Ken, Instrument Engineer

“I found Dom a pleasure to work with during the time it took to land current my role. He kept me informed of all developments during this time, and I found him knowledgeable about the process with a friendly manner that puts you at easy and led to a development of trust between us.

“I would definitely recommend Dom as a recruitment consultant."

Ken, Instrument Engineer. Aberdeen, UK

Consultant: Dominic Abubakar


Ken is an Instrument Engineer with over 15 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry. He has worked for a number of operating and engineering companies within the UK.

The Challenge

Ken’s contract with one of the major engineering companies in Aberdeen was coming to an end as his project approached completion. He needed to quickly locate another contract position within the area where his family had settled.

At that particular moment in time, a number of other Instrument Engineers were also finishing contracts and competing for the very limited amount of positions in the area - so Ken needed to be able to stand out from the crowd.

What We Did

Oscar’s Development Consultant Dom Abubakar contacted Ken through LinkedIn about an Instrument and Control position available at an independent operator in Aberdeen.

The client required a candidate with considerable experience of performing modification work on existing offshore platforms in the North Sea.

At this time, Ken had already received offers from other companies; however, the role Dom introduced offered better scope and financial terms, so he advised Ken to hold off accepting any of the others.

The Results

There was already intense competition for this role from other engineers, but through thorough interview preparation with Dom’s help and a stand-out skillset, Ken was offered and accepted the position.

He and Dom still keep in regular contact to ensure he is being paid on time, and to help with any queries he may have.

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