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Offshore Structural Engineer

  • Job reference: EN-002708
  • Sector: Energy, Oil & Gas
  • Location: Epsom
Offshore Structural Engineer

Do you have an interest in offshore structural engineering and design? Are you looking for your next career opportunity in either Oil & Gas or Renewable? 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 renewable 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 in the Engineering and Consultancy business with opportunities to work across the whole market from Renewables to Oil & Gas.

The Role

We are looking for early to mid level structural engineers who have an understanding and experience of structural design and analysis relevant to offshore structures; both fixed platforms and floating designs.

As a member of the team you will have a key role in the technical delivery of work packages under supervision from senior staff.

You will be comfortable working on a range of structural engineering design and analysis projects, either with local colleagues or working as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team located across different offices. You will deliver high quality technical work, ensure compliance with relevant codes and standards as well as internal best practice procedures and contribute to continual development of the design approach and methodology.

The Person

Comfortable at performing a range of design and analysis tasks, you take personal responsibility in achieving the best from yourself and colleagues 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 judgement under pressure.

You are driven and motivated to excel in a varied and rewarding career, looking to make the most of the opportunities that Atkins offers as part of the SNC-Lavalin Group.

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.



You will demonstrate the following;

• Engineering degree, honours or equivalent in civil, mechanical, structural, naval architecture or similar;
• An appropriate level of post-graduate structural engineering experience (some of which will be offshore structural engineering in Oil & Gas and / or Renewables) and be working towards, or have recently achieved, Chartership status with a recognised engineering institution;
• Structural engineering experience including one or more of the following:
o Jacket structural design and analysis,
o Topside structural design and analysis,
o Structural Modification & Repair (SMR) – concept and detail design,
o Advanced finite element analysis (both linear and non-linear)
• Experience in the use of computer-based engineering tools and software – preferably including one or more of SACS, SESAM, USFOS and ABAQUS.
• Knowledge of typical offshore structures design codes (e.g. ISO, DNV, NORSOK, API).

About Us

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, employing more than 18,000 people worldwide, including around 8,500 in the UK. We’re part of SNC-Lavalin, one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. We support public and private sector clients with the delivery of complex infrastructure projects, from upfront strategic advice to large, outcome-focused programme management. Whether it’s providing social and economic infrastructure to enable cities to flourish or the connectivity of people and places fuelled by technology and big data, Atkins helps achieve success.

People join us because they share a desire to be at the forefront of offshore engineering 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 difference 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. There will be opportunities to develop your skills and experience in the UK working across our broad portfolio of workstreams and also for international travel as part of the global Engineering & Consulting 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 as 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.

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.

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