Engineer, Principal

Corporate Overview

Aker Solutions helps the world meet its energy needs. We engineer the products, systems and services required to unlock energy. Our goal is to maximize recovery and efficiency of oil and gas assets, while using our expertise to develop the sustainable solutions of the future. Aker Solutions employs approximately 14,000 people in more than 20 countries.

Aker Solutions' Application Engineering team based in Mobile, AL is responsible for the design and service of subsea oil and gas equipment. We need a Principal Mechanical Engineer who can strengthen our team and support our ambitious growth plans within the Gulf of Mexico market.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Anticipates complex internal and external business issues with impact on the organization and can recommend innovative program and/or program solutions.

  • Generates and/or leads the development of new ideas, tests new techniques, and/or implements new or more effective ways of doing work.

  • Frequent and consistent interface with departmental staff and middle and upper management. Continuing to build relationships with key decision makers for future business opportunities.

  • Ability to convey expertise to other disciplines through clear and concise written and verbal means.

  • Ensure correct application of procedures and outputs by monitoring their use by less experienced members of the team

  • Coach and support the technical development of less experienced engineers to develop overall capability

  • Provide advice to more senior resources within the Products group on the future application of the discipline based on understanding of the internal and external environments

  • Ensure overall customer requirements are met in line with agreed standards and expectations

Qualifications and Personal Qualities:

  • Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. MS or Ph.D. preferred.
  • 10+ years of technical experience

  • Subsea Hardware (i.e.: XMTs, Manifolds, WOS, PLETs, PLEMs, Distribution Systems, and Tie-in) experience preferred.

  • Umbilicals design and manufacturing experience strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of umbilical dynamic analysis strongly preferred.

  • Ability to communicate ideas and concepts, explaining detailed technical information.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English are important.

  • Strong knowledge of relevant industry standards (e.g..: API 6A, API 17 series, API RP 2A, API 2GEO, ASME BPVC, etc.) preferred;

  • Capable of specifying load conditions and design criteria for structural calculations;

  • Capable of performing simple calculations to determine capacity of frames, pressure vessels and pipes;

  • Knowledge of machining and welding processes;

  • Ability to work independently to develop, collect and interpret data, and prepare draft reports for a variety of projects.

  • Ability to interpret and apply GD&T on drawings and models;

  • Prior experience with Solidworks and Autocad strongly preferred;

  • Prior experience with SAP PLM preferred;

We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Good work/life balance
  • Positive work environment with challenging tasks
  • Development opportunities

Contact Us:

NES Advantage is Aker Solutions’ global recruitment services provider responsible for permanent and temporary staffing services.

For further information please contact: Julie.watkins@nesgt.com