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Offshore Recruitment

When it comes to offshore recruitment, finding a job can be difficult. But here at Orion Group, we have you covered. Looking for a new role within the sector or decided to change career paths? We have many options and opportunities for you to view.

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Orion has a variety of positions available all over the world. We are able to offer maintenance, marine, drilling, and rig jobs in this area on many different terms. These include contract, permanent, temporary, and interim.

Apply for the latest offshore oil rig jobs

Orion Group has more than 35 years of experience placing oil rig professionals in their ideal roles.

Our expert offshore recruitment division works with some of the largest oil and gas companies in the world and has a wealth of experience matching candidates to a range of offshore oil industry positions across exploration, production, and supply chain to ensure the safe and efficient operation of offshore facilities.

So, whether you’re looking for your next job on an oil platform or are interested in learning more about the different types of positions on offer with Orion Group, learn more about the opportunities available below.

Offshore oil rig job disciplines

Our dedicated oil and gas recruiters work with candidates across a range of offshore oil and gas disciplines:

  • Drilling

  • Environmental

  • Electrical and Technical

  • Maintenance

  • Geology

  • Reservoir

  • Production

  • Facilities

  • Marine

  • Health & Safety

  • Logistics

  • Structural

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Quality Assurance

  • Project Management

What do offshore oil rig workers do?

Offshore engineers use a diverse range of disciplines to safely explore, extract, process, and transport hydrocarbons from offshore locations.

Oil platforms can have a crew of up to 200 workers who live and work together in close proximity for weeks at a time, and there are many different tasks that need to be performed to keep the drilling platform running efficiently.

As such, there are numerous opportunities available not just for engineers, but also for electricians, drilling technicians, labourers, and other support jobs.

Types of offshore oil rig roles

Structural Engineer

Oil platforms are structurally very complex, which means structural engineers are a vital part of the offshore team. Their main responsibilities are to sustain both drilling and pipeline operations to ensure the safe and efficient running of the platform.

Drilling Engineer

Drilling engineers play an essential role in oil drilling operations, and are responsible for developing and implementing drilling programmes, as well as planning and overseeing all drilling operations to ensure work is carried out in line with the necessary environmental protection standards.

Pipeline Engineer

Pipeline engineers are responsible for pipeline design and monitoring and must also supervise pipeline maintenance and repairs. Once the oil is extracted, they must ensure it is transported and stored in a safe, efficient way.

Project Manager

With so much to oversee on the offshore platform, project managers must plan, implement, and monitor large-scale construction and engineering projects and ensure the necessary resources are available so that all work is completed on time, according to budget, and in line with best practice.


With oil platform workers facing challenging conditions, specialist health, safety, and environment (HSE) professionals are an essential part of the team. As part of their role, they are responsible for managing risks and ensuring the optimum safety of all crew at all times.


Roustabouts are responsible for general labour on the oil rig, such as ongoing maintenance, basic repair jobs, and unloading and managing supplies. A roustabout position is an ideal entry-level position for somebody interested in starting out in an offshore role.

Benefits of working in offshore oil rig jobs

Oil and gas companies are always on the lookout for talented oil and gas professionals to live and work on offshore oil platforms all over the world, which means there are numerous benefits to working in an offshore oil rig job.

Forefront of technology

As drilling techniques and technologies continue to evolve, the ability to extract undersea oil is constantly improving - which means that you will be working on exciting, high value projects at the forefront of innovation.

Excellent pay

Working on an oil rig is a lucrative career with incredibly competitive rates of pay due to the demanding nature of the roles and the nature of the skills required. Plus, with all your meals catered for, your money goes further too.

Rotational schedules

Most oil rigs follow a rotational work schedule and will typically see you work two weeks on followed by two weeks off. More skilled jobs could be two weeks on followed by three weeks off.

Career progression

With a variety of different jobs available and the chance to work in permanent and contract positions, offshore oil rigs provide unmatched opportunities for career growth and advancement.

Why Orion Group

With over 35 years of experience recruiting for the offshore oil and gas industry, our offshore recruitment team are experts in helping talented offshore workers find exciting and fulfilling positions on oil platforms with some of the world’s leading oil and gas companies.

We place over 2,500 contractors, both permanent and temporary, each year, and are passionate about always finding the right roles for our candidates. We will take the time to get to know you, your skillset, and your experience, to make sure we match you with your perfect offshore role.

Ready to take the next step in your oil and gas career? Register your CV or contact us today to learn more about how we can help.

How we will support you

When you trust Orion Group to help you find your next offshore role, we will go above and beyond to ensure the recruitment process is as smooth and straightforward as possible.

We will guide you through every step of the process, providing functions such as:

  • Guidance on market rates

  • Qualifications

  • Security clearance

  • Disclosure/DBS processes

  • PPE requirements

  • Travel arrangements

  • Transport requirements

  • Immigration support

  • Deployment advice

Apply for offshore oil rig jobs with Orion Group

Ready to take the next step in your career and find your perfect offshore job? Whether you’re looking for your next role on an offshore oil rig or are keen to enter the oil and gas industry for the first time, discover the offshore vacancies we are currently working on here.

Alternatively, register for an Orion Group account and sign up for job alerts to be the first to hear about our latest roles as soon as they come in.

Get in touch

Head office - Inverness

Orion House, Castle Heather, Inverness IV2 611

Tel: +44 1463 230 860