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.

Business Development Manager
Negotiable
18 August 2018


Business Development Manager - (Permian)
Houston, TX

This is your opportunity to join an industry leader in the Oilfield Services industry as a Business Development Manager. The successful candidate will be a true hunter with Oilfield Services sales experience. This is a direct hire position targeting the Permian region. May be based in Houston or the Permian.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Identify and develop new business through active presence in territory
  • Maintain constant communication with current and prospective clients to update them on the latest equipment and services
  • Create custom solutions for the needs of clients through active listening
  • Create and deliver sales presentations
  • Maintains awareness on industry trends and competitor activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned


The ideal candidate will have:

  • B.S. in Engineering, Business or related discipline
  • Must have at least 3 years of Oilfield sales experience; Proppants and/or Frac Sand is a plus
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Must be eligible to work in US


Benefits include:

  • Attractive compensation package
  • Company paid health benefits
  • Other great long term perks and benefits!

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

Business Development Manager - Oilfield Services - Marcellus
Negotiable
17 August 2018

This is your opportunity to join an industry leader in the Oilfield Services industry as a Business Development Manager. The successful candidate will be a true hunter with Oilfield Services sales experience. This is a direct hire position located in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Key responsibilities will include:
* Identify and develop new business through active presence in territory
* Maintain constant communication with current and prospective clients to update them on the latest equipment and services
* Create custom solutions for the needs of clients through active listening
* Create and deliver sales presentations
* Maintains awareness on industry trends and competitor activities
* Performs other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will have:
* B.S. in Engineering, Business or related discipline
* Must have at least 3 years of Oilfield Services sales experience; Proppants and/or Frac Sand is a plus
* Must be willing to travel
* Must be eligible to work in US

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

Automation Training Specialist - North Carolina
Negotiable
17 August 2018

Our client is a global leader in the Industrial Automation industry, with over 4,000 employees across 60 offices worldwide. This is your opportunity to join an innovative, award-winning company as an Automation Training Specialist to provide the best overall experience for a growing customer base. This is a direct hire position located in the Greater Charlotte area.

Key responsibilities will include:

* Generate training curriculum and materials on a variety of Company solutions and products
* Collaborate with other Training Specialists and Product Management team to develop curriculum
* Conduct training with developed curriculum for internal and external customers at Regional offices or Customer locations
* Performs other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will have:

* B.S. in Engineering, Business or related discipline
* Minimum 3 years of experience in the Industrial Automation industry
* Knowledge of Motion Control technology is a plus
* Approximately 25-30% travel
* Must be eligible to work in US

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

DSV - North Dakota
Negotiable
17 August 2018

Position: Drilling Supervisor/ Company man

Job type: 14/14 rotation

Location: North Dakota

Petroplan is currently working with a large E&P business who require an additional Drilling Supervisor for their operations in North Dakota.

In this position, you will provide technical assistance and management for all the simultaneous operations on the pad. 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:

  • Working with the operations staff to collect and maintain required EHS data
  • Ensure drill-string inspection schedules are followed and maintain log of footage between inspections or repairs. Ensure have the ability to segregate and track rental string to insure alternate open hole vs cased hole exposure.
  • Providing support to the investigation of Company violations of a regulatory nature, including field investigations

You must have at least 15 years of experience, including 8 years' of recent experience working as a Drilling Supervisor/Company on an unconventional project.

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

Controller-Upstream
Negotiable
17 August 2018

Controller-Upstream
Location: Houston, TX

Our client is a private equity backed, growing oil and gas operator who is looking to expand their Senior Management team by bringing on an experienced Controller.

Controller-Upstream Job Description:

  • This individual is responsible for various duties, such as: managing the full Accounting and Finance cycle, preparing full balance sheets, and maintaining full P&L of the organization.
  • Responsible for the preparation of monthly journal entries and all reconciliations.
  • Responsible for taking the lead in all budgeting, planning and forecasting.

Controller-Upstream Job Requirements:

  • Must have a Bachelors' Degree in either Accounting or Finance, with a CPA certification being preferred.
  • Must have no less than 8 years' of experience in either Financial Reporting, Revenue, JIB or Operational Accounting.
  • Public Accounting experience is strongly preferred.
  • Must have previous operator experience,

Controller-Upstream Benefits:

  • An exceptional salary and benefits package.
  • The opportunity to grow with a rapidly expanding privately backed operator.

Please be aware that for the position of Controller-Upstream:

  • Relocation will not be provided, so all applicants must live in Houston, TX

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

Shift Supervisor - RFCC
Negotiable
17 August 2018


Experience required minimum 10-15 years in relevant section of Refinery
with 3 years' experience as a DCS Operator, and engaged in actual field
operation for 3 years which includes not only routine operation but also
trouble-shooting, trial operation, preparation for daily and turnaround
maintenance.

Responsibility of RFCC and in Alkylation unit operation

Have a considerable amount of experience in plant commissioning, startup, troubleshooting and
normal operation.

Must have operational experience of RFCC unit (Resid Fluid Catalytic Cracking).

International Refinery experince is important.

Being able to lead and training junior engineers

Excellent expatriate position with strong benefits.

