Engineering and training firm Jee said yesterday it wanted to create 40 jobs at its north-east base as part of future growth plans.
Jee, which already has a 21-strong workforce at its Westhill site, said new recruits would help it to increase turnover from £5million to £20million in four years.
The company, which specialises in subsea projects and also has an office in Kent, said it wanted to employ more than 60 people in the north-east by the end of next year.
Jonathan Lindsay, head of Jee’s Westhill office, said the firm was looking for new premises locally to accommodate more people.
He said: “Our biggest growth area has been in subsea projects and a large focus for 2012 has been adding to our subsea engineering team, building on the wealth of knowledge the company already possesses as our client portfolio rapidly increases in this area. This recruitment drive will carry on into 2013, allowing the Jee team to continue providing clients with the range of expert knowledge they are looking for in large and complex projects.”
Jee, founded by managing director Trevor Jee in 1988, has also appointed Andrea Haywood as finance director and Jenny Matthew as a director.
Mr Jee said: “These are exciting times for Jee and attracting the right people to help grow the business is vital. The Aberdeen team is already made up of key individuals, Jonathan himself having worked in all aspects of the subsea oil and gas industry over the past 20 years and, following his appointment last year, he has made a big difference to our operational capabilities as he brings with him a wealth of experience.
“With our combination of engineering and training, we are also able to address the skills shortage, developing engineers from outside of the industry into subsea specialists through our conversion programme, creating a bigger talent pool for this sector.”