System Reliability Engineer (KTP Associate)

Salary:  Up to £38k per annum plus £4k personal development  
FTE: 1 
Term:  Fixed (24 months)  
Closing Date: 03 January 2017

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 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 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 and with its range of services provides clients with 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. 

Initial interviews have been scheduled for 20 January 2017 and will take place in London. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Iraklis Lazakis, Senior Lecturer, at on +44141 5483070.

For further information and to apply please go to and search for reference 54804.

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