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Aberdeen - Westhill

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Subsea 7 has a unique opportunity for an experienced Rigid Pipeline and Spool Engineer to seize a new challenge and develop their career by joining our Central Engineering team with the aim of developing into a Pipeline Bundle Engineer. This is a full-time position, open to those seeking either a Staff or Contract opportunity and will be based at our East Campus office in Westhill, Aberdeenshire.


What will you be doing?

  • Reporting to Pipeline and Bundle Discipline Manager and Team Leads, you will have responsibility for a particular design and services required to ensure effective delivery of high-quality engineering to meet project commercial and technical needs. The scope will include studies and tenders as well as projects.
  • Provide relevant skills, integrity and knowledge in rigid subsea pipeline, Bundle and spool engineering including design codes, legislative requirements, Client specifications, and industry engineering practice.
  • Carry out subsea pipeline and spool design analysis using available tools and software such as Abaqus, CAESAR II, DNV tools, Mathcad spreadsheets in house software or similar software.
  • Take responsibility for production of high-quality deliverables including design reports, calculation sheets, FE analysis, general arrangement and isometric drawings engineering checks and material take-off.
  • Provide engineering support to Tendering teams, Project teams, Field Development group and other stakeholders.
  • Operate within standardized engineering processes and systems in the Business Management and Knowledge Management Centre.
  • Ensure all relevant safety objectives and legislation requirements are observed.
  • Manage all external (clients, subcontractors) and internal interfaces.
  • Provide pipeline and spool engineering support for the execution of multi-discipline projects in line with defined budget and schedule.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders such as project engineering managers, engineering departments, project personnel and supply chain management.
  • Participate actively in pipeline and Bundle department know-how consolidation and propose innovative solutions to reduce cost as well as risk.
  • Train junior and graduate engineers.


What experience would we like you to have?

Please note, if you don’t tick all the boxes below but feel you have some of the relevant skills and experience we’re looking for, please do consider applying. We would encourage you to apply with a CV that highlights your transferable skills and experience.


  • In-depth knowledge of subsea pipeline engineering subsea spool and/or bundle design, including design codes, standards, and applicable software tools
  • Experienced in pipeline and/or spool FEA based design and analysis using ABAQUS and CAESAR II
  • Experience of delivery of pipeline spool design and/or bundle engineering, including in-place analysis
  • Experience in pipeline in-place design and trawling analysis
  • Experience in spool design analysis
  • Previous experience with scripting (Python, VBA) or general software development and programming
  • Chartered Engineer (or Equivalent) or working towards such with a recognised Engineering body is preferable.
  • Fluency in English is essential for this role.


What do we offer?

  • Career development – with access to a range of learning and development opportunities, as well as being part of a culture that encourages growth and development.
  • Flexible working – lots of our people work flexibly in different ways. Whether it’s hybrid, part-time or flexitime working. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but let’s have a discussion to see how we can make it work.
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave/adoption leave.
  • A fantastic benefits package – which includes a generous holiday allowance, pension scheme, discounted health and wellbeing packages, electric car salary sacrifice scheme and more.


Who are we?

We are Subsea7, a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the energy industry. We make offshore energy transition possible through the continuous evolution of lower-carbon oil and gas and by enabling the growth of renewables and emerging energy.

At Subsea7, we are looking for people who think differently. We want people who can bring new ideas and who are willing to take on challenges that will enable us to make a positive impact on a global stage.

In turn we will lift you up and encourage you to go further.  Onshore or offshore, embark on a journey of opportunities, continuous learning and development.

Start your journey with us today.


An environment where you can thrive

We recognise that having a diverse team makes us a better, smarter team. Diversity is something we value and regard it as key to our success.

We encourage new ways of thinking and celebrate our wide range of skills that help us continually challenge the status quo and inspire innovation. An inclusive and diverse environment fosters creativity, improves decision-making and introduces new ways of thinking.

Our people are at the heart of what we do at Subsea7 and we are committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Fair employment practices, fair treatment for all individuals and equal opportunity on the basis of merit are the foundation of how we work and develop together.


What happens next?

If you would like to apply for this role, simply click the Apply button found on this page.  

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Here are 3 top tips to help you submit a successful application:

  • Make sure your CV is up-to-date and highlights the transferable skills and experience you can bring to this role.
  • We would encourage you to include a cover letter as part of your application. It’s your chance to tell us why you would be a brilliant addition to our team.
  • Take your time with your application and check there are no errors such as spelling mistakes.

Once you have submitted your application, we will be in touch as soon as possible with next steps.

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