Spools Engineer


Spools Engineer
Contract or Permanent

Role Overview
Our client have an opportunity for an experienced Spools Engineer on either a Staff or Contractor basis, within the Central Engineering Department, at our Westhill Aberdeen office.
Reporting to the Pipeline and Bundle Discipline Manager and Design Team Lead, the engineer will have responsibility for a particular design and services required to ensure successful delivery of high-quality engineering to meet project, commercial and technical needs. The scope will include studies and tenders as well as projects.


  • Provide relevant skills, integrity and knowledge in subsea spool engineering including design codes, legislative requirements, client specifications, and industry engineering practice
  • Carry out design analysis for subsea spools using available tools and software such as CAESAR II and in-house calculation sheets (Mathcad, Excel)
  • Take responsibility for production of high quality deliverables including preparation of Stress Analysis Design Reports, Material Take-off's, design calculations and the checking of General Arrangement and Isometric drawings
  • Provide engineering support to Tendering teams, Project teams, Field Development Group and other stakeholders
  • Operate within Company standardised engineering processes and systems
  • Ensure all relevant safety objectives and legislation requirements are observed
  • Manage all external (clients, subcontractors) and internal interfaces
  • Provide spool engineering support for the execution of multi-discipline projects in line with defined resource, budget and schedule constraints
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders such as project engineering managers, engineering departments, project personnel and supply chain management
  • Participate actively in department know-how consolidation and propose innovative solutions to reduce cost as well as risk
  • Train junior and graduate engineers

Qualifications/Experience Required

  • Educated to degree level or above in Civil or Mechanical Engineering
  • Chartered Engineer (or equivalent) or working towards this
  • In-depth knowledge of subsea spool design engineering, including design codes (specifically PD 8010-2 and DNV-ST-F101), standards and applicable software tools
  • Experienced in spool FEA based design using CAESAR II or similar software (experience with ABAQUS and basic PYTHON scripting also preferable but not essential)
  • Experience of delivery of spool design engineering including in-place analysis (specifically stress, fatigue, HISC, FIV and VIV design checks and compliance)
  • Can produce work of presentable quality
  • Can effectively work as a team member across multiple projects and good team player
  • Presents self in a professional manner appropriate to the role
  • Good organisational and time management skills and to be able to work to deadlines
  • Demonstrate integrity and respect for others
  • Ability to communicate effectively within the team and with relevant project teams

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