SOURCE: Business Review Canada

Business Review Canada

November 06, 2011 20:19 ET

Pajak Engineering: Oil and Gas Project Management

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 6, 2011) - Business Review Canada takes a look at Pajak Engineering. When it comes to finding the right man for the job, "Pajak does things a little differently," according to Sutherland. "We concentrate on our people on a competency basis, providing continual education and testing. We do this on a year-to-year basis, and it is partially requested by the operators. They want to know the type of worker they're getting, whether they have soft skills, hard skills, management skills, and we've embarked upon a system of providing both classroom and on the job training for people to improve their skills sets as they stay with us."

Pajak employees tend to be at least 35 to 40 years old or older, with 15 to 25 years of experience on average. "We attract them with money, which is always a good incentive," says Sutherland. "We ensure they are paid as well or better than anybody in our business. In addition to that we have quite a bit of flexibility. Most of these people don't want to work 300 days a year. Most don't want to work 180 days a year. So we arrange their contracts and employment so that it fits what they want. If they want to work a 30/30 time slot, or less than that, fine, we can typically find them a position where the client would love to have their expertise for that period of time.

"We also try and align them with the type of work they want to do. If they want to be offshore drilling deepwater wells, we have customers requiring that. Or, if they just want an office job rotating out of the Middle East, we can do that, too. As the workforce gets older we're trying not to lose them and to keep them engaged, and it's a real win-win for everyone."

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About Pajak Engineering

Pajak Engineering Ltd. was founded in 1966 as Pajak Land & Offshore. Headquartered in Calgary, Canada, the company adopted its new name in 1985 when the Canadian government mandated that oil and gas exploration and production companies practice professional engineering. In 1996, the company was handed over to current President and CEO Mickey Sutherland at the behest of then retiring company partner and lifelong friend Terry Dexter. Pajak has operated in 145 countries in the last 35 years and currently has operations in 19 nations around the world in addition to Canada and the United States.

About Business Review Canada

Business Review Canada is a leading digital media source of news and content for C-level executives focused on business and industry-specific news throughout Canada. Business Review Canada is the territory-dedicated arm of the White Digital Media Group. Founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Glen White, White Digital Media retains a diversified portfolio of websites, magazines, daily news feeds and weekly e-newsletters that leverage technology to innovatively deliver high-quality content, analytical data, and industry news.

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