Engineering & Drafting

Design Engineer - Analysis



It’s in our DNA to move

Curiosity and drive to change quickly is in our DNA. An adventure in growth and transformation which is a legacy from our founders, makes DOF one of the most exciting places to work. DOF has transformed several times through our history, not for the sake of our image, but to move towards a sustainable future. From fishing to traditional offshore energy and now to offshore renewables. We see moving our experience and competence into new tech, fuels, and fields as part of our everyday work.

The Company’s size and solidity creates a safe space to play with ideas, trying always, engineering solutions, and learning from different people. Our experts will help you to develop your knowledge, skills, and experience in DOF’s core activities, which offer exciting activities and plenty of opportunity to grow.

To understand more about how we operate – watch DOF’s values video here.

Join us as our new Design Engineer- Analysis.

We are looking for another member to join our Engineering Team: a working environment consisting of highly educated, skilled, positive, innovative, and enthusiastic employees. Reporting to the Lead Design Engineer, this position enables you to work on complex and rewarding projects with blue chip clients in offshore and subsea industry, on a permanent basis.

As a Design Engineer – Analysis, you will be working on scopes such as;

  • Simulation of subsea lifts, flexlay, moorings and tow operations;
  • Hydrodynamic modelling of vessels;
  • Vessel stability assessment;

If you are a team player who would like to work closely with people from different parts of the world, we would love for you to apply.

DOF projects involve creation of plans and procedures for subsea installation and recovery operations including crane lifting, flexlay, mooring lay and towing. By modelling and simulation of these operations using Orcaflex software, Python automation and hand calculations in Excel, you will develop operational methods and assess those methods for feasibility, offshore operability and design loads. Your analysis will support project teams and the structural design and drafting team.

We offer all our employees the benefit of working in a safe and supporting environment, where all are treated with dignity and respect. DOF is an employer who embraces Equal Opportunity and promotes diversity.


    • A four-year Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Engineering (preferably Ocean Engineering/Naval Architecture), that is recognised by Engineers Australia for Professional Membership;
    • Creative self-starter and practical problem-solver;
    • Demonstrable ability to use Orcaflex software for simulation of typical DOF operations;
    • Programming experience (python or similar, advanced MS Excel skills);
    • Basic AutoCad skills (Rhino modelling experience is an advantage);
    • Demonstrated excellence in English report writing (MS Word) and presentation of calculations and results (MS Excel), tailoring reporting to suit the intended audience;
    • Ability to explain technical issues to a non-technical audience;
    • Recent experience in analysis of subsea installation and recovery methods including SURF projects;
    • First-principles understanding of splash-zone hydrodynamics and ship motions;
    • Proven ability to design and specify lift and tow rigging to DNV standards;
    • A strong commitment to HSEQ.
    • Identify yourself with our core values: Respect - Integrity - Teamwork - Excellence - And above all we are Safe


We offer the following:

    • Competitive salary
    • Flexible work options, including 9-day fortnight, working from home and the office, and purchase leave options
    • Salary packaging and salary continuance for permanent employees
    • Professional development
    • Great company culture and working environment
    • Opportunity to make fundamental contributions to the success of the Company

Office location is central Perth CBD, Western Australia.

Who we are

At DOF what we do is as important as the way we do business – our operations are safe, legal and ethical, everywhere we do business. The DOF team treat each other and our surroundings with RESPECT, INTEGRITY and strive for EXCELLENCE in all we do. All our employees are expected to have a drive for results and solve problems, but not without showing integrity and focusing on communication along the way.

With a multi-national workforce of around 3,800 personnel, DOF is an international group of companies which owns and operates a fleet of modern offshore/subsea vessels, with an engineering capacity to service both the offshore and subsea market. More than 40 years in the offshore business, means the group has a strong position in terms of experience, innovation, product range, technology, and capacity.

DOFs core activities are vessel ownership, vessel management, project management, engineering, vessel operations, survey, remote intervention, and diving operations. DOF offers a full spectrum of top-quality offshore services to facilitate an ever-growing and demanding energy industry.

The company’s main operation centers and business units are located in Norway, UK, USA, Singapore, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Angola, and Australia.

Applications close Sunday 7 April 2024 - 5pm. Shortlisting and interviews may be conducted prior to the closing date.

Our Values video

DOF is an equal opportunity employer and a values-driven organisation that embraces diversity with "Respect" as one of our five DOF values. The successful candidate will thrive in a corporate office of a global company among colleagues and stakeholders from different countries and cultures.


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