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.

Reliability Engineer
Negotiable
21 January 2021

Business Line Upstream
Position Description We are seeking a Reliability Engineer specialized in rotating equipment to the join South Ghawar Gas Producing Engineering Division (SGGPED), under the South Ghawar Gas Producing Department (SGGPD).

The organization handles all rotating equipment-related issues associated with gas producing facilities, including Gas Compression Plants.

The engineer is expected to lead and monitor the efforts in troubleshooting and determining the root causes of failures for several types of rotating equipment such as gas compressors, air compressors, pumps, gearboxes, motors, etc. In addition, the engineer is expected to have full knowledge and experience in analyzing and diagnosing machinery vibration and in reliability practices (predictive maintenance, lubrication, etc).
Minimum Requirements The successful candidate should hold a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Minimum of 10 years of experience in Oil and Gas industry operating facilities.

Ability to develop design packages and conduct studies related to rotating equipment.

Ability to propose and deploy reliability improvement technologies/solutions and innovative ideas.

Must have Fundamental Engineering (FE) and recommended to have a Professional Engineer (PE) status.

Knowledge of international standards and best practices such as API, ASME, ANSI, etc.

Preferred to have membership of internationally recognized technical societies.

Comprehensive knowledge and practical experience in rotating equipment design, maintenance, assessments, studies, investigations, analysis, and optimization, troubleshooting, producing detailed reports, and developing sound technical evaluations.

Knowledge of rotating equipment shop and field repairs/maintenance.
Duties & Responsibilities You are expected to be able to perform the following:

Provide day-to-day technical support to operations and maintenance to troubleshoot rotating equipment-related issues.

Develop, evaluate, and review rotating equipment engineering design for reliability enhancements and required modifications/upgrades.

Lead rotating equipment failures and trips investigation and produce the associated reports.

Develop and maintain the reliability reports for rotating equipment.

Review the equipment historical data and conducting reliability studies.

Develop and review rotating equipment design packages.
About Us Saudi Aramco's Exploration & Producing (E&P) business line oversees the world's largest reserves of conventional crude oil, and the fourth-largest reserves of natural gas. The Company's reserves portfolio include Ghawar, the world's largest onshore oil field, and Safaniya, the largest offshore field. Company geologists are actively seeking additional reserves in many areas of the Kingdom, offshore in the Gulf and the Red Sea and onshore in the deserts and mountains. Petroleum engineers and earth scientists in E&P work with cutting-edge technology to manage and produce these reserves, including 3D visualization, reservoir simulation and remote geosteering of multilateral wells. The Company's Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center, or EXPEC, is home to one of the industry's most powerful computer centers. Research and development into subsurface upstream technology is conducted at the EXPEC Advanced Research Center. For more than two decades in a row, Saudi Aramco has been ranked the No. 1 oil company in the world by Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, a testament to the dedication and professionalism of the men and women of Exploration & Producing.

ABOUT PETROPLAN

Petroplan is the trusted global recruitment solutions partner for clients and professionals in the oil, gas and energy sector. Our mission is to explore with you, seeking optimum talent solutions for our clients and the very best opportunities for our candidates.

Bringing over 40 years' experience, providing experts and professionals into roles across the energy sector from Engineering, Exploration and Production, O&M projects to Corporate & Commercial. Specialist industry & technical knowledge makes our team true experts.

10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines

Led today by a predominantly female Board of Directors who provide strong leadership and demand consistency of service to ensure clients receive unrivalled service levels and quality candidates to meet their specific needs. This leadership ethos is underpinned by a positive and client-led management structure.

