Centre for Advances in Reliability and Safety Limited (CAiRS), initiated by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, is established in 2020 with its operation located in the Hong Kong Science Park, New Territories, Hong Kong. The mission of CAiRS is to bridge academic and industrial counterparts to introduce and implement artificial intelligence methods and prognostic techniques to advance reliability and safety. The goal of the Centre is to improve reliability and safety of critical components and devices, products, systems and sub-systems designed, commissioned and/or manufactured by Hong Kong companies and enterprises. More information about the company can be found at http://www.cairs.hk.

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Job Description

Project Engineer/ Research Engineer (Functional Safety Verification of Systems that Implement AI) (Ref. No.: CAiRS-R31-R32/P4.3)

[Appointment period will end on 30 June 2025]


The appointees will report to the Project Leader and the Centre Director or his delegate (currently Programme Manager) and perform research and related work in the research – “Functional Safety Verification of Systems that Implement A”. The project will be involved in the development of AI technique to meet safety criteria of functional safety standards in the area of “smart building”.

For the post of Project Engineer/ Research Engineer, the appointee will be required to:

  1. Study the implementation of various data acquisition methods (e.g., electrical current, vibration/sound and computer vision for anomaly detection) and conduct computational simulation;
  2. Develop and troubleshoot both hardware and software for collecting data and conduct tests;
  3. Prepare prototype of the system for R&D and demonstration purposes;
  4. Assist team members for the data analysis, machine learning programming, dashboard design, and preparing documents (e.g., proposals, reports, papers and patents); and
  5. Perform any other duties as assigned by the Centre Director or his delegates.


Applicants for the post of Project Engineer/ Research Engineer should have a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, building service or a relevant discipline. Experience in design and conduct experiments is a plus.

For the post, applicants should also have/be:

  1. Strong hands-on experience for (a) developing and troubleshooting both hardware and software, (b) design and conducting experiments, and (c) making prototypes;
  2. Experiences in use of CAD and simulation tools;
  3. Strong problem-solving and self-learning capabilities, with proven product mindset;
  4. Strong communication and collaborative skills, and adept at handling multiple projects and deadlines efficiently;
  5. Experience of data processing, machine learning programming, software implementation and dashboard design being an advantage;

What you enjoy at CAiRS:

We offer highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, in addition to the following benefits:

What you enjoy at Science Park:


Application Guidelines

  1. Please return the completed application form, together with a detailed curriculum vitae, to the CAiRS by email to careers@cairs.hk 
  2. Application form can be downloaded from here.
  3. The CAiRS reserves the right to fill or not to fill the position. The personal data in relation to your application will be used by CAiRS to assess your suitability for assuming the position you are applying for, and to determine the remuneration and benefits package, if applicable.
  4. Please read the “Personal Information Collection Statement for Recruitment” before completing the application form.
  5. The CAiRS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.
  6. Applicants who are not invited to an interview within two months of the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.
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