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Chief Electrician / Sjefselektriker
COSL Drilling Europe AS
Vestre Svanholmen 4
11. august 2024

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Join the fastest-growing rig company in the North Sea!

COSL Drilling Europe, a safe and efficient drilling contractor dedicated to delivering on the energy transition with its cutting-edge, low-emission drilling rigs, is currently seeking skilled and motivated Chief Electrician to join our team.

By 2025, our ambition is to provide climate-neutral drilling services and set a new market standard.

Our rig portfolio has a proven track record of having the most efficient and best performing rigs in the North Sea, with Energy Control Systems already delivering substantial CO2 and NOx reductions. The rigs are compact, with low PoB and operated by a highly competent and experienced team. We are certified with the ISO 14001 Environmental Management standard and the ISO 50001 Energy Management System standard and continuously invest in technology and competence that reduce emissions and bring long-term value creations for our customers and society.

The Chief Electrician`s tasks and responsibilities are, but not limited to, following:
Overall responsible for safe and efficient operation and maintenance of all electrical systems on installation such as:

  • Electrical generation and distribution systems
  • Dynamic Positions System
  • Safety System
  • Integrated Automation System
  • Drilling and other rig instrumentation
  • Maintenance systems and all other relevant systems
  • Responsible for ordering electrical maintenance/ breakdown spares and for maintaining stock levels.
  • Responsible for issuing scope of work for electrical overhauls/ modifications.
  • Keep electrical files and drawings onboard updated.
  • Be familiar with classification society rules and authorities regulations applicable to his/ her area of responsibility.
  • Ensure that necessary safety precautions are taken prior to work on electrical systems.
  • Collaborate with Section Leaders in the planning/ execution of equipment repairs and maintenance to minimize the risk of breakdown or downtime.
  • Ensure that good housekeeping is maintained in his/ her areas of responsibility.
  • Instruct personnel assigned to him/ her of their duties, their responsibilities and necessary safety precautions.
  • Ensure that instructions given or received are fully understood and adhered to.
  • Ensure that Work Permit and Safe-Job-Analysis systems are followed.


Suitable applicants should ideally have:

  • Passed a vocational training programme as Maritime electrician or equivalent, leading to a trade certificate.
  • Experience from position
  • Fit to work offshore
  • Basic Safety Training - NOG Maritime Module
  • EL6039
  • ETR - Electro-technical rating
  • Offshore Medical Certificate
  • Chemical Handling - basic knowledge
  • Ex Basic (rep. 5y by web)
  • FSE Offshore high-and low voltage 
  • FSE Practical first aid
  • High Voltage Course 
  • Scaffolding user course
  • ISPS Designated Security Duties


What We Offer:

  • State-of-the-Art Drilling Rigs: Our commitment to innovation means you'll be working with cutting-edge, modern drilling rigs equipped with the latest technology. Be part of a team that pushes boundaries and sets industry standards.
  • Exceptional Working Environment: We understand that your work environment significantly impacts your job satisfaction. That's why we ensure a safe, inclusive, and collaborative workplace where your contributions are valued, and your growth is supported.
  • Career Development Opportunities: We invest in our employees' growth and development. From specialized training programs to advancement opportunities.
  • Safety First: Your safety is our priority. We adhere to the highest safety standards, providing extensive training and resources to ensure you work in a secure environment.
  • Gourmet Food and Facilities Onboard: We believe that great food and well-maintained facilities are essential for a healthy work-life balance. Enjoy delicious meals prepared by our onboard chefs and access to top-notch facilities during your time on the rigs.

COSL Drilling Europe is an equal opportunity employer.

Only applications through the system will be considered. Candidates will be screened for interview immediately, so please register at the earliest opportunity.

Om arbeidsgiver

Always do better is our guiding principle leading us through the energy transition and towards our vision of becoming the preferred supplier of drilling services. We are known for having the most efficient drilling units and a strong safety performance and culture. COSL Drilling Europe was established in 2005, and has its head office located in Stavanger, Norway. Today we operate four modern drilling units. We have a solid owner with stable ratings in China Oilfield Services Limited, listed at the Shanghai Stock Exchange, with ambitions to strengthen its foothold in the North Sea. Our four semi-submersible drilling rigs were delivered from the yard respectively in November 2010 (COSLPioneer), November 2011 (COSLInnovator), May 2012 (COSLPromoter) and November 2014 (COSLProspector). The first drilling operations started in Norway in August 2011 and COSL Drilling Europe has since then been in continuous operation drilling and completing wells in Norway, UK, Faroe Islands and New Zealand. The drilling units are of a similar design and have all proven strong and consistent performance deliveries. Our rig portfolio has a proven track record of having the most efficient and best-performing rigs in the North Sea. COSL is setting a new standard in the North Sea with its energy efficiency. Our ambition is to deliver carbon neutral drilling operations within 2025.


Ole Grimstad

HR Manager
+4795433731 / +4751950966

Heidi Gabrielsen

Sr. Advisor