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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Type
Full-time
Location
Westhill, Scotland

Proposals Co-ordinator (AME)

We are looking for a Proposals Co-ordinator (AME) who will be responsible for the provision of tendering and proposal activities, providing close support to the Key Account Manager, with a focus on asset maintenance & engineering (AME) opportunities, as part of the Business Development team within the New Builds & Asset Maintenance Business Unit of MDL. The Proposals Co-ordinator (AME) will have a critical role from initial enquiry to post-contract completion and will be responsible for the creation of high-calibre proposals, costing models, CTR’s and providing support to Key Account Managers.

Typically, the Proposals Co-ordinator (AME) will be focused on client opportunities with existing assets, with requirements such as inspections, repairs, overhauls, upgrades, changeouts, function tests, load tests, provision of spare parts, warranty requests, and more. As such, it is desirable for the candidate to have an understanding of engineering scopes, mechanical components, hydraulic systems (pumps, motors, cylinders, valves, etc.), electric systems (motors, panels, field components, etc.), cranes, winches, etc. and have been involved with both workshop based and offshore/site based scopes.

Key Requirements

  • HND minimum level education is preferred
  • Preferred to have an engineering education and background
  • Excellent IT skills (specifically MS Office, databases and ERPs)
  • SharePoint and Salesforce experience would be good but not essential
  • Highly responsive to client requirements
  • Including on time responses and incorporating changes when requested


Experience

  • Experience in a similar role preferably in Oil and Gas service sector
  • Experience in ideally dealing with winch, crane, and other onshore and offshore equipment, with particular focus on hydraulic and engineering and a background of tendering and proposal preparation

Personal Skills

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and attention to detail
  • Capable of demonstrating previous achievement of successful performance within a team environment
  • Able to develop effective working relationships with the technical team and internal / external supply team
  • Flexible in the face of conflicting priorities
  • Ability to work on own initiative and be self-motivated
  • Proactive, flexible and decisive
  • Is able to innovate and challenge
  • Keen to learn, adapt and develop
  • Commercially aware



To apply, head to the job posting on Indeed.



Type
Full-time
Location
Westhill, Scotland

Project Manager

We are looking for a Project Manager focused on the execution of allocated projects that fall within MDL’s Rental service offering. The PM should take the full scope through its entire project life cycle from initial specification / kick off, engineering phases through to the offshore execution or delivery.

Responsibilites & Accountabilities

  • Facilitate kick-off meetings on successful awards with the relevant project team members.
  • Manage projects including scope of work, client interface and expectations, resources, budget, timelines, contract and deliverables.
  • Performs cost monitoring and control of allocated projects, producing both internal and client project progress reports.
  • Build a strong and effective working relationship with customers, partners, suppliers, and internal teams.
  • Ensure all MDL procedures and processes are rigorously adhered to throughout the project.
  • Responsible for planning all project activities within the overall project schedule, ensuring all actions and / or deliverables are allocated according to the project requirements.
  • Manage all project interfaces between clients and MDL, their contractors and ours.
  • Any other tasks pertinent to the successful execution of projects as per the Senior Project Managers requests.
  • Development of a Risk Management Plan that is maintained throughout life cycle of project
  • Manage risks to avoid project delays, cost variances or reputational damage.
  • Opportunity management, both towards the client and sub-contractors, to execute projects in accordance with Client contracts or sub-contractor contracts to best serve and protect MDL’s interests
  • 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 senior management on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Act as the senior customer interface, ensuring the client voice is heard and customer expectations are exceeded.
  • Recognise customer requirements and manage their expectations at all times to ensure customer satisfaction at point of delivery/enquiry.


Qualifications, Skills & Knowledge

  • Educated to degree level is preferred.
  • Over 5 years of experience in project management and project engineering within an Oil and Gas or Engineering Service company is required.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate is preferred
  • Experience managing a project P&L, reviewing and executing project contracts and managing client expectations.
  • Experience with project cost control, cost controlling software and a track record of delivering projects on-time and on-budget
  • Thorough knowledge of formal project management methods, processes, procedures, techniques and tools – initiation-planning-execution-closure, Earned Value, Critical Path, MS Project, different stages of planning, risk & issue assessment, requirements analysis, estimating & costing.
  • Ability to negotiate with clients in a project environment, present commercial and technical solutions for changes to work scopes to clients and develop win-win strategies.
  • Ability to work within a team and work across departments to achieve a common goal
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multitask
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project management software, Microsoft Office applications, and database use and management
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills (verbal and written) and presentation skills



To apply, head to the job posting on Indeed.


