Pipelines Engineer

Posted 08 May 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Temporary
DisciplineEnergy Recruitment
Contact NameRaquel Fasci

Job description

We have a current opportunity for a Pipelines Engineer. The position will be based in Houston, TX. For further information about this position please apply.

We are seeking a highly skilled Pipelines Engineer to join the technology organization of a major energy company.

The successful candidate will work closely with internal stakeholders identifying flow assurance challenges, and proposing and executing solutions to enhance business performance.
The role requires theoretical and modeling expertise coupled with a familiarity with experimental operations/data.


Delivery of pipelines, flowlines, and related equipment on major offshore deepwater projects to work with the other disciplines to deliver a totally integrated project, per the BoD, to applicable Top Quartile metrics.

The specific responsibilities are focused on the execution and delivery of the pipelines and flowlines scopes of work within an overall deep water project.

Typically, this includes the specification, selection, design, tendering, award, procurement, construction, and installation for these scopes. The work can span the system selection, FEED, and execution phases of project delivery, as well as commissioning and start-up support.

Educational qualification:

  • An engineering degree and a minimum of 12 years of experience in upstream deepwater / offshore pipeline project engineering and management.

  • Prior pipelines experience is mandatory.

Job Experience Required:

  • Must have at least 3 yrs experience working in Oil and Gas supporting flow assurance, production chemistry or similar area.

  • Experience can include research, operations support or project support.

  • MSc or PhD degree in chemical engineering, chemistry or related sciences/engineering

  • Modeling or theoretical work with (at least one of) hydrates, wax, asphaltenes or similar phenomena

  • Familiarity working in lab environment, either hands-on or close supervision The Contract Flow Assurance Engineer will support technology development and advanced technical support to Operating assets and Capital projects.

Accountability & Job Description:

  • Develop and deploy novel technology for managing flow assurance solids (e.g. hydrates, wax, and/or asphaltenes) o Engage with internal stakeholders to understand technology needs to enhance business performance

  • Provide flow assurance technical services to operating assets and capital projects o Work with asset, project, and technology teams to frame problems, understand requirements, and gather data o Recommend and carry out mitigation and/or remediation solutions

  • Work in close collaboration with subject matter experts, engineers, lab team, asset teams, project teams

  • Lead or support the design, fabrication, installation, and commissioning of pipelines, flowlines, and related equipment, for major deepwater projects in Track and report cost and delivery schedule of the scope of work.

  • Coordinate technical interface issues between disciplines. Oversee the development and/or bridging of contractor HSE management systems and promote safety culture and practices with suppliers to ensure safe installation and operation of the relevant equipment and systems.

  • Lead or participate in the development of specifications and tender packages for the delivery (design, construction, and installation) of these systems.

Skills Required

  • Problem solving, analytical thinking, data interpretation skills

  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to learn quickly

  • Safety leadership Experience/Skills Preferred

  • Experience with PVT software (e.g. Multiflash)

  • Experience with thermal-hydraulic simulators (e.g. UniSimDesign, PipeSim, OLGA)

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.