Subsea engineer jobs involve working for the gas and oil industries. Employers are often companies that deal with gas and oil development offshore, including finding and drilling oil and gas locations underwater. The role of a subsea engineer is to obtain more gas and oil by navigating the underwater world. Subsea engineer jobs are varied and the exact duties may change from one job to the next. However, some of the typical duties associated with these roles include: Digging out crude oil and gases Installing and testing equipment Making sure all components work throughout the operation Conducting safety assessments Responsibility for the efficient running of subsea systems Scheduling maintenance programmes Performing mathematical operations to understand the drilling process Working with many other professionals Organising the transportation of heavy equipment Installing heavy equipment at a site Supervising drilling crews Assembling, operating and repairing equipment Designing project solutions and facilities Dealing with flow assurance and safety issues Organising equipment recovery Selecting and commissioning equipment Assisting with equipment integration tests Vendor management Coordinating contractors whoa re responsible for designing, producing and testing subsea control systems Working hours for subsea engineer jobs are usually around 40 hours a week. Although some time is spent in an office, the majority of the time is spent at different sites where oil and gas are produced. You must be prepared to work in all weather conditions and time away from home is likely on occasions. You may also need to wear protective safety clothing. Salaries for subsea engineer jobs vary according to experience, qualifications, location and the employer. As a guide, the starting salary is usually between £28,000 and £35,000. Experienced subsea engineers earn between £40,000 and £60,000. Those working in senior positions with a higher level of responsibility may earn up to £100,000. The entry requirement for subsea engineer jobs is usually a minimum of a degree in a relevant engineering discipline. However, many employers prefer candidates who have achieved a Master of Engineering (MEng) qualification. Achieving this can also improve your chances of progression in this career and improve your earnings potential. Subsea engineer jobs also require a range of other skills and qualities. These include: A sound knowledge of engineering principles Excellent written and verbal communications skills Strong skills in maths, science, ICT and technology The ability to work independently using your own initiative Good problem-solving, decision-making and organisational skills The ability to work well within a team A willingness to spend time away from home The ability to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines A willingness to keep up to date with developments in the industry An awareness of health and safety issues relating to the oil and gas industries An analytical and methodical approach to work The ability to lead and motivate a team Subsea engineer jobs are interesting and varied careers. There is scope for career progression and this is a financially rewarding career, especially for those working in senior positions. Employers are usually within the gas and oil industries.
A brief history of Glasgow The River Clyde is key to the growth of Glasgow from a small 6th century settlement to the biggest city in Scotland today, and the third biggest city in the United Kingdom. From a 6th century settlement to today There is evidence of a settlement on the River Clyde since prehistoric times, but it is Saint Mungo, the patron saint of the city who is famous for founding the city in the 6th century with the construction of a small church where Glasgow cathedral now stands. Bishop Jocelyn is credited with gaining the status of burgh for the city in the 12th century from King William, thus creating a cause for celebration which led to the creation of the Glasgow Fair, an event which still takes place today. The Scottish Englighteenment period Glasgow's biggest periods of growth which contributed to its size and status today were during the Scottish Enlightenment period and the Industrial Revolution. The Scottish Enlightenment was a period in which Glasgow, in particular, was recognised for its contribution towards philosophy, literacy and invention at a European level. It took place during the era of the signing of the Act of Union between England and Scotland as the two countries joined as part of Great Britain. The famous poet Robert Burns, philosopher and economist David Hume and economic pioneer Adam Smith who wrote the Wealth of Nations, were key drivers of the changes associated with this period in Glasgow's history. The Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution brought about a great number of changes to the city, notably along the River Cyde which was drained to make way for shipbuilding yards. The heart of the city was transformed by a deep river and the industries and wealth which grew and prospered from it, from cotton to glass production, to textiles, paper and soap. As well as new wealth, the Industrial Revolution impacted on the migration of people from the countryside to the city, thus determining the layout and construction of the city today. From hospitals to schools to housing, Glasgow retains signs of its Industrial Revolution history in its makeup today. Present day Glasgow Named European City of Culture in 1990, Glasgow today is a hub for finance, education, culture, arts, food and one of Scotland's most famous exports - Scottish whisky. There are several distilleries in and around the city which help contribute to the economic wealth of the city and its inhabitants.