SHAPING the UKs energy transition is a huge challenge but opportunities to make a difference will be at its heart.

And to achieve our aims in the sector, PD&MS is now looking for hundreds of new employees for onshore engineering, design and project support roles as well as offshore and site roles at 6 career discovery events held around the country.

Senior management will be on hand to provide an overview of the business, and explain the part we play in energy transition – which is the global energy sector’s shift from fossil-based systems of energy production and consumption such as coal, oil and gas to renewable energies like wind and solar.

We are looking for people with a diverse range of experience across multiple sectors, not just in the oil and gas industry,” explains Chief Executive Officer Simon Rio.

“We hope the jobs fairs in Glasgow, Falkirk, Manchester, Hull, Middlesbrough and Aberdeen will engage with people from different backgrounds, with highly transferable skills, and encourage them to come and hear what we can offer across the whole energy landscape.”

He adds: “We are an end-to-end business – we deliver full-scope engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and decommissioning services to the energy and other industrial sectors and we have a unique breadth of capability, providing white-and blue-collar services across the full asset lifecycle.

“So, of course we are looking for experienced and qualified designers and engineers from all disciplines, and skilled site trades personnel, but we would also encourage university and college graduates to attend. We are very committed to bringing new talent into the business.

“There is no one path to success, so we’re open minded in terms of engaging with people with diverse industry backgrounds and varying levels of experience. We have a great track record of career development and progression within PD&MS. As our business grows, there are opportunities for our people grow with it.”

Read more on what Simon Rio had to say about his own and the PD&MS growth success story in this exclusive Herald article