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Senior Principal Structural Designer
United State Of America
Jan 21, 2019
Salary: Negotiable
Experience 8.0-12.0 years
Job Category Designer Jobs
Employment Type Full time
Industry Oil & Gas
Skill AutoCAD , MicroStation
Role Structural Designer Jobs
Designation Structural Designer
Education B.Sc,B.Tech/B.E
No. of vacancies 1
About Company

With the first ventures from land to near-shore marshlands and then to out-of-sight-of-land and increasingly deep waters, innovation is our legacy, our present and our future.

Ralph Thomas McDermott established J. Ray McDermott & Company Incorporated at the age of 24 upon receipt of a contract to build 50 wooden drilling rigs for a wildcatter in Luling, Texas. Knowing he could benefit from his father's long-time experience in the lumber and oilfield construction businesses, Ralph made John Raymond McDermott a partner and the company’s namesake.

Expanded the business from its original headquarters in Eastland, Texas, to Luling, Texas, after a boom in oil exploration in the area.

Moved the company to Houston, Texas, with the continuing oil boom.

Provided different services to the oil industry through three McDermott family-owned businesses: J. Ray McDermott & Co., Elmax Construction, and Stall & McDermott.

Hired the company’s first construction crew, a team of six.

Opened a New Orleans, Louisiana, office.

Introduced the first use of floating drilling equipment in low-lying marshlands of Texas and Louisiana.

Purchased J.G. McMullen Dredging Company and established it as the Olsen Dredging Company.

Reorganized the multiple McDermott family business operations into one: J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc. of Delaware.

Designed and installed the first fixed platform made of steel out-of-sight-of-land, in 20 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico for Superior Oil.

Established a contracting division, which was the major operating segment during the early years.

Acquired assets of Harry F. Allsman Company, McDermott’s joint venture partner for several contracting jobs in the Gulf of Mexico, which provided equipment to meet the new demand for offshore construction.

Commissioned construction of the first vessel designed specifically for offshore work (Derrick Barge 4).

The company’s Oil Division was organized.

Job Description

Job Overview

Performs a variety ofengineering work in the initial planning and design phases of projects. Mayalso support procurement and construction phases or projects with engineeringknowledge and experience. Performs other duties as required.


  • Work activities include collection and interpretation of engineering data, development of project design basis
  • Development of specifications, and performance of detailed engineering.  
  • Ensures conformance to applicable engineering codes and standards as well as company policies and procedures
  • Interprets customer needs, assesses requirements and identifies solutions to non-standard requests.
  • Uses best practices and knowledge of internal/external business issues to improve products or services in own discipline.
  • Responsible for planning, technical execution and progress reporting on assigned projects.
  • Design various drainage structures including trenches, culverts, manholes, headwalls, sumps, and outfalls.
  • Design site earthworks including rough grades, final grades, slope stabilization, soil remediation, retention structures, and storm protection structures.
  • Design road, haul, and access ways.
  • Performing hydraulic calculations, interpretation of geotechnical data, and prepare and check specifications
  • Monitors and controls costs within own work
  • Explain difficult issues and work to establish consensus.   
  • Mentor colleagues with less experience.  
  • Work independently with minimal guidance.  
Basic Qualifications:
  • BS Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • Minimum 8 years work experience
  • Minimum 5 years experience in designing O&G facilities
  • PE Registration
  • Proficient in EarthWorks software such as Geopak, Inroads and SPR.
  • Familiar with design codes such as NFPA, IBC, AASHTO, and ASCE
  • Familiar with SWPPP and other permitting processes   
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills

Preferred / DesiredQualifications:

  • AutoCAD knowledge
  • MicroStation knowledge

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