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Principal Engineer - Architecture


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 Architectural 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 architectural 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 architectural engineering effort is controlled and delivered within contractual schedule and budget.

Responsible for leading the performance of all or a specific part of the architectural engineering activities / tasks such as:

  • Ensuring Architectural 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 architectural engineering schedule and manhour budget.
  • Architectural engineering change control.
  • Performing architectural engineering for different project phases from initial feasibility study, concept design, basic design to final detailed design.
  • Preparing and finishing architectural reports, and provide design input for the drawings for the detailed design phase.
  • Managing directly or coordinating the technical management of architectural supplier packages, including:
    • reviewing supplier documentation to ensure that design complies with relevant standards and specifications.
    • coordination with and technical follow up of documentation and deliveries from suppliers.
  • Updating and revising the related documents and drawings on time according to construction requirements.
  • Preparing architectural philosophies, MTOs and specifications.
  • Architectural engineering integrity and compliance coordination.
  • Preparing and delivering technical presentations.
  • Risk management, to identify project threats and opportunities related to architectural engineering.
  • Keeping the Engineering Manager and Client repres

We think you should have:

  • Architectural engineering qualification or equivalent relevant education with more than 15yrs 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 Architectural Engineering role(s) from a minimum of one FEED, E&P or EPC project.
  • Good working knowledge of the relevant design codes for the design of offshore installations
  • Good working knowledge of architectural components
  • Good working knowledge of Insulation and Fire sealing solutions
  • Experienced in MTO and weight reporting
  • Team player, eager to learn and grow professionally.
  • Experience in multiple office execution / workshare.
  • Experience in offshore HVDC topsides / wind projects is beneficial.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and good working knowledge of Office365
  • Knowledge of design software such as E3D and Navisworks.

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.