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Office Manager (Fixed Term Contract)

Aberdeen

We are currently recruiting for a part time Office Manager on a fixed term basis to cover maternity leave in our Aberdeen office.  Working in a busy office, the successful candidate will be required to provide high quality facilities management together with administration support.  This role will report directly to the Scotland Operations Director and manage and support the reception role.  The applicant should be able to interact with people at all levels of the Company and have strong organisational and prioritisation skills.  This role requires someone to be able to work on their own initiative and with the support of the HS&E Advisor ensure that relevant health and safety standards are adhered to.

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General

This is a support function providing high quality, effective and efficient facilities’ management together with administration support in order to facilitate the consultancy work of the company.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Facilities management duties

  • Responsible for all Office H&S responsibilities
  • Maintain up to date files for COSHH and MSDS
  • Conduct monthly office safety Inspections
  • Ensure facilities are prepared and available for new starts
  • Carry out new start H&S office inductions
  • Ensure all workers have an up to date DSE assessment and organises DSE workshops and visit by Occupational health provider. Supply any DSE equipment required
  • Manage company flat leases, conduct cleaning and safety inspections
  • General office equipment supply and maintenance
  • Housekeeping for office
  • Manage cleaning contractors and ensure adequate stores for them to carry out their duties
  • Participating in company audits for office HSE questions
  • Issuing staff with building access fobs and maintaining accurate up to date records of users
  • Participating in company audits for office HSE questions
  • Issuing staff with building access fobs and maintaining accurate up to date records of users
  • Manage monthly credit card statements
  • General facilities management and building maintenance

Reception and administration duties

  • Responsible for managing the reception team and ensure reception is resourced during office hours. Providing reception cover during holidays and sickness
  • Making travel and accommodation arrangements for office personnel and visitors to office as required
  • Stationery and office supplies ordering and stock control
  • Answering telephone, directing calls appropriately and passing on messages
  • Opening incoming post and ensuring all outgoing articles posted/couriered
  • Meeting and greeting clients and visitor
  • Responsible for ordering food and drink items and ensuring daily stocks are adequate
  • Maintain Meeting room equipment and hygiene standards
  • Ensuring reception area is kept tidy at all times
  • Ensuring car park users follow rules and act safely
  • Ordering buffet lunches as required
  • Supporting organisation of company events and marketing initiatives as required
  • Displaying marketing materials appropriately in office
  • Filing, photocopying, printing and binding as required
  • Miscellaneous support to consultancy staff as required

HR support duties

  • Take copies of employees Right to Work in UK documents and qualification certificates one day one of employment

Complementary Duties 

  • Conduct all duties in a professional, positive and co-operative manner
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with clients, collaborating companies and contractors
  • Observe client and Company confidentiality

Competencies

Profession / Qualifications

  • Experience in Office & Building services

Skills

  • Strong customer services skills
  • Strong organisational and prioritising skills
  • Good Project Management skills
  • Deliver results
  • Good communication skills
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to build rapport with key members of the senior team
  • Proficient use of all Microsoft programmes and strong IT skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to instigate changes for continuous improvement
  • The ability to work accurately, with attention to detail
  • Lead and develop team

This is a part time position to cover maternity leave, therefore the contract is for approximately 9-12 months due to start at the end of August 2018.  We are looking for someone to work 24 hours per week.  Please state your working pattern preference when you send your application.  Applications should be made by email to recruitment@xodusgroup.com with ‘Office Manager’ in the subject line.  The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is 7 June 2018.  The application should include a covering letter, outlining what skills you would bring to this role and any past experience you have, along with your CV and confirmation of right to work in UK


Contracts and Performance Advisor

London

We currently have an opportunity for a Contracts and Performance Advisor to join our London office.  Reporting to the Group Commercial Manager, the role will involves advising and reporting on contract terms, risks and opportunities, assisting with the project control aspects of key proposals and ongoing projects. The key objective of this role is to ensure that internal contracting guidelines and control methods and systems are followed / used and performance reviews of project are carried out.  The successful candidate will also be required to provide guidance and consultation to project managers with cost estimating and reporting to ensure project margins are maximised.  Candidates should have good communication and negotiation skills and evidence that they have strong organisation skills and are able to respond well to time pressure.  They should also be confident dealing with people at all levels in the organisation and with customers and suppliers.  Experience in manipulating, interpreting and presenting data with a high level of experience in MS applications is desired.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone to add value to the overall business proposition and develop the role as required to support the business.  Previous experience in a contracts administration/advisor role is required.

