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Kent Recruitment

Senior Structural Engineer - Oil & Gas

Bristol, United Kingdom
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About the job:

Kent is looking for outstanding candidates to join our offshore structural analysis team based in central Edinburgh. We are looking for candidates from Senior Engineer to Principal Engineer level. As a member of our team, you will be using advanced 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 head the winning and delivery of our global portfolio of projects including concept and detailed design.

Your 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

· Ability to plan, develop, run, and report on complex analysis models using a range of analysis packages

· Responsible for guiding and mentoring junior engineers

· 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.

· Working with others to identify and develop new technical methodologies

· Communicating and maintaining client relationships

· Managing own cost and time targets to deliver an efficient, high calibre engineering service

· Prepare the associated clear, concise, high-quality reports

· Working in a team of very experienced engineers to execute projects

· Opportunity to develop capabilities in line with the requirements of the Kent career paths

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

· Strong logical background and a desire to develop in the field of structural engineering and analysis.

· Working 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.

· Can provide training and mentoring to junior engineers.

· Experience of offshore structural design and analysis.

· Linear and non-linear FEA experience in DNV SESAM, USFOS and ABAQUS or other comparable software package is preferred.

· Technical understanding of environmental wave loading 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.

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