Floating Systems Engineer

Posted 11 September 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineOil and Gas Recruitment
Contact NameKelsee Tedder

Job description

Floating Systems Engineer

Job Profile Summary

The floating systems engineer will provide discipline expertise to projects and operations, including maintenance, inspection, anomaly management, and brownfield/greenfield projects. In addition, the engineer will proactively interact with other disciplines and contractors to systematically resolve problems and apply sound engineering judgment to drive integrated, pragmatic solutions on risk management, operation efficiency, defect elimination, and standardization.

Job Advert

The Floating Systems Engineer would be based in Houston, TX.

This role is an opportunity to join a centralized floating systems team. While this is an opportunity to work on a range of global tasks, the successful candidate will be initially deployed in the Gulf of Mexico to support the operations of our floating assets.

We are looking for a candidate with a solid technical background to make fit-for-purpose recommendations to business leaders. In addition, the successful candidate needs strong stakeholder management skills and can effectively communicate the technical outcomes using risks to ensure engineering risks are understood, controlled, and continuously reduced across the business to deliver safe and reliable operating results.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Delivering the regional floating systems and structural integrity management plans for supporting assets based on company guidance and industry codes, owning the asset floating systems and structural inspection, monitoring, and maintenance strategies determining the facility's current condition.
  • Being the owner of the floating systems and structural performance standards of the supported facilities. Assessing whether, in its current condition, the facility meets the performance standards following company guidance and industry codes. Reporting significant deterioration in structural condition or any deviation from the performance standards through the company dashboard, emerging risk process, and risk assurance tool as appropriate.
  • Driving efforts to ensure floating systems or metocean engineering risks are understood, controlled, and continuously reduced across the business to deliver safe and reliable operating results. Quantifying and effectively communicating risks to business and technical stakeholders.
  • Ensuring design and operations follow industry codes and/or technical practices and performance standards, assessing the impact of significant changes in load (weight) or changes to operating conditions on the integrity of the assets.
  • Being accountable for defining the floating systems and structural engineering scope of work for brownfield or greenfield projects and providing technical assurance for third-party engineering deliveries, maintaining relationships with third-party providers and contractors.
  • Supporting agile working as part of an agile team or providing support to an agile team as required.
  • Actively contributing to the floating system's Community of Practice and sharing best practices and learnings.

Essential Experience and Job Requirements

  • Degree in civil/structural engineering, naval architecture, ocean engineering, or a closely aligned discipline.
  • Chartered engineer, professional engineer, or near chartered/professional status in closely aligned discipline, or evidence of progression towards full chartered/professional status.
  • Capable of communicating both verbally and in writing clearly and succinctly.

Desirable criteria

  • Master of science in engineering degree in civil / structural engineering, naval architecture, ocean engineering, or a closely aligned discipline.
  • Proven industry experience in offshore floating structures design, construction, installation, or integrity management.
  • Strong technical skills in global motion, stability, and topside and hull structural design and analyses.
  • Knowledge of relevant industry standards, project management, design drawings, management of change, loadout/installation/removal, risk assessment and performance management, inspection, maintenance & repair strategies, and process safety.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.