Overview / Responsibilities
Wood (trading locally as QED International) is currently looking for Lead Welding Engineer to join our client NCOC in Atyrau.
Technical authority (TA-2) with focus on welding. This position is part of Materials and Corrosion Engineering Team with a strong focus on welding processes, welding
To Carry out technical assessments related to welding control in accordance with the Company’s standards, specifications and procedures for pressure and non-pressure systems.
To include but not limited to : Pressure vessels, pipe work, tanks, structures, qualification and performance welding and welder testing
Create, amend, and produce as required, technical welding documents in accordance with Company practices, procedures and ROK requirements.
Carry out internal and external auditing to maintain and ensure compliance with Company’s practices, procedures and ROK requirements.
Review and endorse technical documentation including practices and procedures related to welding.
Maintain and hold welding registers, all related practices, procedures and standards for welding activities.
Focal point for the control of facility and maintenance welding activities for new installation works, modifications, remedial activities and recommendations as applicable in accordance with applicable Company standards, specifications and procedures.
Liaise with 3rd party Contractors for execution of welding activities ensuring technical approval, effective control of welding.
Liaise with the regulatory Compliance, Corrosion disciplines, Maintenance and Operations to ensure prompt delivery of welding activities and follow up recommendations.
Develop and deliver technical training in welding processes as well as welding inspection of DHK staff.
Actively engage with asset engineers, materials and corrosion, inspection and mechanical / pipeline engineers in resolving degradation mechanism associated with weldments and associated processes (fit-up, material selection, heat treatment etc.)
Skills / Qualifications
Bachelor of Science degree in Welding Engineering or a closely related field, and related membership of a recognised professional body.
In-depth working knowledge of ASME Section IX. A working knowledge of NACE MR0175 and AWS D1.1.
Proven technical expertise in associated NDT and inspection processes related to welding of a wide range of materials common in oil and gas industry (carbon steel, corrosion resistant alloys, etc).
6-8 years’ experience in Welding / Inspection / Maintenance activities in the specific area of competences.
Intimate knowledge of various welding techniques and welding related technologies (overlay,metal spray, surface treatment, heat treatment, etc) as well as ability to develop weld repair procedures.
Experienced in providing advice, facilitation, and training on the development, administration, and technical aspects of an organization’s welding, inspection and quality systems or improvement efforts at all levels.
Ability to liaise with the Site engineers as well as Materials Corrosion, Inspection, Reliability and
Mechanical engineers on welding related issues, understanding of causal analysis and problem solving principles
Strong team player with a proactive approach to the decision making process.
Ability to coach and lead and influence national and international staff.
Excellent housekeeping and ability to maintain good records of weld procedures and welder qualification records
QA / QC competencies and familiarity with ISO9001 architecture
Good communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to make presentations, prepare training materials and write effective reports
Fluently written and spoken English skills