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Glasgow, Houston, Paris (Suresnes)

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At Subsea 7, we take pride in being recognised globally as a leader across the Energy Industry.  For 5 decades our people have delivered over 1,000 projects in all water depths across our energy hubs and we continue to do so, adapting and evolving in an ever-changing world. 

Our sustainability and ongoing success are only possible through innovation, collaboration and the development and diversity of our people, assets, and technology.  By joining Subsea 7, you become part of a team of people who everyday ‘Make Incredible Things Happen’.


Subsea 7 has an exciting opportunity for a Field Joint Coating Principal Engineer to join our Pipeline Group Production Team. Reporting to the PG Production Team Coating Lead this role can be based out of Glasgow, Paris or Houston.

The Field Joint Coating Principal Engineer will define and specify field joint coating systems in line with client requirements and will follow subcontractor’s activities from qualification to production on-board Subsea 7 vessels or work site. The field Joint Coating Principal Engineer will be involved on projects and tenders, and R&D projects.



Promotes and ensures compliance with the PG Production Team philosophies and commitment to Subsea 7 vision and values.

Support Tender Submissions

  • Supports PG tendering teams during the preparation of tender submissions and negotiations
  • Leads in identifying FJC technical solutions and prepare technical qualifications for bid to meet client enquiry
  • Develops an accurate estimate of time, resource and materials
  • Leads in the identification of FJC risks

Manage the delivery of Field Joint Coating projects

  • Establishes coating requirements in accordance with applicable specifications, codes and standards
  • Prepares specifications, scope of work and all documentation related to the field Joint coating activities,
  • Reviews and clarifies offers received from subcontractors
  • Follows subcontractors, reviews documentation, assists to qualifications activities at Suppliers facilities and reviews mobilisation activities (all around the world),
  • Leads to FJC start-up activities on worldwide production sites and follow production activities.
  • Monitors and drives performance of subcontractors,
  • Leads in developing and implementing effective risk management solutions
  • Ensures effective communication is maintained with clients and other departments
  • Ensures safety is taken into account at design stage and operational stage
  • Assistance to Supply Chain Management
  • Production research and development support activities

Support FJC Manager with staff development and performance review activities (if applicable) according to company procedures and guidelines:

  • Monitors employee performance against objectives and provide feedback on performance
  • Assesses and discusses development needs
  • Provides mentorship, coaching and support as required to direct reports
  • Supports recruitment and orientation activities.


  • Degree qualified in Materials Science (preferably polymers) or equivalent materials experience with relevant experience in subsea pipeline coating engineering.
  • Alternative equivalent acceptable qualification and relative experience.
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage interfaces with multi projects and functions in a multicultural environment.


  • Shows commitment to and promotes PG Productions Team HSEQ policies.
  • Assumes accountability for delivery of FJC objectives.
  • Communicates effectively and articulately at all levels, internally and externally.
  • Excellent leadership skills, motivates teams and delegates work scope effectively ensuring objectives are maintained.
  • Develops a culture of excellence.
  • Is risk focussed.
  • Demonstrates good analytical skills when decision making.
  • Demonstrates effective forward planning and awareness of overall company objectives.
  • Demonstrates professional approach when representing PG Production Team.
  • Builds and enhances relationships with clients and subcontractors.
  • Manages interface effectively.
  • Develops and builds effective working partnership within PG Production Team Management.
  • Lead commitment to continuous improvements.

Subsea 7 are committed to creating a diverse workforce and we look to offer excellent career opportunities as you develop your skills and aspirations.

Along with a wide range of benefits and a flexible working environment, employees can further enhance their work-life balance through our Remote Working Policy.

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