System Reliability Engineer (KTP Associate)

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
13 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

System Reliability Engineer (KTP Associate) in association with AP&A Ltd 

Department   Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering ( in association with AP&A Ltd, London (

Faculty  Faculty of Engineering (
Staff Category    KTP
Reference No    97669
Reports To    The Head of Department through, Dr Iraklis Lazakis (Academic Supervisor) and Stylianos Korkodios (Company Supervisor)
Contract Type:    Fixed Term (24 months)
Salary Range:    Up to £29,600 per annum plus £4k personal development budget
Closing Date    Friday, 19 January 2018
FTE:    1

A KTP Associate is sought to join the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering to work on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project in partnership with the AP&A Ltd.  The KTP Associate will be principally based at the AP&A Ltd, London, but will also spend periods of time at the University of Strathclyde as required.  
KTP is a three-way project between a graduate, a business and a university. Graduates are recruited to manage strategic projects within a business, whilst being supported by a dedicated academic supervisor. Founded in 1975, KTP is one of Europe’s largest graduate recruitment programmes (see  

AP&A Ltd is provides expert technical and commercial services to leading shipowners, shipmanagers and offshore clients worldwide. The company success has been built upon skilled project management and cost effective solutions. Every service the company provides is supervised by highly qualified industry experts and delivered with the highest levels of customer service. AP&A Ltd operates globally while the range of services offered to clients provide first-class assistance and trusted industry advice.

The aim of the project is to apply advanced data analytics, risk and reliability analysis tools and processes which will optimise ship operations, maintenance, repairs and logistics. The work will include modelling of ship systems and their interoperability in order to assess ship systems performance while also improving inspection, maintenance and repair intervals. The partnership will provide a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic graduate to be instrumental in reliability engineering and system modelling through advanced data analytics.

To be considered for the role you will be a graduate with an MSc or MEng degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar related discipline. You will have a thorough understanding of how to formulate equations describing a physical system and be confident in your ability to construct a numerical model to solve these equations. You will have programming languages and database development skills either through work experience or from previous research. You will have an ability to plan and organise your own workload and an ability to work as part of a team.

Your experience should demonstrate that you are capable of working independently on a technically challenging project and delivering results.

You should be excellent at planning and managing your work. This position will require you to engage with a variety of individuals including ship owners/managers/operators, Classification Societies, regulators and other industry stakeholders, so you will be capable of forming good working relationships with colleagues and communicating the results of your work clearly in technical presentations and reports.  

The KTP Associate will be an employee of the University of Strathclyde but will spend most of their working time at the company's premises in London.  It is anticipated that following this 24 month fixed term appointment, there may be the opportunity for you to be offered future employment within AP&A Ltd. The position has an additional allocated training budget of £4,000 for personal development.

Application Procedure
Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of two referees who will be contacted before interview without permission, unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise. Applicants must submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Other Information
Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (
This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by Innovate UK.  To find out how KTP works with business and the University, and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position. Please visit:

Formal interviews for this post will be held at AP&A Ltd office in London on Monday, 5 February 2018.

Equality and Diversity
We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.