Senior Rigid Pipeline Engineer


Vacancy information

Based within the Global Project Centre & Asia Pacific region, of Subsea 7 Suresnes office, you will be specialising in the design and analysis of offshore pipelines. Under guidance from a Lead or Principal Engineer, the Rigid Pipeline Engineer will provide design engineering analyses to study, projects and/or tendering engineering activities.

All personnel are expected to contribute to creating a positive HSEQ culture within Subsea 7 and ensure familiarity with and adherence to local HSEQ codes and practices.


  • Provides specialist skills in key areas of subsea pipeline engineering, including mechanical and integrity calculations for offshore pipelines according to relevant design codes.
  • Independently evaluates, organizes and prioritises his/her work, providing regular feedback to the Lead / Discipline Manager on workload and requests for additional support.
  • Has responsibility for production of his/her own deliverables and responsibility over packages, which may include rigid pipeline in-place design calculations, specifications, material take-off, progress reports, bid evaluations, study reports and various 3rd-party submissions.
  • Understands clients’ needs; identifies and addresses design parameters and problems; develops and implements solutions by proposing innovative solutions that enable cost & risks reduction.
  • Understands the interfaces or the discipline scope within project environment.
  • Actively participates to tender/project risk assessment and assess mitigation.
  • Represents the Company in meetings/correspondence with Clients, subcontractors, 3rd parties, etc. in a technical capacity.
  • Interfaces with Supply Chain Engineers and Product lines for adequate procurement of line pipe and other products.
  • Provides engineering assistance during mobilisation and occasional periods of offshore or site working where required.
  • Actively participates in training to pursue their continuing professional development.
  • Train and mentor junior and Graduate engineers
  • Participates to discipline continuous improvements and creates, develops and/or validates tools.
  • Operates within standardised engineering policies, processes and systems in the Business Management System (BMS) and Knowledge Management Centre guidelines.
  • Fosters external interface and stakeholders’ network with subcontractors and suppliers for engineering and procurement activities
  • Collaborates closely with internal stakeholders such as Project Engineering Managers Engineering Discipline Managers Other Engineering Departments and Engineering 
  • project personnel, Supply Chain Management and HSEQ project personnel onsite missions, Offshore Managers and Supervisors

Essential Experience, Skills and Knowledge

  • The Role would suit a candidate from a range of backgrounds including Pipeline, Mechanical, Structural Engineers.
  • Prioritise, organise and deliver work to deadlines set by management
  • Presents self in a professional manner appropriate to the role
  • Produces work of presentable quality
  • Can effectively work as a team member across multiple projects.
  • Sound communication skills in English.

Desirable Experience, Skills and Knowledge

  • In-depth knowledge of subsea pipeline design, fracture mechanics or finite element analyses acquired on-the job or via a PhD
  • Engineering experience within the Subsea industry
  • MSc or PhD in STEM subject
  • Previous experience with Python coding and data analysis

Membership to a relevant Professional body

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