Engineer (Job ID: 4977)

Job level Middle
Work exp Minimum 8 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Language English
Clearwater Bay
Employment type Full Time
Benefits Dental plan, Gratuity, Medical plan
Industry Education / Training
Job function Administration > Administration / Operation Manager
Education / Training > Others
Engineering > Mechanical Engineering
Published On 31/10/2019

Job Title:        Engineer
Department:   Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility
Job ID:            4977

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 an 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 a degree in mechanical/electrical/civil engineering or a related discipline with substantial years of experience in mechanical and electronic design, high pressure hydraulics, pneumatics, power electronics, sensors and data acquisition hardware.  Working experience in geotechnical centrifuge laboratory is preferable but not necessary.  Good command of spoken and written English is required. Applicants with less experience will be considered for the position of Assistant Engineer. (Duration: 3 years, renewable)

For more information about the GCF, please visit

(Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement placed on 28 Jun 2019 need not re-apply.)

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 position 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.