A matchmaking service aiming to reduce the costs of recruiting engineers for subsea projects is being launched at Subsea Expo. ENG Resources has been established to help subsea companies find the most suitable engineers for projects in oil and gas and marine renewables at the most competitive rates.
Set up by experienced subsea engineer, Mark Cooper, ENG Resources will source and provide the most appropriate engineering consultants to match the specific needs of a client’s project, reducing the risk of costly mistakes due to a lack of understanding of both the technical competences of the engineer and the technical requirements of the project.
Cooper said: “I have seen first-hand the costly problems caused by the recruitment process not matching the skills and competences of an engineer to the technical complexities of the project. This is largely due to a lack of engineering knowledge and a misunderstanding of what’s actually involved in the project.
“ENG Resources is highly specialized and subsea focused. Committed to getting the best result for both the client and the candidate, our goal is to provide people who will excel in the position, resulting in a satisfied client and a fulfilled consultant.”
Recently established ENG Resources is currently building a pool of engineering consultants who will be quality controlled and categorized by their skills, experience and competence. These candidates will then be matched to the client’s requirements after a thorough assessment of the project or position.
Focused solely on subsea consultants, ENG Resources is dedicated to ensuring that companies acquire the services of the most technically skilled and experienced people within the sector both onshore and offshore.
Cooper added: “At the outset a ‘wish list’ will be created to understand what is required to fill the position. From there we will work on finding the correct person through existing contacts or from searching the market for the suitable candidate. We will offer candidates support and assistance to help them find the next challenge in their career, reviewing objectives and helping meet them.”
With over 13 years’ subsea engineering experience, Cooper is a mechanical engineer with an MSc in subsea engineering. He has worked on projects with VBMS, Reef Subsea and Subsea 7 in a variety of onshore and offshore roles, including engineering manager, lead project engineer and senior project engineer.