Senior Structural Engineer

  1. Oil & gas

As a Senior Structural Engineer, you will be responsible for: 

•Leading the delivery of structural projects for all types of assets for key North Sea clients for all types of offshore structures including fixed, floating and subsea 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, written reports to linear and non-linear analysis work.

•Development of brownfield modification, design and integrity strategies and schemes.

•Working with others to identify and develop new technical methodologies. 

•Contributing to and executing our structural business strategy, including supporting growth initiatives domestically and overseas. Work with others to develop an integrated asset integrity management strategy. 

•Building and maintaining client relationships, with a view to winning more work. Contributing to successful proposals and tenders. 

•Successfully managing a team of engineers to execute structural projects or as part of a multi discipline project, and utilise pool resources from other teams and external contractors, where appropriate. Manage team resources to ensure productivity targets are achieved. Developing your capabilities in line with the requirements of the Atkins career paths. 

•Day to day operational support to client engineers including representing the company at meetings, production of deliverables and presentations.

•Liaison and leading interaction with other disciplines such as corrosion and materials, process engineering and subsea engineering for the delivery of day to day tasks.

•A detailed understanding and compliance with relevant codes and standards.


Suitable candidates will possess the following qualifications and experience: 

•Proven success in delivering structural projects against external and internal time, cost and quality objectives. Experience of applying appropriate project governance and project management reporting. 
•Offshore structural analysis experience of jackets, floating and subsea systems – particularly using SESAM software – is preferred.
•Technical understanding of environmental wave loading and/or vessel motions – is preferred.
•Linear and non-linear FEA experience in ABAQUS and USFOS and other comparable software packages is preferred.
•Experience of managing small teams including carrying out performance reviews 
•Experience of managing elements of bids and engaging directly with clients 
Commercial and business development acumen to assess opportunities and contribute to the solutions. 
•Ability to report, interpret and communicate the engineering implications of complex analysis results to colleagues and clients, including the implications of problems encountered in the delivery of work.
•Ability to support winning work from new and existing clients, through clear and professional communications.
•Excellent report writing skills and experience in the delivery of technical presentations to external clients.
•Background in offshore structural integrity service delivery is advantageous
•Understanding of structural engineering first principals, this is a primarily technical role. 
•Management, assessment and analysis of designs, modifications and anomalies.
•An engineering degree, honours or equivalent in civil, mechanical, structural naval architecture or similar. 
•Chartered status with a recognised engineering considered advantageous 

Candidates should also possess the following personal skills/qualities: 

•Potential and desire to progress to Principal Engineer status and beyond 
•Self-motivated, positive, enthusiastic, reliable, consistent and mature approach to work – appropriate to delivering growth in the face of challenging market conditions. 
•Willingness to develop a wide range of skills and flexibility to work on a variety of projects. 
•Ability to lead small teams, provide line management capability, and an interest in developing junior staff 
•Ability to cope rapidly with challenging problems 
•Willingness to engage with and build relationships; anticipate, interpret and deliver client requirements, thereby wining work from new and existing clients 
•Ability and enthusiasm to work with other teams to develop cross-discipline capabilities 
•A co-operative and helpful attitude to colleagues and clients 

Additional Information and Benefits

• Travel to other company sites may be necessary.

• Flexible working options may be considered for this vacancy.

• Please refer to our website for full details of our benefits package, which includes the opportunity to purchase up to 15 days additional annual leave per year on top of our standard 25 days paid annual leave.

• Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents.

We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house and external training for all of our engineers. Developing your capability is key to our success, and that is why we place such an importance on it.

About Us

Atkins is ranked as one of ‘The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For’ and as one of the ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015’. We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations.

We are one of the world’s foremost engineering and design consultancies, operating in virtually every region of the world, in virtually every market. Choosing to work for Atkins will provide you with the opportunity to engage on some of the most exciting engineering challenges of our time. Together with our rewarding and flexible packages, you’ll have the perfect balance to bring both your personal and career goals to fruition.Within the oil and gas area, our services are focused on upstream operations engineering i.e. maintain safe and efficient operations for operators, and offshore engineering encompassing fixed, floating and subsea facilities. Additionally, we operate selectively in the onshore mid-stream and downstream markets.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV,  details of any current or previously held security clearance.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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