Senior Materials Engineer - ECA experience

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Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Senior Materials Engineer with ECA experience to join our team in Staines.  

 The successful candidate will be required to interface with oil and gas operators and Tier 1 engineering contractors in support of greenfield and brownfield engineering projects. 


Join a culture of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients.  

The Role 

  • Typical work scopes included within the remit of the Senior Materials/ECA Engineer are: 
  • The development of material selection reports for design projects 
  • The development of design, manufacture, and fabrication specifications for a wide range of components, including pipelines, pressure vessels, flanges, connectors, piping, valves, and other production equipment 
  • Interface with design engineers, manufacturers, and fabrication contractors to ensure best practice and client specifications are applied to all stages of engineering projects. 
  • Provide materials selection expertise based upon knowledge of metallurgy, engineering materials, operating environment, and material degradation mechanisms. 
  • Writing, checking, and issuing of design documents to provide ECA (Engineering Critical Assessment) and Fitness-For-Service services to the Wood client baseThe role may be primarily based within the Wood offices or as a seconded role based in clients or project team offices 
  • The primary function of the ECA / FFS engineer will be to oversee the successful day to day technical completion of ECA / FFS work scopes as identified by the Team Lead or the applicable client representative / project manager. 
  • Typical work scopes included within the remit of the ECA / FFS Engineer are analysis using ECA / FFS software tools (Crackwise & FEA), design input into welding procedures and inspection techniques, assessment of known defects during fabrication, SCR / linepipe installation ECA fatigue assessment. Definition, specification, and management of any ECA related testing programmes. 
  • Possess a working familiarity with relevant codes and standards that require ECA / fitness-for-service for design and operational purposes. 
  • Writing, checking, and issuing of ECA reports. 
  • Perform fitness for purpose studies to ensure continuing integrity asset management of structures and pressure containing equipment. 
  • Assess the results of survey, inspection, testing and monitoring activities and provide detailed fitness for service assessments. 
  • Support other Wood offices with their ECA / fitness-for-service issues.  
  • Assist in the training of graduate engineers. 
  • Liaise with Customer(s) personnel to develop discrete work scopes and build a professional working relationship with the Customer(s).  
  • Promote Wood ECA / Fitness-for-service capability through attendance at conferences, courses, and seminars. 
  • Supporting other discrete packages / work as may be required on a time-to-time basis. 
  • Occasional requirement to travel internationally to attend site meetings and workshops with clients for periods of up to one week. 

What we can offer 

  • Flexible working arrangements that balance client, team and individual needs offering hybrid and remote working where relevant –  
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion; we are an organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business 
  • Competitive salary with regular salary reviews to ensure we are rewarding at the right level in line with the market 
  • Flexible benefits package; inclusive of 33 days annual leave (including public holidays), generous contributory pension scheme, private medical cover, 4x base salary life insurance; all of these and more that can be adapted to suit your own lifestyle Commitment to continued professional development; development plans that are tailored to your individual needs and interests 
  • Global connections; join experts around the world who are at the leading edge of our industry, shaping the standards of our profession 

If all of this sounds good to you, review the typical responsibilities of the role and the requirements of the position below, then follow the link to apply and start your journey with Wood.  

Skills / Qualifications

You may read these details and are potentially thinking about not applying due to not having every single skill, knowledge or experience listed, and that’s understandableHowever, we’d still like to hear from you.  At Wood, we understand and acknowledge that everyone is different, and we are committed to equal opportunities and want to access all of the talent that is out thereWe are committed to attracting a broad range of skills, knowledge and experiences and embrace differencesSo even if you feel you don’t have everything listed, but feel you have some of the experience, knowledge or skills to help us unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges….do apply. 


Personal Skills 

  • Possess a working familiarity with relevant codes and standards that affect Materials/ECA engineering and materials selection for design purposes. 
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and committed to delivering first class materials engineering services. 
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills and an ability to relate to those in a wide range of organization positions. 
  • Capacity to understand complex problems and help identify practical and technically sound solutions Thorough knowledge of international codes and standards relevant to fitness-for-service assessment (such as BS 7910 and API 579 / ASME FFS-1. 
  • Formal (TWI or DNV) training in ECA / Fitness-For-Service assessment. 
  • Crackwise / Signal FFS/ ANSYS/ ABAQUS experience 
  • Good PC literacy (specifically with the MS Office products). 



  • Diploma or bachelor’s degree in Materials / Metallurgy / Chemistry/Mechanical is preferred. Alternative tertiary education and suitable experience may be used to demonstrate equivalent standards. 
  • Preferred chartered with Engineering Council recognised institution. 

Relevant Experience: 

  • Experience in the Oil & Gas or Energy industries preferred in a role which had a primary technical function requiring the provision of Materials and ECA engineering services. 

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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