REPORTS TO: Subsea Support Manager
DEPARTMENT: 0409 Engineering Support
LOCATION: Houston-Greenway Plaza
BASIC FUNCTION: The Subsea Support Engineer is based in the subsea support group to assist the Subsea Support Manager on major issues on the subsea and well control systems. Provide support and assistance with subsea technical issues related to reliability, incident analysis, and development of technical standards. Coordinate follow-up and solutions with other departments where applicable
Actively supports the Transocean Safety Vision, "Our operations will be conducted in an incident-free environment, everywhere, all the time," and the Engineering commitment to Safety, "We will provide guidance and leadership to enhance a safety driven culture worldwide by striving to engineer risk out of safety-critical equipment."
Prepare technical reports, assessments, and evaluations.
Support ongoing technical improvement efforts.
Communicate technically with subcontractors and vendors in order to determine engineering project and technical query status.
Evaluate existing designs of subsea and well control systems and related equipment to determine the operational effectiveness, safety, and relative cost of operating and maintaining such systems.
Become proficient with company systems such as WebPages, electronic documentation (eDocs), and use of electronic bulletin boards.
Assist with planning and budget preparation for major overhauls or equipment upgrades.
Assist the Subsea Support Manager in analyzing data, researching issues, compiling technical documents and reports, and analyzing problems.
Communicate with the other technical groups within Transocean in relation to subsea issues.
Participate in studies into equipment/process failures and successes and communicate details of the results to field operations for further follow-up / feedback via Bulletins, Advisories, and Alerts.
DEFINITION OF AUTHORITY
Authority I To act.
Authority II To act but inform the person to whom he reports to and other interested parties.
Authority III To consult before acting.
B.S. in Engineering or other applicable degree. A sound engineering basis is highly desirable. Preference is given to a candidate with offshore experience.
2-5 years' work experience with drilling contractor in a technical, project, or offshore management role.
Computer skills in Excel, Word, Auto Cad, Microsoft Project and related computer skills. A good understanding of ABS, DNV, API, and related industry regulations and standards is preferred.
The individual must be able to work independently and within a team environment. Certain tasks will be assigned to this individual to sponsor from conception to completion.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OR ACTIVITIES:
- Knowledge of drilling industry and oilfield equipment is necessary. Basic knowledge of subsea equipment is preferred.
- Limited offshore or international travel is required.
Must be self-motivated and possess analytical skills to identify and solve unusual problems associated with improved rig performance, construction characteristics and safety. Has to have ability to ensure that all aspects of a problem are understood and effectively managed within the recommended solution. Must be able to perform with a sense of urgency and to the highest ethical standards, without sacrificing accuracy or compromising sound engineering practices.
Acts independently in reaching sound technical decisions concerning system integrity and reliability for subsea and well control systems on rigs. Evaluates and recommends for manager's approval all actions which have significant commercial or financial impact, or other operational consequence.
Employment Type: PERMANENT