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Kent Recruitment

Chief Subsea and Pipeline Engineer

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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About you:

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If you have world-class ambitions to reach the stars while keeping your feet on the ground, we’re the team for you. We've created a new breed of company – future-focused with reimagined ambition across all disciplines within the energy sector.

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As Kent, we’re tackling the greatest challenge of our time - to bring our world the energy it needs in the most responsible way ever imagined.

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We recognise that diversity & inclusion are catalysts for success. We’re heightening awareness on the benefits of people diversity, diversity of experiences and diversity of our perspectives. Creating a culture of inclusivity where all employees feel a sense of belonging.

Our combined energy is fueled by different nationalities, across 6 continents and 24 countries. Our commitment is to celebrate character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability.

About the job:

Joining our Engineering & Consulting business, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of interesting and exciting projects. As part of our highly experienced Subsea and Pipeline Engineering team, you will provide value-adding, specialist engineering support to our clients. You will act as a technical focal point for the team, providing technical assurance and guidance across multiple projects.

Key Responsibilities:

You will lead and contribute to projects across our Engineering and Consultancy Services markets (Oil and Gas, Offshore Wind, and Low Carbon), with key responsibilities including:

  • Being technically responsible for all pipeline and riser engineering work and allocating, supervising and directing preparation of project deliverables. Subject to project size, will delegate some level of supervision and specific checking activities to appropriate competent personnel.
  • Ensure adherence to technical assurance requirements and governance of project technical risks. Act as Project Technical Reviewer on high technical risk (i.e. amber/red) bids and projects. Conduct regular Technical Reviews of projects and manage the findings.
  • Leading and contributing to concept development and feasibility studies for challenging marginal, HPHT, and deep-water subsea developments in the Oil & Gas sector, and design and analysis of CO2 and H2 onshore and offshore pipelines in the Low Carbon sector.
  • Leading a team to deliver pipeline FEED studies; supervising, reviewing and checking the pipeline activities including: Philosophies, Specifications, Routing Studies, Mechanical Design, Material Selection, Corrosion Protection, Stress Analysis, Layouts, Drawings, Datasheets and Technical Requisitions & Bid Evaluations. Identifies and resolves discrepancies and divergences from original proposal / contract by raising technical queries with projects / client.
  • Capable of formulating resolutions and supervision of technically challenging and/or high-profile issues, and effectively communicating with Clients and Senior Management.
  • Serves as the liaison for inter-discipline engineering for projects and is responsible for specific discipline related activities. Responsible for the successful completion of specific scope on schedule and within resource hour and budget estimates.
  • Actively participating in business development, building and maintaining client relationships and contributing to successful proposals and tenders, including reviewing ITB (Invitation to Bid) documents submitted in the proposals stage, preparing resource hour estimates and writing technical proposals.
  • Complying with the Quality Assurance processes and procedures defined in the Kent Management System (KMS) for successful project delivery.

Other responsibilities may include:

  • Leading others on pipeline and riser integrity management, life extension, decommissioning studies, failure investigations, consultancy studies etc.
  • Leading others on subsea cable routing, mechanical design, analysis and assessment in the Offshore Wind and Oil & Gas sectors.
  • Leading others on analytical or non-linear FE methods to solve diverse and complex subsea pipeline and subsea cable problems.
  • Leading others on the developing of onshore pipeline routing criteria and routing maps, allowing for environmental, safety, land rights and legal considerations.
  • Leading others on innovation projects to continually streamline and improve upon our toolkits for delivering our assessments.
  • Identifying and developing technical and knowledge networks across the company, to ensure tools, methods and systems are consistent in their application and reflect best practice.
  • Co-ordinating internal and client audit requests and facilitates audit procedures of engineering systems within the department.
  • Supporting the on-the-job training and technical development of the team.
  • Participating in recruitment activities such as reviewing CVs and conducting interviews.
  • Raising Kent’s technical profile through strong client relationships and Thought Leadership activities.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

  • Engineering degree (honours or equivalent) in Mechanical, Civil, Structural, Naval Architecture or similar engineering discipline.
  • Chartered status.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent coordination, monitoring and supervisory skills.
  • Good interpersonal and team-working skills.
  • Strong offshore / subsea pipelines experience. Onshore pipelines experience is considered advantageous.
  • Strong understanding of the fundamentals of subsea and pipeline engineering, and of UK and International regulatory frameworks, codes, and standards.
  • Strong understanding of global buckling, limit states, and HPHT issues.
  • Experience of concept / feasibility design studies for subsea developments; experience of FEED projects.
  • Experience of integrity management of subsea pipelines is considered advantageous.
  • Experience of pipeline analysis to support design and operations; in-depth knowledge of finite element methods is considered advantageous.
  • Experience in the design and analysis of subsea cables is considered advantageous.
  • Experience in the design and assessment of CO2 and H2 onshore and offshore pipelines is considered advantageous.
  • Proven success in delivering studies and preparing clear, concise reports against time, cost, and quality objectives.
  • Enthusiasm to challenge existing practices, improve technical methodologies and analysis techniques.
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, reliable, and mature approach to work.

We are committed to our diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. From day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.

We’re a disability-friendly employer and can make adjustments to support you to perform at your best during the recruitment process. Please contact us confidentially at [email protected] to find out how we can support you.

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