SCU Operations Manager

Job Description

About QuEST:

For more than 20 years, QuEST Global has been a trusted global product engineering and lifecycle services partner to many of the world’s most recognized companies in industries such as Aero Engines, Aerospace & Defense, Hi-Tech, Transportation (Automotive and Rail), Power and Industrial, Oil & Gas and Medical Devices. Spread across 72 locations in 14 countries and offering services and solutions that enable customers to ‘Create the Frontier’ by improving their business’ top & bottom line and reducing time-to-market, QuEST has been at the forefront of the convergence of mechanical, electronics, software and digital engineering innovations. With passionate professionals collaborating across borders, QuEST is a winning organization for all its employees with infinite opportunities to learn, innovate and grow.


  • SPOC from QuEST for Rotatives Producibility. Interfacing with SCU RM’s,  Execs and commodity leaders for strategic, operations, technical and commercial discussions on the matter of Producibility.
  • Responsible for delivering Producibility managed service work packages( Concessions/DPs/DARs/Zero Defect/TADs/TVs) – Total work scope includes team of 30 to 50 people located at UK and India.
  • Develop action plan to achieve long and short term objectives of Execs/commodity leads from Producibility ( WIP/Backlog reduction, 100% offloading, signatory development, process simplification/standardisation, zero defect, gold standard commodity plans)
  • Preparing proposals for Producibility SoWs. Operational, technical, commercial propositions. Managing POs, TDSs, Invoicing.
  • Manage project Scope, schedule, budget, resourcing, governance, customer connect and performance reporting
  • Coordinate with RR-ME (plants), other RR sites ( RRD and RRC) and suppliers for managing the work
  • Monitor progress on Kanban, identify bottlenecks and drive improvements
  • Work with chief engineers towards achieving signatory delegations
  • Coordinate with offshore team (Bangalore/Belgaum in India) to achieve project objectives
  • Identify improvement opportunities, articulate ideas, plans and benefits to customers and submit proactive proposals
  • People management – resource plan, capability/capacity gaps/hiring developing/ employee engagement within project

Education Type

B.E/B.Tech/BS-Aerospace Engineering

Stress Analyst

Job Description

Key Accountabilities 

  • Provide stress analysis and general engineering support to customer programmes
  • Support other research and development projects, as required
  • Prepare, present and report technical work to peers, seniors and partners.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Carry out the analysis of various structures including static and dynamic stress analysis, non-linear stress analysis, buckling and thermal analysis.
  • Work with other departments and external partners to deliver all aspects of the work.
  • Develop and optimise low mass structures and assess the impact of these designs.


  • The candidate must be qualified to degree level in Mechanical Engineering or Aeronautical Engineering with experience in structures and stress analysis.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Must have industry experience in the design and analysis of aerospace structures
  • Experience in the use of commercial finite element codes and CAD software systems including Altair Hyperworks, NASTRAN and SOLIDWORKS would be advantageous.
  • Experience in the design and analysis of composite materials used for aircraft/spacecraft structures would be desirable including ceramic matrix composites and metal matrix composites.
  • Must be able to carry out basic stress analysis hand-calculations for structures and pressurised equipment.
  • Experience in the analysis of turbomachinery and airframes would be desirable.

Skills and Behaviours

  • Able to work equally well unsupervised or as part of a team
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to prioritise tasks
  • Must be able to communicate at all levels of the business
  • Must be adaptable to new projects and design directions
  • Positive and flexible attitude to get the job done

Education Type

BTEC-HND Mechanical Engineering

Technical Lead – Reliability Engineer (Mechanical Back Ground)

Job Description


A Reliability Engineer with Mechanical back ground, who will act as a reliability engineer and a technical resource in performing criticality and assigning strategies for all equipment’s in oil & gas plant.

