Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Mechanical Engineering
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Our client in Aberdeen is seeking a Senior Reservoir Engineer on a contract basis for a duration of 12 months. 

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary asset team, responsible for reservoir engineering input to Asset Development teams

At the senior level, the job holder will be expected to work on their own initiative will be involved in technically challenging projects which require the application of technical expertise.


  • Responsible for a wide range of reservoir engineering activities, including:
    • Reservoir management on existing fields to maximise economic recovery
    • Dynamic reservoir modelling and well test analysis
    • Generating production forecasts and reserves estimates
    • Identification of infill drilling targets
    • Planning and execution of technical programmes in conjunction with drilling/well operations teams.
  • Provides input to field development, exploration and drilling plans.
  • Participates in peer reviews and contributes to management and joint venture partner meetings.
  • Senior Reservoir Engineer will take a lead role in
    • Supporting the Asset Development Manager in opportunity identification and maturation
    • Supervise and co-ordinate activities of other reservoir engineers
    • Project management
    • Monitoring and applying new technologies



  • BSc in Engineering

  • MSc in Petroleum/Reservoir Engineering or related discipline


  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Proven ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Good understanding of reservoir management
  • Good working knowledge of reservoir engineering techniques
  • Good working knowledge of reservoir simulation and material balance software
  • Good understanding of the commercial implications of reservoir engineering activities
  • Up to date knowledge of technological developments, industry initiatives, etc.

  • Experience of working in an Operator environment
  • Experience of using ECLIPSE software
  • Experience with economic evaluations

  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills, including making presentations and technical report-writing
  • Pragmatic team player


  • Other development team members
  • Operational/Drilling teams
  • Project/Appraisal engineering teams
  • Commercial teams

  • JV/industry peers
  • Regulatory authorities e.g. HSE, OPRED
  • Reserves audit teams
  • Technical networks
  • Specialist consultants/study teams

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.