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Aberdeen - Westhill
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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 1000 projects in all water depths across our energy hubs and we continue to do so, adapting and evolving in an ever-changing world. 

Our success and sustainability are only made possible by continuing to develop our assets and technology through innovation and collaboration, and importantly through the development and diversity of our people who every day ‘Make Incredible things Happen’ at Subsea 7.


Subsea 7 has an opportunity for a Senior Structural Engineer on a contract basis within the Central Engineering Department at our Westhill office. Operating in a technical, challenging and diverse environment the role will involve working with various diverse engineering projects.

The role will be responsible for supporting the execution of structural design scopes with tenders and live projects currently in execution.

You will be an expert in the field of structural engineering and analysis of offshore and subsea structures. Key attributed required for this position are:

  • Extensive experience in the structural engineering and analysis of offshore and subsea steel structures.
  • Extensive experience in seafastening, lift rigging and installation aid design.
  • Chartered or approaching Chartered Engineer status.


Specific Key Responsibilities & Activities

  • Provide specialist skills, integrity and knowledge in key areas of subsea structures 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, design calculations, specifications, procedures, analyses, progress reports, bid evaluations, study reports and various third party submissions.
  • Design and detailing in accordance with acknowledged industry codes, standards and design guidelines, client specification and scopes of work.
  • Production and checking of design documentation including feasibility reports, detailed design reports, equipment specification etc.
  • Production of specification, data sheets and MTOs.
  • Provide stress analysis for various subsea structures, utilizing STAAD Pro, FS2000 and ABAQUS or similar software.
  • Provide specialist structural engineering assistance during occasional periods of site working.
  • Provide specialist structural support to Business Acquisition and FEED study execution.
  • Train/mentor junior and graduate engineers.


Essential Experience, Skills and Knowledge

  • Professional qualifications – Degree qualified or above
  • Structural subsea experience in a similar role is essential
  • Experience of production and checking of design documentation is essential
  • Ability to lead and function with a design team and across multiple projects is essential
  • Can work to deadlines set by management
  • Presents self in a professional manner appropriate to the role
  • Produces work of presentable quality
  • Ability to prioritise and organise work
  • Identifies industry codes, standards and design guidelines
  • Deliver stress analysis work on projects
  • Ability to support package engineering and management
  • Provide structural engineering support to the execution of multi-discipline projects, Business Acquisition and FEED study execution
  • Knowledge/use of STAAD Pro, FS2000 and ABAQUS or similar software

Desirable Experience, Skills and Knowledge

  • Membership to a relevant professional body
  • Engineering experience within the subsea industry
  • Familiarity with recognised industry engineering software

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.