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Overall Purpose of the Role

Reporting to the Group Commercial Manager, you will be responsible for reporting and advising on the contract terms, risks and opportunities, project control aspects of key proposals and ongoing projects. 

The key objective of this role is to ensure that internal contracting guidelines and control methods and systems are followed / used and quality reviews are carried out.  Providing guidance and consultation to project managers with cost estimating and reporting to ensure project margins are maximised.

Key Responsibilities

Primary Duties

  • Review and comment on client contracts, purchase orders, subcontracts and non-disclosure agreements
  • Maintain contract information in XBOS
  • Draft new contract documents as required
  • Negotiate and manage contract amendments, renewals and rate revisions as required
  • Provide tender support as required
  • Input to global agreements/MSAs
  • Conduct annual rate reviews and establish standard rates with input from relevant managers
  • Provide charge out rate analysis
  • Ensure that project controls (including XPEM) are adhered to within the group
  • Regular reporting and advice on margins for live projects and proposals, including reporting any deviations from proposal budgets

Supplemental Duties

  • Developing and maintaining contract templates
  • Providing project information and support for the Operations Board on a monthly basis
  • Preparing financial plans for key proposals and projects
  • Support key managers, provide high level support and ensure ongoing compliance
  • Keeping up to date with relevant legal developments

KPIs/Measures

  • Online contract information is up to date and relevant
  • Acceptable risks on contracts with no deviation from standard terms
  • All key projects to have a monthly review and a lessons-learned session
  • All proposals that meet the criteria have a credit check

Qualifications and experience 

  • Degree educated in a relevant area such as business or law is desirable
  • Relevant experience in commercial contracts, preferably in an engineering environment

Applications should be made by email to recruitment@xodusgroup.com with ‘Contracts and Performance Advisor’ clearly stated in the subject line.  The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is 7 June 2018.  The application should include a covering letter, outlining what skills you would bring to this role and details of your past experience in a similar role, along with your CV and confirmation of right to work in UK.

HR Business Partner

London

We have an exciting opportunity in our London office for an experienced HR Business Partner to play a vital part in Xodus’ ambition to become a leading global energy consultancy.  As HR Business Partner, you will work closely with the London Operations Director and local senior managers and will be responsible for the implementation and success of HR initiatives and policies. Reporting to the HR Director, you will be part of the Xodus Group HR team, however your primary role is to provide HR consultancy services to the business working at different levels and stakeholders, whilst ensuring alignment with the HR function to ensure consistency and quality of HR services across the Group.

 

To be successful in this role you will have excellent professional credibility and strong relationship management skills. Xodus is a fast paced company which has to be agile to meet clients’ needs and keep ahead in a very competitive market,  so you will need to be adaptable and flexible in the way that you work. You will have a broad range of HR generalist experience including performance management, employee relations, coaching and mentoring and international HR. Experience of having worked as a HR Business Partner and  delivering HR projects from concept to completion is essential.

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Overall Purpose of the Role

As HR Business Partner, you will work closely with the Operations Director and local senior managers and will be responsible for the implementation and success of HR initiatives and policies. 

Reporting to the HR Director, you will be part of the Xodus Group HR team, however your primary role is to provide HR consultancy services to the business working at different levels and stakeholders, whilst ensuring alignment with the HR function to ensure consistency and quality of HR services across the Group.

