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Vacancy information

Subsea 7 is recruiting a Senior Welding Engineer to work in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) Region.

Position will be salaried, and applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and willing to travel (intermittently) within the GoM region.

Job Function:

The successful candidate will report to the Central Engineering manager as a member of the Welding and Materials group and interface closely with the Subsea7 Fabrication Team.  Welding engineers will also interface closely with client and vendor technical staffs to ensure quality delivery of offshore subsea projects.  The applicant should be familiar with fabrication and welding of subsea pipelines and all related equipment.  As a Senior Welding Engineer, the applicant should be experienced with the following:

  • Welding Procedure Qualification for both new procedures and WPS/PQR, review of existing vendor submitted procedures.
  • Non-Destructive Examination methods and NDE Procedure review.
  • All Welding Codes including typical US based welding and materials codes (such as ASME, API, AWS, NACE) as well as international codes and standards (such as DNV, Norsok, ISO, EN, etc.)
  • Experience with welding procedure and welding operator performance testing and mechanical, metallurgical and chemical testing methods.
  • All aspects of welding consumables including specification, control, storage and both chemical and mechanical testing.


Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Weld Engineering or similar Material Science related field with 7 years practical experience in weld engineering.
  • Must have fluent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Proficient with most common business software tools and packages.
  • Welding and fabrication involving typical subsea material combinations including base materials of carbon steel pipe, forgings, CRAs (including nickel alloys, duplex and super duplex stainless) as well as inlay and overlay cladding of these materials.
  • Subsea fabrication, manufacturing, and welding experience with any of the following; PLET’s, PLEM’s, jumpers (rigid or flexible), umbilical’s and related structures (SUTA, TUTA), manifolds, subsea connection systems, subsea valves, pigging equipment, pull-in heads, suction piles and other subsea foundations.


Desirable work experience or additional Certification

  • AWS Certified Welding Inspector or Certified Welding Engineer (current or past)
  • NDE Certifications such as ASNT Level II or preferably Level III in multiple NDE methods (current or past)
  • Experience and familiarity with various offshore operator’s (majors and independents) materials and welding specifications.
  • Welding of both the pressure containing kit and fabricated steel structures (skids, frames, mudmats, mooring) used in typical subsea structures.
  • Experience with manufacture and testing of line pipe
  • Experience with hot induction bending of pipe
  • Forging and materials processing techniques for control of mechanical properties.
  • Experience with flanged connections and bolting.
  • Coatings, insulation and corrosion control experience.
  • Welding/Brazing/bonding of the various CP anode attachment methods.
  • Experience with subsea cathodic protection systems, and the material related issues of CP (HIC) in the subsea environment.