Role Definition

Rigid Riser Design Lead


In charge of Tenders execution, with support of a team made either of internal Project engineers or sub-contracted to engineering supplier, the expected tasks to be covered are the following under the responsibility of the Tender technical manager, on top of skill development of allocated resources:


  • Ensure design and detailing in accordance with acknowledged industry Codes, Standards and Design Guides (e.g. API 17J, DnV OSF201, API RP 2STD, 2RD); Client Specifications and Scopes of Work.
  • Production and checking of design documentation including feasibility reports, detailed in place design reports, specifications, material take-offs, etc.
  • Develop design brief and basis, and perform the in place design analysis with OrcaFlex / Develop the documentation package and the studies linked to the sizing and analysis of the dynamic riser system
  • Be aware of the Overall project planning and responsible of the planning of his / her Scope of Work.
  • Ensure progress and compliance of the supplier in close interface with SCM function
  • Ideally, perform OrcaFlex installation analyses for rigid risers as well as deployment of structures
  • Support Operational weather standby activities with in house tool to support tender
  • Ensure that QA/QC process is well followed
  • Ensure that know-how is transferred within the discipline.

Attend to discipline meeting as required.



·       Ability to lead and function within a design team and across multiple projects.

·       Ability to prioritize own and others’ workload, manage time accordingly and inform team members where constraints will affect a project in terms of program or budget.

·       Manage interfaces within a project structure, including other disciplines, SCM, drawing office, document control, project management, client and suppliers.

·       Manage change control within own remit on a project. Inform team members where constraints will affect a project in terms of program or budget.

·       Demonstrable ability to work within time/budget constraints

  • MSc or PhD in mechanical engineering/hydrodynamics, you have a minimum 8 years of relevant work experience in the oil and gas industry or equivalent, ideally with in place / installation analyses of riser systems (rigid, flexible or umbilical).
  • You are proficient in FEA modelling and you know well OrcaFlex software.
  • Your English is fluent


Home Office possible during preliminary period

Reference office is Paris, France

  • Start date: 01 April 2021
  • End date: 2022-05-01T00:00:00+00:00
  • Duration: 6 months extendable (long term assignment)
  • Location: Paris Area, France
  • Country: France
  • Position type: Contracted
  • Seniority level: Senior Engineer, Lead Engineer
  • Field of activity: Offshore / subsea oil &gas
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