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Ably Resources are a market leading specialist recruitment group operating in the Oil & Gas and Technical & Engineering sectors. We have extensive experience of the UK & International markets and our clients are some of the most exciting and highly regarded businesses that operate in multiple locations globally. We partner with clients across the entire energy and technical value chain.  

  • Engineering | Design | Property & Infrastructure
  • Oil & Gas (Upstream and Downstream)
  • Drilling | Marine | Subsea + Subsurface

We are dedicated to helping our clients create world-class capability and achieve their business objectives by securing the highest caliber candidates in the market.
We have an established search process that produces results of a consistently high quality, and given our strong industry specialisation, we have earned a reputation for delivery. With a commitment to excellence, and a belief that rigor and thoroughness yield the best results, our diligence in identifying the right individuals for our clients is something we take very seriously.
Ably Resources is committed to identifying and attracting exceptional talent that can truly impact our clients' corporate performance thus helping them to sustain a competitive advantage. We work to our clients' specific needs in order to select and secure proven, skilled and experienced candidates.
Mission Statement
To be a market leading Global Recruitment Group operating in the Oil & Gas and Technical & Engineering construction sectors

Group operations

Based in UK - Abu Dhabi - Dubai - Bahrain - Houston - Hong Kong - Kazakhstan - Azerbaijan

Latest Vacancies

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Quantity Surveyor
£Negotiable per annum

Quantity Surveyor

Location: Glasgow

Perm Position

Sal : £37,000 to £45,000 plus package

My client ... is looking for a Quantity Surveyor/Senior Quantity Surveyor who is looking to make the next step in their career in the near future. They will have experience in maintenance and refurbishment contracts as this is the core of their business. Experience in smaller new build developments with a value in the region of £1 million, would also be advantageous.

Main Responsibilities

•To support the Senior QS/Commercial Manager in the management of all commercial issues; including the management and development of quantity surveyors and trainee/assistant surveyors
•To take commercial responsibility for contract performance to maximise both turnover and profitability.
•Manage the preparation and negotiations of all monthly project interim and final accounts.
•Measurement from drawings (and on site where required) to prepare, negotiate, and agree subcontractor and client variations.
•Attendance at client’s monthly project progress meetings where required.
•Preparation and analysis of commercial reports: cash flow and monthly forecast sheets, accruals, and CTV’s/CVR’s for review with Commercial Manager and contracts team
•Responsible for the overall financial control of the contract; controlling and monitoring any contra charges and variations against financial plan

Job experience & skills requirements

•Strong experience in refurbishment, maintenance QS role or similar relevant experience.
•Fully qualified to degree level.
•A full understanding of construction technology in a similar field.
•A detailed understanding of the commercial aspects of the construction industry
•Highly motivated, driven with ability to work individually or part of a team.
•Flexible and positive approach


•Bsc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying
To apply for the role, can you please send your CV to

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Planning Manager
£Negotiable per annum

Planning Manager
Major Projects; Power/Nuclear/M&E/Engineering/Construction
Location: Glasgow OR Liverpool

I ... am working with a client who is looking for a Planning Manager for managing teams and implementing the tender and / or project planning procedures, ensuring compliance with the business management system. To establish and maintain positive and effective relationships with customers, senior management, partners and bid teams.
To be considered for this position experience on planning projects such as M&E packages for large new build structures is vital. Other past project experience would include windfarms, plant or turbine installations.
•Support Planning Leadership in deployment of the change programme within a Sector, Sub Sector, Region or Delivery Unit
•Ensure compliance to the planning BMS
•Support the production and delivery of the Planning Development Programme, as required
•Assist with the development of all planning team staff to reach their full potential;
•Assist with coaching and supporting project planners,
•Manage Tender Planning & Project Planning activities;
•Provide support, as required to the BIM Co-ordinators to meet the project requirements or tender submission deliverables
•Ensure that appropriate lean visual programme metrics are set up to assist the Project Team to timely deliver projects and improve productivity, performance and safety of projects

