Principal Engineer - Umbilical Specialist
DNV - Katy, TX

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Job Description:
DNV (Det Norske Veritas) is an independent foundation
with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the
environment. Our history goes back to 1864, when the
foundation was established in Norway to inspect and
evaluate the technical condition of Norwegian merchant
Since then, our core competence has been to identify,
assess, and advise on how to manage risk. Whether we
classify a ship, certify an automotive company’s
management system, or advise on how to best maintain an
aging oil platform, our focus is to safely and
responsibly improve business performance.
While headquartered in Oslo, Norway, DNV has worked
internationally since 1867 and has established
approximately 300 offices in 100 countries. As a
knowledge-based company, our prime assets are the
creativity, knowledge, and expertise of our 9,000
employees from more than 85 different nations.
DNV offers a wide range of services related to oil & gas
/ energy market. The services are aimed for all phases
from concept studies through production working with
product development, design, technology qualification,
manufacturing/installation, project execution and asset
operation. The Department for Deepwater Technology is
working with multi-disciplinary projects related to
underwater systems.
Our Department is responsible for DNV’s activity related
to Deepwater Technology in North America/West Africa.
The Department has all oil majors and manufactures as
key clients and performs a multitude of services related
to subsea facilities and offshore pipelines. Our
services include Verification, Technology Qualification,
Technical/Consulting services and Integrity Management
related to Mooring, Riser, Umbilicals, Subsea Pipelines,
and Subsea facilities. We have a strong technical
environment with the capability to undertake very
advanced technical analysis related to offshore
We are currently looking for a Principal Engineer with
strong Subsea Umbilical experience.

We offer you:
  • a job in a profiled technological company with
global activities
  • excellent possibilities to learn and develop
  • challenging and varied tasks within a business area
in growth
  • flexible working conditions and a large degree of
  • competitive benefits
  • great colleagues and an informal work environment
  • work location in Katy, Texas (Houston metro area) in
brand new modern office facilities
You will be leading the expansion of our umbilical
related business and be selling and delivering
challenging technical projects related to subsea
umbilicals. DNV has developed a very competitive
solutions consisting of in-house multidiscipline subject
matter expertise and a state of the art suite of
software. DNV provides total solutions by combining a
multi-disciplinary team of experts along with state of
the art suite of computer software.
As a Principal Engineer, you will be expected to develop
a strong client network. You will also be expected to
promote DNV services through active participation in
industry conferences.
In addition to your business development role, you will
also be involved in managing / participating in
multi-disciplinary projects. The position will include a
large variety of projects and offers great opportunities
for personal and professional development.

A general list of duties and responsibilities include:
  • Marketing and business development of umbilical
  • Providing technical advice on umbilical design
  • Managing multi disciplinary projects
  • Qualification of new umbilical design/ technology
  • Participate in risk assessment services (HAZID /
HAZOP / FMECA workshops)
  • Project assurance and follow up
  • Verification and Certified Verification Agent (CVA)
  • Failure investigations
  • Participation in R&D projects
The successful candidate will take an active role in
developing these services towards our clients; oil
companies, service providers and manufactures.

Job Requirements:
The ideal candidate should have an advanced engineering
degree along with 10+ years of experience. The following
traits and capabilities are highly desirable to be

considered for the position:
  • In depth knowledge of umbilicals and general
understanding of subsea and riser systems
  • Experience with umbilical design and knowledge of
industry standards pertaining to umbilical
  • Experience with material selection, welding,
manufacturing process, testing, qualification,
installation and integrity management of umbilicals.
  • Experience with umbilical manufacturing background
is a strong plus
  • Proven track record of project management skills
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Business development experience
  • Enthusiasm and communication skills
  • Ability to combine analytical / theoretical
knowledge with practical skills
  • Good understanding of risk management
  • Eagerness to learn and develop oneself
If you want to work within the multi-disciplinary field
of subsea systems then we are interested in talking to
Division/Department : Deep Water
Hire Type : Direct
Req. Code : 6401

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DNV (Det Norske Veritas) is an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment. Our history goes...