Working at MDL

Our One Team Approach

It's in our instinct to be ingenious.

The MDL brand is centred on a unique personality that shapes us in the development of our team and guides us on how we select who should be part of it.

We live Ingenious Instinct by always being open minded to ideas, whatever they are and whomever they come from. We encourage creativity and problem solving, we challenge our team, our processes and our offering to customers, and we celebrate our successes.

All inclusive

We employ skilled talent across a wide range of departments, including: design and engineering, fabrication, mechanical, electric, software development, offshore equipment operation, project management, business development, HR, marketing, procurement, finance and HSEQ.

MDL is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Employees and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of gender or sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

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Westhill, Scotland

Electrical Design Engineer

We are looking for an Electrical Design Engineer who will be responsible for the design of new electrical systems of MDL and Client equipment, providing close support to the Electrical and Engineering Teams.

Responsibilites & Accountabilities

  • To design new electrical systems for MDL or Client equipment.
  • To specify, design and implement electrical upgrades to existing MDL and client owned equipment
  • Responsible for documenting specifications, schematics, and diagrams throughout the design process.
  • Responsible for issuing reports associated with tasks.
  • Work closely with the Electrical & Engineering Teams displaying strong communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • To liaise and manage electrical sub-contractors and sub-contract workscopes in conjunction with the MDL project engineering team.
  • Detail-orientated time management and meet deadlines with a focus on project schedules.
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives and identify inefficiencies and cost optimisation opportunities.
  • Create and implement best practice directives, policies, and processes to improve operational and financial performance.
  • Deliver solutions to problems while maintaining high levels of quality and service within budgetary requirements.
  • Championing ‘One Team MDL’ approach and acting as an MDL ambassador.

Key Requirements and Experience

  • Electrical / Electronic degree preferred although consideration to candidates with HNC / HND and relevant industry experience in a similar role.
  • Technically competent in CAD software.
  • Competent in Eplan software programs or similar.
  • Competent in specifying electrical and electronic components, cabling and enclosures
  • Knowledge of relevant industry standards and regulations is essential
  • Compex and hazardous equipment knowledge and experience would be advantageous
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Proficient IT skills.
  • Familiar/competent in all Microsoft packages including Outlook, Projects, Excel, Word & SharePoint.
  • Experience using project management or project cost tracking software packages.

Personal Skills

  • Able to multi-task, work under high pressure and as part of a team.
  • Able to work on own initiative and be self-motivated.
  • Willingness to learn & adapt.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with all levels of management, personnel, suppliers, clients & other stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proactive, flexible and decisive.
  • Able to innovate and challenge.

To apply, head to the job posting on Indeed.

Westhill, Scotland

Rental Project Engineer

We are looking for a Rental Project Engineer who will be responsible for delivering assigned packages from Project Managers in the Delivery of Rental projects. The successful candidate provides technical and commercial support to the Project Managers and will be developed by the Project Managers over time to be given increased responsibility in line with increased demonstrable competency.

Responsibilites & Accountabilities

  • Support the delivery of Rental Projects including scope of work, client interface and expectations, budget, timelines, contract and deliverables.
  • Support the Project Manager to monitor & control project costs and budgets.
  • Produce both internal and client project progress reports.
  • Build and maintain a strong and effective working relationship with customers, partners, suppliers, and internal teams.
  • Manage risks to avoid project delays, cost variances or reputational damage.
  • Ensure lessons learned between projects are proactively managed and shared. Actively support and recommend corrective/preventative actions to build on the lessons learnt.
  • Communicate project progress including cost to budget, schedule to plan as well as early risk assessment and mitigation plans to MDL Project Managers
  • Recognise customer requirements and always manage their expectations to ensure customer satisfaction at point of delivery/enquiry.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Educated to degree level is preferred.
  • Experience in project management and project engineering within an Oil and Gas or Engineering Service company is preferred.
  • Experience managing a project, reviewing and executing project contracts and managing client expectations is preferred.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multitask
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills (verbal and written) and presentation skills
  • Ability to work within a team and work across departments to achieve a common goal
  • Trustworthy and approachable.
  • Self-driven and results orientated.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Attention to detail.

To apply, head to the job posting on Indeed.

