Hydrodynamics Engineer


Hydrodynamics Engineer - Aberdeen - Staff

Our client has an exciting opportunity for an Analysis Engineer with Hydrodynamics Discipline to join their team on a permanent basis in Aberdeen/

The responsibilities of the discipline are technical support and hydrodynamic analysis related to marine operations and subsea structure design for SURF and IRM projects. The work may include support to engineering studies and tenders as well as live projects.

The successful candidate will work primarily within structures and flexibles installation analysis, but they will also be exposed to other types of hydrodynamic and installation analyses. The position also offers a unique opportunity to follow-up the analysis work done at planning stage of a marine operation by either being directly involved in the execution phase or by collecting recorded data from the operations that can be used for comparison and validation of the analytical models.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Structure installation analysis both by simplified methods and in the time domain using software like e.g. Orcaflex
  • Flexible pipelines, risers, umbilicals and cables installation analysis using primarily, the software Orcaflex
  • Analysis of hydrodynamic in-place loads on subsea structures
  • Undertake and check others', analysis and engineering activities
  • Interface with project team and engineering teams
  • There may be additional responsibilites depending on the level of seniority, including leading teams and project scopes and mentoring junior members of the team


  • Candidate with a Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering discipline and relevant working experience
  • Proven relevant working experience in a similar discipline
  • Knowledge and experience using the software Orcaflex and programming skills (in e.g. Python) is an advantage
  • Overview and understanding of applicable design codes, industry standards and legislative requirements

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Thomas Twinn
Thomas Twinn
Senior Recruitment Consultant