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Chief Structural Engineer (Offshore Design)

  • Job reference: EN-002290
  • Sector: Energy, Oil & Gas, Renewables
  • Location: Epsom
Are you looking for your next career opportunity in offshore structural design? This could be the role for you.

The Team

Atkins offshore structural engineering capability dates back to the 1970’s and we have been at the forefront of the discipline ever since. Much of our capability originated in the oil and gas sector, and we are still heavily involved in this area. However, we have successfully transferred many of our skills onto a growing number of fixed and floating offshore renewables projects.

Our offices in Epsom, situated in Surrey, are ideally located within close reach of both central London and the Surrey countryside, and are home to around 70 of our offshore renewable and oil & gas professionals. You will become part of a growing team of over 2000 engineers working in the global energy sector.

The Role

We are looking for experienced structural engineers with who have a good understanding and experience of structural design and analysis for all types of offshore structures; both fixed platforms and floating designs.

As a leading member of the team, you will assume a key role in the supervision and delivery of structural engineering consultancy work for all types of offshore structures. You will ensure the provision of efficient, high quality structural engineering and also provide advice, leadership and support to colleagues at all levels to help solve technical engineering problems. You will be comfortable leading multi-disciplinary design projects working with colleagues across the full breadth of the Atkins network and presenting concepts and solutions to clients at all levels.

Beyond project delivery you will lead the development of technical relationships with clients and, where possible, utilise existing networks in the industry as a foundation to winning future work. You will play an active role as a Technical Authority in the Atkins structural community, helping to develop best practice procedures and also promoting Atkins reputation in technical excellence externally through participation in conferences and standards committees as appropriate.

The Person

With excellent communication, stakeholder management and influencing skills, you will be able to build relationships effectively and assist in winning work from new and existing clients.

Comfortable at leading tasks and taking responsibility for the outcomes, you are keen to support, mentor and develop the capability of the team. You are also a motivator and take personal responsibility in achieving the best from the team to ensure client satisfaction. You are comfortable and adaptable to working in new and changing environments. You have good attention to detail and are able to make sound judgements under pressure.

You have a strong background in offshore structural engineering with the following minimum qualifications:
  • Good engineering degree, honours or equivalent in civil, mechanical, structural, naval architecture or similar;
  • Chartered Engineer with a recognised engineering institution;
You will also have a range of the following desirable experience:
  • History in the Oil & Gas and/or Offshore Renewables sectors;
  • Substantial structural engineering experience including one or more of the following:
    • Jacket structural design and analysis,
    • Topside structural design and analysis,
    • Structural Modification & Repair (SMR) – concept and detail design,
    • Advanced finite element analysis (both linear and non-linear);
  • Experience in the application and management of computer-based engineering tools and software – preferably including SACS, SESAM, USFOS, ASAS and ABAQUS;
  • Design and assessment of offshore structures to relevant code requirements (e.g. ISO, DNV, NORSOK, API);
  • Proven project delivery experience on large multi-disciplinary design projects.
About Us

At Atkins, we invest in people. With the technical excellence of some 18,000 staff we are one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies. Our philosophy is to help our people navigate a career path which enables them to achieve their ambitions. We offer flexible, rewarding work packages tailored towards career progression, which are founded on the principles of growth, ambition and excellence.

Our Energy business is delivering engineering, design and consultancy solutions to the oil and gas, nuclear, renewables, electrical generation, transmission and distribution sectors all over the world. Merging original thinking with our experience from 60 years in the energy industry, we help transform the potential of existing infrastructure as well as new resources and technology. We listen and lead across boundaries, bringing lessons learned from one industry or discipline to another to help realise our client’s vision. We build long-term relationships based on trust and integrity and by being there when we’re needed, delivering what we say we will, and adapting to changes and leaning into challenges.

People join us because they share a desire to be at the forefront of the energy sector and deliver outstanding projects. We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a different to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind.

Additional Information
  • This is an exciting time for Atkins, we are diversifying our portfolio to become a more global organisation, while also continuing to grow our services in the Energy sector in the UK. As part of a single Energy business, there will be opportunities to develop your skills and experience in the UK working across all our Energy clients and also for international travel as part of the global Energy business.
  • Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses 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 well as external training for all our staff. 
  • Flexible working will be considered for this role.
Reward & Benefits

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.

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