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NDE Specialist

Job description

WRS are looking for an NDE Specialist working on a major pipeline project.  This is a 12 to 15-month contract position based in Brentford and offers 1-day WFH.  
Start date - ASAP.  

Job Description Overview

Act as the Project’s ‘Subject Matter Expert’ on NDE issues.

Develop / update relevant project specifications and support Suppliers and COMPANY CONTRACTORS’ to comply with them by:
  • Reviewing and commenting on submitted NDE documents
  • Witnessing procedure and operator qualification tests and where necessary providing guidance to NDE operators at Vendors.

Specific Roles & Responsibilities

  • Have the skills and knowledge to interpret codes, standards, and other contractual documents the control NDE methods used by the company.
  • Capable of selecting the method and technique for a specific inspection.
  • Prepare and verify the adequate procedures in the method certified.
  • Approve NDE procedures and other NDE related work instructions for technical adequacy in the method in which they are certified
  • Audit the current personnel to current customer requirements in NDE methods as needed.
  • Provide training and guidance to personnel in determining pass/fail criteria.
  • Conduct inspection to ensure quality, detect discontinuities using ultrasonic equipment.
  • Accurate process of paperwork and test results
  • Verification of product to specification
  • Approve and or authorize maintenance methods of inspection tools and equipment
  • Ability to read technical drawings and to predict and plan required pipeline and associated infrastructure assurance activities
  • Reviews and stays abreast with NDE requirements, and updates
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, or via e-mail, co-workers, and subordinates as a representative of the company
  • Responsible for all aspects of NDE related records.
  • Ability to follow established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, safety, environmental, and/or infectious control standards
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Proficient in English language

Technical and Industry Experience

  • Excellent technical and practical engineering skills and ability to consistently deliver quality, accurate and timely work to its clients.
  • Excellent knowledge of the fundamental requirements of the piping and pipeline engineering, and the basic requirements of other engineering fields.
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable local and international standards and statutory and regulatory specifications.
  • Competent use of relevant software such as MS Office Suite and piping engineering specific software.
  • Extensive technical and practical experience in pipeline and piping engineering in the same or similar industry including experience in working in multi-disciplinary projects and multi-cultural teams.

Education – Qualifications, Accreditation, Training Required:

  • Must have basic technical degree/ diploma.
  • Must possess at least 10 years’ experience in similar industry, preferably in site operations.
  • Shall be certified to level III (UT, RT, MT, PT) as per ISO EN 9712 or an equivalently independent certification.
  • Current ASNT certification may be considered where supported by relevant experience in oil & gas projects.
  • Has experience preferably in a field that offers a well- rounded background.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point, and can effectively use e-mail.
  • Pipeline project experience required

Qualifications and Key Person Specifications Essential:

  • Extensive and proven experience in pipeline and associated facilities Management of Construction
  • Staff management experience (knowledge transfer)
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Advanced written and spoken English
  • Ability to use MS Office (word, excel, Outlook, Power point) competently
  • Understanding of Time / Distance planning programs
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to travel as and when required
  • High level of safety awareness


  • A strong communication, networking, collaboration, and well-developed team-working skills, especially in multi-discipline and multi-cultural teams.
  • A full knowledge of project specific execution strategies, and the ability to develop them to meet challenging project objectives and deliverables.
  • An ‘Incident Free’ mind-set, and be a role model for their project team (Direct/Indirect hires)
  • A proven HSSE and QA/QC leadership in managing and delivering large complex onshore oil & gas projects.
  • A full understanding of how all elements of the project scope integrate and interface with each other and are managed to successfully deliver the right project outcome - from construction, and through to commissioning and handover to operations.
  • A high focus on identifying and delivering the identified deliverables, which meet project expectations from a quality and performance perspective, with minimal integration challenges to current operations.
  • Excellent teamwork & skills being able to work with the various sub-teams to resolve issues and reach decisions that are in the best interests of the integrated project team.
  • An ability to work effectively in a diverse, multidisciplinary team environment, including Interface management experience, within facilities, and across other functions.
  • Strong Team Building, Development and Mentoring skills,