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Kent Recruitment

Senior Subsea & Pipeline Engineer

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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About the job:

Kent is looking for a Senior Subsea & Pipeline Engineer to be based in Aberdeen. 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.

Skills & Responsibilities:

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

  • Concept development and feasibility studies for challenging marginal, HPHT, and deep-water subsea developments in the Oil & Gas sector.
  • Design and analysis of CO2 and H2 onshore and offshore pipelines in the Low Carbon sector.
  • Supporting junior engineers or executing yourself typical tasks in FEED studies such as pipeline mechanical design, pipeline routing, stress analysis, producing datasheets and specifications, supporting CAD drawings etc.
  • Subsea cable routing, mechanical design, analysis and assessment in the Offshore Wind and Oil & Gas sectors.
  • Building and maintaining client relationships and contributing to successful proposals and tenders.

Other responsibilities may include:

  • Leading integrity management, life extension, and decommissioning studies.
  • Using analytical or non-linear FE methods to solve diverse and complex subsea pipeline and subsea cable problems.
  • Developing onshore pipeline routing criteria and routing maps, allowing for environmental, safety, land rights and legal considerations.
  • Participation in innovation projects to continually streamline our toolkits for delivering our assessments.

In addition to the responsibilities listed herein, the employee may be required to perform other ad-hoc tasks as needed or directed by the supervisor or management. These tasks will be within the reasonable scope of the employee's skills, capabilities, and role within the organization. The intent of this provision is to allow for flexibility and adaptability in meeting the dynamic needs of the organization, ensuring that operational requirements can be met efficiently. All such tasks will be assigned considering the employee's current workload and with respect to their professional development.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

Knowledge/ Qualification/ Training/ Certification:

  • Engineering degree (honours or equivalent) in Mechanical, Civil, Structural, Naval Architecture or similar engineering discipline.
  • Chartered status.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Behaviour/ Core Competencies:

  • Understanding of the fundamentals of subsea and pipeline engineering, and of regulatory frameworks, codes, and standards. Understanding of global buckling, limit states, and HPHT issues is considered advantageous.
  • Experience of concept / feasibility design studies for subsea developments; experience of FEED.
  • 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.
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, reliable, and mature approach to work.


The Employee shall observe the Health, Safety, Sustainability, Environment and Quality rules of the Company; it’s clients and the governing authorities of the host country.

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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