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.

Lead Engineer / Senior Engineer (Ref. No.: CAiRS-LE/SE/P3.3 - Forecasting maintenance)


The appointees will report to the Project Leader and the Centre Director or his designate (currently Program Manager), and perform research and related work in planning and execution of the research project - “Forecasting maintenance”. The project will develop AI-based prognostic techniques to assess the extent of degradation from normal condition and enable the condition monitoring and predictive maintenance actions for electrical systems/devices such as motors.

He/She will be required to:

  1. work with industry counterparts in consolidating academic research into tangible deliverables;
  2. steer the project, and ensure good and appropriate applicability to commercial/industrial partners;
  3. coordinate the delivery, installation and testing of the equipment; and ensure the equipment being properly installed, tested and commissioned at the Centre;
  4. manage research and development activities including technical and financial aspects, and other project administrative tasks such as preparing project updates and reports;
  5. work closely with research colleagues of the teams;
  6. coordinate with local and overseas universities, research institutions and business partners, and handle enquiries in a professional manner; and
  7. perform any other duties as assigned by the Centre Director or his delegates.


Applicants should:

  1. have a master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a relevant discipline. Preference will be given to those who possesses a doctoral degree;
  2. have research/relevant work experience with knowledge of corporate product development;
  3. be well-organized, capable to work under pressure and able to handle multi-tasking assignments in a multidisciplinary team;
  4. have excellent interpersonal skills; and
  5. have a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese, with proficiency in Putonghua being an advantage.

Applicants are invited to contact Dr Siqi Bu at tel no. 2766 6163 or email siqi.bu@polyu.edu.hk for further information.

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:

Please send a completed application form, together with a detailed curriculum vitae via email to careers@cairs.hk.  

Deadline for application: Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

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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