Key Responsibilities

As an HR business partner, you can expect to be responsible for the following:

  • Building strong and trusted relationships with senior stakeholders and leaders in the business
  • Providing leadership to drive the delivery of the business’ HR plans
  • Using experience, skills and knowledge of the HR industry to make an impact in key areas such as resourcing, retention, wellbeing, performance management, salary benchmarking, job evaluation, and employee engagement
  • Supporting the Performance & Learning HR Business Partner with the roll out and maintenance of L&D programmes, and leveraging his/her services for the benefit of your operational hub
  • Assisting in building strong talent pipelines and managing recruitment up to Tier 3
  • Project manage HR initiatives
  • Coaching and mentoring team leaders and Division Managers
  • Support and update the Operations Director and HR Director on all employee relations matters
  • Facilitate the management team to bring the best solutions for employee retention and development
  • Design and scope key job positions
  • Challenge business leaders to actively identify improvements and learning of lessons and to influence change
  • Provide support and guidance for managers and employees on HR issues including employment legislation

Skills and Competencies

You will be expected to hold a university degree, with a professional qualification from an accredited chartered institute such as the CIPD. The job holder will also be expected to have experience in a leadership position, either as an HR Business Partner in another organisation, or as an HR Manager. Additionally, you will have had international HR experience, ideally, but not essentially, in some or all of the following geographies, in the Middle East, USA, Australia, Asia Pacific, Norway and the Netherlands.

You will also be required to have the following:

  • Communication skills – delivering the strategies of the business will require you to talk to stakeholders from around the business. As such, you will need to be able to present effectively to different levels of seniority and have a in depth understanding of the business
  • General skills – an HR business partner will need to be a true generalist, with a good understanding of the many different responsibilities of the function (e.g. Employee relations, employment law, Learning & Development, wellbeing, reward, compensation & benefits)
  • Leadership – you will be working with Operations Director and Division Managers to deliver the Hub’s strategy. As such, you must be able to lead in the day to day HR operations of the business, and also on specific projects
  • Coaching skills – you will be seen as a mentor within the business. You must be comfortable in offering advice to both your peers and junior employees
  • Strategic thinker – working closely with the HR director to deliver and implement new programmes and initiatives, experience of thinking strategically is an absolute must
  • Industry knowledge – building a coherent and successful HR strategy will require an extensive knowledge of the trends and changes in policy that are affecting people at work

Key Performance Indicators

The key performance indicators are:

  • Evidence via PMR feedback of development and maintenance of strong and effective relationship with Operations Director, senior managers and employees
  • Successful delivery of Group HR projects and local HR projects
  • Evidence of successful recruitment and induction programmes
  • Regular People Reviews that are analysed and followed with evidence of improvement activities and lesson learned
  • Hub effectively using performance management reviews and development programmes
  • Evidence that Hub managers and employees are aware and using the resources for training and development
  • Talent and succession plans in place and being actively managed
  • Evidence of driving own professional development
  • Evidence of working collaboratively across teams and locations
  • Seen as a role model and champions the highest standards of HR services

Applications should be made by email to recruitment@xodusgroup.com with ‘HR Business Partner – London’ as reference. The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is 15 June 2018. The application should include a covering letter, CV and confirmation of right to work in UK. 

Performance and Learning HR Business Partner (Fixed Term Contract)

Aberdeen

We have an exciting opportunity in our Aberdeen office for an experienced Learning and Development Specialist to play a vital part in Xodus’ ambition to become a leading global energy consultancy. This is a fixed term role due to maternity leave. As Performance and Learning  Business Partner, you will work closely with the Operations Director and local senior managers in all locations and will be responsible for the development, implementation and success of performance and learning initiatives . Reporting to the HR Director, you will be part of the Xodus Group HR team, however your primary role is to provide HR consultancy services to the business working at different levels and stakeholders, whilst ensure alignment with HR function to ensure consistency and quality of HR services across the Group.  

To be successful in this role you will have excellent professional credibility and strong relationship management skills. Xodus is a fast paced company which has to be agile to meet clients’ needs and keep ahead in a very competitive market, so you will need to be adaptable and flexible in the way that you work. You will have considerable experience in learning and development including performance management, designing of training courses, working with external training vendors and government training bodies, talent management, coaching and mentoring. Experience of having worked in a L&D HR Business Partner and delivering HR projects from concept to completion is essential.

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Overall Purpose of the Role

Providing Maternity cover and reporting to the HR Director the successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance and continuous improvement of talent and performance management globally within Xodus Group.  In addition, they will be responsible for leading a variety of challenging and exciting HR projects.

