Neil is currently employed in the role of Engineering Manager by Subsea 7 in Stavanger, Norway. He has over 16 years of experience working as a geotechnical engineer, and currently has line management responsibility for the Rigid Pipeline Analysis and Design discipline.
The focus of this role is to manage the provision of Rigid Pipeline Analysis and Design engineering competence within Subsea 7 in Stavanger. He was the global technical lead for Subsea 7′s Community of Excellence for Geotechnical Engineering for five years. In this role he was responsible for providing expert advice on shallow foundation design and analysis methods, as well as pipe-soil interaction analysis and trenching.
During his time as technical lead he initiated a number of technology development programmes including a fully sponsored research studentship (PhD) at the University of Oxford and physical model testing at IFSTTAR in Nantes. He continues to have an active role in technology development programmes, being a Project Manager for an ongoing research project.