Aberdeen-based oil services company PSN is looking to add another 100 people to its Granite City workforce following a surge in North Sea work.
The firm is seeking a range of experienced technical and project management staff to work on at least four contracts.
Richard Bryce, global resourcing manager for PSN, said yesterday: “While we have seen a growing demand among North Sea operators for the services PSN provides, the last 18 months or so meant there was a considerable amount of cost management required to weather the economic storm.
“As the economy and our industry recover, we are seeing a rapid acceleration in activity and there is now a big focus on the delivery of projects, which means we need more people.”
Energy services giant Wood Group announced in December it was acquiring PSN in a £600million-plus deal.
The UK’s Office of Fair Trading is currently looking at the acquisition. The OFT said it was a routine investigation due to the size of PSN.
The plan is for Wood’s production facilities division to merge with PSN, resulting in a unit employing more than 22,000 people worldwide. The total workforce of the group will jump to around 38,000 when PSN’s 8,500 staff are added in.
Mr Bryce added: “We will have one of the largest resource pools in our industry but we still need more skilled and experienced engineering personnel to support business growth. Even when we combine both businesses, there are still job opportunities and we want to make it clear that we are still hiring.”