Company: Petroplan
Skills: Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineering
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Subsea Mechanical Package Engineer



About the job

We are a fast growing provider of innovative R&D and engineering solutions in the energy industry through our coating removal machine and subsea chopsaws with a current focus on the decommissioning market. This role would be focused on our subsea cutting tools offering. Our business is focused on providing faster, more efficient and more environmentally friendly engineering solutions to the market. We operate globally with a current team of 16 personnel primarily based out of Belfast and Aberdeen.

We are currently looking to hire an Engineer to join the team on a full time, permanent basis with an initial focus on the building, maintenance and deployment of our subsea cutting saws - the C1 chopsaw range.

The role will be based in Aberdeen and will vary significantly week to week however the core focus for the successful candidate will be the management of the engineering needs of our current saw fleet and of the subcontractors involved in the design and build to DNV standards of our new saw builds. The role will also focus on the engineering specifications and needs of integrated parts of our offering such as HPUs, reelers, hot stabs, transport skids and more as required by ongoing client demands.

The role will also be expected to be able to support with physical saw build and maintenance as well as occasional offshore operational work and client demos when demand requires although these workscopes will be primarily performed by our engineering technicians. You must be someone who has demonstrated their interface skills with ability to work with contractors and internal and client needs.


  • Maintain and update the functional design specification and technical specification for our products
  • Manage the project saw build schedules with subcontractors including design output, manufacture targets, DNV certifications, QA and other key elements with respect to the technical, timeframe and commercial considerations
  • Check design verification (FEA, hand calculations) in support of key products and provide details of the validation testing and inspection requirements of designs
  • Highlight and resolve any design issues following verification calculations and analysis with help of lead engineer and subcontractors as required
  • Implement improvements to manufacturing process
  • Coordinate R&D / Development projects into production
  • Support factory and site acceptance testing and commissioning activities as required
  • Research and design additional tool integrations as required, for example camera integration, hot stabs integration and high speed motor capabilities
  • Check engineering output produced by other team members and provide support to Lead Engineer and team members as required
  • Management of change on designs, documents and drawings in accordance with company procedures
  • Conduct and document design and manufacture review meetings and closeout actions
  • Input to design processes and contribute towards new or improved processes as necessary
  • Direct and mentor less experienced personnel as required during project or product design activities
  • Provide support to field operation and site integration tests for the new product/project as required
  • Raise purchase orders as required
  • Work with the financial controller to forecast and update core and auxiliary product budgets

Mandatory Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in a mechanical/hydraulic/structural tooling design environment. ROV/subsea tooling experience preferred
  • Mechanical (or similar) Engineering degree
  • Familiar with the principles of design control and PDM or other data management systems
  • Familiar with standards and specifications relevant across the energy industry
  • Commercial awareness
  • Project controls skills (reporting, planning etc.) and competence in supporting the development of cost and schedule estimates.
  • Effective communicator both verbally and written.
  • Able to work independently and within integrated local and virtual teams
  • Good computer literacy with particular competence in MS office software.
  • Full command of the English language written and spoken.
  • Flexibility for ad-hoc travel both within UK and abroad.

Preferred Requirements

  • Ability to use Solidworks and 2D CAD, to create detailed models & drawings in support of projects and products
  • Chartership through a recognised professional institute preferred
  • Use of Mathcad and SolidWorks FEA to perform design verification using first principles
  • Experience working with ISO 9001 Standards and DNV standards
  • Previous experience of working as part of a multi-discipline team on decommissioning or energy related projects
  • Knowledge of decommissioning legislation, engineering techniques, solutions and challenges

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.