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.

Process Engineer (Gas Plant Optimisation)
Negotiable
23 April 2018

We are looking for a Process Engineer (operations) to work in a gas plant in Ireland on a permanent basis.


Reporting:

This position will report directly to the Operations Manager

Role:

This Process Engineering role, located at the Gas Terminal, is a key function ensuring that both day-to-day and long-term support is provided to Operations with respect to optimum, efficient and safe gas plant operations. Support existing production and production enhancement as well as operations optimization opportunities through technical evaluation and opportunity identification of the asset. Liaising across the other technical disciplines, the key objective is to safely optimize production and improve overall performance, utilizing process engineering to maximize production and gas recovery and create a portfolio of optimization opportunities

Responsibilities:

- Maintain plant process and capacity models and use models to propose plant optimization and production enhancement opportunities

- Ensure the following HSE related documents are prepared and forwarded to the environmental advisor for submission to regulators/ central HSE and ensure that associated procedures are up to date:

  • GHG and Energy Plan
  • Fugitive Emissions
  • EU ETS administration
  • Resource utilisation reports
  • EIS and flaring database

- Aid in Safety and Environmental Case updates as required.

- Propose and review plant change documentation and maintain technical process safety documentation,

- Review and counter sign Operational Risk Assessments and procedural updates with significant process engineering content.

- Support operations during operations, development of Supplementary Operating Procedures.

- Liaise with Exploitation/Production Engineer to:

  • ensure forecasts and work programs are up to date
  • pipesim models are calibrated
  • well related activity is coordinated with plant activity

- Participate in Integrity review (DBRA), HAZOPS, HAZID's, IPF reviews.

- Participate in incident investigations particularly those with process safety, product quality and efficiency aspects

- Supervise Graduate, Intern and Contract Process Engineers, e.g. GPA, graduate development programs, HSE awareness etc.


Key Skills/Experience:

- /- 10 years' experience in Process Engineering related roles with a proven record of contributing to safe and efficient gas plant operations while identifying optimization and production enhancement opportunities.

- Strong track record of delivering results; with focus on value creation.

- Relevant Engineering Degree (minimum BSc)

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

Associate Recruitment Consultant - Oil & Gas - London
Negotiable
23 April 2018

Associate Recruitment Consultant - London - Oil & Gas - Warm Desk

Petroplan is an International Specialist Energy Recruitment business, we are looking to hire an Associate Recruiter.


Why become an employee at Petroplan?

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 move up the ladder!


What makes Petroplan different?

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

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


About you:

You will have 6 months to 1 year recruitment or sales experience.


If you are interested in this role, we would love to speak to you. Please email Claire Salter on [email protected]

You must have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this position.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

Mechanical Project Engineer
Negotiable
20 April 2018

The organization is a well-established custom metal manufacturing facility located in the NW Houston area. They cater their services to a wide array of industries and companies. They are actively growing their organization and now is a great time to be a part of this growth! This is a full time, permanent opportunity that if performed correctly, could offer great longevity and chances for future growth within the business.

Job Description

  • Prepares, schedules, and coordinates the assigned engineering projects
  • Must have knowledge of various manufacturing and engineering practices
  • Experience with 3D CAD software, with SolidWorks experience being preferred
  • Design experience within Process Equipment, rotating equipment, pressure vessels, flanges and valves
  • Experience in reverse engineering equipment
  • Ability to utilize various measurement instruments, tools and equipment
  • Must be comfortable managing others
  • Excellent documentation practices
  • Must have effective communication with various members of the team including leadership/management

Requirements:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role
  • Manufacturing experience
  • 2D and 3D CAD experience (SolidWorks being preferred)

