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Subsea Engineer

03/09/2013 10:11 AM

I keep seeing job postings for 'Subsea Engineer' and when I query the posting company, I get little or no information (latest: Husky Oil). I'm an Electronics Engineering Technologist and would like to upgrade my education. Does anyone know how you become a Subsea Engineer? Is this one of those sub-sets of another engineering discipline?

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03/09/2013 12:46 PM

Finding the sea is easy. Surviving the sea is something completely different.

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03/09/2013 12:56 PM

That's right. Tom-Tom® quits working "subsea".

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03/10/2013 5:56 AM

At least now, being under water, there's a legitimate reason for the TomTom not working.

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03/09/2013 4:17 PM

Awesome! I'm packing my pencil case and putting new cards in my bike spokes right away! Thanks!

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03/09/2013 4:31 PM

Do you use twisted wire or clothes pins to hold the cards in place? I found wire to be better overall, but harder to replace.

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03/10/2013 1:54 AM

Wire all the way, but only for every second spoke. Much deeper sound and half the maintenance. I found every third was too low a frequency and just scared too many pedestrians. I just love where this topic is going.

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03/10/2013 6:30 AM

Folded card & waterproof PVA. Peg till dry.

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03/10/2013 6:46 AM

I suggest you begin with www.whoi.edu/education/

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03/10/2013 11:31 AM

Wow - a lot of really great information - and some fun too. Thanks a lot guys! It appears that my web searching skills need some serious tuning.

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03/11/2013 8:27 AM

Guard Boy,

There are indeed sub-sea research and even industrial activities where a range of artisans, engineers and scientists are employed. The job-title you put onto this formum sounds a bit unclear and wide. There are all sorts of interesting types of work in this area such as underwater welders. Most of these jobs demands skills in a specific area but together with marine skills such as diving, navigation,etc.

The types of sub-marine or underwater operations include Scientific Research, Mining, Salvaging, Mapping, Fishing, Renewable energy, customs police work, dredging, etc. One way to hone in on what you're looking for is to know exactly what the area you are specialised in is wrt the non-marine part of it. In any case, you can imagine that these jobs require a high degree of skill and competence in both areas. Both the specialized area as well as the marine skills (diving, etc.).

An obvious other area to search for info is the Navy. The US Navy has some old info release on the internet. Stuff you can often can download from their websites.

Best of luck with this endeavour !

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03/11/2013 8:26 AM

Get yourself over to Aberdeen, Scotland, there are several thousand open vacancies for decent engineers. Top paying vacancies are for electrical and hydraulic design engineers and experienced Subsea Engineers are getting subcontractor rates of £850 per day +

I believe Canadians can work in the UK without visas

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03/11/2013 8:34 AM

Sound-man, Great of you to highlight the other end of this issue - the enormous pay involved. These jobs are often risky, short term and demand at least two skills. One in the area of expertise (industrial or research ) and the other in marine (diving, navigation, etc). I for one, have only the first. I lack any marine skills except for being able to sail a little dinghy. Hence, I suppose, the 850 (GB Pounds) a day in Scotland is out for me.

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08/18/2013 8:37 AM

No no no, subsea engineering is nothing at all to do with diving, danger or anything like that. A subsea engineer here in Aberdeen is a pipeline engineer, dealing with designing underwater pipes, valves, BOP's and trees on the seabed FROM THE OFFICE. Once in a blue moon you need to go out on the rig to supervise the installation of the piping you design but that's it. There is no danger and it's essentially an office job. The high pay is because it's a rare trade apparently, as it's only recently that the easy oil on land and shallow waters has been sucked dry and now they have to start drilling under deep sea to get the leftovers.

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