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Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind – Civil and Structural Engineering Summer and Industrial Placement Scheme (2019)

  • Job reference: PL-058
  • Sector: Energy, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Renewables, SNC
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Current salary If you do not wish to provide your salary please Input zero: Competitive

Within the oil and gas division, our operations focus on fixed and floating offshore structures, terminals, refineries, petrochemical plants and subsea pipelines. Having worked on thousands of oil and gas installations around the world, you’ll join a team of over 20,000 experts located in North America, Australia, the Middle East, Europe and the UK. We work across the life cycle of the oil and gas industry, finding innovative solutions to complex challenges through the increased use of digital and immersive technologies, and have worked on over 700 projects in the last five years all around the world. We have provided unrivalled technical expertise and support to the oil and gas industry for more than four decades. Our highly skilled teams are leading technical developments across the globe and, with our input, problems are solved and critical decisions are made with confidence.


What you’ll be doing and where you’ll be based
We have opportunities for undergraduates across a range of our Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind teams in the UK. From a Civil or Structural Engineering background, you could be working in one of the following teams, here’s a little about what they do:

Aberdeen – summer placement available
Based here as a student civil or structural engineer you could be involved in working with North Sea operators in supporting them in their brownfield modification projects and/or operational support work in their daily production. This is a dynamic environment ensuring that code requirements, production efficiency and safe operations are maintained using innovative approaches to assets which, in some cases are 40 years old, operating efficiently and safely pushing your knowledge and capability to the full extent.

Bristol – summer and year in industry placements available
Here we’re engaged in a broad range of projects and while our operations focus on fixed and floating offshore structures we also have the adaptability to support the nuclear energy market. Your role will include structural engineering, analysis and design of new offshore fixed and floating structures; structural integrity of offshore structures and process plant; and assisting in the assessment of fatigue and reliability of structures. You’ll also be involved in multi-disciplinary design projects across Energy sectors. By joining Bristol, you'll become part of a global team located in North America, Australia, the Middle East, Europe and the UK.

Epsom – summer and year in industry placements available
Based in Epsom within the Offshore Structural Engineer team you will be working on concept, FEED and detailed design of major offshore assets together with developing innovative solutions for repair and upgrades. Responsibilities include conducting structural engineering, analysis and design work, completion and delivery of engineering consultancy work for all types of offshore fixed structures, ensuring the provision of efficient high quality structural engineering, contributions to proposals, tenders, business and marketing plans and meeting cost and time targets to deliver high quality consultancy services to oil and gas industry clients.

Who we’re looking for
You’ll:
• be a talented undergraduate on track to achieve a 2.2 Master’s/MEng degree or higher in Civil or Structural engineering
• have ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your technical skills
• possess a passion for working in a consultancy environment, you’ll want to work with clients and with teams who deliver to their clients
• be adaptable and happy to cope with uncertainty. Communication and team-working will be your key skills as well as having the ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions.

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Benefits & Rewards
When you join our Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind team, you’ll be empowered to be the professional you want to be, working on projects you feel proud of. You will be part of an international team, making a real difference to the world around you and leaving a lasting legacy for future generations. From here you could take your career in any number of different directions, working on some of the most technically challenging projects of our generation.

Some of our benefits, to name a few, include:
• dedicated support from your line manager who will create personalised objectives with you, so you can get the most out of your time with us to support you with your studies and beyond
• our top performing placement students have the opportunity to be nominated straight onto our Graduate Development Programme

In addition, you’ll also receive a competitive salary and a range of benefits – for full details of our comprehensive benefits package please click here.

How to apply
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Initial closing date
Our deadline for applications is Wednesday 2nd January 2019. Due to their popularity we may close some of our programmes before this deadline, therefore to avoid disappointment we would recommend applying as early as possible.

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 refer to (or in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.


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