Engineering & Drafting

Design Engineer - Mechanical/Structural



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.

Join us as our new Design Engineer (Mechanical/Structural).

We are looking for another member to join our Engineering Team: a working environment consisting of highly educated, skilled, positive, innovative, and enthusiastic employees.

You will join our Design Team to perform concept and detailed design of tools and structures for use offshore on our vessels and subsea by ROV's and divers. You will be a creative engineer, strong in CAD and stress analysis skills, who considers both the methods and limitation of the fabricator and the functionality and safety expected by the end-user.

This position enables you to work on complex and rewarding projects with blue chip clients in offshore and subsea industry whilst ensuring DOF Subsea engineering standards are observed for assigned tasks.

If you are a curious and forward-thinking who would like to work closely with people from different parts of the world, then you may be exactly the one we are looking for. We would love for you to apply. You can find information and learn more here.


  • A four-year Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical/Structural/Naval Architecture), that is recognised by Engineers Australia for Professional Membership;
  • Creative self-starter and problem solver.
  • Practical design mindset, demonstrable in an interview;
  • Confidence to create and discuss concept solutions to design challenges;
  • Excellent visualisation (CAD) and structural/stress analysis (FEA, frame modeller, 1st principles calculations etc) skills;
  • Awareness of steel fabrication methods;
  • Demonstrated excellence in English report writing in MS Word with the clear ability to tailor reporting to suit the intended audience;
  • A strong commitment to HSEQ;
  • Marine/maritime/subsea experience is not required. Fabrication background is highly valued;
  • Identify yourself with our core values: Respect - Integrity - Teamwork - Excellence - And above all we are Safe

Reporting to the Project Engineering Manager

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, has g 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. DOF ASA is listed on the Oslo Exchange.

Our Values video

Office location is Perth CBD, Western Australia.

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.

Application due date: 11.10.2023


We offer the following:

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


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Design Engineer - Mechanical/Structural