Pipeline/ Riser Engineer

Posted 07 November 2022
Salary Negotiable
DisciplinePermanent Recruitment
Contact NameCameron Lisle

Job description

Pipeline/Riser Engineer

Orion Group are sourcing a Pipeline/ Riser Engineer on behalf of our global, subsea and surface technology client, on a permanent basis in Aberdeen.

Job description:
As a Rigid Pipeline/Riser Engineer, you will work on the following three main axes:
* Project support: Expert input to subsea projects to support implementation of new rigid pipeline and riser technologies and to support critical areas of project execution.
* Technology development: Development of novel products, methods and services to address new technical challenges and to optimize the way we deliver rigid subsea pipelines and risers on projects
* Engineering consolidation: Development of digital/engineering tools and methods to standardize and improve the way we deliver rigid subsea pipelines and risers on projects.

Project support axis:
* Pre-execute studies to support front-end and commercial teams through the concept development, FEED and tender phases
* Detailed engineering activities to support the execution of projects where novel products, methods and services are being implemented
* Engineering support for critical areas of project execution
* Management of work scopes undertaken by specialist engineering subcontractors.

Technology development axis:
* Development of business cases to support the technology development of new products, methods and services
* Definition of technology development programs for new products, methods and services, including Failure Mode Effect and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) and associated development and qualification plans
* Execution of development and qualification programs, including design, numerical simulation, concept and prototype testing to confirm system performance to the intended service conditions
* Management of subcontracted supply and testing services at selected subcontractor(s)
* Preparation of qualification reports and third-party certification.

Engineering consolidation axis:
* Development of standards, guidelines, and best practice to consolidate, simplify and standardize the way a subsea pipeline or riser is engineered
* Development of engineering tools, including calculation modules developed in Mathcad, Excel/VBA, Python and/or commercial numerical analysis packages (such as ABAQUS and ORCAFLEX), related to subsea pipeline and riser design and installation
* Development of procurement specifications and tools
* Participation in industry activities where appropriate, including conference presentation and publications, code and standard development.

Main accountabilities:
* Quality of deliverables
* Timely delivery
* Interface with other technical teams
* Communication with internal and external stakeholders.
* Location: Aberdeen United Kingdom, or Paris, France
* Travel: Occasional domestic/international travels expected.

Essential qualifications and experience:
* Must have a good degree (BEng, MEng or equivalent) in a mechanical, structural, or related engineering discipline. The degree must contain a thorough grounding in the theory and techniques of mechanical and structural engineering
* Proven ability to address and solve challenging technical engineering problems
* Proven ability in engineering analysis
* High level of numerical ability
* High level of computational literacy
* Track record in using industry standard engineering analysis packages, such as ANSYS, ABAQUS and/or ORCAFLEX.
* For senior positions, experience of subsea pipeline/riser engineering with good understanding of relevant design codes, standards and recommended practices.

Preferred qualifications and experiences:
* Post graduate degree (MSc or PhD) in a mechanical, structural, or related engineering subject
* For senior positions, experience of supervising junior engineers
* Extensive experience of advanced finite element analysis (FEA), including complex non-linear FEA (large deformation, plasticity, contact problems)
* Ability to program in Python, VBA and MathCad
* Practical experience gained either at a pipeline fabrication site and/or offshore pipelay or construction vessel
* Knowledge of linear elastic and elastic-plastic fracture mechanics
* Knowledge of basic statistics.

Soft skills:
* Full command of the English language
* Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
* Innovative mindset
* Solution oriented
* Team player
* Customer focus, for both internal and external stakeholders
* Self-motivated, with a drive for results and improvement
* Ability to accept and implement change
* Flexibility
* Computer literacy in business software (such as MS Office).
* Candidates must be able to legally work and reside in the country, without sponsorship.
Potential career path:
* Develop technical competencies and skills to become a designated pipeline and riser technical expert.
* Develop supervisory competencies and skills to progress towards technical line management positions,
* Develop project management competencies and skills to progress towards project engineering management positions.

For a confidential discussion on this opportunity please call Cameron Lisle on 07701381227 or email cameron.lisle@orioneng.com

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.