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.

Accounting Manager
Negotiable
12 December 2018

Accounting Manager
Location: Houston, TX

Our client is a high-tech, rapidly expanding oil and gas service company, who is looking to expand their outstanding Accounting management team by bringing on an Accounting Manager.

Accounting Manager Job Description:

  • Responsible for the overall supervision of all Fixed Asset Accounting, including: cash projections, capex reporting, depreciation and fixed asset balance sheets.
  • The overall management of monthly financial statements and management reports.
  • Performing financial analysis, variance analysis and ensuring that accounting personnel are properly trained/qualified.

Accounting Manager Job Requirements:

  • A Bachelors' Degree in a Business related function is a must have.
  • CPA Certification is strongly preferred.
  • Must have no less than 5 years' of experience, with at least 3 years' of fixed asset experience.
  • SAP experience is a strong preference.

Accounting Manager Benefits:

  • An exceptional salary and benefits package.
  • The opportunity to grow with a well-known oil and gas service company.

Please be aware that for the position of Accounting Manager:

  • Relocation will not be provided, so all applicants must live in Houston, TX
  • Sponsorship is not available so applicants must be eligible to work in the 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

Commissioning & Completions Manager
Negotiable
12 December 2018

Our client, a leading Oil & Gas owner/operator organization is looking to add a Commissioning and Completions Manager to their team for a long term independent contract in Calgary.

Position Overview

The C&C Manager will report to the C&C Director and will play a focal interface point for all other team members. The C&C Manager will also assist and cover for the C&C Director as required. The C&C Manager is responsible to plan, develop and oversee the safe execution of all aspects of C&C activities. This individual will ensure that the areas are adhering to the schedule and priorities based on the developed plan. Reporting directly to the C&C Manager will be the C&C Area Coordinator as well as the RFO Manager.

Key Requirements

  • 15 - 20 years of experience in similar Commissioning roles in both Brownfield and/or Greenfield Projects
  • Power Engineering Certificate or Journeyman trade ticket with sufficient Operations background
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a variety of Industrial backgrounds
  • Strong working knowledge of OH&S Regulations
  • Proven Leadership experience


Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists the C&C Director to identify resource needs at key project phases and to develop Integrated Completions and Commissioning Team organization.
  • Establishes Integrated Completions and Commissioning Team staffing requirements.
  • Is responsible for coordinating and executing TCCC interface and Commissioning activities required by the C&C Plan.
  • Coordinates and provides assistance and guidance to Contractor to update the Systems Completion Plan at appropriate Check Points to ensure it is in accordance with the approved Project Systems Completion Strategy. Ensures alignment with Project Engineering, Construction, Quality, Procurement and Start Up/Operations.
  • Collaborates with Start-up Manager to ensure a safe and effective execution of Commissioning activities and to ensure all C&C contract requirements are met.
  • Manages TCCC and commissioning interfaces between Project Team and EPC Contractors to facilitate successful commissioning and hand-over.
  • Coordinates and interfaces with Project Team, Turnover and Acceptance Coordinator, Start-Up Team, and Operations to ensure Ensures Completions and Commissioning Teams are fully conversant with the C&C Model.
  • Monitors static and dynamic commissioning activities, assists in resolution of TCCC completion and commissioning related issues to ensure satisfactory quality is attained.
  • Provides assistance to Contractors for utilization of a standardized (uniform across all projects) computerized Document Management System (DMS) for tracking, certification, and quality purposes.
  • Define the standards and guidelines by which the construction contractor must deliver the assets and supporting documentation.
  • Ensure progressive review of all engineering and turnover documents.
  • Support the construction contractors during construction completion and pre-commissioning. This includes witness and hold points, exhibit signoff, QA/QC oversight, line cleaning and dryness.
  • Manage the completion of all loop and function checks.
  • Ensure a safe and effective Electrical Energization plan is developed and adhered to.
  • Ensure a level 4 schedule is developed to define the sequence and durations required for system turnover and commissioning. All activities identified from construction completion until project completion. Project resource requirements and critical paths.
  • Manage the development of all C&C planning packages.
  • Manage the completion of commissioning activities. This may include leak checks, nitrogen purging, flushing, decompression blows, rotating equipment run ins and starts, and first fills.
  • Ensure a Pre Start Up Safety Review is completed prior to start up which ensure the asset is safe to operate and / or introduce hazardous energy.
  • Ensure a safety program is implemented, adhered to, and reported on. This may include an SOS program, audit program, incident investigation and housekeeping audits.
  • Manage the development of a commissioning tracking database and tracking tool. This database will be used to estimate resources and report on progress using a check sheet format with an automated tool.
  • Interface with Construction and Turnover managers to ensure milestone schedule is met.
  • Participate in weekly CMT meeting to ensure alignment with the project team
  • Support the develop and implementation of the Safety In Transition plan. This plan will ensure a safe work environment during the transition phase from construction through commissioning and operation.
  • Develop an Organization chart which matches the scope and schedule of the project. Identify resource requirements from both the sustaining organization and external contractors, and ensure resources are in place to support C&C activities
  • Manage the identification and procurement of all vendors required to support the C&C team.
  • Develop a budget forecast for the commissioning and start up window.
  • Manage the permitting and control of hazardous energy for the facility according to the organization's CHEPTW guidelines.
  • Manage the forecast and resourcing of final walkdowns and subsequent punch closure verification.
  • Develop and distribute a list of system priorities for the turnover and startup of the facility and have this communicated to Project Resources and SCM with this being included in the contract language.



