Senior Materials/Welding Engineer

Website Wood

Senior Materials/Welding Engineer Job Highlights

Title Senior Materials/Welding Engineer
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Project Management/Design/Engineering
Location Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Company Wood

Company Profile

Wood provides performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil/gas, power/process, environment and infrastructure, renewable, mining, and general industrial sectors.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Senior Materials/Welding Engineer who will provide integrity engineering consultancy services to the Wood client base covering sub-sea facilities, pipelines, risers, topsides, and on and offshore plants.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Materials/Metallurgical or Welding Engineering from a recognized University or College.
  • Alternatively, tertiary education and suitable experience may be used to demonstrate equivalent standards.
  • Chartered or Professional Engineer status, preferably accredited by Engineering Council (preferred)

Work Experience

  • Experience in developing technical proposals and bids
  • Experience in managing and technically leading project work and managing client relations
  • Experience in managing, motivating, and mentoring professional engineering specialists
  • Formal training in Materials Engineering
  • Formal training in welding applications associated with the design and in-service materials.


  • Provision of technical support (welding and related metallurgical support) during all phases of engineering projects, including the development, qualification, and review of welding procedures and inspection specifications, for the Client and Vendors.
  • Independent Advisor to Client
  • Input to Technical Bid Evaluations
  • Interface with design/discipline engineers, manufacturers, and fabrication contractors to ensure best practices and client specifications are applied to all stages of engineering projects.
  • Material Selection Assessments
  • Review and approval of MPS/MPQT from Vendors
  • Witnessing welding procedure and welder qualification testing and on-site manufacturing and fabrication activities.


  • Ability to diagnose and resolve significant and unusual problems and generate substantial improvements to practices and procedures
  • Demonstrate a strong technical understanding of materials and welding engineering standard practices and communicate effectively with others on technical issues.
  • Experience with carbon steel, low alloy steels, duplex stainless steel, and Ni-base alloy welding, including writing and qualifying welding procedures, and review of subcontractor welding procedures, to client and international standards.
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English, with good technical report writing skills
  • Possess working familiarity with and an ability to apply relevant codes and standards
  • Proven willingness to assume responsibility and seek out opportunities
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and committed to delivering first-class materials and welding engineering services.
  • Strong theoretical and practical knowledge
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills and an ability to relate to those in a wide range of organisation positions.

Work Conditions

  • The role may require infrequent site/offshore visits


  • Commitment to continued professional development
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
  • Competitive salary with regular salary reviews
  • Flexible benefits package; inclusive of 33 days annual leave (including public holidays), generous contributory pension scheme, private medical cover, 4x base salary life insurance; all of these and more that can be adapted to suit your own lifestyle
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Global connections

Employer’s Statement

Wood is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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