Subsea Engineer

Subsea engineers are often referred to as “underwater engineers” or “ocean engineers.” They primarily work to develop design and put together various types of systems that are partially andor completely used and installed under bodies of water such as oceans lakes rivers and water reservoirs. The website ww2.prospects.ac.uk describes the types of systems typically designed by subsea engineers as underwater pipelines underwater tunnels equipment used for transporting products underwater and machinery and equipment used in the oil and gas drilling business. However in addition to being responsible for developing and designing new machinery equipment and systems for underwater use subsea engineers must also be trained to use various types of subsea equipment to fix equipment and machinery deep within bodies of water. Repairs and issues related to safety are often considered to be emergencies and subsea engineers must be adept at dealing with situations that involve quick thinking a high level of knowledge and the use of equipment that operates remotely – such as ROVs – to fix current and potential problems. The profession of a subsea engineer is highly specialized and requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in either engineering or architecture. Additionally this profession is not typically an office job. Rather according to www.ehow.com subsea engineers must often travel and work near a project’s construction site. The website www.indeed.com lists the salary average for a subsea engineer at $76000 per year.

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
Avg Salary: $76000
High Salary: $86000
Low Salary: $66000
Tasks: Designs, builds and installs systems that will be placed underwater.
Understands underwater equipment and vehicles.
Creates systems that can withstand being submerged in water.
Ensures that underwater structures comply with all safety regulations.
Also Called: Ocean Engineer
Underwater Engineer
Pipeline Engineer
Structural Engineer
Additional Resources: http://ww2.prospects.ac.uk/p/types_of_job/subsea_engineer_job_description.jsp
http://underwaterengineering.com/
http://www.ehow.com/facts_5929382_job-description-ocean-engineer.html