Senior or Principal Welding and Materials Engineer

Subsea 7

Vacancy information

Subsea7 are looking for Senior or Principal Welding and Materials Engineer to join our UK & Global IRM team to be based in our Westhill, Aberdeenshire office on a staff or contract basis.

Operating in a technical, challenging and diverse environment the role will involve working with various diverse engineering projects. 

The role will be responsible for supporting work on tenders, studies, live projects and Research and Development Initiatives.

We welcome applicants from a range of sectors including subsea equipment providers, nuclear and power, HP Drilling and Military Design industries.


What will you be doing?


  • Provision of specialist knowledge and expertise to organisation including reviewing Welding and Materials procedures in connection to Spools, Manifolds and Towheads
  • Problem solving to provide solutions to the organisation in relation to Welding and Materials
  • Ensuring that Technical compliance is maintained in the work conducted 
  • Providing Technical support of procurement activities including provision of specifications and resolution of technical issues
  • Providing Technical support of Subsea 7 and subcontracted fabrication activities
  • Providing Technical support to tenders
  • Mentoring / supervision of less experienced engineers where appropriate
  • Interfacing with several different stakeholders including, Subsea 7 PPG, members of Welding and Materials team, clients, Quality department, Project Teams and Subcontractors
  • Liaison with client and Inspection Verification Body and technical authorities
  • Liaison with other discipline teams as part of dedicated project teams
  • Identification and control of discipline specific project budgets
  • Reviewing Welding procedures from Subcontractors


  • 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, Subsea 7’s Pipeline Group (PG), members of welding and materials discipline, quality department, project teams, clients and subcontractors
  • 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


 What experience would we like you to have?

Please note, if you don’t tick all the boxes below but feel you have some of the relevant skills and experience we’re looking for, please do consider applying. We would encourage you to apply with a CV that highlights your transferable skills and experience.

  • A degree in metallurgy, materials technology or other suitable degree
  • Experience working in a Subsea Materials Engineering position or similar
  • Good knowledge of applicable materials standards and specifications
  • Experience in dealing with various departments and external suppliers and stakeholders
  • It would be desirable for candidates to have knowledge of BS4515 and DNV OSF101
  • Good organisation and systematic working methods
  • Good communication skills and be able to interface with various stakeholders and departments
  • A positive attitude
  • A high level of integrity
  • Strong analytical skills


What do we offer?

  • Career development – with access to a range of learning and development opportunities, as well as being part of a culture that encourages growth and development
  • Flexible working – lots of our people work flexibly in different ways. Whether it’s hybrid, part-time or flexitime working. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but let’s have a discussion to see how we can make it work.
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave/adoption leave
  • A fantastic benefits package – which includes a generous holiday allowance, pension scheme, discounted health and wellbeing packages, electric car salary sacrifice scheme and more.


Who are we?

We are Subsea7, a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the energy industry. We make offshore energy transition possible through the continuous evolution of lower-carbon oil and gas and by enabling the growth of renewables and emerging energy.

At Subsea7, we are looking for people who think differently. We want people who can bring new ideas and who are willing to take on challenges that will enable us to make a positive impact on a global stage.

In turn we will lift you up and encourage you to go further.  Onshore or offshore, embark on a journey of opportunities, continuous learning, and development.

Start your journey with us today.


An environment where you can thrive

We recognise that having a diverse team makes us a better, smarter team. Diversity is something we value and regard it as key to our success.

We encourage new ways of thinking and celebrate our wide range of skills that help us continually challenge the status quo and inspire innovation. An inclusive and diverse environment fosters creativity, improves decision-making and introduces new ways of thinking.

Our people are at the heart of what we do at Subsea7 and we are committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Fair employment practices, fair treatment for all individuals and equal opportunity on the basis of merit are the foundation of how we work and develop together.


What happens next?

If you would like to apply for this role, simply click the Apply button found on this page.  

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Here are 3 top tips to help you submit a successful application:

  • Make sure your CV is up-to-date and highlights the transferable skills and experience you can bring to this role.
  • We would encourage you to include a cover letter as part of your application. It’s your chance to tell us why you would be a brilliant addition to our team.
  • Take your time with your application and check there are no errors before final submission

Once you have submitted your application, we will be in touch as soon as possible with next steps.

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