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Job ID14743 LocationHouston, Texas

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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

The Installation Engineer will be part of the Houston team and will support projects performed with Oceaneering’s Subsea Projects Group (SPG) and installation vessels in international locales. The Installation Engineer is responsible for supporting detailed technical aspects of projects that will be executed predominately in West Africa. Typical work scopes will include but not be limited to installations, light construction, diving and inspection, and maintenance and repair (IMR) work scopes. Engineering planning will be conducted from Houston based office with deployment to international locales to support projects as required. The Installation Engineer responsibilities will include technical evaluations, writing detailed technical reports, conceptual engineering, in depth analysis and verification thru engineering calculations. The Installation Engineer will report to the Project Engineer.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for detailed technical engineering to support projects executed with offshore installation vessels at the direction of the Project Engineer and Engineering Manager.

  • Projects types will include Inspection Maintenance & Repair (IMR), Installations of subsea assets and Subsea Umbilical Riser Flowline (SURF).

  • Prepares design changes, specifications, schematics, and test plans for installation equipment and subsea hardware. This may include locating equipment and vendor selection.

  • Conducts engineering calculations and analysis.

  • Calculations will include hand calculations and/or engineering calculation software.

  • Analysis will include both beam element and dynamic motion analysis.

  • Designs complicated rigging for offshore/subsea lifts in compliance with Oceaneering policy, industry standards and client requirements.

  • Designs project specific seafastening, both simple and complex, and verify thru calculation.

  • Performs in depth beam element analysis for design of offshore equipment.

  • Performs in depth dynamic analysis of offshore/subsea operations.

  • Applies where applicable common industry codes such as ASME, AISC, DNV, API and AWS.

  • Creates or reviews product designs, conducts and attends Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) and System Integration Tests (SIT).

  • Authors Basis of Design, Basis of Analysis, Technical Analysis report documents for equipment designed by SPG and analysis performed by SPG.

  • Interfaces with Document Control, Design Analyst and Design/Drafters during the course of project work.

  • Interfaces inside and outside a meeting setting with project team members and clients.

  • Performs non-engineering activities such as oversight of offshore operations and on-site oversight of SPG projects and subcontractors.

  • Ability to work onshore and offshore internationally, predominately in West Africa.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Structural, Civil or Ocean Engineering.

  • Five (5) to ten (10) years engineering experience.

  • Knowledge of classical analytical methods, MathCAD; AutoCAD; Solidworks; Orcaflex; structural analysis package such as ANSYS or Risa3D.

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • Valid passport.

  • Must be able to obtain:

  • Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC).

  • Petroleum Education Council (PEC) Basic Training.

  • Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) and Water Survival Training.


  • Previous experience working with major Oil & Gas Operators in West Africa region.

  • Experience in installation of subsea hardware and umbilical/flowline.

  • Practical experience with dynamic analysis program Orcaflex.

  • Experience with conflict resolution and change management.

  • MS Office including MS Project software.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as algebra, trigonometry, analytical geometry, calculus, probability, and statistics.

  • Ability to apply these concepts to engineering applications including but not limited to: statics, dynamics, solid mechanics, strength of materials, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, structural design, mechanical design, and electrical design.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Ensures that important information from management is shared with employees and others as appropriate.

  • Gives and receives constructive feedback.

  • Ensures that others involved in a project or effort are kept informed about developments and plans.

  • Ensures that regular consistent communication takes place within area of responsibility.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.