Material Engineer Cathodic Protection

Offshore & Shipbuilding
Vacancy ID


  • Ensure corrosion control by CP is engineered, and CP systems are procured, in line with Technical Standards, Industry Standards and CLIENT contracts, for the entire product line (i.e. FPSO, FSO, CALM Buoys, Turret Mooring Systems, Spread Mooring Systems, Floating Wind, Brownfield Projects);
  • Contribute to the correct installation, commissioning and operation of CP systems so that they perform as intended throughout the product lifecycle;
  • Align with fellow material selection, welding/metallurgy, corrosion, coating and insulation colleagues so that the corrosion protection strategy on a project is coherent overall and there are no discrepancies/gaps in the approach;
  • Join RCFA, task force teams when relevant and requested;
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities (including lessons learnt from construction, commissioning, OPS), monitor industry state of the art and evolutions, with regards to corrosion control by CP;
  • Raise all opportunities within the organization relevant stakeholders (Technical Authorities, Engineering, Supply Chain, Construction/Installation, Operation);
  • Share knowledge within the materials and corrosion protection team and awareness outside of the team, e.g. among supply chain, engineering management, construction, commissioning, operations and asset integrity;
  • Provide specialist support for the selection and procurement of cathodic protection systems, and services (e.g. simulations) in line with specifications and contracts;
  • Assist and align with other ENG disciplines, construction, operations, asset integrity, technical authority groups, and project teams on site (shipyards, fabrication yards) on all matters related to corrosion control via CP including effects of material combinations and presence/absence of protective coatings;
  • Support Materials and Corrosion Discipline Manager with planning and budgeting of engineering activities related to corrosion control by CP (i.e. develop execution plans, schedules, man-hour budgets, and Master Document Registers);
  • Review, raise qualifications and clarifications on ITT documents from clients (Basis of Design, Specifications, Bulletins, etc.);
  • Issue CP deliverables (design specifications, calculations, reports, simulation specifications and reports) within pre-FEED (proposals), FEED and EPCI phases of a project including Brownfield Projects;
  • Review relevant documentation (drawings, specifications, calculations, reports) from vendors, shipyards and fabrication yards;
  • Respond to technical queries and technical deviations from vendors, shipyards and fabrication yards;
  • Support procurement process related to CP systems, pre-PO (i.e. RFQ preparation, bid review and technical appraisal) and post-PO (e.g. vendor document review, assistance for PO updates, etc.);
  • Participate in meetings, audits, workshops, design reviews, risk assessment sessions, and root cause analysis where corrosion control by CP is involved.


  • Five (5) to Ten (10) years’ experience in corrosion control by CP (ICCP and SACP) for products part of the product line;
  • Experience at shipyards/fabrication yards in an Engineering Role is a plus;
  • Proven experience with carrying out the tasks described in this Job Description;
  • Experienced working in groups composed of high-level stakeholders (CLIENTs, CLASSIFICATION SOCIETIES, Industry Standard Representatives);
  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science, Chemical/Metallurgy/Petroleum Engineering or related technical field from an accredited college or university;
  • CP and Corrosion Certification from corrosion and materials-related professional associations such as AMPP is highly preferable;
  • Conversant with Leading International Standards and Guidelines regulating the design, installation and operation of CP systems (DNV, ISO). Familiar or even conversant with CLIENT's Technical Standards relevant to CP is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the following is a plus:
  • International Offshore Material Selection Standards such as ISO 21457 and Norsok M-001;
  • Materials failure mechanisms and common corrosion challenges on offshore assets;
  • Coatings and linings systems for the immersed environment (products, generic types, surface preparation and application requirements, limitations).
  • Office presence 3 days per week on a weekly basis is required;
  • Availability to travel to yards, fabrication sites, offshore units and vendor premises worldwide [business trips];
  • Good level of English, both written and spoken;
  • Communicate effectively and adapt style to the interlocutor/stakeholder;
  • Have a strong sense of ownership and entrepreneurship. Take initiative and be proactive;
  • Be a team player, good listener and used to work in multi-cultural environments;
  • Manage several activities in parallel, be comfortable with changes, and be able to prioritize so that all activities progress.

Let us handle the details

We at STAR are happy to take care of the details

01 // Relocation arrangements

If you are relocating to the Netherlands for this position, then we will take all of the hassle involved out of your hands. Based on your family situation and country of origin, STAR will make all the relocation arrangements required to give you a smooth, carefree start.

02 // Work as STAR specialist

As a STAR specialist, you will be employed by STAR and work on the most important projects of today and tomorrow. While you focus all your attention on your current assignment, your personal STAR consultant will be working on your next step. As a specialist working through STAR, we keep helping you further develop your career.

03 // Education and development

Standing still in this fast-changing market is not an option. That's why you can combine this position at STAR with courses to further your specialist knowledge and skills. It's the best of all worlds: work, learn and be part of a challenging project all at the same time. Whether you need a springboard to launch your career or simply want to update your expertise, the training programmes offered by our STAR Academy ensure that your qualifications are always in line with your ambitions.

// Apply

Now it's your time to shine

Yard van Poorten
Full speed ahead · Full speed ahead ·

Get in touch with our Recruiter Yard

We've got more

View all jobs

Drop your resume in two clicks

View all jobs
// Get in touch

Drop your resume & chat

Drop your resume once and we'll find you the best project that fits you. Good enough is not enough for us. We go the extra mile

Full speed ahead · Full speed ahead ·

Get in touch with our Consultants