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Aberdeen - Westhill, London - Sutton
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We are looking for a Lead Project Engineer (Pipeline Installation) to join our team at our Westhill, Aberdeen or Sutton, London office on a full-time, permanent basis.

Your role will involve supervising a diverse team of installation engineers, coordinating various methods of pipeline reel lay installation for work assignments on global projects either in progress or in the process of tendering. You will support the efficient day-to-day running of the installation engineering team and provide regular operational reports on general project engineering activities, technical subject matters, and resource management. As a Lead Engineer, you will also provide guidance to other engineers on engineering subjects.

What will you be doing?

  • Coordinating a team of method engineers to follow project scope(s) from early engagement with our internal and external clients through to offshore execution on board our reel lay assets.
  • You’ll be a be a technical reference for pipeline installation and contribute to the sub-contractors selection.
  • Produce installation method statements and procedures, support procurement activities and subcontract follow up, proactively support HSEQ activities and prepare and deliver technical presentations.
  • Installation rigging calculations and rigging design.
  • Assist Tendering department with feasibility studies, method statements, manhour estimates, schedule inputs and costing support.
  • Supporting installation aid procurement, fabrication and testing follow up.
  • Follow your scope offshore on our installation vessels.

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.

  • Degree qualified in Engineering/Marine/Naval/Offshore Technology / Civil / Mechanical or equivalent
  • Extensive experience as a project engineer, the majority of this from within the offshore energy industry.
  • Demonstrable years of experience of offshore pipeline installation methods, ideally using the reel lay method, but S or J-lay method could also be considered as relevant experience.
  • Experience of guiding and leading teams of engineers in project scopes
  • You should be a clear communicator, able to speak with all levels within the business, who is comfortable working on their own and as part of a team

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 – we offer a flexible hybrid working solution
  • 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 based on 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 before final submission

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

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