Pipeline Installation Engineer

Houston - Texas - United States - Oil, Gas & Mining - Oil & Gas - Engineering & Design - Academic Bachelor

A major Subsea offshore engineering, construction and services company has an exciting contract opportunity for an Installation Engineer within the Pipeline Group based in Houston, TX, USA.

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Keith Jones, Account manager

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About this role

In this role, your focus will be on providing Reel Lay Installation expertise within the Pipeline Group. You will be providing engineering skills and expertise to different projects, for tendering activities, engineering studies, vessels and equipment and/or offshore engineering processes of rigid pipeline systems.

You’ll initially be guided by a lead/senior engineer, producing a range of pipeline deliverables, including reel packing calculations, specifications, procedures, progress reports, bid evaluations, and study reports. You’ll be writing the reports yourself, and checking your own work to deliver accurate work.

You will work with associated subsea related disciplines and you’ll have good knowledge of the interfaces within project environments.

You will be involved with meetings/correspondence within the Pipeline Group, and cross-functionally in a technical capacity. You’ll bring your up-to-date knowledge of subsea pipeline engineering, including industry standard codes. Your experience in delivering design per API 1111, DNVGL-ST-F101, ASME B31.4 and ASME B31.8 codes will also be valuable when working with subcontractors, 3rd parties etc.

This is not an entirely office-based role as you’ll additionally be providing engineering support during operations, with occasional short-term periods offshore on overseas assignments.

General Responsibilities:

  • Providing specialist skills, integrity and knowledge in the key area of reel-lay engineering, including design codes, legislative requirements and current good engineering practice
  • Producing accurate technical documentation that meets Company standards
  • Proposing offshore vessel schedules, attempting to optimize operational timings
  • Proposing innovative solutions allowing cost & risks reduction

Safety is at the heart of our business operations, and you will bring your aware of all relevant safety objectives and legal requirements to the team. You will be involved in HAZID studies and TRAs of tasks detailed in the procedures, and you’ll add to the department’s lessons learned consolidation.

About you

A high level of proficiency in design and analysis industry engineering software (AGA PRCI, Mathcad, DNV tools and Abaqus software). Familiarity with Python and VBA is a big plus.


  • A 4-year degree in Ocean, Mechanical, Civil Engineering (or equivalent)
  • 3 to 5 years' experience in design, installation and construction of offshore rigid pipelines
  • Proven proficiency in handling front-end engineering design and/or detailed engineering
  • Experience in EPCIC projects
  • Good current knowledge of subsea pipeline engineering, and industry standard codes

Experience with sour service pipeline design is a plus but not required.

This is great opportunity to consolidate and further your expertise in the Subsea field.

What we offer

Why contract through Brunel? We start with competitive rates, a comprehensive benefits package and a 401k. We provide flexibility of work with the security of an open-ended contract. With Brunel you will gain experience and expertise, building on your skills and developing your career further.

About us

Brunel has a reputation for working with some of the best in the business. That’s what we continually strive for. Over 40 years, we’ve created a global network of interesting clients and talented individuals working together through a vast array of services.

Our Client specializes in turnkey projects for the petrol and gas industry, designing and implementing innovative solutions for seabed-to-surface facilities in marine environments. Renowned as world leaders in this area, the group is distinguished by their great depth offshore projects which require considerable technical capabilities and permanent use of new technologies.

With around 8,000 employees spread across the five continents, this organisation delivers worldwide expertise combined with a local experience. Apply today to be join the Pipeline team in this contract position, based in Houston, TX.


  • Vacancy number: PUB219529
  • Location: Houston
  • Market: Oil, Gas & Mining
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Oil & Gas
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Area of Expertise: Engineering & Design
  • Closing date: Thursday, August 15, 2019
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Feel free to contact


Keith Jones

Account manager Brunel Energy Brazil Rio de Janeiro

+55 21 3328 2828

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