Principal Welding Engineer - Quality

Petrofac International

Sharjah, UAE

Ref: HP021-82

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the energy industry, with a diverse client portfolio including many of the world's leading energy companies.

We design, build, manage and maintain infrastructure for our clients. We recruit, reward, and develop our people based on merit regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. We value our people and treat everyone who works for or with Petrofac fairly and without discrimination.

The world is re-thinking its energy supply and energy security needs; planning for a phased transition to alternative energy sources. We are here to help our clients meet these evolving energy needs.

This is an exciting time to join us on this journey.

We support flexible working requests and have adopted a hybrid approach for most of our office-based roles. We ask employees to be present in the office at least three days per week.

Are you ready to bring the right energy to Petrofac and help us deliver a better future for everyone?

JOB TITLE: Principal Welding Engineer


- Review procurement documents to ensure that Welding related requirements have been correctly translated into purchase requisitions and design documents.
- Develop, Review and approve Vendor & Site Sub-Contractor ITPs, QCPs, WPS and ITRs based on corporate standard.
- Coordinate with the customers representative on all quality Welding related matters.
- Coordinate for failure analysis and root cause analysis on welding related issues.
- Plan, conduct, track and report welding engineering investigations.
- Monitoring Welding Procedure and Welder Qualifications.
- Verify that the Welding related site activities are in accordance with the applicable codes and standards.
- Monitor and control of sub-contractor Welding repair rate.
- Participate in the internal and external site audits.
- Control all non-conformance reports related to welding and undertake remedial action.
- Review the customers specification and undertake relevant training to the site Welding inspectors.
- Monitor the implementation of the approved site QC Plan.
- Complete and coordinate the approval of the sites QC technical submittals related to Welding to the customer.
- Assure all technical welding documents relative to site quality control are current status.
- Report major welding issues to corporate quality which need to be circulated as a quality alert.



- Bachelor or Master's degree in Mechanical or Metallurgy Engineering or equivalent.
- International Welding Engineer (IWE), CSWP 3.2.2, NDT PCN Level 2 certifications.
- Certified European Welding Engineer (preferred).
- Minimum 15 years' experience as Welding Engineer preferably in Oil & Gas, Offshore projects.
- Should have previously worked with major EPC contractor.

About the Company

Petrofac is an international provider of facilities solutions to the oil & gas production and processing industries.

Petrofac delivers services through seven business units: Engineering & Construction, Engineering & Construction Ventures, Engineering Services, Offshore Engineering & Operations, Training, Production Solutions and Energy Developments.

Through these businesses, Petrofac designs and builds oil & gas facilities; operates, maintains and manages facilities and trains personnel; enhances production; and, where it can leverage its service capability, develops and co-invests in upstream and infrastructure projects.

Petrofac’s range of services meets its customers’ needs across the full life cycle of oil & gas assets.

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