Beyond the rigs: Exploring diverse careers in oil and gas

AuthorAttrax Administrator
Posting date: 22 September 2023


When it comes to careers in the oil and gas industry, many people conjure up images of rugged individuals toiling away, working on oil rigs in the middle of the ocean. 


While these roles are indeed an essential part of the industry, the truth is that there's a world of diverse and exciting career opportunities that go well beyond the conventional stereotypes. 


 At TRS Staffing, we are your trusted recruitment experts, and we're here to guide you through the wide array of career paths available in the oil and gas sector. Plus, we have top tips to help you break into oil and gas careers, and the expertise to help you prepare for an interview when you make it to the next level in your oil and gas job search.


If you have in-demand skills and you’re searching for a rewarding industry, or you’re looking for the next step in your oil and gas career, explore some of the diverse career paths that await.


Environmental Engineer:

If you have a passion for the environment and want to make a positive impact in the oil and gas industry, consider a career as an Environmental Engineer. From assessing the ecological impact of projects to developing strategies for environmental sustainability, Environmental Engineers are at the forefront of promoting responsible practices within the industry.


These professionals play a crucial role in ensuring that oil and gas operations are conducted with minimal environmental impact. 


With oil and gas being a global industry, this role could take you on adventures around the world. As the U.S. is one of the largest crude oil producers in the world, there are high chances you’ll find yourself working on projects there.


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the employment of environmental engineers is set to grow 6 percent from 2022 to 2032.


Accountant:

Oil and gas companies are complex organisations with extensive financial operations. As such, they require skilled Accountants to manage their finances efficiently. 


Accountants in the industry work on tasks ranging from financial analysis and budgeting to tax compliance and auditing. If you have a knack for numbers and a passion for the energy sector, an accounting role in the oil and gas industry might be your perfect fit. If you’re wondering what it takes to succeed, tap into our 5 secrets to success in the oil and gas industry.


Procurement Specialist:

The procurement process is vital in the oil and gas sector to ensure the timely and cost-effective acquisition of equipment, materials, and services. 


Procurement Specialists are responsible for sourcing suppliers, negotiating contracts, and managing the procurement lifecycle. 


They are essential for optimising costs and maintaining the efficiency of oil and gas operations. In this role, it’s essential to keep your finger on the pulse and stay up-to-date with leading trends shaping the future of oil and gas so you’re armed with the knowledge to negotiate and handle proceedings with confidence. 


Are you ready to take your career beyond jobs on oil rigs?

These are just a few examples of the diverse career paths within the oil and gas industry. From health and safety professionals to IT experts, the sector offers opportunities for individuals with a wide range of skills and interests.


At TRS Staffing, we understand the unique needs of the oil and gas industry. Our team of experienced recruiters specialises in matching talented professionals like you with the perfect career opportunities. 


Whether you're an Environmental Engineer looking to make a difference, an Accountant seeking financial stability, or a Procurement Specialist ready for a new challenge, we have the connections and expertise to help you find the right fit.


Explore the exciting range of opportunities in oil and gas today.


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