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  • Job reference: RMS0117293

Senior Materials & Welding Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 03/01/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (10/01/13)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
A major Global operator focusing on Exploration and Production operating in more than 110 countries and employing over 100,000 people. A leader in the Oil and Gas and Petrochemical Industries priding themselves in their innovation and Environmental/Energy Efficiency

The Role:
The required position is that of Senior Materials & Welding Engineer in a multi-disciplinary team with responsibility for materials, welding and corrosion support to UK based projects. In addition to expertise in project engineering activities, the incumbent should have a broad overview of the materials and corrosion discipline to enable him/her to provide advice across the discipline spectrum. Description: The Senior Materials & Welding Engineer will be based in the in Aberdeen, primarily working on front end engineering and project execution for new subsea developments. The scope is broad covering structures, topsides, subsea and pipelines. He/she will provide expertise in the areas of materials selection & performance, welding, coatings, cathodic protection and corrosion monitoring, together with the provision of timely advice on associated matters of specification, design, procurement, execution, and installation. The position will also require review of work carried out by external engineering consultants and interfacing with the materials and welding specialists of the engineering and project execution contractors.
Challenges:
The environment offers the particular challenge for the incumbent to work both independently and as a member of multi-discipline teams where he/she can best contribute to the business. The environment demands considerable customer focus and an innovative approach. A key challenge will be to earn the respect from his/her peers and to be accepted as a discipline 'expert'. The successful applicant will also be confident enough to make informed judgments in the full knowledge that these will subject to challenge.
Development Opportunities:
The position provides scope for the incumbent to use initiative, expertise and energy to identity, promote and contribute to a broad range of business opportunities. It provides him/her scope for personal development in a dynamic organisation in the UK.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
A degree in metallurgy, material science, chemical engineering or related discipline is preferred but consideration would be given to other qualifications if supported by significant relevant experience. Chartered or Incorporated Engineering status or equivalent. Significant and relevant experience in offshore oil and gas production particularly in project execution activities. It is envisaged that the candidate will be able to demonstrate practical application of his/her expertise complemented by a sound education in materials and welding. He/she should also have a good knowledge of corrosion and subsea operations. Equally important will be a willingness to share ideas and knowledge and the pride and enthusiasm he/she brings to the position. The incumbent should be an enthusiastic self-starter who can demonstrate a record of achievement, and good interpersonal and communication skills.
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