Senior Design Engineer

Salary range £45,000 to £50,000 depending on experience

Full time (Hybrid) Norwich

At Aquaterra Energy we specialise in providing engineering solutions and equipment to the global offshore energy industry – helping clients drive efficient and sustainable offshore operations from drilling and field development, to decommissioning, carbon capture and storage, renewable, and hydrogen projects.

We're looking for an experienced Design Engineer to join our expanding team. You'll proactively undertake design tasks, including management of those tasks from project outset to completion of all requirements.

At Aquaterra Energy we believe that all employees have the opportunity to contribute positively to our sales targets be it through direct client interactions or the provision of their work internally. An understanding of the sales process and customer focus is an expectation for every employee and therefore appropriate training will be provided and must be attended by all.

About the role 

  • Planning and management of allocated design tasks in line with the design engineering process, including:
  • To engage proactively with customers / clients and suppliers as necessary to undertake / deliver work.
  • To update project activity via the project reporting process.
  • Deliver engineering tasks in relation to allocated project(s), highlighting to the Design Engineering Manager and Project Engineer/Manager any identified variations to plan at the earliest opportunity.
  • Take ownership, responsibility for and drive forward all technical / design aspects of a project.
  • Check / Approve colleague’s calculations, FEA, drawings and documents as assigned. Give constructive feedback on colleague’s work with the aim of improving standards of work and competence.
  • Present and chair design reviews in accordance with department training and guidelines documented in the Design Engineering Process, using IT equipment available to fully present the competed design, or support more junior engineers in their presentation of design reviews.
  • To support the sales effort to develop / review / approve design solutions, resource and delivery plans in support of company proposals.
  • Train and mentor graduate / developing engineers, leading by example, ensuring best practice and Design Engineering Procedure is followed as well as ensuring the highest standards are met.
  • Develop best practice and lead department improvement projects in conjunction with the Design Engineering Manager.

About You

  • HNC in Design Engineering, desirable chartered, 2:1 in Engineering, Masters (Mechanical/Civil/Structural)
  • Minimum of five year experience in offshore industry 
  • Experience with structural and mechanical design in the offshore environment
  • Experience of hydraulic system design
  • Mechanical/structural drafting
  • High level of design and analytical skill combined with desire to research, test and challenge
  • Able to produce high caliber work on time and to high standard


  • Training and development
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Matching pension contribution
  • Life cover x 4 basic salary
  • 25 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Birthday leave + one day after one years’ service
  • Long service awards
  • Option to purchase additional holidays
  • Reduced gym membership
  • Employee assistance scheme
  • Long service awards
  • Funded sports, social and charity events
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Electric car scheme

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their sex, religion, race, age, sexual orientation, marital status, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity status, disability or neurodivergent status. Our people are valued, respected and encouraged to be their unique selves. We are committed to creating an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential, to be heard, included and to inspire great new ideas, to help Aquaterra Energy build a fantastic place to work. We are committed to accelerating our efforts supporting inclusion and diversity in our workplaces and communities to drive change.