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Subsea Design Engineer

Company: Oceaneering International
Location: Houston
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Company Profile

Focusing on deepwater installations and field developments, we deliver tailored solutions-from the routine to the extreme. We provide fit-for-purpose engineering design through the entire asset lifecycle, including decommissioning. We contract, manage, engineer, and execute projects using our global vessel fleet, including Jones Act-compliant vessels, advanced technologies, and highly skilled personnel.

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

The Design Engineer will be responsible for completing or coordinating Houston and / or ODC based engineering activities in support of several small to medium criticality projects and/or individual components of larger more complex projects performed with Oceaneering's Offshore Projects Group (OPG). The Design Engineer is responsible for supporting detailed technical aspects for projects that will be executed predominately in the Gulf of Mexico. Typical work scopes will include but not be limited to ROV tooling, IWOCs, installations, light construction, diving, inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR), and other work scopes as assigned by the Engineering Team Lead. Some of the Design Engineer's key responsibilities will include creating and checking manufacturing drawings, engineering calculations, preparing, and participating in design reviews, and ensuring that all designs are in accordance with all client and Oceaneering requirements.


--- Role provides the opportunity to work in hybrid environment, working both virtually and in office when required.
--- Position may require some travel including offshore.
--- Ability to travel offshore up to 20% of the time.

Duties & Responsibilities


--- Responsible for ensuring that engineering work is completed in accordance with Oceaneering policy and process with a focus on personnel safety and safety for the environment.
--- Responsible for ensuring that engineering work is completed in accordance with Client requirements.
--- Ensure products are designed in compliance with engineering principles, applicable standards (ISO, API, ANSI, DNV, and AWS), contract requirements and related specifications.
--- Support multiple engineering projects or bids.
--- Conduct and attend internal and external design reviews.
--- Interface with customer, other project vendors and installation contractors to identify interface data and ensure resolution of subsea related issues.
--- Clearly communicate project status, issues, or concerns with external customers, internal customers, and management.
--- Create or review concept designs and drawings.
--- Create or review manufacturing drawings.
--- Perform technical evaluations of existing designs.
--- Interpret FEA and stress results to advance the design.
--- Identify material, coating, and cathodic protection solutions for subsea hardware.
--- Create or review procedures and specifications for compliance with engineering principles, applicable standards, and Client requirements.
--- Conduct and attend Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and System Integration Testing (SIT).
--- Review customer specifications and help support bids & proposals stage of the project.


--- Interpret Client work scope and translate into Engineering activities to produce design, analysis, calculations and Engineering deliverables.
--- Develop strategies to achieve organization strategic goals and adapt strategies to changing conditions.
--- Other duties as assigned.



--- Bachelor's degree in engineering (Mechanical, Civil or Ocean Engineering) or other related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
--- Minimum of three (3) years of industry related experience.
--- Minimum of two (2) years' experience working with basic Engineering Fundamentals, including pressure vessel design and stress calculations.
--- Minimum of two (2) years' experience checking and reviewing machine, weldment and assembly drawings.
--- Minimum of two (2) years' experience with 3D CAD software (SolidWorks, Pro/Engineer, NX, etc.).
--- Valid passport.
--- Must be able to obtain:

o Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC).
o Petroleum Education Council (PEC) Basic Training.
o Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET).


--- Knowledge of PLM (Product Life Management) System, specifically Enovia.
--- Experience with GD&T, tolerance stack up analysis, and design for manufacturability.
--- Experience with ROV and/or subsea equipment design and engineering.
--- Experience working with industry standards (API, ISO, DNV, ASTM, etc.).
--- Experience with basic hydraulic components and the ability to read hydraulic schematics and P&IDs.
--- Experience working with harsh environments (subsea or space).
--- Experience performing material selection for subsea structures, subsea equipment, and ROV tooling.
--- Proficient in SolidWorks.
--- Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Mathcad, and ANSYS.
--- Good communication and presentation skills.


--- Ability to work in a team environment, remaining attentive to ideas, recognizing responsibilities, and actively participating with others to accomplish assignments and achieve desired goals.
--- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, procedures, and manuals.
--- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
--- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
--- Gives and receives constructive feedback.
--- Ensures that others involved in a project or effort are kept informed about developments and plans.
--- Ensures that regular consistent communication takes place within area of responsibility.

Additional Information

This position is Hybrid - Remote and will require commuting to a designated office. Hybrid work schedules are determined by the hiring manager based on business need.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, veteran status,disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors

Keywords: Oceaneering International, Houston , Subsea Design Engineer, Engineering , Houston, Texas

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