Focussed Industry Recruitment

Petroplan prides itself on its in-depth understanding of the key disciplines in which oil and gas professionals work. Our teams are formed to provide specialist discipline recruitment.

All our recruiters on joining, whether they are experienced or new to the industry undergo industry related training. This ensures they understand the operation of oil and gas projects and businesses to both give them context and learn the language of the sector.

We organise our teams to become subject matter experts across disciplines such as engineering, supply chain, project services, HSEQ, subsea, subsurface and construction to name but a few.

Key Specialist Discipline Recruitment Teams at Petroplan


Engineering is at the heart of the oil and gas sectors, and the need for the very best talent has never been greater. Through design, commissioning and construction, onshore and offshore, Petroplan is perfectly placed
to source an engineer for every occasion.

We are a team of oil, gas and energy recruitment specialists, known for our experience in engineering, and understand the subtleties involved in every phase of the exploration and development – onshore or offshore, greenfield or
brownfield sites. Our recruiters are experienced, highly trained and in close contact with the engineering community, speeding up time to hire for critical engineering projects.

Petroplan’s deep knowledge of the engineering industry means we have an in-depth understanding of task orientated and passionate engineering professionals. We know they’re committed and focused, and we’re perfectly placed to help them find the work they love.

Typical roles for which we recruit:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Process and Facilities Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Pipeline Engineering
  • Development Engineering


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.

Typical roles for which we recruit:

  • 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


Construction is an essential part of oil and gas exploration and development; with sites on and offshore demanding the build and management of pipelines, platforms, terminals, LNG plants, FPSO modules, jackets for rigs and well-heads. So the demand for skilled and reliable construction personnel is extensive.

Petroplan is perfectly placed to source and attract the right people for this work, through our wide referral network, and deep experience.

Petroplan’s background in the heritage and culture of these sectors means we understand the precision and straight-talking nature of construction professionals. But like them, we’re at ease communicating at different levels, from senior management to trades people.

Typical roles for which we recruit:

  • Construction Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Pipeline Construction Site Personnel
  • Pipeline construction Engineer
  • Offshore construction Engineer
  • Tanks Construction Engineer
  • Construction Site Representative


Employers in the oil and gas sector need great commercial talent, often at headquarters away from oil and gas exploration and production sites and traditional technical roles. These roles include HR, Sales and Marketing, Finance, Legal, IT and Risk Analysis or Management to name a few.

Typical roles for which we recruit:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Mergers and Acquisition Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Head of Representative Office
  • Senior Commercial Marketing Representative
  • Workstream Lead
  • HR Manager
  • Systems Accountant

Health Safety Environment and Quality (HSEQ)

HSEQ is critical to all levels of the oil and gas industry, from exploration and
design, to installation, production and transportation. There are continuous risks to life and the environment – and this discipline is involved at all stages of the market lifecycle.

Professionals working in HSEQ begin with the premise that all accidents are avoidable, and extol the virtues of training, advice, quality control and assurance, testing and reporting. So the need for the very best talent is enormous, and Petroplan is perfectly placed to source the right professional, whatever the role.

We understand that HSEQ professionals have an eye for detail to avoid accidents, and our goal is to match them with roles in which they can excel.

Typical roles for which we recruit:

  • HSE Engineer
  • HSE Manager
  • HSEQ Supervisor
  • Safety Officer
  • QA/QC Advisor
  • Technical Safety Engineer
  • HSEQ Data Technician
  • Welding and Coatings Inspector
  • Risk and Safety Engineer

Wells and Drilling

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, and our recruiters are highly trained, working with an established network of candidates to rapidly secure the best professionals for critical roles in this field, from engineers to superintendents.

Wells and Drilling technology is continually making new exploration  approaches possible – which brings an ongoing demand for talent. Petroplan is perfectly placed to source the right people to meet this demand.

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, opportunities and their contracts and payment terms. This expertise makes Petroplan the leaders in liaising with and attracting top talent in this field.

Typical roles for which we recruit:

  • Drilling Supervisor
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Drilling Superintendent
  • Completion Engineer
  • Completion Supervisor
  • Workover Supervisor
  • Fluids Engineer
  • Well Services and Interventions engineers
  • Engineers with knowledge of materials, logistics, contracts and cost


We act globally but think locally, with a team of specialist recruiters going beyond traditional engineering and project delivery roles.

From early project phases through FEED to detailed design, construction, commissioning and installation, our people immerse themselves in the technical skills needed by our clients.

As subsea projects increase in complexity, our ability to attract and deliver talented personnel becomes ever more important.

Typical roles for which we recruit:

  • Offshore Client Representative
  • Project Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Engineering Manager
  • Subsea Installation Engineer
  • Subsea Hardware Engineer
  • Subsea Controls Engineer
  • Subsea Systems Engineer
  • Subsea Pipeline Engineer


Petroplan boasts Subsurface experts who are comfortable communicating with the technically minded professionals required from junior to senior roles. We know they take a measured approach to their work and appreciate Petroplan’s attention to their technical competence, cultural fit and regional experience.

When it comes to recruitment expertise across the full subsurface spectrum, no-one looks deeper than Petroplan.

‘Subsurface’ is a growing team of specialist recruiters at Petroplan. Some of our consultants are graduates of Geology, giving them a solid understanding of the character of candidates in this field.

Typical roles for which we recruit:

  • Geologist
  • Operations Geologist
  • Petrophysicist
  • Geophysicist
  • Data Manager
  • Exploration Manager
  • Reservoir Engineer
  • Subsurface Manager
  • Petroleum Engineer


In the oil and gas industry, marine professionals can be particularly hard to find. This is a specialised area of recruitment, and line managers need to find the right people quickly.

Petroplan has a strong understanding of the professionals who work in these roles: people dedicated to the sea, with a love and understanding of the challenges and opportunities this environment presents. After all, these are the resourceful, self-sufficient professionals who design, manage and maintain vessels. Starting from Third Engineers through to Naval Architects and Marine Managers.

Typical roles for which we recruit:

  • Marine Managers
  • Marine Superintendents
  • Master Mariner / Captains
  • Offshore Crew
  • Marine Surveyor
  • Naval Architect
  • Marine Advisor

Project Services

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.

Typical roles for which we recruit:

  • Project Services Manager
  • Project Controls Manager
  • Planning Manager
  • Planning Engineer
  • Cost Manager
  • Cost Engineer
  • Document Controller


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 and across EMEA, 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.

Typical roles for which we recruit:

  • 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

Supply Chain

The control of costs, focus on quality and need for the best talent have never been more important to the oil and gas industry. Tougher trading conditions demand savings and efficiencies through procurement, contractual obligations and supply chain management, are top of the agenda for gas and oil exploration businesses. And that means securing the very best personnel.

At Petroplan, we are known for our ability to source professionals in supply chain, procurement and contract management, and we’re perfectly placed to source the right people to commission, buy and move materials effectively around the world. We understand the strengths of supply chain professionals – their ability to source items, reduce costs, improve margins, understand contract terms, lead times and international commercial and culture practices – so we can find the best talent quickly.

Typical roles for which we recruit:

  • Senior Buyer
  • Buyer
  • Procurement Officer
  • Category Manager
  • Technical Buyer
  • Operations Buyer
  • Project Buyer
  • Head of Procurement and Supply Chain

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


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