oil rig

Offshore Refrigeration Engineer


Location: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Industry: Engineering
Type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £56,000 - £70,000 per year


Our client is looking for 3 qualified and experienced Offshore Refrigeration Engineers.  You will be required on an ad hoc basis and the days are 182 days per year offshore. This will involve either planned rotation on the clients rig sites, or being called out for unplanned maintenance.

The Offshore Refrigeration Engineer will be responsible for the installation, maintenance and servicing of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, adhering to the clients work instructions. You will be required to supervise teams of various HVAC disciplines whilst ensuring client requirements are met.


  • Ensure work areas are maintained in a safe and tidy manner.
  • Ensure high standards of communication are maintained, both internally and externally.
  • Excellent customer service and client liaison skills, both verbally and via electronic communication.
  • Able to work on own initiative and manage a team.
  • Completion of all activities identified within the work packs relevant to the Refrigeration Engineers role.
  • To work to project specific quality plans.
  • To work closely with peers.
  • Representative for client liaison on site.
  • Installation of air conditioning, refrigeration pipework and refrigeration equipment.
  • Conduct pressure testing and brazing.
  • Conduct Commissioning and servicing of HVAC & refrigeration equipment.
  • Conduct refrigerant recovery.
  • Conduct refrigeration pipework brazing, bending, setting, and joining.
  • Conduct leak testing, evacuation and charging of systems.
  • Conduct servicing water chillers and air handling units.
  • Carry out refrigeration surveys.
  • Identifying new product or service opportunities.
  • Provide reports in a timely manner, ensuring that records are completed and comprehensive.
  • Actively participate in the competence and performance management systems.


  • Comply with the clients HSEQ policies and procedures and ensure working practices are safe, always protecting the environment and Company reputation.
  • Intervene, where possible, to prevent unsafe acts or conditions including stopping work where necessary. Restarting when it is safe to do so.
  • Report any accidents, incidents or near misses and unsafe conditions, behaviours or acts to line management, or by using the client’s observation card system.
  • Ensure all personnel under your direct charge are suitably trained and competent to carry out the prescribed tasks and have read and understood RAMS issued to them, prior to starting work.
  • Adhere to the controls described in risk assessments, RAMS and COSHH assessments, and highlight any shortcomings in the existing controls to line management.
  • Visually inspect and check tools, equipment and plant which has been issued to you before use and report any deficiencies to line management.
  • Correctly use PPE which you have been issued and inform line management when it is worn or damaged.
  • Complete mandatory training as identified on the training matrix.
  • On request, actively participate in audits and inspections.
  • Actively contribute and work towards HSEQ goals, objectives, targets, and initiatives
  • Comply with client site safety requirements.
  • Ensure all waste handled is disposed of in a suitable manner.
  • Own, implement, review and update policies, procedures, forms, and systems for which you have responsibility.
  • Ensure personnel under your control have the training, resources, and competency to carry out their work activities in a manner which protects people, the environment and reputation from harm.
  • Effectively communicate changes and updates to management systems to personnel within your department or team, ensuring these are understood and complied with.
  • Manage HSEQ issues, concerns and points raised by personnel within your team, highlighting these to the HSEQ Manager where required.


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience within the HVAC & Refrigeration industry
  • Valid Offshore certification (e.g. BOSIET, MIST & Medical etc.)
  • SVQ/NVQ III or Apprenticeship in relevant discipline (or equivalent experience)
  • F-GAS 2079
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office packages
  • Electrical qualification (CompEx)
  • Previous offshore experience
  • P601 LEV
  • Compressor Remanufacturing

The pay rate may differ depending on what rotation you are on, for example 25% uplift in a hazardous area.

Benefits: 28 days holiday (ideally taken outside of working days, candidate should inform company of any holidays booked before planning rotation)


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