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Senior Structural Engineer – Offshore Wind


Wimbledon, London

Why join us?

We are looking to recruit personnel who are interested in working on energy projects that are significant, challenging, and varied. At DORIS, we maintain a creative, supporting working environment, placing our people at the core of our business and we are committed to a culture of staff development and retainment.

Job Description

You would be joining our Offshore Structures Team. This exciting team of experts supports the entire offshore wind business within DORIS Group. You’ll work to build a renewable energy future and as a team to set the standard amongst our peers. The successful candidate will have proven experience in the design and engineering of wind turbine generator foundations in the offshore environment.

The Role:

  • Carry out in-place structural analysis and design of offshore wind structures including wind turbine generator foundations, met masts and substation platforms
  • Undertake concept, pre-FEED, FEED and detailed designs
  • Carry out ultimate, serviceability, fatigue and accidental limit state design
  • Lead a project or work with a lead engineer to achieve delivery of projects within allotted budgets and timescales
  • Carry out foundation design involving soil/structure interaction
  • Undertake design for transportation and installation phases of offshore structures
  • Carry out analyses using SESAM or SACS software
  • Provide technical supervision to junior structural engineers as required
  • Produce technical reports, drawings, design briefs and specifications
  • Provide effective leadership for a small team and to be innovative and pro-active within a multidisciplinary team
  • To be responsible for delivering work packages as assigned
  • To be responsible for ensuring that all design work is performed reviewed, checked and approved in accordance with DORIS Group and/or project specific engineering procedures

Support Personnel:

The role will be supported by a number of other personnel in DORIS Group, these may comprise the following:

  • Project Engineering Manager
  • Structures Department Manager
  • Principal Engineer
  • Project Lead Engineer (unless fulfilling the Lead Engineer role)
  • Structural designers and CAD operators

Key Competences:

  • Recent senior level experience in the design of offshore structures (over 5-years experience in OWF)
  • Familiarity with current OWF foundation design practices and developments
  • Strong experience and knowledge of offshore wind regulations, codes of practice and design standards
  • Familiarity with integrated load assessment (combined wind and wave analysis in the time domain)
  • Familiarity with time domain, spectral and deterministic methods of fatigue assessment
  • Familiarity with soil structure interaction techniques such as pile/soil interaction, PISA soil analysis
  • Assessing, reviewing and interpreting geotechnical input for offshore structural design (liaising with consultants for detailed design)
  • Experience of SESAM or SACS software will be to the candidate’s advantage although practical experience of comparable software will be considered
  • Experience of preparing engineering reports, specifications, briefs and drawings
  • Experience in generating weight reports
  • Any experience in Python programming advantage


  • Self-starter: the candidate should be able to be complete tasks within allotted timescales to the appropriate standard, minimally supervised (given home/remote working situation)
  • Able and willing to express opinion and defend their professional judgement
  • Commercially aware
  • Diligent and conscientious, with the ability to provide a level of detail appropriate to the project phase.
  • strong work ethic
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Team player
  • Problem solver


BEng or Master Degree in a civil / structural / mechanical / marine engineering or related discipline

Chartered engineer (preferable but not essential)

5-10 years post-graduation experience in offshore structural engineering

Your Application

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in this vacancy. Your application will be carefully considered during the initial screening process. Unfortunately, due to the high volumes of applicants we are unable to personally respond to everyone that applies but we will contact you if you are selected to progress in the recruitment process

DORIS Group is an equal opportunities employer

To comply with immigration legislation, DORIS Group is legally required to verify your right to work in the UK

Candidates requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applicants. Appointments will be based upon DORIS Group being able to provide evidence that there are no other suitable candidates for this vacancy within the EU/EEA or the role is listed on The Shortage Occupation List



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