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Principal Engineer - Weight


London, United Kingdom
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May 31, 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 Talanted Weight Engineer  for our New Build team, the role will be based at our Chiswick office, UK 

What will you be doing?

  • Ensuring weight control 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.
  • Monitoring the weight control schedule and manhour budget.
  • Co-ordinate work, planning and resources to align with other engineering disciplines.
  • Retrieving of weight and centre of gravity information from the 3D model.
  • Validating of weight and centre of gravity information provided by disciplines.
  • Validating weight information against historical data.
  • Produce, review or approve technical reports, SOW, Basis of Design, and ensure that technical requirements are met.
  • Review and import best practice tools and procedures to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Develop and maintain good client relations.
  • Risk management, to identify project threats and opportunities related to weight control.
  • Keeping the Engineering Manager and Client representative informed of weight control progress.
  • Support tender preparation. Review tender documentation; prepare SOW requirements and schedule of deliverables. Provide man-hour estimates and manning requirements.
  • Review and approve 3rd party documentation including but not limited to T&I Contractor, vendor and fabricator
  • Provide weight control assessment over changes identified within the Change Management Process
  • Support, mentoring and coaching of Weight Engineers

We think you should have:

  • Have extensive knowledge and experience in weight control for fixed and mobile offshore oil and gas production facilities or wind platforms.
  • Be familiar with methods and norms for providing weight estimates and COGs for offshore installations through all design phases, such as study phase, concept definition, pre-FEED, FEED
  • Support maintenance of experience data base.
  • Have excellent understanding of the relevant rules and codes of practice for weight control procedures for offshore installations, such as API, ANSI, Norsok, DNv, Noble Denton and ISO 19901-5.
  • Knowledge of Aker Solutions WEMS system is beneficial
  • Proficient communication and interpersonal skills, being able to work and collaborate with other colleagues
  • Knowledge of Autodesk Navisworks Freedom, Simulate and AutoCAD is beneficial
  • Knowledge of E3D
  • Experience in large EPC projects, particularly within lump sum environments.
  • Experience in vendor packages and modules weighings 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.