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Senior Welding Engineer Job Highlights

Title Senior Welding Engineer
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Engineering/IT
Location Houston, TX, United States
Company T.D. Williamson

Company Profile

T.D. Williamson serves the gathering, transmission, and distribution sectors of the pipeline industry with a global portfolio of products and services, including advanced isolation, integrated pigging, and integrity assessment solutions. With both onshore and offshore applications, the company offers expansive pipeline maintenance and asset optimization activities.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Senior Welding Engineer who will provide welding and project engineering support to services operations primarily throughout the Western Hemisphere but also globally as needed.

Develop and maintain quality procedures, processes, and documentation. Act as SME support to sales and operations teams.

Ensure internal and external expectations are met. Assist with operations and managing projects. Be actively involved as an industry-recognized SME.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have passed a Degree in Engineering with the ability to perform engineering analysis and calculations (required)
  • ABSA Welding Examiner certification (preferred)
  • CSA W178.2 Level 1 or 2 Welding Inspector or equivalent (e.g. AWS CWI) (preferred)

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have at least 5 years of experience in welding procedure development and QA/QC-related functions; must have experience with oil and gas pipelines and facilities.
  • Experience with quality management systems and jurisdictional audits.


Operational Tasks-

  • Assists or acts as welding services quality assurance manager with the upkeep of Canadian and US quality management systems; revises and creates new procedures/processes/documents as needed with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Assists engineering, safety, and other departments with projects as assigned.
  • Assists with coordinating work of field welders on job sites and ensures a harmonious and productive working atmosphere.
  • Assists with coordination and oversight of shop welding and maintenance (e.g. welding of lifting lugs to components, flanged closures, traps, spools, fittings, and other misc. equipment/shop maintenance).
  • Assists with scheduling equipment and personnel for welding services to ensure adequate manpower and equipment for timely completion.
  • Assists with the set-up and maintenance of contractors and suppliers.
  • Assists with training and qualification of welders and other welding services personnel as required.
  • Ensures planning, execution, and management of assigned ancillary projects.
  • Maintains jurisdictional certificate of authorization permits, contractor licenses, and other company certifications.
  • Prepares engineering and jurisdictional approval packages.
  • Preparing proposals, coordinating with various departments prior to and including submission, customer presentations, project development, implementation, execution, monitoring costs, change orders, and material procurement to ensure timely and within-budget completion.
  • Submits timely project updates, progress reports, and cost trends.
  • Works with sales to develop costing and estimates for welding services projects through work scope definition, gathering internal and contractor/supplier pricing information.
  • Leads and assists with internal and external audits.

Technical Support-

  • Conducts subcontractor and site audits to ensure competency of in-service welding programs.
  • Develops and designs in-service welding tests and procedures.
  • Develops welding procedures, procedure qualification records, installation procedures, datasheets, and specifications for in-service welding activities,
  • Gains a thorough understanding of all aspects of project management with respect to products, ancillary services, applicable local/international regulations, codes, design standards, customer relations, and field coordination with contractors.
  • Involved in industry groups, code committees, JIPs, etc. acting as SME on behalf of the company.
  • Monitors welders/equipment quality standards, investigate problems, and recommends corrective actions.
  • Performs research and development on new developments in machinery, equipment, procedures, and techniques to reduce cost, increase quality or expand capabilities.
  • Provides technical assistance to commercial department and subcontract sources, when called upon, providing acceptable solutions within the scope of product/project requirements, such as cost, codes, and specifications.
  • Serves as technical advisor for welding services operations.
  • Substantiates testing through the creation of procedure qualification records in compliance with applicable standards, codes, policies, and procedures.


  • Ability to obtain HSE tickets and certificates.
  • Ability to travel internationally (must either have or be able to obtain a passport).
  • Class 5 driver’s license.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of applicable US codes, standards, regulators, and regulations (e.g. API 1104, ASME B31.4, B31.8, PCC-2, NBIC, CFR, PHMSA, ASME B31.3, B31.1, Section IX, Section VIII-1, API 650, API 653, API 2201).
  • Good oral and written communication skills; must be fluent in English.
  • Positive attitude, high attention to detail, strong leadership qualities, ability to work in a dynamic team environment, well-organized, and ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Recommended Qualifications

  • CWB Retained Engineer or Supervisor including experience with associated welding datasheets, qualifications, and quarterly audits.
  • Experience with TDW products and services,
  • Experience with welding research and development, PRCI, or JIPs.
  • In-service welding experience.
  • Involved in code committees or related industry groups (e.g. AWS, CWA, NACE, CEPA, MARIOS, AWOC, etc.).
  • Knowledge of international codes, standards, and regulations (e.g., CSA Z662, CSA B51, British/European/Australian codes and standards, ABSA, TSSA, TSASK, TSBC, Alberta Safety Codes Act and Regulations).
  • Structural welding knowledge and experience, familiar with CSA W47.1 and W59.
  • Traps (launchers and receivers) design, use, or fabrication experience.

Employer’s Statement

T.D. Williamson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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