Professor in Decommissioning

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
Apr 11, 2019
Jun 06, 2019
Full Time





National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) is a multi-million pound research and development facility for decommissioning and late-life asset management.

The School of Engineering at the University of Aberdeen seeks to appoint a Chair in Decommissioning to initiate and perform interdisciplinary cutting-edge research in the engineering fundamentals that underpin decommissioning and late-life asset managements in the oil & gas sector. In addition, the new chair is expected to be a major contributor and inspiration for the university’s taught MSc Program in Decommissioning, the first of its kind globally. We require strong leadership in research, an excellent track record in one or more main areas associated to decommissioning and late-life such as subsea structural engineering, flow assurance, well plugging and abandonment and enhanced oil/gas recovery. This is a unique opportunity to – in close interaction with the OGTC – shape this emerging interdisciplinary branch of engineering that will play a major role in the energy transition.  

We are looking for an industrially oriented academic, or an academically oriented individual from industry with a PhD degree in engineering discipline relevant to decommissioning and late-life asset management. The successful candidate is a leader in research & development and has an excellent track record in research and technology development witnessed through papers and/or patents. Experience with commercialization of research and development outcomes is highly desirable, as is a chartered engineer (CEng) status. 

A competitive remuneration package will be available for exceptional candidates considered at Professorial level. 

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

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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 +44 (0)1224 273244 or email for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 6 June 2019 

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact 
Professor Igor Guz, Head of School
01224 272808 

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Guz 

Please quote reference number ENG136A on all correspondence 

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