Key responsibilities:

  • Be the focal point for geotechnical engineering on tenders and projects for the Oil & Gas and Renewable markets.
  • Evaluate the quality of available site investigations on tenders and projects, and be capable of specifying and supervising complementary site investigations as required.
  • Interpret and use offshore site investigation data and be able to integrate results into detailed design of subsea infrastructure.
  • Undertake detailed design and installation of gravity base, driven & suction piled subsea structures, jack-up rigs and evaluate/recommend pipe-lay initiation anchors.
  • Estimation of collapse load for foundations subject to complex loading, using limit analysis.
  • Analysis and design of complex soil-structure interaction problems, using 2D and 3D finite element software
  • Carry out soil/pipe interaction analyses, and support pipeline engineering and associated tasks such as installation analyses, stability analyses, buckling and walking assessment.
  • Evaluate, through understanding of the nature of the various geohazards affecting a site and impact on the construction.
  • Evaluate any associated financial / safety / quality implications to Subsea 7 due to general geotechnical issues.
  • Take part of offshore assignments, such as the supervision of offshore site investigations, foundation installation, and pipeline trenching works as required.
  • Contribute to Innovation and Technology Development related to soil/pipe and soil/structure interactions. Contribute to internal R & D activities relating to soil/structure and/or pipeline interaction.


  • Master degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering with specialisation in Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Relevant working experience.
  • Familiarity with offshore design codes of practice.
  • Experience of the specification and supervision of offshore site investigations.
  • Experience of the design of foundations types including driven piles, monopiles, spud-cans, suctions caissons and gravity bases.
  • Experience of pipeline routing studies and near-mudline geotechnical characterisation studies would be beneficial.
  • It is essential that candidates have experience with foundation design to API, DNV & ISO standards.
  • It is essential that candidate have previous experience of geotechnical engineering and subsea trenching equipment and its performance.
  • Experience with Visual Basic for Applications or Python programming is desirable, but not essential.

Personal skills:

  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Creative problem solving - able to suggest and develop new methods and ways of working.
  • Understanding of clients’ needs and ability to suggest and apply “fit for purpose” solutions.
  • Sound communication skills – able to communicate ideas and results to various stakeholders (both in written reports and in meetings, presentations etc.)
  • The ability to work in a team as well as individually with a minimum of supervision.