Coating Engineer Permanent Engineering


For our client in the offshore industry we are looking for a Coating Engineer.
This role can be an excellent starting point of your career or can give your career a boost to the next level! It is a staff position in Rotterdam region.

You will be working in the Pipeline Department. This department is responsible for the preparation of all offshore welding, non-destructive testing and coating activities for our pipeline installation projects. As a Coating Engineer, you are assigned to safely, timely and economically prepare and support the coating activities for the pipelay vessels, ensuring compliance with the project requirements. You provide specialist know-how and hold responsibility for the field joint, line pipe and structure coating activities for all project phases (tender, engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning) and co-ordinates between vessel(s) and work site(s), client and project team, departments, subcontractors and suppliers as well as other business contacts. Depending on the work volume and complexity anticipated, you will be assigned to one or more projects.

In this role your main responsibilities are to:

  • Identify, develop and qualify the coating methods of the field joints to produce the pipelines and their appurtenances in a safe, timely and efficient way, including testing, documentation, client approval and third party verification, as required for the project;
  • Supervise the coating services including but not limited to pre-qualification, performance, quality audits and technical presentations;
  • Identify training needs and obtain client approval to qualify coating personnel for coating methods, including testing, documentation, client approval and third party verification, as required for the project;
  • Provide technical input and cost estimates for coating methods, equipment and consumables required for project preparations and production;
  • Report to Unit Head Coating & Equipment regarding status of preparations, problems foreseen or encountered and improvements for current or upcoming projects;
  • Identify, order and verify availability on the vessel or work site of sufficient and adequately qualified coating personnel, specialist support or consultancy including associated equipment, tools, consumables and spares;
  • Identify, develop, order and timely verify availability on the vessel or work site of sufficient coating equipment and consumables purchased or provided by others;
  • Verify that coating services are performed in accordance with the applicable safety and environmental procedures, rules and regulations on the vessels and work sites;
  • Monitor daily progress of ongoing production on the vessel or work site and if necessary relocate to the vessel or work site for as long as required to assist with or resolve any coating problems until coating activities are performing satisfactorily;
  • Maintain and expand where possible a technical and practical knowledge of (offshore) line pipe coating systems, structure coating and pipeline coating techniques, including the application of contract specifications, coating procedures and codes, coating personnel qualifications, new or modified coating techniques as well as a working knowledge of line-pipe coating techniques and their capabilities.


You have:

  • A BSc or MSc degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry or equivalent.
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience is preferred but is not a prerequisite. Fresh graduates are encouraged to apply¬†also to this vacancy.
  • Good command of the English language, both written and spoken;
  • Willingness to travel.

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