GE Oil & Gas already employs around 500 people in Nailsea and has other UK sites in Aberdeen and Montrose.
The company says the expansion is in response to growth in its underwater engineering workload, which includes drilling and production services in the North Sea.
Opportunities will be available for a range of engineering, project management and commercial professionals.
Rod Christie, Vice President for Subsea Systems at GE Oil & Gas, said:
“In order to respond to increasing demand for our products and services, we are creating a second subsea hub in Bristol.”
“The area has a strong pool of high integrity industries, such as aerospace, defence, nuclear and automotive that we can tap into, allowing us to realize our growth goals more readily.”
“Establishing a stronger presence in Bristol will enable us to bring new and much needed skilled staff into our global organization supporting the capabilities of our existing subsea hub in Aberdeen.”
Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, added:
“I am delighted that GE has chosen to create a subsea engineering hub at the Aztec West Business Park. This will expand GE’s oil and gas presence in the UK and support the provision of high-tech equipment and services to the global oil and gas sector.”
“I am also pleased that GE has decided to locate this hub in my constituency, which is good news for the area and for UK manufacturing at a challenging time for the economy.”
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