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Drilling Engineer

Aberdeen (with overseas/offshore trips)
Job Posted
7th Aug 2018



  • Demonstrate exemplary QHSE attributes and act as a safety leader within the Zenith organisation.

  • To deliver Well operations on time and budget with no harm to personnel, assets or the environment.

  • To work with our clients using the Well Delivery Process to develop the Basis of Design for all Well operations

  • To be fully involved in early project planning to maximise value through optimal well design.

  • To ensure cost estimates for wells at each stage of the well delivery process for budget and AFE purposes.

  • Responsible for ordering any equipment required for well construction.

  • Preparation and submission of necessary statutory and regulatory consents and approvals in a timely manner for the drilling of Wells.

  • Preparation of risk assessment with service company and rig contractor personnel to prove well designs are operationally fit for purpose and efficient.

  • Liaison with service company personnel during upfront planning, operations support and post job.

  • To coordinate all ‘Drill Well on Paper’ activities prior to commencing operations.

  • To produce quality Drilling procedures with principle focus on delivering safe and efficient operations.

  • To provide Engineering support at the rig-site to the Drilling Supervisor.

  • Preparation of end of well reports and ensuring timely close out of vendor end of well reports and after-action reviews etc.

  • Ensure all well reporting and data are effectively recorded.

  • Work in compliance with the Zenith Management System.

  • Active participation, promotion and development of Zenith Safety and Environmental policies.

  • Familiarity with UK regulations and procedures.






  • Ability to work with individuals from a varied background in multi-cultural environments.

  • Presents themselves in a professional and ethical manner appropriate to Zenith’s values.

  • Maintain a safe working environment, complying with and promoting the Company’s HSEQ policy.

  • Works collaboratively within a team environment and takes initiative to get things done.

  • Ability to communicate in a respectful manner, both verbally and written.


    Skills & attributes 


  • A motivated self-starter, proactive, flexible and able to respond positively to challenge and ad-hoc requests.

  • Ability to contribute to the team, but equally work on own initiative with minimum supervision.

  • Strives for continuous improvement; brings solutions and constantly seeks new and better ways to work to achieve Operations Excellence.

  • Actively shares Company vision and demonstrates ability to adapt to change.





  • Demonstrate Drilling Engineering experience both onshore and offshore

  • Working knowledge of well plan and casing design software.

  • Significant work experience in well operations.

  • Experience as a Wellsite Drilling Engineer



  • You should be based or willing to locate yourself in the Aberdeen area

  • You should be eligible to work in the EU.





  • Minimum of a Bachelors in Engineering or Science degree.

  • Previous Drilling Engineering Experience

  • Can evidence professional and personal ongoing development and/or learning.

  • Current offshore survival, medical and MIST certification.

  • Current IWCF Subsea Supervisors certification 

For further details or to apply please contact Jamie Leese on

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