Oil and Gas Recruitment in the USA

In the United States, Petroplan provides oil, gas and energy recruitment capabilities nation-wide; with a focus on the Greater Houston area, the Gulf of Mexico and the Texas Shale Plays. We work with a range of super majors, service companies, international EPC companies and top manufacturing firms. Oil and gas recruitment in the USA has its own specific requirements, therefore, having our own team in Houston team is a great benefit.  We know how to approach the legal requirements for contracting personnel, for example, and also understand how to attract US nationals to permanent roles.

We particularly concentrate on exploration and production, midstream and downstream, LNG, oilfield services and manufacturing; and our core specialisms include Discipline Engineers, HSE, Project Management and Services, Subsea, Subsurface and Corporate roles such as Technical Sales, Support Functions, Finance, HR and IT.

What’s more, our recruitment methods are subject to a rigorous, audited quality management system that is ISO:9001:2008 compliant, and Petroplan is a member of APSCo, a professional recruitment body.

Our USA Services

The full range of recruitment services are available through us, from executive search and contingency recruitment for direct hire, to contractor recruitment, mobilization and payrolling.

PERMANENT RECRUITMENT

Petroplan’s permanent team uses proactive recruitment techniques to identify exceptional candidates, engaged with the industry – both actively and passively. We focus on retention, and use intelligent relationship-building to identify professionals who match the culture of a client’s organization. We can provide contingent and retained recruitment dependent on the nature of our client’s requirement.

CONTRACT RECRUITMENT

We can identify contractors with whom we are already connected, for rapid mobilization. Our global spread of offices also allows a consistent level of responsiveness, wherever in the world the need arises. We also place and mobilize nationals and expatriate personnel.

CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT

Our uniquely personalized approach, and insistence on candidate safety, resonates with our contractors, so many spend the majority of their career with Petroplan. Our contractor mobilization team regularly keep in touch with contractors, updating them on any changes to their work schedules or local issues about which they should be aware. We can accommodate different status contractors from W2 resources, independent contractors and subcontractor services.  We operate a survey to screen for risk before we agree to onboard workers as independent contractors.

CONTRACTOR MOBILIZATION

This service includes the support for contractors with the following aspects of mobilization:

  • Visa, passport and work permit applications
  • Travel arrangements and accommodation assistance
  • Pre-assignment, medicals, inoculations and testing
  • Criminal, drug and alcohol, access to explosives testing
  • Client policy counselling
  • Insurance
  • Medivac and security information
  • 24-hour emergency assistance

PAYROLLING

Petroplan’s unrivalled reputation for the prompt and accurate administration of multi-currency payrolls is another factor in the high retention rates amongst our contractors. We also help our contractors with basic tax information, or refer them to in-country specialists.

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Our Specialisms

RECRUITING FOR LNG TALENT IN THE US MARKET

Petroplan has extensive experience working with LNG focused companies to develop their people resources in the international and US market. We source and select professionals to work for organizations with global proven capability as well as US focused LNG production and engineering companies .

We have specialist teams focused on engaging with the best people in disciplines such as commissioning, construction, engineering, operations, maintenance, and project controls.

With global capabilities and US offices in Houston, Texas, we bring an unrivalled understanding of corporate and project operations, and a team of LNG recruitment specialists with a unique candidate network.

THE LNG EXPORT PROJECT ROLES FOR WHICH WE RECRUIT INCLUDE:

  • Engineering (Conceptual to Production)
  • Commissioning, Operations and Maintenance
  • Project Controls
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Construction Management and Engineering
  • Financial Management
  • Project Management
  • Procurement …and many more

RECRUITING FOR MANUFACTURING TALENT IN THE US MARKET

Oil and Gas manufacturing is the backbone of American industry, and the need for the very best talent has never been greater. Through project management, concept through product delivery, and streamlining manufacturing and production processes and procedures, Petroplan is perfectly placed to source Manufacturing professionals for every occasion.

