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Engineering Internship Program


REPORTS TO: Discipline Team Lead

OFFICE LOCATION: Lisbon – Portugal


Subsea 7 is a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the evolving energy industry, with over 80 nationalities across more than 30 countries. Everywhere we operate, our people are inspired to develop new ways of working and adapt to the changing energy industry.

We provide project management, engineering, and construction expertise across the full field lifecycle. These services are delivered within three operational business units: Subsea and Conventional, Life of Field, and Renewables and Heavy Lifting.

Within Africa, Middle East & Caspian region (AMEC), we safely execute Subsea and Conventional projects which connect seabed wellhead infrastructures to surface facilities such as platforms and floating production systems. We are actively present in a significant number of countries in Africa, Europe, Caspian Sea, Middle East and Asia.



Engineering is the heart of our business and people are central to our success. We are committed to the training and development of our engineers. We provide opportunities for exciting and meaningful work with global opportunities and first class career development. Are you ready for encouraging and rewarding career?

Subsea 7 Lisbon office is looking for trainee engineers to join the engineering department on paid internship contract for 4 months*, starting in September 2022.

Under supervision a Trainee Engineer assists more senior engineers to produce detailed engineering relevant to his/her area of specialism. The work scope may include supporting studies and tenders as well as live projects.

As a trainee you can expect off-the-job training, on-the-job development, mentoring and self-development as the first step for your career after graduation.

All personnel are expected to contribute to creating a positive HSEQ culture within Subsea 7 and ensure familiarity with and adherence to local HSEQ codes and practices.

* After training period, a positive assessment of performance will lead to a permanent contract within engineering department in Lisbon.



  • Under direct supervision, assists with production of deliverables, which may include engineering support to do design calculations, specifications, procedures, analyses, progress reports, bid evaluations, study reports and various 3rd-party submissions.
  • Consolidates knowledge in areas of discipline engineering, including design codes, legislative requirements and current good engineering practice.
  • Assists in the production of technical documentation.
  • Makes effort to become aware of all relevant safety objectives and legal requirements.
  • Recognizes the objectives for professional development.
  • To be clear of their roles and responsibilities within the Discipline.
  • Regular feedback to the Principal/Lead/Senior Engineer on workload and requests for additional support.


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



  • External Subcontractors and suppliers for engineering and procurement activity relevant professional bodies and institutions of learning


  • Internal Lead/Senior Engineer Engineering Department and project engineering personnel SCM and HSEQ project personnel Offshore Manager(s) and Supervisors Mentor (where applicable).


Knowledge, Skills and experience:

  • Our graduates typically have one of the following Master degrees: Mechanical, Civil, Materials, Petroleum, Mining, Naval, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent.
  • Up to 2 years of professional experience.
  • A good level of English is required.
  • Ability to function within a design team and across multiple projects.
  • Ability to prioritize own workload, manage time accordingly and inform team members where constraints will affect a project in terms of program or budget.
  • Be aware of interfaces within a project structure, including other disciplines, drawing office, document control, project management, client and suppliers. Manage change control within own remit on a project.
  • Inform team members where constraints will affect a project in terms of program or budget.
  • Can work within time/budget constraints Commitment to Company Values

Personal Attributes:

  • Curious about the Energy Industry,
  • Problem solver mindset with critical eyes for the details,
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Excellent ability to work within a multi-disciplined and multicultural team,


  • Majority of the work is carried out at Subsea 7 Lisbon Office,
  • Requirement for some international travel, for meetings as required.
  • Working hours according to local regulation and Company's policy.


All applicants that meet the job criteria will be contacted in the next four weeks by the recruitment team. Remaining applications will be integrated in our database and considered in future job opportunities.

All applications (CV’s) should be sent in English.




Our values are not just Corporate words on our Website or a poster on the wall in an office or a vessel. They are our continuous drivers of our behaviours; our actions and they guide our choices.”

John Evans, CEO

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