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Materials and Corrosion Engineer

Materials and Corrosion Engineer

Location:  Zhuhai (China)


INEOS Acetyls is headquartered in London, UK and produces over 3 million tonnes of Acetyls products per annum from 8 manufacturing locations across the globe, generating an EBITDA of > $300 million. It has leading market positions in Europe, USA and Asia.

The multidiscipline Technology Support Team is based in Hull, UK, and provides INEOS Acetyls with technology development, asset optimisation and engineering design for growth projects, including the recently announced world scale acetic acid and derivatives plants on US Gulf coast.

About the Opportunity

The Materials and Corrosion Engineer provides subject matter expertise in support of safe and reliable operations, growth projects and new technology developments.

In this role, you will be the Subject Matter Expert, as well as Materials & Corrosion Engineering discipline leader, for 26 INEOS Acetyls plants worldwide. You will provide materials and corrosion engineering skills throughout the engineering and construction stages of major projects for both retrofit and new build opportunities.

The position offers the opportunity to work as part of an expert team of talented engineers and chemists, to travel internationally, and to make a material contribution to the generation of new value for the INEOS Acetyls business.  

About you

You will be a Chartered Engineer with a degree in Material / Corrosion Science or appropriate engineering discipline; with extensive experience in Materials / Corrosion Engineering, preferably in the Petrochemicals industry.

You will offer:

  • Personal and process safety leadership
  • Deep experience and theoretical knowledge of materials selection, exotic materials of construction (especially zirconium and nickel based alloys), corrosion mechanisms and corrosion protection
  • Ability to build strong collaborative relationships across organisations and with third parties such as JV partners, vendors and engineering contractors
  • Experience of equipment fabrication, inspection, maintenance & repair including welding and system coating

You will be a team player with experience of working in and managing the activities of multidiscipline teams and proven interpersonal skills including the ability to influence without formal authority and work across different cultures.