One-Year Placement Student – Woking, UK

A Master’s engineering student with an interest in structural design is wanted to join our Woking team to undertake engineering and design activities for offshore renewable energy and oil and gas structures.

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.


During your placement year, you will perform design activities including calculations, dynamic structural analysis and system configuration for a variety of subsea, platform and renewable energy structures. You will be responsible for ensuring acceptable structural and fatigue performance of the designs, whilst considering the functional, fabrication, installation and in-service requirements. The role will also involve the communication of technical results and conclusions to other members of the team and clients through meetings, presentations and written reports. We use a number of software packages, from specialist global analysis tools such as Flexcom, Orcaflex and SACS, to general-purpose finite element analysis and design tools such as Ansys and Solidworks. Typical duties include:

  • Design of subsea structures, riser systems or components from concept through to detailed design level.
  • Analysis of subsea structures, riser systems or components using state-of-the-art commercial and in-house software.
  • Preparation of proposals.
  • Preparation of technical deliverables including reports.
  • Interfacing with clients through technical presentations and meetings.

You will be expected to work independently and within teams, supported by and working closely with stakeholders, to provide high-level deliverables to our clients, and to actively contribute to the continuous development of 2H’s engineering capabilities and reputation.


  • Currently enrolled in an accredited Masters degree in engineering (civil, mechanical, structural, offshore, etc.), mathematics, physics, or similar, with a predicted 2:1 degree.
  • Aptitude and enthusiasm for carrying out complex analytical work efficiently.
  • Software experience with Microsoft Office, finite element analysis packages, and some knowledge of computer programming is preferable but not essential.
  • Previous experience with industry-standard software is advantageous but not essential as full training will be provided.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong planning and organisation skills.
  • Desire to take responsibility and ownership of tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • A strong desire to develop a career and expertise in the renewable energy and/or oil and gas industry.
  • Desire to achieve technical and personal excellence.
  • Eligible to work in the UK.

What We Offer

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 flexible working hours, structured training, and support with professional chartership schemes.

How to Apply

If you would like to join our team of highly-skilled, dynamic and passionate engineers, submit your application on the Acteon Group careers website: APPLY NOW >