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London - Sutton
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The GPC Structures and Piping Discipline have a vacancy for a Subsea Structural Design Engineer (Level I/II). Under guidance from a Senior or Principal Engineer the Subsea Structural Design Engineer will provide engineering skills to the Structures and Piping discipline. Compliance with project plans, relevant engineering standards and contractual obligations is required. The Subsea Structural Design Engineer will work as part of a team but may have responsibility for discrete work packages. All personnel are expected to contribute to creating a culture of ethics, integrity and contribute a positive HSEQ culture within Subsea 7. Project Engineers with a relevant engineering degree and installation knowledge, experience in steel design, lifting, rigging, sea-fastening and competent in hand calculations would be encouraged to apply.


Candidates will have either a bachelors or master’s degree  in; Civil, Mechanical, Aeronautical, Automotive or Naval Architecture, or equivalent, along with the following requirements:

Engineer Level I Requirements

  • Experience in global structural analysis and FEA analysis software.
  • Able to write Technical Reports and Technical Notes.
  • Experience in Steel Design
  • Familiarity with code and standards such as ASME, AISC, ISO, Eurocode, API and DNV.
  • Ability to conduct structural analysis under instructions from senior colleagues and confident to seek advice as required.

Engineer Level II Requirements

  • Competent of using global structural analysis and FEA analysis software.
  • Can conduct structural or piping analysis and design under limited instructions.
  • Able to carry out structural hand calculations.
  • Competent to verify designs undertake by other engineers with the discipline.
  • Good Understanding of code and standard such as ASME, AISC, ISO, Eurocode, API and DNV.
  • Able to work in allocated man-hour budget.
  • Proficient in writing Technical Reports and Technical Notes.
  • Able to create Technical Queries or Deviation Requests as Originator.
  • Confident to deliver Technical Design Reviews.

Responsibilities for Structures and Piping Engineering Team:

  • Provide support to the Structures and Piping engineering team, including supporting other engineering disciplines within Subsea7.
  • Works as part of the project team, supporting the Principal/Senior in performing engineering for successful project delivery.
  • Under supervision, evaluates, organises and prioritises work which is subject to internal checking and approval.
  • Undertakes with supervision analysis, design and engineering activities associated with Subsea Structural Design – calculations, analysis, reports, detailed drawings (GA & Fabrication), concept development/selection and ownership of MTO’s/BOM’s.
  • Originates technical deliverables, accepting personal responsibility for its adequacy ensuring compliance with codes, standards and client specifications for approval by a Senior Engineer.
  • Identifies project opportunities, raising them to the required personnel.
  • Competent in identifying technical clarifications, originating technical queries and deviation requests.
  • Provide regular feedback to the project/discipline Lead Engineer on workload and requests for additional support if required.
  • Ensure full traceability of the technical development of the assigned scope throughout the life of the project.
  • Ensure engineering performed is effective and quality driven.
  • Actively engage in knowledge sharing, capture of Lessons Learned and application of Engineering Standards.
  • Ensures all relevant safety objectives are adhered too.
  • Promote personal CPD (Continued Professional Development) through regular engagement with the professional engineering community.
  • Work in collaboration with our alliance partners where appropriate.
  • Maintain communication with the Structures and Piping discipline engineering manager, in combination with project leads and senior engineers where appropriate.
  • Work efficiently to a high standard under the guidance of an allocated engineering mentor.


  • Operate within the Business Code of Conduct.
  • Operate according to Subsea 7's Management Principles.
  • Support standards and procedures for the Engineering Function.

Key Relationships and Stakeholders

Subsea Structural Design Engineers (Level I/II) are expected to communicate in clear and concise English, written and presented. Communication is expected with the following key stakeholders:

  • Drawing Office – for drafting structural design that have been originated by the Engineer.
  • Clients for technical reviews, and input into tenders/studies.
  • Other Disciplines including PG, Fabrication, Materials and Welding, Pipeline Design, Geotechnical and RIAU.
  • Engineering Discipline Managers and Project Engineering Management.
  • Supply Chain Management and Suppliers.
  • Relevant Professional Bodies and Institutions.