11 Jun 2018

Senior Principal Structural Engineer

McDermott Houston – Offshore

Job Description

McDermott is a leading provider of integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services for upstream field developments worldwide. The Company delivers fixed and floating production facilities, pipelines and subsea systems from concept to commissioning for complex Offshore and Subsea oil and gas projects to help oil companies safely produce and transport hydrocarbons. Our clients include national and major energy companies.

Job Description

In this role, the Senior Principal Structural Engineer will functionally report to the Engineering Manager and operationally report to the Lead Engineer, Project Engineering Manager, and or Project Manager. The Engineer will perform the basic functions:

  • Perform conceptual, FEED, and detailed analysis and design as per design basis, project specifications, design codes and standards
  • Develop creative an innovative solutions that are reliable and cost-effective for problems and challenges when they arise
  • Apply expertise to the most complex problems
  • Manage own time to meet objectives, and (as Lead Engineer) forecast and plan resource requirements
  • Develop and manage plans to achieve business objectives
  • Clearly communicate and explain highly complex ideas and anticipate potential objections; influencing outcomes
  • Integrate various analysis tools and software for analysis and design of complex structures. Provide solutions for problematic technical issues
  • When acting as Lead Engineer, in addition:
  • Direct large structural engineering team as Lead Engineer

  • Lead the discipline engineering design of the assigned work area and complete within planned schedule and budget, in accordance with standards, MDR and project-specific procedures and to a high professional standard

  • Plan, organize and direct all aspects of Discipline execution on the assigned project including scope, deliverables, schedule and all manpower resources – agree allocations with the Discipline Manager

  • Ensure interfaces and deliverables are clearly identified

  • Maintain responsibility for progress and productivity, identifying and required corrective action

  • Act as project representative for the discipline during meetings with Project Team, Customer discipline lead and relevant agencies such as certifying authorities, auditors, third parties, etc.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • Master Degree is preferred


  • 14+ years in oil and gas with major contractor or consultant predominantly performing detail design of offshore facilities
Senior Principal Structural Engineer

Job Types: Offshore.

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