Key Responsibilities

•Considerable, in-depth experience of planning services within large complex environments within the construction and engineering industry
•Extensive experience in coaching, mentoring and developing others
•Be advanced in the use of planning techniques and the required planning toolsets
•Advanced understanding of various forms of tender documents, contract documents and specifications.
•Advanced understanding of various methods of planning, programming and progress monitoring. •Advanced understanding of risk and opportunity management
•Advanced understanding of the events that initiate, and delay or change entitlement.
•Advanced understanding of the construction market, methods of construction, plant, equipment and labour requirements.
•Relevant CSCS Card A degree, or HND in a relevant subject is desirable, as is Professional membership of one or more of the following: RICS/CIOB/RIBA/ICE/CIBSE

To apply for the position, please send your most up to date CV to Ciaran.gilfedder@ablyresources

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Technical Superintendent Offshore
£Negotiable per annum

Ably is working with one of the leading world Marine Company which is currently expanding its fleet operations. Our client is looking for ... Offshore Technical Superintendent to look after Diving support vessel (DSV) from their Glasgow office.


• Must have worked as a Technical Superintendent on diving support vessel (DSV)
• Currently living in the UK and holds right to work in the UK
• Has previously worked as Chief Engineer
• Holds C/E licence and industry related

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a reputable Marine company and very attractive salary and benefits package is on offer.
Please get in touch to discuss this position in further details ASAP

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QHSE Advisor
£30,000 - 35,000 per annum

Ably Resources are working alongside a leading oil and gas services company to source an experienced HSEQ Advisor. They are a multinational ... and multisite company and so this position may require irregular travel between UK sites.

This is a permanent/staff based requirement for an experienced HSEQ Advisor to be based in Welbourn, Lincolnshire and will be responsible to ensure personnel working on client sites adhere to QHSE policy and to ensure that all outgoing products meet customer requirements.

The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:
- Locally based and commutable without relocation (essential).
- QHSE background with more of a focus on quality than HSE (essential).
- NEBOSH General Certificate holder as a minimum qualification (essential).
- Extensive QA/QC inspection experience (goods-in and goods-out) (essential).
- Experienced carrying out site inspections, risk assessments, risk analysis in order to minimize future accident risk, H&S training. (essential)
- Experienced managing safe disposal of hazardous substances, advising on specialist areas such as fire regulations and safeguarding machinery. (essential)
- Experienced working within the oil and gas industry, ideally within a manufacturing, workshop or fabric maintenance environment. (desired).
- Chartered Quality Institute member (desired).
- PPE record keeper, store person responsibilities and travel to other sites will also be required.

Please send your up to date CV to Dan Spencer at Ably Resources and call into the office for further information on (0)141 271 6026.

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Senior Management - Commercial
Mexico City
£Negotiable per annum

Senior Management - Commercial

Ably Resources are representing a Global E&P Company who are now setting up operations in Mexico. ... Our client has multiple billion dollar projects with their CEO and Nation’s president committing further funding into their projects. . Currently they are growing their workforce and continuing to do so over the next decade – in both their Upstream and Downstream Business.
Therefore they now require a Senior Manager who has a strong Commercial background (15 – 20 years) working within Petroleum Engineering to be based in their new office in Mexico, this Manager would report directly to the Head of Country. The purpose of this position is as follows:

•Establish and Grow In-Country Presence
•Be the Front Face of the Client in Mexico
•Build Meaningful relationships with PEMEX, SENER, CNH
•Set up the company, office and execute on ground administrative
•Lead as the clients representative on commercial, bidding and aid negotiations
•Work with Stakeholder Management to come up with proposed partnerships
•Perform Ground work and intelligence for Mexico overall strategy
•Analyse future player and strategic movement of competitors
•Contact for news and media communication
•Public relations for the client in Mexico
•Evaluate the Mexican business culture

In order to qualify for this position it is necessary to have the following experience/qualifications:

•English and Spanish speaking
•Worked with PEMEX while at a previous employer at a managerial level
•Experienced in Petroleum Engineering with a commercial background for 15 to 20 years
•Strategic role in understanding client needs and to match it with Petronas expertise
•Responsive, outgoing, self-driven, good interpersonal skills and have the drive to close business deals.

In return you would be greatly compensated with an appropriate Salary package, while having the opportunity to be part of an exciting new challenge with a financially strong and progressive company.

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