Data Control Engineer
Negotiable
21 January 2021

Data Control Engineer is to assist Cost Esurance & Cost Control Leader to P Prepare, maintain, update data of the maintenance record in Maximo and ensure its compliance with the Company document and budgeting process. Manages and safeguards documents generated by the Division, contractors and suppliers to support the day-to-day operation.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the data in Maximo including asset, job plan, preventive maintenance program, resource, Workorder actual resource. Recommend for improvements data, program in the Maximo system.
  • Analysis to standardize Maximo data, coordinate with IT to find out any trouble to solve it as soonest
  • Develop KPI report to tracking monitoring maintenance performance in Maximo system including (work management, preventive maintenance compliance, resource utilization
  • Coordinate with budget controller for preparation of budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • Develop workflow/procedures, technical documents in order to manager maintenance record and database
  • Perform maintenance record data entry, data search, extraction, retrieval or modification through Company's E-documents Management systems (The CMMS, CDMS, EDMS, Company's portal, etc.)
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by Division Managers and/or other superiors.
Educational Level

:

University or higher
Specialty/Qualification

:

Technical and IT background related oil and gas industry

Work Experience

:

At least 5 years of experience in Data Control

Skills

:

− Minimum TOEIC - 750 or Equivalent

− Excellent knowledge in Maximo

− Communicate well in English with coworkers, supervisors, and other external partners in both speaking and writing; can handle effectively fairly complex business situations in English.

− Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and Outlook; SAP

− Strong skill in analysis and Data control on the system

ABOUT PETROPLAN

Petroplan is the trusted global recruitment solutions partner for clients and professionals in the oil, gas and energy sector. Our mission is to explore with you, seeking optimum talent solutions for our clients and the very best opportunities for our candidates.

Bringing over 40 years' experience, providing experts and professionals into roles across the energy sector from Engineering, Exploration and Production, O&M projects to Corporate & Commercial. Specialist industry & technical knowledge makes our team true experts.

10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines

Led today by a predominantly female Board of Directors who provide strong leadership and demand consistency of service to ensure clients receive unrivalled service levels and quality candidates to meet their specific needs. This leadership ethos is underpinned by a positive and client-led management structure.

Business Analyst
Negotiable
19 January 2021

Petroplan is in search for a Business Analyst in Calgary, AB.

This is a contract position until December 31st, 2021.

Key Accountabilities


The Products Trading Workstream is an exciting initiative supporting the ongoing stand-up of the new Refined Products Trading business within existing Crude trading platform. Reporting to the workstream lead, you will support the scoping, requirements gathering, design and implementation of new products trading activities. You will be working with individuals from the Supply, Trading and Optimization (STO) business unit, various finance/accounting functions, middle office functions, and supporting business units such as Tax and Legal to implement required changes to enable high-value add trading activities.

  • Coordinate amongst multiple functions the implementation of new transfer prices into a database system called MarketView
  • Evaluation of market-based prices relative to historical wholesale sales prices
  • Work with change to develop and communicate a robust sustainment plan
  • Provide guidance/coordination around business process changes within STO to support the ongoing buildup of supporting functions to the Products Trading business (I.e. scheduling, LP, back office, middle office, etc.)
  • Solicit support and create a subject matter working team
  • Build on the current state processes and roles and responsibilities work done thus far
  • Identify required data and process requirements to streamline service offerings
  • Collaborate with appropriate functions to build out new processes and clarify roles & responsibilities
  • Promote, educate, and support the workstream change/communication strategy amongst numerous business units outside of STO by participating in:

- Quarterly town hall sessions
- Ad hoc awareness sessions
- Monthly digital media releases

  • Provide content/guidance to the project team creating a learning database of business and role specific information
  • Duties as required by the project


Required Qualifications

    • Entrepreneurial experience working at or founding a startup welcome
    • 5 years' experience within downstream oil and gas or a bank, preferably with trading office (front, middle, or back office) experience
    • Professional project designation (Prosci, PMP, Lean Six Sigma, CBAP, PMI-PBA) or MBA preferred
    • Undergraduate degree in business, economics, or engineering.

