Research Engineer (m/w/d) Smart City Concepts - Monitoring

Austrian Institute of Technology

ArbeitsortWien, Wien, Österreich

We are Austria’s largest research and technology organisation and an international player in applied research for innovative infrastructure solutions. This makes us a powerful development partner for industry and a top employer in the scientific community. Our Center for Energy is seeking to hire new Ingenious Partners for our location in Vienna:

  • You will lead large and mid-sized research projects for cities and private stakeholders and develop solutions that will support decision makers in meeting their cities zero carbon strategies.
  • Together with a team of multidisciplinary experts you will focus on the development of new approaches and solutions for smart cities and neighbourhoods around the world.
  • Specifically, you lead and involve in national and European smart city projects, like NetZeroCities .

  • You will develop smart city concepts in close cooperation with our urban planning, energy, and mobility experts.
  • You will conceptualize and implement innovative monitoring frameworks and indicators that are tailored to local and regional urban contexts.
  • You successfully acquire European research as well as consultancy projects dedicated to smart city development.
  • In your projects you will collaborate with municipalities, engineers, architects and urban planners in Austria, Europe and beyond.

  • Your expertise in smart city indicators in the field of energy, mobility, climate and urban planning leads cities towards comprehensive monitoring routines and informed decision-making.
  • You will become a known player in the European and Austrian smart city community.
  • You publish in peer-reviewed journals that highlight findings from the research project and present research findings at international conferences.

Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner*:

  • MSc. in urban/spatial planning, civil engineering, smart city related studies or specialisations
  • At least 5 years proven work experience in smart city development with a focus on concept development and monitoring frameworks
  • Good cross-sectoral understanding of urban development
  • Smart city related partner network (science & industry)
  • Ability to initiate and conduct research and consulting projects
  • Competence in quantitative and qualitative methods, in particular indicator systems; knowhow in urban greenhouse gas reporting is an asset
  • Experience in planning and conducting physical or virtual workshops
  • Interested in writing scientific publications
  • Very good communication skills in English and good command of German

What to expect: The minimum gross annual salary according to the collective agreement is EUR 48.062,-. The actual salary will be determined individually, based on your qualifications and experience. In addition, we offer company benefits, flexible working conditions, individual training and career opportunities.

At AIT, the promotion of gender diversity is important to us - that's why we are especially looking forward to hearing from female applicants! Please submit your application documents including CV, motivational letter and certificates.

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