The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) is looking to expand its current team with a Project Delivery Manager to manage and provide technical input to some of the NDC’s large scale priority projects. In addition, you will provide technical support for the Centre Director who is currently scoping and overseeing many of these projects.

For further particulars and person specification please see Current Vacancies at the University of Aberdeen Jobs.

This is an exciting new post within the NDC, supporting and managing large scale projects to support the decommissioning sector. The first project for which you will be responsible is managing the manufacture, build and commissioning of a £2m barrier qualification test chamber.  The purpose of this system is to provide developers with a means to test new well plugging and abandonment materials by setting test plugs in a realistic environment.   There will also be opportunities to get involved in other major projects.

In this role you will be responsible for working with the NDC team to develop and manage projects and support academics to ensure timely and effective delivery.  The role will also involve you in engagement with our partner OGTC at an operational level (review and development of projects and reporting).

You will report to Prof Richard Neilson, the Centre Director, and, where appropriate, will work closely with the NDC team including our Business Development Analyst,  our Simulator Technical Manager and the NDC’s Project Delivery Researchers, to assist in the development, scoping and effective delivery of projects.  You will interact extensively with industry and must have good interpersonal and communication skills as well as a high level of technical ability primarily in engineering, however you may need to manage projects in other disciplines.  Ideally you will have a PhD in engineering or a similar subject with experience of dynamic modelling. You should also be able to evidence working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£41,526 – £44,045 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

This role is based in the UK and as such the successful candidate will be required to live and work in the UK.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Richard Neilson by telephone on 01224 274407 or email r.d.neilson@abdn.ac.uk or Dr Karen McArdle by telephone on 01224 274403 or email e.karen.mcardle@abdn.ac.uk .

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser (e-mail: h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk) for further information.

To apply online for this position visit www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs.

Job Reference Number: ENG171A

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 11 May 2021.

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.

The high level of interest in running projects in the simulator has generated the requirement for a challenging new role within the NDC.  The Marine Simulation and Modelling Research position will be responsible for helping develop the capability of the NDC’s marine simulator, assisting staff, students and external users in developing new and innovative models and running simulations of decommissioning and other scenarios, particularly those related to the energy transition. The system is unique within the UK and  you will have the opportunity to understand its capabilities and get involved in projects which will require further system development.

We are looking for a candidate with a background in engineering, physics, naval architecture, or computing science or a similar subject  with experience of modelling marine and dynamical systems or data visualisation and modelling. The role requires someone who is good at problem solving, with excellent customer facing abilities.  Programming and software development skills will also be useful in this role.   For further particulars and person specification please see our Current Vacancies at The University of Aberdeen jobs.

In this role you will be responsible for understanding industry challenges, working with our Simulator Technical Manager to develop scenarios, run simulations and develop models of new infrastructure and incorporate these into the simulator with support from OSC. Other opportunities will include working with staff and students at the NDC, regulators and companies to develop a “Smart Basin” concept using the simulator to visualise data across the entire UK continental shelf to assist in decision making.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 salary scale (£33,797 – 34,803 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

As this post is funded by OGTC it is available for 3 years.

This role is based in the UK and as such the successful candidate will be required to live and work in the UK.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 12 month probation period.

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here.

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser (e-mail: h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk) for further information.

Online application forms are available at www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 11 May 2021.

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact Professor Richard Neilson, Director National Decommissioning Centre by telephone on 01224 274407 or by email r.d.neilson@abdn.ac.uk.

Please do not send application forms or CVs.

Please quote reference number ENG170R on all correspondence.

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.