Key Responsibilities

Primary Duties

Talent Management

  • Manage the continuous improvement of the Company’s performance management culture and system to ensure it is meeting the requirements of the business
  • Work closely with both the HR and Software Teams to implement and embed the Company competency framework
  • Working with the managers and the HR Team support the embedding of high potential development, succession planning and graduate development initiatives
  • Support Managers in the Recruitment of Graduates and Apprentices
  • Manage the continuous improvement of the Company Onboarding process
  • Support Managers to deliver on outcomes derived from strategy, personal development plans, personal objectives and company objectives
  • Work with Managers to identify technical and soft training needs, leveraging external vendors or internal resources to develop, deliver or attend courses; as required.
  • Maximise the ECITB and Apprentice Levy and raise the profile of the government training body and ECITB courses available
  • Manage the Company Training Budget
  • Act as the System Administrator for the internal accredited IMechE programme supporting the onboarding, exiting, and continuous improvement of the programme for both participants and Mentors
  • Support the HR team in further developing talent processes

General

  • Keeping up to date with UK employment legislation or any changes to existing legislation and ensuring that this implemented as appropriate within Xodus Group through the assistance of the HR team.

Competencies

Profession / Qualifications

  • CIPD qualified or relevant experience at CIPD Level 7 competency grade

Skills /Experience

  • Performance management and talent management experience
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and delivering HR projects to tight timescales, managing multiple stakeholders
  • Strong facilitation skills including session development
  • A team player
  • Good interpersonal skills to communicate with managers and the HR Team
  • Ability to Coach across all levels
  • Adaptable
  • Willing to manage tasks at all levels – administrative to strategic
  • Innovative and creative, having an open mind for new approaches

Key 2018/19 Deliverables

  • Performance Management Review process and culture continuous improvement development
  • Embed Competency Framework
  • Development of Experiential Learning and CPD interface 
  • Education Programme (internal quality and efficiency development)
  • Onboarding Programme continuous improvement
  • Group Coaching and Mentoring Programme Development
  • Client Skills Development

Specific Projects

  • Project Performance Workshops
  • 2iC’s Development
  • Technical Training Plan/Matrix Development
  • Graduate and Apprentice Recruitment and Development

Ongoing Support

  • Internal Training – Development, Continuous improvement & coordination
  • IMechE Programme System Administrator
  • Support Development activities and levy Utilisation maximisation

This position is to cover maternity leave, therefore the contract is for approximately 12 months due to start at the beginning of September 2018. Applications should be made by email to recruitment@xodusgroup.com with ‘Performance & Learning HR Business Partner Fixed Term Contract – Aberdeen’ as reference. The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is 15 June 2018. The application should include a covering letter, CV and confirmation of right to work in UK.

Flow Assurance Engineer

We currently have opportunity for a talented and driven engineer to join our Flow Assurance group in either our Aberdeen or London office.

Reporting to the Flow Assurance Manager, the role will involve carrying out Flow Assurance analysis and interfacing with other project disciplines as required, to assist delivery of a wide variety of projects to our clients.

There is recognition that work will be varied and has the potential to span the breadth of the project lifecycle from Concept to FEED projects and operational troubleshooting and optimisation.

The role will be to perform flow assurance analysis to identify optimal solutions in line with client key drivers to efficiently communicate these to the client, and where required to the wider project team, through written reports and oral presentations.

The Flow Assurance group is part of the wider Process & Facilities function within Xodus and accordingly there are opportunities for assisting in process engineering tasks on a project by project basis. With this in mind, we are seeking candidates who have process experience and are constantly looking for opportunities to broaden their learning, and who apply initiative to enable them to successfully meet expectations.

This is an exciting career opportunity for those who can demonstrate that they have the technical ability and personal attributes to help drive Xodus forward and contribute to the wider Xodus team.

