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Senior Offshore Structures Engineer

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Date: 10-Jan-2023

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77077

Company: Lloyds Register

Job ID:37940

We are a leading international provider of classification, compliance, and consultancy services to the marine and offshore industry, helping our customers design, construct and operate their assets to the highest levels of safety and performance. We are shaping the industry’s future through the development of novel and innovative technology for the next generation of assets, while continuing to deliver solutions for our customers every day. 


Lloyd's Register Marine and Offshore provide a wide range of services to industry world-wide involving design verification, independent analysis, and consultancy activities in various disciplines, including those of naval architecture, structures, pipelines, geotechnics, safety and mechanical engineering.


Location: Houston, Texas - Hybrid


About this role


We are looking to recruit a Senior Structural Specialist to join our Offshore discipline team in Houston.  This team has substantial expertise in providing independent assurance for design and operational aspects of offshore and onshore structures for a range of industries including the renewable and oil and gas sectors. This position will report to the Fixed Structures Team Leader.


Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake design appraisal activities with respect to offshore structures including fixed, near shore and floating offshore steel structures (e.g  jacket, topsides, subsea protections structures) to ensure compliance with specified rules, codes, regulations, standards and specifications within agreed parameters including budget and contractual requirements
  • Ability to carry out independent modelling and analysis of offshore structures using standard FEA packages such as SACS, STAAD, USFOS etc.
  • To develop technically other employees, as appropriate and share information to achieve effective knowledge transfer and application
  • To contribute to the preparation of bids and tenders for offshore design appraisal projects
  • To conduct activities in line with internal procedures, accreditation schemes, legislation and industry standards
  • Actively participate in relevant training to pursue continuing professional development
  • Assist in development of technical guidance notes, technical work for papers to be presented at seminars and conferences, co-ordinate technology development projects within LR


Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • Five to ten years of relevant experience in the design of steel structures in an offshore environment with comprehensive experience in the design and analysis of offshore and onshore structures (e.g  jacket, topsides, subsea protections structures).
  • Good understanding of nonlinear analysis of offshore structures
  • Good understanding of International regulatory regimes pertaining to design and operation of offshore structures such as offshore verification and certification regimes would be an advantage
  • Experience in analysis and design of steel structures to international codes and standards (e.g. ISO, AISC, Eurocode etc.)
  • Experience in using and interpreting the output of appropriate engineering software such as STAAD.Pro, SACS, USFOS, ABAQUS, ANSYS etc.
  • Effective communications in written and spoken English with the ability to prepare discuss and present deliverables to a client at a senior level.
  • Good communication skills (including technical report writing), the ability to work to tight deadlines and adaptability


General Requirements:

  • Preferably a Chartered Engineer and a member of a recognised professional body for example ICE, IStructE or IMAREST (or working towards)
  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • Prior experience of working with reputed engineering contractor or engineering consultant is desirable

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