Monday, August 3, 2015

[DMANET] Logistics Analyst - Port of Dover

We seek a qualified candidate to work on a 2-year KTP project involving
the application of simulation and optimisation methodologies to drive
long-term strategic developments at the Port of Dover. The Port of Dover
is Europe's busiest ferry port, as well as the second busiest cruise
port in the UK. The Port also operates an active cargo terminal,
importing fresh produce and other goods to supply the UK market.

The successful applicant will be based at the Port of Dover's premises
and will work closely with Port of Dover staff and a team of academics
from the Management Science Group at the Kent Business School. This is
an exciting opportunity to work at a senior level on applying
cutting-edge analytics techniques into practice at a dynamic, publically
visible, and economically important UK company

The KTP Associate will be specifically tasked with helping to frame the
Port of Dover's 10-year master plan by providing the Port with bespoke
quantitative models for optimising traffic flow and the design of a new
cargo terminal. Successful delivery of the project will enable more
efficient use of space at this highly constrained site, resulting in
reduced traffic congestion and increased revenue generation by the Port.

Applicants should ideally hold a PhD in management science / operational
research / business analytics or similar. The Associate must have an
in-depth knowledge of simulation and optimisation modelling techniques,
as well as a good understanding of data analysis and statistics. It is
essential that the Associate be a skilled programmer and have experience
in modelling and solving optimisation problems, including using
off-the-shelf simulation / optimisation packages (e.g., SIMUL8 and
CPLEX) and developing ad-hoc exact and or heuristic methods. Previous
consultancy experience is highly desirable as is well as a proven track
record of publishing.

Further Information

Job Type: Research
Contract Type: 24 Months, Fixed Term
Salary: £30,434 - £38,000 pa
Start date for applications: 03 August 2015
Closing date for applications: 04 September 2015
Interviews are to be held: 14 October 2015

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to
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Informal enquiries may be directed by email to:

Dr Jesse O'Hanley | Senior Lecturer in Env. Systems Mgmt.
Kent Business School | University of Kent
+44 (0)1227 824286 |
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