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

Office 365 Business Analyst
US$55000 - US$60000 per annum
12 December 2018

Our client is a global industrial automation business that provides solutions to a wide range of industries including, oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceutical, and food/beverage.

With a network of 100 companies across 61 countries, this client strives to drastically improve productivity and lead the industry in providing cutting edge technology.

The role: Currently, our client is seeking an Office 365 Business Analyst that would function as a subject matter expert during it's efforts to migrate their systems across the business.

Qualified applicants will have:

  • 3-5 years of experience as a business analyst
  • 3 years of experience training, leading user acceptance tests,and assisting with migrations pertaining to Office 365
  • Advanced knowledge of Office 365 suite including forms, flow, planner, teams, project online
  • Ability to develop sites and applications in SharePoint
  • Experience in manufacturing, oil & gas, or other related industries

This is a full time opportunity with potential to start in early-mid January 2019. Get in touch today for more details.



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

Drilling Contracts Engineer
Negotiable
12 December 2018

Job Purpose


Responsible for high value commercial activities including the tendering procedures, change management, contract preparation, negotiation of terms and conditions and provide practical commercial solutions to any claims or disputes. Advise user departments in relation to contract process management to ensure all commercial activities are carried out in line with the company contracting guidelines. Lead the Contract Commitment Team (CCT) in the preparation of sourcing strategy, tender board memos and post contract performance reviews throughout the contracts active lifecycle.


Job Requirements

  • Drilling contracts experience essential
  • Relevant Bachelor's degree required; Law Degree preferred.
  • Ideally with a post-graduate qualification in Contract Management or in a complementary area.
  • 10 years' contracts experience in oil and gas operations or similar industries.
  • Extensive experience in the preparation and negotiation of tenders/contracts of small/medium/large scale projects with complexity and diversity.

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

Team Manager - Key Accounts North America - Houston
Negotiable
12 December 2018


Team Manager - Key Accounts North America - Houston

Roles and Responsibilities


In this role, you will take overall responsibility for the development and delivery of the Key Accounts North America. You will be expected to lead and be responsible for your teams' recruitment activities, managing and driving success across the teams whilst working your own market and leading from the front.


Requirements:

  • Experienced Recruitment and Business Development Consultant / Manager with proven experience of sales delivery in a results-focused environment, within the oil and gas sector
  • Have strong experience in recruitment (minimum 5 years), with a proven track record in billing
  • Be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the financial drivers of a business to enable improvement in gross profit against each client
  • Be able to demonstrate good experience in developing and maintaining client and candidate relationships, preferably with passive candidates
  • Have a charismatic and can-do attitude, be able to bring solutions and contribute ideas
  • Preferably be educated to degree level or equivalent

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

Account Manager - Houston
Negotiable
12 December 2018


Account Manager - Houston


To maintain, manage and grow several of Petroplan's existing key client relationships/accounts, develop existing and additional relationships to leverage GP growth through recruitment opportunities and other possible customer solutions which respond to customer needs; seek and suggest possible customer solutions, ensuring authorisation where necessary, to further grow the client relationship, whilst serving as the interface between Petroplan business units, and the client. Obtain an in depth understanding of the client's people/resource strategy, their resource requirements, plan how to meet these demands in accordance with client deadlines and generate increased business activity and gross profit as a result.

