Composite Material Development Engineer/Scientist (KTP Associate)

£37000 - £40000

Aberdeen, City of Aberdeen - 28 months

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Job description

PURPOSE OF POST:
To develop a bio-based resin system with improved technical specifications to broaden the Technowrap product line.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

• Prepare, test and characterise epoxy-based composites.

• Conduct experiments, analyse and interpret experimental results and produce scientific publications.

• Conduct mechanical testing according to standards and wide range of advanced characterisation (FTIR, DSC, XRD, dielectric analysis, NMR etc.) of polymers.

• Communicate/coordinate with the industrial partner to understand their expectations for the product and share their research findings and outcomes.

• Coordinate with other internal and external stake holders in the project and execute the project professionally as per the planned timelines.

• Deliver the project objectives as detailed in the KTP project proposal.

• Undertake in-depth literature review in the area of bio epoxy resin development and analysis with emphasis on enhanced thermal stability and mechanical properties.

• Explore, understand and critically evaluate existing epoxy-based repair solutions offered by ICR Integrity Ltd.

• Take a leading role in developing and evaluating the bio epoxy resin solutions.

• Maintain an up-to-date project plan and provide a progress report for presentation at regular Local Management Committee (LMC) meetings.

Project description

The primary focus of this position is to develop an advanced bio-based resin system, enhancing the technical specifications to expand the “Technowrap” product line.

About the business

ICR is a repair, inspection, and maintenance service provider to customers in the global energy, oil and gas, petrochemical, nuclear, defence and telecoms industries. ICR Integrity Limited is the main trading entity in the Group, which compromises several business units supporting the services above. ICR has two distinct operational divisions: Repair and Maintenance (including Technowrap and Quickflange) and Inspection and Integrity (including Integrity monitoring, INSONO composite inspection and OMNI integrity software). ICR's objective is to reduce the contribution of Oil and Gas to its revenue portfolio from 85% to 65% by 2026. The Group has hubs in the UK, USA, Norway, UAE, Australia and services other markets, including Africa, Middle East and Asia through existing partner networks.

Energy

Materials Science/Engineering

MSc degree in a relevant area of study. A PhD degree would be an added advantage.

19 March 2024

17 April 2024

RGU06839


PURPOSE OF POST:
To develop a bio-based resin system with improved technical specifications to broaden the Technowrap product line.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

• Prepare, test and characterise epoxy-based composites.

• Conduct experiments, analyse and interpret experimental results and produce scientific publications.

• Conduct mechanical testing according to standards and wide range of advanced characterisation (FTIR, DSC, XRD, dielectric analysis, NMR etc.) of polymers.

• Communicate/coordinate with the industrial partner to understand their expectations for the product and share their research findings and outcomes.

• Coordinate with other internal and external stake holders in the project and execute the project professionally as per the planned timelines.

• Deliver the project objectives as detailed in the KTP project proposal.

• Undertake in-depth literature review in the area of bio epoxy resin development and analysis with emphasis on enhanced thermal stability and mechanical properties.

• Explore, understand and critically evaluate existing epoxy-based repair solutions offered by ICR Integrity Ltd.

• Take a leading role in developing and evaluating the bio epoxy resin solutions.

• Maintain an up-to-date project plan and provide a progress report for presentation at regular Local Management Committee (LMC) meetings.