Element Materials Technology

Failure Analyst

Job Locations AE-Abu Dhabi


Element has an opportunity for a Failure Analyst who will be primarily responsible for the failure analysis inspections, operations, reporting and consultation services.



  • Conducting and reporting of failure analysis
  • Presentation of technical work in different platforms, both written and oral in a confident manner
  • Exhibit pragmatic and innovative with respect to both conduct of the investigation and providing solutions for the client
  • Review technical documents and to construct a suitable scope of work
  • Estimate the work effort required and to help in the commercial breakdown of the work
  • Perform / manage routine metallographic examinations and compose / review standard reporting comments
  • Perform site visits and testing as and when required
  • Work extensively under the tutelage of the Principal Engineer in performing and managing the multiple work schedules to meet the commitments to the clients

Skills / Qualifications

  • Experience and recognized qualification in Metallurgy
  • Experience in conducting and reporting of root cause failure analysis
  • Experience in working with SEM / EDS (Scanning Electron Microscopy / Energy Dispersive analysis)
  • Experience working in an ISO 17025 laboratory environment
  • Experience in performing routine metallurgical examinations and evaluations
  • Strong communication / presentation skills
  • The ability to assess and respond to client requirements in an appropriate manner
  • Ability to operate and function within a team, drawing on other expertise where required
  • Flexibility and adaptability to different workloads and roles within the company

Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 


Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com


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