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Renewable, Power & Nuclear, Petrochemical, Chemical & Fertiliser, Oil & Gas, IT/Cyber Security

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Renewable, Power & Nuclear, Petrochemical, Chemical & Fertiliser, Oil & Gas, IT/Cyber Security



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We are seeking
a CARBON FIBRE REINFORCED PLASTIC SPECIALISTCarbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic Specialist to join our clients’ Non-metallic Applications Development Division based inSAUDI ARABIA on a long-term contract, which is responsible for
conducting cutting-edge research
activities to disrupt Non-metallic businesses and enable further adoption of polymeric materials at a global level. The division's goal is to develop
innovative composites-based
technologies, which enable increased demand for polymers in five main sectors(Oil & Gas, Building & Construction, Automotive, Renewables and Packaging).



Develop and
implement new research programs focusing on cost-effective lightweight carbon
Fibre-based composites for automotive
applications, and to establish partnerships with national and international organizations in order to
advance and ensure effective commercialization of technological developments.

Minimum Requirements

PhD in Chemistry, MaterialsScience, Polymer Scienceor Physics.

Minimum of 10 years of R&D experience in
materials synthesis and composite development,including at least 5 yearsin the field of Carbon Fibre manufacturing.

Ability to set corporate R&D strategies,
develop technology roadmaps, connecting innovation ecosystemplayers and establishing new business partnerships.

Ability to identify competencies gaps; and to build, manage,and lead R&Dteams.

Experience in complex project management,
including milestone tracking; project finance and contracts development;
as well as technology licensing and commercialisation

Demonstrated effective leadership skills,
with the ability to influence and build relationships with customers.

Ability to identify technical challenges
related to out-of-autoclave composites manufacturing
towards speeding up the cycle of polymers and polymer composites processing for cost-effective
high-volume manufacturing.

Skilled in identifying technical challenges
related to low-cost carbon fibre manufacturing,
and launching new research projects to tackle these challenges, such as developing new synthetic methods
and fabrication procedures for Carbon Fibre technology with enhanced

Ability to establish new research programs to
overcome the existing challenges of composites
processing, (e.g., scrap rate, time cycle, and repair of common and arising manufacturing processes, such as
filament winding, automated tape placement,
additive manufacturing, injection over-modelling and on-site manufacturing)

Ability to work closely with partners in
order to integrate developed technologies in real-world applications in collaboration with automotive OEMs.

Able to publish papers in highly recognized
journals, present research outcomes in international events,and secure patentsbased on novel research results.

Duties &Responsibilities

Work with
research organizations and manufacturers to identify technical gaps and challenges that hinder vast penetration
of carbon fibre reinforced plastic in the Automotive sector.

Conduct technical
feasibility studies, designing R&D strategies targeting lowering the cost of carbonfibre and associated composites.

research projects, lead lab technicians and junior scientists, and engage external partners to advance the
technology readiness level of the targeted developments.

planning, execution, implementation, and data analysis, as well as liaising with stakeholders to ensure seamless
integration with ongoing efforts associated with non-metallic initiatives.

Train junior scientists
and engineers while remaining current with engineering and scientific technological developments of
carbon fibre manufacturing using a variety of
precursors, conventional/advanced manufacturing processes of composites, design methodologies of composite parts
for automotive applications and suitabilityaspects of composites.


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