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Kent Recruitment

Principal Materials & Corrosion Engineer

Bristol, United Kingdom
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Kent are looking for an outstanding candidate to join our Offshore Structures team within our Engineering and Consulting Services business. We are actively recruiting across all of our UK offices (Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Epsom, London) and are open to the successful candidate's preferred location.

We are looking for a candidate with excellent experience in materials and corrosion design for offshore structures. As a Subject Matter Expert (SME), you will lead the winning and delivery of our global portfolio of projects through various levels of development (conceptual, FEED, detailed design, consultancy and O&M projects) for major offshore wind / O&G / low carbon assets , together with developing innovative solutions for repair and upgrades.

This position provides the opportunity for a passionate individual to contribute to the growing renewables sector, actively helping to combat climate change.

The Role

In the role you will be responsible for leading teams of engineers to deliver design and consultancy scopes for a variety of offshore wind / O&G projects.

You will be able to perform as a Subject Matter Expert in the Corrosion and Materials discipline. You have sufficient experience to understand and communicate project critical issues to other engineering specialists after meetings and discussions.

You’ll be building and maintaining client relationships, with a view to winning more work, as well as contributing to successful proposals and tenders and providing ad-hoc consultancy work on corrosion related queries. You will be also be responsible for guiding and mentoring junior engineers and building a resilient team.

As an SME responsibilities will include:

Working with the Global TA and the UK&E TA community to develop and implement the regional technical strategy/plan for their discipline to feed into UK&E business/market strategy, to include capability development and recruitment;

Advising/liaising with market leaders to ensure technical capabilities needed by the market and our clients are identified, developed and delivered.

Navigating their discipline to be relevant in the Energy Transition, and driving a plan to transition technical skills where necessary.

Supporting the regional business to meet financial targets by winning & delivering profitable projects with high-quality engineering;

Raising Kent’s external technical profile by developing strong client relationships and through thought leadership e.g. conferences, journals, committees, industry bodies, academic links.

Providing cross-office direction of discipline specific issues such as appointment/resourcing of competent staff to project roles, recruitment, capability development, training needs, dissemination of lessons learnt, promotion of good practice and awareness of industry developments (e.g. codes/standards).

Identifying and developing technical and knowledge networks across O&G and Offshore Wind, to ensure tools, methods and systems are consistent in their application and reflect best practice

Kent is a fast paced, innovative, and exciting environment to develop your career, that offers excellent opportunity to work on global offshore wind / O&G / low carbon projects with exciting opportunities for technical and personal development. The right individual will play a key part in maintaining our best in class reputation and be part of an integrated team.

Our global opportunities and innovation initiatives will allow you to excel and build upon your strengths as we continue our growth into existing and exciting emerging markets.

Our Engineering and Consultancy Services business is delivering engineering, design and consultancy solutions to the renewables, low carbon, and oil and gas sectors all over the world. This role will focus both on the offshore wind and O&G markets, such as supporting our industry-leading work in the structural integrity management and decommissioning of offshore oil and gas structures.

The Person

  • You enjoy new challenges and are keen to learn, whilst also wanting to support others within our diverse multi-disciplinary teams.
  • You enjoy working on multiple fast-paced projects, balancing the need for high quality design and analysis with the need to deliver within required time and cost budgets.
  • You will also have a range of the following desirable experience and attributes.

Key Attributes

Ideally Chartered (with a suitable engineering institution), or actively working towards chartership

Leadership and Communication

Drive safe and efficient delivery of the projects.

Cultural awareness and emotional intelligence needed to communicate effectively with a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders.

Can provide training and mentoring to junior engineers.

Ability to maintain existing and develop new client relationships.

Design and Analytical skills

Excellent knowledge and experience in the following topic areas:

Materials selection for environments such as seawater, CO2, hydrogen and Oil & Gas production, petrochemical and process

Anti-corrosion design and cathodic protection

Lifetime extension assessments and risk based inspection strategies

Corrosion mechanism evaluations

Corrosion and environmental testing evaluations

Delivery Background

Minimum of 25 years of project relevant experience in Offshore wind / O&G industries with comprehensive experience in Corrosion and Materials Engineering

Track record in delivering multiple types of offshore projects

Ability to solve complex technical problems.

Ability to lead delivery of quality deliverables to schedule and budget.

Able to travel locally and internationally to meet with internal and external stakeholders as required.

Additional Information

We are actively recruiting across all of our UK offices (Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Epsom, London) and are open to the successful candidate’s preferred location

We support flexible working arrangements and can discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements. This role can be considered on a part-time or full-time basis.

Travel to other company and client sites may occasionally be necessary as part of the role.

Successful candidates may be required to undergo a security vetting process in which case offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted.


Competitive salary

Extensive benefits package available, including 25 days annual leave with option to purchase a further 15 days available. See the link to our website for full details of our benefits package: Your Benefits (

Flexible working arrangements possible

Attractive pension scheme

To apply, please submit your CV along with a cover letter briefly outlining your background and why you’d be a good candidate for this role.

Security Clearance:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to our diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. From day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.

Follow the link below to apply for this role. This link will route you through to the recruitment team at SNC-Lavalin who are currently supporting Kent with hiring activity for an interim period. In August 2021, Kentech acquired the Oil and Gas Business of SNC-Lavalin and this led to the relaunch of our new company, now known as Kent.

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