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London - Sutton

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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. 

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 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. 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.

Subsea 7 are now seeking a dedicated and driven individual to join our Rigid Pipeline Design discipline in Sutton (UK), which is part of the Design & Analysis department of the Global Project Centre & Asia Pacific business unit.

The senior or principal engineer will contribute to the in-place design of subsea rigid pipelines, for tenders, FEEDs and EPCIs, as well as to discipline activities such as continuous improvements and technology developments.


Key Responsibilities & Activities

  • Provide specialist skills in key areas of subsea rigid pipeline/spool engineering, in accordance with client’s specifications / scope of work, design codes and Subsea 7 guidelines, including but not limited to:
    • field layout / routing design
    • mechanical design
    • thermomechanical design
    • engineering of stabilisation, freespanning, lateral buckling and walking mitigation/control measures
    • post-lay assessments
  • Perform rigid pipeline/spool in-place design calculations and analyses.
  • Produce and review material take-off, design reports, technical notes, engineering drawings (in collaboration with draftsmen), design review slide packs, technical scope of work, technical queries, deviation requests, risk assessments etc., for tenders, FEEDs and EPCIs.
  • Propose and implement design solutions of complex problems which achieve cost & risk reduction.
  • Identify risk, participate in risk assessments and manage/mitigate risk.
  • Take ownership of, organise and prioritise allocated tasks / scope of work.
  • Manage time/budget constraints to meet deadlines.
  • Supervise and coordinate small teams and/or junior engineers.
  • Participate in rigid pipeline project team and discipline meetings.
  • Interface (meetings and correspondence) with the various disciplines and functions within a project, clients, subcontractors, suppliers, third parties etc., in a technical capacity.
  • Report to project lead / engineering manager and discipline manager.
  • Communicate project experience and lessons learnt to the discipline.
  • Ensure implementation of Subsea 7 guidelines, best practices, processes, project experience and lessons learnt.
  • Contribute to discipline developments such as engineering tools, continuous improvements and technology developments.
  • Actively participate in training and pursue continuing professional development.
  • Train and mentor junior and graduate engineers.


Essential Education, Skills & Experience

  • Degree in a STEM subject.
  • Knowledge of subsea pipeline design and/or finite element analysis
  • Sound communication skills in English, both verbal and written
  • Ability to:
    • present self in a professional manner appropriate to the role
    • organise, prioritise and deliver work to meet deadlines
    • work within time and budget constraints and raise/manage risks which may affect schedule and/or budget in collaboration with management
    • deliver under pressure, adapt to changing requirements and manage competing deadlines
    • understand code, client and project requirements
    • undertake responsibility for producing deliverables such as design reports, drawings etc.
    • work effectively and collaborate within a team
    • supervise / coordinate small teams or junior engineers
    • manage interfaces
    • build and maintain strong professional relationships at all levels


Desirable Education, Skills & Experience

  • MSc or PhD in a STEM subject
  • Engineering experience within the subsea energy industry
  • Professional experience using Abaqus
  • Professional experience using VBA and/or Python
  • Understanding of fracture mechanics / ECA
  • Understanding of rigid pipeline/spool installation engineering
  • Understanding of welding and rigid pipeline/spool fabrication
  • Understanding of geotechnical engineering relevant to rigid pipelines/spools
  • General understanding of SURF design / developments
  • Experience in working in a multidisciplinary and multicultural engineering team
  • Chartership with a relevant professional engineering institution (e.g. IMechE, ICE etc.)
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