Subsea Project Engineer

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Company: JP Kenny
Company Location: London
Work Location: London
Staff/Contract: Staff or Contract
Discipline: Subsea
Job Reference: 211112
Closing Date: 30 June 2014

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.

J P Kenny has one of the longest track records of any subsea services company. Our subsea team consists of more than 300 specialists covering all technical and project management disciplines. We deliver subsea projects in all geographical regions, and have participated in approximately half of the world's subsea developments installed so far.

The position to be filled is for a Subsea Project Engineer who will work in a team on one of our major subsea design projects.

The job will be located in our London (Staines) office which is 5 miles from Heathrow airport and within easy reach of the M25 and South West 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.

Together with a vibrant sports and social scene, the London office strives to create an enjoyable and stimulating environment within which to work. The staff/contract rates are competitive for the industry.

Roles & Responsibilities

The position is for a Subsea Project Engineer, degree qualified and chartered, preferably with deepwater development experience. The candidate should ideally have around 8 years experience and have knowledge of the design, fabrication, installation and testing of one or more of the following - subsea manifolds, PLET’s, XT’s, controls and umbilicals together with support tooling. Experience in rigid pipeline design is desirable.

The candidate should be able to supervise junior engineers, specialist engineers and CAD staff and be competent to check their work.

Candidate will be working initially within an integrated team as part of a DEFINE project, comprising subsea tie-back of wells.

Responsibilities will include

  • Preparing initial equipment selection strategies in line with client’s documentation and preferences
  • Contribution to the selection and options process for the initial field layout and architecture
  • Preparation of technical notes, reports and decision papers in conjunction with client representative engineers to define hardware requirements and scope
  • Preparation of preliminary equipment functional specifications
  • Development of testing strategies (FAT/EFAT/SIT) and installation requirements
  • Verifying compliance to Company's specifications and technical documentation
  • Interface with client's own equipment, systems and pipeline engineering teams
  • Co-ordination of verification processes for manufacture and qualification testing techniques to be employed
  • Provide support to the preparation of the ITT documentation
  • Development of assurance processes with the Company integrity management system

Experience Required

The candidate should be degree qualified and have experience in the industry within areas such as design, procurement, fabrication, testing and installation of subsea developments.

Experience and knowledge of as many as possible of the following is required:

  • XT and wellhead design, drilling interfaces
  • Pipeline operation, integrity management, pigging requirements
  • Foundation designs, support structures
  • Subsea control system designs, operation, reliability
  • Umbilical design and installation issues
  • Subsea manifold/PLET/Structures and installation
  • ROV tooling, intervention systems
  • Well metering, flow metering systems
  • Corrosion protection systems
  • Material selections
  • Interfaces with SPS equipment, components & tooling
  • SIT testing and site testing activities
  • Interaction with installation/recovery vessels
  • Diverless connection systems
  • Test equipment requirements, scheduling & planning

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 or not you already have the right to work in the UK.

Your CV will be reviewed and if appropriate circulated to relevant 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.