Current Vacancies

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

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Added on April 22, 2020

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Telephone: 01493 669 141
Sales Manager
Added on February 5, 2020

DSL are a medium sized business that offer a broad spectrum of Services and Products including, Design & Engineering, Fabrication (Piping & Structural),  Simplification/ Rationalisation, Construction, Asset Integrity, Decommissioning and Inspection Services to Duty Holders, Operators and Drilling Contractors globally and are currently looking  to recruit a Sales Manager located in Aberdeen to pursue opportunities in the region with our existing client base and to also grow this in both the EPC and Drilling Markets.

Candidates for this position must have a proven track record, preferably in a similar environment and have experience in a sales/business development role to the upstream sector of the industry at a senior level, with direct sales experience to Duty Holders, Operators & Drilling contractors.

Knowledge/experience of CRM systems would be advantageous.

The position offers an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and self-motivated professional, the ideal candidate will need to be a very pro-active individual that possesses the drive and determination to succeed and also have the ability to interact and build productive relationships with customers.

The successful candidate will be working as the sole representative in Aberdeen for the foreseeable future; therefore candidates will be required to demonstrate initiative and the ability to work with the minimum of supervision.

Individuals that do not have the necessary sales experience in the upstream sector of the Industry should not apply.

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

All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence and a CV and covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the role should be sent to

Closing Date 28th February 2020.

Operations/Project Manager
Added on November 15, 2019

Do you like to be challenged? Are you someone that thrives on being in an operational client facing role where two days will never be the same! Have you got experience working on multiple, complex construction projects managing contractors as well as client relationships?

If the answers to the above are yes, you may be interested in our most recent vacancy.

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, tenacious and commercially focused Operations/Project Manager

You will work closely with the project management team to ensure a seamless transition from project to field stage. You will also work closely with materials and shipping to make certain that equipment and materials are available for current and forthcoming projects.

You will be responsible for managing the day to day operational activity including day to day contact with clients and site supervisors. You will work closely with the training, personnel and logistics departments to ensure that we have the best people, with the best skills and competence, at the right time to deliver an outstanding service. You will of course maintain the highest level of Health and Safety compliance in terms of procedural and behavioural safety.

You will use networking, established contacts as well as using market intelligence to promote business growth of DSL products and services. You will inspire and motivate your client facing teams to explore and initiate business leads and sales opportunities.

This role is pivotal in ensuring that projects are completed on time, in budget, to the right quality and profitably. Project execution is at the heart of what we do.

You will demonstrate strong leadership skills and not be afraid to challenge, and support, underperformance and mediocrity in your team.

The role will also include reviewing the department and exploring opportunities to drive cost savings and efficiency improvements.

If you believe that you can deliver all of the above, and more, we would like to speak with you.


Close date: 6th December 2019.

Onshore/Offshore Rope Access Manager
Added on November 4, 2019

Derrick Services (UK) Ltd (DSL) are an SME that offer a broad spectrum of Fabrication, Simplification/ Rationalization, Construction, Asset Integrity, Decommissioning and Inspection Services to the Global Energy Sectors Drilling & Production Operators.

By working as an integrated team we are continuously delivering projects in a safe, reliable and efficient manner which has allowed us to build a proven reputation in the Industry for quality, reliability and professionalism.

We have an exciting and unique opportunity to join our fast paced and dynamic organisation in the dual role of onshore/offshore Rope Access Manager. The successful candidate will ensure all Rope Access Activities are carried out safely and in accordance with internal procedures and statutory regulations. It is expected that the post holder alongside his/her main responsibilities will also support offshore operations as and when required.

The Rope Access Manager will act as the company rope access expert; you will be the first point of contact for technical queries and regulatory bodies. You will comply with IRATA and ICOP requirements to control all aspects of Rope Access activities on DSL projects.

Your main responsibilities include:

Prepare for, and represent, the company at rope access audits and attend annual IRATA meetings.

Update company policies, procedures and distribute updates in line with IRATA alerts.

Monitor and ensure that all Rope Access Technicians have up to date certification and record all Rope Access hours. Cross reference Technicians log books and ensure activities have taken place in the past 6 months, check suitable first aid certification for all Rope Access Level 3 Technicians

Ensure correct Rope Access equipment has been supplied and is fit for purpose.

Ensure compliant risk assessments and method statements are prepared for each project and are kept up to date and in line with current IRATA requirements, for both the UK and overseas.

Ensure that all team members are fully aware and compliant with their QHSE responsibilities and their obligations to update systems such as BMS.

Carry out regular reviews of the company’s policies and procedures and update and inform where necessary.


The ideal candidate should have experience working in the oil and gas industry as well as a good working knowledge of working at heights and IRATA requirements.

You will be IRATA Level 3 qualified, have a current first aid certificate, possess a current offshore survival and an up to date medical.

The successful candidate will have some management or supervisory experience, will be used to dealing with clients as well as being able to demonstrate the ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines.


Please email your CV and covering letter with your salary expectations to


Closing Date 15th November 2019

DSL Require RA Compex Electricians

DSL require RA Compex Electricians for immediate start for short term project.

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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.

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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

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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


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 comprehensive inspection reports and associated information via computer software. Applications 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.

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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.

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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.

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DSL is an international company with offices around the globe. Please see the map or the list below to find your nearest office

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

Dubai, UAE

Derrick Services MENA FZE
Plot HD-17, PO Box 49945
Tel: +971 (0) 06 552 0040
Fax: +971 (0) 06 562 1417


Derrick Services India Private Limited,
7th Floor, 701, Powai Plaza,
Hiranandani Gardens, Powai
Mumbai City, Maharashtra – 400076

Tel: +91 484 4061000
Fax: +91 484 4060363