Be the best you can be

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Building careers in energy is what we do

Petroplan recruits professionals for the international oil, gas and energy sector. We also organise getting our candidates to their place of work and ensure they are paid correctly and on-time. To deliver this service to our clients and to the candidates who rely on us to find them great careers, we consist of many professionals who play to position. Recruiters, mobilisation consultants, payrolling and accounts professionals, marketers, technologists and business support personnel. We all count.

“Our aim is to be the most respected specialist, international energy recruitment business. Valued by our clients, candidates and contractors, we put our people at the centre of our business. We encourage everyone to play to position with a shared purpose of being the best we can be at Petroplan.”

Working at Petroplan

At Petroplan our teams have the option to flex their hours in order to end their week on a Friday lunchtime. We encourage our teams, especially those within a recruitment environment, to recharge and take time to relax. Our offices are situated across the globe in great locations so whether it’s seeing the sights of the UK capital, being on the slopes within 90 minutes of leaving Calgary or socialising in Houston, the boring 9 to 5 is not an option.

At Petroplan, we live up to our ‘Energy Talent Explorer’ strapline. Moving talent is in our DNA. We encourage our teams to think global when it comes to their careers with us.  We have offices in energy hubs across Europe, North America, Canada, Africa and the Middle East. Talented recruiters are in particular demand in our office locations as the experience of working across cultures allows for better understanding of the challenges faced by our candidates and employers.

We run a number of different Employee award schemes on a monthly, half yearly and annual basis with rewards ranging from a contribution to a prize of your choice to a company paid holiday. We have different categories for awards ranging from Most Valuable Player of the Month to Employee of the Year so there are plenty of opportunities for you to get recognised.

Highly competitive basic salaries, a lucrative commission structure, outstanding pension schemes and performance and profit related bonuses – there’s something for everyone. Solid IT infrastructure and support mechanisms ensure you have the tools for success at your fingertips.

A comprehensive benefits package including contributory pension, life insurance and a generous holiday allowance. Private health cover with a respected provider and additional benefits which may include money off gym memberships, access to prize draws and discounted holidays, plus further discounts at a range of high street stores and online retailers.

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Recruitment Careers

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Immerse yourself in the industry and develop your expertise.

In order to be the best we can be on behalf of employers and candidates we train our recruitment teams so they can develop industry discipline expertise. Some of our key markets include Engineering, HSEQ, Supply Chain and Project Services and the niche areas of Subsea and Drilling.

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Benefit from immediate access to a premium, prequalified talent pool.

Through an established active candidate base and our carefully cultivated passive professional network we are connected with  highly skilled individuals. This resource is constantly expanding and evolving as we reach more than 10 million people online. Our social advertising and database technology ensures we can track and connect with the very best talent the industry has to offer.

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Recruitment technology tools at your fingertips.

There is dedicated in-house IT support for the market-leading recruitment database and reporting; plus our recruiters are trained in the use of key applications like LinkedIn Recruiter, industry job boards and social media.

Business Careers

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We want you to succeed

There are no airs and graces at Petroplan; we operate within a relatively flat structure where everyone’s opinion matters. We are only successful if we play to position so continual professional development is encouraged no matter what your business discipline.


The Petroplan culture

We want you to love coming to work, so we work hard to create a positive working environment. Our energetic and friendly team regularly spend time together outside of work hours, developing trusted bonds that in turn promote collaborative and effective team work.

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Win recognition and awards

In many recruitment agencies the sole focus of the business is often recruitment activity; at Petroplan we know value is created throughout the whole business. We run monthly, half yearly and annual awards to acknowledge this, such as Most Valuable Player or Employee of the Year and encourage our teams to enter industry recognised events. This year our marketing team won the Onrec award for the most innovative use of social media in recruitment.

Our Career Paths

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Each of our recruiters are supported by formal sales/ recruitment programmes as well as having one to one support from their manager and the business; they are also supported by a team of resourcers who work to build and maintain our customer connections and ensure our database is kept clean and up to date.

