Umbilical Lead Engineer

  • Competitive
  • France Ile De France Paris
  • Contract
  • Oil & Gas
The activities of the Umbilical Lead Engineer include, but not limited to:
 Laise daily with counterpart on Contractor side to monitor the progress of FEED deliverables, anticipate / highlight
delays and propose corrective actions when needed.
 Assist to manage matters on SOR changes, technical queries and derogations to General Specifications, related to Umbilicals and flexible systems, associated ancillaries all associated interfaces (including Other UFR systems,
existing FPSO facilities, flow assurance, etc.).
 Assist in managing all Umbilicals and flexible systems, associated ancillaries’ interfaces with all other concerned FEED packages (Topsides, SPS, Other UFR systems, Flow Assurance, Safety and Field Operations etc..)
 Provide technical support as necessary to the SURF team on all matters relating to Umbilicals and flexible systems, associated ancillaries’ interfaces with all other concerned FEED packages (Topsides, SPS, Other UFR systems, Flow Assurance, Safety and Field Operations etc..)

 Reviewing and approving all relevant Engineering documents, which typically includes cross section design, dynamic analyses, installation analyses, components design (steel tubes, armours, carcass, polymer sheathes, electrical cables, fibre optics, etc ...),umbilical and flexible mechanical characteristics and capacities validation, manufacturing analyses, fatigue analyses, transportation analysis, pre-commissioning analysis, umbilical ancillaries design (Bend Stiffeners, Bend Restrictors, Topsides and Subsea Termination/Interface Hardware, catenary management systems etc.)
 Assisting, in Qualification activities pertaining to umbilicals and flexible systems and ancillaries components.
 Assisting in resolution of interface issues as necessary, such as umbilical/flexible terminations design, installation, hook-up, pre-commissioning, commissioning etc.
 Assisting in analysis of Contractor technical queries/deviation requests and preparation of comments and proposed answers to these queries
 Ensuring that Engineering activities are performed in line with FEED Contract requirements and Project Specifications, client General Specifications (prepare proper derogations, if required) and the Schedule during the FEED.
 Ensuring that HSE requirements are taken into consideration during design
 Liaising with other Team engineers to ensure technical consistency of all interfacing systems constituting the project development as well as the existing FPSO facilities.
 Getting assistance from client Specialists, or third parties, if required, for specific topics (such as geotechnics, hydrodynamics, structural, material & welding, corrosion & coating, etc ...)
 Participating in various technical reviews (Hazids, Hazops, Project Technical Reviews etc …)
 Other tasks as assigned by hierarchies

Call For Tender & EPSCC Preparation
 Collaborate with the SURF & Contract team to ensure that EPSCC Contract Exhibits include all necessary requirements related to Umbilicals and flexible systems.
 Assist in preparation of relevant elements of Invitation to Tender and Technical evaluation criteria.
 Assist in timely review of Umbilicals and flexible systems technical deliverables submitted by Tenderers
 Advise the SURF team on all non-compliance, risks, inconsistencies in the contractors’ submission
 Assist in answering / closing Contractors’ technical clarifications/qualifications
 Assist in performing technical evaluation of Contractors’ EPSCC offer submissions
 Assist the preparation of the EPSCC project execution plan with strong emphasis on the SURF execution - procurement, fabrication, transport, installation and pre-commissioning of the Umbilicals and flexible systems

- Starting date: early Q1 2024
- Duration : 6-9 months (FEED Phase) - Renewable: Yes
- Location: Paris Area, France
- Status: residential

- Qualification:
Graduate in Engineering (Masters level), in Petroleum Industry.
Depending on experience, candidates with BSc may be also given consideration. - Languages: English (fluent verbal & written)
- Professional Experience: minimum 12 years
- Experience within projects: minimum 10 years
10+ years’ experience in experience in umbilicals and flexible engineering (and associated ancillaries) for deepwater EPCI/EPSCC projects with demonstrable engineering aptitude.
Excellent knowledge of international umbilicals design codes / standards (API/ ISO series in particular) and client general specifications.
Good sense of organization, ability to prioritize activities, to identify critical aspects, to propose way forwards, to lead specialists or third parties, to summarize and present complex design issues including transverse and interfaces matters.
Some basic knowledge in electrical / fibre optic cables, material, corrosion, coatings and hydrodynamics, flow assurance will be also valuable.
Good communication skills.
Ability to work efficiently under high workload, prioritize in a fast-paced project and meet schedule requirements.
Available for technical missions worldwide.
Ability to work on projects in a complex and multicultural environment.

 Ensure comments on Umbilicals and flexible systems and associated ancillaries deliverables are issued to contractors within contractual timeframe
 Ensure adequate progress and timely completion of Umbilicals and flexible systems and associated ancillaries scope
 Ensure compliance of Umbilicals and flexible systems and associated ancillaries FEED deliverables and CFT deliverables with SOR, Project Particular Specifications.
 Ensure good quality of the Umbilicals and flexible systems and associated ancillaries deliverables and the proposed designs are safe, operable, reliable and maintainable
 Ensure adequate reporting of Umbilicals and flexible systems and associated ancillaries activities to the SURF Leader.

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