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London - Sutton
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Vacancy information

Integrated within the department "Risers, Installation Analyses and Umbilical" (RIAU), the engineer will be supporting tender and/or project for topics related to riser design including global Analyses, installation Analyses and technical follow-up of the subcontracted components (Strakes, Flexible joints, Buoyancy modules etc).

At Subsea 7 we take pride in being recognised globally as a leader across the Energy Industry. For 5 decades our people have delivered over 1000 projects in all water depths across our energy hubs and we continue to do so, adapting and evolving in an ever changing world. This sustainability is only possible through the development and diversity of our people, assets and technology and we are committed to the future in all these areas.  Subsea 7 are committed to creating a diverse workforce and we look to offer excellent career opportunities as well providing a wide range benefits and a flexible working environment.

Please note this is a Contract Position offered on an Agency PAYE Basis


Under the responsibility of the RIAU lead engineer, your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Ensure design and detailing in accordance with acknowledged industry Codes, Standards and Design Guides (e.g. DNVGL-ST-F201, API RP 2STD, 2RD); Client Specifications and Scopes of Work.
  • Production and checking of design documentation including feasibility reports, detailed in place design reports, specifications, material take-offs, etc.
  • Develop design brief and basis, and perform the in-place design analysis with OrcaFlex / Develop the documentation package and the studies linked to the sizing and analysis of the dynamic riser system
  • Be aware of the overall project planning and responsible of the planning of their Scope of Work.
  • Interface with project team, engineering teams (welding, methods, operation, materials etc) and SCM,
  • Understand Client needs to develop specification for Suppliers and support the selection of the Supplier through technical evaluation.
  • Ensure progress and compliance of the supplier in close interface with SCM function
  • Ideally, perform OrcaFlex installation analyses for rigid risers as well as deployment of structures
  • Support Operational weather standby activities with in-house tool to support tender
  • Ensure that QA/QC process is well followed
  • Ensure that know-how is transferred within the discipline. Attend to discipline meeting as required.


Capability profile – Knowledge, skills, experience

  • MSc or PhD in mechanical engineering/hydrodynamics, relevant work experience in the oil and gas industry or equivalent, ideally with in-place / installation analyses of riser systems.
  • Proficient in FEA modelling and you know well OrcaFlex software.
  • English is fluent


Personal Attributes:

  • Undertake responsibility for production of deliverables, which may include design calculations, specifications, procedures, analyses, engineering support to Drafting Office, progress reports, bid evaluations, study reports and various 3rd-party submissions.
  • Interest for analyses work
  • Experience in working in a multi-disciplined system engineering team
  • Ability to prioritise own workload, manage time accordingly and inform team members where constraints will affect a project in terms of programme or budget.
  • Demonstrable ability to work within time/budget constraints
  • Ability in Vendor and 3rd Party management
  • Ability in working in multicultural group


Systems where a further knowledge is desirable:

  • Installation Analyses
  • Naval architecture,
  • Flexible pipe design
  • Offshore experience
  • Python knowledge
  • Welding
  • Experience interface with Buoyancy Modules, Flexible Joint/Titanium Stress Joint suppliers.