Coatings Engineer

Subsea 7

Vacancy information



Subsea7 are looking for a Coatings Engineer to join our Pipelines Team in Houston.  The successful candidate will be required to provide technical support to various Subsea Projects and ensure good engineering practice. 




  • Plan, produce and review (as applicable) Subsea 7 specifications and related technical documents covering all coatings and corrosion mitigation aspects associated with construction and installation of subsea structures/ pipeline systems,
  • Review client generated specifications and related documents pertaining to coating and provide technical qualifications where required in support of project activities.
  • Review and approve contractor/subcontractor/ vendor procedures relating to coating and material use in a timely manner.
  • Provide specialist technical support to projects and other disciplines within Subsea 7 regarding coating selection; support and generate technical solution of issues within the discipline
  • Sound working knowledge of recognised industry codes and standards) relevant to corrosion and materials discipline, (e.g. ISO 8501, ISO 21809-1, ISO 21809-2,  NORSOK M501, ISO 12736 etc.) and providing advice and guidance on interpretation and use where appropriate in accordance with Subsea 7 business management system. .
  • Evaluate supplier coating assessments to select the appropriate coating systems for the job and ensure it is suitable for fabrication and installation.
  • Provide support to the Principal and be able to communicate clearly to other disciplines.
  • Attend site when applicable to ensure that all Subsea 7 requirements are met and to ensure all activities are carried out in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Mentor junior engineers within the discipline
  • Actively engage in knowledge sharing, capture of Lessons Learned and application of Engineering Standards. Participate in risk assessments and mitigation processes



Qualifications and Education


General Education:


             Educated to degree level or above in corrosion control, materials science, polymer science or a related engineering subject or a minimum of 15 years relevant experience.




             Enthusiastic/willingness to learn and good team player

             Presents self in a professional manner appropriate to the role

             Ability to communicate effectively within the team and with relevant project teams

             Produces work of presentable quality

             Ability to interface with non-specialists within multi-disciplinary project teams

             Good organisational and time management skills

             Demonstrate integrity and respect for others.

             Candidates should be dedicated and have the ability to motivate themselves and embrace new challenges.


             The candidate is required to have a minimum of 10 years relevant experience within the   Engineering discipline. Some of which should be within oil & gas or related sectors.

             Awareness of Subsea installation techniques

             Experience and knowledge in application of corrosion protection.

             A full understanding of corrosion processes in offshore environment and pipeline systems

             It is essential the candidate has a broad knowledge of anti-corrosion coating and wet insulation selection





             Based in the Houston Office.  Must be willing to travel to other sites and vessels as required on occasion

             Must be physically fit for required position subject to reasonable adjustments

             Travel to sites and vessels as applicable

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