Our experienced account managers nurture and strengthen our relationships which include some of the world’s leading organisations, ranging from consultancies to independents and major operators, assisting them in obtaining more value.

Our marketing team produce award-winning strategic advertising campaigns that achieve measurable results and help our recruiters and business development teams engage better.

Our finance and accounting teams work towards the common goal of providing the best client service in particular relating to invoicing and payments, while making sure our contractors are paid in a timely manner.

Our contractor mobilisation consultants (CMCs) are a specialist dedicated department dealing with contractor onboarding and mobilisation to ensure that our world-wide spread of contractors are safe and happy.

The Governance, Legal, HSEQ , Bid team, IT and HR teams make sure that our staff are protected from a legislative and technological point of view while providing much needed support in work, life and culture to our global offices.


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Petroplan Internal Jobs

Oil & Gas Recruiter - London
04 December 2017

Oil & Gas Recruiter - London

Location: Waterloo, London, UK
Salary: On offer is an attractive base salary Commission scheme

Petroplan, UK has a great opportunity for a Recruiter with 2 - 4 years "360 recruitment" experience. Preference for Oil & Gas, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Engineering, Electrical, Subsea, Construction, Drilling, Marine, Project Services or related industries

Please be aware that for the position of Oil & Gas Recruiter - London:

  • Applicants must currently be living in London / surrounds
  • Sponsorship is not available so applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship!

Oil & Gas Recruiter - London Job Description

  • Building strong relationships with specific clients to ensure Petroplan is their recruitment partner of choice and the first point of contact when business needs arise.
  • Business Development - researching and approaching new prospect companies, approaching and developing professional relationships with them and converting them to sustainable clients
  • Building strong relationships with candidates to ensure Petroplan is their preferred specialist recruitment partner in helping them achieve their career objectives and realise their potential. This will include achieving weekly targets in terms of candidate calls, and liaising and supporting researchers in their challenge to build a quality candidate database
  • Generating gross profit through placements in accordance with targets agreed with your line manager, ensuring you run a profitable and efficient desk
  • Sourcing candidates and liaising with other RC colleagues to ensure that you put forward the best candidates for the relevant role

Oil & Gas Recruiter - London Job Requirements:

Essential - if you do not fulfil these requirements, you will not be considered for the position:

  • Have 2-4 years "360 recruitment" agency experience, within Oil & Gas, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Engineering, Electrical, Subsea, Construction, Drilling, Marine, Project Services or related industries
  • Proven track record in billing and business development
  • Be able to demonstrate good experience in developing and maintaining client and candidate relationships, preferably with passive candidates
  • Be resilient, determined, proactive and keen to challenge

Benefits for the Oil & Gas Recruiter - London role

  • International opportunities
  • Investment in you and your career
  • Early finishes
  • Regular casual dress
  • Working from home opportunities
  • Your suggestions are actually considered

Please contact Lindsay Sher on 44 (0) 203 667 8624 or [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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

Recruitment Team Manager - Houston
04 December 2017

Team Manager: Commercial Recruitment
Petroplan, as a continuously growing specialist Energy recruitment business, is looking to recruit a Team Leader for our Commercial division, based in Houston, Texas. The commercial team is responsible for direct hire and contract recruitment for the following functions: Sales; Human Resources; Finance; Procurement & Supply Chain.

In this role, you will take overall responsibility for the strategy and delivery of the Commercial team. You will lead and be responsible for your team's business development and candidate generation activities. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to manage and drive success across the team whilst working their own portfolio and leading from the front. We have a very established client base within Oil and Gas which we have built up over the last 40 years. This is an opportunity with unlimited potential for the right candidate.