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

Procurement Manager
Negotiable
20 April 2018


Petroplan are seeking an experienced Procurement Manager to work for one of our clients, a mid-sized operator within the petro-chem industry. The role will be initially based in Houston but required to transfer to the Project Site in Louisiana (near Baton Rouge) in mid-2019.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership in all areas of Procurement to the project team, delivering the procurement of Services, Materials and Equipment in an effective and timely manner.
  • To actively plan and co-ordinate sourcing strategies with the project team and align contracts and negotiations to ensure procurement requirements are met.
  • Responsible for supporting any disputes, negotiations or commercial discussions supporting the project team.
  • Effectively manage key vendor relationships, with significant involvement in contract negations and the establishment of terms & conditions & ensuring beneficial, commercially sound outcomes for the project.
  • To gain the best suppliers and guarantee an optimum supply chain for project materials & equipment
  • Conduct and support supplier evaluations, performing economical approval when necessary
  • Ensure contract terms and conditions are kept up to date, and minimize exposure to the risks inherent in contracting
  • Work with accounting function to ensure that payments are made in compliance with agreed terms
  • Ensure resources are consistently provided to the project team in order to achieve project KPIs in a cost effective and customer focused manner.
  • Maintain oversight of project expenses in accordance with the approved budget and Corporate Governance principles.
  • Ensure appropriate procurement standards, processes and guidelines are established and maintained, ensuring all work is done in compliance with relevant legislation, regulatory requirements, and based on best practice and industry standards.
  • Ensure that efficient and effective integration with the warehouse, to ensure service from department meet Project team needs
  • To evaluate and execute continuous improvement opportunities to optimize the procurement process, improve commercial outcomes and minimize risk. Capitalize on synergies across the project team are maximized in purchasing arrangements.
  • Input into project reporting is done so in a timely, accurate and succinct manner
  • Demonstrate leadership in achieving all goals in relation to Project execution.
  • Contribute to a performance culture in the organization; providing continuous performance feedback.
Skills / Experience:
  • Bachelor of Commerce or Business Degree
  • Preference for 10 years' experience in major capital development and execution projects, with specialist skills in Procurement
  • Experience gained in petrochemical or related industry
  • Strong commercial experience, including analytical skills
  • Proven working knowledge of contract and insurance law & tendering process
  • Demonstrated negotiation and influencing capabilities
  • Contract Law expert
  • In depth knowledge of standards and procedures and industry best practice
  • Ability to communicate with a range of people - both internally across all levels, and also external stakeholders
  • Cross cultural sensitivity, strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to build positive partnerships

Ability to multi-task, thrive and manage multiple priorities in a high paced and change-constant 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

Technical Writer - ISO
Negotiable
20 April 2018

On behalf of one of our key clients we are looking for an immediately available Technical Writer. This role sits within the IT/Security team within the company. Initially the assignment is rather short term at 4-6 weeks, but there may be an opportunity to stay longer.

Those who wish to work remotely will be considered but our client would prefer someone local to the Houston area so they can meet you and help you feel part of the team and project.

  • Experience writing policy. Prefer experience with Information Technology. Cybersecurity experience a plus
  • Policies will be based on ISO 27001 but we are not seeking ISO certification.
  • Content will be provided and then they will need this edited/drafted into policy & guidelines.

Please do get in touch if interested.

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

Talent Acquisition Advisor
Negotiable
19 April 2018


Our client, a large operator oil & gas organization is looking to add a Talent Acquisition Advisor for a 6 month independent contract based in St. John's, NL.


The Talent Acquisition Advisor will be reporting to the Senior HR Business Partner and will manage the end-to-end recruitment for the organization's project team to ensure top quality candidates are hired. This role will require you to builds strong, professional partnerships and works closely with Hiring Managers, Human Resources Business Partner and others to attract and hire top-quality candidates.


Key Responsibilities:


Manages the end-to-end recruitment for the team to ensure top quality candidates are hired, this includes:
o Preparing interview guides
o Participating in interviews
o Assisting leaders shortlisting candidates
o Preparing salary recommendations

* Supporting rate reviews and negotiations.
* Tracking and reports on recruiting metrics and provides regular staffing updates
* Managing new hire orientation/on-boarding process.
* Training and coaching Hiring Managers on recruitment practices/techniques.
* Participating in other HR activities as requested.


