Our People

At On Line Design we are delighted to have a talented, passionate and determined workforce comprised of a diverse range of people with unique skills and personalities.

Darren Routh

Darren Routh

Stress Engineer

I joined On Line Design in June 2006 when they were expanding and encouraging personnel from other industries. My previous background was the food industry but with On Line Design's help and support I got my foot in the door of Oil & Gas Engineering, and relocated back to Grimsby after five years in Birmingham. 

My first job at On Line Design was in the Hull office working on the Rough Platform rebuild. Subsequently I moved to the Immingham office in November 2007 and whilst progressing to the position of Senior Piping Engineer, became a Chartered Mechanical Engineer.

I have held several roles during my time with On Line Design including Designer, Project Engineer and stand in Piping Office Manager. I particularly enjoy my current role as a Stress Engineer working on piping and pressure vessels. There are lots of new challenges and things to learn but On Line Design have provided the necessary training to enable me to progress and develop.

I consider myself very lucky, since I really enjoy my work; I meet a variety of Clients, have the opportunity to visit sites, but fortunately don’t get involved in too many meetings. Importantly, I get huge satisfaction from having an input to projects on some of the most complex installations in the U.K.

My wife and I have two children who manage to keep us busy when we are not working, but in between I do try to keep reasonably fit and actually enjoy running.