Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Mechanical Engineering
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Dorset, United Kingdom


This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to be an integral part of a multi-skilled team working at our client's oil field near Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset.

This position has responsibility for providing day to day mechanical engineering support to the asset which will incorporate managing all aspects of the mechanical technician team in delivering a safe and efficient maintenance service to the operation. You will also be required to provide input to the long-term strategy for mechanical infrastructure of the asset.

This is a Mon-Friday, 7.5-hour role based in our client's offices.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with the technician team to plan and safely deliver the asset work schedule
  • Liaise with technicians, contractors and others to ensure efficient execution of maintenance and minor modification work
  • Co-ordinate the engineering review and approval of plant modifications
  • Plan and deliver minor mechanical projects / minor modification work as required
  • Analyse plant breakdowns and implement actions for improved performance; specify modifications to plant equipment and systems.
  • Manage the effectiveness of equipment maintenance strategies.
  • Review and optimise inventory requirements for mechanical equipment. Manage non-inventory procurement requirements including specification of equipment.
  • Support the training and development of technicians.
There are a number of Safety Critical Tasks that you will be made aware of and systems you will be required to competently operate.

Key Requirements:

Skills & Competencies


  • Broad experience with mechanical equipment in a hazardous process industry including
  • Rotating Equipment (including pumps, compressors, engines, gearboxes) and their associated sealing and lube oil systems
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems.
  • Piping systems, including PSVs, valves, filters and associated equipment
  • Pressure systems, including vessels, exchangers and associated equipment
  • Proficient in the application of the principles of risk assessment and process safety management
  • High standards of workmanship, attention to detail and concern for accuracy.
  • Proven team-working and influencing skills.
  • Able to take strategic leadership role for assigned responsibilities.
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation.
Experience/Qualifications:

  • Technical competence within a mechanical engineering discipline, recognised apprenticeship, or equivalent technical qualification (HND preferred)
  • Ten years relevant experience, at least five years within a petrochemical environment


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.