Equipment Planning Specialist

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Saudi Arabia
Equipment Planning Specialist
Non-Academic
Assess equipment requests by conducting full lifecycle analyses of KAUST research equipment and providing technical reports to the Manager (Secretary of the Academic Space and Equipment Planning Committee)
•    Analyze research asset (SAP) records and develop lifecycle reports of critical research equipment
•    Liaise with the research asset support team in tracking, locating, and disposing of lab equipment assets
•    Evaluate existing research equipment and related systems with respect to age, condition, and technological status to determine the potential for reuse
•    Facilitate and track movement/transfer of equipment within and between labs and other facilities
•    Serves as liaison to finance relating to the valuation and depreciation of lab equipment
•    Review technical specifications of equipment proposals and report on identical/similar existing KAUST research assets
•    Coordinate with Research and Core Laboratories to track and record lab equipment utilization rates
•    Interface with Lab Equipment Maintenance (LEM) team and Procurement to prioritize standardization of research equipment
•    Avoid duplication of equipment requests by providing faculty with technical specifications of similar existing research equipment
•    Support principal investigators with their capital equipment proposals from the initial phase to the final commissioning stage
•    Assist in developing and maintaining a centralized shared database for the most commonly used research equipment in KAUST laboratories
•    Effectively communicate equipment planning information to the project team to allow for successful project completion
•    Ensure equipment proposals meet budgetary targets set by management
•    Maintain the research equipment surplus program
Research
Research Operations and Support
•    Proficiency in data analysis and reporting
•    Excellent communication skills in preparing documentation pertaining to equipment specifications and reports
•    Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of academic and industrial research
•    Experience with research equipment plan drawings and working with engineers
•    Ability to discuss equipment technology with multiple stakeholders
•    Self-directed and motivated, with the ability to work both independently and in a team environment
•    Ability to prioritize and multi-task, with strong attention to detail
•    Previous experience in utilizing research equipment as well as setting up labs
•    Minimum Master’s degree in engineering/material science or equivalent; PhD preferred
•    Experience using data management system such as SAP
•    Experience in Microsoft Office with excellent proficiency in Excel
•    Minimum of 8 years experience working in a similar remit within a Higher Educational or Science Based Environment
 
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