Requirements:

  • Experienced Account Manager with proven experience of sales delivery in a results-focused environment, within the oil and gas sector
  • Have strong experience in recruitment (minimum 5 years), with a proven track record in billing and delivery against KPIs
  • Be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the financial drivers of a business to enable delivery of improvement in gross profit against each client
  • A strong background in client development including an in-depth understanding of how to build relationships with clients.
  • Be able to demonstrate good experience in developing and maintaining client and candidate relationships, including with passive candidates
  • Have a committed, keen and hardworking attitude; be able to organise yourself and deliver results

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

Commissioning Execution Manager
Negotiable
11 December 2018

Our Client who is a leading Oil and Gas company are currently looking for a Completions and Commissioning Execution Manager for a long term contract based initially in Calgary. The Commissioning Execution Manager is responsible to plan, develop and oversee the safe execution of all aspects of C&C activities for their respective area. They will ensure that the Areas are adhering to the schedule and priorities based on the developed plan


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop training criteria for all C&C personnel.
  • Track and report progress on the continuing development of ICP's.
  • Develop C&C criteria for walk downs.
  • Support and assist in development of the detailed commissioning and start-up schedule and overall plan, including adequate resource loading for all phases of the project.
  • Plan and estimate safe, efficient, and cost effective execution of jobs while minimizing the impact to C&C, RFO and incurred costs.
  • Provide direction to Operations and Maintenance Technicians participating in pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up activities by liaising with the C&C and RFO teams.
  • Support and assist with the start-up plan, sequencing and changes as they arise.
  • Organize the creation and facilitation of all required C&C Risk Assessments.
  • Support and assist the Operations, Mechanical and E&I Coordinators.
  • Assist vendor coordinator with SOW creation and reviews.
  • Ensure equipment, tools and materials required for start-up are in place and available.
  • Ensure spare parts and C&C consumables are identified, procured and plan for warehousing is in place.
  • Input into development of C&C execution plan.
  • Provides input and direction on the development of pre-commissioning, commissioning and start up procedures.
  • Lead and participate in all aspects of the safety program
  • Ensure regulatory compliance standards are met and required documentation is completed
  • Ensure CHEPTW (Control of Hazardous Energy Permit to Work) are implemented prior to any maintenance activities and periodically audit the areas of responsibility, confronting unsafe behaviors and conditions.
  • Support technical issues process, MOC creation.
  • Support and assist with PSSR process ensuring PSSR's are completed on time.
  • Provide feedback to Maintenance Planning and Reliability to improve effectiveness of maintenance strategies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in post event failure analysis, root cause discussions, and contribute to developing solutions.
  • Periodically review construction activity and progress and identify to Construction those issues, if any, affecting the operability, maintainability and safety of the process system, plant or individual equipment.
  • Audit walk down processes, providing guidance to C&C Operations, Mechanical and E&I Technicians ensuring walk down processes are effectively identifying items that are not acceptable for the safety, operability and maintainability of the plant.
  • Working jointly with the Construction Manager to manage safety in their unit during the turnover process to ensure workers are safe through proper identification of live systems, safety lockout procedures and effective implementation of the safe work permit system.
  • Coordinate/Manage C&C maintenance resources to commission and start-up all systems/units to sustained production at design capacity in the shortest duration safely achievable.
  • Monitors the progress of all pre-commissioning and commissioning activities
  • On a daily basis, provides direction to C&C Operations and Maintenance Technicians, ensuring efficient use of resources.

Skills Required

  • Power Engineering Certificate or Journeyman trade ticket with sufficient Operations background or equivalent experience
  • 15 years of experience in similar Commissioning roles in both Brownfield and/or Greenfield Projects
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a variety of Industrial backgrounds
  • Strong working knowledge of OH&S Regulations
  • Proven Leadership experience

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

Project Accountant
Negotiable
11 December 2018

Project Accountant
Location: Houston, TX

Our client is a dynamic oil and gas manufacturer who is looking to expand their US Accounting functions by bringing on an experienced Project Accountant.

Project Accountant Job Description:

  • Responsible for tracking multiple multi-million dollar projects.
  • The overall review of contracts, estimates and all project costs.
  • Responsible for cost analysis and reconciliations of budgets to making sure that the project is on or under budget.

Project Accountant Job Requirements:

  • A Bachelors' Degree in a Business related function is a must have.
  • Must have no less than 3 years' of experience.
  • A previous big 4 background is a strong plus.

Project Accountant Benefits:

  • An exceptional salary and benefits package.
  • The opportunity to grow with an up and coming oil and gas manufacturer.

Please be aware that for the position of Project Accountant:

  • Relocation will not be provided, so all applicants must live in Houston, TX
  • Sponsorship is not available so applicants must be eligible to work in the 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

Subsea Planner
Negotiable
11 December 2018


Petroplan is currently recruiting on behalf of a well known Oil & Gas company in need of a Subsea Planner. This is fantastic opportunity to join a market leading company! Prospective candidates will be accountable for all Subsea planning activities including reporting, scheduling, performance management plans, guidance documents etc.This position will be contract, located in Houston area and working a 9/80 schedule.
Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Project Management
  • 15 years experience in Oil & Gas
  • 10 years in project control on major projects
  • 10 years in Primavera & MS Project Scheduling Tools
  • Great communication skills and strong written 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

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