Senior Engineer

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong (HK)
12 Mar 2019
12 Apr 2019
Civil Engineer
Contract Type
Full Time

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Job Title:    Senior Engineer
Department:    Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility
Job ID:    4474

Job Posting Details

The Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility (GCF) at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology was established in 2001 and it has become one of the world-leading geotechnical and geo-environmental centrifuge modeling facilities.  The 8.4m diameter 400 g-ton beam centrifuge is equipped with the World’s first dynamic two-dimensional shaking table and a state-of-the-art four-axis robotic manipulator.  Recently, funding has been secured to develop a new 2.2m diameter 870 g-ton drum centrifuge in GCF.  

GCF is looking for a high caliber candidate to fill a Senior Engineer position.  The appointee will take a leading role in developing, maintaining and applying GCF’s capabilities for advanced research and teaching in geotechnical centrifuge modelling, and manage resources to ensure the research potential of the facility is fully utilized.

Applicants should have an advanced degree, preferably a PhD degree in geotechnical engineering or a related discipline with substantial years of experience in design, preparation and performance of static and dynamic centrifuge tests.  The appointee should have expertise in design and safe operation of instrumentation incorporating high pressure hydraulics, pneumatics and power electronics.  Familiarity with operation and maintenance of servo-hydraulic shaker systems, electronic control systems, robotic devices and data acquisition hardware, and a good command of spoken and written English are required.  Applicants with less experience will be considered for the position of Engineer. (Duration: 3 years, renewable)

For more information about the GCF, please visit

Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits including medical and dental benefits, annual leave, and housing benefits will be provided where applicable.  A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.

Application Procedure
In support of a green work environment, we accept applications submitted online only.  To apply, please complete an online application form through the HKUST Careers website ( and return it online to the Human Resources Office.  Applications will be considered until the post is filled.  Applicants will receive an acknowledgement by email upon successful submission.  We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.