We understand the subtleties involved in every phase of the manufacturing process. Our recruiters are in close contact with the manufacturing community, speeding up time to hire for critical roles. Petroplan’s deep knowledge of the manufacturing industry means we have an in-depth understanding of these passionate technical and commercial professionals.

THE TYPES OF ROLES FOR WHICH WE RECRUIT INCLUDE:

  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Lean/Six Sigma Champions
  • Project Management
  • Design Engineering
  • Quality/HSE
    Technicians
  • Technical Sales / Business Development
  • Automation
  • IT …and many more

RECRUITING FOR DRILLING TALENT IN THE US MARKET

Wells and Drilling technology is continually making new exploration approaches possible – which brings an ongoing demand for talent. Petroplan’s long heritage means we understand the hands-on and hard working nature of engineering professionals.

We know drilling engineers expect concise information about new projects, especially relevant are the implications of the location and environmental context of the opportunity. This expertise makes Petroplan the trusted advisor for top talent in this field.

As a team of oil, gas and energy recruitment specialists, we understand the tight-knit nature of the community, and the need for substantial experience. Acting globally but thinking locally, Wells and Drilling is one of our major specialisms.

From the Houston office we focus on matching up the best talent in the industry with the right opportunities, onshore or offshore. Our network spans both office and field personnel alike with a track record in both contractor and direct hire placements.

Petroplan have a strong offshore presence in the Gulf of Mexico in addition to shale plays across the lower 48 states, the Permian basin, as well as the Eagle Ford and Bakken formations.

THE TYPES OF ROLES FOR WHICH WE RECRUIT INCLUDE:

Onshore/offshore:
  • Drilling Supervisor & Engineer
  • Drilling Superintendent & HSE
  • Drilling Construction
  • Completions Engineer
  • Completions Supervisor
  • Production Superintendent
  • Production Supervisor
  • Workover Supervisor
  •  Fluids Engineer
  • Well Services and Interventions Engineers
  • Engineers with knowledge of materials, logistics, contracts and cost

RECRUITING FOR OILFIELD SERVICES TALENT IN THE US MARKET

Petroplan has extensive experience in working with Oilfield Service companies to develop their talent, from organisations with global reach to US- focused service companies, niche players and innovative start-up firms.

We have specialist recruitment teams focused on Wireline, Slickline, Coiled Tubing, Drilling, Cementing, Drilling Fluids and Downhole Technology.
With global capabilities and US offices in Houston, Texas, we bring an unrivalled understanding of corporate operations, and a team of Oilfield Services recruitment specialists with an unmatched candidate and deep market knowledge.

THE TYPES OF ROLES FOR WHICH WE RECRUIT INCLUDE:

  • Engineering/R&D
  • Field Services
  • Technical Sales
  • Sales / Business Development
  • Interpretation/Analysis
  • Operation Management
  • C-suite / Executive search …and many more

RECRUITING FOR PROJECT SERVICES IN THE US

When it comes to recruitment expertise in Project Services, no one is as connected as Petroplan. In the oil and gas industry, project services embrace everything from planning, cost-control, estimating, project accounting, document control and quantity surveying, so the need for the best talent is paramount.

In fact, the founders of Petroplan were from project engineering backgrounds, so Project Services is core to our recruitment business. As this is a broad field, we organise our activities around the phases of exploration and development; particularly in the early stages of upstream activity, when companies are exploring sites for drilling and setting-up a site for production.

Onshore or offshore, technical and non-technical, Petroplan understands the pragmatic approach that project services talent take to their work, and is perfectly placed to source the right people, whatever the role.

THE TYPES OF ROLES FOR WHICH WE RECRUIT INCLUDE:

  • Project Services Manager
  • Project Controls Manager
  • Planning Manager
  • Planning Engineer
  • Cost Manager
  • Cost Engineer
  • Document Controller …and many more

EXECUTIVE SEARCH FOR OIL, GAS AND ENERGY IN THE US MARKET

With the current challenges in the oil, gas and energy market, we understand that the need to find the right executive talent to lead and manage business change is probably at its most critical for a decade.

