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SURF Flexible & Umbilical Lead Engineer

Oil, Gas & Mining - Oil & Gas - Engineering & Design - Academic Master


SURF Flexible & Umbilical Lead Engineer

Brunel Energy are now recruiting on behalf of their client, a worldwide exploration and production oil & gas company, an experienced SURF Flexible & Umbilical Lead Engineer to work in Paris for a 6 month renewable contract.

Feel free to contact

Caroline Nahan, Account manager

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Job description


Being part of the SURF Project Brown Field team, working on deep-water projects, you will:

  • Adopt and demonstrate an exemplary behavior with regard to H3SE and to implement H3SE rules and requirements within his area of responsibility;
  • Ensure that safe working practices are used within the team along all project phases;
  • Ensure that state of the art, TEPA referential and local rules/laws are complied with and captured in all contractual requirements (during CCFT stage);
  • Promote good enough approach and innovation for all activities;
  • To seek optimization and savings all along the different phases of the project;
  • To focus on costs without impairing QHSE objectives;
  • Manage the technical documentation review process in coordination of SURF package leader and installation manager;
  • Control Contractors engineering achievements in accordance with contractual requirements, technical requirements, costs and planning;
  • Review / validate in detail all major engineering documents;
  • Liaise with the SURF Installation Management & SURF Package leaders for:
    - Anticipation of problems
    - Resolution of any technical problems,
    - Possible technical optimization & improvement;
  • Define third party review plan, prepare and manage third party review (engineering particular issue, particular studies);
  • Prepare, coordinate and act as entrance point of the internal reviews, project review , HAZID, HAZOP;
  • Prepare and coordinate specific WORK Shop/ review with Partner and Concessionaire;
  • Raise consequently necessary comments and highlight unsafe design, deviations, unacceptable / unjustified design choices, operational issues;
  • Participate on SIMOPS Dossier preparation;
  • Organize, lead or participate in all necessary meetings with Contractors (weekly progress meeting, monthly status meetings, technical meeting);
  • Assess the technical contents (Engineering, procurement, any Change Order fabrication impact) of any Change Order;
  • Assist the Package manager in internal and external reporting progress, for answering to relevant queries, prepare and coordinate technical workshop with entities;
  • Gather ‘lessons learnt’ and provide required feedback to other company entities as required.


  • The SURF Project Brown Field package team will work on
    all the ongoing PBF projects and you will work on several projects at different
    stage in the same time;
  • You shall be able to work easily in a transverse team
    and in particular work with the SURF installation Manager and the several SURF
    package leads;
  • You will also be accountable for respecting H3SE rules and requirements and for
    ensuring their application within his scope of responsibility, for
    demonstrating, individually, an exemplary behavior with regard to H3SE
    rules& requirements;
  • You shall bring assistance and work closely in good spirit with the SURF
    package lead and the installation Manager;
  • For the project on basic/CFT phase in particular, you will be responsible to
    promote the good enough approach for all activities and to focus on costs
    without impairing QHSE objectives. He shall ensure that selected solutions are
    mature or well qualified;
  • You shall ensure that the SURF Scope Of Work, in
    particular on flexible and umbilical system, is well defined, the last feedback
    addressed and included in the technical dossier;
  • You shall ensure that all umbilical’s and flexible deliverable meet project
    schedule and technical
  • You are also responsible for validating the equipment qualification status
    (procedure/programme/report) and shall remain during the
    construction/installation/pre-commissioning phases the correspondent for any
    engineering issues about umbilical and flexible;
  • You are responsible of the overall umbilical and flexible engineering;
  • You
    shall ensure that all issues are well covered in design engineering and
    actively involved in the review of engineering documentation produced by SURF
  • You shall ensure that all SURF umbilical and flexible engineering
    deliverables are timely issued and fitted for purpose;
  • You shall also liaise with Interface leader and ensure that engineering
    interfaces with other concerned packages are dully dealt with and managed;
  • You shall ensure the readiness of all the technical documentation (analyses /
    procedures and manual);
  • You shall apply and promote in your team a lean
    approach in particular for document review to reach an acceptable level of
  • You shall assist the SURF package manager to prepare reporting, internal or
    external presentation, specific workshop;
  • You shall manage and ensure that your team to work in transverse with all SURF

About you

Qualifications & Experience Required

  • Experience in similar position within Deep-Water project environment : more than 5 years;
  • Qualification: Engineering degree or equivalent;
  • Professional Experience: 10 years;
  • Languages: English oral and written mandatory, Oral French advantageous;
  • Good communication and negotiations with Contractors and Suppliers are required with frequent participation to technical workshops and committees;
  • The role will be based in Paris, residential. Worldwide missions to be forecast.


  • Vacancy number: PUB150852
  • Location: La Défense
  • Market: Oil, Gas & Mining
  • hours per week: 35.0
  • Branche: Oil & Gas
  • Education level: Academic Master
  • Area of Expertise: Engineering & Design
  • Closing date: Monday, March 19, 2018
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Caroline Nahan

Account manager Brunel Energy UK Manchester

+44 161 885 2136

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