DSL is currently interested in receiving CV's from the following :-
DATE 21st January 2016
DSL is currently seeking a Structural Draftsman in anticipation of an increasing workload. Responsibilities include the production of detailed drawings required for steel structures and equipment relating to both offshore and onshore drilling structures. Excellent communication skills are important as there will be plenty of coordination with other departments across the DSL group. There will be opportunities for overseas travel/offshore work to carry out surveys on structures worldwide. Suitable candidates should have a structural background and a minimum of three years recent experience using AutoCAD; knowledge on Autodesk Inventor would be advantageous.

Candidates for this position should ideally be resident in the UAE as there will be no relocation assistance provided
Should you be interested in joining the DSL Engineering team, please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to:

DATE 21st January 2016
DSL is currently seeking a Structural Engineer in anticipation of an increasing workload. The ideal candidate should have a relevant degree and at least five years’ experience in structural analysis and engineering, preferably steel structures. Previous experience of drilling structures or offshore structures would be advantageous. Experience of STAAD Pro & MathCad is a must. Knowledge on FS2000 & Autodesk Inventor/FEA would be advantageous. Excellent communication skills are important as there will be plenty of coordination with other departments across the DSL group.

The successful candidate will be responsible for technical, engineering and design work scopes, carrying out design reviews and performing design verification. He/she should be able to create summary of the analysis into effective engineering statement/report in English.
Candidates for this position should ideally be resident in the UAE as there will be no relocation assistance provided

Should you be interested in joining the DSL Engineering team, please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to:
DATE 07th January 2016
We are seeking an experienced Quality Assurance Manager to administer the company’s Quality Management System from our Great Yarmouth facility.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, key accountabilities include the effective management of an ISO 9001/API Q1-certified quality assurance program and continuance of related API Monogram Licensing conditions. Management of the quality control function within a fabrication environment via existing QC staff is included in the job specification.

Applicants will have a proven track record of quality management and will be totally conversant with all aspects of the ISO 9000 series of quality standards and the third-party certification process.

The successful applicant will also be qualified to implement internal/external auditing programs within this context; attending company’s other regional bases as required.

Applicants will be particularly welcome with experience of the oil and gas industry and it would be advantageous to have direct experience of API licensing programmes and associated specifications/system requirements.

Applicants should be qualified to IRCA Auditor/Lead Auditor grade or equivalent.
• Development and maintenance of the QA Management system to include approval conditions for required API Licence/s and ISO 9001 Registration.
• Auditing the Company’s QA system for conformance with requirements.
• Resolve any non-conformances and ensure effective action is taken to comply by all departments.
• Carry out audits/assessments of suppliers and sub contractors. Maintenance of assessment records.
• Formulate and maintain QA related records.
• Resolve any quality problems relating to a contract/job.
• Monitor/ensure the Quality system is implemented as per the Quality System Procedure
• Internal verifier for DSL Competency Management System.
• Help to ensure that the business operates to the highest level of HSE standards and ensure safety compliance as per the Company’s HSE Manual.

JOB Beware of Fake Job Offers
It has come to our attention that there are bogus job offers being sent out pretending to come from Derrick Services (UK) Ltd.

Please be aware that any offers of employment will not be made without personal contact being made by our Head office in Gt Yarmouth.
Please view this website for an explanation of Oil and Gas job scams.
CONTACTBeware of Fake Job Offers
TEL01493 669 141
JOB Rope Access Derrick Builders / Technicians
Due to continued increase in order book Worldwide, we are actively recruiting additional site personnel to compliment our existing teams. If you have 2+ years experience in offshore rope access construction activities, preferably with derrick related experience we would be interested to hear from you, ideal experience/qualification would include;

RA Derrick Builders
RA Riggers OPITO Rigger Assessment or NVQL3 as a minimum
RA Welders Coded to 6G SMAW
RA Platers Time served
In addition to rotational projects in the North Sea, we have on-going and upcoming upgrade/repair and associated derrick workscopes at various locations Worldwide, including N. Amercia, Brasil, S. E. Asia and the Middle East.

Experienced Derrick Builders without rope access qualifications may be considered subject to training and qualification to IRATA L1.

