Company: Saudi Aramco (ASC)
Skills: Mechanical Engineering
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Saudi Arabia

Req Number: 18518BR

Position Description:
We are seeking a Machine Learning and Computing Specialist to join the Oil & Gas Network Integrity (OGNI) Division of Saudi Aramco's Research and Development Center (R&DC).

OGNI is responsible for providing innovative solutions to enhance the reliability and improve the performance of the Company's operating assets. In this ambit, particular focus is placed on the expansion of the operating envelop of composite and nonmetallic materials, to reduce the costs associated with corrosion and to capitalize on the expansion along the hydrocarbon value chain.

Your primary role will be to lead and coordinate the efforts in developing machine learning-based methods for the development of new materials and associated manufacturing processes. You will be expected to possess a strong technical and business competency to: identify current industry challenges in the areas of nonmetallic and composite materials; propose new research projects to tackle these challenges; develop methods for the screening and identification of new polymer reinforcements and sizing materials; and develop new artificial intelligence-based methods for the optimization of material, composite, and product manufacturing, and commercialization.

You will also be required to develop our business plans, the financial analysis of new proposed technologies, and new business trends. You must be aware of the economic implication of any scientific and technical aspect of the projects at all times.

Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate, you will hold a doctorate in one of the following disciplines: Data Science, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, or Physics from a recognized institution.

You will have at least 15 years of industrial experience, including at least 10 years of experience working on machine learning for the design of materials or the manufacturing of advanced products.

You must have a record of publication in recognized international peer reviewed journals, as well as in business planning, financial analysis, and techno-economic evaluation. Outstanding communication skills in English are a requirement.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:

Propose new research projects to expand the field of application of polymer matrix composites; identify new trends for the application of nonmetallic material within and beyond the oil and gas industry; and establish and manage collaborations with other units, departments, and external partners to accelerate the achievement of goals and maximize the impact of the projects.
Develop and implement artificial intelligence-based methods related to the optimization of material performance and manufacturing processes. You are required to remain updated with the current development in the field of specialization, to be able to publish technical findings in international peer-reviewed journals, and to write patents. You are also expected to perform literature surveys and technology landscaping in support of current and future research activities.

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