Senior Structural Designer

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Structural - Engineering
Position Type
Agency / Contract

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Senior Structural Designer to join our multidiscipline and multi-client Aberdeen based Engineering Hub to support various scopes on a contract basis.Experience in Autocad & E3D essential.


This role requires extensive experience in oil and gas petrochemical industry.


This role will be based within Aberdeen office with hybrid working arrangements in place.

  • Contributes to engineering excellence by providing the link between engineering design theory and practical application, translating critical design concepts into workable plans for tangible end-products
  • Prepares engineering drawings in their discipline area from rough sketches or from general engineering and design information according to established standards and procedures
  • Create designs and sketch out detailed plans for projects such as commercial, industrial, and civil sector structures and plant and/or manufactured products and systems
  • Plans and carries out technical assignments of substantial variety and complexity
  • Capable of handling assignments which involve a variety of procedures and techniques
  • Undertakes technical assignments that are a significant part of an ongoing engineering program
  • Prepares mechanical or digital drawings, diagrams or blueprints and/or models of various products or structures, using computer-aided drafting (CAD) and/or computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) software

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops working drawings, within company and industry standards and codes, from equipment specifications and detailed drawings to support completion of engineering deliverables
  • Creates drawings involving plans, layouts, calculations and bills of material
  • Works on assignments involving a variety of design procedures and techniques
  • Records observations, performs calculations and prepares reports on assignments
  • Performs layouts, design and checking work from the basic data supplied
  • Designs and makes detail drawings from rough sketches involving intricate calculations and the application of fundamental engineering principles
  • Establishes project drafting standards and monitors their conformance
  • Identifies cost effective solutions to design problems
  • Assists in the preparation of bid evaluations
  • Designs and constructs models, prototypes, processes or equipment; compiles and evaluates data, makes recommendations, prepares reports
    Prepares estimates of time, quantities, materials and labour required for activities related to testing, installation, manufacture, design or construction.
  • Generates bill of materials from finished designs
  • At more experienced levels, may act as coordinator on small projects, prepares specifications for complex equipment, processes
  • Ensures quality in design, technical accuracy in the preparation of drawings, material quantities, etc including reviewing others work at more senior levels
  • Plans assigned work effectively and obtains/provides information liaising with the project team and line manager, in time to control man-hours and achieve targets
  • Carries out site visits / surveys and provides inputs to site visit reports

Skills / Qualifications

  • Knowledge, skills and experience
  • An understanding of related engineering principles and practices, plus training and diversified experience in the field of activity is required.
  • Capable of interpreting key documents including; engineering standards, piping material specifications, P&IDs and Line Lists
  • Technically oriented, mechanically inclined, good at mathematics and talented at translating intangible concepts into hands-on project plans
  • Competent user of CAD/D software
  • Enjoys being involved in the practical application of complex theoretical principles
  • Self-motivated and completes given tasks to enhance the overall team performance
  • Prepared to take on new tasks and learn new technical subjects / skills
  • Continuously develops own knowledge and abilities
  • Good at problem-solving, logical and methodical
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good communicator

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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