Senior Structural Designer

Last Updated: 11th April 2018 (over 4 years ago)

Oslo, Norway


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Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level
HNC/HND/City & Guilds



Accomplished and prolific Structural Designer with extensive experience in a wide variety of projects.
Producing high quality professionally presented drawings, & associated deliverables within strict time limits.
CAD packages used:- PDMS, Tekla, PDS, AutoCAD, Microstation, & Navisworks review package.
Proven record of resolving design problems, issuing drawings, & advancing the project towards a successful, & punctual conclusion.
Diligent & proactive; quick & accurate; interacting well within structural dept., & with other disciplines.
Specialising in office based design, with correlated site engineering.

• Engagements in the Offshore Oil & Gas, Shipbuilding, & Building/Construction industries.
• Design, draughting, 3D modelling, checking, section leading, site surveying, & liaison with clients, fabrication yards, & vendors.
• Coordinating with architects, and engineers (via drawings, sketches, & dialogue), to produce Conceptual, Classification, F.E.E.D., Detail Design, Fabrication, Assembly, Installation, Sitework, and As Built drawings, together with associated sketches and lists.
• Working to BS, DIN, NORSOK, ASME, ABS, & GOST standards, creating, & developing practical, economical designs.
• Consistently achieving challenging issue dates, performing well under pressure, & reacting readily to quickly turn around any design changes.
• Mentoring of junior staff members, provide assistance/support to; & deputise for; senior staff members.
• Accruing a broad knowledge of fabrication, construction, installation, & integration procedures.
• Correlated follow up engineering at site, highlighting & resolving fabrication, & construction problems.


Darlington College of Technology
HTEC Structural Engineering

   Sep 1979
— Jul 1981

Higher Technicians Certificate replaced the HNC

Darlington College of Technology
TEC Structural Engineering

   Jan 1977
— Jan 1979

Technicians Education Certificate replaced the ONC.


Aibel AS
Senior Structural Designer

   May 2015
— Current

Project :- Johan Sverdrup Drilling Platform for Statoil.
Design and detailing of main steel, marine steel, & temporary steel. Coordinating with engineers, & planners to establish orderly delivery; & content; of drawings to maximise yard efficiency.
Focal point for urgent, & technically challenging design packages. Recovery of time sensitive packages.
Latterly heavily involved with FEED proposals for the Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 project.
CAD packages :- P.D.M.S. 12.1 SP2.36 – 3D Design, & 2D Draft also Microstation V8i.

Doris Engineering
Senior Structural Designer

   May 2013
— Apr 2015

Project :- Moho Nord Floating Production Unit for Total / Hyundai H. I.
Duties :- Early detail design of main, & secondary steelwork, & connection details for the process module.
Interfacing with other disciplines to ensure compatibility.
Progress reporting. Checking work of other designers. Follow up site engineering.
Results :- All drawings issued according to schedule, & 3D model handed over to client in prime condition
for further development.

Project :- Itchthys FPSO, Modules M08A, & M06 for Inpex / Daewoo S.M.E.
Duties :- Re-designing primary steel nodes, & secondary support steel, to accommodate the redeployment of existing equipment, & addition of new equipment.
Designing new, & modifying existing, equipment supports, monorails, access platforms, & stairways.
Gathering design information, & interfacing with other disciplines to achieve optimum design, & ensure feasibility of construction, & installation of new and relocated steel and equipment.
Results :- Drawings issued, & 3D model handed over to client on schedule.

CAD packages :- P.D.M.S. 12.0 SP6.4 – 3D Design, & 2D Draft also AutoCAD 2012.

Sembawang Marine & Offshore Engineering
Senior Structural Designer

   Jan 2011
— Jan 2013

Project :- Ekokisk 2/4L Accommodation Platform, Topsides, & Bridges for Conoco Phillips.
Duties :- Principal member of new design team mobilised to deliver heavily delayed EPC project.
Focal point for any urgent design, & drawing packages.
Assist Team Lead with checking & maintaining schedule targets.
Attend design review meetings with accent on accelerating design to construction program.
Support fabrication, & construction teams on site.
Mentoring & guidance of junior members of the design team.
Results :- Successful conclusion of project mandate, to deliver design information to fabrication / construction teams on site in a time efficient manner, overcoming inherent procedural deficiencies.
Final member of structural design team demobilised at project completion.

CAD packages :- P.D.M.S. 12.0 SP4 – 3D Design, & 2D Draft also AutoCAD 2010

Master Marine AS
Structural Site Engineer

   Aug 2010
— Jan 2011

Project : - Master Marine Nora L206 jackup transport vessel.
Duties :- Review and approval of design drawings.
Coordinating & responding to technical queries, change instructions, & NCRs
Verifying that fabrication, & construction was in accordance with design, & ABS codes.
Liaising with engineering and construction teams
Daily on site, & on board inspection of steelwork fabrication, & construction.
Checking that drawings were “as built”.
Results :- The vessel was successfully launched, & close to completion when the site team was demobilised

Aker Maritime Drilling Consultants
Senior Structural Designer / Field Engineer

   Sep 2009
— Aug 2010

Project : - Modifications to H6e Spitzbergen drillfloor, & follow up engineering on site for Aker Drilling.
Duties :- Solely responsible for the design of new steelwork required for installation of new BOP, Christmas Tree, mechanical handling system, & access platforms.
Working in conjunction with other disciplines to ensure efficient use of time, & resources to ensure minimal impact to the overall upgrade program.
Follow up engineering on site, liaising with client and construction team.
Technical support for fabricators, & installation team.
Results :- All steelwork, & equipment successfully installed, & commissioned ahead of schedule.