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Subsea Engineer (Pipelines Installation)

Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom
October 05, 2016

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Mechanical discipline engineer with 5 years of UK integrated career portfolio in offshore/subsea installation and mechanical design sector. Ambitious towards seeking novel challenges to provide strategic business values in field-based operations & projects delivery based on dual-exposure towards engineering design office and offshore operations. Proven competencies include: technical design engineering, project management delivery and vessel operations management.


Technip Subsea Valves Isolation & Intervention Guidelines October 2014

DNV-OS-F101 Subsea Pipeline Design Course September 2013

Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training (BOSIET) August 2013

Associate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (AMIMechE) August 2013 – Present

Currently working towards Chartered Engineer status.

Masters (MEng) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Nottingham (UK) September 2007 – July 2011

Grade Achieved: Second Upper Class Honours

Engineering Foundation Programme, University of Nottingham (Malaysia Campus) April 2006 – July 2007


Problem Solving

Subject-matter expert to assist project teams in detail engineering studies for pipelines installation and operational recommendations of equipment systems for pipelay vessels.

Notable track record for mechanical engineering solutions to-date includes:

1.Instigated engineering method statements & safety criterion for various offshore mechanical assessment analysis for Total Edradour Pipelines Installation Project in Norway. (2016)

2.Pioneered the consolidation of method statement for offshore pipelines sizing exercise and facilitated internal knowledge transfer to engineering team. (2015)

3.Identified and resolved engineering errors in Technip’s vessel equipment system which led to approval for successful integration of vessel equipment upgrade. (2015)

4.Provided additional engineering value to vessel operations team by resolving a difficult offshore lifting operation. (2015)

5.Prevented crucial engineering design failure: identified errors and revamped engineering calculations for Coldharbour Marine’s key product systems. (2012)

Project & Operations Management

Hands-on experience in on-site mobilisation and installation method statements for divers’ intervention and subsea maintenance works, i.e. offshore lifting, subsea valves overhaul, subsea cable diagnostics & maintenance, pipelines decommissioning and subsea skids installation.

Commended ‘Exceeded Expectations’ in post-placement appraisal for completion of a fast paced 18-weeks project management delivery.

Demonstrated leadership via appointment as 2nd engineer during 2nd trip offshore despite a short 6-months placement in the project team.

Technical liaison and project representative for relevant projects which capitalise on joint team effort and multitasking ability:

1.Detail Engineering Support for Total Edradour Project in Norway (2016)

2.R&D Concept Study for New Vessel Development Plan (2014-2015)

3.Offshore Campaign for BP Repair & Maintenance Project (2014)

4.Offshore Mobilisation Support for BP Subsea Cable Installation Campaign (2014)

Technical Acuity

Extensive involvement in numerical and analytical work scopes due to proficiencies in usage of engineering simulation software applicable for mechanical engineering & offshore installations.

Thorough experience in delivering interpretations of complex engineering studies via various forms of bespoke written reports and visual presentations to project teams and clients.

Additional Skills

Excellent fluency in three languages: English, Mandarin & Malay.

Advanced competency in engineering software: Abaqus Finite Element, Orcaflex, Solid Edge CAD

Adept in standard office software, i.e. Microsoft Office package, Microsoft Visio.


Technip UK – Pipelines Engineer (with Interdisciplinary Trainings) Aug 2013 – Present

Subsea Pipelines Engineering (Core Discipline)

Perform detail engineering which requires scrutiny of complex data, formulating calculated assumptions and providing appropriate recommendations to ensure safe installation of subsea pipelines as per DNV & API regulations.

Routinely manage technical queries and liaise with project teams to provide recommendations to ensure safe installation of offshore pipelines. Notable clients include BP, Total, Marathon, Murphy Oil & ENI.

Highly proficient in offshore dynamic analysis of subsea pipelines using Orcaflex software and detail mechanical analysis for pipelines installation designs using Abaqus Finite Element software.

