QSDT IS HIRING SEPTEMBER 2019

QSDT recruits team members in the Fall for each of our 3 subteams, created to compete in the Solar Decathlon. Don't worry if none of the subteams match your study! Our team recruits people of all backgrounds for any of our positions available. We ask that you take a look and determine which stream you are best suited for being our team's go-to specialist in that domain.

 

We will also provide you with knowledge and hands-on experience in the area of your interest, you just have to be willing to learn!

APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN AND CLOSE SEPTEMBER 18 AT 11:59 PM.

MORE DETAILS BELOW.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR

ENGINEERING

Hands-on work with various design elements of the project, as well as contributing to the further research and implementation of renewable technologies in the competition and the QSEC autonomous house.

ARCHITECTURE

Modeling experience encompassing the building envelope, structural components, and social requirements of the design challenge. Must be interested in and actively researching building architecture.

BUSINESS

Interdisciplinary exposure to green energy and sustainability through a hands-on industry. Manages sponsorships, interacts with industry professionals, develops marketing and educational components.

TEAM STRUCTURE

Download our team structure and hiring PDF below.

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Positions Available

ENGINEERING
  • Electrical Specialist

  • Heat Systems Specialist

  • Budget/Operations Specialist

ARCHITECTURE
  • Water Systems Specialist

  • Building/Landscape Specialist

  • Structural Specialist

  • CAD Specialist

BUSINESS
  • Relations Specialist

  • Media Lead

A bit more about

THE PROJECT

The Solar Decathlon

Our focus project for the 2019-2020 school year will be competing in the Solar Decathlon Design Challenge, with the chance to attend the finals in Colorado! Teams create residential or commercial building designs to meet the nation’s rapidly evolving demand for buildings that are innovative, cost-effective, quick to build, high-quality, resilient, grid-interactive, efficient, and locally responsive.

We need help with engineering, sponsorship, architecture and modeling, as well as with a couple of other educational initiatives we'll be running in conjunction throughout the year.

Who should apply?

  • Interested in interdisciplinary, collaborative, hands-on environment.

  • Curious about the emerging industry of green technology.

  • Eager to contribute to the growing sustainability of our economy and the conservation of the environment.

  • Self-directed learner who enjoys researching further into their industry.

  • Highly independent team worker who can get creative and go above and beyond with a given task.

  • Dedicated team member who can dedicate 3-5 hours weekly on an extra-curricular project.

  • Open-minded innovator who enjoys hearing unconventional ideas and considering all possibilities before making their decision.

  • Skilled communicator. Every team member will be expected to communicate with various industry professionals at various points in the project.

NOTE: In the interest of time, we aren't conducting interviews - simply apply with your resume and completed form. We highly recommend that you attend our information meeting to introduce yourself to our current team.

Why should you Apply?

  • Opportunity to be re-hired for a paid summer position starting May 2020 on the team.

  • Collaborative team environment with the opportunity to learn from teammates, industry professionals, and professors.

  • Free exclusive access to official US Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon training.

  • Free access to team modeling and training resources.

  • Access to the Queen's Solar Education Center, an autonomous home on campus that runs on solar energy and rainwater.

  • Chance to practice your communication skills through presentations, documentation, and community sustainability events.

  • Hands-on experience working in your industry.

  • Recruiting opportunities from industry sponsors.

  • Connections with skilled team members, Queen's clubs and external partners through team events.

  • Freedom to develop your own ideas as part of the team. We highly encourage creative thinking and support you in taking on your own sub-projects.

Important Dates

Monday, September 16 - QSDT will be at the Design Team Night

 

Wednesday, September 18 - information meeting at 6:30 in BMH Room 111. Visit Facebook for details.

Wednesday, September 18 - applications due at midnight

Tuesday, September 24 - team announced

Wednesday, September 25 - first team meeting

If you have any questions about the team, the application process, or our upcoming project, please don't hesitate to ask us by reaching out through Facebook, email or Instagram!