Bright Minds are fuelling the future of the Energy Sector

In 2018, we are already seeing predictions for the year ahead. The sector has started more positively with the focus much more on a margin than an expansion mindset. OPEC with their contribution to over 30 million barrels of world supply are managing production more tightly, the US continues to show growth in energy exports from crude oil and liquid nitrogen gas (LNG) and refined products while controlling costs. Europe too is showing a better than expected price per barrel. Brent Oil prices are showing recovery. A new era of energy talent requirements are growing across many disciplines.

There is much doubt though that the oil sector in particular will return to the prices of early 2014. For professionals in the sector this is a double-edged issue. Organizations are focused less on expansion and more on maintaining efficient operations to manage costs and using data to predict resource planning. This means however that there is likely to be much more stability and clarity in terms of recruitment plans in the industry.

Many experienced sector workers are retiring and at the same time a digital transformation has begun. The energy sector needs bright minds more than ever to replace the experienced talent leaving and add new skillsets into the workforce to achieve profitable, efficient and safe operations.

Operating models for the oil and gas fields of the future and alternative energy sources are conceived. Companies are piloting and taking part in proof of concept initiatives to embed this new way of sustain-ably harvesting the energy our planet needs.

If you haven’t already considered the career opportunities in the energy sector or have had doubts about your future path – now is the time to explore what’s on offer.

Where are Oil, Gas and Energy careers going?

Petroplan’s recruitment team is adapting to the changing needs of the energy sectors in which we help candidates find employers who match their aspirations and make best use of their knowledge and expertise.

Our classic areas of industry recruitment expertise include roles in these areas:

  • Engineering
  • Project Services, Commissioning and Operations
  • Construction
  • HSEQ
  • Marine and Subsea
  • Subsurface
  • Supply Chain
  • Wells and Drilling
  • Commercial roles, such as IT, Finance, HR and Sales

The demand  for new disciplines include:

  • Digital Oilfield and Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Analysis
  • ERP specialism within SAP and Oracle for example
  • Business Analysts and Management Consulting

Our background is in mobilising contractors across the globe as well as placing professionals in permanent assignments. The demand for role types are changing as employers look to every part of their value chain to maximize value and efficiency.

We look forward to talking to more candidates in 2018 as the sector continues to change and we keep in touch with professionals in our network and welcome new ones.

Keep a track on our job pages to find your next role.

Quality Control Engineer
Negotiable
18 April 2019

Our client, a leading Oil & Gas owner/operator organization is looking to add a Quality Engineer to their team. This is a 6 month contract to start, based in Edmonton.

The Quality Engineer is responsible for carrying out and coordinating various Quality Assurance and Quality Control verification activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of the client Project Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Certification plans
  • Review and comment on Contractor Quality Plans, Inspection and Test Plans, and fabrication procedures and other Quality documents
  • Manage interface with Project Supply Chain Quality Engineer
  • Perform Quality Assurance Audits/Reviews for Engineering Design, Procurement, Construction / Installation and Commissioning / Start-up activities
  • Organizing, planning, and supervision of all Contractor audits and inspection activities, inclusive of equipment
  • Manage Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Inspection for Construction / Installation activities
  • Monitor and manage use of Project Action tracking system
  • Assist project Quality Manager in monitoring and troubleshooting use of project procedures and project quality management activities


Ideal Candidate Requirements:

  • P.ENG or eligibility for registration
  • Post secondary education in a relevant field of study
  • 1 - 3 years of quality coordination experience with the Energy Sector
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and time management skills
  • Able to multitask and prioritize.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment
  • SAP exposure is an asset
  • Proficiency in MS Office

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

Senior Recruitment Consultant
Negotiable
18 April 2019

Senior Recruiter - Energy Sector - Warm Desk - London
Location: Waterloo, London, UK


Are you looking for a new challenge? Could it be time for a change? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, then read on.


