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London - Sutton
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Vacancy information

At Subsea 7, we take pride in being recognised globally as a leader across the Energy Industry.  For 5 decades our people have delivered over 1,000 projects in all water depths across our energy hubs and we continue to do so, adapting and evolving in an ever-changing world. 

Our sustainability and ongoing success are only possible through innovation, collaboration and the development and diversity of our people, assets, and technology.  By joining Subsea 7, you become part of a team of people who everyday ‘Make Incredible Things Happen’.

We are looking for a Senior Designer (Staff) to be part of the Global Projects Centre & Asia Pacific (GPC&AP) Drawing Office in Sutton. You will be responsible for producing 2D/3D models, procedural and design drawings for the fabrication of subsea structures and ancillaries for subsea installation of SPS and SURF as well as pipeline design related drawings.

Subsea 7 are committed to creating a diverse workforce and we look to offer excellent career opportunities as well providing a wide range benefits and a flexible working environment.


Specific Key Responsibilities & Activities

  • Design/Model subsea structures and equipment using 3D Inventor software for project fabrication drawings, Conceptual and FEED Studies
  • Prepare design/fabrication drawings of steel structures and piping (P&IDs/Isometrics) using Inventor and AutoCAD software
  • Prepare pipeline related drawings like field layouts, alignment sheets, approach drawings, and crossings
  • Interface with other disciplines to obtain input for designs and drawings and to develop clash free designs
  • Assist in the identification of technical problems and contribute with possible solutions
  • Conduct self-check on drawing/sketches and undertake checking of others work in a project or department environment within own experience and competence level.
  • Prepare drawings and sketches consistent with good engineering practice and in compliance with company drawing office procedures
  • Assist Fabrication as required in the resolution of construction difficulties relating to design problems, clashes, etc.
  • Provide feedback and input to improve departmental standards, working methods and guidelines
  • Independently evaluates, organizes and prioritises his/her work, providing regular feedback to the Lead / Discipline Manager on workload and requests for additional support
  • Actively participates in training to pursue their continuing professional development.
  • Train and mentor apprentices and less experienced staff
  • Operates within standardised engineering policies, processes and systems in the Business Management System (BMS) and Knowledge Management Centre guidelines


Essential Experience, Skills and Knowledge

  • Trained in the use of AutoCAD 2D/3D
  • Trained in the use of Inventor 3D
  • Experience in design/drafting of (subsea) steel structures including piping
  • Prioritise, organise and deliver work to deadlines set by management
  • Produces work of presentable quality
  • Can effectively work as a team member across multiple projects
  • Presents self in a professional manner appropriate to the role
  • Sound communication skills in English


Desirable Experience, Skills and Knowledge

  • Advanced use of Inventor including iLogic functionality
  • Experience with Vault for data (drawings/models) management
  • Experience with Civil 3D for layout and alignment sheet production
  • Experience working with offshore field layouts and route planning and general subsea field development
  • Experience working on offshore operations method drawings
  • Experience of being in a project lead position managing a team of designers