Current Vacancies

DSL is currently interested in receiving CV’s from the following :-

Drilling Equipment Asset Technician


JOB TITLE:                         Drilling Equipment Asset Technician




LOCATIONS:                      Colombia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq




Conduct asset Inspections/surveys on drilling equipment and all assets required within Land/Offshore rigs




Identify/Verify Equipment


  • Physically identify all drilling equipment (assets) in possession of the client(s) Land rigs in various locations
  • Cross check the equipment identified against the Client’s/Company supplied asset equipment register.
  • List additional drilling equipment’s/ assets found not contained within the asset register.
  • List any drilling equipment’s/ assets missing from location (Documented within the asset register).
  • Secure as required RFID tags and transfer the information (Using RFID reader)




  • Complete and issue company daily reports/client daily forms (check sheets)
  • Accurately transfer all collected asset information to the DSL asset recording document on Rig-Central DSL’s software.
  • Complete and issue all close out documentation e.g. Inspection completion/ site handover form HSEF-080 c/w competence recording document C1.5




Competencies pertaining to this role will be monitored from commencement in the role.


  • Complete and issue initial 4 x C1.5 competence recording documents to gain full competence status.
  • Continue to issue the 4 x C1.5 competence recording documents for ongoing assessment of competence




Experienced on Land rigs with back ground of mechanical/Electrical/asset management/Snr Material controllers



  • A minimum of 7 years working on Land/Offshore rigs handling and vast knowledge of drilling equipment/tools/Rig assets
  • Necessary mechanical/drilling/electrical/materials expertise to suitably identify verify and document all clients drilling equipment and assets.
  • Excellent proven safety record/history/Experience on Land/Offshore rigs
  • IT / Computer literate



Engineering Degree


  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Displays confidence in own abilities and is motivated to deliver
  • Able to keep discipline and resolve conflict
  • Ability to be responsive and open to changing circumstances
  • Good communication skills


  • RFID / electronic tagging (Training can be given by DSL)
  • Computer reporting software (Training can be given by DSL)
  • Asset data input / management database
  • Land Rig Engineer


Full details can be found on the Company website


Candidates with the relevant skills and qualifications should send their CVs to  Please note, if you have not been notified within 4 weeks of applying your application has been unsuccessful.


Added on January 18, 2018


We are looking to recruit an Application Developer on a contract basis to work on a number of exciting projects for the business based in our Great Yarmouth Office.

The ideal candidate will have a proven background in application development and support, experience of .net applications is essential with very strong Microsoft SQL skills.

Required Skills

  • MS SQL
  • VB.Net
  • Windows Forms and WPF applications

Desirable Skills

  • PowerBi Reports/Dashboard
  • Fast Reports
  • ASP.Net
  • HTML,CSS, Javascript, JQuery, AJAX

If you have the relevant experience please send your CV to

Offshore Construction Manager

Offshore Construction Manager

We are looking to recruit an Offshore Construction Manager to represent DSL and oversee the direction of a multi-discipline project team to deliver construction execution related activities. The individual will liaise with the offshore client representative and operations OIM to ensure client specifications and requirements are met, reviewing progress and liaising with the onshore support team to monitor costs and identify variations to base scope.

The ideal candidate will have a proven background in managing Oil and Gas construction projects and personnel together with a robust understanding of Electrical, Instrumentation, Piping and Mechanical construction activities and terminology within an EPC Project environment, ideally within the Oil and Gas Industry.

• To manage the execution of all Construction based activities.

• Ensure supervisory personnel conduct competency based assessments of offshore personnel, adhering to Company procedures.
• Overall responsibility for DSL construction and completions activities, with respect to safety, welfare, quality, delivery and working methods and practices.
• To motivate the workforce, lead by example and fulfill duties as Company represenative for DSL.
• To lead in the communication of all safety related issues.
• To actively participate as an integrated member of the Construction Team.
• To seek and promote best practice within the DSL Project.
• To be fully familiar with DSL project procedures, processes and practices related to his duties.
• Responsible for ensuring safe project delivery offshore, providing positive safety leadership and promoting a positive safety culture within the team.
• To ensure the consistent distribution of all safety related information to all team members.
• Oversee and actively engage in overall safety performance and welfare of workforce.

• To implement the Company’s HSE and Quality management system and ensure that all safety legislation and procedures are enforced and followed.
• To ensure incident/accident investigation process is carried out in a timely manner.
• To manage change & cost control, liaison with DSL project controls staff to ensure MoC requirements is captured
• Ensure all construction mechanical completion activities are completed and signed off in line with CWP requirements.
• Awareness of legislative requirements relating to Project Scopes.
• Ensure the business operates to the highest level of HSE standards and ensure safety compliance as per the Company’s HSE Manual 000 Section 4.

• A proven background in managing Oil and Gas construction projects and personnel
• A robust understanding of Electrical, Instrumentation, Piping and Mechanical construction activities & terminology within an EPC Project environment, ideally with 10 years’ experience within the Oil & Gas industry.

• BTEC Engineering or equivalent or Qualified by Experience
• Current Offshore certification

• Work under pressure, excellent leadership qualities, flexibility.
• Possess good communication skills at all levels.
• Confident attitude and able to communicate at all levels with management, clients, sub-contractors and colleagues, through face to face, telephone as well as written methods.



Due to continued growth of the company and projected growth, especially with regard to the Offshore Construction/Brownfield and Decommissioning sectors, DSL intends to appoint a Sales and Marketing Director to take overall responsibility for the sales, marketing and business development activities of the Company, to be based either in Great Yarmouth or Aberdeen.

This position is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and self-motivated professional to make a key contribution to the continued growth and success of the business.

Candidates for this position should be able to demonstrate a successful track record with regard to the UK/European market for the Construction/Brownfield and Decommissioning sectors, applicants without this background will not be considered.

The company offers an attractive package for this position, along with a comprehensive range of benefits.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence and should be forwarded 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.


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 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


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:

Telephone: 01493669141

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

Telephone: 01493 669 141

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Head Office

Falcongate House
Faraday Road
Harfreys Industrial Estate,
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk, NR31 0NF
Tel: +44 (0) 1493 669141
Fax: +44 (0) 1493 668409


9 Abbotswell Road
AB12 3AD
Tel: +44 (0) 1224 898571
Fax: +44 (0) 1224 872322


Derrick Services (DSL)
Suite 850, 11490 Westheimer
Texas 77077
Tel: 832 998 8220
Fax: 713 783 0067


PT. Derrick Services Indonesia
Graha Kapital 2,
3rd Floor
JL. Kemang I No.7
Jakarta Selatan 12730
Tel: +62 21 7199516
Fax: +62 21 7198610

Dubai, UAE

Derrick Services MENA FZE
Plot HD-17, PO Box 49945
Tel: +971 (0) 06 504 9888
Fax: +971 (0) 06 562 1417


28/959C First Floor
Shreyas, Cheruparambath Road
Kadavanthara, Cochin 682020
Kerala, India
Tel: +91 484 4061000
Fax: +91 484 4060363