Mechanical Engineer (Rotating)

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate HSE Leadership and contribute to company Safety Performance and Culture
  • Management and administration of the Mechanical and Maintenance team
  • Accountable for discipline deliverables required in the maintenance plan
  • Assumes responsibility for maintenance project planning execution (cost, schedule, material quantity and budget control for discipline items)
  • Verifies contractors work quality regarding specifications, reports, code application, submittal review, equipment selection, deliverables, and drawings
  • Carry out technical bid evaluations to ensure vendor compliance with material requisitions
  • Provide technical assistance in monitoring/optimizing equipment performance, in resolving rotating equipment operation and maintenance problems; contact internal and external experts as required
  • Deliver technical expertise and support to production operations
  • Initiation of modification projects and give technical expertise to modifications (follow up & close out)
  • Responsible for the Spare Part Program
  • Owner of technical documentation and requirements within discipline
  • Monitor and support company representatives within discipline for selected service contracts
  • Competence development and performance management
  • Give economic input to yearly maintenance budget process within discipline - and follow up
  • Input to resource requirements
  • Drives continuous improvement
  • Ensures effective management of change
  • Contributes to the IVB process

Internal & External Stakeholder Interfaces

  • There is a requirement to work cross functionally and interface within the company

Required Competences / Qualifications / Experience / Profile

  • Relevant Bsc higher degree. Relevant work experience may compensate for limited formal education
  • Typically a minimum of 5-10 years experience from a relevant field / discipline, with progressive leadership experience
  • Must have thorough knowledge (incl. maintenance standards) of rotating equipment ranging from turbines, engines, pumps, compressors and equipment packages
  • Requires deep knowledge of the specialist area, the E&P business and Oil & Gas industry
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills (both in motivating employees and influencing stakeholders)
  • Excellent communication skills both written and spoken in Dutch and English
  • Offshore travels must be expected


  • Drive
    The ability to strive for excellence, being energetic & resilient, taking personal responsibility for performance and delivering results
  • Supportive
    Ability to encourage and support success, performance and diversity, being approachable, assisting and developing to their needs to include strong mentoring, influencing and coaching abilities
  • Collaborative
    Working and communicating effectively with colleagues and stakeholders, respecting knowledge, experience and building effective relationships

Petroplan Today - Our Vision & Mission

Our core aim now, and since 1976, has been, and is, to provide exceptional talent solutions to the energy industry. This means delivering the right solutions to our business partners

  • through specialist knowledge and tenacity,
  • By creating strong business partnerships with our clients, contractors, candidates and suppliers, so that we can really understand their needs and truly assist,
  • Through our dedicated expertise, focused only on the Energy sector
  • By staying at the centre of the worldwide community for all those, we do business with.

Bringing over 44 years' experience, providing experts and professionals into roles across the energy sector from Engineering, Exploration and Production, O&M projects to Corporate & Commercial, over 55 countries, 550 clients and 65 disciplines, our experience, specialist industry and technical knowledge makes our team true experts.

Remaining niche to the Oil and Gas and, latterly, Renewables sectors, we can provide in-depth workforce solutions, via delivery from our global sector teams focused on Oil and Gas, Technology, Renewable Energy, Commercial and Executive/C-suite. To this end, we believe we can offer the full breadth of bespoke solutions and services based on all our clients' needs.


Josh Preston
Josh Preston
Recruitment Consultant