Floating Systems Discipline Lead

BH-274771
  • to be discussed
  • United States Texas Houston
  • Permanent
  • Oil & Gas
Aker Solutions delivers integrated solutions, products and services to the global energy industry. We enable low-carbon oil and gas production and develop renewable solutions to meet future energy needs. By combining innovative digital solutions and predictable project execution we accelerate the transition to sustainable energy production. Aker Solutions employs approximately 11,000 people in more than 15 countries.

Are you ready to take your engineering skills to new heights? We are seeking an exceptional and adventurous individual to join our team as a Floating Systems Discipline Lead to our team of major projects. As a Discipline Lead for Floating Systems Integrity, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in different cultures, engage with diverse teams, and broaden your horizons. We are looking for someone who thrives in dynamic environments, possesses excellent problem-solving skills, and has a passion for innovation. The position will be located in Houston, Texas. You must be able to work in the United States without work authorization assistance now or in the future.


What will you be doing:

- Managing and directing the team of Floating Systems Integrity Engineers, closely monitoring performance and proactively addressing any issues

- Managing and monitoring operational KPI’s

- Developing tools to support reporting and data availability across all stakeholders, including Client Representatives and 3rd party service providers

- Developing, delivering and implementing Integrity Management programs including inspection processes, fit for purpose assessments, risk-based assessments (RBA), inspection and monitoring programs

- Reviewing structural inspection reports for anomalies, completing risk assessments and identifying mitigations

- Structural analysis and hand calculations

- Review structural analysis & endorsement of technical submissions from 3rd party and modifications contractors

- Preparation and update of structural inspection strategies (hull & topsides), component criticality assessment, inspection plans and work packs

- Conceptual and detail engineering for development and repair schemes (e.g. repair clamps, composite material repairs, steelwork replacements)

- Technical input to risk assessments and risk-based inspection assessments

- Technical input to failure mechanism identification

- Provide marine expertise related to stability, mooring and global performance

- Drive continuous improvement initiatives in floating systems integrity.


We think you should have:

For the Discipline Lead Floating Systems Integrity position, Aker Solutions is looking for candidates with the following experience and capabilities:

- Minimum bachelor degree in Civil/Structural/Naval Architecture/Ocean Engineering or related discipline, masters or higher preferred

- 10+ years’ experience in design and analysis of floating offshore structures, i.e. hull structure, mooring and global performance

- 5+ years’ experience in Structural Integrity Management from O&G industry with a solid understanding of structural behavior of floating structures

- Excellent leadership and team management capabilities.

- Experienced in performing engineering fitness for service assessments

- Experienced in structural analysis in Sesam of offshore structures

- Experienced in design of offshore structures

- Experienced in performing evaluation and assessment of inspection results and propose mitigating measures

- Experience in RBI planning, implementation, and follow-up of activities

- Proficient in data visualization and analysis tools (e.g. Tableau, PowerBI, etc.)

- Knowledge in inspection techniques and execution

- Understanding of USCG, BSEE and ABS rules/regulations

- Experienced in Industry Codes and Standards (API 2FPS, 2A, 2SIM, AISC, etc.)

- Basic understanding of surface preparation, coating and the ability to assess coating conditions (assessment scale for breakdown)

- Strong desire to learn, innovate and contribute to both group and individual success and ongoing professional development

- Presentation and meeting skills.

- Good communicator at all levels within the organization and with external clients.

- Must be a ‘team player’

- Good command of the English language and be able to communicate well in both verbal and written form, both internally and to the Client


More reasons to work with us:

Professional development and career opportunities
Competitive pay and benefits
Healthy work-life balance


Interested? Contact us.
Contact: Julie Watkins, Principal Recruiter @ julie.watkins@nesfircroft.com
NES Fircroft is the managed service provider to Aker Solutions, handling recruitment.


Diversity and Inclusion
Our goal is to make Aker Solutions a place where everyone can perform at their best by creating opportunities for all. We see diversity as a source of creativity, innovation, and as a key competitive advantage. Diversity includes not only gender, ethnicity, or age but also disabilities, religion, sexual orientation, and many other parts of one’s identity.   We welcome your application no matter who you are or where you come from and encourage you to let us know if you need any supportive adjustments throughout the recruitment process. 




With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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