Petroplan has a great reputation as a global specialist recruiter of professionals working in the oil, gas and energy industry. We haven't diluted our offering. Business is booming and we remain committed to finding work for the people who are dedicated to their industry and craft.


Why become an employee at Petroplan:

  • Our modern London office houses our largest recruitment team who come from a diverse mix of countries and backgrounds making the environment lively and collaborative. The office has a social buzz as our teams get to know each other outside of work, making the most of our central London situation.
  • This is a warm desk with a wealth of clients and candidates to contact and build relationships with. There will be opportunities for you to place candidates and work with clients across the whole of the EMEA region.
  • You will get support, training and have career progression from day 1. We have a transparent career progression road map and encourage people to develop and be successful!


Petroplan also offer a number of perks that are a little different to the norm! These include:

  • a 12 noon finish on Fridays
  • an extremely competitive commission scheme
  • casual dress on Mondays & Fridays.


If the below describes you, apply today!


You enjoy the buzz of working in recruitment. In particular, identifying talented candidates and convincing them and an employer that they belong together. What's more you enjoy convincing clients that you and your team can solve their hiring headaches.

You're good at:

  • Creating a profit from recruitment
  • Networking with hiring managers and senior people
  • Building strong candidate relationships based on trust and understanding of career goals
  • Keeping on top of monthly activity measurement objectives


And even better at:

  • Negotiating fees that are fair but profitable
  • Managing your own brand


If you are interested in this role, we would love to speak to you. Please email your CV to [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Petroplan Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Controls and Instrumentation Engineer
Negotiable
18 April 2019

My client is an industry leader in instrumentation, controls systems and equipment utilized within Petrochemicals, Refineries and process facilities. They are looking to bring on an experienced engineer to join the team to work at one of their client's facilities located in Northern Alabama. This role will start out as a contract but could extend into a long-term contract or potential to transfer to permanent status. Please see the details below regarding the responsibilities and requirements.

Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Provide preventative and corrective maintenance on systems, equipment, and products
  • Conduct various function testing on equipment/systems for troubleshooting
  • Answer technical questions and concerns of the clients
  • Proficient with hardware and software components of DCS systems
  • Will act as the face of the company while on site with a heavy customer service focus
  • Identify areas of concern, risk, and/or improvement
  • Manage various task and duties at any given time
  • Must maintain thorough knowledge, products, and services of the client
  • Ability to travel overnight and be on a 24 hour call at times

Education/Experience:

  • S. Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related
  • Work experience can be supplemented in lieu of degree
  • 5 years of related experience in the design and implementation of process control systems.
  • Must have knowledge of basic control system hardware, software, and applications
  • Strong communication skills

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

Cyber Security Business Development Manager
Negotiable
18 April 2019


We are currently engaged with one of our key clients in the energy sector here in Houston seeking an experience Cyber Security Business Development Manager.

The ideal candidate will have at least 7 years of commercial sales experience in the cyber security or SaaS space within the energy, data center, food, and beverage industry. This candidate will have the opportunity to grow a new area of the business for a fortune 500 organization.

Excellent Base salary Uncapped Commission Quarterly Bonus Structure Car Reiumbursement Benefeits 401K.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

Oracle Solutions Architect
Negotiable
18 April 2019

Petroplan is seeking a candidate with extensive hands-on experience as an Oracle Solutions Architect. This is a potential role with one of our key clients in the Oil and Gas industry.


The preferred candidate should have at least 8 years of hands-on Oracle experience and be able to deliver in a techno-functional capacity, whilst liaising effectively with multiple business units. Experience in the Financials and Procurement processes are desired.

