Company: Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)
Skills: IT - Programming & Database, Electrical Engineering
Other Skills: Data Analytics, Robotics, Automation and Artificial Intellingence
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: PhD/Doctorate
Location: Selangor, Malaysia
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Key Accountabilities

1 - Work as part of a team to develop and deploy entirely new robotic and automation solutions for oil and gas upstream operations

2 - More senior and experienced candidates have an opportunity to lead and grow the team by addressing current challenges and identifying new challenges and projects

3 - Research and develop innovative, robust and reliable robotic solutions to novel applications including challenging manipulation, locomotion, perception and inspection tasks

4 - Implement, evaluate and extend published algorithms for sensing and control of robotic systems

5 - Develop new mechatronic end-effectors designed to solve specific automation tasks and develop control software and algorithms to integrate this technology into a complete robotic solution

6 - Characterize and evaluate the performance of developed robotic systems and identify technical limitation and strategies to overcome them

7 - Manage the buildup, integration and verification of the system



  • Familiarity with robotic sensors such as: video cameras, LIDAR, IMU, force-torque, ultrasonic, SLAM
  • Experience with motion control system components such as brushless motors, encoders
  • Proficiency in motor, actuators, drive train, and bearings; analysis and application
  • Knowledge of frequency and time domain analysis of dynamic systems
  • Working knowledge of at least one programming language (C++, C, MatLab, Python etc.)
  • Working knowledge of analysis & simulation software, i.e MATLAB or MathCAD



  • PhD in Robotics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related fields
  • 15+ years of experience in a related position. Industry experience is highly desirable
  • Substantial hands-on experience with robotic platforms or automation in an academic, commercial or industrial setting
  • Experience in robot control algorithms and software: motion planning, optimization, force/torque-control, and mechanical system design and prototyping
  • Desire to work as part of a team in a results-oriented Research and Development (R&D) environment.




Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) is Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas multinational ranked among the largest corporations on FORTUNE Global 500.


Operating our core business in the Upstream and Downstream sectors, we are present in more than 65 countries since first incorporated in 1974. We are among the top five oil and gas companies (in terms of production) and the most profitable company in Asia.


We steadily drive for new solutions and continue pushing boundaries to manage new realities and add value to oil and gas resources in a manner that carefully balances commercial, environmental and social considerations.