Finite Element Analyst - Pipelines

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Company: JP Kenny
Company Location: London
Work Location: London
Staff/Contract: Staff or Contract
Discipline: Pipeline Design
Job Reference: lon280213
Closing Date: 30 April 2014

Job Overview

We are seeking Finite Element Analysts Pipeline Engineers to join our teams in London (Staines).

You will work on subsea pipeline projects in many challenging locations including the North Sea, the Arctic, West Africa, the Mediterranean and the Caspian

Technical challenges will include water depths up to 3.5 km, product temperatures ranging from -190 to 160 deg C, corrosive products, composite materials, ice bergs, tsunamis, land slides, scour and cyclones.

You will be applying the latest limit state design methods including pipeline burst, collapse, propagation buckling, lateral buckling, upheaval buckling, spanning and on bottom stability.

You will help prepare engineering proposals, techno economic studies, technical reports, material specifications, equipment requisitions and drawings.

Roles & Responsibilities

Undertaking structural and thermal FE analysis of subsea pipelines and structures with Abaqus.

Performing finite element modelling of different pipeline stress conditions such as on bottom stability, lateral buckling, upheaval buckling, walking and fatigue, free spans and VIV assessment.

Experience Required

  • MSc or PhD in FE related subject desirable.
  • Some post first degree or good industry experience.
  • Knowledge of finite element modelling in 2D and of FE software.
  • Experience with analysis techniques for oil and gas pipelines - subsea and onshore.
  • Familiarity with finite element analyses using Abaqus on desktop machines.
  • Ability to explain and report results.
  • Experience in 3D solid modelling (desirable).
  • Knowledge of pipeline installation techniques.
  • Knowledge of pipeline materials, insulation methods, composite pipe types.
  • Open attitude and willingness to tackle new tasks.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in an engineering environment.
    1. Benefits

      • Technically challenging work.
      • 12 monthly appraisals and pay reviews.
      • Opportunities for international travel.
      • Pension plan (with company contribution).
      • Relocation support (where applicable).
      • Comprehensive professional development training program.
      • Payment of professional subscriptions.
      • Competitive salary packages.

      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.