Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind - Mechanical Engineering Summer and Industrial Year Placements (2019)
Within the oil and gas division, our operations focus on fixed and floating offshore structures, terminals, refineries, petrochemical plants and subsea pipelines. Having worked on thousands of oil and gas installations around the world, you’ll join a team of over 20,000 experts located in North America, Australia, the Middle East, Europe and the UK. We work across the life cycle of the oil and gas industry, finding innovative solutions to complex challenges through the increased use of digital and immersive technologies, and have worked on over 700 projects in the last five years all around the world. We have provided unrivalled technical expertise and support to the oil and gas industry for more than four decades. Our highly skilled teams are leading technical developments across the globe and, with our input, problems are solved and critical decisions are made with confidence.
What you’ll be doing and where you’ll be based
We have opportunities for undergraduates within the Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind division in the UK. From a Mechanical Engineering related background, you could be working in one of the following teams, here’s a little about what they do:
Aberdeen – summer placement opportunity
Focusing on projects primarily in the Oil & Gas market you could be involved in; working with North Sea operators in supporting them in their brownfield modification projects and/or operational support work in their daily production. This is a dynamic environment ensuring that code requirements, production efficiency and safe operations are maintained using innovative approaches to assets which, in some cases are 40 years old, operating efficiently and safely pushing your knowledge and capability to the full extent.
Bristol – summer and year in industry placements
Based in our Bristol office, you’ll find yourself working on projects in the Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind market as part of the offshore structures team and be involved in multi-disciplinary design projects across our Energy sectors. In Bristol you will, among other things, assist in the assessment of fatigue and reliability of structures, analysis for major modifications and life extension of existing structures and process plant and use software tools such as Mathcad, Python, Excel and various Finite Element packages. By joining Bristol you will become part of a global team located in North America, Australia, the Middle East, Europe and the UK. There may also be the opportunity for occasional site-based work on offshore Oil & Gas platforms in the North Sea, if this is something that excites you.
Glasgow – summer placement opportunity
Based in our Glasgow office you’ll find yourself working primarily on projects in the Offshore Engineering and Power Generation markets. Some of our current projects include Asset Integrity work for BP and Repsol in the North Sea, Structural Design for the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm and Mechanical Integrity assessments for Power Stations in the UK and overseas. We’re looking for candidates who have a keen interest in assessing integrity of aging plant, performing structural & mechanical design and analysis.
Epsom – summer and year in industry placement opportunities
You’ll find yourself working on projects in a wide array of industries, with a focus on Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind markets. Some of our recent projects include Prelude FLNG and Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm. We also provide analysis to support large infrastructure projects; notable examples include the Thames Tideway storm tunnel system and the Doha Metro rapid transit system in Qatar. We’re looking for candidates who have a strong aptitude for fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
Who we’re looking for
• be a talented undergraduate on track to achieve a 2.2 Masters/MEng degree or higher in a relevant Mechanical Engineering degree discipline
• have ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your technical skills
• possess a passion for working in a consultancy environment, you’ll want to work with clients and with teams who deliver for their clients
• be adaptable and happy to cope with uncertainty
• have excellent communication and team-working skills, and the ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
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Benefits & Rewards
If you join us you will be working on some of the most challenging engineering projects of our time, helping to shape the future of energy. You will have opportunities to work closely with clients, spending time within their organisations and taking learning from some of the most experienced engineers in the industry.
Some of our benefits, to name a few, include:
• dedicated support from your line manager who will create personalised objectives with you, so you can get the most out of your time with us to support you with your studies and beyond
• our top performing placement students have the opportunity to be nominated straight onto our Graduate Development Programme