School of Industrial Engineering and Management at KTH

Job description

The division of Energy Systems is seeking a Research Engineer to work in Energy Data Management in the UK FCDO funded Climate Compatible Growth project. In this project, we are working with the Ministry of Energy in Kenya and Zambia to examine and prototype data repositories and data catalogues to support findable and accessible data. You will work within a small team at KTH and lead technical work on cleaning, annotating and storing energy, spatial and bibliometric datasets, managing metadata, and supporting the software infrastructure enabling these activities.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH



  • A graduate degree or an advanced level (higher education) in the research subject or equivalent competence. 
  • A post-graduate degree in computer science, physics, energy, or related technical topic
  • A high standard of spoken and written English as it is used in daily work
  • You must have experience of programming applications using Python, databases (relational, graph or triple stores), SQL and spreadsheets
  • Experience working with energy datasets
  • You are able to work independently
  • It is relevant for the employment that you can demonstrate subject-related skills and professional skills. 

Preferred qualifications

  • As a person you are professional, courteous and understanding when working across cultural boundaries
  • You have awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality
  • You have good collaborative abilities work well with others.
  • You enjoy making technical information understandable and extracting technical requirements from non-technical conversations

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.

To apply for the position

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply for this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Brief covering letter (max 1 page) explaining how your skills match the requirements of the position.

Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The employment is valid for a limited time according to the agreement - for up to 12 months, with access according to agreement.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence. 


Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number M-2024-0957
  • William Usher,
Published 22.May.2024
Last application date 12.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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