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London - Sutton

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We are looking for a passionate Principal Structural Engineer to join our team at Global Project Centre London office on a permanent or contract basis.

Principal Structural Engineer will have responsibility for planning their workload, coordinating the technical skills required to ensure effective delivery of high-quality engineering to meet commercial and technical needs. The subsea structure design and analysis scope will include conceptual evolution of design in research and development, tenders, FEED and EPCI phases of a project. Compliance with project plans, relevant engineering standards and contractual obligations is required. The Principal Structural Engineer will work as part of a team but may have responsibility for discrete work packages.


What will you be doing?

  • Provide specialist skills, integrity, and knowledge in key areas of subsea structural design engineering, including design codes, legislative requirements and current good engineering practice.
  • Provide in-place, transportation, lifting, deployment, and retrieval analyses for the subsea structures for projects.
  • Provide installation aid and sea-fastening design for the offshore campaigns.
  • Responsible for deliverables which may include:
  • Originator and Checker of design reports including detailed analysis and calculations, in accordance with acknowledged industry codes, standards, design guidelines, client specifications and scopes of work.
  • Effectively closing internal and external review comments to get the design approved for construction.
  • Engineering support to Drawing Office and issuance of fabrication drawings at AFC.
  • Data Sheets, Tender documents, FEED study reports and various third-party submissions.
  • Weight Reports and MTO.
  • Support package engineering and management on large structural material procurement packages.
  • Provide structural analysis for various subsea structures, rigging/lifting equipment and sea-fastening arrangements utilizing STAAD Pro, SACs, Abaqus and ANSYS software.
  • Coordinate structural engineering support to the execution of multi-discipline projects in line with defined budget and schedule.
  • Understanding of Piping, Connector Types, Valves and Forgings.
  • Liaise with associated disciplines and understand the interfaces within a project.
  • Provide structural engineering support to other subsea related disciplines, assist with offshore and fabrication yard interfaces.
  • Provide structural support to Tenders, FEEDs and EPCI Phases.
  • May oversee a team of engineers on a project or within a discipline
  • Ensures all relevant safety objectives are adhered to.
  • Coach and mentor junior graduate engineers.
  • Competent in identifying technical clarifications, originating technical queries and deviation requests.
  • Ensures full traceability of the technical development of the assigned scope throughout the life of the project.
  • Fully responsible for coordinating and delivering scope in accordance with man-hour forecast and responsible for highlighting any change requests, deviations from original scope of work.
  • Ensure engineering performed is effective and quality oriented.
  • Actively engage in knowledge sharing, capture of Lessons Learned and application of Engineering Standards.
  • Development of engineering solutions in line with defined standards.
  • Shares knowledge providing guidance and solutions to other engineers in the discipline.
  • 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 discipline engineering manager, in combination with project leads where appropriate.
  • Work efficiently to a high standard under limited supervision.


What experience would we like you to have?

Please note, if you don’t tick all the boxes below but feel you have some of the relevant skills and experience we’re looking for, please do consider applying. We would encourage you to apply with a CV that highlights your transferable skills and experience.

Candidates would ideally have Master of Engineering degree (MEng), or equivalent, from a recognised institute in; Mechanical, Civil, Aeronautical, Automotive or Naval Architecture along with the following requirements:

Extensive proven experience in a similar role providing structural analysis and design.

  • Experience of designing Flowline Structures (FLETs, ILS), manifolds, suction piles and Installation Aids including Sea-fastening.
  • Proven Knowledge of Pipelay Methods and Pipelay Vessels.
  • Familiarity of industry codes (API, AISC, DNV, ISO), standards and design guidelines
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of 3D Finite Element Analysis for the design of subsea components such as Mudmat, YOKE, Anchor Flanges, Bulkheads etc.
  • Deliver structural analysis work on projects, with the ability to support package engineering and management.
  • Provide structural engineering support to the execution of multi-discipline Tenders, FEEDs and EPIC phases.
  • Competent user of software such as STAAD Pro, SACs, Abaqus or ANSYS.
  • Effective communication, collaboration skills, both written and verbal.
  • Competent with up-to-date computer applications including MS Word, Excel and Mathcad.
  • Ability to solve technical problems and be originator of CLIENT issued TQ’s/DVR’s.
  • Proven history within previous and current employment.
  • Ability to prioritise and organise work.
  • Ability to work individually or as a team member depending on project needs.
  • Experience of either offshore support or within fabrication yards.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body.
  • Engineering experience within the Subsea industry


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.
  • 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? 

If you would like to apply for this role, simply click the Apply button found on this page.   

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Here are 3 top tips to help you submit a successful application: 

  • 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.
  • Take your time with your application and check there are no errors before final submission

Once you have submitted your application, we will be in touch as soon as possible with next steps. 

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