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2H is an independently operated subsidiary owned by Acteon which specialises in advanced systems engineering. With over 30 years in the offshore energy business and a reputation as a leader in marine structure dynamics, complex system design and integrity management, 2H's expertise has seen them enhance oil and gas operations, create efficiencies in fixed and floating wind, and pioneer leading edge initiatives to support decarbonisation.

The role

2H Offshore are looking to add a Year Placement Student to their team. A Student with an interest in structural design and engineering is wanted to join the team in our 2H Aberdeen office to undertake engineering and design activities for Renewables and Oil and Gas offshore structures.

During your placement year, you will perform design activities including calculations, dynamic structural analysis and system configuration for a variety of subsea, platform and renewable energy structures. You will be responsible for ensuring acceptable structural and fatigue performance of the designs, whilst considering the functional, fabrication, installation and in-service requirements.

The role will also involve the communication of technical results and conclusions to other members of the team and clients through meetings, presentations and written reports. We use a number of software packages, from specialist global analysis tools such as Flexcom, Orcaflex and SACS, to general-purpose finite element analysis and design tools such as Ansys and Solidworks.

You will be expected to work independently and within teams, supported by and working closely with stakeholders; to provide high level deliverables to our clients; and to actively contribute to continuous development of 2H's engineering capabilities and reputation

Duties & responsibilities

  • Design of subsea structures, riser systems or components from concept through to detailed design level
  • Analysis of subsea structures, riser systems or components using state-of-the-art commercial and in-house software
  • Preparation of proposals
  • Preparation of technical deliverables including reports
  • Interfacing with clients through technical presentations and meetings


  • Currently enrolled in an accredited Masters degree in engineering (civil, mechanical, structural, offshore, etc.), mathematics, physics, or similar, with a predicted 2:1 degree
  • Aptitude and enthusiasm for carrying out complex analytical work efficiently
  • Software experience with Microsoft Office, finite element analysis packages, and some knowledge of computer programming is preferable but not essential
  • Previous experience with industry-standard software is advantageous but not essential as full training will be provided
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong planning and organisation skills
  • Desire to take responsibility and ownership of tasks
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team