Senior Structural Engineer

at NES Fircroft
Location Houston
Date Posted December 1, 2023
Category Engineering
Job Type Full Time


Senior Structural Engineer
Position Responsibilities and Specific Duties:

  • Functions as a lead structural design engineer/specialist to perform engineering analysis and design of offshore structures or components
  • Expert knowledge of fixed jacket I topsides global in-service analysis (operating and extreme event) and pre-service analysis (transportation, launch/upending, lift, on-bottom stability) and fatigue analysis
  • Expert knowledge of member local analysis and design (e.g., joint cans, piles, beams, plate, columns)
  • Expert knowledge of foundation design (i.e., underwater, and surface-driven piles, skirt foundations, mudmats)
  • Experienced with SACS software
  • Expert knowledge of structural drawing practice (both specification and interpretation of content)
  • Functions as the lead structural engineer/specialist for projects when assigned, including discipline work planning, coordinate with structural designers and other disciplines
  • Documents analysis and design work in project design files in accordance with department discipline procedures
  • Creates technical reports, specifications, procedures, and schedules to support projects
  • Prepares engineering input to structural design drawings and coordinate with the Drafter I structural designer and other disciplines in the generation of them
  • Checks and approves structural drawings produced in accordance with company procedures and/or work instructions
  • Expert knowledge of the current edition of the main offshore facility design codes e.g., AISC WSD, AWS 01.1, API (API RP2A, API RP2-SIM and other structural guidelines)
  • Working knowledge of hydrodynamic load calculation
  • Knowledge of all phases of the design life of an offshore facility from fabrication, transport, offshore installation, in-service to decommissioning.
  • Knowledge of all phases of the design life of an offshore facility from fabrication, transport, offshore installation, in-service to decommissioning.
  • When required, professionally stamp drawings, engineering analysis and design documents in a manner consistent with the rules for its application


  • Ensures compliance with company internal QMS procedures and company policies
  • Possesses strong communication and leadership skills
  • Actively participates on project teams to meet required goals of our clients
  • Leads, manages and mentors less experienced structural engineers
  • Participates in client presentations when required
  • Maintains awareness of state-of-the-art technology and market trends affecting company products and services, and recommends responsive actions
  • Represents Company in a positive and professional manner
  • Participates in any other tasks assigned by the VP of Operations and Engineering

Software Skills Required

  • SACS (essential)
  • Navisworks (desired)
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and Project) - required

Education/Professional Registration/Work Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering (MS preferred) PE registration in Texas is preferred
  • 1O+ years' experience working for consulting engineers, exploration/production companies, or installation contractors
  • Floating facilities experience
  • Brownfield upgrade experience preferred

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.