Company: Competentia US, Inc.
Skills: Geotechnical Engineer, Offshore Position Surveying
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
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Competentia seeks an Offshore Geotechnical Engineer for a position with our client, a global EPC company that provides complete project life cycle service for the energy industry.

Duration: 12+ months

Location: Houston, TX

Schedule: 5/40


  • Assist and eventually lead in the performance of offshore foundation design engineering and the development of soil-pipe interactions for pipeline and riser analyses.
  • Duties:
  • Review geotechnical and geophysical data and develop soil design parameters.
  • Develop foundation design loads and assess offshore geohazards.
  • Perform geotechnical design/analysis of various subsea and offshore structures including: shallow foundations (PLETs, Skids, etc.), suction piles, driven piles, gravity bases, and other types of subsea and mooring anchors. Develop fit-for-purpose foundation sizes for offshore/subsea structures.
  • Perform pipe-soil interaction analysis for offshore pipelines.
  • Produce technical documents in accordance with applicable codes, client specifications and standards, project specifications for design, and technical specification for geotechnical work.
  • Candidate will review client supplied design requirements/data, participate in design reviews, and respond to client queries.
  • Participate in departmental development assignments.


  • PhD or Master's degree in a geotechnical engineering specialty
  • At least 5 years of offshore geotechnical engineering experience.
  • Candidate should have proven project experience in laboratory testing, geotechnical data interpretation, shallow and deep foundation design, and geotechnical surveys. Experience in geophysical surveys is considered a plus.
  • Proficient in state-of-practice geotechnical/foundation design software including finite element packages such as PLAXIS 2D/3D.
  • Candidate should be familiar with industry codes and standards such as API-RP-2A, API-2GEO, API-RP-2SK, ISO 19901-4, DNV-RP-E303, DNV 30.4.
  • Texas Professional Engineering registration is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills are essential, including the ability to interface with clients, vendors, manufacturers, inspectors, and design engineers.
  • Be familiar with pipe-soil interaction analysis for offshore pipelines and risers.

Competentia is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.

Competentia, participates in E-Verify as required by law.