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Engineering & Commercial Graduate Trainee Programs; Opportunities for Experienced Engineers in Other Industries; and Opportunities for Other Offshore Careers


Subsea 7 is a seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services contractor to the offshore energy industry worldwide. Subsea 7 enables clients to access a high-end, well diversified fleet, comprising over 40 vessels supported by extensive fabrication and onshore facilities able to deliver the full spectrum of seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services. In addition, clients have immediate access to a high level of project management, engineering, technical expertise and high-value technologies.

The principal areas of operation includes Subsea Umbilical, Riser and Flowline (SURF) systems (SURF services include engineering and construction for subsea field developments, pipeline and riser systems and associated services); Life-of-Field work including inspection, maintenance and repair, integrity management and remote intervention; Conventional Services (Deepwater expertise is complemented by conventional construction skills and capabilities that help solve complex hydrocarbon extraction and field development problems); and, Renewables (a dedicated renewables energy business that provides project management, engineering and construction services to the offshore renewables industry).

With projects and office worldwide and employing over 12,000 people with over 1,500 engineers, professional development is important for everyone at Subsea 7. Both onshore and offshore Subsea 7 has a wide range of leadership, technical and engineering development programs. These programs, combined with the functional development schemes, provide clear, defined paths for employees to achieve their full potential. Subsea 7 is professionally recognized around the world for its commitment to people and the industry leading programs have been adopted as best practice by industry bodies.

Subsea 7 Career Opportunities

Graduates, Interns and Trainees

The training programs are varied around the world and opportunities are geared towards individuals with degrees or relevant qualifications and experience in Engineering, Survey, Business and HSEQ. The programs are structured and designed to meet the requirements of the relevant professional institutions, whilst giving candidates an exciting opportunity to develop first class skills through structured training, mentoring and a stimulating work environment.

  • Graduate Engineer Development Scheme: The Graduate Engineer Development Scheme (GEDS) is a two year scheme involving on and off-the-job development. The program includes, Off-the -job training courses - in technical and non-technical subjects; On-the-job development - a range of work placements on real projects within the organization; Mentoring - you will be allocated a mentor to provide advice and guidance on your career development within Subsea 7; and Personal development - you will be introduced to a series of tools to support you in developing and implementing your personal learning and development plan. Graduates typically have degrees in the following or related disciplines such as Mechanical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Structural Engineering; Marine/Naval Technology; and Materials Technology.
  • Commercial Graduate Scheme: Commercial Graduate Scheme is designed to give experience and knowledge across the key commercial departments and provides excellent training, challenging work and long term career development. The departments participating in this scheme are Project Services, Sales & Marketing and Supply Chain Management. Following a short initial induction period, you will receive training and work experience in a range of the different commercial departments. You will also be assigned a mentor to support you and work with you during your period of training to aid you through the program. Graduates typically have BA/MSc/MS/MBA or similar in the following or related commercial disciplines such as Economics; Finance; Supply Chain Management; Quantity Surveying; Logistics; Business and Legal Studies; and Engineering with interest in commercial functions.

Engineers & Professionals Working in Offshore & Other Industries

Subsea 7 recognizes there are many highly skilled and experienced engineers working in other industries who have much to offer the highly successful and expanding business and regularly seeks experienced engineers to participate in the high quality, training scheme, allowing them to achieve quick conversion to the role of a Subsea Engineer.

  • Engineering Conversion Program: The training is specific to the needs of each country and may be run as an intensive course over a number of weeks or as a mixture of on-the job experience and off-the job formal training in the first few months. In all cases you will be introduced to a range of subsea engineering topics. In addition, you will visit vessels and construction sites and receive the mandatory offshore survival training. Once you have completed the program you will be not only work on the wide range of projects, but be able to participate in ongoing training, development and mentoring. The opportunities are available frequently in the following disciplines: Testing and Commissioning; Design, Analysis and Installation Engineering - Flexible and Umbilical; Interface Coordinator; Topside and Subsea Tie-in; Diving Intervention; Remote Construction (ROV); Structure Lifting and Installation; Structural Design and Analysis; Welding and Material; Rigid Pipeline; Geotechnical; CAD (AutoCad); and, Mechanical Design (Inventor).
  • Offshore Disciplines: The offshore disciplines recruited for within Subsea 7 are - Diving Operations (Some of the main tasks undertaken by divers are duties such as cutting and bolting, general repair and maintenance of structures under the sea); Construction & Operations (Roles range from rigging crews and crane operators who work on the back deck responsible for all lifting operations to Shift Supervisors and Offshore Managers who are ultimately responsible for all offshore operations); Marine (Subsea 7 employs people as Deck Officers from 2nd Officer through to Master, and as Engineering Officers from 3rd Engineer through to Chief Engineer as well as Electricians and Chief Electricians); Technicians (Subsea recruit technicians in two key areas - Lay and Trench who are responsible for the mobilization, operations and maintenance of the pipelay lay and plough systems); ROV (ROV teams work with cutting edge technology, piloting and maintaining remotely operated vehicles performing such tasks as installation of subsea infrastructures, pipeline installation; video observation of divers and inspection of underwater assets); Inspection (The role of the Inspection team is primarily inspection and reporting on the clients subsea assets such as pipelines and structures.); and, Survey (A career within Survey and Positioning incorporates a wide range of tasks such as - offshore construction related surveying, positioning and inspection activities including pipe-lay, pipeline construction, subsea metrology, pipeline inspection, bundle tows and installations, high-resolution geophysical site and route surveys, dive support, barge positioning and structure installation).

For more information on the career opportunities you may check the career section of Subsea 7 and its joint venture partners websites.

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