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A perfect marriage of recruitment expertise & technology

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​In this month’s blog we would like to spend some time looking at how marrying recruitment expertise with the latest technology and software is helping to provide seamless, intelligent project delivery - and significant cost and time efficiencies - to a number of large companies across a range of industry sectors.

Founded in 1987, Orion Group is now Scotland’s largest independent recruitment company, and a global leader in the field, with a client list including Shell, BP, Total, Halliburton, Schlumberger and Babcock to name but a few. We have placed over £3bn worth of workforce solutions to the energy sector alone in the past 30 years and each year place over 4,000 contractors across 50 plus offices strategically dotted across the globe.

As a result of this vast experience, Orion Group implicitly understands the importance to clients of matching project delivery with exact manpower requirements, recognising that these elements constantly fluctuate as projects develop. This is an issue that we have personally worked tirelessly on for years with clients.

A direct response to this came in the formation of a partnership at Orion Group between our recruitment arm and our in-house completion and commissioning specialist arm, OCCMS. An intense period of research and development followed which has resulted in the development of a cutting-edge completions and commissioning management system software application that - when paired with our recruitment expertise - we believe will be the solution to a variety of project delivery issues.

A cutting-edge completions and commissioning management system

​Orbit, which we are showcasing at the EIC Connect Energy 2019 event in Manchester on September 10,

promises a seamless service delivery for our larger clients looking after entire projects, from commissioning through to decommissioning across a range of industry sectors including oil and gas, life sciences, clean energy projects and defence (approved for MOD use). This new completions and commissioning management system software application is a fully customisable and flexible platform that is already revolutionising project management and delivery, providing significant cost and time efficiencies.

A perfect marriage

​Orion Group’s recruitment expertise combined with our state-of-the-art OCCMS ‘Orbit’ technology delivers an unrivalled completions and commissioning service, enabling clients to prepare, execute and deliver successful outcomes to any event scenario, expansion or overhaul.

​The flexibility of the Orbit platform is unparalleled, having been utilised in more than 100 major greenfield or brownfield projects to date - including covering whole asset lifecycles from concept, to project, to operate and maintain and final run-down and decommissioning. One of the many benefits to clients of using Orbit is the provision of up-to-date forecasts for the right blend of contingent workers arriving on site at a project just-in-time (JIT).

​This is only the tip of the iceberg, however. The platform boasts a full suite of completion and commissioning services including: consultancy; commissioning execution; specialist manpower supply; start-up, performance test and early-ops support; and completion and commissioning management.

Maximum flexibility & usability

​Orbit provides maximum ease of use and flexibility for clients, offering live and remote task reporting, advance work packaging, paperless execution and paperless handover that will drive early warning and efficient execution on any project.

​Fully supported from the UK, Orbit comes with an easy interface CMS system and can be Windows or web-based and hosted internally or externally. Orbit also assists with IR35 compliance and is aligned with new UK tax laws affecting contractors.