Role Definition

Aventa are now seeking a Pirncipal or Senior Rigid Pipeline Design Engineer to join the Rigid Pipeline Design discipline, which is part of the Design & Analysis department of the Global Project Centre & Asia Pacific business unit.

The senior or principal engineer will contribute to the in-place design of subsea rigid pipelines, for tenders, FEEDs and EPCIs, as well as to discipline activities such as continuous improvements and technology developments.

Key Responsibilities & Activities

• Provide specialist skills in key areas of subsea rigid pipeline/spool engineering, in accordance with client’s specifications / scope of work, design codes and Subsea 7 guidelines, including but not limited to:

o Field layout / routing design

o Mechanical design

o Thermomechanical design

o Engineering of stabilisation, freespanning, lateral buckling and walking mitigation/control measures

o Post-lay assessments

• Perform rigid pipeline/spool in-place design calculations and analyses.

• Produce and review material take-off, design reports, technical notes, engineering drawings (in collaboration with draftsmen), design review slide packs, technical scope of work, technical queries, deviation requests, risk assessments etc., for tenders, FEEDs and EPCIs.

• Propose and implement design solutions of complex problems which achieve cost & risk reduction.

• Identify risk, participate in risk assessments and manage/mitigate risk.

• Take ownership of, organise and prioritise allocated tasks / scope of work.

• Manage time/budget constraints to meet deadlines.

• Supervise and coordinate small teams and/or junior engineers.

• Participate in rigid pipeline project team and discipline meetings.

• Interface (meetings and correspondence) with the various disciplines and functions within a project, clients, subcontractors, suppliers, third parties etc., in a technical capacity.

• Report to project lead / engineering manager and discipline manager.

• Communicate project experience and lessons learnt to the discipline.

• Ensure implementation of Subsea 7 guidelines, best practices, processes, project experience and lessons learnt.

• Contribute to discipline developments such as engineering tools, continuous improvements and technology developments.

• Actively participate in training and pursue continuing professional development.

• Train and mentor junior and graduate engineers.


• Degree in a STEM subject.

• Knowledge of subsea pipeline design and/or finite element analysis

• Sound communication skills in English, both verbal and written

• Ability to:

o Present self in a professional manner appropriate to the role

o Organise, prioritise and deliver work to meet deadlines

o Work within time and budget constraints and raise/manage risks which may affect schedule and/or budget in collaboration with management

o Deliver under pressure, adapt to changing requirements and manage competing deadlines

o Understand code, client and project requirements

o Undertake responsibility for producing deliverables such as design reports, drawings etc.

o Work effectively and collaborate within a team

o Supervise / coordinate small teams or junior engineers

o Manage interfaces

o Build and maintain strong professional relationships at all levels

• Professional experience using Abaqus

• Professional experience using VBA and/or Python

• Understanding of fracture mechanics / ECA

• Understanding of rigid pipeline/spool installation engineering

• Understanding of welding and rigid pipeline/spool fabrication

• Understanding of geotechnical engineering relevant to rigid pipelines/spools

• General understanding of SURF design / developments

• Experience in working in a multidisciplinary and multicultural engineering team

• Chartership with a relevant professional engineering institution (e.g. IMechE, ICE etc.)



  • Start as soon as possible
  • Location: Paris area
  • Country: France
  • Contract type: Permanent or Contractor
  • Seniority level: Senior Engineer, Lead Engineer
  • Field of activity: Offshore / subsea oil &gas
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