Welding & Metallurgy Engineer

Offshore & Shipbuilding
Vacancy ID


  • Specify, monitor, and advise on all metallurgical, fabrication, welding and NDE aspects (including QA/QC), during engineering, procurement, construction and offshore operation project phases of various products (FPSO, FSO, MS, PLEM and Calm Buoy):
    • This includes pressure retaining equipment, piping and structural components associated with the company's product lines.
  • Coordinate, execute and control the Metallurgical and Welding activities in Projects and/or proposals in accordance with Project requirements within the assigned budget, schedule and quality standards;
  • Ensure that manufacturers, construction yards and suppliers comply with the company requirements, Client requirements and applicable international rules, codes, standards and procedures;
  • Responsible for man-hours estimation and monitoring of engineering budget for the field of expertise within the projects;
  • Provide global support to group companies and offices, to ensure that industry standards are met. The range of services includes manufacturers and product technical qualifications, specification development, specialist technical advice and failure investigations;
  • Continuously identifying opportunities to standardize, simplify and improve the efficiency of ways of working;
  • Development and compilation of project specifications;
  • Reviews the Client's technical documentation and all relevant legislation, standards, specifications and code requirements;
  • Participates in the engineering man-hours estimation for the metallurgical and welding activities;
  • Complies with the Group Technical Standards and GEMS processes, raises comments and deviations, when necessary;
  • Participates in the definition of the metallurgical and welding activities list of deliverables, schedule and controls activities in accordance with Contract requirements;
  • Provides assistance to the Engineering disciplines on the subject matter;
  • Ensures quality and compliance of metallurgy, welding, NDE requirements in equipment packages, bulk supplies and adherence to applicable project specifications;
  • Interfaces with Client, Subcontractors and Yard for resolution of metallurgy and welding issues, as required;
  • Carries out technical audits and evaluations dedicated to subject matter aspects of bulk material/ equipment Suppliers and Subcontractors, including qualification programs;
  • Reviews the materials deliverables produced by bulk material/ equipment Suppliers and Subcontractors;
  • Advises on welding, fabrication and metallurgical matters, as required;
  • Assists material/equipment failure investigations and engineering assessments as required.;
  • Suggests suitable actions to prevent, adsorb or minimize any deviations from approved time and budget;
  • Collects Project Lessons Learned for continuous improvement implementation;
  • Keeps abreast of relevant developments/tools for metallurgical and welding activities and initiates methodologies improvements.


  • 10 years’ experience in metallurgy, welding, NDE for FPSO, FSO, FLNG, and mooring systems, during FEED, detailed engineering and execution;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Metallurgy, Petroleum, Materials Science or related technical field from an accredited college or university;
  • Certification from materials-related professional associations such as IWE, IOM3, and TWI is required;
  • Principle knowledge of:
    • International Offshore industry design, materials and fabrication codes & standards, such as  ASME, AWS, API, ISO, NACE, ASTM, ABS, BV, DNV, and LR related to metallurgy, welding and material selection for CS/LTCS and CRA materials;
    • Functioning principles, fabrication technologies and build characteristics of the equipment used in offshore construction and process plant.
  • Knowledge of the functioning principles behind the material selection for corrosion control, common corrosion challenges and failure mechanisms, CP systems (ICCP and SACCP), painting, lining, insulation and fireproofing is a plus;
  • Good communication skills, sense of ownership, ability to take initiative. Team-player who delivers in a multicultural environment, willing to share knowledge, standardize and simplify;
  • Able to work in multitasking mode, using design thinking principles and handling multiple projects at the same time with high efficiency;
  • Proactive, self-propelled individual that can find ways to deliver the expected results in the most efficient way;
  • Office presence a few days per week on a weekly basis is required;
  • Availability to travelling to yards, fabrication sites and vendor premises worldwide [business trips];
  • Ability to manage several activities in parallel, combined with flexibility and strong analytical and organizational skills;
  • Excellent level of English, both written and spoken.

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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.

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