Project Operations Engineer

Posted 05 December 2023
Salary £600 - £650 per day + PAYE rate (Inside IR35) + holiday pay
Job type Contract
DisciplineEnergy Recruitment
Contact NameMichael DaCosta

Job description

Project Operations Advisor

Job Summary:

Our client is seeking a highly experienced and motivated Project Operations Engineer / Advisor to join the team in Surrey a leading power generation and carbon capture project that forms part of the UK government's ambitious plans to reach Net Zero.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in developing a fit-for-purpose utility industry scale OMS (operations management system) that can effectively control Major Accident Hazards.

The successful candidate will be responsible for documenting the Local OMS, creating a single region-wide plan integrating all workstreams from all functions, and planning the stand-up of the Operating Company.


  • Lead the development of a comprehensive Local OMS for the New energy businesses in North East UK.
  • Prepare detailed decision papers supporting key choices made during the OMS development process
  • Consolidate input from various workstreams and functions to create a unified region-wide plan
  • Oversee the planning and execution of the stand-up of the Operating Company
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment and integration of OMS activities
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory requirements and industry standards


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related technical field, or equivalent industry experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in developing and implementing OMS systems
  • Minimum 10 years in the oil and gas, chemicals, downstream, or utility industries.
  • Proven track record of success in leading complex operations in uncertain environments
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Collaborative approach and willingness to work effectively within a team environment
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented with a strong work ethic

Key Skills and Competencies:

  • Systematic and analytical
  • Open-minded and adaptable
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Collaborative and team-oriented
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented
  • Excellent communicator


Competitive Daily rate (Inside IR35)
Opportunity to work on a cutting-edge project with significant impact
Chance to make a real difference in the future of energy in the UK Dynamic and supportive work environment with opportunities for professional growth

To Apply:

If you are a highly experienced and motivated Project Operations Engineer / OMS Specialist with a passion for the energy industry, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your CV and a compelling cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and qualifications for immediate consideration.

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.