Coating Superintendent

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Department / Discipline
Professional & Technical

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is sourcing for a Coating Superintendent with extensive experience in coatings management in the oil & gas industry, with a particular emphasis on offshore topsides.  


The position is to work offshore in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa, on a rotational basis the normal working rotation is 5 weeks on / 5 weeks off, but due to the COVID situation extended rotations are presently being worked. 


This position is working on  a Hull Integrity Project (HIP) and reports to the HIP Project Coordinator .The main purpose of the role is to support the Project Coordinator and be responsible for implementation of the Corrosion and Coating Management Strategy for FPSO hull structure. 


The Coating superintendent (CS) will be in charge and supervise a team of Contractors and Sub-Contractors / Vendors and ensure proper coordination of the Hull Painting Project.


The CS will overall control Corrosion / Coating activities in term of safety, quality, progress, including inspection, and reporting.





Before Mobilisation and Call For Tender Phase:

  • This position is normally located offshore on an FPSO asset on a rotational basis.
  • Review and approve the qualification of operators and Pre-qualification tests for coating system and corrosion protections proposed by Contractors and Sub-Contractors / Vendors.
  • Review procedures and MS (Method Statement) proposed by Contractors and Sub-Contractors / Vendors.
  • Evaluate the Safety and quality level of Contractors and Sub-Contractors / Vendors.
  • Prepare a good coordination between Company and Contractor team when selected

During Execution Phase:


  • Lead a Team of Contractors and Sub-Contractors / Vendors
  • Ensure a good communication between, Company Team and Contractor and Sub-Contractor Team
  • Report all relevant information necessary to the good progress of the project
  • Ensure safe working practices are carried out by Contractors and Sub-Contractor / Vendor
  • Ensure the quality of the work performed by Contractor (scaffolding, Rope Access, surface preparation, coating application)



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Skills / Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent
  • Qualification, Certified by an approved organization such as FROSIO, NACE at minimum level 3


Job-Specific Skills:

  • Possess several years’ experience in coating management in the oil and gas industry with a particular emphasis on offshore topsides

  • Have a wide breadth and depth of knowledge within the oil and gas inspection or coating industry with proven skills in project management.

  • Good knowledge of International codes / standards (ISO, ASTM, NACE, SSPC….) related to design, fabrication and inspection in painting activities.

  • Ability to work on projects in a complex and multicultural environment.

  • Familiar with Scaffolding requirements.

  • Familiar with IRATA, rope access requirements

  • Working knowledge of compiling task risk assessments and hazard evaluations.

PC Application Skills:

  • IT literate with strong computer skills.

Personal Attributes:

  • Fluent in English language
  • Spanish language skills advantageous
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.