Key responsibilities in the role will be: -

  • Management and growth of the Commercial Team in support of the overall business strategy, ensuring that Recruitment Consultants are properly resourced in line with client demand and that they are being lead, managed, properly assessed and developed throughout the year. This includes monitoring their performance against KPI's and other objectives.
  • Individual coaching and mentoring of Recruitment Consultants and Resourcers (where applicable)
  • Ensuring quality assurance and compliance and that a systematic recruitment procedure is followed

Strategic Business Development

  • Working with the Regional Directors, Account Managers and fellow Team Leaders to agree business development targets with a view to increasing the profitable client base each year
  • New business development with a focus on the Commercial market and increasing gross profit over each financial year
  • Building strong relationships with clients, understanding their business and people strategy (and therefore their resourcing needs) and implementing strategies to meet those needs, thereby ensuring Petroplan is their recruitment partner of choice and the first point of contact when business needs arise.
  • Managing commercial negotiations with clients including agreement of commercial terms and negotiation of fees, mark-up etc. and ensuring that comprehensive records are produced and maintained
  • Filling vacancies and achieving your own placement and gross profit targets

Skills & experience

You will:

  • Be an experienced Senior Recruitment Consultant or Team Leader with proven experience of sales delivery in a results-focused environment, within the Commercial sector
  • Have strong experience in recruitment (3-5 years), with a proven track record in billing
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the financial drivers of a business to enable improvement in gross profit against each client
  • Demonstrate good experience in developing and maintaining client and candidate relationships, preferably with passive candidates
  • Build and motivate your team, encourage creative thinking and inspire them to over-achieve
  • Have an inquiring and inquisitive mind that thrives on building relationships at all levels

For more details please contact Lindsay Sher at [email protected] or call 1 832 548 0613

Please note you must be fully eligible to live and work in the USA to be considered for the role above.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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

Recruitment & Contracts Administrator - Fixed Term Contract
23 November 2017

A varied and interesting admin role interacting with international clients and contractors across a range of seniority levels.

This Contracts & Mobilisation Consultant role can be based in Waterloo, London or Guildford, Surrey (with travel to our office in Waterloo, London around once a week (or vice versa)

This position is a one year fixed term (maternity cover) contract. Our Mobilisation team has a vital role in ensuring that high quality and standards are maintained when dealing with the mobilisation of contractors to our global client base. You will be dealing with both contractors and clients across a range of seniority levels.

The work is complex and requires a logical mind and perceptive approach as well as a patient, can-do attitude.

We are looking for people who have the personality to match the experience.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Demonstrate a professional level of written and verbal communication
  • Have administrative experience within a fast-paced industry
  • Be confident, have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop relationships quickly
  • Have superb organisational and administrative skills
  • Have a proven track record of a strong ability to prioritise
  • Have excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, Outlook and preferably previous experience of using databases) and typing skills of at least 45 wpm
  • Work well under pressure, with a robust and resilient attitude to deal effectively with work demand
  • Have outstanding attention to detail, presentation and overall high work standards
  • Be persuasive and persistent
  • Be flexible and adaptable


  • Experience of working in the Recruitment or Travel industry
  • Proficiency in conversational Greek

Role and responsibilities for this position:

  • Managing the new starter induction process for contractors commencing assignments with your allocated clients. This includes handling all mobilisation procedures such as travel, visas, work permits, offshore training, medicals and accommodation. It will involve close liaison with clients and contractors as well as our internal account managers, recruitment consultants and finance/payroll team
  • Key contact for assigned contractors, dealing with queries and complications promptly and efficiently
  • Developing and building on contractor and client relationships together with passing any key information/leads to the relevant account manager.
  • Updating, managing & monitoring contractor information on the internal database (full training will be provided)
  • Ensuring the relevant Accounts Managers and Recruiters are alerted of any relevant information about their contractors including contract amendments, extensions, terminations, payment issues (if they require escalation) and potential leads.
  • Managing the contractor's contract, renewal, amendments, and discussing new terms.
  • Tracking visas/work permits/medical renewals and rotation schedules.
  • Client and contractor visits

Please send your CV to Claire Salter on [email protected]

Please note you must be fully eligible to live and work in the UK to be considered for the role above

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

Recruitment Consultant - Permanent - Calgary
09 November 2017

Recruitment Consultant - Permanent - Calgary

Location: Calgary, Canada

Your Boss: Regional Recruitment Manager - responsible for Petroplan's overall business performance in Canada

About Us: Petroplan has a great reputation as a global specialist recruiter of professionals working in the oil, gas and energy industry. We haven't diluted our offer even when times have been tough. We remain committed to finding work for the people who are dedicated to their industry and craft. We are too - we are the people experts in our industry. And we also like to have a life! So, if the sociable and outdoor lifestyle is for you read on.