Candidates must be located in Houston and eligible to work in US without sponsorship.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

Machine Operator - Oklahoma
Negotiable
18 April 2019

Currently recruiting on behalf of a major manufacturing company in need of a CNC Machine Operator to join their team. This position is contract and located in Tulsa, OK.
Job Duties:
  • Experience working around Mazak CNC machines
  • Ability to measure tools
  • ability to check parts with gauges
  • familiar reading/understanding drawings

Qualifications:
  • 2-3 years of prior experience
  • High school diploma
  • Previous experience working with Mazacontrol is a plus
  • Previous experience reading / understanding blue prints
  • Ability to work in fast pace environment

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

Rotating Equipment Team Lead
Negotiable
18 April 2019


Job Requirements:

  • Qualifications


- Educated to degree or equivalent standard in engineering-based discipline.
- Certified Vibration Analyst, minimum Mobius level 2 or equivalent is preferable.

  • Experience


- 10 years of mechanical and rotating equipment maintenance, condition monitoring and control system interfaces.
- 5 years' experience in an onshore support role.
- Team management experience to run a multi-discipline team of maintenance engineers.
- Offshore/onshore experience of hydrocarbon processing, utilities plant and associated legislation.
- Strong background of both field and onshore maintenance activities.
- Knowledge / experience of operating and maintaining both industrial and Aero Derivative Gas Turbines and their supporting systems to include Rolls Royce, Dresser Rand, Solar, and General Electric (GE).
- Knowledge/ experience in the operation and Maintenance of Centrifugal Gas Compressors and their supporting systems to include Cooper Bessemer, Dresser Rand.
- Knowledge/ experience in the operation and Maintenance of Power Turbines and their supporting systems to include Cooper Bessemer, Dresser Rand.
- Experience in the use of Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) would be an advantage

  • Other Competencies / Skills / Others


- Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
- Ability to work well with people of different technical skills and culture.
- Medically and mentally fit to work in a remote offshore environment.
- Computer literate, working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

Wellsite Geologist
Negotiable
17 April 2019

Petroplan is actively recruiting for a Wellsite Geologist for a deepwater Gulf of Mexico project.

This contract opportunity is an offshore role working on a 14/14 rotation scedule.


The primary role of the Wellsite Geologist is to monitor, QC and integrate all the geological data being collected while drilling, i.e. cutting descriptions, LWD data, wireline log data, dynamic drilling data etc., effectively managing geological data and working alongside the personnel that supply it, i.e. Mudloggers and LWD Engineers, and working with Drilling staff in communicating well objectives to service personnel as a whole.

The Wellsite Geologist will be comparing results with the offset well data to build an integrated understanding of the stratigraphy, i.e. reservoir and overburden. Critically, on sub salt drilling projects, they also have the added responsibility as the first line in the monitoring of subsurface pore pressure and wellbore stability via cuttings, log observations and drilling parameters. They are also the main contact between the rig and the sub-surface team in town and contribute to routine and ad-hoc meetings and communication, standard deliverables and logistical planning.

Experience/Qualifications:

  • 10 years' experience as a wellsite geologist
  • 5 years' experience in deepwater gulf of Mexico
  • Offshore certification required for this role
  • Prior experience working for an oil and gas company in a similar capacity


Daily deliverables include:
* Daily Geological Report
* Composite Log (product of the integration of LWD, mudlog data and interpretation)
* QC mudlogging and LWD deliverables

*Wellsite Geologists contribute to final end-of-well reporting and other deliverables and essentially draft sections of these whilst working offshore also.*

"Please note we can only accept applications from individuals with the right to work in the USA without sponsorship*

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

CNC Machine Operator - Carroltton
Negotiable
17 April 2019

Currently recruiting on behalf of a major manufacturing company in need of a CNC Machine Operator to join their team. This position is contract to hire and located in Carrollton, TX.
Job Duties:
  • Experience working around Mazak CNC machines
  • Ability to measure tools
  • ability to check parts with gauges
  • familiar reading/understanding drawings

Qualifications:
  • 2-3 years of prior experience
  • High school diploma
  • Previous experience working with Mazacontrol is a plus
  • Previous experience reading / understanding blue prints
  • Ability to work in fast pace environment

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

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