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
Closing
08 March 2021

HSEQ Advisor

We are looking for an HSEQ Advisor or a Senior HSEQ Advisor. The purpose of the role is to be responsible for the day-to-day running of MDL HSEQ systems and implementation throughout the company.

Key Tasks

  • To be the main focal points within the company for HSEQ matters
  • Maintain all HSEQ systems to ensure compliance with 3rd party certifications (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001), and customer audits.
  • Ensure MDL is in compliance with HSE legislation and legal requirements.
  • Carry out internal audits, safety tours, inspections and ensure non-conformances are closed out as per agreed timescales.
  • Compile a monthly HSEQ report for senior management.
  • Proactive day-to-day involvement with all staff members in support of their roles where HSEQ support is required.
  • Carry out accident and incident investigating.
  • Implement new initiatives to enhance the HSEQ awareness throughout MDL.
  • Develop and maintain a HSEQ plan.
  • Where required meet and liaise with clients on HSEQ matters.
  • Where required meet and liaise with 3rd party vendors, carry out inspections as required.
  • Maintain reporting as required by Management.
  • Maintain SharePoint site ensuring it is kept up to date with latest information.
  • Evaluate subcontractors' HSE management prior to approval and contract award. Ongoing performance review of subcontractors in relation to HSE criteria.
  • Provide HSEQ support and input for tenders and bids.
  • Co-ordinate process definition and procedural development and implementation, ensuring that required HSE controls are inherent.
  • Develop and maintain a risk assessment process and defined risk matrix.
  • Manage Emergency Response and Security on sites.


Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • To follow the process of continuous improvement and to demonstrate a continuous improvement approach towards all processes, products and tasks within their role, to maintain and report key performance indicators, and to act as required to ensure agreed performance standards and expectations are achieved or excelled.
  • To show commitment to HSEQ and to set good personal examples on HSEQ issues within their area of operation and influence. Required to report all accidents and near misses to their line manager, and to always lead by example and set high standards in all aspects of their role.
  • To actively participate in all aspects of HSEQ awareness, education, training and communication. Accountable for stopping a job if perceived that it is not safe to progress for personnel or the equipment/ product, or if not adhering to MDL standards or procedures.
  • To encourage the team to challenge internal and external processes, procedures and methodologies to improve the MDL offering.
  • To maintain good relationships with clients and other stakeholders as well as to act as an MDL ambassador at all times.


Desired Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge of HSEQ systems within the oil and gas industry.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in similar role.
  • Working knowledge of the ISO standards (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001)
  • Trained/experience as an internal auditor
  • Familiar with Risk and COSHH assessments and incident/accident investigations
  • Basic knowledge of UK health, safety and environmental legislation
  • Recognised safety certificate i.e. NEBOSH/IOSH


To apply, forward your CV to the email below.

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Type
Full-time
Location
Westhill

Logistics Manager

We are looking for an experienced Logistics Manager to drive all aspects of logistics activities, including efficient and accurate control of imports and exports. You will ensure customs compliance in respect of specific country legislation and that all actions are auditable.

Key Tasks

  • Execute logistics plans to move equipment and spares packages to reach destinations on schedule
  • Understand MDL equipment spread configurations for onward transportation and develop load plans for breakbulk, out-of-gauge and oversized cargo shipments, create shipping documents including dangerous goods certificates in collaboration with the asset team to improve efficiency
  • Negotiate favourable rates and framework agreements with crane providers, hauliers, vessel brokers and freight forwarders
  • Be the focal point for all equipment movements, quayside services and yard crane hires and raise and issue POs and arrange police/inland transport notifications as required
  • Ensure appropriate procedures and methods for warehouse packing, preservation and handling of goods and equipment
  • Manage quayside logistics scopes at mob and demob ports ensuring a safe and secure handling of cargo; focus on cost optimisation within budgets
  • Create and maintain Import / Export Registers in Sharepoint for audit files
  • Actively participate in periodic HMRC audits and external ISO audits
  • Implement appropriate controls, documentation, and procedures to efficiently manage all transportation activities, such as dispatching and tracking, to support all of MDL’s service lines including: Rentals, Asset Maintenance & Engineering, OEM after-sales
  • Recommend optimal transport modes, routes, or frequency and plan space consolidation on flatbed trailers, heavy haulage and abnormal loads, platforms, flat racks, and open top containers
  • Ensure timely customs clearance of cargo for all Export and Import shipments
  • Understand all the elements of the import and export customs regulations and correctly interpret this information to fulfil stakeholder expectations
  • Assist with verification of customs declaration information and the submission of such to the customs authority to address any issues/questions arising during the clearing process
  • Identify associated legislation for local customs requirements such as Temporary Import regimes in high-risk regions such as Brazil and West Africa
  • Provide support to BD teams with shipping costs and demonstrate extensive knowledge of Incoterms and evaluate all associated risks
  • Develop a generic equipment shipping cost book for bid accuracy
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives and identify inefficiencies and cost optimisation opportunities
  • Provide logistics data to management to drive cost accuracy improvements
  • Create and implement best practice logistics directives, policies, and processes to improve operational and financial performance
  • Deliver solutions to logistics problems while maintaining high levels of quality and service within budgetary requirements


Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • To follow the process of continuous improvement and to demonstrate a continuous improvement approach towards all processes, products and tasks within their role, to maintain and report key performance indicators, and to act as required to ensure agreed performance standards and expectations are achieved or excelled.
  • To show commitment to HSEQ and to set good personal examples on HSEQ issues within their area of operation and influence. Required to report all accidents and near misses to their line manager, and to always lead by example and set high standards in all aspects of their role.
  • To actively participate in all aspects of HSEQ awareness, education, training and communication. Accountable for stopping a job if perceived that it is not safe to progress for personnel or the equipment/ product, or if not adhering to MDL standards or procedures.
  • To challenge internal and external processes, procedures and methodologies and to actively encourage innovation to improve the MDL offering.
  • To maintain good working relationships with external and internal stakeholders and act as an MDL Ambassador at all times.


Desired Skills & Experience

  • 5 years related freight/customs experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. CILT qualification preferred
  • Experience of customs legislation, especially with regards to classification and compliance
  • Project experience in moving heavy cargo and out-of-gauge sea freight shipments preferred
  • Knowledge of road, air and sea freight shipping documentation including Incoterms and HS Codes
  • Extensive knowledge of shipping and charter party contract terms
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including proven abilities to listen, communicate clearly and concisely to obtain positive results
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Proficient IT skills

To apply, forward your CV to the email below.

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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
The Student who became the Master
Once MDL’s first apprentice, today Liam heads up the department where his career begun.

Liam Cordiner started with MDL in 2012 as the first electrical apprentice; in that first year there was only him and his manager in the workshop.

Through his apprenticeship Liam was directly involved in some of the most impressive MDL projects - such as the company’s largest electrical delivery at that time: a package of 40 winches and 4 tensioners for a clients’ four Brazilian vessels.

After being the only student in his college class to pass all six theory exams on his first attempt, and one of the few to pass the 6.5hr practical exam on his second go, Liam became a fully qualified electrical technician.

But rather than moving on, he remained with the MDL electrical team - at that point already quadrupled in size - as a full-time employee. Since then, the projects’ sizes and complexities had only continued to grow, and so did Liam’s experience and responsibilities - culminating in him taking the role of Electrical Team Lead in early 2020.

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