Senior Materials Engineer

15 May 2018


Petroplan are currently recruiting for a Senior Materials Engineer to work in the Pipeline Design team for our client in Aberdeen on a staff basis. The successful candidate will support the design and fabrication of the various Subsea infrastructure projects that the company is involved in, ensuring that materials involved are in compliance with national codes and good engineering practice.

You would be joining a culture which is both supportive and challenging, supporting others in the department whilst providing specialist support to projects. You will have opportunity to be involved in a wide range of projects involving materials ranging from HSLA steels, 13 Cr martensitic steels, duplex stainless steels, austenitic stainless steels, nickel based alloys and many other general engineering materials.

Key responsibilities:

  • Review and develop material specifications and data sheets for line pipe procurement suitable for S-Lay, Reel lay and Bundles.
  • Provide materials support to the pipeline design discipline from conceptual and Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) studies to execution and technology development projects.
  • Perform material selection and give support and recommendations to studies, tenders and projects.
  • Provide input and support to tenders and projects on materials procurement and manufacturing.
  • Provide support and ensure technical compliance for manufacturing.
  • Participate in testing and qualification activities in connection with manufacturing.
  • Interface with other stakeholders including, Pipeline Group members of welding and materials discipline, quality department, project teams, clients, subcontractors etc.
  • Liaise with other disciplines as part of studies, tenders and project work.
  • Provide materials support to the Structural discipline for spools / structural pipework including pipes, bends, fittings, flanges, valves and structures.


The successful candidate will have:

  • A degree in metallurgy, materials technology or other suitable degree.
  • Experience working in a Subsea Materials Engineering position or similar
  • Strong knowledge of applicable materials standards and specifications.
  • Experience with welding processes, codes and standards.
  • Experience in dealing with various departments and external suppliers and stakeholders

Personal skills:

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent organisation and systematic working methods
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to interface with various stakeholders and departments
  • A proactive and positive attitude
  • A high level of integrity
  • Strong analytical skills

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

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