• Senior Structural Engineer

    Location UK-Aberdeen
    Requisition ID
    Business Area
    Oil & Gas
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
    Close Date (dd/mm/yyyy)
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    The Fixed and Floating Structure team is well established and has a strong heritage in providing engineering consultancy services to the Oil & Gas and Renewables (Offshore Wind) markets. This team is based in both the London and Aberdeen offices and serves both UK and global markets. The position will be based in the Aberdeen office. Our team of structural / civil / mechanical engineers and naval architects specialise in structural and naval architecture consultancy work for fixed and floating offshore structures.


    The current position is for a Senior Structural Engineer with a track record in structural analysis and Structural Integrity Management (SIM).


    Whilst the position is a predominantly office-based role, occasional travel (including offshore attendance) may be required.


    Areas of Responsibility:

    • Review and interpretation of data.
    • Successful delivery of analyses of fixed and floating structures in accordance with international codes and standards.
    • Completion and delivery of high-quality technical reports.
    • Support preparation of technical proposals.
    • Ongoing technical development.
    • Regular client interaction.
    • Management of own projects in line with the DNV GL Management System

    Position Qualifications

    • Qualified to degree or higher degree level (structural, civil, mechanical, naval architecture or similar)
    • Chartered or working towards chartership.
    • Track record of successful delivery.
    • Excellent IT skills, adept in use of Microsoft Office applications.

    Analysis Software Experience

    • Experience in assessing fixed offshore structures in SESAM (inplace and fatigue) is essential.
    • Experience in SACS, ASAS, USFOS, ABAQUS and PATRAN would be an advantage.
    • Experience of floating structures analysis (e.g. WADAM & HydroD) would be an advantage.
    • Programming experience would be an advantage.

    Structural Integrity Management Experience

    • An understanding of the basic processes and concepts of Structural Integrity Management is essential.
    • Experience of typical offshore structures codes and standards (e.g. API-RP2A, AISC, ISO 19902 etc) is essential.
    • Experience of Risk based inspection planning and management, defect assessment and weight control would be an advantage.

    Company & Business Area Description

    DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

    We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


    Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

    With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    DNV GL is the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry. We bring a broader view to complex business and technology risks in global and local markets. Providing a neutral ground for industry cooperation, we create and share knowledge with our customers, setting standards for technology development and implementation. From project initiation to decommissioning, our independent experts enable companies to make the right choices for a safer, smarter and greener future.

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