University of Aberdeen
Summary The University of Aberdeen and Optima Asset Maintenance Solutions are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Asset Reliability Analyst (KTP Associate) to work on a new innovative initiative. The Asset Reliability Analyst (KTP Associate) will work in partnership with the company staff and University supervisors to develop a new asset reliability optimisation tool for the assessment and management of critical offshore assets, by extending an existing in-house maintenance modelling software platform. This position will provide an excellent opportunity for a graduate who wishes to extend their skills in data analysis, uncertainty quantification, time-variant reliability modelling and physical failure analysis within an optimisation framework. This new position has been created to enable Optima Asset Maintenance Solutions Ltd to develop new analytical tools and services to expand their service offering to a growing market. This will give the Asset Reliability Analyst (KTP Associate) the opportunity to directly engage with key stakeholders to identify key user needs to enable them to develop a database which will apply appropriate machine learning protocols to retrieve information to inform management strategies for essential assets. The developed tool will comply with Reliability Centred Maintenance principles (SAE JA 1011:2009) and the ISO14224 framework for the Oil & Gas industry. This position also provides a training programme of Management and Leadership modules offered to KTP Associates along with a bespoke training budget for personal development. The successful candidate will be expected to have a high degree of numerical and analytical skills coupled with strong programming expertise. An excellent understanding of risk and reliability modelling techniques would also be highly desirable. Experience in functional failure analysis, database management, and risk based maintenance modelling would be highly advantageous. The position will require skills from a range of disciplines (data management, engineering failure analysis, and reliability modelling) and as such the candidate is expected to effectively grasp, implement and communicate multidisciplinary concepts. Relevant industrial experience in asset reliability modelling and knowledge of Oil and Gas sector would be beneficial. Salary will be paid up to £36,000 and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience. The Asset Reliability Analyst (KTP Associate) will also receive a tax-free training and personal development budget of £4,000. As this post is funded by Innovate UK and Optima Asset Maintenance Solutions Ltd it is offered for a period of 24 months. Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 6 month probation period. For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here This post does not meet the minimum requirements as issued by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) to qualify for an employer-sponsored visa. We are therefore unable to consider applications from candidates for this post who require sponsorship to work in the UK. Online application forms are available at www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs The closing date for receipt of applications is 17 May 2019 Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact either Terry Ebinum ([email protected]) or Dr Srinivas Sriramula ([email protected]) Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Srinivas Sriramula Please quote reference number ENG137A on all correspondence The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.