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Aberdeen - Westhill, Oslo, Zoetermeer

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Seaway7 are looking for a Principal Structural Engineer who can be based in one of the following Seaway7 office locations - Oslo in Norway, Zoetermeer in The Netherlands, and Aberdeen in The United Kingdom. 

As a Principal Structural Engineer, you will support project teams with expert knowledge on calculations for installing, removing and transporting offshore constructions, with a focus on developing people and processes, and assisting with efficient resource management.


What will your responsibilities be?

  • Provide specialist skills and knowledge in key areas of offshore structural transportation and installation engineering.
  • Coordinate, supervise and provide guidance to (Senior) Structural Engineers with respect to calculation methods and procedures.
  • Evaluate, organize, and prioritise own and others workload .
  • Supports interfaces with subcontractors and internal clients.
  • Resolve technical queries and recommend solutions to engineering problems related to structural elements.
  • Perform structural engineering from concept design to detailed design for design of grillage and seafastening, lift points, lifting appliances and installation aids.
  • Prepare and review detailed calculations and drawings on project related subjects such as rigging, pad-eyes, sea-fastening, barge grillages etc.
  • Contributes to internal meetings, client meetings, yard visits, mobilizations, and offshore works.
  • Ensure compliancy with Seaway7 engineering standards and relevant codes.

What are we looking for?:

  • Minimum Bachelor (HTS) / Master level (Civil Engineering, Offshore Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent).
  • Minimum of 8 years working experience in a project/construction related environment in a Structural Engineering based role.
  • Experience in the offshore construction industry is necessary.
  • Sound knowledge of industry codes, standards, and design guidelines. (API, DNV, AISC, ASME, ISO etc.)
  • Expert Knowledge of Sesam GeniE, SACS and ANSYS software.
  • Comprehensive communication skills in English, both spoken and written.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work.
  • Flexible and hands-on mentality.
  • Willing to travel abroad to sites and sometimes offshore to our vessels.


Seaway7 is a global leader in the delivery of fixed offshore wind projects, committed to contributing to an efficient and sustainable energy supply for the future. 

We are headquartered in Oslo - Norway with five further main offices in Aberdeen – UK, Leer – Germany, Vejle - Denmark, Taipei - Taiwan and Zoetermeer - the Netherlands, and have a local presence in all key offshore wind regions around the world. We employ more than 500 people onshore, and have an offshore workforce of around 500

Seaway7 are committed to creating a diverse workforce and offer excellent career opportunities, supporting you to develop your skills and aspirations. Along with a wide range of benefits and a flexible working environment, employees can further enhance their work-life balance through our Remote Working Policy and our wider wellbeing offering.


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