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

Revenue Accounting Manager
Negotiable
16 August 2018

Revenue Accounting Manager
Location: Houston, TX

Our client is a private equity backed, oil and gas operator who is looking to expand their Accounting department by bringing on an experienced Revenue Accounting Manager.

Revenue Accounting Manager Job Description:

  • This individual is responsible for various duties, such as: focusing on all aspects of Accounting entries, reviewing financial statements, and heading up the booking of both operated and non-operated wells.
  • Responsible for coordinating the monthly close process with multiple departments.
  • Responsible for the preparation and the maintaining of Account Reconciliations on a monthly basis.

Revenue Accounting Manager Job Requirements:

  • Must have a Bachelors' Degree in either Accounting or Finance, with a CPA certification being preferred.
  • Must have no less than 8 years' of experience.
  • Public Accounting experience is strongly preferred.
  • Must have previous operator experience

Revenue Accounting Manager Benefits:

  • An exceptional salary and benefits package.
  • The opportunity to grow with a rapidly expanding privately backed operator.

Please be aware that for the position of Revenue Accounting Manager:

  • Relocation will not be provided, so all applicants must live in Houston, TX

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

Financial Reporting Manager
Negotiable
16 August 2018

Financial Reporting Manager
Location: Houston, TX

Our client is a private equity backed, oil and gas operator who is looking to expand their management team by bringing on an experienced Financial Reporting Manager.

Financial Reporting Manager Job Description:

  • This individual is responsible for various duties, such as: preparing both 10K and 10Q reports, coordinating internal review processes, and the preparation of financial statements.
  • Responsible for coordinating both external and internal audits.
  • Taking the lead for all Financial Reporting questions and being the SME within the office.
Financial Reporting Manager Job Requirements:
  • Must have a Bachelors' Degree in either Accounting or Finance, with a CPA certification being preferred.
  • Must have no less than 5 years' of experience.
  • Public Accounting experience is strongly preferred.
Financial Reporting Manager Benefits:
  • An exceptional salary and benefits package.
  • The opportunity to grow with a rapidly expanding privately backed operator.
Please be aware that for the position of Financial Reporting Manager:
  • Relocation will not be provided, so all applicants must live in Houston, TX

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 Engineer
Negotiable
16 August 2018


Petroplan is seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer for our client, a major operator based south of Houston. Candidates with strong experience working in petrochemical, refining, and/or LNG facilities are preferred.
Job Overview
The Electrical Engineer will work under the direction of the Maintenance Manager to ensure the safe and reliable operation of on-site electrical equipment. The complexity of the electrical power systems in both the LQF and PTF plants requires the availability of high level technical expertise on short notice to understand unfolding events, explain them to operations and maintenance personnel, and to supervise the repairs/restarting of problematic electrical equipment.
Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all static electrical equipment reliability
  • Learn operations of all facility processes and equipment
  • Assist facility personnel with operational and maintenance problems
  • Perform advanced equipment troubleshooting
  • Apply electrical engineering principles to evaluate electrical and electromechanical systems and products by designing and conducting research programs
  • Confirm system and product capabilities by designing feasibility and testing methods and testing properties
  • Develop electrical and electromechanical products by studying customer requirements
  • Research and test manufacturing and assembly methods and materials
  • Confirm fabrication, assembly, and installation processes
  • Prepare reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Provide engineering information by answering questions and requests
  • Maintain product and company reputation by complying with government regulations
  • Keep equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services
  • Complete projects by training and guiding technicians
  • Insure all regulatory requirements are met, regarding maintenance activities for electrical equipment
  • Assist in creating, updating, and maintaining maintenance procedures for electrical equipment
  • Other duties and projects as assigned



Required SkillsSkill Level

  • BS in Electrical Engineering (required)
  • MS in Electrical Engineering with experience in high voltage processes (preferred)
  • 10 years' experience in plant reliability engineering
  • 5-7 years' experience in planned and unplanned maintenance scheduling
  • Good analytical problem-solving skills - including root cause failure/analysis
  • Knowledge and experience working with electrical harmonics, harmonic filters, non-linear loads, and high/medium voltage electrical power systems
  • Knowledge and experience in the application and programming of protective relays, with a focus on Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories equipment, illumination, methods, luminary types and calculations, grounding, ground potential rise and static bonding, and the National Electrical Code
  • Familiarity with NFPA 70E; Safety in Design, and Safety in the field
  • Control Engineering with production planning and job knowledge
  • Ability to develop and lead the MOC process
  • Permitting work, incident reporting, confined space entry, energy isolation
  • Strong general consulting and planning skills
  • Experience in reading and understanding P&ID & PFD drawings and instrument & electrical drawings
  • Understanding of vendor/equipment supplied data sheets
  • Active learner and a self-starter/motivated
  • Trouble-shooting/analytical skills
  • Effective communications, good presentation skills, strong computer skills, SAP experience, MS, and budget management experience



Candidates with the following work experience will be strongly preferred:

  • Work experience with large electrical motors and/or high voltage electrical motors
  • Work experience in a petrochemical facility, refinery, and/or an LNG facility
  • Work experience with large cryogenic heat exchangers
  • Work experience with large compressors
  • Work experience with the cold-end of an ethylene or amine processing facility
  • Work experience tracing piping and instrument design schematics

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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