Nate Blair blair at sel.me.wisc.edu
Mon May 7 14:33:56 PDT 2001

BLDG-Sim Group

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is accepting applications for a 
full-time position with the TRNSYS group here in Madison Wisconsin.  This 
person would be the primary TRNSYS engineer at the Solar Energy Lab.  The 
job description follows. The position is open now and applications will be 
evaluated as they arrive. If you are interested or want further 
clarification of the position, please mail or email your resume and 
references to:

Professor W.A. Beckman, Director
Solar Energy Laboratory
1303 Engineering Research Building
1500 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1687

beckman at engr.wisc.edu

Job opportunity with the Solar Energy Laboratory

The Univ. of WI-Madison Solar Energy Lab has an opening for the TRNSYS 

Required Background:
Experience with computer programming.
Background in mechanical engineering, physics or computer science.
General knowledge of energy systems required.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Hard-working, self-starting individual excited about contributing to 
renewable and energy efficiency field.

Desired Background:
Experience with FORTRAN, Delphi and Windows programming.
Experience with TRNSYS, DOE2 or BLAST highly desirable.
General knowledge of solar energy applications and other HVAC equipment 
operation is desirable.
The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience in computer 
simulation of thermal systems.

Primary Duties:

The primary duty is the continued development and support of TRNSYS 
program, developed and distributed by the Solar Energy Laboratory for 
educational and commercial use. The program has over 500 current licenses 
in use and is sold by five international distributors. The program has been 
sold since 1975 and is now in version 15. See http://sel.me.wisc.edu/trnsys 
for further explanation of current capabilities.
    * communication and project coordination with an international group of 
TRNSYS distributors and contributors
    * support for the international user base
    * routine maintenance and upkeep of the program
    * developing component models and writing component sub-routines
    * improving TRNSYS educational programs
    * Attending international conferences related to building/solar 
simulation programs.
Maintenance of Solar Lab Computing Capabilities (roughly 15-25 Windows 
comp. w/ WinNT server)
    * continued development and maintenance of the Solar Energy Laboratory 
web page
    * system management for all laboratory computers, hardware and software.
    * Competitive Salaries available; scaled with applicants background and 
    * University employee with excellent health, vacation and retirement 
    * Located in Madison Wisconsin, ranked one of most livable cities in 
Nathan Blair
Former TRNSYS Engineer
Graduate Student
UW-Madison School of Business

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