UFR Pipeline Lead Engineer

Paris, France

Job Reference 1242523

Location Paris, France

Industry Oil & Gas - Offshore Oil

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added June 24, 2024

UFR (Umbilical, Flowlines, Risers) Pipeline Lead Engineer

Key Skills: Pipeline Engineering; Umbilical & Flowlines; Installation;
Location: Paris initially, moving to Contractor Main office (Paris or London TBC)
Contract: 12 months renewable contract
Salary / Package: Excellent rate of pay
Timeframe: ASAP

Recruitment Partner: Airswift                Account Manager: Karen Robertson

Our business
Our major operator client are recruiting for a UFR Pipeline Lead Engineer to join their team on a major offshore project in Suriname.  Based in the office in Paris initially, the role will then move to the Main Contractor Office (either Paris or London).   Your role will be to handle all engineering/technical aspects of the UFR package on flowlines.

What can we offer you
Fantastic opportunity to work for an internationally recognised organisation on a major project scope.  Office based role.

Key Responsibilities and background:
  • Be informed of UFR-related Company Rules and Specifications (CR’s/GS’s), international norms, and standards, extracting all the applicable requirements for the UFR package.
  • Identify, implement, and manage any study or survey that would be requested for pipeline engineering, construction, fabrication, testing, installation ...
  • Define, develop, issue, and maintain all necessary technical documentation related to the UFR package. Support and participate also to the development and maintenance of Project Management main documents (SOR, FDP, PEP, PQP, Risks, etc.) for pipelines and its appendices matters.
  • Ensure that all engineering, fabrication, construction, testing, qualification pre-commissioning, and commissioning aspects are suitably addressed during the different engineering phases by timely reviewing (or having reviewed) and validating the relevant UFR documentation issued by Contractor(s) (technical documentation/queries / derogation requests).
  • Ensure that HSE&Q issues are correctly handled in all UFR technical documentation. Raise subsequent comments, highlight deviations, unacceptable or unjustified design choices that could affect UFR equipment during fabrication, installation, and production ...
  • Act, as technical referent vis-à-vis Contractor(s), and coordinate all the pipeline activities of the by informing, supporting, and directing personnel in their roles, responsibilities, and objectives.
  • Anticipate the responsibility for the right supervision and control of the fabrication and testing of all pipeline equipment spread over several fabrication yards, ensuring that QA/QC and H3SE project policies and requirements are duly implemented, and controlling Contractors’ achievements following contractual requirements in all areas.
  • Liaise with the other Package teams (FPSO, SPS, etc.) for Interface matters with the support of the Interface Manager / Leader(s).
Anticipate the supervision and control of:
  • the follow-up of testing and qualification activities (SWT, CDT, FAT, EFAT, SIT, etc) performed by Contractor(s)
  • the pre-commissioning, the commissioning of all UFR equipment, and the whole preparation of the offshore installation, including the hand-over of such equipment to other package or Contractor(s) for installation
  • Participate in project reviews as requested by Company referential (PR, DER, CSPP...).
  • Assist, as requested, the UFR Manager with the relations with Concessionaire / Partners regarding UFR technical matters, prepare and participate, as required, in Workshops / Committee meetings with Partners and Concessionaire.
  • Gather ‘lessons learnt’ and provide feedback to other Company entities as required and participate in GPI / Project close-out activities/report
  • Under the responsibility of the GPI UFR manager, the Service holder shall, in the performance of his UFR engineering management responsibilities contribute to:
  • Ensure that the UFR package will be fit for purpose, operable, maintainable, and reliable in line with GPI / Project objectives (Statement of Requirements, UFR technical referential, H3SE rules, budget and schedule)
  • Maximize the NPV value of the future project by finding means to increase quality and productivity and/or decrease investments thanks to the best technical definition of the Umbilicals, Flowlines, Risers and its associated installation.

Critical Skills & Personal Attributes:
  • Master’s degree in engineering, or equivalent
  • Extensive experience in studies and execution phases of large offshore oil & gas projects, especially linked to UFR engineering, construction, installation, and commissioning activities
  • Have strong skills in deepwater and High temperature and high-pressure developments
  • Be autonomous, proactive, and energetic
  • Fluent in English

The next step
We have an exceptional team in place, and we are pleased to be able to appoint a further person to our growing business. We are aware that you may not ‘tick all the boxes’, but if you believe you can genuinely offer some valuable skills and experience to our business, please in the first instance contact our recruitment partner Airswift, and the account manager, Karen Robertson


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