Principal Field Welding Engineer

Requisition Number:  9167
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Waynesboro, GA, US, 30830

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.


The Principal Field Welding Engineer supports the implementation of the welding program at various AP1000 Project sites (current assignment is Vogtle 3&4). Position may be days or nights depending on project needs and schedule.  Candidate must be willing to travel to respective business locations and sites, as needed.


Your Day to Day:

  • Ensures the proper implementation and maintenance of the Stone & Webster Welding Program • Supports the Site Welding Engineering Manager with the execution of all project welding activities in accordance with the Welding Program Manual, regulatory, code and contract requirements. • Reports to the Site Welding Engineering Manager for day to day direction • Performs weld documentation initiation and approval.
  • The Principle Field Welding Engineer supports the implementation of the welding program for AP1000 projects, and is a project technical expert for all welding related code and technical issues. This position reports to the Site Welding Engineering Manager. Must be able to secure unescorted access authorization to plant site.  Position may be days or nights depending on project needs and schedule and may require travel to and from home office and remote work supporting supplier fabrication activities. Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
  • Ensures the proper implementation and maintenance of the corporate or site Welding and QA Program
  • Supports the Site Welding Engineering Program Manager with the execution of all project welding activities in accordance with the Company Welding Program Manual, regulatory, code and contract requirements.
  • Review contract and design specifications to develop project welding requirements (Project Technical Welding Requirements Document). Supports constructability evaluations during the project design phase.
  • Provides support to discipline Field Engineers (piping, component, structural, etc.) with the development of Welding Documentation (Weld Data Records and Weld Maps) for their respective construction work packages.
  • Issues, and controls Welding Procedures, Welding Specifications, Process Control Documents, and all other technical welding documents. 
  • Supports the implementation of Welding Program Management software at project site and in coordination with corporate offices.
  • Travel to suppliers and vendors for support of welding program activities, assisting vendors in welding related fabrication and technical issues, welding personnel qualification assistance, WPS qualification and documentation requirements
  • Supports availability of welding documentation and technical support to the Project Construction Manager and Superintendents for execution of field welding operations.
  • Supports the project welder qualification program and welder status program.
  • Supports the weld material issue program.
  • Provides consultation, technical responses, consultation, and support for welding related questions and issues presented by ANI, Code, and Regulatory bodies, clients, and internal staff. 
  • Sets day-to-day direction for welding engineers (when assigned) to support project goals
  • Implements and supports the project welding documentation database and issues weekly project welding status reports.
  • May be assigned to perform other mechanical and piping or ASME field engineering functions, such as Material Inventory Control activities, ASME Code Data Report preparation, work package/datasheet reviews and similar activities as needed to support the resource needs/schedule of the assigned project.


Who You Are:

  • Bachelors Degree (Welding, Engineering, Materials Science, Welding Engineering Technology, or other applicable technology program) OR Associates/Technical Degree from accredited institution and relevant experience will be considered
  • 5 - 10 years’ experience in a welding engineering related position, or 15 years of experience in construction or nuclear industry related to welding and fabrication (with at least 5 of those years performing in a welding engineering function in power plant, shipbuilding, or industrial process construction, maintenance, component repair & replacement, applied research and development, and/or manufacturing).
  • Experience working with ASME Section IX, and one or more of the following ASME Sections: I, II, III, VIII, B31.1, and/or AWS D1.1.
  • Experienced with the development and qualification of Welding Procedures to meet design, construction, and regulatory requirements for power plant applications.
  • Experience with evaluation and resolution development of welding related project and code issues.
  • Development of project welding requirements and plans.
  • Must be able to secure unescorted access authorization to plant site.
  • Must be able to physically perform the job duties, walking, climbing stairs/ladders, see and hear within legal limits.
  • Must be able to master use of welding management software such as Codeman for welding documentation purposes. This position requires prior or current nuclear power plant welding program implementation experience. It also requires the incumbent to be familiar with electronic welding management software.
  • Position requires a high level of AWS and ASME welding knowledge.
  • Preferred Additional Qualifications:
    • Knowledge and experience with advanced welding systems and processes.
    • Knowledge and experience with field machining and / or precision measurements for the installation of piping and equipment.
    • High level of knowledge related to implementation and use of electronic welding management system.
    • Participation or member of an ASME or AWS committee, sub-committee, or working group.


Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability


Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S., the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting

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