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Lead Subsea Structural/Towhead Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/06/2013
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The Company:
A leading Operator within Oil and Gas looking for a Lead Subsea Structural/Towhead Engineer to be based in their London Project Offices.

The Role:
A lead discipline engineer accountable for acceptance of all structural, mechanical and marine assurance including lifting operations, weight control, load-out, sea-fastening, and transportation of deliverables related to the Development Project bundle system manifold and tie-in skid towheads. The end result will be quality engineering solutions that meet the business needs, are safe, fully compliant with internal and external standards / codes / regulatory requirements. This position will be responsible for monitoring and recommending mitigation options to limit growth in structure weight.


• Develop and maintain the structural element of the basis of design through detailed engineering, fabrication, installation, testing, and pre-commissioning.
• Ensure that production operations requirements are reflected in all designs, including diver access and IRM operations.
• Oversee and provide guidance to the EPIC contractor(s) on the structural and mechanical design of the manifold and tie-in skid towheads.
• Oversee the engineering and installation design work for brownfield tie-in work on the existing Subsea Production Manifold
• Ensure that all design cases for all structures are considered, including but not limited to fabrication, lifting, weighing, sea-fastening, load out, transportation, installation, in-place and accidental conditions
• Review the selection of the coating systems and CP design
• Review structural piling requirement and provide structural input into the pile design
• Support HAZOP work with structural technical input
• Assist the Engineering Manager with structural risk identification and offer options during design for structural risk mitigation
• Monitor engineering (structural and mechanical) query response to ensure timely close out of queries.
• Ensure that all structural materials and welding specifications are reviewed by Company Technical Authorities (TA’s) and Subject Matter Experts (SME’s)
• Provide site support during the fabrication of the towheads and work with the HSE and Quality Managers to deliver the towheads safely and to technical specifications
• Ensure closeout of all structural reports and external studies
• Work with the Engineering Manager to complete an 3rd party Independent Design Verification of the Towheads
• Monitor and report the adequacy of EPIC contractor’s structural resource levels and progress against schedule

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Chartered structural engineer
• 10-15 years experience in subsea structures such as production manifolds for bundled pipelines both from a design perspective and offshore installation
• Must have a thorough understanding of the structural, mechanical and marine design principles relating to subsea structures including legislative requirements and pertinent design codes and standards
• Must be experienced in use of analytical methods used within discipline including theoretical background for analysis programs
• Experienced with EPIC contracts and working as part of a multi-discipline team
• Experienced in design safety and engineering QA/QC requirements
• Highly motivated problem solving individual with good communication and interpersonal skills
• Commercial and contractual awareness
• Experience of marine operations around bundle installation
• Ability to communicate technically complex / novel concepts to non specialists
• Able to represent discipline internally and e
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