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Oceaneering Principal Design Engineer in Chandigarh, India

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Job ID13169 LocationChandigarh, India

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Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

This position will technically guide and mentor a team of Design Engineers and Drafters to design and develop products in the form of device, assembly or system; validate the products to formulate all required technical specifications. The position will require execution of cross-functional engineering projects.

Duties & Responsibilities



  • Guide, coach and mentor a team of design engineers to enable them handle design projects effectively

  • Lead multiple projects simultaneously, including large/complex projects involving multiple disciplines.

  • Review work carried out by other design engineers and lead design reviews.

  • Ascertain compliance to established Engineering processes by functional or project teams.

  • Have complete understanding of the relevant industry codes and standards for the relevant products.

  • Conduct Audits on multiple areas of technical expertise to uplift team members competency.

  • Develop & maintain individual & team level competency matrices

  • Define, review and implement functional processes and work towards continuous improvement

  • Identify individual and team level training needs in consultation with line manager

  • Prepare & conduct technical trainings

  • Act as account manager for one or more business units for design projects

  • Communicate with business units to understand their design and analysis needs and capture COPQ.

  • Review and approve RCA and CAPA.

  • Define scope of work

  • Build processes to convey lesson learnt back to the team.

  • Plan jobs and have resources allocated

  • Share regular updates about work

  • Monitor performance on relevant key performance indicators

  • Participate in governance meetings with business units

  • Identify growth opportunities

  • Approve Engineering process documents

  • Approve Deliveries, Design Reviews and Calculations made by team

  • Provide performance feedback about team members to line manager whenever needed

  • Participate in the annual SMART goal setting process for team members

  • Evaluate need of resource (people, software etc.) and provide recommendations to line manager

  • Approve timesheets of team members assigned

  • Provide engineering guidance to other disciplines

  • Keep abreast of industry trends and issues


  • Has basic knowledge of allied engineering functions

  • Work towards individual goals aligned with department and organizational objectives

  • Guide team members to have them accomplish their performance goals

  • Should be open to travel as per business needs.

  • Comply to organizational HR policies and procedures.

  • Guide team members about compliance to organizational policies laid out

  • Understand and adhere to organizational HSE policies and practices

SafetyEnsure that the Safety policies and procedures are understood and adhered to so far as is reasonably practicable in order to ensure a safe working environment.

OtherCarry out work in accordance with the Company Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Systems.Perform the assigned tasks with due diligence regarding the Integrated Management Systems on the Company.Eliminate waste of whatever form, to suggest the use of more environmentally friendly substances and practices and contribute to the continuous improvement of the environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has NO direct supervisory responsibilities. However, will require to functionally/technically lead engineering team.

Reporting Relationship

  • Senior Manager - Engineering




  • Post Graduation (Master degree) in Mechanical Engineering with minimum Six years of relevant industry experience, OR

  • Graduation (Bachelor degree) in Mechanical Engineering with minimum Eight years of relevant industry experience.


  • Strong knowledge of more than one relevant Mechanical industry codes/standards (e.g.; ASME, DNV, API, AISC etc.)

  • Expert level user of 3D CAD software (preferably Solidworks) and PLM/PDM software

  • Basic knowledge of AutoCAD & MathCad calculations software

  • Basic knowledge of project management software (e.g. Primavera)

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

An individual should demonstrate following competencies & qualities to be able to perform this role successfully:

  • Communication skills

  • Teamwork & Interpersonal skills

  • Analytical, problem solving & decision making skills

  • Organizing & planning skills

  • Mentoring skills

  • Leadership abilities

Working Conditions

This position is considered OFFICE WORK which is characterized as follows.

  • Almost exclusively indoors during the day and occasionally at night

  • Occasional exposure to airborne dust in the work place

  • Work surface is stable (flat)

Physical Activity/Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position is considered LIGHT work.




  • Lift up to 20 pounds

  • Climbing, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and reaching

  • Lift up to 10 pounds

  • Standing

  • Repetitive movements of arms and hands

  • Sit with back supported

Closing Statement

We offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package and the opportunity to advance in an international company. To apply, click 'Apply Now'.