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Aberdeen - Westhill, Glasgow, London - Sutton, Paris (Suresnes), Stavanger

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Why Subsea 7?

We are Subsea 7, a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the evolving energy industry.

The same old thinking won’t meet our future energy needs. We’ll give you the freedom to challenge, think differently and innovate in everything you do.  Whether that’s exploring emerging technologies, developing smarter processes, or fostering new partnerships, if you’re ready to take on the challenge, you’ll be supported by like-minded experts in our field.

We want you to feel empowered to bring your real self to work, in a culture that celebrates and values diversity. Onshore or offshore, you’ll be in an environment where your wellbeing is supported, surrounded by people who respect your goals – so you can be the very best you can be.

We are proactively participating in renewables and emerging energy offshore today - delivering lower-carbon oil & gas now and advancing solutions for the future. The energy transition is going to be an incredible journey, and we’re looking for talent with the drive and passion to make it possible.

Who we are looking for?

Due to our continued growth, Subsea 7 have exciting permanent staff opportunity for a Principal Materials Engineer (CRA Products) as part of our team.   The successful candidate will ideally be located in our Old Kilpatrick, Glasgow offices, however we are able to consider candidates from other regions within UK and Europe with periodic travel to Glasgow.

This role will play a key part of the Internal Pipeline Corrosion Management product team and will be the primary contact for the Corrosive Resistant Alloy (CRA) products and their assigned activities.  The Internal Pipeline Corrosion Management product team is responsible for providing technical input and guidance in the delivery of commercial projects, product improvement projects and technology development projects in the most effective and technically appropriate way. 

Reporting to the Product Director, the main purpose of this role will be to identify and deliver product improvements, efficiency gains and eliminate instances of product associated cost of loss.  In addition, the Principal Engineer will also be responsible for providing product team input and guidance to key stakeholders through all commercial project phases - from early engagement activities through to project execution and beyond.  This will be a very diverse role and will require active collaboration with members of the product team and a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. 

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, offshore green hydrogen production support and decarbonising our own operations.
  • Flexible Working – we offer a flexible working environment with hybrid working options available to any successful candidate.
  • Excellent Benefits - we offer highly competitive remuneration and comprehensive benefits packages, as well as sports clubs and social and recreational activities for both you and your family

What does the role involve?

Duties of the Principal Materials Engineer (CRA Products) can involve but are not limited to:

  • You will act as the technical lead providing direction and guidance for all aspects of CRA pipeline product
  • Supports early engagement activities on commercial projects (pre-contract award) by providing product technical input
  • Responsible for providing product recommendations and guidance to key stakeholders on a timely basis in support of project win strategies. These recommendations should be the most commercially and technically appropriate pipeline solutions, with associated justifications, for the purposes of supporting early engagement activities (preliminary client discussions through to tender delivery).
  • Develop, prepare and maintain standard guidance/ best practices and supporting information for early engagement activities and issuance to S&M and FDG and entry into the company’s BMS.
  • Be the source of key technical product information (including product design and operational envelopes) and ensure accuracy and alignment amongst key internal stakeholders.
  • Participate in Community of Experts by contributing to the development of technical standards, specifications and providing technical expertise
  • Provide technical support to SCM for the purposes of supplier discussions on CRA pipeline products. In particular, supporting and often leading discussions relating to product schedule, quality or cost/ efficiency improvements and cost of loss.
  • Work with Technology Group and other key stakeholders to ensure new products are developed in line with company and product strategy whilst ensuring they are introduced (product industrialisation and commercialisation) to the market in line with company product development process (>TRL4).
  • Develop and manage the CRA pipeline solutions product roadmap.
  • Identify and drive product standardisation and modularisation initiatives where possible.
  • Collate relevant commercial project information with aim of creating, maintaining and distributing product track records.
  • Maintain regular dialogue with key internal stakeholders in order to stay abreast of all changes and/or challenges that may influence CRA pipeline products.
  • Liaise with project teams to ensure commercial project lessons are learned and collated, communicated, actioned and closed out.
  • Use existing or develop new presentation materials in support of internal and external product focussed meetings.
  • Liaise with SCM and product team S&M lead to map future project prospects and identify any potential supply chain challenges.

What do you need to have?

  • You will be degree qualified in a relevant subject, ideally one that is metallurgy based
  • understanding of CRA materials and associated pipeline solutions
  • You should be able to employ good engineering practices and a risk based approach to decision making, whilst being able demonstrate strong analytical skills and have experience of leading small to medium sized projects from concept through to completion, including budget and schedule management.
  • Willingness to learn and develop a product management approach
  • You should have proven capability in writing and presenting technical specifications and reports and be proficient in the use of IT systems, such as Microsoft Office Suite; Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • You will be highly motivated and be able to show a demonstrable commitment to HSE and Quality, and a willingness to learn and develop a product management approach
  • You should be a strong communicator, able to engage with stakeholders of all levels, both internally and externally and have strong stakeholder management skills
  • You will be comfortable working on your own and as part of a team and to challenging deadlines as well as being a logical thinker with strong organisational skills who is able plan and prioritise changeable workloads, whilst also maintaining strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
  • You should have a commitment to Continuing Professional Development
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