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  • Job reference: RMS0185083

Senior Drilling Engineer (Structural)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 22/09/2017
  • Duration: staff
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (20/10/17)
This vacancy has now expired.

The Role:
Opportunity to work on all aspects of drilling structures including riser analysis, subsea conductor and platform conductor analysis for clients in the North Sea and worldwide.

As well as supporting exploration drilling activities and conductor design, you will also provide day to day operational support to the client's fixed assets many of which are operating in life extension, with well components, such as conductors, connectors, guides and guide frames, suffering degradation and wear. Developing innovative repair solutions is therefore a key part of this role. As part of the structural team, you may also contribute to or lead other aspects of structural integrity management including jacket and topsides analysis, inspection review and brownfield design.

As such we may consider someone from a broader structural engineering background with a strong interest in advanced analysis and a grounding in riser and conductor analysis, although a drilling specialist is preferred as the requirement is to lead work and support innovation.

You will generally be working in a small team led by a principal engineer, very experienced in drilling structures, and reporting through the structural team, discipline structure. There will be opportunities to get involved in and lead aspects of other projects involving structural integrity management and repair

Building and developing relationships is a key part of this role. You will be able to anticipate, interpret and deliver client requirements, thereby winning work from new and existing clients. In addition to building relationships with our clients, you will be able to work with other teams to develop cross-discipline capabilities, and have a co-operative and helpful attitude to colleagues and clients.

You will have the potential and desire to progress to Principal Engineer status and beyond.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
*Offshore structural analysis experience of drilling risers and conductors using software such as FLEXCOM (preferred) or ORCAFLEX
*Technical understanding of environmental wave loading and/or vessel motions.
*Proven success in delivering drilling structures projects against time, cost and quality objectives.
*Experience of managing small teams including carrying out performance reviews
*Engineering degree (honours or equivalent) in mechanical, structural, civil, naval architecture or equivalent discipline.
*Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartered status with a professional institution.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
*It is desirable for the applicant to have offshore structural analysis experience of jackets, topsides, floating and subsea systems - particularly using SESAM software. Non-linear FEA experience in ABAQUS and USFOS and other comparable software packages is preferred.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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