Clarkson Owens Recruitment is a leading player within the full spectrum of the Oil & Gas sector. Our experienced consultants have more than 25yrs experience of recruitment in this specialist field. We recruit for most major drilling contractors and EPC companies globally, both onshore and offshore. Our specialist consultants work in the following areas;


Our Upstream Division recruit for Permanent & Contract positions from Assistant Driller to Senior Management on both Onshore and Offshore Drilling Rigs (Drillships, Semi-submersibles, Jack-ups, Platforms, Barges, FDPSO's, Work-overs, and Land Rigs).

Positions placed include;
  • Rig Manger
  • Operations Manager
  • Marine OIM
  • Drilling OIM
  • Rig Superintendent
  • Performance Toolpusher
  • Toolpusher
  • Tourpusher
  • Driller
  • Assistant Driller
  • Master
  • SDPO
  • DPO
  • Barge Engineer
  • Chief Engineer
  • Subsea Engineers
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Chief Electrician
  • Chief Mechanic
  • Electronic Technician
  • Rig Electrician
  • Rig Mechanic
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Crane Operator


The midstream sector involves the transportation (by pipeline, rail, barge, oil tanker or truck), storage, and wholesale marketing of crude or refined petroleum products. Pipelines and other transport systems can be used to move crude oil from production sites to refineries and deliver the various refined products to downstream distributors.

We recruit a number of different roles within this sector, ranging from Senior Management to Technical, Engineering and Operations.

Position placed include;
  • CEO, COO and President
  • CFO
  • CCO
  • VP/Director of Engineering
  • VP/Director of Commercial Services
  • VP/Director of HR
  • VP/Director of Operations & Engineering
  • Project Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Pipeline Engineer
  • I&E Engineer
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Operations Manager
  • EHS Director/Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • ROW Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Account Manager
  • Liquids Analyst
  • Logistics Analyst


The Downstream sector of the oil industry is actually the one that provides the closest connection to everyday consumers. As such, it is also perhaps the easiest of the three for many people to relate to. In the Downstream sector crude oil arrives at processing plants where it is refined and eventually turned into various products which will then be sold and distributed.

Position placed include;
  • Mechanical
  • Chemical
  • Process Engineer
  • Electrical & Instrumentation
  • Civil
  • Technicians
  • Operators

General Foreman

Glasgow Negotiable
General Foreman Permanent Location - Glasgow Salary: £Competitive DOE Ref: GGGF287 Your New Company: A forward thinking Main Contractor delivering projects up to the value of £20m across the commercial sectors. With a solid... More

Site Manager

Glasgow Negotiable
Site Manager Permanent Location - Glasgow Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 DOE Ref: GGSM285 Your New Company: A forward thinking Main Contractor delivering projects up to the value of £20m across the commercial sectors. With a solid... More

Clerk of Works

Glasgow Negotiable
Clerk of Works - Housebuilding Permanent Location - Glasgow Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 DOE Ref: GGCW284 Your New Employer A very reputable contractor based in Glasgow, well-known for building bespoke luxury homes for sale have... More

Site Engineer

Edinburgh Negotiable
Site Engineer - Groundworks Temporary Duration - 3-6 months Start Date - ASAP Location - West Lothian Competitive Hourly Rate Ref: GGSE283 Job Description: A long established civil engineering contractor from central Scotland... More