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Pre-Commissioning Engineer-AMEC


FUNCTIONAL UNIT:  Subsea 7 – AMEC - Lisbon

REPORTING TO: AMEC Installation Engineering Manager


Specialized in the realization of turnkey projects for the Energy industry, Subsea 7 designs and implements innovative solutions for bottom to surface connections in the marine environment. Recognized as a leading player in its field, the group is distinguished by its deep offshore projects that require sophisticated technical skills and the use of innovative technologies.

With some 11,000 employees on five continents, Subsea 7 puts its global expertise to local achievements. Placing people at the heart of its success, Subsea 7 allows its employees to develop their skills and offers exciting career opportunities that will allow you to express your talents and participate in an extraordinary human adventure.


Within the framework of our Projects in the AMEC region, we are looking for a Pre-Commissioning Engineer to join our AMEC Engineering Department.

You will be in charge of the pre-commissioning activities on tenders and projects. You will prepare the missions and then support the offshore people during the operations. Your interface will be at the heart of the project and you will ensure the liaison between the Client, the suppliers, the operational people and the design teams.

Reporting functionally to the AMEC Installation Engineering Manager, and operationally to the Project Technical Manager or Tender Technical Manager, the Senior Pre-Commissioning engineer will provide Pre-Commissioning Engineering expertise to ongoing projects, FEED and tenders being run from the AMEC region.

All personnel are expected to contribute to creating a positive HSEQ culture within Subsea 7 and ensure familiarity with and adherence to local HSEQ codes and practices.



Tender and/or projects

  • Understand client needs and drivers.
  • Understand contract structure and split and limits of responsibilities between the various stakeholders.
  • Identify the resources required for each project/tender.
  • Contribute to project/tender Engineering reviews on all subjects associated to (or at the interface with), the pre-commissioning and commissioning scope.
  • Responsible for technical proposal and evaluation of efficient and cost-effective solutions for the projects/tenders. Investigate/introduce new technologies to improve schedules, lower costs and increase safety. Investigate or develop in-house solutions vs subcontractor solutions when cost effective.
  • Produce pre-commissioning philosophies/scope of supply documents to define the various work-scope.
  • Produce specification and requisitions for the design and /or selection of all consumable, tools, pigging and testing heads, installation aids required for the execution of the pre-commissioning scope of work.
  • Responsible for the appraisal and follow-up of sub-contractors.
  • Participate in HAZIDS/HIRAs, design reviews and supplier audits and make relevant recommendations.

Responsible for the Technical interface:

  • With Other engineering disciplines, pipeline group, Supply chain, estimating and operation department. This includes the identification and reporting to Project/tender Management of any gaps that may impact the correct execution of the scope of work.
  • With alliance partners OSS for the subsea connections equipment (required for the pre-commissioning of flowlines and umbilical network) as well as specific SPS pre-commissioning and commissioning requirements.
  • With the Client and Third parties. This includes clear definition of responsibilities when activities are planned onboard third party’s vessel or platforms. This includes the identification and reporting to Project Management of any gaps that may impact the correct execution of the scope of work.

In close relation with operation manager, built, follow, revise along the execution/tender phase the pre-commissioning execution schedule.

Specific to Tenders

Package management of the Pre-commissioning subcontractors and suppliers:

  • In close relationship with supply chain, prepare and raise all purchase orders related to the execution of the pre-commissioning scope. This includes pre-commissioning services subcontract and all other supply required (PLRs, consumable, installation aids and tools).
  • Responsible for the appraisal and follow-up of sub-contractors
  • Prepare and follow-up of Master Document Register and Subcontrator Document Register within project.
  • Tracking of variation orders.
  • Supervise pre-commissioning engineering deliverables including internal, subcontractor or supplier deliverables.
  • Review and sign off all pre-commissioning procedures.
  • Participate and coordinate specific trials and offshore/onshore operations, as required
  • Witness function testing of supplier equipment.
  • Supervise the implementation, revision, follow up of the overall equipment mobilization lists and insure delivery on site as per schedule.
  • Onsite management of 3rd party subcontractors at Subsea 7 fabrication sites and offshore vessels as required.
  • In close relation with supply chain: invoice follow up

Team management

  • Oversee the work, plan and manage other engineers working on the pre-commissioning scope (pre-commissioning engineers or other discipline engineers working on subjects related to pre-commissioning scope).
  • Prepare, follow up, revise as required in line with Project Management (Engineering, Operation, Package managers) project specific pre-com engineer(s) manning including assistance during execution phases (yard and offshore).



  • Operate within the Business Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy Statement.
  • Operate according to Subsea 7's Management Principles.
  • Support standards and procedures for the Engineering Function.



  • Subcontractors and suppliers for engineering and procurement activity.
  • Clients for Technical Reviews, and input into tenders and studies.
  • Relevant professional bodies and institutions of learning.


  • Engineering Managers
  • Engineering Department Managers
  • HSEQ, Supply Chain Management, Project Controls and Planning Managers
  • Engineering Compliance
  • Offshore Manager(s) and Supervisors


  • Subsea 7 – AMEC Installation Engineering Department.


Knowledge, Skills and experience:

  • Engineering Degree or equivalent qualification plus at least 2-4 years relevant experience in offshore industry.
  • Broad experience and expertise in pipeline and umbilical pre-commissioning scopes.
  • Experience in managing project pre-commissioning packages.
  • Experience of working onsite and offshore as part of a project team.
  • Pre-commissioning cost knowledge and cost driver awareness.
  • SURF development contractual and cost awareness.
  • Further knowledge is desirable in the following subjects:
    • Subsea valves and connection systems,
    • Subsea production and control system,
    • Operability and flow assurance,
    • SPS and SPS pre-commissioning and commissioning,
    • System Completion,
    • General SURF installation,
    • Scheduling / MS project,
    • Writing and reporting skills.

Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Excellent ability to work within a multi-disciplined and multicultural team,
  • Shall independently evaluate, organize and prioritize work for self and others in order to meet set deadlines,
  • Ability to work within time/budget and strict deadline constraints,
  • Articulates views in comprehensive manner,
  • Produces work of presentable quality,
  • Good organizational skills and smart working methods,
  • Ability to convince,
  • 3 to 4 years’ experience in similar position.

Working conditions:

  • Majority of the work is carried out in the regional main office site – Lisbon,
  • 5 days a week,
  • Travels for meetings as required,
  • Working hours according to local regulation and Company's policy.