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Key Responsibilities

Primary Duties

  • Support the Flow Assurance Manager in the delivery of high calibre support to projects and clients thorough undertaking and execution of job tasks as required
  • Ensure delivery of flow assurance scopes within cost, quality and schedule limits
  • Perform single and multiphase thermohydraulic analysis (steady state & transient) of pipeline systems for offshore and onshore systems
  • Deliver flow assurance scopes within project time, cost and schedule constraints
  • Liaise with other disciplines to ensure good coverage of all interfaces
  • Develop engineering solutions to specific project / client specifications
  • Implement existing or input to the creation of operating philosophies
  • Write calculations, technical notes, reports and presentations as required for efficient communication of analysis to the client and within Xodus quality requirements
  • Participate in safety and design review meetings, where necessary
  • As required, assist with the preparation of proposals by provision of technical support
  • Assist with the test, benchmark and validation of flow assurance software
  • Develop client and stakeholder relationships

Supplemental Duties

  • Support Flow Assurance training initiatives
  • Participate in the preparation of technical articles, and present at external technical conferences as required
  • Engage with and promote participation in company knowledge sharing initiatives

Qualifications, Skills and Behaviours

Professional Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum BEng (Hons) qualification from a recognised University
  • Professional Chartered Status or be working towards attainment of this
  • Minimum 3 to 7 years experience in a Process or Flow Assurance Role
  • Experience in general process engineering activities is advantageous but is not a direct requirement

Supplementary Job Requirements 

  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK.

Skills and Behaviours

  • Experience in the use of OLGA, PIPESIM / PipePhase, Multiflash, PVTSim, PIPENET for analysis of both steady state and transient system behaviour
  • Experience in the use of Ledaflow or Maximus would be advantageous
  • Be competent in the characterisation of fluids
  • A solid understanding of the principles of thermodynamics and hydraulic theory
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills (written and oral)
  • Extensive Microsoft skills. Particularly Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Experience in the execution and delivery of pipeline related flow assurance scopes for a range of oil & gas projects. Ideally the candidate will also have experience in deepwater, HPHT or other challenging developments
  • Experience of both stand alone and highly integrated project scopes
  • Single and multi-phase flow assurance experience, including experience in the management of flow assurance related issues such as sand, wax, asphaltenes and hydrates
  • Conceptual and front end study experience (experience in operational support will be advantageous)
  • Good understanding of the key interfaces with subsurface, subsea and process engineering to enable good project team interfacing
  • Ability to work in an organised manner both individually and as part of a team, with a strong self checking ability
  • Leadership characteristics, enthusiasm and a strong attention to delivery
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills

The successful candidate will be:

  • A recognised Flow Assurance engineer with upstream oil & gas experience
  • Able to provide first class engineering, as directed by the Flow Assurance Manager or Project / Study Lead as appropriate
  • Able to perform engineering taks with minimal supervision, asking for guidance where required
  • Able to perform work in accordance with our Company’s quality procedures and assist, where necessary in preparing proposals by providing technical support
  • A team player comfortable communicating with subordinates, superiors and clients and able to interface at all levels with a wide variety of disciplines
  • Flexible to adapt to varying assignments at short notice, and able to multi-task for delivery of concurrent assignments if required
  • Able to convey the Company’s competencies, vision and values to internal and external clients
  • Able to communicate flow assurance concepts in a straightforward manner
  • Able to use engineering judgement to find and implement proactive solutions

Applications should be made by email to recruitment@xodusgroup.com with ‘Flow Assurance Engineer – London or Aberdeen’ as reference. The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is 31 May 2018. The application should include a covering letter, CV and confirmation of right to work in UK

Graduate Acoustics Consultant

Southampton

The Environment Division of Xodus Group is a dynamic team with a range of specialisms including marine biologists, chemists, acousticians, environmental managers and engineers.  The Division currently has a vacancy for an acoustic engineering graduate to work as part of their Acoustics Team in their Southampton office.

