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Welding Engineer (M/W) in Nivelles at Westinghouse Electric Company

Date Posted: 4/17/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: 28054BR

WEC Welding and Machining EMEA Welding Engineer

Strategic Relevance

The WEC Welding & Machining EMEA Welding Engineer develops, owns, administers and manages all phases of the WEC Welding & Machining EMEA welding program. In addition, the Welding Engineer is responsible for development of new welding processes and technology and provides internal and external leadership as a recognized expert in the field. The WEC Welding & Machining EMEA Welding Engineer is visible as a Westinghouse representative in the industry and plays lead roles and/or maintains strong relationships within trade groups such as the ASME Code Committees, IIW, AWS, EWA, EWF, ISO, TWI and other national and international welding organizations.

The Welding Engineer develops, implements and manages specific plans related to welding engineering required to achieve financial and non-financial objectives for WEC Welding & Machining EMEA. The Welding Engineer analyzes and resolves complex technical and operational issues to provide high quality services, enhance positive customer relations (internal and external), and increase/maintain profit margin. He/she is a trusted welding advisor for internal and external customers.

Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities

• Masters, interprets and implements ASME, ISO and other industry standards in support of all WEC Welding & Machining EMEA projects
• Works closely with the WEC Welding & Machining EMEA Leadership Team to develop strategic new products and services in support of fulfilling our customers’ needs
• Provides technical and commercial input and oversight during proposal preparation and contract execution for projects involving welding
• Supports WEC Welding & Machining EMEA Tooling Design and Operations personnel in resolving technical and administrative issues during implementation of welding-related projects
• Leads and documents development and qualification of welding processes and tools
• Leads vetting, training and qualification of welders to the WEC Welding & Machining welding program (Westinghouse and/or subcontractors)
• Understands the pace of our business and acts with a sense of urgency
• Takes ownership of welding projects and holds himself/herself and others accountable for delivering value and results to internal and external customers
• Issues and maintains all welding-related documentation such as welding procedure qualification records, welding procedure specifications, welder performance qualifications, etc…
• Writes technical articles and participates in industry events to promote WEC Welding & Machining EMEA technology and to gain insight into new welding market developments


• Safety performance
• Internal/external customer satisfaction as reported on customer report cards or other method
• Project welding-related cost of poor quality
• Proposal hit rate on opportunities with significant welding content
• Visibility and leadership in welding industry (number of published papers, number of welding trade associations and committees where he/she is a member or has a leadership role)
• Number of new welding products or services successfully developed and implemented each year
• Sense of urgency, accountability
• Leadership skills/behaviors, positive and entrepreneurial attitude

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Welding Engineering, Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering or equivalent technical field required with a minimum of ten (10) years work experience. In addition to the above, the person shall hold a EWE (European Welding Engineering) degree as issued by a European Authorized National Body (ANB) and certified by the European Welding Federation. Experience in pressure vessel and/or power plant welding repair processes and procedures required. Should be familiar with ASTM, ASME, ISO and AWS codes and various other regulatory documents. Membership in various welding trade associations and committees a definite plus. Working knowledge of safety practices, quality concepts and NDE desirable. Good verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills. Fluent English required. Other European languages a plus.


Westinghouse offers an international and dynamic work environment in a company leader in the nuclear power industry. Westinghouse employees benefit from stimulating professional experiences where coaching and continuous training allow real personal development.
An attractive salary package including numerous extralegal benefits (Pension fund, hospitalization and health insurance, meal vouchers, éco-chèques, extra vacation days, on site cafeteria, transportation costs, …) is offered.


Westinghouse is committed to an equal opportunities policy and will assess all applicants fairly on the basis of their abilities and potential, according to the needs of the job. Please note that due to the nature of work in the nuclear industry, and to maintain our high standards of safety at work, it is necessary that some occupations may require a specified physical condition which may preclude people with some disabilities from being able to carry out these roles. Disabled people will be assessed on the basis of their abilities and potential, according to the requirements of the job. In the event that a candidate supplies information in the recruitment process which indicates that they may require reasonable adjustments to be made to either the recruitment process and/or the working environment, you will be contacted in the first instance to discuss the available options and to obtain your consent to any discussion or arrangement of this.