Role Definition

Aventa is currently looking to hire a Analysis engineer (umbilical experience would be a plus) for his KRAKEN SUBSEA SOLUTIONS engineering entity in Biarritz. 



You will be in charge of the global analysis for dynamic/static cables. Typical analyses are (but not limited to):

  • In place Global analyses of dynamic cable/umbilical system:
  • Lazy wave configuration definition
  • Extreme analysis
  • Fatigue analysis
  • Interference analysis
  • On bottom stability and on bottom roughness analyses for static cables
  • Installation analyses of umbilical and dynamic power cable 

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Contribute to elaboration of Design brief and design basis documents for installation/in place analyses.
  • Use of existing tools and elaboration of new excel spreadsheets / Mathcad spreadsheet
  • Perform the in-place design analysis with Orcaflex, as per design brief and basis,
  • Perform QA/QC of other analyses
  • Interface with installation engineer and field engineers to Understand operation procedure & identify critical steps
  • Elaborate lay tables to be used offshore, identify laying parameters and sea states limitations
  • Elaborate design loads for umbilical ancillaries
  • Interface with package to contribute to scope of work of various items
  • Production design documentation including feasibility reports, detailed in place design reports, specifications, material take-offs, etc.
  • Ensure design in accordance with acknowledged industry Codes, Standards and Design Guides (e.g. API, DNV,ISO); Client Specifications and Scopes of Work.
  • be aware of the Overall project planning and responsible of the planning of his / her Scope of Work.
  • Provide engineering assistance during mobilizations and occasional periods of offshore or site working,
  • Ensure that know-how is transferred within the discipline. Attend to discipline meeting as required.


Capability profile –Knowledge, skill, experience:

  • MSc or Phd in mechanical engineering/hydrodynamics,
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience in the oil and gas industry or equivalent, onto Installation analyses and/or in place design of cable/riser/flexible.
  • You are proficient in FEA modeling and you have strong knowledge of Orcaflex or Deeplines software’s.
  • Your English is fluent
  • Strong knowledge of DNVGL RP C205, DNVGL RP H103
  • Knowledge on UFLEX software would be a plus

Personal Attributes:

  • Undertake responsibility for production of deliverables, which may include engineering support to DO, design calculations, specifications, procedures, analyses, progress reports, bid evaluations, study reports and various 3rd-party submissions.
  • Experience in working in a multi-disciplined system engineering team
  • Ability to prioritize own workload, manage time accordingly and inform team members where constraints will affect a project in terms of program or budget.
  • Personal interest for analyses tools and development (Python, VBA, …)
  • Demonstrable ability to work within time/budget constraints
  • Ability in working in multicultural group


position based in Biarritz (South West of France) or Paris

  • Start as soon as possible
  • Duration: Long term
  • Location: France (Biarritz) / Paris
  • Country: France
  • Seniority level: Senior Engineer, Lead Engineer
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