Company: Transocean
Skills: Electrical Engineering
Experience: 12 + Years
Education: Associates/2 yr Degree/Diploma
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Engineering & Technical Svcs Group
Transocean is focused on being the employer of choice for the drilling industry.
We are challenging ourselves every day to push the performance of the company through technological advances and passion for our work.

Job Summary
Perform analysis, trouble-shoot and diagnose problems in order to recommend technical solutions, as required for projects and assistance to current dynamically positioned (DP), offshore drilling operations. Review shipyard drawings and calculations, supervise and inspect work done by subcontractors and vendors.
Job Description

1. Assist the Engineering Discipline Manager, Design Engineer or Project Manager in solving engineering design and analysis problems.
2. Perform inspections and attend tests of construction work to ensure compliance with approved drawings, workmanship standards and contract specifications.
3. Coordinates the work drafters and technicians to ensure the quality of the design criteria is met.
4. Review and approve engineering drawings and calculations in compliance with Classification and Regulatory Rules, and ensure adequate standards of safety are incorporated.
5. Organize technical discussions with subcontractors and vendors in order to specify designs or systems necessary for an engineering project.
6. Evaluate existing designs of engineering systems to determine the operational effectiveness, safety, and relative cost of such systems.
7. Attend the rigs offshore for technical support and commissioning of upgrade on equipment and software.

Associates in Applied Sciences degree or equivalent with extensive application experience in Offshore rigs electrical and Controls discipline.

Minimum 12-15 years' work experience with drilling contractor with offshore hands on experience. Experience should include specific knowledge electrical, motor drives, power plant and control of DP vessels.

Must demonstrate expertise in the designated electrical and DP/Controls discipline and possess organizational skills to deal with multiple tasks, simultaneously. Must exhibit proven written and oral communication skills to deal with multinational work force. Proficiency demonstrated at the "advanced level" in the following:

  • PLC Programming (Ladder and/or Statement)
  • Microsoft Windows operating environment
  • MS Word
  • MS Project
  • MS Excel

Knowledge of vessel Classification Society regulations and guidelines. knowledge and work experience in drilling industry experience is required.

Some supervision of CAD personnel.

Value of equipment or system specified for Appropriation For Expenditure (AFE) $0 - $1 million. No budget permanently assigned.

Must be self-motivated and possess superior skills to identify and solve unusual problems associated with improved rig performance, reliability, efficiency and safety. Has to have ability to ensure that all aspects of a problem are understood and effectively managed within the recommended solution. Must be able to perform with a sense or urgency, and highest ethical standards without sacrificing on accuracy and professional engineering practices.

Acts independently to reach sound technical decisions concerning operational integrity and regulatory compliance of rigs. Evaluates and recommends for manager's approval all actions which have significant financial impact or operational consequences.

If you want to push yourself to great achievement, let Transocean develop your career.

No matter where in the world Transocean people are working, we are all pioneers at heart. We don’t shrink from challenges. They inspire us. Which is why we’ve been a company of firsts since our inception. Although we come from different countries, cultures and backgrounds, we’re united by our shared pursuit of excellence. We value the different perspectives represented throughout our organization, recognizing that our people are our most valuable asset. 


In today’s competitive environment, when Transocean has asked our employees to embrace a performance culture that requires us to constantly seek improvement no matter how productive we are, our team has risen to the occasion. And in fact, they are changing the way we operate. If you are motivated by a work environment that consistently challenges you, one where you can have an impact that is felt on every rig and on the bottom lines of both Transocean and our customers, we encourage you to browse our available positions below and at


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