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Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind – Naval Architecture Placement Scheme (2019)

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Within the oil and gas division, our operations focus on fixed and floating offshore structures, terminals, refineries, petrochemical plants and subsea pipelines. Having worked on thousands of oil and gas installations around the world, you’ll join a team of over 20,000 experts located in North America, Australia, the Middle East, Europe and the UK. We work across the life cycle of the oil and gas industry, finding innovative solutions to complex challenges through the increased use of digital and immersive technologies, and have worked on over 700 projects in the last five years all around the world.

We've provided unrivalled technical expertise and support to the oil and gas industry for more than four decades. Our highly skilled teams are leading technical developments across the globe and, with our input, problems are solved and critical decisions are made with confidence.

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What you’ll be doing and where you’ll be based

We’re looking for the next generation of engineers to join our Naval Architecture team in London. The Naval Architecture team typically work on tasks throughout the product lifecycle covering aspects including, concept design, detail design, fabrication support, in-operation integrity management and decommissioning. Some of our typical clients include: BP, Shell, Repsol, Statoil and E.ON.

With the support of the London team you could find yourself involved with some of the following tasks:

  • Design and analysis of floating and fixed offshore structures including- FPSO/FLNG vessels, semi-submersibles, floating offshore wind turbines, fixed offshore wind turbines.
  • Analysis of vessels and offshore structures using techniques including - hydrodynamic analysis, mooring analysis, stability analysis, structural assessments.
  • Learning to use tools such as Ansys AQWA, DNV SESAM, Simulia Abaqus, MathCAD, and Python.
  • Delivering projects such as those recently undertaken; Kincardine and Dounreay Tri floating offshore wind farms, Shell Prelude FLNG assessment, Premier Oil Solan subsea oil storage tank.

You will:

  • Be a talented undergraduate on track to achieve a minimum 2.2 degree in Naval Architecture. 
  • Have ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your technical skills. 
  • Possess a passion for working in a consultancy environment, you’ll want to work with clients and with teams who deliver for their clients. 
  • Be adaptable and happy to cope with uncertainty. 
  • Have excellent communication and team-working skills, as well as the ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions.

Benefits & Rewards

  • Dedicated support from your line manager who will create personalised objectives with you, so you can get the most out of your time with us to support you with your studies and beyond. 
  • Our top performing placement students have the opportunity to be nominated straight onto our Graduate Development Programme.
  • Competitive salary.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: PL-061
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Opportunity Overview

  • January 2nd, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • Masters and above (expected)
  • Summer, Summer - open to 1st years
  • London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Architecture
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Construction Management
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Environmental Science

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