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Lead Subsea Controls Engineer

Energy Staffing Professionals
Updated: Nov 15 2012
Desired Expertise: Instrument & Controls Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, Subsea Engineering
Experience: 10+ years
Minimum Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Salary: $150 - $175/K with Signing Bonus
Location: Houston, TX, US
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Job Status: Closed - No longer accepting applications
Work Authorization: North America
Job Description:


  • Provide engineering and coordination skills (as ''subsea controls work package lead engineer'') to project team to provide a reliable, completely functional subsea control system, consisting of both topsides and subsea components, safely, with excellent quality, on schedule and within budget
  • The work can span the system selection, FEED, detail design and execution phases of prospect development
  • The work will also include specialist/trouble-shooting support to existing producing assets
  • Will play a central role in ensuring all aspects of the strategy are delivered and implemented during the execution phase
  • He/She is also responsible for delivering the subsea controls scope such that top-quartile (project schedule and cost expectations) are achieved


  • Insure that all deliverables and responsibilities as defined in the project subsea control  requirements are carried out
  • Identify the specific functional requirements of the subsea control system, both topsides and subsea
  • Review/configure relevant specifications and insure that they meet the operating company requirements
  • Develop/review schedules and determine the deliverables and hold points necessary to meet the project requirements
  • Work with Controls and Automation (Topsides) & Operational Readiness personnel to define required subsea control system interfaces
  • Monitor progress throughout the project phases and insure that the delivered system meets the requirements/specifications
  • Insure that the systems are properly tested and documented prior to deployment through development of detailed procedures and assignment of experienced QA/QC personnel
  • Insure that the systems are installed correctly via thorough installation and pre-commissioning procedures and that interfaces with all project team personnel are properly carried out
  • Carry out project learnings and/or after action reviews to document problems and prevent reoccurrences
  • Provide technical mentoring & transfer learnings to less experienced local staff
  • Special Challenges:
  • This position will require sharing best practices with other subsea controls team members
  • Surveillance during manufacturing & testing for the subsea controls equipment will require very significant planning, coordination and communication effort (this is extremely critical to success in view of the difficulties of executing projects in remote locations)
  • Consistent with personal situation, this position could include working on projects executed internationally, with the opportunity to relocate or rotate to international sites
  • Identify need for and implement new technology


  • Electrical/Mechanical/Chemical Engineering degree or equivalent with a minimum of 10 years experience in the Oil and GAS industry
  • Knowledge of existing standards and ability to develop subsea controls functionality requirements for new deep-water development projects
  • Plays a significant role on a major project
  • Demonstrated capability to proactively implement plans, follow through with sustained execution and to meet project milestones
  • Ability to be mentored by more experienced subsea controls staff
  • Excellent communication skills and able to work with and influence multi-cultural multi-disciplinary team, which cross-functional management organization
  • A track record of leadership of multidisciplinary project subteams - involving coordination of supporting analysis from other technical professional

A proven track record for consistent delivery within project budget and schedule constraints

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