Welding Engineer - Pipelay

02 August 2019


Position: Welding Engineer

Job type: 5/40, 12 Month Contract

Location: Houston

Petroplan is currently working with a large E&P business who require an additional Welding Engineer for their Global Subsea business unit.

In this position, you will be based in Houston primarily overseeing projects based in the Gulf of Mexico and working closely with other teams globally. You will be responsible for:

  • Work under the supervision of the Materials and Welding Team Leader and locally under day-to-day supervision of GSS Materials and Welding engineers in Houston.
  • Provide fabrication site welding audits and spot-checks which may include travel to sites within the US
  • Review pWPS, WPS and PQR documentation packages
  • Working with Materials and Welding Engineers, ensure compliance with materials and welding ETPs and specifications.
  • Under the guidance of welding engineers, participate in risk assessments and prepare justification packages to support deviation requests to ETPs and International Welding Standards.
  • Resolution of site queries and deviations associated with fabrication activities

Experienced Required:

  • Have minimum 10 years' experience in welding engineering, including production experience
  • Detailed understanding of commonly applied NDE techniques and the relevant welding NDE codes and standards
  • Chartered engineer or PE with Bachelor's degree or above, in metallurgy or welding engineering
  • Demonstrate ability to influence based on technical understanding and justification
  • A strong personal commitment to HSSE and a proven track record in working with contractors
  • Demonstrated abilities in working with a multi-discipline teams, and major contractors.
  • Strong organizational/planning skills.
  • Good communications skills to work in a geographically dispersed team.

Suitable candidates will be a driven, autonomous, self-motivated safety professional who is passionate and hungry to succeed.

At this point the client are unable to sponsor VISAs.


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 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 in over forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national corporations, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

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