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Kent Recruitment

Senior/Principal Structural Design Engineer

Location
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Category
Technical
Date Published
09/02/24
Status
Open

About you:

Join us. Unleash your energy within.

If you have world-class ambitions to reach the stars while keeping your feet on the ground, we’re the team for you. We've created a new breed of company – future-focused with reimagined ambition across all disciplines within the energy sector.

We love people who know their own potential and are not afraid to use it. We know that together, we’re far more than the sum of our parts. So, we celebrate people who want to grow and develop as we work together on some of the largest projects on the energy world stage.

Our purpose and beliefs:

As Kent, we’re tackling the greatest challenge of our time - to bring our world the energy it needs in the most responsible way ever imagined.

It’s the energy of every member of our team driven by our beliefs that is making this happen. Whatever our skill, our language, or our culture. These beliefs define and direct us every day to be the very best - for ourselves, our clients, our key stakeholders, the communities we operate in and the planet:


We PLAY BIG

We thrive on EMOTIONAL AGILITY

We are FANATICAL ABOUT PERFORMANCE

We are built on INFINITE THINKING


Read more about the Purpose, Beliefs and Guiding Principles that drive us: https://kentplc.com/who-we-are/purpose-beliefs

Our vision for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

We recognise that diversity & inclusion are catalysts for success. We’re heightening awareness on the benefits of people diversity, diversity of experiences and diversity of our perspectives. Creating a culture of inclusivity where all employees feel a sense of belonging.

Our combined energy is fueled by different nationalities, across 6 continents and 24 countries. Our commitment is to celebrate character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability.

About the job:

Kent is looking for outstanding candidates to join our successful structural team within our Engineering and Consulting business. Our Engineering and Consultancy business is delivering engineering, design and consultancy solutions to the renewables, low carbon, and oil and gas sectors all over the world. Our structural teams work on some of the most exciting and varied projects in the onshore and offshore Oil & Gas sector.

Within the Oil & Gas division, our services are focused on upstream operations engineering (i.e., maintaining safe and efficient operations for operators), and offshore engineering - encompassing fixed, floating, and subsea facilities. We support oil and gas facilities around the world and we are the operators’ ‘go to’ company for complex problems in design, engineering, integrity management, structural analysis, life extension, and ultimately decommissioning. Although your role will focus on the Oil & Gas market, you may also be called upon to support projects in other markets, such as supporting our industry-leading work in Offshore Wind structural design and analysis.

We are looking for candidates from Senior Engineer to Principal Engineer level.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for heading teams of engineers to deliver the design and analysis for a variety of offshore structures in both the oil & gas and offshore wind industries.
  • Working on both the assessment of existing offshore assets and new design projects depending on the business requirements. This is a varied role and will include everything from hand calculations to linear and non-linear finite element analysis.
  • Collaborate with others to identify and develop new technical methodologies.
  • Collaborate in a team of very experienced engineers to execute projects.
  • Communicating and maintaining client relationships
  • Ability to plan, develop, run, and report on complex analysis models using a range of analysis packages.
  • Managing team cost and time targets to deliver an efficient, high calibre engineering service.
  • Responsible for performance of structural engineering tasks and activities in accordance with relevant Client, industry and international codes, specifications and standards.
  • Responsible for supervision, checking, guidance and mentoring junior engineers.
  • Ensure a safe approach in design and working practices are adopted, following the objectives of the Kent management system and project specific HSE objectives.
  • Ensure fabrication, construction, operational and maintenance, and QHSE issues are addressed in the design. Seeking engagement with third parties where required.
  • Provide input to estimates, schedules and progress reporting.
  • Prepare clear, concise and high-quality design reports.
  • Co-ordination with CAD team and preparation of design sketches to aid production and checking of design drawings.
  • Review of other discipline or third party technical documentation relevant to design.
  • Attendance and participation at design reviews, HAZIDs, HAZOPs and constructability assessments.
  • Early identification of project risks, design decisions and design changes to the project manager.
  • Representation of Kent with Clients, Suppliers / Vendors and Certifying Authorities in a professional manner.
  • Undertake surveys if required, both onshore and offshore, to determine information and allow execution of scopes of work.
  • Opportunity to develop capabilities in line with the requirements of the Kent career paths.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

  • Logical background and a desire to develop in the field of structural engineering and analysis.
  • Working and collaborating on multiple fast-paced projects, balancing the need for high-quality design and evaluation with the need to deliver within required time and cost budgets.
  • Ideally Chartered (ICE, IMechE, IStructE etc), or actively working towards chartership.
  • Drive safe and efficient delivery of technically stimulating projects.
  • Experience of scope delivery at multiple phases of design (Appraisal, Concept, FEED, Detailed Design).
  • Can provide training and mentoring to junior engineers.
  • Experience of managing discipline engineers and designers.
  • Experience of offshore structural design and analysis.
  • Linear and non-linear FEA experience in SACS, DNV SESAM, USFOS and ABAQUS or other comparable software package is preferred.
  • Technical understanding of environmental wave loading is preferred.
  • Technical understanding of mechanical handling, lifting and installation requirements is preferred.
  • Building and maintaining client relationships, with a view to winning more work. Contributing to successful proposals and tenders.
  • Day to day operational support to client engineers including representing the company at meetings, production of deliverables and presentations.
  • Ability to support winning work from new and existing clients, through clear and professional communications.
  • Experience of applying appropriate quality assurance and reporting.

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.

We’re a disability-friendly employer and can make adjustments to support you to perform at your best during the recruitment process. Please contact us confidentially at [email protected] to find out how we can support you.


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