Principal Offshore Structural Designer in England - London, United Kingdom

at CB&I

Engineering / Technology
Minimum Qualification
Professional Qualification
Required Experience
7 - 10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

To provide technical leadership and management of the structural designers on offshore projects.


  • To ensure that all studies, general arrangement and detail drawings produced by him/her or staff under his/her supervision comply with the technical and requirements defined by the engineering team and are in accordance with the project and company procedures and standards.
  • Checking the accuracy and technical adequacy of design drawings, MTOs and interfaces with other disciplines or supplier documentation.
  • Present the attributes of the CAD system to assist in winning work.
  • Plan and manage the drawing production task on a project.
  • Estimate manhours required to perform design tasks.
  • Identify and solve detailing problems in design.
  • Manage a design budget to execute a scope of work.
  • Record and communicate decisions to the team.
  • Take responsibility and “own” his team’s work.
  • Train junior staff on the team.
  • Manage conflict when encountered.
  • Input to CB&I standards and procedures.


  • Strong proven experience in a contractor’s design office in the offshore industry. This may include jackets, topsides, floating or subsea structures.
  • Previous experience with a steel fabricator or in a construction yard would also be beneficial.
  • Experience must include PDMS design and draft version 11.6 or later and a recent version of AutoCAD.
  • Must have previous experience of leading teams of structural designers.
  • Must be able to estimate manhours for new projects and demonstrate an ability to plan deliverable output in a logical manner.
  • Experience of other technical/non technical software e.g. MS Office including Excel, Word and Lotus Notes would be advantageous.
  • An ability to write macros for PDMS and to prepare and upload new catalogue items is desirable but not essential.
  • HNC/ONC or City and Guilds equivalent (NQF level 4). 
  • Membership (Incorporated Engineer or equivalent) of a recognised engineering institution or similar body. 
  • Strong proven experience in a contractor’s design office in the offshore industry. 
  • Experience must include man management, manhour estimating, planning and an overall knowledge of CAD techniques, construction and sub-contract activities. 
  • Experience of both topsides and steel jacket design. 
  • Fabrication yard / shop experience. 
  • Good working knowledge of PDMS design and draft version 11.6 or later. 
  • Familiar with a recent version of AutoCAD. 
  • Familiar with PDMS version 12 and ability to write macros and add catalogue items. 
  • Good communication and demonstrable man management skills. 
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