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Senior Flexible Pipeline and Riser Specialist

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Date: 16-Feb-2021

Location: Aberdeen, GB

Company: Lloyds Register

Job ID:32366
Location:Aberdeen : Kingswells Causeway (LR_L000092)
Position Category:Design Appraisal
Position Type:Employee Regular



Lloyd's Register is looking to recruit a Senior Flexible Riser and Flowline Specialist to join our UK Pipelines Team. The role will include the appraisal of flexible pipe cross-section design methodologies developed from first principles by various flexible pipe manufacturers. As such the successful candidate will require strong analytical skills, a strong understanding of engineering fundamentals and specialist knowledge in the design and analysis of flexible risers and flowlines.


Key Responsibilities

  • Represent LR at industry forums, during early discussions with new clients, and throughout project executions;
  • Discuss and develop work scopes and budgets with internal and external clients at a senior level;
  • Undertake design appraisal activities within the agreed parameters including budget constraints and contractual requirements;
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues from other departments and business streams ensuring a seamless customer experience;
  • Make suggestions to improve service delivery effectiveness and efficiency (where applicable);
  • Coach less experienced colleagues and act as a mentor to colleagues as agreed with line manager;
  • Pursue Continuous Professional Development and maintain a high degree of discipline, knowledge and awareness;
  • Contribute to technology development as agreed with line manager.

Essential Requirements

  • Specialist knowledge and experience of unbonded flexible pipeline cross section design methodologies, polymer and composite material qualification, gas permeation and global dynamic analysis;
  • Specialist knowledge in key areas of flexible pipe design engineering, including design codes (particularly API 17J, API 15S and DNVGL-ST-F119), legislative requirements and current good engineering practice;
  • Experience working directly for or indirectly with a manufacturer of flexible pipes would be an advantage;
  • Comprehensive experience in the design and analysis of subsea pipelines;
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Structural or Civil Engineering;
  • Strong capability to multi-task and manage priorities;
  • Effective communications in written and spoken English with the ability to prepare, discuss and present deliverables to a client at a senior level.

General Requirements:

  • Chartered Engineer (or working towards);
  • Strong project management and coordination skills;
  • Knowledge of pipeline operations, and experience in developing non‑linear finite element models for pipeline applications would be an advantage;
  • Prior direct experience of design appraisal would be an advantage;
  • Knowledge of Type Approval would be an advantage;
  • Experience of performing global dynamic analysis of riser systems using Orcaflex, Flexcom or Abaqus would be an advantage;
  • Experience of ancillary equipment design and qualification would be an advantage;
  • Experience of umbilical and cable design and analysis would be an advantage;
  • Experience with composite materials would be an advantage;
  • Experience of TCP & RTP pipes would be an advantage;
  • Experience of hydrogen transport by pipeline would be an advantage.


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