Petroplan is uniquely placed to find talent for executive appointments in this market as not only are we specialist recruiters with 40 years experience in the sector, but we are also able to apply a tailored and cost-effective search methodology that results in a successful search campaign for executive talent in line with your time frames and needs ,that is focused on technical competence, cultural fit and regional experience.

We have a strong US network, backed with in-depth local insight and solid, established relationships. For candidates, this means a personalized service and the knowledge we’ll support them throughout their career. For employers, it means quality executive candidates, every time – and a significantly reduced hiring period.

THE TYPES OF ROLES FOR WHICH WE RECRUIT INCLUDE:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Projects Director
  • Head of Engineering
  • Chief Information Officer
  • SVP Human Resources
  • SVP Sales and Marketing …and many more

RECRUITING FOR IT TALENT IN THE US MARKET

Petroplan fuels the technology needs of the oil, gas and energy industry with top digital and IT talent. In today’s connected world, a company is not able to have a global presence without a strong IT and digital team on staff. Whether it’s personnel for the Digital Oil Field or professionals developing and running your business-critical applications and infrastructure; Petroplan can source and attract these in-demand experts.

Ensuring you develop the key technology strengths in your team such as Web Engineering, Database Engineering, IT Security and Cloud Engineering , is a growing priority for most energy industry organizations. Without these working together it makes it difficult to stay competitive and safeguard your technology investments.

Here at Petroplan we have specialized Software Engineering Recruiters who focus on talent in technology, and source for it day in and day out.
As a supplier to the oil, gas and energy markets, we therefore understand both the demands of this industry and how to attract technical talent to the roles that will give you a competitive edge.  Our speed in sourcing quality candidates will ensure your technology investments pay off sooner.

Now is the time to enhance your technical team, reconsider the software you are utilizing, and take the necessary steps to enhance your technology where it counts.

THE TYPES OF ROLES FOR WHICH WE RECRUIT INCLUDE:

  • Software Engineers
  • Cloud Engineers
  • Mobile Developers
  • Web Developers
  • Database Engineers
  • Cyber Security Engineers
  • Data Analytics
  • VP / CIO / Director
  • Infrastructure Management
  • ERP Implementations …and many more

RECRUITING FOR SAP IN OIL, GAS AND ENERGY

In line with the focus in the oil and gas markets across the world on efficiency through digital improvements, Petroplan are working with organizations who are looking to leverage their new and existing SAP investment.

We understand the subtleties involved in IT, digital and software development disciplines in all our locations. In the US, we have a network of SAP professionals. Many candidates are in consulting but most with experience of working on enterprise solutions within the engineering and energy markets. In addition, this experience enables us to speed up the time to hire for urgent roles as well as recruiting for hard-to-fill roles.

THE SAP ROLES FOR WHICH WE RECRUIT INCLUDE:

  • Senior SAP Director or Management personnel
  • SAP Functional Analysts (across all modules)
  • SAP Technical Developers (ABAP,BI, BW, BO, BPC, HANA, BASIS)
  • SAP Training Developers ..and many more

Case Studies

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Tailored mobilisation for contractors in harsh environments

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Exceptional contractor management services in AGT & Caspian Sea

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Consistently delivering excellence at a global level

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Our Recruitment Process

Petroplans Recruitment Process

Gain a thorough understanding of the job role, client and desired candidate via Account Manager.

Find the candidate through Petroplan’s relationship based approach to talent attraction

Screen applicants through phone, face-to-face or skype to create the prospect list.

Qualify prospected candidates with references taken and qualifications verified

Provide shortlist of candidates to client and obtain feedback while discussing the strengths and weaknesses of each

Confirm, arrange and conduct interviews and offer management until final acceptance.

Testimonials

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