Research and Development (R&D) Manager

Services Technician

Job Description - Research and Development (R&D) Manager - R&DMGR

The Role

Since 1988, Monition Limited has provided tailored services for process and manufacturing companies across the world. Our partnership with clients in industries ranging from Food Processing to Petrochemical Refinement has fostered an intuitive knowledge of the challenges faced at the sharp-end of process management & maintenance operations. It means that we have the expertise to deliver targeted services to achieve our customers’ objectives. We are now recruiting for a capable research and development manager who is responsible to fulfil the main duties stated as below.


  • Development of decision making function within Monition using expert systems and data mining techniques. The purpose is to automate and improve decision making across all activities particularly for the reliability reports leading to increase in the integrity and accuracy of decisions. The job holder will be directly involved in design and development of an expert system which facilitates decision making in both strategic and operational levels. The job holder also needs to:
  • Design and develop research methodology, implement and report upon research investigations undertaken
  • Plan work schedules, and assign tasks to the research and development team
  • Monitor the standards of reports provided by the research team
  • To support implementation of project management operating procedures within Monition. The purpose is to tailor project management rules to the requirements/conditions of Monition. Since the company witnessed a significant increase in the number of its maintenance and reliability projects, there is a crucial need to develop a specific framework which deals with plan and control of all projects simultaneously. The job holder will support development of a project management software package specifically designed to manage reliability projects in Monition. The job holder needs to:
  • Communicate frequently and effectively with the project team to understand the requirements of Monition for project management implementation
  • Fulfil the identified requirements by evaluation of operating procedures and standards of project management officially documented, and propose implementation plans
  • Support implementation of project management by proposing amendments to the relevant software package


  • Having an A-grade PhD in project management or relevant subjects from a high-profile UK institution
  • Having an industrial engineering undergrad/BSc degree
  • Knowledge of PMBOK and also experience of working with project management software packages
  • Extensive knowledge of expert systems particularly decision making techniques such as AHP
  • Experience in analysis of reliability data using AHP method and other expert systems
  • Experience in application of data mining (particularly machine learning) techniques for big data analytics
  • Experience and evidence of successful implementation of data analysis projects using combination of expert systems and data mining techniques (trend analysis of AHP model outputs)
  • Experience of working with relevant expert systems and data mining software packages
  • Knowledge of reliability and maintenance engineering and experience of working in reliability and maintenance service sector
  • Strong data modelling and data analysis skills
  • Extensive knowledge of research methodology and experience in conducting highly productive research
  • Ability to quickly understand technical topics
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with ability to build effective relationships
  • Effective analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective time management, planning and organisational skills. High attention to detail

If you would like to apply for this role please forward your CV (preferably in Microsoft Word format) to the email address Please do not telephone with queries relating to this advert. If required please e-mail queries to and we will respond as soon as practicably possible.

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