Year In Industry Student - Brae Hub

Ref: TBR-1162

Contractor only
Aberdeen, UK

TAQA has a vacancy for a Mechanical Engineering student to carry out a 12-month placement supporting the Brae Operations Hub.   

Why work for TAQA?

TAQA is committed to helping its employees and contractors work more flexibly to suit both their own and the Company's needs.

Compressed Working Week (CWW)

TAQA offers onshore employees and contractors a Compressed Working Week (CWW) in order to help achieve a healthy work-life balance.  The CWW is an arrangement where employees and contractors work a standard two-week work period (10 days) over a compressed period of 9 working days i.e. employees contracted to work 37.5 hours per week will work 75 hours over 9 days (instead of 10 days). The 10th day in the second week of the CWW period is known as 'Flex Friday', a non-working day.

Agile Working

All employees and contractors at TAQA have the opportunity to participate in Agile Working.  Agile Working means individuals can find an optimum balance between home/office working and flexibility on when and where contracted hours are worked. The aim is to deliver business results, whilst supporting a work/life balance and promoting a positive culture that supports engagement and retention.   Individuals can establish their own working pattern with their line manager to accommodate business requirements and personal preferences within an agreed framework.

Flexible Working

TAQA is open to receiving applications from candidates that work variable hours.  If this is important to you, we encourage you to talk to us to see if we can make it work for both you and the business.


The successful student will gain the following:

  • Working within the Brae Operations Hub based in Aberdeen and supported by experienced colleagues, the placement student will have the opportunity to acquire considerable industry knowledge through working closely with the Mechanical Engineering Support Team
  • Knowledge and experience of Upstream Oil & Gas Operator technical specifications and standards
  • Develop knowledge associated with maintenance, operation and fault finding on Rotating and Static Mechanical equipment.
  • Experience working with Engineering Technical Authorities and Lead Engineers
  • Experience of change management processes


  • Provide Mechanical Engineering support to the Brae Alpha and East Brae Platforms
  • Take ownership of continuous improvement activities, including refinement of time-based maintenance activities and equipment upgrades under the Management of Change Process
  • Support planned shutdown planning and preparation.
  • Support platforms and supply chain with sourcing materials and vendor services
  • Other operations support activities


  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage at all levels
  • Strong planning and organisational skills.
  • Ability to use initiative, be proactive, pragmatic and deliver results.
  • Evidence of creative thinking with the ability to introduce new concepts and ideas.


  • Currently undertaking a Mechanical Engineering Degree
  • Higher subjects to include English and Maths


This position will be based at TAQA House, Prime Four Business Park, Kingswells, Aberdeen, AB15 8PU.  However, TAQA operates an Agile Working policy allowing individuals the ability to find an optimum balance between home/office working and flexibility on when and where contracted hours are worked. 


Job Grade
N/a (contractor)
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