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London - Sutton
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At Subsea 7, we take pride in being recognized 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.
Our success and sustainability is only made possible by continuing to develop our assets and technology through innovation and collaboration, and importantly through the development and diversity of our people who every day ‘Make Incredible things Happen’

General Description:
Subsea controls and instrumentation expertise are necessary for GPC & AP to be able to liaise with clients, SPS and monitoring equipment suppliers. The interface with suppliers is critical in order to guarantee the correct technology selection, design, qualification and delivery of the equipment. EIC team is responsible for providing the personnel with controls expertise to meet this demand.

The EIC discipline mission is to provide expertise throughout all phases of an EPCI project, from concept to commissioning as well as on technology development and flowline/EHTF product team by keeping the synergy between Subsea 7 teams (GPC & AP and other Regions), our partners and specific suppliers.
The EIC team is versatile, in terms of expertise and, typical in GPC & AP, it is multicultural with a very friendly environment. The capabilities of the team include: Subsea Controls and Monitoring; Subsea Power Distribution, Pipeline Heated Systems, Topside Power and Control Systems, Automation, Monitoring Systems (risers, umbilicals, flowlines, electrical cables, mooring systems, etc.) and others. Note that team members keep learning with each other
due to their complementary skills. The team members are based in GPC & AP offices located in Sutton (London), Aberdeen, Suresnes (Paris) and Kuala

The EIC Engineer – Controls will be based in Sutton and mainly allocated in tenders, FEED and EPCI projects interacting with client, partners and suppliers, however he/she may be requested to support in other scopes within the team responsibilities. Its mission will be to provide expertise by understanding client needs and select/design the fit for purpose solution and support technically its delivery. Short term trips to attend meetings, site and offshore work may be



  • Industry bodies
  • Clients
  • Partners


  • Tender or Project Team
  • Other discipline engineers
  • SM, HSEQ and DCC
  • Engineering managers and leads
  • Alliance partner early engagement teams


Generic Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Provide specialist skills, integrity and knowledge in key areas of discipline engineering, including design codes, legislative requirements and current good engineering practice.
  • Understand clients’ needs; identify and address design parameters and problems; develop and implement solutions.
  • Independently evaluate, organize and prioritize work for self and others.
  • Undertake responsibility for production of deliverables, which may include engineering support to DO, design calculations, specifications, procedures, analyses, progress reports, bid evaluations, study reports and various 3rd party submissions.
  • Sign and issue technical documentation as originator or checker, accepting personal responsibility for its adequacy.
  • Ensure all relevant safety objectives and legal requirements are observed.
  • Recognise and accept HSE Roles & Responsibilities as per Subsea7 HSE Role and Responsibility matrix.
  • Live and spread Subsea 7 values in the day by day.


Personal Attributes:

  • Wide technical knowledge of SURF (design, installation), willingness to learn on other fields (eg Pipeline, FPSO, Topsides, Reservoir)
  • Ability to lead and function within a design team and across multiple projects.
  • Good communication skills and collaborative behavior
  • Encouraging production of new ideas
  • Experience in working in a multi-disciplined 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.
  • Manage interfaces within a project structure, including other disciplines, drawing office, document control, project management, client and suppliers.
  • Manage change control within own remit on a project. 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 (Technically)
  • Willing for traveling


Specific Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Plan, detail and review technical documentation relating to topside and subsea controls systems,instrumentation and subsea distribution (power and comms).
  • Undertake, and check others’, analysis, design and engineering activities associated with Master Control Station, Hydraulic Power unit, Electrical Power distribution unit, SCM, Control Systems, SPS equipment (X-tree, manifolds, etc), Electrical Cables, Flying Leads etc specification, fabrication, testing and installation.
  • Create scope of work and specification for design, fabrication, testing and installation of electrical and instrumentation system and components.
  • Manage provision of deliverables such as calculations/definition for umbilical core design (hydraulic/electrical), determination of interfaces between topside and subsea production control system, subsea medium voltage power distribution, etc.
  • Ensure design and detailing in accordance with acknowledged industry Codes, Standards and Design Guides (e.g. API, DnV, ISO, IEC); Client Specifications and Scopes of Work.
  • Production and checking of design documentation including feasibility reports, detailed design reports,construction drawings, design specifications, material take-offs, circuit diagrams, PIDs, installation, operation and maintenance manual; etc.
  • Liaise with associated subsea related disciplines and understand the interfaces within a project
  • Provide engineering assistance during mobilisations and occasional periods of offshore or site working, including FATs, SITs, Pre-commissioning and Commissioning. Provide technical engineering support to other departments within the Central Engineering Group, the Project Engineering Group, and to colleagues.
  • Participate as required in events such as Bid Clarifications, Kick off meetings, HIRAs, FMCA, Design Reviews, etc.


Systems where a further knowledge is required:

  • Hydraulic System (HPU, SFLs, accumulators, compensators, stab plates, etc..)
  • Protection and Isolation Procedures
  • Programmable Logic Controllers and its components like I/Os and communication modules
  • Safety area equipment requirements.
  • SCADA Systems (or similar Distributed Control Systems)
  • Control Cards (Convertors, Proportional Control etc)
  • HMI Devices
  • Distributed monitoring system (i.e. DTS systems, temperature monitoring using optic fibres)
  • Transducers - pressure, load cells, flow, temperature, distance etc
  • General communications systems and protocols (Modbus, OPC, CANBus, etc.).
  • ROV interfaces