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Senior Structural Engineer

Company: ABS Group
Location: Houston
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

General Summary

Structural engineering design review and analysis assignments normally involving a major project or several smaller or less complex projects. These projects by nature of their complexity and difficulty require the fully competent application of conventional knowledge in a particular field of engineering or science. Through broader and more technically challenging work assignments, he or she will develop a thorough understanding of policies, methods and procedures. Specifically the work will entail visits to offshore facilities, mainly in the US Gulf of Mexico but potentially elsewhere in the world as well.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (PDR)

  • Performs detailed engineering review of plans, as assigned, for compliance with applicable Rules, Regulations and contract commitments.

  • Prepares technical manuals according to applicable Rules, Regulations and Contract Commitments.

  • Perform advanced structural strength analyses, particularly with the finite element analysis method.

  • Proposes technical advice to field operations and other technical offices.

  • Performs work which involves conventional engineering practices but may include moderately complex problems such as the resolution of conflicting design requirements, material standards or coordination of activities among other disciplines.

  • Proposes new approaches to problems encountered and makes recommendations for changes in methods, procedures or designs.

  • Drafts technically accurate and timely reports, and responses to letters, faxes and other forms of communication.

  • Works directly with clients to identify and resolve problems in the area of technical expertise.

  • Prepares accurate and timely weekly reports and billing on all work performed.

  • Communicates the status of the current workload to all appropriate members of the team to insure the needs of the clients will be met.

  • Implements and maintains ABS Quality System requirements relative to responsibilities after undergoing ABS Quality System training.

  • May serve in a capacity as Inspector and organize in-service inspections on the offshore platforms

  • Provides mentorship of junior Engineering staff assigned.

    • A Master's degree, PhD degree, or recognized equivalent in structural, marine, ocean engineering, civil engineering, or naval architecture is preferred and a minimum of 5 or 10 year work experience; or an equivalent combination of advanced education and work experience after graduation is also preferred.

    • Working knowledge of ABS Rules, Guides, statutory regulations and related instructions, as well as the ABS Employee Safety Policy.

    • Knowledge of offshore structures required.

    • Knowledge of the structural reliability a plus.

    • Ability to identify, analyze and propose solutions to problems.

    • Ability to proficiently perform the finite element analysis for the complex structures.

    • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

    • Ability to work well with others.

    • Needs to be familiar with the ABS Quality & Environmental Management System.

      Working Conditions

      Work will normally be performed in an air-conditioned office environment. Occasionally may be required to visit manufacturing plants, remote field sites or go aboard marine vessels or structures. Work will be of a non-manual nature, but the incumbent must be able to walk and climb among equipment and structures.

      Reporting Relationships

      Reports directly to the Head of Department, as appropriate.

      We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

      Company: ABS Consulting

Keywords: ABS Group, Houston , Senior Structural Engineer, Engineering , Houston, Texas

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