Senior Structural Engineer

Subsea 7

Vacancy information

Subsea7 has an opportunity for a Senior Structural Engineer to join our Fleet and Equipment team on a full-time, staff basis. This role will be based at our Aberdeen, Westhill office.

The Senior Structural Engineer will provide specialist technical support to Subsea 7’s worldwide fleet in collaboration with other engineering specialists in the Fleet and Equipment department.

They will be responsible for developing structural engineering solutions for a diverse range of projects across the fleet. Examples include installation of ROV launch systems, new mezzanine deck designs and seafastening designs for back deck equipment as well as vessel structural upgrades and modifications during drydocking and maintenance periods.


What will you be doing?

  • Provide specialist skills, integrity and knowledge in key areas of structural engineering, including design codes, legislative requirements and current good engineering practice.
  • Undertake responsibility for production of deliverables, which may include preparation and checking of design reports, engineering support to Drawing Office designers, design calculations, specifications, procedures, analyses, progress reports, bid evaluations, study reports and various third-party submissions.
  • Provide in-place design, transportation and lifting analysis and seafastening design using relevant software packages.
  • Design and detailing in accordance with acknowledged industry codes, standards and design guidelines, client specifications and scopes of work.
  • Production and checking of design documentation including feasibility reports, detailed design reports, equipment specifications etc.
  • Production of specifications, data sheets and MTOs.
  • Support package engineering and management on large structural material procurement packages.
  • Undertake structural analysis utilising STAAD Pro, FS2000 and ANSYS or similar software.
  • Coordinate structural engineering support to the execution of multi-discipline projects in line with defined budget and schedule.
  • Liaise with associated related disciplines and understand the interfaces within a project.
  • Provide specialist structural engineering assistance during occasional periods of offshore or site working.
  • Actively participate in relevant training to pursue continuing professional development.
  • Supervision of and mentoring of junior engineers as required.


What experience would we like you to have?

  • Educated to degree level in Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Naval Architecture, but experience may be considered.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, MathCAD, STAAD Pro / FS2000 / ANSYS or similar software.
  • Chartered Engineer or working towards chartered status.
  • Engineering experience in the design of structures including within the Marine and Oil and Gas industry.
  • Awareness of marine classification and local legislation.
  • Identifies industry codes, standards and design guidelines.
  • Ability to support package engineering and management.


What do we offer?

  • Career development – with access to a range of learning and development opportunities, as well as being part of a culture that encourages growth and development
  • Flexible working – lots of our people work flexibly in different ways. Whether it’s hybrid, part-time or flexitime working. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but let’s have a discussion to see how we can make it work.
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave/adoption leave
  • A fantastic benefits package – which includes a generous holiday allowance, pension scheme, discounted health and wellbeing packages, electric car salary sacrifice scheme and more.


Who are we?

We are Subsea7, a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the energy industry. We make offshore energy transition possible through the continuous evolution of lower-carbon oil and gas and by enabling the growth of renewables and emerging energy.

At Subsea7, we are looking for people who think differently. We want people who can bring new ideas and who are willing to take on challenges that will enable us to make a positive impact on a global stage.

In turn we will lift you up and encourage you to go further. Onshore or offshore, embark on a journey of opportunities, continuous learning, and development.

Start your journey with us today.


An environment where you can thrive

We recognise that having a diverse team makes us a better, smarter team. Diversity is something we value and regard it as key to our success.

We encourage new ways of thinking and celebrate our wide range of skills that help us continually challenge the status quo and inspire innovation. An inclusive and diverse environment fosters creativity, improves decision-making and introduces new ways of thinking.

Our people are at the heart of what we do at Subsea7 and we are committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Fair employment practices, fair treatment for all individuals and equal opportunity on the basis of merit are the foundation of how we work and develop together.


What happens next?

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  • Make sure your CV is up-to-date and highlights the transferable skills and experience you can bring to this role.
  • We would encourage you to include a cover letter as part of your application. It’s your chance to tell us why you would be a brilliant addition to our team.
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