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Subsea Control System Lead Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/05/2013
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The Company:
Our client, an international major oil and gas operator, seeks a Subsea Control System Lead Engineer to join their team.

The Role:
• The Subsea Control System Lead Engineer is responsible for the specification, design, manufacture, testing, integration, installation and commissioning of the subsea control system and associated equipment.
• This will include the generation of detailed functional specifications and bid packages, performing bid analysis, review of design and test documentation, interface management, QA/QC and manufacturing/testing oversight, FAT/SIT management, and equipment installation and commissioning.
• The position will be a key focal point in the subsea team responsible for management of technical and commercial aspects of contracts as well as interfaces between equipment vendors and various project stakeholders including subsea, topsides, drilling and completions and operations teams.

Location(s) / Travel:
The position is based in Houston, TX, USA, but will require up to 30% domestic and/or international travel during the engineering phases, increasing to 50% during installation and commissioning activities

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• B.S. Engineering required, P.E. License preferred, M.S. Optional
• 15+ years experience and knowledge of detailed design, manufacture, testing and installation of subsea control systems and associated equipment.
• Extensive knowledge and experience with interfacing subsea control systems to topside facility process control and safety systems.
• Experience representing major operator. Equipment design, installation and commissioning and fault finding experience with control system vendor.
• Extensive experience with all aspects of subsea control system design including mechanical, hydraulic, electrical power and electrical/optical communication systems.
• Experienced with applicable industry and regulatory codes, standards, and recommended practices of subsea systems (control systems and interfacing equipment).
Requirement to obtain offshore medical clearance and offshore survival certification.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Capable of serving as Controls Technical Lead on projects, including generation of detailed functional specifications and bid packages, performing bid analysis, review of design and test documentation, interface management, QA/QC and testing oversight, integration testing, equipment installation and system commissioning.
• Demonstrated ability to drive incident free HES culture. Demonstrated capability of working as part of a multi-functional asset team, including vendor management (communication, cost, schedule, MOC, etc.).
• Has good knowledge of economic drivers and uses this knowledge to make or influence decisions. Demonstrated ability to work with little supervision. Self-directed and proceeds on own initiative. Strongly proactive.
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