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With over 35 years of experience, Orion Group are industry leaders in placing oil and gas engineers for both local and international roles.
Our specialist oil and gas engineering division work on both offshore and onshore engineering roles across the UK and internationally, as well as in the exploration, production, and supply chain sectors. With offices throughout the UK, Europe, the US, and the Middle East, we are ideally placed to help you find your next role.
We work with a wide variety of clients on exciting oil and gas engineering roles, often exclusively, so if you want to hear about the best mechanical, electrical, HSE, installation, pipeline, and process engineering roles first, you’ve come to the right place.
If you’d like to be the first to know about the latest oil and gas industry opportunities, register your CV today for exclusive access to our latest oil and gas engineering jobs. Alternatively, browse the roles we are currently working on below.
Oil and gas engineering job disciplines
Our expert oil and gas engineering recruiters work with candidates on a range of oil and gas disciplines across exploration, production, and supply chain, both onshore and offshore:
What does an oil and gas engineer do?
Oil and gas engineers are professionals involved in the exploration, extraction, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas.
Types of oil and gas engineering roles
The main responsibility of a petroleum engineer is to maximise the reserves recovered from the ground, whilst ensuring the cost and effect on the environment is minimised. Petroleum engineers can be involved in research, evaluation, design, development, or production, and could work offshore or in an office setting.
Reservoir engineers maximise the value and efficiency of oil and gas projects by estimating the amount of recoverable hydrocarbons in a reservoir and optimising production strategies. Other responsibilities include conducting reservoir simulation and modelling to predict behaviour, as well as assessing reservoir performance over time.
Drilling engineers plan and oversee drilling operations and are responsible for implementing drilling programmes, selecting drilling equipment, managing drilling crews, analysing costs and budgets, and ultimately ensuring safe and efficient drilling processes to ensure all programmes happen as planned.
The main responsibility of a production engineer is managing the production of hydrocarbons from wells and facilities. As part of their role, they must optimise production processes, troubleshoot any issues, and monitor reservoir flows and design systems so materials can be effectively extracted, and outputs can be maximised.
Facilities engineers focus on the design, construction, and maintenance of oil and gas production and processing facilities, including processing plants, pipelines, and offshore platforms. They must ensure that all facilities are safe, efficient, and capable of handling the extraction and processing of hydrocarbons.
A completions engineer focuses on the competition of wells, including the design and installation of downhole equipment and systems, to maximise the productivity and longevity of oil and gas wells. They will also determine the best completion techniques for each well and oversee the execution of these strategies.
What are the benefits of working as an oil and gas engineer?
There are numerous benefits to working as an oil and gas engineer, from competitive salaries to significant opportunities for career growth.
High rates of pay
The oil and gas industry offers high salaries and impressive packages due to the technical expertise and demanding nature of the role, often topping salary charts in both the UK and internationally.
There are a wide range of career paths within oil and gas engineering, and with the opportunity to contract in different areas, you can quickly increase your skills to progress your career.
Forefront of technology
Working as an oil and gas engineer provides you with the opportunity to work at the forefront of technological innovation and work on cutting edge tools and industry-leading systems.
The global demand for energy remains significant, meaning numerous contracting and permanent oil and gas job opportunities are available and organisations are always seeking skilled professionals.
Why work with Orion Group?
As specialist recruiters for oil and gas jobs, there’s nothing our expert consultants don’t know about oil and gas engineering recruitment.
We have over 35 years of experience in partnering highly skilled candidates with industry-leading clients and understand the importance of matching the best talent to the right roles. We place over 2,500 contractors every year and have substantial experience placing both permanent and contract engineers at all levels, from entry-level positions through to director.
At Orion Group, we are truly passionate about people, which is why we take a holistic approach to recruitment and will take the time to get to know you, your experience, and your goals, to ensure we find the perfect oil and gas engineering role for you.
Ready to get matched with the right role? Register your CV or contact us today to take the next steps in your career.
How we will support you
People are our business at Orion Group, and we have years of experience in recruiting candidates in the oil and gas sector. When you trust us to help with your job search, our dedicated recruitment teams will take the time to get to know you to ensure we find the right role for you - and our support doesn’t stop there.
We understand that flexibility and speed are key when it comes to successfully placing candidates into the right roles, which is why our teams are on hand to guide you throughout the recruitment process and support with functions such as:
Guidance on market rates
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