Skills and Knowledge

  • You are naturally curious and have the capability to rapidly learn new functions within a business
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to interact and provide expert advice to director level audience
  • You are a self-starter and work well in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work effectively within a cross functional team (tax, legal, finance, operations, etc.)
  • Knowledge of refined products and subsequent commodity markets
  • You are organized and able to work on parallel activities ? Must know how to do business process mapping
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency in Visio, PowerBI, Excel and MS Office suite

ABOUT PETROPLAN

Petroplan is the trusted global recruitment solutions partner for clients and professionals in the oil, gas and energy sector. Our mission is to explore with you, seeking optimum talent solutions for our clients and the very best opportunities for our candidates.

Bringing over 40 years' experience, providing experts and professionals into roles across the energy sector from Engineering, Exploration and Production, O&M projects to Corporate & Commercial. Specialist industry & technical knowledge makes our team true experts.

10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines

Led today by a predominantly female Board of Directors who provide strong leadership and demand consistency of service to ensure clients receive unrivalled service levels and quality candidates to meet their specific needs. This leadership ethos is underpinned by a positive and client-led management structure.

Lab Technician
Negotiable
19 January 2021

Petroplan is in search for a Lab Technician in Fort McMurray, AB.

This is a 6 month contract position.

Key Accountabilities

Support and comply with the policies, goals, efforts, and programs of CPCs Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Management System
Collect and extract well pad emulsion samples.
Collect gas samples
Prepare collected or extracted samples for analysis or shipping.
Perform various routine tests in an efficient manner, primarily Karl Fischer water analysis.
Communicate sample results clearly and efficiently
Utilize, calibrate and maintain Karl Fischer titrator
Collect process samples in an operating plant, following all applicable safety precautions
Ensure laboratory facility is kept clean and in a safe and functional condition
Ensure that all laboratory supplies and expendables are available and in stock
Interface with Operators, Process and Facility Engineers, and Site Management

Required and Preferred Skills and Experience

This is a safety sensitive position and will be subject to the relevant requirements of the CPC's Alcohol and Drug policy, which includes pre-assignment testing
Have, or be willing to complete H2S Alive before arriving to site to begin work.
Able to perform sampling with SCBA (Self-contained breathing apparatus) when required.
Valid Drivers license- Comfortable driving a truck.
Willing to work in a high paced physical role in an outside environment ~50% of the time.
Self starter; ability to work with limited direction
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Basic skills in Microsoft Productivity programs.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment, utilizing strong organizational and time management skills
Ability to comply with a 14/14 rotational schedule, day shift and night shift

ABOUT PETROPLAN

Petroplan is the trusted global recruitment solutions partner for clients and professionals in the oil, gas and energy sector. Our mission is to explore with you, seeking optimum talent solutions for our clients and the very best opportunities for our candidates.

Bringing over 40 years' experience, providing experts and professionals into roles across the energy sector from Engineering, Exploration and Production, O&M projects to Corporate & Commercial. Specialist industry & technical knowledge makes our team true experts.

10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines

Led today by a predominantly female Board of Directors who provide strong leadership and demand consistency of service to ensure clients receive unrivalled service levels and quality candidates to meet their specific needs. This leadership ethos is underpinned by a positive and client-led management structure.

Network Manager
bonus and benefits
19 January 2021

Network Manager - Global, growing company
Remote to start, Houston based longer term
Permanent Full Time Role

Managing a team of 5, reporting into Director of IT. Working in a Cisco environment. Varied responsibilities including managing the network infrastructure, operational and strategic duties. Integrating current architectures, implementation of new technology and collaboration with other departments.

The successful candidate:

We are looking for at least 10 years of experience in networking. Experience of managing people in this area. CCNA, CCNP, CCDA or CCDP certificates.

ABOUT PETROPLAN

Petroplan is the trusted global recruitment solutions partner for clients and professionals in the oil, gas and energy sector. Our mission is to explore with you, seeking optimum talent solutions for our clients and the very best opportunities for our candidates.