Why become an employee at Petroplan Canada?

Location: Situated in this oil sands hot spot, Calgary boasts the highest hours of sunshine in Canada, what couldn't you do with over 2500 hours! It's rated as one of the top 5 best cities to live in the world and the cleanest. Not only that but your salary goes further with no provincial sales tax.

Attractions: Like all our offices, the Calgary office operates flexible working with Friday afternoons available as free time, so whether you want to take advantage of the slopes, the 700 kilometres of pathways, golf in one of Alberta's many courses or just indulge in the great food and cafe culture - you'll never be bored.

People: Our successful established team are close to our key clients who are also situated in Alberta, and have built up a solid candidate network of oil and gas professionals. Our relationships with both make finding and placing great people into sustainable careers a natural consequence of Petroplan's respected reputation.

Is this role for you?

You actually like working in a 360-recruitment role. Identifying talented candidates and convincing them and an employer that they belong together. What's more you enjoy convincing people at oil and gas employers who may have career opportunities that you and your team can solve their hiring headaches.

You're good at:

  • Creating a profit from recruitment

· Networking with hiring managers and senior people at employers
· Building strong candidate relationships based on trust and understanding of their career goals

  • Keeping on top of monthly activity measurement objectives

And even better at:

  • Negotiating fees that are fair but profitable

· Making your colleagues smile

  • Managing your own brand

Don't apply if:

You have never worked as a recruiter with 1-2 recruitment experience within external recruitment (agency)

Please send your resume to Lindsay Sher on [email protected] or call 1 832 548 0613

Please note you must be fully eligible to live and work in Canada to be considered for the role above

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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

Resourcer - Calgary
09 November 2017


We are looking for energetic, confident and ambitious individuals wanting to kick start a career in oil and gas recruitment!

Does this sound like you?

From day 1 you will be fully submerged into the exciting world of recruitment with the complete support from our experienced team. Comprehensive training will be ongoing to assist you on your journey from Resourcer to Recruitment Consultant and beyond! There's no time frame, you will progress based on your ability and performance, so prove yourself and you will advance quickly.

The oil and gas market is immense - there is lots of money to be made! Being part of such a niche industry allows for speedy career progression as well as the opportunity to earn an attractive benefits and commission package.

So apply now and be part of a growing specialist global recruitment consultancy.

Your immediate responsibilities will include:

Daily passive and active candidate sourcing
Communicating across the globe on a daily basis
Creating and developing relationships with candidates
Screening candidates and matching them to vacancies
Advertising vacancies using relevant job boards etc.
Learning about the recruitment process
Drive sales through building long term relationships
Sourcing and selecting candidates against vacancies, assisting the relevant recruitment consultant on each vacancy
Hitting placement and KPI targets
Building the business' candidate database, ensuring all candidates' full details are stored and kept updated; putting new candidate details on our recruitment as instructed by account managers

Desired Skills and Experience:

6 months relevant recruitment resourcing experience (preferably within oil & gas) OR a Recent Graduate with a related qualification
You must:
Have an inquiring and inquisitive mind which thrives on building relationships at all levels
Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Be able to gain people's confidence, put them at ease and develop relationships quickly
Be persuasive and persistent
Be of smart appearance
Have good organisational and administrative skills
Have excellent IT skills - a working knowledge of Linked In is preferred as is database experience
Have the ability to work well under pressure, with a robust and resilient attitude in order to deal effectively with work demand
Have a good eye for detail, presentation and overall high work standards
Have a committed, keen and hardworking attitude; able to organise oneself and deliver result's

Please send your resume to Lindsay Sher on [email protected] or call 1 832 548 0613
Please note you must be fully eligible to live and work in Canada to be considered for the role above.

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

Contact Petroplan

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We are not an ordinary recruitment business. We are a people business.

Your well being is central to our ethos.

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