Technologist III

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Date: Feb 4, 2024

Location: Singapore, SG

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

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Job Purpose

The role sits in Technology Implementation & Delivery (TI&D) team in MP&Y’s R&D function. The team is a fully interdisciplinary combination with expertise covering chemistry, material science, marine biology, hydrodynamics, data science, etc. We value new ideas and diverse perspectives.  To further enhance the team’s capabilities and hunt for new R&D challenges and opportunities, we are looking for an experienced and motivated Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeler to join our team as a champion of modelling and simulation.


Key Accountabilities

•    Establishing new modelling and simulation capabilities (software and hardware) within TI&D team and promoting modelling and simulation as a new technique to support product development and improvement for various teams. 
•    Collaborating with marine fouling control product development team to investigate ship surface roughness induced friction and drag under experimental or operational conditions using simulations and analytical tools.
•    Conducting CFD modelling and studies for a range of applications relating to turbulent boundary layer, ship resistance and propulsion, with potential expansion to wind blade aerodynamics, heat transfer in porous medium and other practical industrial applications on fluid mechanics.
•    Liaising with relevant internal product development teams to understand their questions, requirements, and deliverables. Subsequently, independently proposing and implementing simulation methodologies and technical routes to support product development and evaluation. 
•    Emerging as a subject matter expert on modelling and fluid mechanics to provide consultancy to relevant R&D and business projects.
•    Contributing and leading industrial and academic collaborations with both regional and international collaborators on subject domain.
•    Partnering with data scientist and analysts to experiment and develop innovative digital and data products for business and customers.
•    Maintaining effective communication with all stakeholders to ensure successful project outcomes.


•    BSc (Hons), MSc, or PhD in ocean engineering, coastal engineering, naval architecture, fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, mechanical engineering, computational physics, and/or other related discipline with a specialization in CFD Modelling
•    Solid hands-on experience in computational techniques, tools, and common software packages (e.g. Solidworks, OpenFOAM, StarCCM+, etc.). Good skills with OpenFOAM and/or ship hydrodynamics modelling is a plus.
•    Knowledge and experience on relevant meshing and CAD software such as SolidWorks, Rhino, and/or AutoCAD.
•    In-depth knowledge on the principles and application of computational fluid dynamics.
•    Programming languages such as python, C++. 
•    Ability to work effectively as an individual member of the subject and collaboratively with other team members with different domain knowledge. 
•    Curiosity and self-motivation to explore new area and develop skills and knowledge on different topics for modelling and simulation.
•    General knowledge about data science and machine learning is a plus but not necessary. 
•    Strong communication skills


Location: Tuas

Transport Provided at designated MRT stations. Lunch provided. 

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 34634 

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