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The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate a high degree of numeracy as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.  To support and help develop the resource capabilities of the acoustic’s team and to work with Xodus’ Environmental and Engineering departments. The requirements our set out below:

Technical Duties:

  • Experience in various measurement techniques and use of instrumentation (including sound pressure, sound intensity, vibration etc.) with corresponding diagnostic skills;
  • Experience of engineering noise control and computer modelling highly desirable
  • A knowledge of environmental and occupational noise and vibration EC regulations, standards and supporting guidelines;
  • The work will be a combination of office, field and site based both home and abroad.  
Supplemental Duties
  • Technology – Have good awareness of latest innovations and technology within the acoustics industry and markets 
  • Help to explore opportunities for the application of new technologies, and to maximize use of expertise within the Xodus Technology division
  • Business Development – Help to and support opportunities for additional work both within existing projects and for new clients. Individuals are encouraged to work across disciplines and business sectors
  • Proposals – To contribute to new sales opportunities within group. To be actively engaged with the Company’s sales process including tendering, marketing and promotional activities
  • Safety – Ensure compliance with Xodus HSE policy and also display commitment to generic safety goals of inherent safety in line with client expectations
  • Quality – Ensure quality of own work is of the highest order in accordance with XQMS
Competencies:
  • Graduate in Acoustics or similar engineering or science based degree. 
  • Student (or full) Member of the Institution of Acoustics and/or relevant technical institution.
Key skills:
  • Good commercial awareness with an eye for new business development opportunities
  • Ability to work with others to achieve common project goals and client requirements
  • Enthusiasm for developing skills and experience in the interface between engineering and environmental departments
  • Communication - communicating relevant information in a clear and precise manner
  • Initiative - capitalising on opportunities and acting as a catalyst for change and improvement  
  • Analytical thinking - bringing disciplined analysis to data and situations
  • Aptitude for creative problem solving

Applications should be made by email to recruitment@xodusgroup.com with ‘Graduate Acoustic Consultant’ as reference. The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is 31st May 2018. The application should include a covering letter, CV, contact details for two referees and confirmation of right to work in UK.

Environmental Consultant

Scotland

Xodus Group continues to grow its support offering to the energy industry and we now have a need for an experienced consultant to join our Environment team.

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Working within our busy Environmental Impact Assessment team, you will provide support to a suite of marine and nearshore/onshore projects, including cables and interconnectors, wet renewables and offshore wind.  You may also use your skills to support our work with the oil and gas industry.  With a solid background in consenting of such projects and a working knowledge of all associated legislation derived from your time in consultancy, you will help undertake and prepare Environmental Impact Assessments (including screening and scoping reports), Marine Licence applications, Section 36 applications, assessment of impacts on protected sites, European Protected Species Risk Assessments and various other relevant documentation.  Where your technical ability excels in a particular area, we would expect you to become an internal Subject Matter Expert.

You will support project managers on a day to day basis, and also take the opportunity to regularly lead projects.  It is expected that you will be familiar with client and stakeholder engagement, or be keen and able to quickly learn.

The team you will join is well-established, well-respected and provides an excellent working environment.  You will bring a positive and lively attitude and actively engage in developing our internal processes and in business development.

Xodus can offer a competitive package and flexibility in where you’ll work, with offices in locations such as London, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

To apply for the role please submit your CV and cover letter to recruitment@xodusgroup.com by 31 May 2018, including ‘Environmental Consultant - EIA’ as the reference.  

Lead GIS Consultant

London

Xodus are looking to recruit a technically strong and adaptable Lead GIS consultant to join a growing geospatial team working across environmental and engineering disciplines to support oil & gas, marine renewables, cables, ports and aquaculture projects.

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The role will be extremely varied, encompassing basic cartography through to more complex spatial analyses, development of new processes/tools/capabilities and report/proposal writing. There is a strong culture of innovation and self-development within the team so there will be the opportunity to develop your skill set and influence the direction in which the role, as well as the wider team, progresses. If you have a passion for creative problem solving, working with data, creating visually engaging maps/applications and working in a fast-paced environment, this could be the role for you.

