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Principal Designer - Structural


London, United Kingdom
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April 28, 2024
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Join us in solving global energy challenges for future generations.

At Aker Solutions we are committed to helping the energy industry and broader society #PowerTheChange towards a low-carbon future. We are changemakers and problem solvers with more than 180 years of experience. Our ambitions are high. By 2030, renewables and low-carbon solutions will make up two-thirds of our business. Do you want to be a part of driving the transition?

Our London team provides front-end studies, engineering, procurement and project management services for initiating and executing oil & gas field, offshore wind HVDC, renewable energy and carbon capture developments. Our Business very much depends on our people; all our major achievements are team efforts.

We are currently looking for Principal Structural Designer for our New Build team, the role will be based at our Chiswick office, UK.

About New BuildThe New Build segment is responsible for delivering major energy projects for the oil & gas and renewable markets. The segment includes all phases of a project, and specializes on delivering complete solutions that include engineering, procurement, construction and installation.

What will you be doing?

The Principal Designer within the structural engineering team delivers the structural engineering effort on a project or in a tender in accordance with Aker Solutions’ values / attitudes and contractual requirements. Assuming responsibility for the delivery of all or specific parts, as directed by the lead structural engineer, of the structural design effort. Ensuring that other aspects of the project such as procurement, construction, completion and operation are given proper consideration and that the structural engineering effort is controlled and delivered within contractual schedule and budget.

Responsible for leading structural design teams to deliver all or specific parts of the structural design, as directed by the lead structural engineer, within areas such as:

  • Delivering quality design for structural components on onshore and offshore renewables and oil & gas projects
  • Preparing, maintaining and checking the 3D model and discipline drawings for different phases of the project according to construction requirements and project schedule.
  • Developing and checking of 2D drawings of structures.
  • Supporting structural MTO activities.
  • Discipline model administration.
  • Development of CAD standard practices.
  • Managing coordination between design disciplines and third parties.

We think you should have:

  • HNC preferred.
  • Significant experience within the offshore oil & gas/renewable energy sector or onshore oil & gas / carbon capture sector, with an emphasis on offshore.
  • Track record in Principal Structural Designer role(s) from a minimum of one FEED, E&P or EPC project.
  • Must be able to input and control information in 3D model, (E3D, PDMS or Navisworks).
  • Fully capable of making and checking of 2D drawings in Autocad and / or Microstation.
  • Good working knowledge of relevant structural design codes.
  • Ability to manage and plan own work scope.
  • Hard working conscientious individual capable of working on ones own initiative
  • Good communicator and team player.
  • Experience in multiple office execution / workshare and managing high value execution centres.
  • A good knowledge of design, fabrication and welding of heavy modular steel structures is beneficial

More reasons to work with us:

•    Professional development and career opportunities•    Competitive pay and benefits•    Healthy work-life balance•    Join a company committed to becoming a significant player in the energy transition   

Interested? Contact us.

For more information about the position, please contact Dawn Aindow, Regional Manager : email

NES Advantage is Aker Solutions’ global recruitment services provider responsible for permanent and temporary staffing service.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our goal is to make Aker Solutions a place where everyone can perform at their best by creating opportunities for all. We see diversity as a source of creativity, innovation, and as a key competitive advantage. Diversity includes not only gender, ethnicity, or age but also disabilities, religion, sexual orientation, and many other parts of one’s identity. We welcome your application no matter who you are or where you come from and encourage you to let us know if you need any supportive adjustments throughout the recruitment process. 

This is Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions delivers integrated solutions, products and services to the global energy industry. We enable low-carbon oil and gas production and develop renewable solutions to meet future energy needs. By combining innovative digital solutions and predictable project execution we accelerate the transition to sustainable energy production. Aker Solutions employs approximately 11,000 people in more than 15 countries.