Technical Manager


Simpson Booth are delighted to be recruiting exclusively for this position. With over 90 years in business our client has an unrivalled track record of successful project delivery and a unique capability that combines specialist welding and coating services, technologies and integrated solutions.


  • Very Competitive Salary
  • Benefits Program: Both comprehensive and competitive
  • Company: Progressive culture where hard work is rewarded
  • Office based role with some travel (10 %)

What You’ll Do

As the Coating Technical Manager you will be part of our client’s Offshore Team in Katy, Texas.

This position helps to ensure that their coating systems and procedures are approved for use on projects and with end users and contractors. Representation at sites and at Client meetings to manage and close out technical & quality issues is also a prominent role of this position.

It is expected that there will be opportunity for this role to develop within the company as they expand in the region.

Duties Include:

  • Company representation and Client interaction on technical and quality issues.
  • Liaising with internal departments and sites to provide technical and quality support and advice.
  • Review of Client and 3rd party scope of work including suppliers, specifications.
  • Support to sales and proposals teams for specification review’s, lab testing scopes, etc.
  • Preparation of Project technical and quality documentation and reports, such as ITP’s, Application Procedures, etc.
  • Planning and execution of Procedure Qualification Trials (PQT’s) in conjunction with the relevant service delivery departments, with responsibility for documenting technical / quality items, preparation of PQT / PPT reports, and Client liaison.
  • Tracking execution and costing of 3rd party laboratory testing.
  • Technical representation on Project sites, when required.
  • Technical representation at Client’s Project Meetings.
  • Due to the nature of the business, it is anticipated that travel within the USA will be required and overseas may possibly be required.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required by your Line Manager.

What you will need:

  • Good communicational skills, task orientated.
  • Excellent time management and planning skills.
  • Commercially aware.
  • Good presentation and client facing skills.
  • Excellent all-round IT skills.
  • Strong problem-solving acumen.
  • Good technical report writing skills with the ability to import visuals, photos and diagrams into reports.
  • Good technical understanding of various coating materials.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or similar in Engineering, Materials Sciences or Chemistry/Physics preferred
  • or comparable work experience.
  • Appropriate Professional Qualifications (Level 2 Coating Inspector/NACE Level 2) (working
  • towards achieving these if not already obtained).
  • Work Experience Required
  • Minimum 5 years relevant work experience in field joint / line pipe / anti-corrosion coating


  • Experience of Engineering, Quality, Health & Safety and Environment process and systems.
  • Experience in an Engineering / materials-based background.
  • Change management experience with regards to process and procedure.
  • Experience working with standard operating procedural documentation, ensuring it is in place, being followed and reviewed / updated accordingly