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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. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce and we look to offer excellent career opportunities as well as providing wide range benefits.

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. 

Who are we looking for?

Due to continued growth and internal moves we 7 have a requirement for a Stress Analysis / FEA Engineer to work in our Pipeline Group based in Sutton, London office. We are looking for an Engineer with experience on Non-Linear Analyses problem in FEA and Contact FEA modelling, and you should have a strong background on FEA, Solid modelling and Abaqus (or similar) and preferably non-linear material modelling. If you have a strong programming background with Python on Abaqus, this would be advantageous.

The role is suited for all levels of experience, from recent MSc or PhD graduates to experienced engineers.

What do we offer?

  • Career Development – As well as being able to offer a wide variety of projects to work on we have a dedicated personal development scheme and are committed to developing our engineers to allow them to progress their career through the organisation.
  • A Sustainable Future – Subsea 7 have been committed to the evolving energy sector for over 10 years. As the energy sector continues to evolve, Subsea 7 are playing a proactive role in developing emerging energy markets. These markets include: decarbonising offshore oil and gas, floating wind, carbon capture and storage, hydrogen and decarbonising our own operations.
  • Flexible working – we offer a flexible working environment with hybrid working options available to any successful candidate.

What does the role involve?

Duties of the Stress Analysis / FEA Engineer can involve but are not limited to:

  • Performs advanced FE analyses to support our engineering activities and in particular the operation of our reel lay  vessels 7Vega, 7Oceans and 7Navica.
  • Design 3D solid in-line pipe components, pipelines and other pressure equipment under high mechanical, thermal and pressure loads
  • Predict vessel settings for reeling of subsea pipelines
  • Understand and perform structural reliability assessments
  • Provides support to offshore reeling operations
  • Participates actively to engineers training and development
  • Participates actively to the PG department know-how consolidation
  • Proposes innovative solutions allowing cost & risks reduction

What do you need to have?

  • Previous experience in a similar role, and similar type of work on FEA focused on complex mechanical behaviour and contact analysis
  • A PhD in an associated topic is an advantage and will be equivalent to experience in a similar role
  • Previous experience working with Abaqus and Python is highly desirable


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