Lead Umbilical Package Engineer


Job Title: Lead Umbilical Package Engineer
Location: London or Paris
Type: Contract

Our client is seeking a dedicated and driven individual to join our Installation Methods Discipline within their London or Paris offices. The Lead Subsea Umbilical Package Engineer has responsibility for the delivery of the Umbilical & Flying Lead packages within the targets of HSEQ, Quality, Cost, Schedule, and Engineering.

Specific Key Responsibilities and Activities:
Interface with internal functions, Umbilical & Flying Lead subcontractor, LLI Delivery Team and client to ensure delivery of products.

Coordinate of reel maintenance and transportation.

Monitor delivery of UTAs from Supplier

Coordinate umbilical and control package meeting, support interface between business units for completion of umbilical manufacturing.

Coordinate with contracts management, engineering and operations for contracting HLVs and transportation of umbilicals to Brazil, including transpooling.

Lead the Transpooling and loadout operations in Europe.

Support interfacing with Supplier for delivery ready to install of Flying leads.

Define with the Package Manager along with Project Functions as required the physical limits of their respective Package and associated HSES, Quality and Schedule Targets.

Prepare an Execution Plan and a Convergence Plan, working with Project Planner. Follow budget and control schedule.

Undertake regular progress reviews with engineering team, contracts & procurement, suppliers, logistics, fabricator and highlight areas of concerns to management. Support readiness reviews.

Identify and ensure management of changes. Prepare and follow-up project changes, variation orders through Onshore Technical Change process, contract variation procedures and support the Contracts team.

Coordinate and follow up the execution of all Engineering scopes interfacing with Supply Chain, Fabrication and Operations.

Take ownership, manage the risks and schedule associated to their work package scope of work.

Ensure all interface aspects are addressed in a timely and appropriate manner in sufficient detail to ensure smooth progress of the work and link with the Interface Manager.


  • To Package Manager any areas of concern and seek guidance in case of conflicts related to internal interfaces.

  • To Project Engineering Manager any technical area of concern and seek arbitration in case of conflicts related to internal interfaces.

Follow the engineering work executed by the associated Technical Lead and report to the Project Engineering Manager.

Engage in design reviews, development of CTRs, RACI matrix, interfaces, MDRs, action tracking, PPM at suppliers, fabricators, audits, convergence plan and management. Ensure compliance with the Project Management process.

Participate in the engineering, procurement, fabrication follow-up as well as PPM, FAT, SIT, offshore operations and readiness reviews as required. Ensure all relevant lessons learned are captured and communicated to the project, and performed in accordance with best practice, mitigate risk, promote continuous improvement, safety, integrity, and compliance.

Represent the project in meetings with project partners, clients, sub-contractors, and 3rd parties, in a technical capacity and provides knowledge of the assigned package.

Key Skills and Experience:
Minimum Senior Package Engineer with 10 years practical industrial experience in Subsea EPCI Consultancy.
Umbilical & Flying Leads: Notable package management of Umbilical and Flying Leads. Subsea Control System Hardware Knowledge is essential as is a proven track record within previous and current employment.

Willing and able to travel onshore and offshore. Good understanding of HSE policies, procedures. Package Leads are expected to be safety leaders.

Demonstrable ability towards budget awareness.

Excellent communication, collaboration skills, both written and verbal. Competent with up-to-date computer applications including MS Word, Excel and Mathcad.
Ability to:

  • Solve complex technical problems and be originator of CLIENT issued TQ's/DVR's.
  • Prioritise and organise work.
  • Work independently or as a team member depending on project needs.
  • Interface with multidisciplinary team to deliver to strict deadlines whilst complying with the company policies and engineering processes.

  • Prioritise own and others' workload, manage time accordingly and inform team members where constraints will affect the package.

Proven Knowledge of Umbilical & Flying Leads transportation and Installation Vessels along with experience of either offshore support or within fabrication yards.
Degree qualified, preferably in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent and membership to a relevant professional body.
Package Lead reports to the respective Package Manager on the Project alongside the GPC Installation Methods Discipline Manager.



  • Subcontractors and suppliers for engineering and procurement activity.

  • Clients for Technical Reviews, follow-up of suppliers.

  • Relevant professional bodies and institution of learnings


  • Project Management team.

  • Project partners

  • Project functions - Project Engineering, HSEQ, SCM, Quality, Fabrication Project Controls and Operations Managers.

  • Offshore Managers and Site Supervisors.

About Petroplan

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Thomas Twinn
Thomas Twinn
Senior Recruitment Consultant