 Typical duties/responsibilities

  • Map production and analysis to support onshore/offshore environmental and engineering projects
  • WebGIS deployment (currently using out of the box ESRI packages, custom Leaflet/OpenLayers solutions)
  • Onshore/offshore pipeline/cable routing studies
  • Geospatial/mapping support to geotechnical/geophysical/environmental survey development and management and processing large survey datasets
  • Workflow automation using Python, FME and Model Builder
  • Maintenance and management of project data / common data environment, including maintaining metadata standards
  • Running GIS data workshops to facilitate engineering design solutions
  • Managing projects, including resourcing and budget control
  • Building internal and external relationships and working as multidisciplinary teams is both leading and supporting roles 
  • Identification of bids and proposal writing/coordination
  • Identification and development of new GIS products and services
  • Technical degree in a related field of study
  • Ideally two or more years' related work experience(or an equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Creative-problem solving and appetite for innovation
  • Skilled in the use of desk and web-based GIS software - ideally ESRI stack and QGIS
  • Capacity for self-learning and technical trouble-shooting, familiar with GitHub, GeoNet, Stack Exchange etc.
  • Ability to design visually impressive and engaging materials
  • Knowledge of simple programming/automation, ideally proficient with Python, Model Builder or FME
  • Excellent written/spoken English skills and proven ability to produce high-quality reports and proposals
  • Willingness to teach/support other team members and develop capacity of team;

 Essential attributes/skills

  • Effective communicator with ability to develop and maintain good working relationships and a willingness to engage and interact with a wide range of colleagues, external partners and stakeholders

 Desirable attributes/skills

  • Competent Python programming, especially for workflow automation and tool development
  • Significant experience of using Model Builder and/or FME for workflow automation
  • Experience developing WebGIS projects
  • Database experience
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD software or working with CAD data
  • Knowledge of the marine energy sector / marine environment

Applications should be made by email to recruitment@xodusgroup.com with ‘GIS Consultant – London’ as reference. The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is 8 June 2018. The application should include a covering letter, CV and confirmation of right to work in UK

Graduate Engineer – Vibration Engineering Division

We have an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Engineer in our Vibration Engineering Division in either our Glasgow or Edinburgh office.  We are looking for a graduate with a minimum of a BEng Honours degree in Mechanical, Aeronautical or Naval engineering.  The team is currently leading several Joint Industry Projects and we are looking for a graduate to learn and develop in this role and get experience of a range of projects which will include offshore trips.

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Overall Purpose of the Role

Responsible for performing work in accordance with the Company quality procedures providing technical support to Vibration Division projects and team support.  The role will involve working offshore and overseas travel.
Be able to undertake and perform complex functional tasks with supervision.  Should be constantly looking for opportunities to learn and use initiative whenever possible.

Key Responsibilities

Primary Duties

  • Participate in vibration division and multidiscipline study teams
  • Carry out pipework vibration risk screening assessments
  • Perform pipework vibration & stress measurements, under supervision, on offshore platforms and onshore facilities – in UK and overseas
  • Perform vibration analysis of pipework systems using FEA & CFD
  • Report and technical note writing

Supplemental Duties

  • Provide input to proposals, bids, marketing information as required
  • Develop opportunities for follow-on and additional study work for all divisions of Xodus, through client contacts related to Xodus studies
  • Explore opportunities for application of new technologies, and maximize use of expertise within Xodus

Professional Qualifications

  •  Minimum BEng Honours degree in Mechanical, Aeronautical & Naval Engineering

Skills and Behaviours

  • Ability to provide practical and innovative solutions to mechanical and structural engineering problems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • High computer literacy in MS Office
  • Basic knowledge of FEA & CFD is an advantage
  • Flexibility to adapt to varying assignments at short notice
  • Team player comfortable with interfacing at all levels
  • Enthusiastic learner, prepared to use own initiative whenever possible
  • Client focussed, always seeking to exceed expectations

Other

  • Previous work experience would be beneficial
  • Training will be provided in all relevant areas

Applications should be made by email to recruitment@xodusgroup.com with ‘Graduate Engineer - Vibration Engineering Division’ as reference. The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is 31 May 2018. The application should include a covering letter, CV and confirmation of right to work in UK

Senior / Principal Engineer – Vibration Engineering Division

Due to current growth in the Vibration Engineering Division we are looking to recruit a Senior / Principal Engineer to join the team in either the Glasgow or Edinburgh office.


