Lead Subsea Structural Engineer

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Company: JP Kenny
Company Location: London
Work Location: London
Staff/Contract: Staff or Contract
Discipline: Subsea
Job Reference: 250612lon
Closing Date: 31 August 2013

Job Overview

J P Kenny is one of the world's largest pipeline, subsea engineering and management contractors, with 30 years’ experience and based in a global network of 10 offices on 4 continents. We employ approximately 1,300 professionals (mostly Engineers) and our services are used by some of the world’s foremost businesses. We are working on some of the largest, most innovative, subsea oil & gas projects in the world.

Currently one of the major projects we are working on is the BP Shah Deniz phase 2 project (located in Azerbaijan) as part of an integrated team with BP. This is a massive project currently employing ~140 (JPK) & ~90 (BP) Engineers in the London office and still expanding. It is a long term stable project with first gas planned for the end of 2017 and work planned far beyond.

The position which is for an experienced Lead Subsea Structural Engineer will be located in our head office in Staines, London which is 5 miles from Heathrow airport and within easy reach of the M25 and rail network. A lot of the team commutes weekly to Staines from around the UK, so there is a good supply of temporary accommodation in the local area

Roles & Responsibilities

The Subsea Structural Engineer will be working within an active project team and would be required to take a senior role within the existing Structures Team on a range of the following scopes:

  • Responsible for conceptual through to detail design of offshore/subsea steel structures (for example Template/Manifolds/XTs/PLEMs/PLETs/ILTs/Valve skids etc) to International standards.
  • Responsible for conceptual through to detail FE analysis of offshore/subsea steel structures as above for all project phases including load out, transportation, lifting, operating & accidental.
  • Must be able to run the SACS structural software and preferably also ANSYS software.
  • Verifying compliance with Company's specifications and technical documentation.
  • Adapting designs to client owned installation equipment, and interfacing with clients systems and pipeline engineering teams.
  • Co-ordinate verification processes for manufacture and qualification testing.
  • Reviewing of contractor/vendor design reports, drawings plus other documentation and verification of the proposed designs.
  • Carry out foundation designs, for driven piles, suction caissons, gravity systems etc.
  • Contribute to the selection and options process for the initial field layout and architecture (for the future projects).
  • Understand testing strategies (FAT/EFAT/SIT) and installation requirements

Experience Required

The candidate should preferably by a chartered structural or civil engineer and have a minimum of 10 years experience in the design, fabrication, installation and testing of subsea manifolds, PLET’s, FTA’s, foundations & anchor systems with previous experience in as many of the following as possible:

  • Design of subsea structures including transport and installation aspects.
  • Pipeline operations, integrity management, and pigging requirements.
  • Use of analytical packages such as SACS, FS2000 or similar
  • Knowledge of foundation designs and support structures.
  • Installation of subsea manifolds, PLET’s and Structures for deepwater applications.
  • Design of connector/clamp assemblies for offshore and subsea applications.
  • Familiar with Industry Standard Design Codes for Offshore, Foundations, Marine Operations and Lifting.
  • Corrosion protection systems.
  • Material selection experience.
  • Interfacing with Subsea Architecture equipment, components & tooling.
  • SIT testing and site testing activities.
  • Interaction with installation/recovery vessels.

Any Other Information

Please click the apply button, and upload your CV and including a letter explaining why you wish to join J P Kenny and how you will add value to the Company.

Your application must state clearly whether you already have the right to work in the UK.

Your CV will be reviewed and if appropriate circulated to Project Managers or Senior Managers who will review it further. They may then ask for more information, request an interview or return as unsuitable.

This process can take up to three weeks so do not expect a response sooner. If nothing is heard within four weeks it generally means that your application is not currently of interest.

However we will make efforts to reply to every application even if it is to say no.

Please note that your CV will be put onto our database and if a suitable vacancy arises in the future, we will be in contact.

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