Successful delivery of major R&D studies for novelty pipelines design and vessel systems development. Completed work scopes cover various range of highly detailed engineering assessments and creative conceptual study of new engineering methodologies. Completed deliverables to-date include:

1.Dynamic Analysis for Mechanical Integrity of Mechanically Lined Pipelines

2.Installation Analysis of Alternative Vessel Pipelay Concepts and Installation Aids

3.Subsea Pipelines Design & Pipelay Vessel Installation Capacity Study

4.Finite Element Analysis of Pipelines onboard Pipelay Vessel Systems for Offshore Operations

5.Design Study of Novelty Offshore Pipelines Design and Installation Methods

Responsible and accountable for the technical interface of the above-mentioned R&D studies held between engineering team, client and offshore crew:

1.Participated in progress meetings with managers and client to present key findings and negotiate requirements for additional engineering studies in accordance to budget.

2.Facilitated exchange of key information with offshore crew to assess equipment control systems onboard vessel, subsequently identified errors and proposed improvements onto the system’s output.

3.Delivered technical presentations for the study to team members and external research partners.

Subsea Projects Installation (1st Interdisciplinary Training)

Developed saturation diving operation procedures, subcontractors work scopes, equipment & tooling preparations, lift plans and rigging drawings as per standard subsea project management lifecycle.

Acted as liaison between management, QHSE, subcontractors and clients to review responsible project work scopes for compliance with engineering principles, company standards and related specifications.

Conducted various site inspections of vessels & equipment in accordance to Technip Engineering Standards.

Proactively carried out cost reduction by culling Material Take-Off List to prevent wasteful purchase orders.

Completed 5 weeks of offshore operations onboard offshore construction vessel for BP Repair & Maintenance Project, of which overall work scope includes:

1.Subsea Umbilical Cable Maintenance Works (Responsible Engineer)

2.Subsea Valves Isolations, Recovery and Commissioning (Responsible Engineer)

3.Subsea Electrical Jumpers Connection Diagnostics & Replacement (Responsible Engineer)

4.Subsea Pipelines & Umbilical Cable Suspension and Abandonment

5.Subsea Structure Installation and Commissioning

Prepared and reviewed Work Plans and Management of Changes for deck crew, divers & clients throughout daily offshore operations onboard offshore construction vessel.

Asset Operations Management (2nd Interdisciplinary Training)

Provided both onshore and field support for projects and marine crew, e.g. vessel specifications, review of crane lifting operations, logistics planning and equipment services capabilities.

Appointed as field support engineer (temporary cover) to resolve technical queries and provide operational recommendations to project teams.

Resolved difficult offshore lifting operations and provided additional engineering value to vessel operations team.

Conducted site inspections of vessel equipment to ensure information is up-to-date for onshore operations resources.

Facilitated coordination of information between offshore crew and various internal operations resources.

Coordinated activities for vessel assurance audits and operational compliances, in line with QHSE requirements.

DPS Bristol (now Penspen) – Mechanical Engineer Mar 2013 – June 2013

Assembled pressure vessel specification reports, mechanical handling philosophy and weight estimation exercises for offshore production topsides.

Devised a simplified guidance document to assist DPS Bristol for understanding complex engineering monitoring workflow required for a UK based offshore project.

Coldharbour Marine – Graduate Mechanical Engineer Sept 2011 – Feb 2013

Produced production drawings and bill of materials for company’s ballast water management technology for industrial shipping sector to ensure safety and conformity to regulation by classification societies.

Consolidated extensive guidance document on marine equipment design compliances and material corrosion.

Performed 7 weeks of product field trials in UK & Netherlands, i.e. equipment installation, operation & maintenance, laboratory sampling tests and inventory management.

Assisted sales manager in preparation of sales drawings, installation layouts and P&I diagrams for tenders.


Hillwalking Keen outdoor explorer of Scottish Munros/Mountains.

Photography Active in landscape & travel photography. Also held several personal photographic projects.

Powerlifting Routinely engaged with weight-lifting for strength training.

Badminton Frequent and casual badminton player.


John O’ Doherty

Role: Lead Mechanical Engineer for DPS Bristol (now Penspen)

Relationship: Line Manager

Contact: +44 (0-117*******

Mark Wells

Role: Chief Technical Officer for Coldharbour Marine

Relationship: Line Manager

Contact: +44 (0-162*******

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