I was accepted for the DOF Subsea summer engineering vacation program to work as a design and process engineer. For the first half of the program I worked in the design department on existing projects and related design tasks as well as general design tool refinement and further development. I was tasked with the conceptual design of a subsea buoy removal tool which required significant structural engineering to sustain extremely high loads (200t).
My remaining time at DOF was in the project engineering department where I was developing task plans for existing projects as well as unique operational plans for scientific studies. I was heavily involved in the early stages of a new project which has not been attempted before, requiring me to liaise with international clients and suppliers to facilitate the system design and integration with our vessel systems and develop the new safety measures.