Junior Project Engineer

Peterson (United Kingdom) Ltd.

AddressGreenhead Base, Gremista, Lerwick Shetland ZE1 0PY
Closing Date24 January 2020


Junior Project Engineer

Reports to: Decommissioning Manager

Supervises: Projects (Tendering through to Execution)


Job Description

Job Function/Scope:

  • Working closely with the Decommissioning team, in the office and on-site.
  • HSEQ oversight of project development through to execution.
  • Client Contract management, including oversight of Administrative and Reporting activities.
  • Assisting with Project Planning – Cost, Time, Resources.
  • Assisting with Safe and Timely Execution of Contract Scope.
  • Assisting with Management of Project Costs and Budgets.
  • In advance of projects the PE may be required to assist/coordinate with the compilation and submission of Tenders.
  • Assist with work beginning in Office in Tender preparations, engineering development phase(s) through to execution on-site.


Roles & Responsibilities

Support Decommissioning Team with Tender submissions and responses.

Manage engineering development of Project(s) through to on-site execution.

Steer project developments through obstacles and hurdles maintaining high HSEQ standards throughout. Methodical and Logical planning of operations with attention to detail and good problem solving capabilities are required.

Promote a high level of safety awareness, demonstrating leadership and commitment.

Monitor and control project costs and budgets.

Liaise with Client representatives and maintain good client/contractor relations.

In addition, the PE may be required to assist the Decommissioning Manager with building the Decommissioning Business and Decommissioning Business unit.

Liaise with Decommissioning Manager to maintain and improve customer relationships to ensure current business is maintained and promote the generation of new business.



Qualifications in similar or relatable field.


Performance Measures

Actual performance will be measured against the milestones and requirements of the set out looking at project delivery in terms of HSEQ, operational efficiency and cost control.

Based in Shetland but travel through UK/Europe as may be required Decommissioning Strategy includes the marketing and development of decommissioning facilities in strategic locations around the North Sea. Travel to and from these locations for Client visits shall be required.

Onsite Preparation and Execution phases: Based at Project Location(s) During on-site Project preparation and execution, the Project Engineer would be required to be on-site to oversee and coordinate the project requirements. Project locations would be dependent upon contract award but for example could be: Lerwick, Gt Yarmouth, Aberdeen, Netherlands, Norway, etc. Projects could be a few weeks to several months in duration. ‘Tours of duty’ could be for 3-4 weeks at a time.


Core Competencies

  1. Communication – Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, you will be able to build strong working relationships with all levels and be able to influence and collaborate with others the ease.
  2. Customer Focus – A commitment to providing a good customer service.
  3. Personal Integrity – Build trust and respect and maintain standards of honesty and integrity.
  4. Team Working – Ability to work within a team and on own initiative.
  5. Reliability – Take responsibility for personal performance.
  6. Results Orientation – Strive to improve or meet a standard of excellence.
  7. Commitment to Safety – Take responsibility for both their own safety and that of their colleagues.


Specific requirement – Competencies

The requirements of the role are diverse, and specific qualifications are less important than aptitude and the general profile of the applicant. The PE position requires: Leadership, commercial awareness, financial competence, problem solving, understanding risk, attention to detail, man-management skills, safety and quality focus, teamwork and co-operation, assertiveness, and innovation.


Our Company

From our roots in agricultural inspections, Peterson and Control Union have been operating for nearly 100 years in the field of logistics, quality, certifications and risk management. Our in-depth knowledge and experience covers all aspects of the supply chain in many industries including agriculture, energy, forestry, sustainability and textiles.


How to Apply

For further information please contact:

Craig Lawie
Senior Recruiter
Tel:  01224 288142


Closing Date: 24th January 2020