Westhill, Scotland


We are looking for a Buyer who will be focused on evaluating materials and service requests and undertaking purchasing activities in accordance with company procedures and processes to facilitate the flow of materials to and from various work sites or departments. The buyer will be working with vendors to secure the appropriate goods and coordinate delivery.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Undertake purchasing activities for allocated purchasing commodities
  • Liaise and communicate with internal and external agencies for requirement specifications, lead times, RFQ’s, approvals and deliveries
  • Facilitate and expedite the flow of goods and services across various projects, worksites, and supplier locations
  • Ensure all purchase requisitions and orders are processed in accordance with company’s approval authority and procedures
  • Provide general ad-hoc support to maintain maximum procurement support to Projects and Operational activities
  • Work in accordance with SCM procedures and project schedules
  • Ensure suppliers meet prompt and accurate delivery of purchased goods and services to ensure project schedules are met
  • Identify any supply issues / delay to equipment and critical path materials which may impact on the schedule and report order status to the requisitioner/project team
  • Use good negotiation skills to achieve improved rates and delivery dates
  • Supplier Management
  • Satisfy the requirements of the requisitioner in a timely, cost effective manner and maintain good communications to ensure full appraisal of order status
  • Provide support to the logistics functions, as required
  • Support and assist other internal stakeholders, where necessary
  • Update the Focal Point system to maintain the accuracy of delivery and cost information
  • Maintain and update the Share Point project folders and SCM work tracker

Education & Experience

  • Extensive experience in Procurement/SCM including negotiating, expediting and implementing recovery plans
  • Demonstrate a strong ability under pressure to meet delivery expectations
  • Understanding and experience of Vendor Management
  • Familiar/ competent in all Microsoft packages including Outlook, Projects, Excel, Word & SharePoint
  • Able to multi task, work under high pressure and as part of a team
  • Able to work on own initiative and be self-motivated
  • Willingness to learn & adapt
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with all levels of management, personnel, clients & other stakeholders
  • Attention to detail
  • Proactive, flexible and decisive
  • Able to innovate and challenge

To apply, head to the job posting on Indeed.

Hit the ground running


MDL has a long track record of developing skilled employees through apprenticeships.

Our apprenticeship programmes allow individuals to learn on-the-job with the support of our experienced workforce, all while gaining a nationally-recognised qualification at the same time.

MDL apprenticeships prepare staff for various career paths – whether in an office, in the yard or working offshore.

In addition to apprenticeships, from time to time we offer other work experience opportunities, including internships and (industrial) placements. Our skilled team can support a variety of disciplines and help you gain invaluable experience and skills.

One Team MDL
Apprentices success story

A perfect score for MDL Apprentices

MDL has recently lost 3 of its Apprentices – seeing them all graduate into qualified technicians!

Evaldas, Daniel and Liam successfully completed their 4-year apprenticeships in their respective specialities: electrical, fabrication and hydraulics.

Each of the young recruits impressed their team leads with their focus, hard work and dedication to MDL values, especially in delivering high quality of service to each client every time.

During their apprenticeship, they experienced all aspects of working in MDL: from assembly of new electro-hydraulic systems for the company’s rental fleet, to performing Asset Maintenance & Engineering scopes at clients’ onshore and offshore production facilities, to mobilising and operating MDL equipment on overseas flex-lay projects.

Read the full story here.


Industry Placement

Winnie Eyeredue joined MDL as a Marketing Assistant for her year 3 industry placement. As she returns to university to complete her studies, she answered a few questions about her experience.

What are you studying and where?

I am studying International Business Management at Robert Gordon University.

Why did you pick that course?

I see myself in a job that would allow me to travel and I wanted to learn about different cultures.

What would you consider your biggest achievement during your time at MDL?

I always say that I love learning new things, but I never thought I could learn about something so big as the energy industry - and to be able to market a company to that industry - but I did!

What have you liked the most about working at MDL?

I would say the freedom to approach tasks in my own way; the opportunities to learn new skills such as using specialist software, and also visiting the operation site to see the equipment in real life.

Has this experience influenced your future plans?

It has! Before, I would have never considered the energy sector or working for a B2B company as a career route because I felt I would prefer more customer-facing roles. I would certainly consider those now! This placement has widened my career options for sure.

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