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 Overview: The Senior Architectural Designer takes care of the design/drafting work for the Living Quarters and several (utility) buildings on a Floating Production Unit. He/she reports to the Senior Architectural Engineer on this project.
Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:Prepares structural layouts from data generated by others, in close liaison with Architectural engineers and counterparts from other disciplines.Organizes design work, including setting up 3D (SmartPlant 3D) and 2D systems.Supervises Designers and Design Technicians.Executes relevant administration and filing.Checks designs, with particular emphasis on interfaces with other disciplines.Checks designs for operational requirements, constructability, maintainability and HSSE aspects.Provides drafting support as required.Reviews other discipline drawings.Reviews supplier drawings.Act as Design Coordinator.Be able to perform the engineering of simple structures.Mentors and guides Designers and Design Technicians.Assists in furthering the department.Assists MOPEX offices on projects.Helps to maintain CMS
Basic Qualifications:8 Years experience in structural and architectural design of offshore livinq quarters or at least with industrial buildings in onshore oil/gas/petrochemical/power industry .Capable of working with SmartPlant 3D is preferred.Needs to speak and write English perfectly.EU citizenship is required.