The Xodus Vibration Engineering Division has over 300 man years of experience in conducting vibration risk assessments and troubleshooting of Oil and Gas hydrocarbon plants and offshore assets encompassing piping, structures and machinery. We are leading several Joint Industry projects in this area to develop improved screening and assessment techniques and were involved in the development of the industry standard EI Guidelines for Avoidance of Vibration Induced Fatigue Failure in Process piping Systems (the EI AVIFF Guidelines)  

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Role Summary

  • Perform investigations into pipework & structural related vibration problems, including performing vibration, dynamic stress & dynamic pressure measurements, both onshore and offshore
  • Perform vibration assessment at design stage in line with Energy Institute AVIFF Guidelines
  • Perform detailed analysis to prevent and solve vibration induced fatigue failures. This may include the use of FEA, CFD, PULS etc.


Key Responsibilities

Project Responsibility

  • Complete proposals for new projects under supervision of senior colleagues (all technical and commercial aspects).
  • Initiate projects and perform all technical aspects within limits of competency, including:
    • Perform vibration, dynamic stress (bonded and friction gauges), dynamic pressure and noise measurements as required (at onshore and offshore sites worldwide).
    • Understand process-related, operational and other common excitation sources and be able to collect all information relating to these in support of project goals.
    • Liaise with client personnel on site and at all other stages of the project.
    • Complete all analysis. Where more sophisticated analysis is required (FE, pulsation, CFD etc) an understanding of the applicable techniques is required
    • Complete site summary reportage and complete all other reportage required for project without supervisory QA and with minimum oversight from senior colleagues.
    • Project Management; demonstrate cost control and understanding of all commercial aspects of project control.

Training and Mentoring of Junior Engineers

  • Act as a mentor for junior engineers in all aspects of the above, in line with Xodus training and competence assurance systems. This involves formal training and informal assistance and guidance on a daily basis (in the office and on site).
  • Provide Quality Assurance for work performed by junior engineers on project deliverables including all reportage.

Team Leader Skills & Deputising for Senior Colleagues

  • Develop leadership skills within small teams in the office and on site as required. These skills include (but are not limited to) motivation, enthusiasm, effective time management, good initiative and planning ability, good communications, excellent technical delivery and an enthusiastic outlook.
  • Understand roles of senior colleagues to allow cover to be provided on short term basis as required (to the limits of individual competency and typically in conjunction with other Senior Engineers and Consultants).

Technical Development

  • Continually seek to develop Xodus Vibration Engineering Team technical services, procedures, tools and technical resources.
  • Assist with the production of technical papers and articles for publication in peer reviewed journals and technical publications. Attend conferences and seminars and where possible, develop the ability to present original papers and technical presentations.

Equipment

  • Develop the ability to use and be fully conversant with all vibration/dynamic measurement equipment including transducers, analysers and all accessories. Be able to demonstrate correct use of equipment to junior colleagues.

Simulation

  • Have an understanding of the application of various simulation packages used by Xodus (FEA, CFD, acoustic, surge analysis etc). Specific experience in the use of such packages (e.g. ANSYS, Caesar, PULS, PipeNET) is desirable.

Qualifications and Competencies

Professional Qualifications

  • BEng / MEng Mechanical Engineering Related Degree
  • Chartered status or at least working towards

Skills and Experience

  • Similar experience in a relevant role
  • Experience in use of handheld instrumentation for performing vibration and dynamic stress measurements
  • Knowledge and experience of Energy Institure AVIFF Guidelines
  • Knowledge of vibration induced fatigue and how to assess, prevent and determine mitigation measures
  • Knowledge & experience of FEA, PULS, Caesar II is desirable
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • High computer literacy in MS Office, Solidworks, Matlab or similar

Behaviours

  • Flexibility to adapt to varying assignments at short notice or to be undertaken at the same time.
  • Team player comfortable with communicating with colleagues and clients.
  • Client focussed, always seeking to exceed expectations.


Applications should be made by email to recruitment@xodusgroup.com with ‘Senior / Principal Engineer – Vibration Engineering Division’ as reference. The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is 31 May 2018. The application should include a covering letter, CV and confirmation of right to work in UK