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Principal Engineer - Structural


London, United Kingdom
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August 4, 2024
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Do you want to play a role 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 Lead/Principal Structural Engineer 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?

Lead the delivery of all or part of the structural engineering effort on a project or in a tender in accordance with Aker Solutions’ values / attitudes and contractual requirements. 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 the performance of all or a specific part of the structural engineering activities / tasks such as:

  • Ensuring Structural Engineering is executed in accordance with the Project Execution Model / Plan (PEM/PEP) and in accordance with the schedule, budget and contractual requirements, keeping a focus on Quality and HSE aspects.
  • Interface coordination with other engineering disciplines, procurement, construction, completions, operations and third parties.
  • Monitoring the project structural engineering schedule and manhour budget.
  • Structural engineering change control.
  • Performing structural engineering for different project phases from initial feasibility study, concept design, basic design to final detailed design.
  • Preparing and finishing structural reports, and provide design input for the drawings for the detailed design phase
  • Updating and revising the related documents and drawings on time according to construction requirements.
  • Preparing structural philosophies, MTOs and specifications.
  • Structural engineering integrity and compliance coordination.
  • Preparing and delivering technical presentations.
  • Risk management, to identify project threats and opportunities related to structural engineering.
  • Keeping the Engineering Manager and Client representative informed of structural engineering progress.

We think you should have:

  • University civil or structural engineering degree or relevant education with more than 15 years post graduate experience in front end, FEED and/or EPC projects.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience within the offshore oil & gas/renewable energy sector.
  • Track record in Lead / Principal Structural Engineering role(s) from a minimum of one FEED, E&P or EPC project.
  • Good working knowledge and experience of structural analysis software / tools such as STAADPro and SESAM.
  • Knowledge of design software such as E3D, Navisworks and Autocad.
  • Knowledge of non-linear software, such as Ansys or Abaqus is beneficial.
  • Experience in multiple office execution / workshare and managing high value execution centres.
  • Experience in offshore HVDC topsides / wind projects is beneficial.
  • 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.