Type
Full-time
Location
Westill, 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 Rental Project Engineer provides technical and commercial support to the Project Managers. The candidate will be developed by the Project Managers over time and be given increased responsibility in line with increased demonstrable competency.

Responsibilities & 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, forward your CV and covering letter to the email below.


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Type
Full-time
Location
Westhill, Scotland

Rental Tendering Engineer

We are looking for a Tendering Engineer (Rental), who will be responsible for evaluating client requests for quotations (RFQs) and produce high quality proposals that secure contracts. The Tendering Engineer will also provide general technical support to the sales and BD teams.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Review and manage the customers enquiry process into a workable solution
  • Submit a detailed response to the enquiry documentation and provide answers responses to any subsequent requests for clarification
  • Act as the company's internal focal point for the customer during the enquiry and bidding process
  • Develop, negotiate and agree contract specifications with a variety of external groups including contractors’ end-users and other suppliers
  • Handle and prioritise incoming tenders
  • To clarify subsequent documents and to prepare detailed tender documentations in a timely manner for contract engineering to execute the contract
  • Responsible to deliver costing models for tenders
  • Generation of MDL Proposals including all technical descriptions and detail necessary to satisfy the client tender requirements
  • Ensure any supporting engineering document packages are compiled in accordance with client tender requirements
  • Co-ordinate engineering delivery to meet multiple tender requirement
  • Provide technical input on proposals and suggest innovation solutions to challenging applications
  • Creation and management of MDL standard Proposal Templates
  • To be fully familiar with all technical content of opportunities within area of responsibility
  • Attend internal sales meetings, stakeholders meeting and one to one meetings as required to compliment tendering activities
  • Attendance at client meetings as necessary to support Business Development activities
  • Any other tasks pertinent to the successful performance of the tendering department Senior Management deem necessary


Qualifications & Skills

  • Degree level education is preferred
  • Must have an engineering education and background
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Knowledge of contractual terms and conditions
  • Highly responsive to client requirements including on time responses and incorporating changes when requested


Experience

  • Experience in a similar role preferably in Oil and Gas service sector and process applications
  • Experience in ideally dealing with subsea umbilical riser and flowline (SURF) installation equipment such as Powered Reel Drive Systems, Tensioners and associated handling equipment. A background of tendering and proposal preparation for large complex high value projects
  • Commercially aware engineer



To apply, head to the job posting on Indeed.


Forward-Thinking

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.


Hit the ground running

Apprenticeships

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
Apprentice success story
The Apprentice that became the go-to machinist.

Evaldas joined MDL in June 2018 as an Apprentice Mechanical Technician, having at that point completed his first year in college, undertaking a Modern Apprenticeship in Mechanical Manufacturing.

One of Evaldas’ early notable projects was to be part of a four-man team who travelled to Norway to carry out maintenance works on a pipelay system. This trip - comprising of 18 days of varied work scopes - gave Evaldas his first chance to see what working away from home was like, as well as some great hands-on experience of executing a project on a tight schedule at a customer’s facility.

More recently he undertook his first offshore trip: working with a seasoned MDL Offshore Supervisor and Electrical Technician, replacing a range of hoist winches on a North Sea platform.

In that time Evaldas has made his mark on MDL, becoming the go-to machinist (notably making around 75% of all the location pins on a new tensioner).

He was also one of only three students selected to represent his college at the Scottish IMECHE Engineering competition in Fife.

Finally, in August 2021 he passed his last-year qualifications to become a fully qualified Mechanical Technician - and achieved top marks in all modules he was enrolled in.

His Team Lead Jim Guthrie commented:

“I’ve been really pleased with Evaldas, think he has done really well - always been in the top 3 in his classes and performs well at MDL also.”

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