Principal Welding Engineer

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  • Location

    Plymouth, Devon

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Mechanical Engineering

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sharon Crick

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Duration:

    9 Months

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Our client a leading provider of engineering support services, is recruiting for a Principal Welding Engineer to be based at their Plymouth site.

The Welding Design section provides technical expertise and support to all projects across the 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 provides 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, ASME 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 Must have BS EN ISO 15614 experience.

The following qualifications are desirable:
* CSWIP 3.1 Visual Inspection
* PCN Level 2 in Radiographic Interpretation

Experience in pip work welding would be preferred.

Possible 4 day week if required - 40 - 48 hours available per week