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Lead Subsea Pipeline Engineer

Deepsea (US) Inc
Updated: Feb 25 2013
Desired Expertise: Pipeline Engineering
Experience: 10+ years
Minimum Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, TX, US
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Job Status: Closed - No longer accepting applications
Work Authorization: North America
Job Description:

Job Scope

  • The technical representative on pipeline design (EPCI)  
  • Responsible for monitoring contractor compliance with pipeline design basis
  • Responsible for monitoring contractor compliance with codes, standards
  • Responsible for monitoring contractor compliance with QA/HSSE requirements
  • This position reports to the project Engineering Manager.

Responsibilities and Duties of Lead Subsea Pipeline Engineer

  • Check contractor design reports and calculation sheets
  • Check procurement data sheets for alignment with basis of design
  • Review and advice on material and installation specifications (technical)
  • Review design solutions, options, and advice on corrective actions
  • Provide input to pipeline design, procurement construction and installation
  • Review contractor functional specifications and scope of work
  • Review and advice on site queries, clarifications, deviations, change requests
  • Review and advice on concession requests and non-conformances
  • Review supplier documentation (technical)
  • Attend design reviews to ensure design in accordance codes, standards
  • Attend and provide input to HAZOP, HAZID, Risk Reviews
  • Support fabrication and testing requirements (as client representative)
  • Support installation and commissioning activities (as client representative)
  • Contribute to training and development of staff
  • Can make technical decisions only. Will also be required to provide technical input to commercial, quality assurance, and HSSE related decisions.
  • May be responsible for less senior or less experienced engineers.


  • Technically proficient in discipline - proven track record on similar projects
  • Competent in use of relevant international codes and standards
  • Competent in deep water pipeline design
  • Competent in rigid and flexible flow line design
  • Competent / knowledge in use of relevant discipline software
  • Good knowledge of Project execution and planning
  • Good knowledge in subsea pipeline / flow line installation methods
  • Knowledge in HSSE/QA protocols/procedures
  • Knowledge in flow assurance
  • Spanish language knowledge desirable
  • Good coordination and monitoring skills
  • Good interfacing skills (focus on working with EPC contractors)
  • Good mentoring skills
  • Good Communication skills - both written and oral
  • Proactive approach and attention to detail
  • Team player, works well with others, and across disciplines
  • Ability to interface well with project team and with EPC contractor team
  • Ability to anticipate issues and focus on proactive problem resolution  
  • Ability to meet deadlines and schedule constraints
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Analytical and problem solving mind
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Bachelor degree in engineering / BSc Degree or equivalent
  • 10 years of experience with subsea pipeline design
  • 3 years of experience in similar position

This Position Is Closed to New Applicants

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