Assistant Structural Engineer
Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.
To draft, check, implement and maintain the Oceaneering structural integrity management service to ensure the continued integrity of our client's onshore and offshore production facilities. This service is to be in line with all Oceaneering and our client's documentary requirements and onshore / offshore legislation where applicable.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Provide technical support inStructural Engineering, supported as necessary by more senior engineers in the structural department
- Provide support to our clients which includes Integrity Management / Inspection Management / Repair activities for structural components (both offshore jacket and topsides and onshore structures) in accordance with the relevant parts ofthe contract as required
- Prepare and maintain structural (both offshore jacket and topsides and onshore structures) Inspection and Integrity Management strategies
- Prepare and maintain Planned Maintenance Routines (PMR's) based upon the Structural Inspection Strategies
- Input to the production and ongoing management of the asset Annual Inspection Plans and client planning process for structural system activities to meet the client planning gate criteria
- Develop and issue detailed inspection workpacks / workscopes for inspections to the appropriate person or contractor. Ensure all parties are fully conversant with all aspects ofthe workscopes
- Ensure the structural inspections detailed in the strategies are carried out and are coordinated with all other activities where necessary
- Review and endorse all relevant jacket and topsides structures Inspection Reports, including 3rd party NDEReports, and confirm the inspections have been carried out as required by the strategies
- Carry out first pass assessment of reported defects, report any anomalies and highlight any areas ofconcern to the appropriate client structural engineer / integrity focal point. Advise the client when conditions present anyimmediate threat to integrity
- Undertake specific investigations into jacket and topsides structural issues, and engage approved 3rdparties as necessary to complete the scope
- Input to the IQ/RO process for structural component issues
- Liaison with offshore inspection teams (including RAT, UAV & ROV) to continuously improve the jacket and topsides structures inspection scopes
- Produce the Structural Inspection Annual Summary Reports
- Support the Line Manager (LM) in appropriate aspects of management of Oceaneering contractproviding assurance on technical delivery and cost management
- Ensure regulatory and client standard compliance
- Responsible for ensuring all work is compliant with relevant client engineering and safety standards andpractices and review any revisions and feedback from client Integrity Focal Point
- Promote the use of specialist technology to provide a more efficient service and to resolve unusual /special problems, liaise with the client on the implementation when appropriate
- The list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake tasks that may reasonably be expected within the scope of the post
- Assist with any other duties as and when required
- Undertake specific projects as instructed by management
- Ensure that the Safety policies and procedures are understood and adhered to as far as is reasonably practicable in order to ensure a safe working environment.
- Promote a strong HSE culture at all times
- Ensure that business and HSE risk implications of integrity issues are clearly identified and assessed forconsideration within the Oceaneering Integrity Management Team and communicated to the Client
- Carry out work in accordance with the Company Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Systems.
- Perform the assigned tasks with due diligence regarding the Integrated Management Systems on the Company.
- Eliminate waste of whatever form, to suggest the use of more environmentally friendly substances and practices and contribute to the continuous improvement of the environment.
Reports directly to the Senior Structural Engineer, and indirectly to the Principal Structural Engineerwhen working on navalworkscopes.
Training (E = Essential; P = Preferred)
- Degree in Structural or Civil Engineering or closely related Engineering discipline (E)
- MSc qualification in related discipline (P)
- Chartered Engineer as defined by the Engineering Council or equivalent (P)
- Passing Offshore medical and survival certification within 3 months probationary period (E)
- Willingness to go offshore and / or remote land sites for periods up to 21 days (E)
- Minimum 1 years of experience in structural / civil engineering (E) which may include some experience in oil and gas industry, with some structural inspection (P)
- Must be familiar with OA/QC systems/procedures and NDT techniques (P)
- Microsoft Office (E)
- Microsoft Project (P)
- AutoCAD working knowledge (P)
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics
- Ability to work within a team approach to workflow execution and problem solving (P)
- Provide leadership, co-ordination or guidance to others (P)
- Good communicator both written, verbal and technical to make complex terminology simple for the benefit of others (P)
- Good client or support contractor relationship skills at various levels of seniority and diverse cultures (P)
- Specific vision abilities for this job are required (all those who carry out field works should have this validated by undergoing an annual eye test) (E)
- This position is predominately considered onshore office work. This is almost exclusively indoors during the working day, and occasionally at night, in an open plan office with access by stairs only.
- There will be a requirement to go offshore by helicopter / ship to fixed platforms / floating structures for up to 3 weeks at a time, maybe 3 to 4 times a year. These vessels / fixed platforms will typically be in the North Sea but may on occasion be overseas. This will require typical offshore PPE and inspection type activities may require confined space entry (CSE) into areas such as voids and process tanks.
- There may be a requirement to go to an onshore location to perform the same duties as above.
- Offshore work may also be characterised as living, working and sleeping on oil and gas production facilities with PPE and permit to work restrictions outdoors, over / near water, exposed to all weather conditions or inside exposed to high noise levels, extremely bright or inadequate lighting, cramped work spaces and getting into awkward positions.
This onshore workscope is considered LIGHT work:-
- Lift up to 10kg
- Climbing, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and reaching
- Lift up to 5kg
- Repetitive movements of arms, hands and fingers
- Use PC monitor & mouse
- Sit with back supported
- Differentiate between colours
This offshore workscope is considered Medium work:-
- Lift up to 20kg
- Work in confined spaces, crawling, squeezing
- Access tight awkward spaces
- Dust/Chemical/Waterproof suit protection
- Wear harness or fall protection systems
- Lift up to 10kg
- Climbing ladders and stairs
- Bending, kneeling, squatting
- Reaching, stooping, twisting.
- Lift up to 5kg
- Standing and walking
- Wear PPE for feet and hands, head, vision and hearing protection
- Differentiate between colours
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