Offshore Structural Engineer
Chevron Energy Tech Co - Houston, TX

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Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy. To learn more, visit the Explore Chevron website.

Chevron Energy Technology Company (ETC) is accepting online applications for the position of Offshore Structural Engineer located in Houston, Texas through February 21, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

Position Details:
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Provide guidance during platform configuration studies (fixed and floating) in order to develop efficient and cost-effective structures. Evaluate alternate structural system concepts and participates with project team members in selecting the best development scenario.
  • Review structural designs/drawings for compliance with Chevron specifications and Industry Recommended Practices (i.e API, DNV, etc).
  • Review pre-service (fabrication, load-out, transport and installation) engineering calculations and drawings in order to identify and resolve constructability issues.
  • Implement and monitor the weight control of the facilities. Ensure installation will not become an issue due to lift weights.
  • Assists in the preparation of detailed construction schedules.
  • Assists in the preparation of detailed construction cost estimates.
  • Perform constructability reviews and advise of ways to improve the design for ease and lower cost of construction using a thorough knowledge of the capabilities of international suppliers, fabricators and constructors.
  • Participates with other members of the project team in the preparation of key project documents such as Project Execution Plans, specifications, bid packages and construction contracts.
  • Develops and execute technology development projects.
  • Performs structural assessment of existing facilities and develops repair and modification plans.
  • Occasional overseas travels (Far East, West Africa) to support condition assessment and front-end project work.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with speciality in Structural Engineering required, or 10 years of Offshore Structural Engineering experience will be considered in lieu of the degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in offshore Structural Engineering.
  • Solid foundation in civil/structural engineering with strengths in structural dynamics, FEA and nonlinear behavior.
  • Strong understanding of the range of floating and fixed offshore production systems and/or marine terminal technologies.
  • Hands-on experience with structural design practices (including industry standards) and analysis methods and tools used for offshore production systems.
  • Project management skills needed to plan and manage contractors and/or consulting support to projects, including technology development projects.
  • Strong communication and interface skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of naval architecture and/or vessel motions desired.
  • Experience with fabrication and installation of offshore structures is a plus.

    Relocation Options:

    Relocation may be considered within Chevron parameters. *LI-RG1

    Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

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