If you enjoy travelling and working in a field environment that couldn't be further from a desk job, and if you are a problem solver with a passion for building things- systems or structures- offshore engineering could be the job for you.
Working with systems directly dealing with exploration and production of commodities like oil and gas, you would be ready to jump in and help out whenever and wherever required. You would be expected to come up with robust and economically viable solutions for the offshore industry with a lot of financial, human and technical resources at stake. It would therefore be imperative that you have a keen eye for detail, are analytical and have fore-sight and able to fore-plan for contingencies.
As an offshore engineer, the success of a project would depend on the thoroughness of your work. You would be responsible for building robust and economically viable solutions for the offshore industry (typically oil and gas). You would work as part of a team of engineers and be involved with every aspect of an offshore engineering project- from its designing, to its execution and management and would also often be required to work alongside experts from other disciplines. It is important therefore that you:
1. Are organized and a planner.
2. Have very strong analytical skills and an eye for detail
3. Are a team player and quick learner
4. Have excellent communication skills and are able to adapt to different people/ disciplines and locations.
5. Are creative in your ideas and a problem solver.