Graduate Development Program

The Graduate Development Program is McDermott's entry-level rotational program designed to provide recent college graduates from engineering disciplines with an opportunity to work in challenging environments while learning how our organization provides solutions to the energy industry.

Over a duration of up to three years and through multiple rotations, participants are provided an ideal opportunity to explore careers while gaining valuable work experience needed to succeed in the future.

McDermott is organized by four areas: 

  • North, Central and South America (NCSA)
  • Europe, Africa, Russia and Caspian (EARC)
  • Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)

While in the program, participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of the services McDermott offers to its customers
  • Experience rotations where they can apply their education and broaden their technical knowledge
  • Receive ongoing training and development through mentorships, job shadowing and on-the-job experience
  • Build relationships through networking
  • Gain exposure to the following areas, but not limited to:
    • Engineering
    • Fabrication Services
    • Construction & Installation
    • Project Management & Controls (PMC)
    • Marine Asset Operations
  • Receive feedback on their performance through formal evaluations by current supervisors

Who should apply: 

  • Engineers from the following disciplines: Civil/Structural, Mechanical, Marine, Chemical, Welding, Electrical, Environmental
  • Current students within 6-12 months of obtaining their degrees
  • Engineers who have graduated in the past 6-12 months

Recruitment – North, Central and South America (NCSA)

The Fall 2018 application is now closed.  Please check back at a later date for information regarding the next recruitment cycle.

Specific information for the other areas will be available soon.

What applicants can expect:

  • Competitive and selective process
  • If selected, participants will be required to attend orientation at local/corporate office before starting first rotation 
  • Rotations are based on business needs 
  • If selected, participants should be willing to travel to next rotation with little notice and are responsible for their own living arrangements
  • Relocation is required for participants in the program

Why you should work at McDermott:

  • Leader in the global energy infrastructure market
  • Offices located worldwide (54 countries to be exact!) providing international opportunities after graduating from the program
  • Growing end markets and strong backlog of work
  • Industry-leading safety performance
  • Military-friendly employer
  • Focus on career development
  • Collaborative and inclusive culture

About McDermott

McDermott is a premier, fully-integrated provider of technology, engineering and construction solutions to the energy industry. For more than a century, customers have trusted McDermott to design and build end-to-end infrastructure and technology solutions to transport and transform oil and gas into the products the world needs today. Our proprietary technologies, integrated expertise and comprehensive solutions deliver certainty, innovation and added value to energy projects around the world.
Customers rely on McDermott to deliver certainty to the most complex projects, from concept to commissioning. We call it the “One McDermott Way.”
Operating in over 54 countries, McDermott’s locally-focused and globally-integrated resources include approximately 32,000 employees, a diversified fleet of specialty marine construction vessels and fabrication facilities around the world.
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