Bringing over 40 years' experience, providing experts and professionals into roles across the energy sector from Engineering, Exploration and Production, O&M projects to Corporate & Commercial. Specialist industry & technical knowledge makes our team true experts.

10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines

Led today by a predominantly female Board of Directors who provide strong leadership and demand consistency of service to ensure clients receive unrivalled service levels and quality candidates to meet their specific needs. This leadership ethos is underpinned by a positive and client-led management structure.

Project Engineer - Subsea
Negotiable
19 January 2021


Position: Project Engineer x 2 - Subsea
Location: London
Type: Staff

Overview:
Our client, an Oil and Gas Operator is looking to hire 2 Project Engineers within their Subsea department. The successful candidates will be involved in both engineering and commercial aspects of the business, to help to limit all risk and exposure.
They will be involved in all contract stages of all business tendered or passing through business.
These roles are permanent positions operating out of the client offices in London which in the meantime will be working remotely until such times restrictions are lifted.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Master of Science Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, with 5 to 10 years of relevant experience within the industry

  • Good communication (people) skills



  • Experience within subsea intervention scopes of work and be familiar with work class ROV operations and standards as well as the ROV tools used

  • Fluent English



  • Experiences from both contractor and operator side is welcomed



Essential Skills

In depth technical knowledge of Subsea Systems (mainly XTs and SPS systems plus Structures, Controls, Umbilical, Risers and Flowlines) in Deepwater Projects in all project phases (design, tender, construction/testing and installation).

  • It is likely that one of the candidates will have a skill-set focused on Subsea Systems - Predominantly XT's and SPS as well as Controls and the other will likely have more experience focused on Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines though a combination of the 2 is preferred.

  • Experience within all project stages (Design, Tender, Constriction and Installation
  • Deepwater Project Experience

ABOUT PETROPLAN

Petroplan is the trusted global recruitment solutions partner for clients and professionals in the oil, gas and energy sector. Our mission is to explore with you, seeking optimum talent solutions for our clients and the very best opportunities for our candidates.

Bringing over 40 years' experience, providing experts and professionals into roles across the energy sector from Engineering, Exploration and Production, O&M projects to Corporate & Commercial. Specialist industry & technical knowledge makes our team true experts.

10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines

Led today by a predominantly female Board of Directors who provide strong leadership and demand consistency of service to ensure clients receive unrivalled service levels and quality candidates to meet their specific needs. This leadership ethos is underpinned by a positive and client-led management structure.

Senior Geologist - Operated Offshore Department
Negotiable
19 January 2021

Sr Development Geologist - Offshore Carbonate Fields

We are looking for a high calibre Development geologist for the role based in Qatar. This would be a permanent and residential posting on full expat package.

  • Major company experience is a must
  • Strong experience in field development planning and reservoir modelling (PETREL)
  • Must have experience in drilling projects
  • Operations Geology experience is an advantage
  • Middle East Carbonate experience would be a plus
  • Must have worked within integrated Subsurface teams
  • At least 15 years of experience is needed
  • Must have University degree in Geoscience

ABOUT PETROPLAN

Petroplan is the trusted global recruitment solutions partner for clients and professionals in the oil, gas and energy sector. Our mission is to explore with you, seeking optimum talent solutions for our clients and the very best opportunities for our candidates.

Bringing over 40 years' experience, providing experts and professionals into roles across the energy sector from Engineering, Exploration and Production, O&M projects to Corporate & Commercial. Specialist industry & technical knowledge makes our team true experts.

10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines

Led today by a predominantly female Board of Directors who provide strong leadership and demand consistency of service to ensure clients receive unrivalled service levels and quality candidates to meet their specific needs. This leadership ethos is underpinned by a positive and client-led management structure.

Process Engineer (SRU & Utilities)
Negotiable
19 January 2021

Process Engineer - Saudi Arabia

Our Client, a major Operator, is currently recruiting for a Process Engineer with experience in Sulfur Recovery Unit and Utilities. This is a permanent position that offers a very competitive salary. The engineer will provide process expertise in developing and monitoring performance optimization and value-creation programs for the operation of Sulfur Recovery Units and Utilities.

