Senior Subsea Structural Engineer


Position: Senior Subsea Structural Engineer
Location: London
Type: Contract - PAYE Basis

Our client is looking for a Senior Subsea Structural Engineer to join the Structures & Piping team based in the South East.
Specialising in the design and analysis of Subsea Structures and providing structural engineering support to several other project disciplines


  • 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 design, transportation, lifting, deployment, retrieval analyses and sea-fastening design of the offshore structures for projects.

Deliverables Include:

  • Originator, Checking and Approval 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 NSO/ISYMOST and ABAQUS 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 specialist structural engineering to other subsea related disciplines, assist with offshore and fabrication yard interfaces.
  • Provide specialist structural support to Tenders, FEEDs and EPIC Phases.
  • Coach and mentor junior graduate engineers


  • 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
  • Advanced 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.
  • Efficient use of the following software, NSO/ISYMOST or ABAQUS.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration skills, both written and verbal.
  • Competent with up-to-date computer applications including MS Word, Excel and Mathcad.
  • Ability to solve complex technical problems and be originator of CLIENT issued TQ's/DVR's.
  • Proven track record within previous and current employment.
  • Ability to prioritise and organise work.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member depending on project needs.

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Dom Thompson
Dom Thompson
Engineering Recruitment Consultant