Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Design Engineer
Experience: 30 + Years
Education: Associates/2 yr Degree/Diploma
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia, United States

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.

Our Marine Services Division has more than 30 years experience in providing full-service ship repair capabilities for the US Naval Vessels including submarines, surface ships and crafts and deep submergence systems. Operating from state-of-the-art facilities in Chesapeake, Virginia, we are certified in Submarine Safety (SUBSAFE) and Deep Submergence System Scope of Certification (DSS-DOC) repair activities, and specialize in the design, repair, maintenance, modification, and installation of hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E) systems.

For more information please go to and click on Products & Services, then click Marine Services Division (MSD).

Position Summary

The Designer III must demonstrate the skill sets and aptitude necessary to effectively guide people. This person will occasionly lead a group of junior designers or CAD Operators. She/he will apply creative design skill, knowledge of manufacturing techniques, and Computer Aided Design Drafting practices to provide layouts, assembly, and detail drawings for simple to moderate complexity of mechanical, structural, piping, electrical, and electronic equipment for a variety of OII-MSD projects. This person will review sketches and other graphic information for use within technical documents (e.g. Operations and Maintenance Manuals) and proposals. A Designer III will have responsibility for the design department personnel and assure all design work is produced to established department standards. Originality and imagination are key to this position, as there is typically restrictions to space, size and/or weight that are applicable requiring invention of systems/components that do not currently exist.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Will work with Design Supervisor in developing a budget and schedule for work assigned to the group.
  • Will be responsible in assigning the work as well as ensuring the budget is maintained and scheduled dates are met for this work.
  • Performs independent reviews or original design and interacts with engineering and manufacturing personnel to ensure performance and efficiency of manufacture, assembly, and integration.
  • Can check technical accuracy and completeness of all drafting.
  • Tasking will include review of drawings, layout and detailed design of mechanical systems using various drafting techniques (AutoCAD or SolidWorks).
  • Will interface with clients.
  • Will supervise work of one or more designers on multiple projects.
  • Will mentor all design personnel within the group when needed.

  • Support the development of bids and proposals.
  • Support engineering activity with solid modeling to prepare models for export to engineering analysis/simulation software including merging and meshing of parts and application of load vectors under the direction of the Design Supervisor.
  • May perform ship checks and site visits. Some travel may be required

  • Ability to obtain a "Secret" clearance.

  • Associate Degree in related engineering field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Formal Training in use of solid modeling software (i.e. SolidWorks).

  • At least ten years experience working with Military Standards and other Government specifications.
  • Proficiency using software such as AutoCAD and SolidWorks required.
  • Computer skills using Microsoft Office products required. Technical writing skills are helpful.
  • Working knowledge of U.S. Navy specifications and requirements related to Structural, Mechanical, Piping and Electrical drawings.

  • Strong computer skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite and PeopleSoft experience is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Background knowledge in government and commercial contract requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the ASME Y14 drafting standards.

Essential Job Functions:

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.

The shipyard/base/manufacturing work environment; the site may contain mobility barriers with uneven ground level and obstructed pathways. Climatic and environmental conditions at the job site will be indoor/outdoor climate with various temperatures and noise levels caused by tools, machinery, equipment, and etc.

Employee may be required to do the following: ability to access and work in confined spaces, reaching in all directions, handling and manipulating objects and materials; coordinating the movement of eyes, hands and fingers to operate machines and equipment; lifting 50 lbs from ground level, waist level, and/or overhead; carrying objects, etc.; ascending/descending inclined ships gangways; climbing ladders, standing; crawling, squatting, bending, sitting; walking; seeing with or without correction; hearing with or without correction; following set procedures and standards; applying basic mathematical skills; following oral and/or written directions; reading; writing; ability to recognize and report safety hazards. Protective equipment will be required to be worn at all times. This is Medium work.

(Exerting up to 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 to 25 pounds of work frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work).

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.

Oceaneering pushes the frontiers of deep water, space and motion entertainment environments to execute with new, leading-edge connections to solve tomorrow’s challenges, today.


As the trusted subsea connection specialist, our experience combined with the depth and breadth of our portfolio of technologies allows us to engineer solutions for the most complex subsea challenges. From routine to extreme, our integrated products, services, and innovative solutions safely de-risk operational systems, increase reliability, and enable a lower total cost of ownership.


We are connecting what’s needed with what’s next as the world’s largest ROV operator and the leading ROV provider to the oil and gas industry with over 300 systems operating worldwide. With our safety-focused and innovative approach, we responsively and decisively react to subsea challenges while providing solutions swiftly and efficiently.