Construction NDT & Welding Inspector

Date: 24/05/2023
Place of work: Belgium

Job Title: Construction NDT & Welding Inspector (NWI)

Project: Covestro

Job Location: Antwerp, Belgium

Job type/Contract: Temporary, Starting date Sep. 2023 until Dec. 2024

Salary range: Competitive salary package with benefits

Job summary/Role description

NWI verifies that welded joints, post-weld heat treatments and non-destructive tests are correctly performed according to the approved specifications prepared by the relevant engineering departments and relevant approved Subcontractor’s documents (Welding Procedure Specification_WPS_, Procedure Qualification Records_PQR, Post Weld Heat Treatment_PWHT_ and Non Destructive Examination_NDE Procedures)

Duties and responsibilities

  • To witness the welding coupon and destructive non-destructive test execution on shop or at laboratories for preparation of Procedure Qualification Record (PQR)
  • To support the Home office Welding Group during cycle for the approval of Procedure Qualification Record (PQR), Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) and PWHT procedure.
  • To witness the Subcontractor Welder Qualification process
  • To check that welding material respects the requirements of the approved WPS
  • To check that welding machines and ovens are continuously calibrated
  • To check that shop and field welds are performed in compliance with PROJECT specifications and with approved WPS/PQR, NDE and PWHT Procedures, etc.
  • To witness the execution of non-destructive tests, heat treatment and hardness test
  • To check the execution of positive material identification test
  • To grant that welding activities and the tests are recorded by Subcontractors in the welding data base
  • To check that all repairs are performed correctly, and non-destructive tests are regularly repeated;
  • To obtain any necessary approval from Home Office Welding Group for deviation, as appropriate, to welding procedures and for performing repairs requiring special procedures;
  • To verify the adequacy of information on NDE Reports
  • To verify that adequate and valid welder approvals are available and that only approved welders as required are used in production

Knowledge & Qualifications

  • University Degree or Diploma in relevant discipline or equivalent.


  • Relevant experience in construction/modernisation of industrial/Petrochemical sector/EPC projects large plants;
  • Similar role covered at least in last three projects of comparable size;
  • Proven past experience on Industrial construction activities;
  • At least 10 years of experience in the specific discipline;
  • Experience working on Contractor side.

Skills and Abilities

  • Fluent English;
  • Excellent IT and analytical skills;
  • Excellent communications, team-oriented and interpersonal skills;
  • Attention to details;
  • Self-motivation and direction, with a strong bias toward timely performance and problem resolution.

Special Requirements and Comments

Only spontaneous candidates with significant experience, consistent with the relevant field and the right to work in EU will be considered for this position.