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energy experts.

Find career opportunities in the world's greatest energy hotspots with Randstad. We have a wide range of vacancies in the oil and gas, nuclear, renewables, and chemicals sectors, throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

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tailored to you.

We’ve always been passionate about supporting people and businesses realise their true potential. That’s why each one of Randstad’s consultants are committed to going above and beyond to help make our candidates successful at what they do.

 

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supplying excellence.

Against the backdrop of far reaching change in the Middle East, energy talent is still in high demand. Whether in oil, gas, or renewables, we're sure to have a role that suits you.

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find what's next.

To help you make your next move, we've collated our top CV and career advice in one easy to browse area. Visit our Career Hub to find out more about securing your next role in the energy sector.

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flowing talent.

We actively place oil and gas professionals in areas such as drilling and well delivery, geoscience and subsurfac, HSEQ, midstream, upstream and downstream, project design and engineering, plus subsea SURF engineering.

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major employers.

As the Middle East's leading recruitment firm, we can connect you to an impressive range of high profile companies, including operators and asset owners, major EPC and specialist contracting consultancies, plus OEM/vendors.

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where you can work.

According to current estimates, close to 82% of the world’s proven crude oil reserves are located within OPEC member countries, with the bulk of these reserves and subsequent extraction operations based in the Middle East. In 2014, the region produced 28 million barrels of oil per day, and generated many offshore drilling, and onshore trade, technical, and professional opportunities within the industry.

Saudi Arabia continues to be the world’s leading petroleum producer, and the UAE remains a major hub for oil and gas employment, and has recently increased its development into alternative energy markets. Oil and gas professionals can also find lucrative opportunities in Kuwait, Qatar, and to a lesser extend Iraq and Iran.

your day to day tasks.

The broad range of oil, gas, and renewables jobs and specialties in the Middle East means every day presents new challenges. Dependent on your role, some of your daily tasks could include:

  • generating progress reports and reviewing changes
  • meeting with site personal and coordinating tasks and activities
  • utilising data and analysing risk, costs, and benefits
  • developing product life-cycle plans
  • taking responsibility for safety of staff and production facilities
  • attend internal and external progress, coordination, and stakeholder meetings
  • training or supervising apprentice workers
  • managing or directing a team
  • overseeing testing and monitoring of wells, pumps, storage facilities, and other equipment
  • construction, maintenance, and repair of electric and/or gas distribution systems
  • developing and refining methods to extract oil and gas from new or existing wells

what you bring to the table.

Working as a skilled oil or gas professional requires dedication and a love for hands-on work. A positive attitude and strong work ethic will prove invaluable in the Middle East. You will often work in noisy, dusty, or even isolated environments where, in the summer months, the climate can be incredibly hot and humid.

You'll need to be vigilant and detail-oriented, and ensure that your training is up-to-date. If your job requires some degree of manual labour, you will have to be physically fit and healthy. For office based roles in management, sales, finance, logistics and supply chain management, marketing, HR, or in geology or geochemistry, you can expect to work in regional hubs in cities such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, or Dhahran.

For these roles, you should have the research and technical skills required to execute studies, plus the ability to think creatively and propose innovative solutions to problems as they arise. For any position that involves managing people, you should have mastered the ability to plan and organise projects, delegate responsibilities, provide instruction, guidance, and feedback.

education & training.

Many people think of jobs in the energy industry in relation to offshore or onshore installations. However, there are many commercial and administrative functions that provide the support system needed to keep companies ticking over. Commercial disciplines are as much in demand as technical ones, so a wide range of skills and specialised knowledge is required.

Educational requirements are dependent on the role and the hiring company, however in many cases formal education, specific certifications, and knowledge of the oil and gas industry can greatly improve your employment opportunities. For business professionals and technical specialists, a university level education in economics, reservoir engineering, oil property valuation, or computer programming, is often a strict requirement.

where your career is headed.

With a university degree, leadership skills, plus ongoing training and job experience, you can move into supervisory and management roles. Occupations that already have a supervisory component, have room to move into professional and upper management positions, up to CEO level. If management roles aren't for you, using your experience to become a consultant may be another option in some parts of the MENA region, such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Muscat, Ras Tanuraor, or Dhahran.

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