Senior Flexible Pipeline Specialist

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Date: 28 Jun 2024

Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ, BR, 20241-180

Company: Lloyds Register

Job ID:39739



Senior Flexible Pipeline Specialist


Lloyd’s Register


Location : - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

What we’re looking for 

We are looking for a Senior Flexible Pipeline Specialist to join our Global Pipelines Team. This team has extensive expertise and a proven track record of providing independent assurance for design and operational aspects of offshore flexible pipeline systems. The team at LR covers a broad range of flexible pipe engineering aspects such as flexible pipe cross section design, pipe qualification, material qualification, manufacturing processes, global system design and design of ancillary components.


We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated engineer who has comprehensive knowledge and understanding of flexible pipe engineering and who can effectively interface with both internal and external stakeholders to deliver high quality assurance services.


 What we offer you 


  • Highly competitive salary with performance-related bonuses
  • Flexible working schedules – 2 days per week in Rio´s office
  • 30 days of annual leave (after the 1st year)
  • A good Package of benefits
  • The opportunity to work for an organization that has a strong sense of purpose, is values driven and helps colleagues to develop professionally and personally through our range of people development programmes.


The role 

The role will include the appraisal of flexible pipe design methodologies, qualification programs, project specific cross-section designs and global configurations. 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 pipe structures.


The successful candidate will collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to appraise flexible pipe solutions, ensuring they meet industry standards and operational requirements.


  • Perform complex assessments and provide specialized advice for service delivery, research, or development work within defined parameters, including budget constraints and contractual requirements.
  • Produce deliverables within agreed parameters and formats, taking responsibility to review colleagues' work as requested.
  • Discuss and present deliverables to internal and external clients at a senior level, offering alternative solutions when appropriate.
  • Undertake administrative tasks as required, adhering to current processes and procedures.
  • Assess and recommend the time and value of work for internal and external clients within agreed fee structures and commercial aspects of contracts.
  • Make recommendations based on client feedback to improve service delivery and contribute to business development.
  • Contribute to internal and external client management as needed.
  • Conduct activities in accordance with internal procedures, accreditation schemes, legislation, and industry standards.
  • Pursue Continuous Professional Development to maintain a high level of discipline knowledge and awareness.
  • Mentor and coach other technical employees to facilitate effective technical knowledge transfer and application.
  • Manage projects as applicable, including monitoring project progress, expenditures against budget, and compliance with contractual requirements.


What you bring 


In addition to being a strong team player who displays integrity and professionalism at all times, the following attributes would be ideal for this role:


  • Specialist knowledge of unbonded flexible pipeline cross section design methodologies, pipeline qualification, material qualification and manufacturing processes.
  • Specialist knowledge in key areas of flexible pipe system design engineering, including relevant design codes and current good engineering practice.
  • Prior experience with a flexible pipe manufacturer is highly advantageous.
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Structural or Civil Engineering.
  • Effective communications in written and spoken English with the ability to prepare, discuss and present deliverables to a client at a senior level.


The following attributes would also be beneficial to the successful candidate:


  • 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 flexible pipeline systems using Orcaflex, Flexcom or Abaqus would be an advantage.
  • Experience in design of flexible pipeline ancillary components.
  • Project management and cross discipline coordination skills.
  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution and working towards chartered status.


About us 


We are a leading international technical professional service provider and a leader in classification, compliance, and consultancy services to the marine and offshore industry, a trusted advisor to our customers helping to design, construct and operate their assets to the highest levels of safety and performance. We are shaping the industry’s future through the development of novel and innovative technology for the next generation of assets, while continuing to deliver solutions for our customers every day.


Be a part of 


Lloyd’s Register is wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a politically and financially independent global charity that aims to engineer a safer world through promoting safety and education. For a thriving ocean economy, Lloyd’s Register colleagues and Lloyd’s Register Foundation work together to fund research, foster industry collaboration and develop action-oriented solutions to make the world a safer place. 


Want to apply 


We hire people with a wide variety of skills, experience, and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, women, people identifying as LGBTIQIA+, culturally and linguistically diverse people, careers, and other varied groups. 


We are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to all candidates. Please let us know if you need any assistance or reasonable adjustments throughout your application and we will do everything we possibly can to support you. 


If you don't tick every box in these ads, please don't rule yourself out. We focus on hiring people who share our goal of working together for a safer, sustainable, thriving ocean economy. 


We care, we share, we do the right thing.


If you have further questions about this role, please contact us at and we will respond to you as soon as possible.





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