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Well Site Drilling Engineer

Job Posted
4th Dec 2019
Staff Position
Start Date
16th Dec 2019


  • 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.
  • 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 offshore
  • 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 Honours Degree in Engineering or Science.
  • 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
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