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Subsea Systems Engineer

Subsea Systems Engineer

  • Location United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury
  • Travel required Yes - up to 10%
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 144357BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

BP has signed agreements with Kosmos Energy to develop very significant gas resources in West Africa. The agreements involve BP assuming operatorship of a very large licence position (33,000 km2) in the countries of Mauritania (62% working interest) and Senegal (32.5% effective working interest). Under the terms of the agreements BP will operate all appraisal and development activities and Kosmos will continue to operate Exploration activities in the licences, which hold world-class deepwater gas discoveries and exploration prospectivity. The licences include the Tortue field estimated to contain up to 15 Tcf of discovered gas resource, and the total licence position could contain as much as 50 Tcf of gas resource potential. The Tortue Ph1 Project has moved into Execute on 1st Mar19 with a planned first gas date in 2022.

The current Phase 1 project scope includes subsea gathering systems, a gas processing FPSO with export lines to a 1 km long breakwater in 30m water depth with utilities and jetty berthing facilities for an FLNG system (the Hub). The ultimate well count for the system will 12 wells - only 4 wells will be tied in at first gas.
The Pipeline, Flowline scope includes 4 well-to-manifold tie-back lines in ~ 2,800m water depth; an 80 km production flowline system (2x16in) back to the FPSO in 130m water depth; a 30 km 30” export pipeline from FPSO to hub/terminal in 32 m water depth; an 80 km, 6” Meg flowline. The subsea pipelines will be connected to the FPSO by flexible risers (2x12in production, 2x12in export and 1x6in meg).

The Tortue Ph1 project is currently in Execute with the Subsea scope being executed out of the EPCI contractor’s office (McDermott).

The Subsea Engineer will report to the Subsea Engineering Team Leader and be a member of the Tortue Ph1 Subsea Engineering team. The role will be responsible for the integration, review and over-sight of the subsea system engineering carried out by subsea EPMS contractors, subsea hardware suppliers and EPCI contractors. This integration, review and oversight will cover subsea controls, process safety risk assessments such as HAZOP-LOPA, functional requirements for the subsea elements of the ICCS, and distribution systems for production chemicals.

Key Accountabilities expected from role:
  • Responsible for delivery of the engineering of the subsea system to meet project schedule and delivering a safe, competitive and cost-effective subsea production system.
  • Provide technical expertise for technical aspects of the Tortue Phase 1 subsea scope.
  • Support performance management of the Contractors.
  • Support the Subsea Engineering Team Lead in overall delivery of the Tortue Ph1 Pipeline and spool system.
  • Interface with other engineering teams (e.g. FPSO or pipelines) to ensure an integrated Design.


Essential Education:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or the equivalent.

Essential experience and job requirements:
  • Must have deep experience / expertise of subsea pipeline engineering.
  • Must have experience of supervising work in a Contractor’s Design Office.
  • Must have experience in design project delivery.
  • Must have strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills.
  • Must have strong planning and organizing ability.


Desirable criteria & qualifications:
  • Chartership or Professional Engineering Status
  • Experience in interacting with international teams


Why join our team?

We support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to crafting an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, collaboration spaces in a modern office environment, and many other benefits!

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