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Subsea7 are looking for a Corrosion and 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 materials, coating and corrosion mitigation systems 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 and corrosion mitigation; 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, DNVGL-RP-B401, ISO 15156, NORSOK, ISO 12736 etc.) and providing advice and guidance on interpretation and use where appropriate in accordance with Subsea 7 business management system.
  • Carry out Cathodic Protection designs to recognised codes, standards and 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



  • 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 and cathodic protection methods.
  • 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

Specific Job-Related Requirements



Travel Requirements:


  • 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