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Kent Recruitment

Junior Engineer

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Date Published

Kent is looking for outstanding candidates to join our offshore structural analysis team based in central Edinburgh. We are looking for Junior Engineers (2+ years) of all levels. As a member of our team, you will be using linear and non-linear finite element assessment methods to assess existing offshore structures for the purposes of brownfield development, asset management, life extension and decommissioning. Within the offshore wind sector, you will have the opportunity to support the winning and delivery of our global portfolio of projects including concept and detailed design.

The Role:

In your role, you will be carrying out or supporting the design and analysis of offshore structures. You will be working as part of an integrated team covering client interaction and delivery from multiple locations. This will include everything from hand calculations and written reports, to linear and non-linear analysis work. The role will allow you to develop technical and project skills through targeted training, on the job experience, mentoring and continual professional development.

You will require some experience of structural design and analysis, with either a civil, mechanical, or structural engineering background. This can be both on the job experience, as well as suitable university experience. The ideal candidate will have experience relevant to fixed and/or floating offshore structures, such as offshore wind turbine substructures and offshore oil & gas structures, although this is not a prerequisite. An understanding of relevant structural concepts, behaviours, loads, etc. will be an advantage, although there will be opportunity to develop this experience for the right candidate.

Experience of working in accordance with engineering design codes and standards would benefit the role, with the ideal candidate showing the ability to establish robust solutions working from first principles based on a strong theoretical understanding. Reporting skills and a strong attention to detail with a commitment to quality control and assurance are essential.

The Person:

You enjoy new challenges and are keen to learn, whilst also wanting to support others within our diverse multi-disciplinary teams.

You enjoy working on multiple fast-paced projects, balancing the need for high quality design and analysis with the need to deliver within required time and cost budgets.

You will also have a range of the following desirable experience and attributes.

Key Attributes:

  • Engineering degree, honours or equivalent in civil, mechanical, or structural engineering, naval architecture or similar.
  • Demonstrable experience or university background in a relevant area of structural design or analysis.
  • Familiarity with relevant offshore structural codes and standards would be beneficial.
  • FEA experience in DNV SESAM, USFOS and ABAQUS or other comparable software package is preferred.
  • Ability to quickly understand and implement new areas of technical knowledge.
  • An inquisitive attitude, and the drive to seek out and progress areas for improvement.
  • Adaptability, and the ability to effectively manage and prioritise multiple demands.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a proven ability to write accurate, detailed, and concise technical reports (e.g., design substantiations, bases of evaluation and calculations).
  • Ability to effectively engage with, and work as part of, a multi-disciplinary engineering team.


  • Competitive salary.
  • Extensive benefits package available, including 25 days annual leave with option to purchase a further 15 days available. See the link to our website for full details of our benefits package: Your Benefits (
  • Flexible working arrangements possible.
  • Attractive pension scheme.

To apply, please submit your CV along with a cover letter briefly outlining your background and why you’d be a good candidate for this role.

We are committed to our diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. From day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.

Follow the link below to apply for this role. This link will route you through to the recruitment team at SNC-Lavalin who are currently supporting Kent with hiring activity for an interim period. In August 2021, Kentech acquired the Oil and Gas Business of SNC-Lavalin and this led to the relaunch of our new company, now known as Kent.

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