the H2 facility, guaranteeing availability and reliability.
  • Participate in the risk analysis and certification processes (for voluntary and mandatory normative).
  • Perform characterisation processes and activities in strict collaboration with the researchers.
  • Support and collaborate with the H2 team for equipment supply and preparation of requirements.
  • Develop technical files for the test bench and H2 system.
  • Produce reports on the laboratory activities.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate should have:

  • MSc in Energy, Chemistry, or Mechanics.
  • Skilled in mechanical and/or electrical drawing and/or assembly.
  • Familiar with technical gas facilities and equipment.
  • Familiarity with CAD programs ( or similar for P&ID and electrical drawing)
  • Know-how in the writing of requirements
  • Familiarity with Process Flow Diagram (PFD), P&ID, electrical scheme development and interpretation
  • Competence in electrical connection for transducers and sensor (4-20mA 0-10V or serial communication)
  • Teamwork approach, good communication and relational skills.
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Self-motivation and result orientation.

Furthermore, the following elements will be positively evaluated:

  • Basic Know-how in the H2 sector.
  • Basic knowledge or direct experience in R&D facility development.


Type of contract: Fixed Term Contract

Working hours:full time (38 h per week)

Gross annual salary:about € 36.200 – € 41.400 depending on background and expertise in the field.

Start date: April/May 2024

Duration: 2 year

Benefits: flexi-time, company subsidized cafeteria or meal vouchers, internal car park, welcome office support for visa formalities, accommodation, supplementary pension and health funds, training courses, public transport, sports facilities, language course fees. Further details at https://www.fbk.eu/en/work-with-us/

How to apply?

Interested candidates must submit their application by completing the online form. Please make sure that your application contains the following attachments (in pdf format):

  • Detailed CV
  • Cover Letter (explaining your motivation for this specific position)

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