Asset Integrity SME

Business Development & Commercial · Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Department Business Development & Commercial
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Experienced

Asset Integrity Subject Matter Expert - Europe

About Abyss

At Abyss, our mission is to create innovative Artificial Intelligence and robotics solutions, removing the need to put people at risk in dangerous jobs. From deep-sea rovers to our recent Moon to Mars Australian Government grant, and emerging technology in Agriculture, there is no challenge that Abyss will shy away from.

A global team collaborating across Australia, America, Pakistan and Europe consists of passionate problem solvers who love working on cutting-edge technology while maintaining a focus on environmental impact, safety, and cost. 

Built on the values of Transparency, Innovation, Integrity, Commitment, Reliability, the company’s vision is to build the intelligence that will drive all unmanned robots of the future.

In short, you'll get to work with some absolute LEGENDS, have fun, and get to work on cutting-edge technology in a company that is rapidly growing and has a REAL impact on the world.

Our Vision

  • To pioneer autonomous systems that enable inspections at scale

Our Values

  • We are Innovative
  • We are Agile
  • We are Transparent
  • We act with Integrity
  • We strive for Excellence
  • No Egos

The Role

As we continue to strengthen our Oil and Gas sector portfolio we are looking for an experienced Subject Matter Expert to join our growing team in Europe.  Reporting to the Chief Subject Matter Expert, the Asset Integrity Subject Matter Expert (SME) possesses the knowledge and expertise in the Mechanical Integrity (Static Equipment) and Fabric Maintenance field and is clearly able to communicate this knowledge to internal and external stakeholders.


This role will require leadership responsibilities including strong communication, organisation, and project management skills. Successful candidates will be passionate about leading teams, be a team player, and enjoy challenging, hands-on projects.

You will be a trusted partner to both internal and external stakeholders, guiding teams to ensure both Abyss and client objectives are understood and accurately reflected in offers and during project execution.

This role will require you to travel for internal and  client meetings where you will provide input to scope definition and clarity about Abyss solutions and there impact on client operations.

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Asset Integrity SME are to ensure the facts and details are accurate so that the Company’s deliverable(s) will meet the needs of the stakeholders, legislation, policies, standards, and best practices. To achieve this, SMEs will:

  • Accurately represent the Company’s objectives to the project teams and clients.
  • Validate the requirements and deliverables that describe the product(s) or service(s) that the Business Development professionals or product teams produce.
  • Provide expert collaboration and case studies pertaining to the support of the project mission and client vision.
  • Provide input for the design and construction of test cases and scenarios and may also validate executed test results.
  • Provide input into and execute user documentation and training material.
  • Test the product(s) or service(s) towards the end of the project/program (user acceptance testing), using and evaluating it for accuracy and usability, providing feedback to the project team.
  • Guide other team members on the project to ensure the content is accurate.
  • Resolve issues relevant to project deliverable(s) within their area of expertise.
  • Be committed to the Abyss Solution and participate in relevant workshops and product conversations.
  • Be initiative-taking and engaged during all workshops and product conversations.
  • Assist regional business development professionals in client support and expertise driving conversation in understanding industry and client pains.
  • Work with Chief SME to define performance objectives and determine acceptable performance levels.
  • Provide recommendations for procedural and product/solution improvements.
  • Function as the trusted expert within a department or function in relation to questions and problems within the Asset Integrity Field.

Person Specification

Technical Competencies:

  • Possess vast knowledge of current industry standards and local jurisdictional objectives.
  • Possess problem solving mindset in relation to industry damage mechanisms both internal and external.
  • Understand the language and terms in the Asset Integrity field as to communicate effectively with client experts.
  • Possess requisite knowledge that underlies effective decision-making and can describe where anomalies or flaws may occur in the decision-making process of the Asset Integrity field.
  • Function as the trusted expert within a department or function in relation to questions and problems within the Asset Integrity Field.
  • Be able to clearly articulate various Asset Integrity strategies to personnel within the organization as well as potential clients.
  • Clear understanding in how activities are performed in the Asset Integrity field and most importantly why the activities are performed.
  • Understand all detection technologies and techniques in relation to probability of detection (PoD)

Soft Skills:

  • Agile methodologies
  • Teamwork / Leadership
  • Self-directed / Autonomous
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving

Nice To Haves:

  • Advanced knowledge of Dynamic equipment and predictive maintenance practices a plus, but not essential


  • Candidate will possess minimum ten (10) years of industry experience and can provide past project performance of Asset Integrity improvement projects.
  • Possess an Engineering degree and preferably be certified in a minimum of two (2) of the API- 510, API-570, API-653, API-580 standards, or can gain access to these certifications in a time frame agreed upon.
  • Proven leadership, external stakeholder management and asset integrity subject matter expert.
  • Proven leadership in a disruptive technology implementation a plus.

What’s in it for you

  • We encourage and support continuous learning and career growth, and maintain that upskilling and staying up to date with emerging technologies is expected.
  • You’ll get to work closely with industry leaders working on problems without existing solutions.
  • Working with a growing company means there’s lots of opportunities.
  • Opportunity to work at or travel between our various office locations.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to transition into other technical specialties within the company.


  • UK based, preferably Aberdeen

How To Apply

If you have the skills and requirements for this role please apply via the following link;

Please note however that international applicants will NOT be considered and this vacancy is open to internal candidates only at this time !

Other positions available at Abyss here:

Abyss is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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  • Location
    Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
  • Department
    Business Development & Commercial
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience