Oil and Gas Project Management, Engineering & Construction Management

Senior Structural Engineer (shipbuilding)
Published on: 11/15/20

Middle East
United Arab Emirates
Job Description

WTS Energy is seeking to hire Senior Structural Engineer (shipbuilding) for one of its client who is a reputed Shipbuilding and offshore/Marine engineering company.

Location: Dubai

Duration: 6 months

Senior Structural Engineer will be responsible for production engineering deliverables on large scale offshore and marine construction projects.


•   Prepare detailed structural engineering drawings for offshore and marine structures.

·     Evaluate technical drawings & documents to assess the material requirements.

•  Prepare material requirements based on accurate evaluations of customer specifications, terms and conditions, detailed or outline specifications, drawings, sketches, or following verbal instructions.

•  Prepare Technical Bid Evaluation (TBE) for material.

•   Thorough knowledge in the selection of materials (material codes) based on its standard grades and specifications and as required by the major classification society or standards, such as DNV-GL, ABS, LR, NORSOK, BS, EN, ISO, API.

•   Technical review of all materials certificates and properties required for shipbuilding and offshore projects received from vendors.

•   Prepare project deliverables list for structural projects, provide structural schedule analyses for detail drawings and production deliverables in line with master project schedule/milestones, indication of required man-power and keep track records on progress of deliverables.

•  Supervise the work of Engineers, CAD designers and Subcontractors to ensure quality standards and design criteria are met.

•   Conduct building strategy meetings to assure that safety and production efficiency are well defined

•   Undertake structural design based on agreed project schedule or approved work request.

•  Prepare or Review and approve bidding structural design proposals.

•  Conduct design review meetings to assure that technical objectives are achieved.

·     Focus on Continues improvement of quality of deliverables.

•  Experience in various hull structural design standards like DIN/JIS/NORSOK as well as a good understanding of ABS, DNV, API, AISC and other related industry regulations and standards.

•   Ensure engineering work undertaken is in accordance with Departmental Work Instructions, Procedures and Standards.

•   Ensure that the Safety, Quality & Environment requirements of the yard are strictly followed.

•   Attend, when requested, vessel inspections to define the scope of work required for vessel modifications, repairs and conversions.

•   Identification of changes of project specifications or deliverables, variations to contractual scope.

•  Executing duties of project engineer according to qualification if required.

•   Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus statistic and their applications. 

•   Extensively exposed to usage of different structural design and detailing software like Aveva Bocad, Aveva Marine and basic knowledge on Aveva PDMS,

•   Knowledge related feeding of HGG robots and preparation of structural cutting plan using software’s like HGG Procam.

•   Experience with FEA software like Staad Pro, Strand7, and DNV-GL Sesam Genie will be an advantage.


•  Engineering degree in Structural / Naval Architecture/Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.

•  10-15 year’s relevant experience in shipyard, offshore / oil & gas industry in design and production engineering office.

•  Relevant experience in engineering company 

•  Project Management skills.

• Able to manage teams of 50+ designers and engineers