Principal Welding Engineer

Job Title: Principal Welding Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Salary: £40 - £60 per hour
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1808-57_1534345742
Contact Name: Rob Bush MIRP
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 15, 2018 16:09

Job Description

Sitec Recruitment are currently recruiting for a prestigious Engineering company who specialise in the Naval/Marine Engineering and Support Industry and are seeking a Principal Welding Engineer to be based on Devonport Dockyard Plymouth on a contract basis for an estimated 6 months initially.

Our Client is the UK's leading engineering support services organisation and employs more than 34,000 people around the world. At the Devonport site our client operates the largest Naval Dockyard in Western Europe where we provide engineering support to surface ships and nuclear submarines.

The Welding Design section provides technical expertise and support to all projects across the Dockyard and the wider business. Workload continues to increase due to a growing demand for welding engineering support and development projects on structural and pipework across surface fleet and submarine platforms and facilities.

The Principal Welding Engineer is an estimated 6 month contract to provide subject matter expertise and technical management across the business. The purpose of the role is to allow existing staff to focus on specific development projects, while the Principal Welding Engineer continues to provide welding support to project and production.
As such the candidate will need an expert level of welding and metallurgy knowledge and its application to ship and submarine structure and systems.

The Principal Welding Engineer will be responsible for the technical output of a team of experienced welding engineers. The teams activities include; the development and authorisation of technical welding instructions, weld procedure development, review of sub-contractor welding management systems and procedures, validation of welding consumables.

The Principal Welding Engineer will also have the opportunity to work with junior members of the team to develop their technical and management development.

As such the candidate will need to demonstrate excellent Communication skills with an ability to be concise when communicating complex technical information.

They will have experience working with ISO, AMSE and Defence Standards with a nuclear dockyard environment.
It is expected that they will have at least five years' experience in a welding engineering role or similar.

The following qualifications are required:

* Bachelor degree, with Honours, in relevant engineering discipline

* TWI Diploma in Welding Engineering or equivalent i.e. MSc in Welding Engineering

* International/European Welding Engineer

* Chartered Engineer

The following qualifications are desirable:

* CSWIP 3.1 Visual Inspection

* PCN Level 2 in Radiographic Interpretation

Applicants must be British Nationals and hold or be eligible to obtain NNPI, PSA and Atomic security clearances.

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.