Saipem Interview Questions

Updated Sep 7, 2014
Updated Sep 7, 2014
15 Interview Reviews

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    Instrumentation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lagos (Nigeria)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Saipem in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Position was a graduate trainee engineer.

    Had a technical test on simple instrumentation topics like valves, process variables, sensors etc

    Than had a technical interview with the Lead Instrumentation Engineer and HR representative
    Was asked general HR questions like motivation, weaknesses etc.
    The technical interview involved questions on instrumentation.
    Also a P&ID was used and was asked to identify some symbols and also interprete a control scheme

    Interview Questions
    • The technical interview involved questions on instrumentation.
      Also a P&ID was used and was asked to identify some symbols and also interprete a control scheme
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Contract Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Saipem.

    Interview Details

    I've been firstly contacted through phone for a pre-selection chat. After that I've been invited to have a regular interview in the Milan offices where many people, not only HR but also representatives of my department asked more informations and details about my work, personality and the usual things. I've been asked to draft a letter to a Client after a case of Force Majeure and to give my impressions about this hypothetical scenario. After the interview, I received another phone call to be informed I was short-listed. After that a second interview with the dept. head was organized to have a final feed-back from him.

    Interview Questions
    • The study case I had to analyse in short time was unexpected.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Instrumentation Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Saipem.

    Interview Details

    Pretty genuine interview process with major focus on real time work.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Yerevan (Armenia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Yerevan (Armenia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Saipem in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I like the electrical construction works LNG tanks and offshore.

    Interview Questions
    • Why you didn't apply the report yesterday?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Milan (Italy)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milan (Italy)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Saipem in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    1 interview with HR representative, discipline manager and technical advisor

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Saipem.

    Interview Details

    1. Will there be duty information on the equipment datasheet of a cooler
    2. How can you simulate a heat exchanger in Hysys?
    3. Did you use seals in relief valves?
    4. Can you draw the P&ID of a pumping system?
    5. What is the difference between operating pressure and working pressure?
    6. procedure of design of flare stack
    7. design of relief valve
    8. Type of reformer in ammonia plant
    9. Heat duty of the reformer
    10. Capacity of the ammonia plant
    11. Thermodynamic package used in simulating hydrocarbon mixture
    12. Process on the topside of an FPSO, for both vapor side and liquid side
    13. What is the significance of Mach numbers

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Senior Subsea Pipeline Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Saipem in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    I am working in Perth and they've conducted a teleconference interview. Communication between me and the interviewer was good and mainly they are trying to find out what is my experience and what am i looking for in terms of career. It started off with me introducing myself and then the interviewer started to explain the nature of work in Saipem Singapore office. Questions are listed below:
    1. What are you expecting to do in terms of working in Saipem?
    2. Are you willing to accept short term assignment that needs travelling? or even offshore?
    3. What is your knowledge about material? Flexible pipes?
    4. How familiar are you with DNV OS F101 code?

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me more in depth about what have you done according to your CV. For example, writing a specification   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Subsea Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Saipem.

    Interview Details

    1) Online application
    2) Phone interview with a consultant
    3) Phone interview with HR
    4) Face to face interview with HR, then with the engineering department

    Interview Questions
    • During the HR interview, most questions were asked to make the candidate spew venom and negativity on former employers, e.g. What were the worst moments, what did you dislike about that experience, what are your weaknesses...

      A personality test was carried out but the results were not compared to the profile expected for this position.

      The person invited me to ask questions but refused to answer most of them.
        Answer Question
    • Engineering interview: two experienced subsea engineers listen to the candidate introduction, then present a former project and observe the candidate's reactions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Subsea Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at Saipem in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    CV submitted through eni corporate university. psyco-attitudinal selection at HQ in Milan. Interwiev with the manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you willing to travel for work in the most turbulent country in the world?   View Answers (2)
    Accepted Offer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process was straight forward. I was known to Saipem for last few years. I sent my CV to the senior management in Canada. The selected me at the very first step as they knew me earlier(I worked for Saipem as a Sub Contractor's representative). The interview process was very simple just as a formality.

    Interview Questions
    • My knowledge about trade union culture in Canada   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
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    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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