The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) and Chevron Corporation have entered into a partnership that will fund a portfolio of research projects aiming to better quantify the environmental effects of decommissioning and provide guidance on the best options from an environmental perspective.

The partnership is looking to recruit an enthusiastic research fellow with broad expertise in subsea engineering and marine sciences.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a 3-year research programme partnered by Chevron Corporation. The research programme is interdisciplinary, working across engineering and biological sciences to minimise detrimental effects of decommissioning activities and maximise opportunities to enhance the marine environment. The successful appointee will be working closely with Chevron personnel in the UK and internationally.

School/Section               Engineering
Staff Category                Research
Position Type                   Full Time
Duration of Post             Funding/Activity Limited
Grade                                Grade 6
Salary From                     £33,797
Salary to                           £40,323
Closing Date                   17/06/2020
Ref No                                ENG152R
Documents                     ENG152R FPs.pdf
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The role will see you being responsible for:

  1.  Project oversight and management of Chevron objectives, providing marine science or engineering support where required.
  2.  Facilitation of knowledge exchange between industrial and academic partners to contextualise scientific work products, laboratory and modelling protocols and support their dissemination and application in real-world international energy industry decommissioning projects.
  3.  Active contribution towards the development of guidelines for long-term degradation modelling of offshore infrastructure post-decommissioning
  4.  Contributing to the development, maintenance and support, of sensors for monitoring offshore sub-sea man-made structures.
  5.  Assisting in fieldwork where required.
  6.  Ability to undertake independent research on decommissioning in liaison and with NDC and Chevron objectives.
  7.  Ongoing liaison with PhD students working on Chevron funded decommissioning-related research in the UK and internationally, other academics and service   companies to support alignment with project goals.

The successful candidate will be expected to have an in-depth understanding of offshore systems, both from engineering and marine environment perspectives.

The project will involve extensive interactions with Chevron personnel and other stakeholders, and as such the candidate should be able to comfortably work with experts from different specialities based in different international locations while disseminating the outcomes with high confidence.

A PhD in a relevant engineering discipline or marine science is essential, with expert knowledge of offshore environment and a broad science understanding of sub-sea engineering and marine sciences.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 scale (£33,797 – £40,323 per annum), with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Srinivas Sriramula at s.sriramula@abdn.ac.uk and/or  Professor Graeme Paton at g.i.paton@abdn.ac.uk and/or Professor Paul Fernandes at fernandespg@abdn.ac.uk.

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa.  As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk for further information.

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

Job Reference Number: ENG152R

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 17 June 2020.

The National Decommissioning Centre embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) is looking to expand its current team to champion the use of the University’s Safe Haven data sharing platform for secure data sharing in the oil and gas and decommissioning sectors and to provide the basis for a digital model of the U.K. continental shelf basin.

School/Section                Engineering
Staff Category                 Research
Position Type                    Full Time
Duration of Post              Funding/Activity Limited
Grade                                 Grade 6
Salary From                      £33,797
Salary to                            £33,797
Closing Date                    10/07/2020
Ref No                                 ENG155R
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This is an exciting new post within the NDC supported by the School of Natural and Computing Sciences and the Directorate of Digital & Information Services, Digital Research team and funded by the Scottish Government’s Decommissioning Challenge Fund.  The post has been developed to explore the adaptation and extension of the secure access protocols for data sharing and analysis from the health sector to the oil and gas sector to support better access of data to relevant parties and consequently facilitate better decision making.

The role will see you being responsible for facilitating engagement between academic researchers within the University and the oil and gas and decommissioning sectors to frame the stakeholders’ data needs and required access protocols to permit to allow users with different requirements and distinct data ownership levels differentiated and auditable access to data for analysis and decision-making.

You will work closely with Ms Katie Wilde, Research IT Manager, Professor Wamberto Vasconcelos in Computing Sciences, and the NDC team to scope the interactions and identify the stakeholders required for the project, collect and collate data and interview responses and assist in implementing a new platform with the required data provisions and access protocols.  Ideally you will have some experience of the oil and gas sector.

Salary will be paid at the rate of £33,797 per annum on Grade 6 of the University Salary Scale.

As this post is funded by the Scottish Government Decommissioning Challenge Fund it is available for 12 months.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Richard Neilson (Director of NDC) by telephone on 01224274407 or email r.d.neilson@abdn.ac.uk or Ms Katie Wilde by telephone on 01224 437044 or email k.wilde@abdn.ac.uk or Professor Wamberto Vasconcelos by telephone on 01224 272283 or email w.w.vasconcelos@abdn.ac.uk.

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Global Talent Visa.  As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk for further information.

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

Job Reference Number: ENG155R

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 10 July 2020.

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