Senior Technical Instructor in Aberdeen, United Kingdom

at Aberdeen Drilling School
Location Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Date Posted May 20, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Aberdeen Drilling School is the leading independent well control training school in the UK, with further operations throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
As the complexity and diversity of well construction projects increases and the need for training becomes more prevalent, Aberdeen Drilling School are currently expanding our worldwide teaching capability and are seeking to recruit an experienced full-time Well Engineer to complement our technical expertise and to be able to instruct and coach our diverse student base in subjects ranging from Advanced Well Engineering to Well Control.
The position will be based at Aberdeen Drilling School's headquarters in Aberdeen, the applicant will be required to travel on a worldwide basis.
Reports to: Technical Manager, Aberdeen
Position Summary:
The Well Engineer/Senior Technical Instructor will have responsibility for the research, development, maintenance and delivery of a wide range of specialist technical training courses for Aberdeen Drilling School and our global network of training centres. The role involves bringing technical aspects of the well construction industry (both drilling and completions) into a classroom environment.
Candidates who can demonstrate high levels of knowledge, extensive field experience and good communication skills will be considered and trained appropriately in order to become a certified instructor and assessor.
Job Duties/Responsibilities:
Operational responsibilities:

Maintain and protect Aberdeen Drilling School's instruction material and IPR
Research required subject matter (Well Integrity, High Pressure/High Temperature wells, Stuck Pipe Prevention etc.), advise on technical solutions, prepare reports as well as prepare teaching material (powerpoint, case studies, worked examples etc.) to a high standard of technical content.
Preparation and high quality delivery of a range of specialist technical courses (Well Integrity, High Pressure/High Temperature, Stuck Pipe Prevention etc.)
Determine suitable technical solutions to well integrity challenges and deliver high quality instruction of existing or prepared training material (covering Well Engineering, Drilling Well Control etc.) to the standards required by Aberdeen Drilling School and/or our accrediting organisations
Assess students in a classroom or practical simulator environment to the standards required by Aberdeen Drilling School and/or our accrediting organisations
Undertake coaching and competency assessment of operational crews (Drilling & Well Integrity) both in the classroom and rig-site.

Quality assurance responsibilities:

Support any development and improvement of Aberdeen Drilling School's courses and associated course material
Implement Aberdeen Drilling School's quality assurance & control policy, monitor the outcomes from each course delivered and make the necessary changes in teaching methodology and course materials to ensure technical integrity and continuous improvement.
Monitor the outcomes from each course delivered and make the necessary changes in teaching methodology and course materials as required
Ensure that externally accredited courses are compiled and delivered to the required syllabi set by the accrediting bodies
Ensure that bespoke courses are compiled and delivered to the required work scope set by the customer

Business development responsibilities:

Engagement with our Business Development team and the customer, to ensure that the training courses meet or surpass the customer's requirements and expectations.
Contribute to the preparation of course descriptors and schedules
Engage with industry bodies and customers to identify any training needs and opportunities that may be evolving

Experience & Qualification:

Candidates must be technically competent and show a high level of knowledge in the field of Well Construction with a minimum of 10 years' experience
Previous teaching and coaching experience is required
Good communication skills and the ability to engage with students are essential
An excellent command of the English language is required, the command of other languages will be considered an advantage
Applicants must have a current IWCF Level 4 Well Control certificate, in Drilling and/or Well Intervention Pressure Control with a score of 90% or above in all modules

APPLICATIONS WILL CLOSE AT 23:59 on 18 June, 2018

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