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Paris (Suresnes)

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We are looking for one Specialist for the “Business Improvements” discipline within our Subsea 7 Global Project Centre & Asia Pacific (GPC&AP) business unit. This position will be based in our Suresnes office (France) as a local role.

Working with the Engineering Manager – Business Improvements and his Deputy, the role will have responsibility for supporting and delivering engineering-related Business Improvement activities through the GPC&AP Engineering function.

The role will work with a diverse and multi-national team across the GPC&AP offices - London, Paris, Kuala Lumpur and Perth. The successful applicants can expect to be involved with multiple, diverse technical challenges, support our global projects and collaborate with all Subsea 7 offices. As such experience of SURF projects and project delivery is essential.

The Business Improvements team will work closely with all disciplines within the Engineering function and the HSEQ function.


We are building a team with a good blend of competencies to ensure the following missions through our growing organization:

  • GPC&AP Business Improvements related matters with particular focus on:
    • Compliance
    • Cost of Loss
    • Safety in Design
    • Continuous Improvement
    • Lean Engineering
    • Knowledge Management
  • Develop best quality practices to ensure delivery of fit-for-purpose engineering and prioritise consistent ways-of-working across the function
  • Contribute to Continuous Improvement process across the function focusing on Safety In Design & LEAN Engineering and work with the CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) Team to implement digital improvements that have a material & positive impact on our way of working
  • Assess, identify and eliminate wasteful practices within our processes (LEAN)
  • Interface with discipline leads and project leads to ensure compliance across all activities
  • Assist Discipline Managers and PEM’s (Project Engineering Managers) in developing project engineering schedules to include all Quality related project activities, including auditing
  • Manage internal and external Business Improvements engineering interfaces
  • Ensure adequate Business Improvements engineering input to project activities
  • Assist projects with external verification activities from clients and 3rd parties
  • Ensure that standards of Business Improvements engineering services provided comply with corporate standards and client specifications along with appropriate legislation
  • Maintain Functional Managers awareness of all matters related to Business Improvements
  • Organize/support PEC (Project Expertise Committee) assessments as required during the progress of the Projects’ work
  • Support project incidents technical investigation and promote corrective actions
  • Ensure lessons learned from previous projects are captured and actioned/mitigated


  • Extended capability in developing working relationships through effective communication
  • Capability and willingness to motivate, train and develop others
  • Extended capability to establish a positive and proactive working environment that encourages team working, a spirit of openness, honesty and integrity
  • Capability in managing self – time management, setting priorities, creative thinking etc.
  • Ability to lead multidisciplinary working groups applying problem solving, investigation and continuous improvement techniques.
  • Applicants from engineering (design and installation) and Quality with a wide range of backgrounds are appreciated
  • Ability to work within time/budget constraints is essential.
  • Job Band (Depending on Seniority and autonomy): F, G and H.

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