SPS Subsea Software Lead


About this job

  • Market: Energy
  • Industry: Oil & Gas
  • Area of expertise: Engineering & Design
  • Location: Greater London

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Closing date: Monday, March 6, 2023

About this role: SPS Subsea Software Lead

SPS Subsea Software Lead required for our client, a major O&G Operator, to join the SPS Package Team on their new CAPEX project in the Black Sea.


Active contribution to Project Engineering & Delivery excellence through:

  • Accountable for the quality of engineering activities for the Subsea Software within the Subsea Controls System Package and integration with Topside DCS.
  • Achieving project package delivery completion to the project specifications on schedule and within budget for SPS Topside Controls Systems. (Topside mounted Controls Units)
  • Providing engineering and delivery expertise for Subsea Controls Software and integration within related Hardware Systems (MCS, Power/Comms Units, SEM and 3rd Party Devices).
  • Executing assigned scopes of work.
  • Participate in project workshops such as HAZIDs, HAZOPS, Risk workshops, etc.
  • Providing sound technical advice and solutions to diverse technical problems that may arise within the Subsea Controls Software within the SPS and overall Offshore scope.
  • Engaging with project HSSE and Quality teams
  • Expediting Package TQ’s and Contractor generated MOCs in collaboration with the other Package Leads within the SPS and Topside Delivery lines.
  • Co-ordinating with other disciplines during all stages of design development.
  • Actively management of package interfaces within in the interface management process.
  • Supporting other team members with capability development roles.

Key Responsibilities

The SPS Subsea Software Lead is Responsible for:

  • Supporting ongoing contracting process to ensure technical alignment between the Contractor and Company for the SPCS Software package within the GSA2 job specification.
  • Ensuring that all engineering deliverables associated with the Subsea Controls Software meet the project specifications and objectives.
  • Actively engaging with project engineering activities and where technical challenges require resolution.
  • Ensuring engineering execution of the Subsea Controls Software/Configuration including:-o Review of all Contractor generated Package Deliverables.o Monitor Contractor’s Engineering and Delivery progress.o Monitor Contractors Engineering and Delivery team make-up to ensure adequacy of resourcing (quantity and competency).
  • Ensuring Safety in Design is incorporated into the Contractors Engineering deliverables.
  • Ensuring that Constructability/Installability is incorporated into the Contractors Engineering deliverables.
  • Providing continued support during the installation, pre-commissioning and commissioning stages of the project
  • Support all manufacturing and test activities at Contractors Fabrication sites as required.
  • Participate in audits as required.

Subject Matter Expertise:

  • Demonstrable engineering expertise with Deepwater Subsea Controls Software for FEED, Detail Design, Fabrication, Testing, Installation, Commissioning, Start-up and Operations whereapplicable.
  • Expert knowledge of applicable SPS international codes and standards OIGP & API17A to S.
  • Expert knowledge of design deliverables associated with Subsea Controls Software.
  • Active participation with and coordination of Management of Change (MOC) and Technical Query processes run by Contractors.
  • Actively maintains own competence according to standards and pursues continuous professional development.
  • Self-awareness of relevant regulatory framework, initiatives and industry technology developments
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the technologies, techniques, design and installation requirements
  • Contributing to project workshops


  • Provide planning, CTR and schedule data as required.
  • Providing engineering expertise for Subsea Controls Software within the Project.
  • Provide guidance and develop the capability of subsea engineers and team members.

What you need to bring:

  • BEng/BSc or equivalent, Chartered Engineer or recognized equivalent experience.
  • 15 years O&G experience, 10 years delivery experience with Subsea Controls Software Leads.
  • Self-motivated and able to clearly communicate with Contractors and Project Management Team at all levels.
  • Good presentation and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the team Values through leadership and setting the example for:o Trust and opennesso One team approacho Respect & professionalism
    o Commitment and accountabilityo Courageo Integrityo Safety
    o Communication with stakeholders

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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Matthew Duane is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use this number:

Account manager

Matthew Duane
Brunel Energy UK Manchester

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