Location: Guildford, Surrey

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Company Information

Our organisation was created in 1990 as a vendor of integrated modelling software to the oil and gas industry. Since then we have built up a hugely successful business with more than 450 clients across the world, ranging from small consultancies to major multinational corporations. In our last trading year the company turned over £66m and has significant cash reserves which are to be held for future expansion.


In this regard, we see an exciting future which embraces the challenges around energy transition technologies and renewables. In addition, we see huge scope in applying the lessons that we have learnt within this industry to other sectors, notably mining, banking, and medicine.


With this in mind, the company is on the cusp of a major expansion. Part of this involves the relocation of the headquarters from Edinburgh to Guildford in Surrey, to take advantage of the improved travel links, recruitment possibilities, and links to London. An office has been purchased and is currently being refitted. We plan to be staffing this office from September 2024, with it becoming the company headquarters in September 2025.


PE Limited currently has 85 staff, split roughly between technical support, providing solutions for customers, product development, and contract and licensing administration. The technical staff are all highly qualified, with almost everyone having at least a Masters qualification and many holding PhDs.


Within a comprehensive package we also offer an annual performance bonus, an excellent pension to which the company will match up to 10% of all employee contributions, private health and dental insurance, and other benefits.

About this Vacancy

PE Limited is recruiting recently graduated to mid-career earth scientists with applied experience in structural geology, including experience working in a range of structural styles and scales, and familiarity with geometric and geomechanical restoration techniques and tools. The role involves close interaction with our structural geology and petroleum engineering specialists and activities will include: client training and support, technical consultancy to oil & gas, mining and other industry clients with a subsurface-focus, software development, as well as business development activities that will require worldwide travel.

The company will support personal development to allow the successful candidate to deepen their knowledge of the science of geological modelling, and additionally the candidate will have the opportunity to develop extensive petroleum engineering skills through an internal mentoring programme.

We are looking for talented and creative individuals who can deliver best-practice team-based structural geology consultancy and training to the highest industry standards, plus contribute to the ongoing development of the Move software, including the continued integration of Move geological workflows within the IPM & DOF software suite.


Master's or PhD degree in Structural Geology plus Bachelor's degree in Geology or Geoscience at 2.1 grade (or equivalent).


  • Must possess an understanding of geological concepts and techniques.
  • Must possess good communication, numerical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and able to operate in a deadline driven environment.

Applicants must demonstrate good technical competency across a selection of the following disciplines/skills:

  • Structural interpretation and modelling, validation and analysis, palinspastic restoration, fault seal analysis, fracture prediction and modelling, and stress analysis.
  • Tectonic settings including salt, extension, inversion, compression, strike-slip.
  • Statistical modelling and analysis of data using basic software tools (Excel, Matlab, Python).
  • Geological/geophysical data interpretation, modelling, and analysis using industry standard packages e.g. MOVE, Petrel, DSG, RMS, Gocad/SKUA