EnerMech appoints HR Director

EnerMech Ltd has appointed Shirley Smith as Director of Human Resources.

The Aberdeen mechanical services company said the board appointment reflected the significant growth of the company in the last 12 months and was part of its international expansion strategy.

She will play a key role in integrating new staff into the EnerMech organisation following recent acquisitions in UK, Norway and the Middle East and when further acquisitions take place.

Ms Smith joins EnerMech from drilling contractor Ensco where she was Head of HR for European and African operations. Previously the Napier University graduate spent seven years as HR Manager with Petrofac where she developed the company’s competence assurance system and introduced coaching and mentoring programmes.

Ms Smith also has a wide range of experience in supply chain management, marketing and communications.

She said: “I am delighted to be joining EnerMech at a critical stage in its growth. The company has set out clear strategies for domestic and international expansion and recruitment and human resource management will play a crucial role in those plans.

“My focus is on ensuring HR delivers an effective, value adding service to EnerMech’s core business and to support key management and departments in meeting their business plan objectives.”

EnerMech managing director, Doug Duguid, said: “Our most important asset is the quality and competency of the people who work for EnerMech.

“We identified the need for a strong and forward thinking HR professional who will shape and influence the recruitment and retention of staff and smooth the transition of new employees joining the company as we extend our geographic footprint.

“We have found that and more in Shirley and we are looking forward to benefiting from the experience and knowledge she has gained while working at senior HR levels in the oil and gas sector.”