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Senior Designer (Structural) / Senior Design Engineer (Structural), TX

Position Type: Full-time regular employee
Location: Houston, Texas
Education Required: Bachelor of Science in an engineering discipline preferred but not required.
Seniority Level: 7+ Years of Experience
Functions: 3D Design (Primarily Structural), 2D Drafting
Industry: Renewables & Environment


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General Description

With several ongoing offshore floating wind projects in progress, we are looking for candidates who are passionate about offshore wind technologies and enjoy the unique challenges of growing a business in an emerging industry.

This position’s main responsibilities consist of performing and supervising the design and drafting of structures, piping and other systems on the WindFloat Platforms utilizing 3D modeling software. This role may be filled by an experienced designer who takes ownership of the design task or by an experienced engineer who enjoys working primarily on modeling and drafting. The chosen candidate will work alongside and provide design and drafting leadership within a team of inter-disciplinary engineers and drafters.

The position will be remote during the Covid-19 emergency and will be in-person at one of Principle Power’s offices thereafter (Emeryville, California or Houston, Texas).


Main Accountabilities

  • Developing 3D designs using Solidworks® and producing 2D drawings from solid models. Design tasks to focus on primary and secondary structures but to also include piping, electrical systems, and equipment.
  • Resolving technical issues as necessary to complete designs.
  • Reviewing the designs and drawings of others.
  • Producing 2D mechanical and schematic drawings using AutoCAD®.
  • Developing and implementing design and drafting standards and processes.
  • Providing leadership, mentoring and training to other designers and drafters.


Required Experience

  • Expertise in 3D design required: 3+ years of Solidworks® experience preferred but extensive experience with other tools may be substituted. Structural design experience strongly preferred. Candidates with primary experience in AVEVA PDMS®/E3D® should demonstrate ability to work in Solidworks® or equivalent.
  • Has demonstrated knowledge of structural connections and fabrication methods.
  • Experience with administration of drawing / model vaults.


Additional preferred experience

  • Strong understanding of GD&T principles and the proper use of welding symbols as applicable to structural design.
  • Experience taking ownership of designs and working with various engineering disciplines, customers and fabricators to develop complete designs.
  • Expertise in 2D drafting preferred. AutoCAD® experience preferred.
  • Experience in the Naval Architectural / Offshore Engineering industry would be considered beneficial.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural and multi-time zone environment would be beneficial.

Other Requirements

  • English proficiency is mandatory both written and spoken. Additional language skills will be considered an advantage, particularly French, Portuguese, and Japanese.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Autonomous, systematic, and detail oriented.
  • Authorization to work in the US


To apply, please send CV and cover letter to

Apply now