Zero Hours Offshore Chemist

Do you want to be part of a fast-growing, dynamic, successful team as part of a FTSE 100 company? Do you have the ability to work in a demanding environment requiring high levels of autonomous thinking and troubleshooting? Are you looking for your next challenge, where you will be encouraged to reach your highest potential?

Job Information

Job Title: Zero Hours Offshore Chemist
Job Code: EP1808
Job Category: Oil and Gas
Job Location: Aberdeen


The role involves providing ad-hoc support across a wide range of offshore assets, supporting our customer projects in laboratory and production chemistry related work-scopes.  The scope of the work may be wide ranging, and the nature of the technical expectations varied.  The nature of ad-hoc work requires flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing landscapes at short notice.  As a representative of Intertek in a client facing role, often working in isolation and in harsh working environments, the role demands the highest levels of technical and behavioural standards.

Engaged on a zero hours basis, the successful candidates will be paid for each day or part day worked as scopes of work become available which allows scope to work flexibly. 

Key Activities:


  • Carry out offsite field projects as assigned, adhering to expected QHSE standards and behaviours
  • Undertake routine sampling, sample preservation and analyses as directed in the work scope
  • Establish key laboratory techniques and understanding relevant to routine sampling field projects (e.g., oil in water monitoring & scale squeeze support), including regulatory oil in water sampling and analysis including calibrations, BS&W & coulometric determination of water in oil, determination of density and chloride analysis (Mohr titration)
  • Expeditious submission of Intertek trip documentation such as timesheet(s), report(s) and feedback forms




  • Degree in chemical sciences or another scientific discipline
  • Experience in carrying out Oil in Water analysis at an offshore installation
  • Providing support to a scale squeeze campaign
  • Carrying out the more challenging trips of an Offshore Chemist e.g. training, audits and chemist cover
  • working knowledge in the offshore/petrochemical environment with respect to process analysis and treatment
  • Experience in producing reports to the required standard so that they can be authorised internally and then issued to a client
  • Aware of the hazards associated with online process, sampling and analysis


Intertek’s passionate and entrepreneurial culture inspires employees to be Ever Better, to own and shape their future, whilst giving them the freedom, power and tools to develop a learning and development pathway that is unique to them. From their unique Skills for Success management and leadership development programme, which enables employees to gain skills and recognised qualifications to deliver 10X Performance, to Learning Leadership Labs that allow a learning experience for new and future leaders to support innovation and engage their people through collaborative quality conversations, Intertek has amazing opportunities waiting just for you!



  • Global pioneers in the Quality Assurance Industry, they are the only company in the world that delivers – on a truly global scale – a fully integrated portfolio of Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification services.
  • Located in 1,000+ laboratories and offices across the world.
  • Our innovation-led, end-to-end Total Quality Assurance (‘TQA’) proposition helps organisations operate safely, effectively and with complete peace of mind in an increasingly complex, fast-changing world across all industries.
  • A focused strategy and culture that gives employees the right platform to grow and develop their careers 




  • Competitive salary
  • Development and career opportunities
  • Working in a highly motivated team and dynamic working environment



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