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Kent Recruitment

Principal Subsea and Pipeline Engineer

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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About you:

Join us. Unleash your energy within.

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.

We love people who know their own potential and are not afraid to use it. We know that together, we’re far more than the sum of our parts. So, we celebrate people who want to grow and develop as we work together on some of the largest projects on the energy world stage.

Our purpose and beliefs:

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.

It’s the energy of every member of our team driven by our beliefs that is making this happen. Whatever our skill, our language, or our culture. These beliefs define and direct us every day to be the very best - for ourselves, our clients, our key stakeholders, the communities we operate in and the planet:





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Our vision for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

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.

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.
  • 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, with support from technical colleagues or Project Engineering Manager, 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.
  • Identifies a clear scope of work and supervises preparation of the Master Document Register (MDR) when required. Responsible for planning/scheduling the pipeline engineering activities and person resources. Quantifies the total number of engineering deliverables, resource-hour allocation and format of delivery, and other requirements for execution of the work. Provides necessary regular project controls / reporting input to Project Management.
  • 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 or contributing to pipeline and riser integrity management, life extension, decommissioning studies, failure investigations, consultancy studies etc.
  • Leading or contributing to subsea cable routing, mechanical design, analysis and assessment in the Offshore Wind and Oil & Gas sectors.
  • Leading or contributing to analytical or non-linear FE methods to solve diverse and complex subsea pipeline and subsea cable problems.
  • Leading or contributing to the developing of onshore pipeline routing criteria and routing maps, allowing for environmental, safety, land rights and legal considerations.
  • Participation in innovation projects to continually streamline and improve upon our toolkits for delivering our assessments.
  • Co-ordinating internal and client audit requests and facilitates audit procedures of engineering systems within the department.
  • Supporting the on-the-job training and development of our junior engineers.
  • 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. Good understanding of global buckling, limit states, and HPHT issues is considered advantageous.
  • 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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