Senior Materials & Corrosion Engineer (Secondment)

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Position Type
Fixed Term
Market / Sector (Candidate Portal Searching)
Oil & Gas

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is recruiting a Senior Materials & Corrosion Engineer on behalf of the client, BSP, to join our team in Brunei. The project will run over a five - year period with a possible two - year extension. Wood has many years of experience in carrying such projects all over the world and it is our intention to bring our world class systems to this project.


The Senior Materials & Corrosion Engineer will be responsible to provide materials advice and corrosion design for new projects and operations support to Asset Units. You will also act as Technical Authority (TA2) for Materials and Corrosion in designs.


  • Provide design input and carry out corrosion study to establish material selection and corrosion protection methods
  • Provide and approve designs with regard to corrosion protection measures
  • Develop and maintain the BSP corrosion prevention specifications
  • Verify adherence to material selection and corrosion standards / guidelines, Shell DEPs (DEM1 & DEM2 / PSBR) and other recognized International Standards
  • Ensure MCI deliverables are in accordance to the requirements of Shell’s Discipline Control Assurance Framework (DCAF)
  • Maintain communications with external corrosion expertise groups
  • Identify and apply new technology for corrosion control, corrosion monitoring and inspection
  • Support project engineer with selection of effective corrosion control and development of corrosion management framework for new facilities
  • Develop and maintain the corrosion data management as part of Piping and Pipeline Integrity Management System
  • Provide corrosion and metallurgical expertise to Operations in failure investigations
  • Provide corrosion and metallurgical expertise to subsurface in downhole material selection and corrosion issues
  • Communicate proactively with BSP’s Materials & Corrosion community in ensuring common direction and standards
  • Provide on the job training and coaching for local staff, new graduates, and students
  • Promote good materials and welding design and operations practice with contractors, suppliers, and customers

Skills / Qualifications


  • 10 years' discipline experience in corrosion control and materials selection in oil and gas industry
  • Understands BSP - 12 - 71 - 72, DCAF, AI - PS, DEM’s, engineering, maintenance, and production business processes
  • Skilled in the interpretation and application of International, National, Group & Local Standards, Codes of Practice, Specifications and Guidelines relating to materials and corrosion & degradation mechanisms
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. Able to persuade a multi - disciplinary team of the importance of a sound material selection and corrosion management strategy
  • Skilled in the coaching of discipline staff
  • Understands all phases of project maturation process and the discipline inputs required for each

Technical Competences required:

  • Skill in selecting, specifying, or developing requirements for metallic materials and appropriate testing
  • Skill in selecting, specifying, or developing fabrication, welding, installation, repair, and refurbishment methods
  • Skill in selecting, specifying, or developing requirements for non - metallic materials and appropriate testing. Specify manufacturing, joining, installation, repair, and refurbishment methods
  • Skill in optimizing the materials selection and corrosion and degradation control strategies for life cycle integrity
  • Knowledge in specifying material QA / QC needs in manufacturing, procurement, and installation
  • Skill in developing a corrosion and degradation management strategy, including detailed requirements for practical implementation and use of corrosion management tools
  • Knowledge in specifying or define cathodic protection systems
  • Knowledge in specifying or define protective coating systems
  • Skill in selecting or design chemical treatment systems, including analysis and interpretation of system performance and monitoring data
  • Knowledge in specifying or design corrosion and process monitoring systems
  • Skill in analyzing and review corrosion chemical and process monitoring systems
  • Skill in assessing and benchmark equipment integrity management systems
  • Knowledge in performing fitness for service and remaining life assessment
  • Knowledge in assessing equipment repair and replacement requirements, including specifying methods and conduct QA / QC for standard maintenance repairs and replacements
  • Skill in identifying and analyze failure modes and relate them to specific manufacturing, welding, and / or operating conditions / history
  • Knowledge in determining techniques and testing to investigate potential causes
  • Knowledge in interpreting analyses and test results and evaluate failure
  • Knowledge in leading failure investigation and develop follow - up actions. This can include formal incident reporting, LFIs, changes to processes, etc.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 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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