DSL operates Industry accredited training and competency assessment for Derrick Technicians.
JOB Derrick Inspectors
We are actively seeking additional derrick inspectors for all our Worldwide locations to carry out API Cat III & IV inspections on offshore derricks and onshore masts and substructures.
JOB Derrick Inspections Personnel
We have positions available for personnel with experience of undertaking Derrick, Mast and Substructure inspections. The work is varied and involves both onshore and offshore rigs, worldwide, therefore candidates must be willing to travel extensively. You must also be able to convey a detailed knowledge of drilling structures and compile comprehenstive inspection reports and associated information via computer software. Applicaitons from personnel with NDT and/or Welding Inspector qualifications would be advantageous.
These positions are considered long term, at attractive rates and high earnings potential. Overseas candidates that match the above requirements would be welcome.
JOB Offshore / Site Construction Supervisors
We require additional Offshore & Site Construction Supervisors for offshore upgrade and refurbishment projects. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years offshore construction supervisory experience. Knowledge of drilling systems and/or derricks would be advantageous but not essential. Strong client and workforce liaison skills together with experience in producing and maintaining the applicable documentation is essential. Projects are both North Sea and Overseas. Suitable candidates can expect long term employment in these positions.
JOB Rope Access Personnel
We are recruiting rope access personnel with a trades or inspection background in the Industry for both derrick and other construction related activities for both North Seas and Overseas projects.
JOB Derrick/Land Rig Inspectors
DSL Middle East are recruiting Inspectors experienced in the inspection of offshore derricks and onshore mast and substructures to API 4G as well as experience in Dropped Object Surveys.

Inspectors must possess valid Offshore Survival/Medical and be IRATA certified. Applicants that are also LGI inspectors with LEEA qualification are welcome to apply.
Applicants not living in Dubai will be required to work a 6-2 week rotation. Must be required to work/travel throughout the MENA region as required. We would also welcome applications for personnel with Inspections co-ordination/operations experience.

Applications will be treated with strict confidentiality and should be addressed to in the first instance.
JOB Derrick Builders & Supervisors
Due to continued growth we are recruiting additional personnel for a variety of on-going derrick related projects Worldwide. Suitable candidates must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working on derricks and should ideally have a recognised rigging qualification and/or trade background. IRATA certification is also required.

You must be willing to travel Worldwide for long, (4-6 weeks) and short durations. You must also be willing to undergo additional internal or external training that may be required.
In the first instance please submit your CV to:

CONTACTNicky Rankin
JOB DSL Requires Mechanical Engineers
DSL requires Mechanical Engineers to undertake inspection of drilling related equipment as part of rig audit/acceptance requirements at overseas locations.

Review of all rig equipment certification and inspection of all critical safety elements of the equipment that could be expected to cause operational downtime when a mechanical failure occurs.


  • Mast and Sub-structure
  • Top Drive Systems Hoisting Equipment
  • Rig Floor and Derrick
  • Mud system
  • Well Control Equipment
  • BOP control System
  • BOP Stack
  • Power Plant
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Safety Systems and Equipment
  • Maintenance System
  • Spare Parts


Analysis of equipment condition and standards of maintenance, in accordance with API Standards and Equipment Manufacturer's Specifications and Recommendations

Opening of all major items of equipment for internal inspection as requested, for the purpose of a detailed examination of gear teeth, bearings, chains and ancillary parts for excessive wear, damage, cracks and other defects and for the measurements of clearances
Perform function testing, pressure testing, load testing and insulation resistance checks for all critical equipment on the drilling unit, as applicable

Conduct check on and ensure correct installation and working condition of safety devices for accident prevention and avoidance of equipment failures

Check availability of HSE standards and procedures related to safe operation of drilling and work-over rigs and safety of personnel and protection of environment

The efficiency and effectiveness of the Rig Preventive Maintenance Systems

Compilation of comprehensive reports and certification of compliance attesting that all inspection and repair/modification work has been satisfactorily completed in accordance with controlling codes and standards.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience, Knowledge of Equipment, Industry Standards and Specifications

JOB Inspections Personnel
DSL are currently seeking personnel experienced in any of the following types of inspections:

  • API Land Rig Inspections
  • API Derrick Inspections
  • DROPS Inspections
  • Guide Rail / Crown Alignment Surveys
  • Lifting Gear Inspections
  • NDT Inspections

Please forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to:

DSL require all levels of Rope Access Platters and Welders. Welders must be 6G Stick qualified. All candidates must have at least two years offshore experience and have all the necessary certification for working in the southern sector i.e. Survival, UKOOA, CA-EBS, MIST, S-SCAPE, DONUT etc.