Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Materials and Corrosion Engineer 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.

Typical workscopes included within the remit of the Materials and Corrosion Engineer are:

  • The development of material and coating 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
  • The development, implementation and application of corrosion control strategies and the development of corrosion management strategies and corrosion risk assessments
  • Interface with design engineers, manufacturers and fabrication contractors to ensure best practice and client specifications are applied to all stages of engineering projects
  • Defect assessment; anomaly management; developing risk based inspection programmes; management of corrosion control matrices / integrity management databases
  • Provide materials selection expertise based upon knowledge of metallurgy, engineering materials, operating environment and material degradation mechanisms
  • Writing, checking and issuing of design documents for cathodic protection systems for pipeline (onshore and offshore) and static pressure systems components
  • Conduct corrosion modelling activities, contribute to fitness for service studies and provide remaining life assessments
  • Audit of corrosion management strategies and delivery of continuous improvement of integrity management systems
  • Site based troubleshooting
  • Occasional requirement to travel internationally to attend site meetings and workshops with clients for periods of up to one week

Skills / Qualifications

Personal Skills

  • Possess a working familiarity with relevant codes and standards that affect corrosion 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
  • Key selection criteria


  • Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Materials / Metallurgy / Chemistry 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 corrosion engineering services