Ideal Candidate Requirements:

  • 5 years within Human Resources, with a focus on recruitment.
  • Post-secondary education in HR or related discipline
  • Knowledgeable in contract labour sourcing.
  • Experience with multiple candidate sourcing methods
  • Knowledgeable in Formal Behavioral Descriptive Interviewing (BDI) training and practical experience
  • Ability to work in a high paced environment with multiple high priority assignments
  • Strong negotiating and selling 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

EHS Rig Advisor - Offshore
Negotiable
19 April 2018

Position: HSE Rig Adivsor

Job type: Rotational (2/2) 12 month Contract, April start

Location: Gulf of Mexico

Petroplan is currently working with a large E&P business who require an additional HSE Advisor for their deepwater Gulf of Mexico operations.

In this position, you will act as the focal point for all drilling safety while on the 6th generation rig. You will be involved with ensuring that all activities are planned, scheduled and executed to achieve the agreed requirements in a safe and efficient manner. Key challenges will include:

  • Serving as the primary contact for the operator for EHS and provide general EHS support and coordination to the OIM and Safety Department Representative (SDR).
  • Analysing Drilling HSE data to identify trends and make recommendations where you feel performance could be improved
  • Implementing training and coaching on the rig
  • Being heavily involved in actively reviewing all HSE documentation

You must have at least 10 years of experience, including 6 years' of recent experience working in the Gulf of Mexico on MODU rigs.

Suitable candidates will be a driven, autonomous, self-motivated safety professional who is passionate and hungry to succeed.

At this point the client are unable to sponsor VISAs.

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

Electrical Commissioning Lead
Negotiable
19 April 2018


Our client, a Major Operator within the Oil & Gas Industry, has the need for an experienced Electrical Commissioning Lead for a long term contract role based in Houston, TX.

Job Overview:

Will be responsible for ensuring the safe, timely and effective electrical commissioning for the project from design review up through and including final electrical functional testing This position will be responsible for directing the day to day activities for the commissioning supervisors and providing focused client oversight.

  • Provide guidance and technical review of project electrical testing procedures and associated ITR's
  • Direct day to day electrical commissioning work activities and provide supervisory oversight
  • Perform design reviews and interface with project engineering and vendor representatives. Initiate RFI's as required.
  • Overall responsibility for ensuring electrical commissioning team compliance with the project safety program
  • Develop, maintain and review electrical systemization
Experience / Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 10 years experience as a Electrical Commissioning Superintendent / Supervisor within the oil and gas industry
  • 10 years experience in testing power distribution systems and associated components
  • NFPA 70E Certificaiton
  • TWIC Certification
  • Proficient in the development and implementation of electrical testing procedures
  • Knowledgeable in protective relaying

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

Instrumentation & Electrical/Electronics Engineer
Negotiable
19 April 2018

Instrumentation & Electrical/Electronic Engineer - Fuels & Lubricant Company - Oxford, UK

Our client, a Fuels and Lubricant Company, are currently looking to hire an experienced Instrumentation & Electric/Electronic Engineer to join an expanding team. The client is currently looking for someone to work on instrumentation and the design, building, installation and maintenance of electronic and electrical equipment on engines.

Responsibilities:

  • To work on the Design and install special electronic, electrical and instrumentation systems for clients specific testing.
  • Place test engine electronic systems into the test bed environment, including engine management systems and ancillary controls.
  • Implement calibration and maintenance procedures for test equipment and instrumentation, adhering to ISO 17025 standards.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • HND/Degree or equivalent in a scientific/engineering or related discipline Experience in engine test control systems
  • Experience with instrumentation, electrical/electronic systems and control systems in an engineering environment
  • A Valid EU Work Permit or Passport

Instrumentation & Electrical/Electronic Engineer - Fuels & Lubricant Company - Oxford, UK

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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