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We are Orion Group

Established in Scotland in 1987, Orion Group has achieved consistent growth over the ensuing years and is now an international leader in the provision of personnel to a number of industry sectors.

Why Choose Orion Group?

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Today Orion Group manages the placement of thousands of contractors and permanent personnel every year via their worldwide network of offices throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa.

Orion provides specialist recruitment services across a range of sectors including; Life Sciences, Renewables, Oil and Gas, Construction & Infrastructure, Mining, Nuclear, Power & Utilities, Marine, IT, Finance. Within our Value Outsourcing offering, Orion can also provide our clients with a range of Managed Service Programmes (MSP's) tailored to meet the exact requirements of your organisation and projects.

As well as contract positions, Orion Group also offer Permanent recruitment models covering all industry sectors. Our PartnerPlus Permanent recruitment model can be tailored to suit your exact needs and budget. Orion has the market intelligence and the experience necessary to take a holistic approach to project delivery - managing manpower provision from start to finish.

Our Values and Culture

A company's values and culture should lie are at the heart and drive of an organisation and at Orion Group we are no different. We like to get the best out of people, not just internally but also from our candidates and clients too - after all, people are our business worldwide.

Working together as a partnership is what we do best and delivering our values week in, week out is testament to what sits' behind the success of our company today.

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    Years in Business


    Number of Contractors per year


    Active Countries Worldwide


    % Net Carbon zero progress

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Orion History


​Orion Engineering Services Limited established in Inverness (Scotland)


​Aberdeen Operational Office opened to service North Sea and gas sector


  • ​Globalisation of Orion Group began

  • Baku (Azerbaijan) office opens


Manchester office opens


  • Moved into IT and Telecoms

  • Fife office opens


​Belfast Office opens


Offices open in Singapore and Calgary

OCCMS established

Moved into Renewables sector


Qatar office opens


  • ​New blue chip client global contracts awarded (Shell, BP and Exxon)

  • Mining division opened in Australia

  • Offices open in Angola and Oman


Won Prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category


Offices opened in PNG, Newfoundland, Anchorage (Alaska) Gabon and UAE


  • ​Record sales of over $540m.

  • Orion Awarded British Safety Council’s Sword of Honour

  • Philippines office opens


  • Celebrated 25 years in the industry

  • Win International Safety Award

  • Awarded a four year Enterprise Framework Agreement by Shell

  • Offices opens in Iraq, South Korea


​Offices opened in South Africa, Midland and US


  • ​Awarded BP F framework Agreement

  • Mozambique office opens

  • Orion ISP launched

  • CNOOC MSP contract awarded


Shanghai office opens


Joint Partnership with PetroVietnam established


  • Opened Life Sciences Division- Orion Life Sciences

  • Ireland office opens


  • ​Orion Life Sciences Netherlands office opens

  • Spirit Energy MSP contract awarded

  • Senegal office opens


​Orion Life Sciences North America opens

Neptune MSP contract awarded


  • ​Orion reaches 35 years in business

  • True North Partnership established in Uganda

  • Orion receives 4 industry awards for diversification


​Expansion into the Canadian market with our Calgary branch
Ramped up operations in Africa – with projects primarily in Algeria, Mozambique and Uganda
Major progress towards reducing the company’s carbon footprint.

Our Awards

Orion Group brands

​​Orion’s Employer of Record (EOR) service is a strategic solution that enables your organisation to tap into global talent, navigate complex international labour laws, and streamline workforce management with ease.

At Orion Group we understand the challenges and opportunities that come with global expansion. Our EOR services offer a comprehensive, hassle-free approach to workforce management, ensuring your business thrives in the global marketplace.


Orion EOR

​Metrum provides a complete measurement solution and look to fulfil all our client resource needs

Metrum has a multitude of operational experience gained in the fields of engineering, third-party audit, supervision, project management, field operations, training, measurement reporting and system design.Our solutions include cost-effective, fully-compliant and fit-for-purpose metering services



Orion Materials Management provides consultancy services to improve and optimise materials operations.


  • Provision of turnkey fully managed materials management service

  • Auditing materials management processes

  • Industry expert consultants and coaches

  • Inventory Optimisation

  • Competency assessments, training and development

  • Functional warehouse design

  • Value stream and end to end process mapping


Orion Materials Management

The Partner Plus recruitment model sits in-between the standardised contingent offering and traditional retained search.

Partner Plus operates within the Global Filtration and Nonwoven industries

The service offers;

100% Job fill ratio
Failsafe Fee structure, all guaranteed 
Market Intelligence 
Salary Benchmarking
Focus on Cultural and Organisation Fit
Passive talent pool Management 
Faster time to hire



​This fully customisable and flexible platform is already revolutionising project management and delivery for many of our key clients, providing significant cost and time efficiencies.

Orbit offers the latest in Commissioning software and is a structured control tool with three primary functions:

  • An electronic warehouse for the storage of data.

  • A system for monitoring task accomplishment.

  • A means of reporting the completion status of an item, system, plant and ultimately the project.



​Orbit completions and commissioning management system software application - developed in conjunction with our in house specialist completion and commissioning arm, OCCMS.

  • Full Paperless Completions

  • Advanced Work Packaging

  • Latest API interfacing

  • Competence based Access

  • Equipment Preservation



​Orion’s Integrated Service Provision is a flexible recruitment outsourcing programme that delivers a tailored and cost-effective resourcing capability.

With a variety of models, vendor management systems and processes, Orion can deliver a bespoke offering that will align with your preferred working practices. By working closely with you, Orion ISP is in a unique position to help your business maximise the economies of scale efficiencies secured from introducing our ISP along with service delivery improvements.


Orion ISP

​Our Orion Professional Services is all about partnering with our clients to find the best delivery solutions for their business transformation and change requirements.

Our approach to delivery is honest and transparent, ensuring our clients have full visibility every step of the way. This allows our clients to make informed decisions throughout their change processes and feel a major participant in the journey.



Our Leadership Team

Paul Savage

Paul Savage

Managing Director

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Ross MacRae

Ross MacRae

Group HR Director and Deputy Managing Director

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Gail Mackie

Gail Mackie


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Steven Greig

Steven Greig

Regional Director

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Mark Donnison

Mark Donnison

Regional Director - Energy

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Barry Cann

Barry Cann

OCCMS Managing Director and Group Technical Director

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Gavin Beaton

Gavin Beaton

Group Recruitment Director

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Stephen O'Connell

Stephen O'Connell

Divisional Director, Life Sciences

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Rory Black

Rory Black

Group Sales and Marketing Director

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Martin Bate

Martin Bate

Group Technical Permanent Hire Director

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Tom Hennessy

Tom Hennessy

Divisional Director & Key Account Director

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Andrew Mottershead

Andrew Mottershead

Global Sales Director

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