Design Engineer – Woking

Due to an increase in workload, 2H is looking to hire a Design Engineer with experience in structural and/or mechanical design engineering. The successful candidate will lead, develop and undertake engineering and design activities for our renewable energy and oil and gas offshore structures and ancillaries business.

About Us

2H Offshore is a global engineering contractor specialising in the design, engineering and integrity management of offshore structures, topsides facilities, subsea components and riser and conductor systems for the offshore oil and gas and renewables sectors. Both market sectors require similar engineering skill sets, and our breadth of experience in offshore structures and environments allows us to provide expertise at all stages of a project: feasibility and concept design, detailed design, procurement management, fabrication support, installation support, monitoring, integrity management, asset life extension and decommissioning.

2H Offshore is a leading independent international consultancy at the forefront of offshore and subsea engineering. We specialise in three main areas:

  • Subsea risers, umbilicals, cables and conductors
  • Minimum facility platforms & subsea structures
  • Fixed & floating wind, wave & tidal structures

Our work involves the system design, structural and dynamic analysis, fabrication, installation management and integrity management of these structures for the offshore renewables and oil and gas industries.

Job Description

As a Design Engineer, you will be expected to work with our team and our clients to provide solutions and resolve technical design problems including the provision of deliverables such as 3D models, 2D drawings, and engineering reports supported by engineering calculations and/or structural analysis. You will be expected to organise, prepare and chair internal and external technical design reviews, and guide junior engineers and designers. You will be a key source for inputs into the design process considering relevant industry regulations, business standards, practices, procedures and project requirements and will provide design inputs on typical engineering processes like materials, welding requirements, manufacturing, mechanical systems, lifting and transportation & installation.

You will be expected to work independently and within teams, supported by and working closely with stakeholders to develop strong technical relationships with our clients and to actively contribute to the continuous development of our engineering capabilities and reputation.

You will be part of or lead a small design team (of typically 1-2 people) across a wide variety of projects, encompassing engineering design and analysis at the conceptual, feasibility, FEED, detailed design, and/or installation stages.

Our ideal candidate would be based in Woking, but we would also consider candidates based in Aberdeen.

This is a full time, permanent staff role. We are not currently looking to engage a contractor for this role.


  • A minimum of 5 years experience in structural/mechanical design, preferably in the offshore O&G or Renewable Energy industry
  • Degree level educated with a Bachelors or preferably a Masters degree in structural/mechanical engineering or a similar field
  • Experience working in a design team across concept/feasibility, FEED and detailed design with demonstratable experience of leading scopes of work with at least 1 other design engineer
  • Experience using 2D & 3D CAD systems for design and detailing
  • Experience in Solidworks and Autocad 2D software is desirable but not mandatory
  • Knowledge of offshore engineering codes such as ABS, BS, DNVGL, AWS or other international codes
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing and related processes and techniques such as welded fabrication, fastened fabrication, milling/turning & coating
  • Exposure to Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools such as SACS and ANSYS is desirable but not mandatory

2H offers a vibrant and stimulating work environment where technical excellence, operational delivery, continuous improvement and teamwork are highly regarded. There is also plenty of opportunity for international travel (subject to COVID restrictions at the present time), career development and broadening your horizons into different areas of engineering within 2H’s business. In addition, we offer a competitive salary, pension, private medical insurance, life insurance, flexible working hours, structured training, and support with professional membership fees and relocation assistance.

How to Apply

If you think you are the right fit for this position, apply online via the Acteon group careers site.