Essential experience:

  • Review operations of SRU and Utilities in the existing facilities to optimize operation by developing key performance indicators (KPIs) that will represent performances in different aspects such as profitability, energy efficiency, reliability, etc.
  • Perform gap analysis and benchmarking internally among facilities having SRU process and utilities to capture and effectively share best practices. External benchmarking may involve domestic joint-venture facilities or outside oil and gas companies.
  • Participate in business plan development, coordinate with stakeholders for possible capital investments on assigned process units and support techno-economic evaluations.
  • Recommend and coordinate proven technology deployments in Utilities and SRU process units.
  • Enhance the competitiveness of current SRU process and utilities asset base by capturing integration opportunities between process units and facilities.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in refinery or petrochemical operations and engineering, including at least 7 years in Merox, Amine Treating Units, Sulfur Recovery Units (Claus Process) and Utilities.
  • Additional experience Aromatics/Isomerization units is a plus.

Process Engineer - Saudi Arabia

ABOUT PETROPLAN

Petroplan is the trusted global recruitment solutions partner for clients and professionals in the oil, gas and energy sector. Our mission is to explore with you, seeking optimum talent solutions for our clients and the very best opportunities for our candidates.

Bringing over 40 years' experience, providing experts and professionals into roles across the energy sector from Engineering, Exploration and Production, O&M projects to Corporate & Commercial. Specialist industry & technical knowledge makes our team true experts.

10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines

Led today by a predominantly female Board of Directors who provide strong leadership and demand consistency of service to ensure clients receive unrivalled service levels and quality candidates to meet their specific needs. This leadership ethos is underpinned by a positive and client-led management structure.

Process Engineer (CCR & Naphtha Hydrotreater)
Negotiable
19 January 2021

Process Engineer - Saudi Arabia

Our Client, a major Operator, is currently recruiting for a Process Engineer with experience in CCR & Naphtha Hydrotreater. This is a permanent position that offers a very competitive salary. The engineer will provide process expertise in developing and monitoring performance optimization and value-creation programs for the operation of CCR and NHT units.

Essential experience:

  • Provide support services and troubleshoot any problems that arise with manufacturing.
  • Assist in improving the quality of products and reducing production costs.
  • Inspect and review operating activities and determine production schedules.
  • Perform optimization analysis, forecasts, economic reviews and evaluations on equipment / projects, operations, and system operating strategies.
  • Perform supply and demand balances for Ras Tanura Refinery and conduct investigations to determine the root cause of specific issue in the plant.
  • Research ways to reduce production costs, develop production goals, and create schedules and plans for individual tasks.
  • Devising ways to improve systems while reducing costs, ensuring that work is completed within schedule, setting, and meeting deadlines, and troubleshooting any problems with the equipment/process.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering
  • Minimum of 10 years refinery process units experience, including:
  • 4 years in Continuous Catalyst Reformer units.
  • 2 years in Naphtha Hydrotreater Units
  • Axens Licensed Units are preferable.
  • Additional experience Aromatics/Isomerization units is a plus.

Process Engineer - Saudi Arabia

ABOUT PETROPLAN

Petroplan is the trusted global recruitment solutions partner for clients and professionals in the oil, gas and energy sector. Our mission is to explore with you, seeking optimum talent solutions for our clients and the very best opportunities for our candidates.

Bringing over 40 years' experience, providing experts and professionals into roles across the energy sector from Engineering, Exploration and Production, O&M projects to Corporate & Commercial. Specialist industry & technical knowledge makes our team true experts.

10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines

Led today by a predominantly female Board of Directors who provide strong leadership and demand consistency of service to ensure clients receive unrivalled service levels and quality candidates to meet their specific needs. This leadership ethos is underpinned by a positive and client-led management structure.

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