Principal Structural Engineer
JOB TITLE: Principal Structural Engineer
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-12 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2018-07-26


Job Title – Principal Structural Engineer
Location – Baku


In March 2015 the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and KBR announced an agreement to establish a new engineering and support services company in Azerbaijan.  The legal entity name of the new company is SOCAR-KBR LLC and provides design, engineering, technical, procurement, construction supervision and project management services for projects across the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas sectors, in the Azerbaijan – Georgia – Turkey (AGT) region.  The key objective of this strong partnership is to create a world class Azerbaijan-based EPCm services company that will utilize the strength of both organizations and deliver top quality results by utilizing, developing and promoting Azerbaijani national content. The company has a long term commitment from both organisations.

ACE Project

The Azeri Central East (ACE) project is a new Production, Drilling, Quarters (PDQ) fixed platform located in the existing Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) field within Azerbaijan’s territorial waters of the Caspian Sea. The new facility will complement existing West Chirag and ACG Full Field Development (FFD) production and will be located between the Central Azeri (CA) and East Azeri (EA) facilities in ~137 m water depth.
The ACE facility will include a mast equipment package drilling rig and a single, two phase, production train that will carry out gas / liquid separation and export comingled crude oil and produced water to the existing Sangachal Terminal. Separated dry ACE gas is compressed for injection into the EA crest, with excess dry gas exported to CA for further injection into the reservoir or exporting to the Sangachal Terminal.  An interstage draw off from the gas injection compressor provides gas lift for the ACE wells. In addition, there are a number of brownfield topsides modifications to the existing ACG facilities associated with the ACE project. These include modifications on EA-PDQ, to provide spare power and the primary telecommunications link to ACE and on CA-CWP, to handle ACE export gas. The ACE Project is also delivering the Engineering to facilitate three phase separation and sand removal on CA-PDQ.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

• Structural Analysis of Drilling Rig facilities including lift, fatigue and in-place operating and accidental blast.
• Detail Design of hookup items and load out frame of drilling rig facilities.
• Design and Analysis of topsides modules for pre-service, installation and in-place conditions using SESAM programs.
• Transportation fatigue analysis of the topsides modules using spectral fatigue methodology.
• Checking Primary structure design reports for various loading conditions including load-out, transportation, in-place, accidental and installation conditions.
• Structural Integrity Advanced Analysis using SESAM for in-place, ship impact, dropped object, pushover and redundancy.
• Supporting the Structural and Marine engineering scopes.
• Providing support for the structural analysis and design work as necessary, ensuring quality and technical integrity is maintained across the discipline.
• Help coordinate the interfaces / communications between Leatherhead and Baku offices.
• Ensure work methods/ checking procedures for structural analysis and design are being complied with and identifying any local job notes required.
• Supports the development of technical capabilities to enable the office to undertake additional execute phase activities.


• Degree in Civil/Structural or Offshore Engineering
• Experienced in the analysis and design of jacket and topsides structures
• Greater than 5 years experience in using SESAM (structural analysis software)

Experience Required:

• 10 plus years of experience in the analysis and design of offshore structures
• BP Project Experience

CVs to be submitted to:
(Please indicate the position “Principal Structural Engineer” in the subject line of the e-mail)

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