David James

Engineering Director

About David

As the Director of Engineering, I am responsible for leading the engineering business units at ARM. This includes mentoring consultants, strategic planning, client development and budget responsibility.

ARM Oil & Gas specialises in technical engineering and commercial recruitment in the upstream, subsea and petrochemical markets with strong networks in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

ARM's Marine & Shipping Team are experts in technical and commercial shipping, seagoing, and marine engineering recruitment on a global scale.

ARM Rail and Highways are specialists in rail infrastructure, commercial and residential construction, and civil engineering. We supply people with niche skills that will play a key role in the successful delivery of a project.

ARM Manufacturing & Technologies recruits for customers across areas as diverse as CEMs, electronics, automotive, aerospace, avionics, defence, rail, medical, telecoms, machinery and automation. 

I started my recruitment career in 2000 working in the IT and telecommunications markets. I then moved into offshore oil and gas recruitment in 2003 specialising in the subsea contract sector in Aberdeen and London. I helped start up a new London-based energy recruitment business in 2009 before moving to ARM at the end of 2010 to build its oil and gas capacity, incorporating marine and shipping.

I am also a committee member of the REC Professional Standards Committee.

Three words that describe my approach...

"Honest, simple and effective."

Something about me...

"I'm an FA licensed football coach and manage an under-12 football team."