OTC 2012: Subsea 7 to increase engineering numbers

Subsea 7 will use its presence at the Offshore Technology Conference to help increase the number of engineers it employs across the globe.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON– Subsea 7 will use its presence at the Offshore Technology Conference to help increase the number of engineers it employs across the globe. In less than a year, the number of engineers employed by Subsea 7 has risen from around 1,500 to 1,700.

Subsea 7 is recruiting for more than 200 engineering positions across the globe. Besides engineering, the company also has vacancies in both offshore and onshore positions and it is also recruiting in areas such as finance and business support.

Each year, Subsea 7 takes on around 100 engineering graduates for its successful graduate program. For the last seven years the company has run an Engineering Conversion Program for experienced engineers from other industries including auto, defense and aerospace.

To advance the professional development of its employees, Subsea 7 also runs its own academy to deliver technical training. Since 2005, senior engineers’ management and technical skills have been developed at bespoke residential courses with Cranfield School of Management in the UK.

Allen Leatt, Subsea 7’s Senior Vice President Engineering, said: “We are a successful company and our ambition is to grow. That means growing our skilled workforce. Engineering is at the heart of our projects. It drives everything we do.”

4/30/2012

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