Head of Coating Department


Ewa Gernand

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: oversee and manage all coating-related activities within the Pipeline Production Department

Projects pipelay welding, materials, non-destructive testing (NDT), field joint coating procedures, construction of structures, vessel modifications, repairs, and platform preparations for heavy lifting

Company: offshore fleet owner & operator and EPIC offshore contractor

Main requirements: +5 years of experience in the welding, and coating industry in an offshore environment

Your opportunity

As a Head of Coating Department, you will oversee all coating-related activities within the Pipeline Production Department, ensuring these activities are executed efficiently, timely, and safely. This role requires identifying and implementing improvements in techniques, equipment, and methodologies based on interactions with clients, project teams, subcontractors, and suppliers. You will act as the go-to person for all coating-related matters. Next to maintaining and expanding the technical knowledge of coating codes, production processes, and equipment, you will also communicate with the stakeholders daily.

What you will do

  • Assign coating engineers to tenders and projects, maintain personnel planning within the coating disciplines, and manage onshore Training Centre (TRC) activities
  • Approve coating methods, equipment, and consumables
  • Ensure timely and cost-effective production for project requirements
  • Plan, approve and manage coating activities' timing and duration at the TRC
  • Provide tender input as required by the Proposals Department
  • Advising the Manager of Production based on the collected and analyzed pipeline production-related data
  • Monitor daily progress of ongoing production on vessels or work sites
  • Understand project requirements, define associated strategies, and collaborate with the department on project preparation
  • Inform supervisors of any potential non-conformant or non-efficient coating practices
  • Perform interdisciplinary checks on project-specific and general installation procedures
  • Ensure follow-up on issues encountered by offshore vessels
  • Identify and implement improvements within the coating disciplines

Where you will work

Want to be part of the changing process of the global offshore industry? Our client has the proven leadership and vision to create, maintain and operate previously inconceivable pipelaying, heavy lift, and deep sea mining ships and systems. Redefining technological boundaries and achieving record-breaking feats persistently, this Dutch-based organization is at the forefront of offshore equipment development. You will be proud to work here!

  • Be part of a team that is constantly pushing the boundaries of offshore installation and heavy lift
  • A new industry standard in maintenance, repair and specific mission equipment installation
  • Direct and open communication style, “get the job done”
  • Great project outlook: state-of-the-art fleet fully booked for next 3 years
  • Diverse, international teams working on global projects and developments
  • Do you want to be a leader? Do you want to break records? Well, here it is, waiting for you!

What you already have

  • BSc. or MSc. degree in Mechanical, Civil, Chemical Engineering, or equivalent
  • +5 years experience in the welding, coating industry, or non-destructive testing, preferably in the offshore environment
  • +3 years of experience managing a department
  • In-depth understanding of S-lay pipeline installation and pipeline production methods
  • Familiarity with requirements involving proposals, projects, and subcontracts
  • Strong understanding of coating codes, production processes, and coating equipment

Your benefits

  • 30 paid holidays per year for a good work-life balance
  • Covered commuting and interviewing costs
  • Business Travel Insurance, so you're covered while travelling for work
  • Basic Dutch course, so you will understand the Dutch jokes during the coffee break
  • Access to social gatherings, lectures, and events, so you will meet like-minded friends within the Dutch Maritime Industry. We also offer you a 1-year membership of KNVTS, Royal Dutch Association of Marine Engineers
  • Housing search support and registration supported by Van Storm

Sounds interesting?

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