3D Technical Animator - IKM Testing UK (Aberdeen)

To produce 3D technical animations from inception to completion entirely independently or working closely in a team of IKM animators and designers for a wide range of clients in a diverse array of industries.

To provide support to other IKM departments and help explore and identify new areas for growth in IKM’s design services.

Roles and Responsibilities

• To be responsible for the complete production of 3D animation projects from storyboarding through
   modelling and rigging, to animating, rendering, post production and final client handover.
• Create highly detailed and accurate 3D models of client products and equipment using technical
   drawing based reference material, technical procedures and various other technical documentation and
   specifications provided by clients.
• Provide regular updates and correspondence to clients to ensure projects fully meet and exceed their
   expectations and are delivered on time and on budget.
• Develop strong relationships with clients, get to know their business and develop unique and innovative
   ways to present their business in the best possible light.
• Provide mentorship and guidance to junior members of the animation team.
• Provide support to other departments within IKM including: sales, business development,
  tendering, operations, training and competency, etc…
• Adhere to company’s policies and procedures.

Qualifications Required (Technical, Professional, Academic)

• Minimum HND qualification in a relevant discipline.

• Honours degree in relevant discipline.

Experience Required

• Previous experience in a 3D Modelling and Animation production role (samples of work required).
• Proficient in 3DS Max.
• Experience using Vray render.
• Proficient in Adobe After Effects, Premiere and Photoshop.
• Strong technical understanding of VFX pipeline and video production processes.
• Excellent organisation, presentation and communication skills.
• Strong project management skills.
• Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word / Excel / PowerPoint).

• IKM’s Design & Engineering Department provides client services in a wide range of design / creative
  disciplines. It is critical that all team members are multi-skilled, flexible and competent in several
  complementary areas of design.
   These may include:
   - Web design.
   - Photography.
   - Graphic Design.
   - Brand Development
   - Programming Skills.
   - Marketing Skills.
• Please make us aware of any such artistic or technical skills that you may have and (if possible)
   provide examples of your work.

Additional job-specific skills:
• Experience with Unreal 4 Engine or Unity. Knowledge of associated editors and work flow from 3DS Max.
• Character based rigging and animation.
• Understanding of latest rendering technologies and custom shader creation.
• Interest in latest cutting-edge technologies.

Personal Skills

• Ability to work independently, take initiative and continually learn new skills.
• Enthusiastic – passionate about 3D modelling and animation.
• Creative, artistic and innovative.
• Strong interest in and understanding of technical subject matter.
• Good at collaborating with others / teamwork.
• Flexible and adaptive.
• Keen eye for detail.
• Ability to work under pressure.

*** Please submit a selection of some of your best 3D animation and other design work along with your CV to HR@uk.ikm.com. This portfolio can take any form you like – we leave it up to you to be creative!
Please provide references (preferably 2).

Interviews with perspective candidates will begin immediately and the position will only close once it has been filled.

For examples of recent animations developed by IKM’s Technical Animation Team, please visit our vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/ikmtestinguk 

Information and Application:
To apply for this role send CV to HR@uk.IKM.com 

IKM Testing UK Ltd  

The IKM Group, Norway|Telephone: +47 51 64 90 00|
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