Principal Riser Engineer

Aker Solutions – Houston, TX

Company Overview

Aker Solutions helps the world meet its energy needs. We engineer the products, systems and services required to unlock energy. Our goal is to maximize recovery and efficiency of oil and gas assets, while using our expertise to develop the sustainable solutions of the future. Aker Solutions employs approximately 15,000 people in more than 20 countries.




Aker Solutions Front End team located in Houston, TX is seeking a talented and experienced Principal Riser Engineer who can strengthen our team and support our ambitious growth plan.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Reporting to the Engineering Manager with functional reporting to the Project Manager, responsible for engineering and design of riser systems including SCRs, TTRs, SLWRs, etc.

Accountabilities:

  • Lead riser projects, coordinate project team and take ownership of riser analysis and scopes

  • Interface with clients as part of projects and for technical business development

  • Interface with vendors as part of projects and for technology qualification

  • Ensure design compliance with industry codes and standards

  • Responsible for design optimization and the quality of the riser design and analysis

  • Responsible for delivery the project on schedule and within budget

  • Provide technical guidance on riser design and analysis as required

  • Implement and record lessons learnt

  • Responsible for continuous improvement of work processes

  • Assist with formulating business strategy

  • Lead / assist in the preparation of bid packages

  • Pro-actively contribute to system and organizational improvements

  • Participate in internal development projects (R&D/ new product design)

  • Mentor less experienced engineers

  • Qualifications and Personal Qualities


  • Degree in Mechanical / Civil / Naval Architecture / Structural
    Post Graduate Preferred

  • 10+ years engineering experience in the Oil & Gas industry

  • Solid background within mechanical and/or marine engineering and design within riser products

  • Strong experience in using analysis software such as Abaqus, Flexcom, Orcaflex and Shear 7.

  • Experience with umbilicals and flexible risers will be an added advantage

  • Knowledge of relevant national and international codes and standards, i.e. API, DNV, ISO, etc.

  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally, if required.

  • Good commercial awareness and communication skills

  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and assertiveness

  • Enthusiastic and innovative in finding solutions

  • We Offer


  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Good work/life balance
  • Positive work environment with challenging tasks
  • Development opportunities
  • Contact Information

    NES Advantage is Aker Solutions global recruitment services provider responsible for permanent and temporary staffing services.

    For further information please contact: Julie Watkins, Sr. Recruiter, Julie.watkins@nesgt.com

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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