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Geotechnical Engineer

Lisbon - Portugal


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 1,000 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 are 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’ At Subsea 7.


Subsea 7 is looking for talented Geotechnical Engineers with any level of experience to join our regional design & analysis engineering team based in Lisbon- Portugal.

The role involves working on studies, tenders and projects in a variety of EPCI and/or Transport & Installation Contracts.

You will be responsible for working with conceptual and detailed design of several types of Geotechnical Structures as well as perform Geotechnical studies and analysis. The person will need to understand Client’s needs, identify and address design parameters and develop and implement possible solutions. The work will be under the guidance and supervision of an experienced Team Lead.


Key Responsibilities

  • Evaluate the quality of available site investigations on tenders and projects and be capable of specifying and supervising complementary site investigations as required.
  • Interpret and use offshore site investigation data and be able to integrate results into detailed design of subsea infrastructure.
  • Undertake detailed design and installation of gravity base, driven & suction piled subsea structures, jack-up rigs and evaluate/recommend pipe-lay initiation anchors.
  • Use of limit analysis for estimation of collapse load for foundations subject to complex loading.
  • Use of 2D and 3D finite element software for analysis and design of complex soil-structure interaction problems
  • Carry out soil/pipe interaction analyses, and support pipeline engineering and associated tasks such as installation analyses, stability analyses, buckling and walking assessment.
  • Understand the nature of the various geohazards affecting a site and evaluate their impact on the construction.
  • Take part of offshore assignments, such as the supervision of offshore site investigations, foundation installation, and pipeline trenching works as required.

Key Stakeholders


  • 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.


  • Project Managers / Directors
  • Engineering Department Managers
  • Project Engineering Managers
  • HSEQ, Supply Chain Management, Project Controls and Planning Managers
  • Engineering Compliance


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering with specialisation in Geotechnical Engineering.
  • 5+ years of expertise as a Geotechnical Engineer
  • Experience on specification and supervision of offshore site investigations.
  • Experience on the design of foundations types including driven piles, monopiles, spud-cans, suctions caissons and gravity bases.
  • Experience on pipeline routing studies and near-mudline geotechnical characterisation studies would be beneficial.
  • Experience with foundation design to API, DNV & ISO standards.
  • Experience with Visual Basic for Applications or Python programming is desirable, but not essential.
  • Experience with FEA for Geotechnical Analysis using Plaxis and Abaqus is a plus, but not essential.


  • Majority of the work is carried out Subsea 7 Lisbon Office,
  • Requirement for some international travel,
  • Offshore/Off-site location during project execution phases as required.



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed in creating a diverse workforce and look to offer an exciting and excellent international career opportunities as you develop your skills and aspirations.

Along with a range of employment benefits, career development opportunities (mentoring and development programmes) and a flexible working environment, our employees can also further enhance their work-life balance through our Remote Working Policy and wellbeing through a Medical Private Plan and a Wellbeing support initiatives.


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All applicants that meet the job criteria will be contacted in the two weeks following the application submission date by our AMEC recruitment team. Remaining applications will be integrated in our database and considered in future job opportunities.

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