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Our specialist division work on a significant amount of Oil & Gas engineering jobs both onshore and offshore across the UK and internationally. Our clients send us a variety of roles, often exclusively, meaning that you would hear about our mechanical, electrical, surveyor, subsea, HSE, installation, pipeline and process engineering roles first.

Alternatively you can browse our latest job roles below, or use the search tool at the top of the page to narrow your search by location and discipline.


  1. Senior EC&I PDMS Designer


    Area: Stockton-on-Tees

    Sector: Oil & Gas

    Salary: Market related

  2. Reliability & Maintenance Consultant


    Area: UK

    Sector: Oil & Gas

    Salary: Market related

  3. Instrumentation Engineer


    Area: UK

    Sector: Oil & Gas

    Salary: £45k - 50k per year + Company Car, Bonus, Pension & Private Healthcare

  4. Production engineer


    Area: Scotland

    Sector: Oil & Gas

    Salary: Market related

  5. Business Unit Leader


    Area: North West

    Sector: Oil & Gas

    Salary: £90k - 100k per year

  6. Environmental Engineer


    Area: Netherlands

    Sector: Oil & Gas

    Salary: Market related

  7. Electrical Technician


    Area: Kent

    Sector: Oil & Gas

    Salary: Market related

  8. SAP Master Data Manager


    Area: UK

    Sector: Oil & Gas

    Salary: Market related

  9. Advanced Analytics Specialist


    Area: UK

    Sector: Oil & Gas

    Salary: Market related

Oil and Gas Engineering Job Disciplines

Our Recruiters are working with candidates in a variety of Oil & Gas Engineering disciplines across exploration and production, onshore and offshore, including but not limited to:

  • Design
  • Electrical
  • HSE
  • Structural
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Pipelines and Installation
  • Project
  • Planning
  • Process
  • Fabrication
  • Construction
  • Drilling
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Instrumentation and Controls
  • Technology
  • Welding
  • Subsea
  • Cost
  • Marine
  • Geotechnical
  • Loss Prevention
  • Mechanical
  • Commissioning and decommissioning
The Oil & Gas industry is beginning to grow again, and our clients are looking to hire both permanent and Ltd contracting engineers at all levels, from entry level through to director. Contact us with your CV and we’ll get to work on matching you with the right role.

Our job locations

Oil & Gas is a key contributor to the UK’s energy supply as well as making a significant contribution to the economy. With over 300,000 jobs delivered through or supported by upstream Oil & Gas activity in the UK, we understand the importance of finding the right people in the right locations. There are over 10,000 wells, 3000 pipelines and 250 fixed installations where we have focused on building a varied candidate network across key locations in London, the South East and Aberdeen areas, to help meet our client’s project demands, both onshore and offshore.

Across the UK nearly 60% of jobs in the Oil & Gas industry are in England, with approx. 40% in Scotland. There are a number of key locations in England which are often located near ports. The South East accounts for 10% of Oil & Gas jobs, the North West 6%, and West Midlands and Eastern England 5%.

We also have a dedicated international team working to fill vacancies across Europe, including France, Norway, Italy and Germany, as well as Africa within Ghana, Kenya and Chad.

Types of Oil & Gas engineering

  • Petroleum Engineer: The general purpose of a Petroleum Engineer is to maximise the hydrocarbon recovered from the ground, whilst ensuring the effect on the environment and cost is minimised. A Petroleum Engineer could be involved in research, evaluation, development or production working offshore or in an office environment. Their role could also include design, helping to locate Oil & Gas reserves, extraction or processing.
  • Reservoir Engineer: The purpose of a Reservoir Engineer is to maximise the value and efficiency of an Oil & Gas project using evaluation and extraction techniques. They use their skills to predict crude oil flow beneath the earth, analysing production to maximise efforts. Typically a Reservoir Engineer will hold a physics, chemistry or mathematics degree.
  • Drilling Engineer: A Drilling Engineer will implement drilling programmes and design wells whilst managing teams both on and offshore. They will focus on analysing performance, costs and budgets to ensure everything happens as planned. Typically a Drilling Engineer will hold an engineering or science degree.
  • Production Engineer: This role focuses on overseeing the design of equipment and its application during the Oil & Gas process. They monitor reservoir flows, wellbores and design systems so that materials can be effectively extracted. A Production Engineer would come from a scientific degree background.

Benefits of becoming an Oil & Gas Engineer

  • Higher rates of pay: Oil & Gas engineers often top the salary charts as the best paid both in the UK and internationally.
  • Supply of work: The Oil & Gas market is starting to grow again and with that the contracting and permanent job opportunities are growing alongside this.
  • Progression: With the opportunity to contract at a number of businesses and areas, you can quickly build up relevant experience to progress your career and earn the higher rates.
  • Freedom: If you decide to work as an Oil & Gas engineering contractor you have the freedom to pick when and where you want to work, giving you the chance to travel the world.

Working with candidates to build a career for life

We have been working with many of our Oil & Gas clients for over 10 years, providing candidates for onshore, offshore and drilling projects.

We build long term relationships with our candidates helping them throughout the whole recruitment process, guiding them through job selection, interview and offer negotiation.

Our Contractor Care Team are also on hand to help with on-boarding, insurances, clearances etc… to make sure you can start your role as quickly as possible whilst remaining compliant.

One of the reasons our contractors like to work with us is the ease of having all services in one place, including our in-house payroll team, to assist with your timesheets.

The Oil & Gas market has evolved over the past 5-10 years, investing in technology and advanced processed to improve process controls and efficiencies. Current vacancies reflect these changes with more roles emerging for control and instrumentation, automation and project management. We still have a huge demand for engineering roles across mechanical, electrical, piping and drilling so get in touch if you are currently available.

Our candidates have been quoted as saying we are:

“Extremely polite and helpful. Would highly recommend to anyone.”
“Everything dealt with very efficiently. Excellent work!”
“Very helpful and professional and friendly.”
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If you decide to register with us today you can be assured that we will contact you to discuss relevant Oil & Gas Engineering roles, asking permission before submitting you to a client.

Click here to register your CV call to speak to a member of our Oil & Gas team on +44 (0) 1925 907000, or email recruit@firstrg.com.

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