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Metallurgy Engineer

Leeds - United Kingdom

Metallurgy Engineer


Company Overview

As the demand for energy increases so does our need for motivated, talented people to meet the engineering and technical challenges of today’s business. OneSubsea®, as part of the global SLB business, have numerous career opportunities that will let you prove your abilities from your first day and throughout your career. 

SLB is the world’s leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the energy industry worldwide. Within SLB, the OneSubsea group provides a complete range of flow control equipment and services for offshore drilling rig systems including subsea production, measurement and processing systems. 



OneSubsea delivers integrated solutions, products, systems, and services for the subsea market. The company offers a step change in reservoir recovery for the subsea industry through integration and optimization of the entire production system over the life of the field. OneSubsea leverages its flow control expertise, process technologies and world-class manufacturing and life of field capabilities, along with SLB’s technical leadership, reservoir and production technology, and R&D capabilities. 

OneSubsea’s unique Pore to Process™ approach helps provide end-to-end solutions from reservoir to surface, that address client challenges with the goal of optimizing production and increasing recovery. OneSubsea currently has more than 6,000 employees in over 23 countries. 

We currently have multiple exciting opportunities for Engineers to join our Subsea Engineering team in Leeds at all experience levels. Offering a very competitive base salary, lucrative bonus scheme linked to company performance and generous pension contribution. Plus numerous other benefits comprising a fantastic overall package including private medical insurance, flexible working hours, hybrid working and access to the discounted stock purchase program and more.


OneSubsea Leeds

Within OneSubsea, the Leeds site is recognised as an Engineering and Project Execution center of excellence, as well as a talent development hub.  There are over 360 employees on site including over 140 engineers.  We have all the typical functions you would expect from an industry leading Engineering site, with Engineering, Project Management, Quality, Supply Chain, Tendering, HR and more functions all represented.  Our teams are engaged in all aspects of the full Project lifecycle from Exploration, to Design, through Delivery, into Installation and Aftermarket Support.

The Leeds site was fully refurbished in 2019 to an exceptional standard with multiple meeting rooms, break-out/collaboration areas and quiet zones to cater for all our team’s needs.

  • Total Site area -   8,000 m2
  • Extensive Secure Car Parking Spaces & Bike Storage
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Points
  • Onsite Café and Costa coffee
  • Onsite Gym with Changing and Shower Facilities
  • Fully Connected Meeting Rooms


Metallurgy Engineer

The Metallurgy Engineer supports Subsea projects throughout the full project lifecycle, from Tendering, Early Engagement, FEED through execution and delivery.

This is an exciting client-facing role, with scope for international travel as well as the opportunity to work alongside diverse internal stakeholders.

Responsibilities include:

  • Development of material and coating specifications, and material related documentation, such as materials design basis, materials selection philosophies and material qualification reports.
  • Failure analysis of components: failures must be analyzed to identify root causes and develop corrective actions. 
  • General Engineering and Manufacturing Support to assist Design and Manufacturing Engineers troubleshooting materials related issues and questions as they arise.
  • Technical auditing and development of critical suppliers to verify that they can produce to the material specifications and associated industry standards. 
  • Metallurgical engineers coordinate with Supplier Quality engineers to audit critical processes supplied to OneSubsea by external vendors. Processes include forging, heat treatment, casting, coating, plating, etc.
  • Metallurgical engineers participate in delivering a training program on Introduction to Metallurgy to engineers, quality & procurement personnel in many of the worldwide OneSubsea & SLB offices and manufacturing plants.



Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in Metallurgy, Materials Science, Materials Engineering or a related subject
  • Familiarity with the metallurgical processing and qualification of critical forgings/components fabricated in low alloys steels, stainless steels and Nickel Based Alloys.
  • Working Knowledge of materials selection and corrosion prevention/mitigation in Subsea Oil and Gas Upstream Environments would be advantageous, along with relevant knowledge of the associated industry standards; API, DNV, NORSOK, AMPP (NACE).
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in a customer-facing role



SLB is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.