Job Description:

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Should have experience in reliability cantered maintenance
  • Should able to develop equipment strategies through PM optimization and / or  Reliability cantered maintenance
  • Should have experience in Criticality assessment.
  • To manage, interpret, and integrate PM, inspection and function test data associated with upstream production assets
  • should able to develop equipment strategies through PM optimization and / or  Reliability cantered maintenance
  • Good Engineering judgment to optimize inspection and test intervals
  • Collection and Managing the database of inspection/test records
  • To review and approve the P&IDs, Data Sheets, and SAP Work Order History of Inspection Reports
  • Database management using Meridium, SAP and other Document Control Databases

Required Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Mechanical Engineering degree
  • 10+ years of instrument maintenance and reliability experience in related industry (refining/petrochemical /LNG/oil & gas)
  • Working experience of Reliability Centred Maintenance, preferably in Meridium and/or Criticality Analysis, Mechanical maintenance
  • Working experience in SAP, PM and MM Modules knowledge is preferred.
  • Fluent English written and oral communication / interpersonal skills
  • Experience with P&IDs, equipment data sheets, interpreting vendor manuals,
  • Good interpersonal skills and working collaboratively with the -other teams
  • Experience with Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Aware of international standards related to equipment maintenance

Good to have skills:

  • Exposure to Upstream Facilities Engineering activities
  • Experience with SharePoint for document management
  • Experience with Meridium
  • Experience with SAP

Education Type

B.E/B.Tech/BS-Mechanical Engineering



Generative Design in Aerospace

In early days designers used scales and drafters to express their designs on sheets in two dimensions. Lot of effort and time was invested in representing designs on drawing sheets, this delayed the product development and remained as a major lagging factor in production. Today various software are available which help designers to design a product in three dimensional platform. What about the future of designing?

Technologies are focusing on enhancing the designing experience and minimising error. Today’s designing software require high level of skilled labour to perform the task of design, and most of the designs are similar to existing ones. We need to think out of box in order to address the upcoming design requirement. Generative design is a technology which promises better design experience and outcome.

With generative design, all the designer/ engineer has to do is to provide the generative design software with input and operational conditions, that’s it.  Millions of design possibilities are iterated and analysed and the user is provided with a optimised final output. Aerospace is a field where optimisation is everything. Generative design uses Artificial  Intelligence and Machine learning to come up with unique and high performing design alternatives.

With generative design in the field of aerospace, high level of weight reduction and airworthiness can be attained in the design of aircraft structures. With help of 3D printing and other associated technologies  these design are realised improving the performance of Aerospace vehicles. Generative designs provides us with multiple results instead of one option. It provides the user an environment for adapting to a better design.

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India’s very own Kaveri Engine

‘Indian self made gas turbine engine’ is an all time ambition for the mechanical and aeronautical engineers in India. Kaveri Engine, the venture of our Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) to make an independent engine had a couple of mixed reviews. Kaveri Engine is designed by the Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) for Light Combact Aircrafts (LCA). The engine was intended to build for the Tejas aircraft which is the first fighter aircraft of India by HAL. Kaveri engine is a afterburning bypass engine. However, the engine could not meet the technical requirement before.

The Indian scenario has a 3 decades of research over various engines. The turbofan engine could meet all Indian environmental standard. But it could not meet the foreign requirements. The completion of project was on 2010. the engine is still incomplete and requires more study.

                                       Kaveri Engine

The engine has an afterburner to enhance the thrust. The Length of the engine is 3,490.0 mm (137.4 in) with a diameter of 909.3 mm (35.8 in). It has a two-spool compressor, with low-pressure (LP) and high-pressure (HP) axial compressor. This twin spool engine will allows the various components to rotate at different speeds. The weight of the engine is concerning. HP compressor with 6 stages, including variable inlet guide vanes and first two stators and LP compressor with 3 fan stages and transonic blading and an annular combuster with dump diffuser and air-blast fuel atomisers. Similar to the compressor, it has high pressure and low pressure turbine section as a twin spool connection. The thrust to weight ratio is 7.8.

When it comes to the question, ‘whether the Kaveri Engine is a failure?’, well it is not a complete failure. It is close to it’s standards. The problem is it’s reliability as a powerful engine. Whatever study,time improves mistakes. Hope India will make it’s independent engine soon.