Drilling Engineer


Job description

We have a current opportunity for a Drilling Engineer on a contract basis with our client one of the world’s leading energy companies.

The Drilling Engineer is responsible for the delivery of well designs, planning, and programs that meet business objectives, adequately address safety and operational risk, follow local regulations and conform to company practices. The Drilling Engineer applies in-depth subject knowledge as an independent practitioner in the well planning and construction process, capable of performing a leading role in a multi-discipline team both in terms of planning and execution support for the assigned well projects.

This assignment is based in Aberdeen UK, and has been determined as INSIDE IR35 and therefore is offered on PAYE.
Please note we can only progress candidates with the right to work independently in the UK.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
Safety, Risk Management and Compliance
* Carry out well design, permitting, and operations in compliance with local regulations and conformance with bp practices.
* Manage well-specific Risk Registers and the risk management process
* Identify well control and process safety risks and ensure mitigations in well design / operations.
* Delivers reliability / integrity be carrying out equipment assurance and reviewing QA/QC documentation.
* Perform Engineering Self-Verification and Oversight.
* Apply judgement in application of bp practices, identify deviations if required, develop and recommend risk mitigation plans and any required Management of Change documentation.

Well Planning and Execution
* Responsible for the delivery of drilling engineering work tasks on wells projects.
* Responsible for drilling engineering inputs to multi-function / stakeholder activities from project initiation to execution.
* Responsible for the delivery of drilling engineering design and planning activities.
* Provide drilling engineering inputs for the required Decision Gate support material.
* Perform right-scoping to identify the optimal well design concept.
* Develop well (AFE) and project (FM) cost estimates.
* Conduct offset and wells benchmarking.
* Develop well BOD and DGOP documents.
* Responsible for the delivery of operational support during execution including the development of WWI.
* Conduct AAR with the operational team.
* Develop and recommend drilling engineering solutions to problems encountered during well execution.
* Responsible for the delivery of EOWRs.
* Deliver continuous improvement projects, optimize drilling performance and recommend new and more efficient ways to improve drilling performance.
* Coaches or mentors less experienced drilling engineers.

Preferred Education, Experience and Certification
* Bachelor of Science in an Engineering discipline or higher.
* 6+ years of industry experience in drilling.
* Well Control Certification Combined Supervisor, IWCF/IADC.
* Excels in drilling engineering detailed design and drilling operation execution
* Experience with Landmark suite software for modelling casing design, directional well plan, hydraulics, torque & drag in order to coach others.

If you feel you have the skills and experience to perform well in this role we want to hear from you. Please follow the link to apply and upload a copy of your latest CV for immediate consideration

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
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.

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