The Optimus Way


We are all about practical delivery. Our expert engineering solutions are always tailored, pragmatic, credible and fit for purpose. That is the Optimus way.

Optimus is an integrated, multi-discipline engineering design, project delivery and consultancy organisation. Founded in 1999, the business began as a consultancy with a headcount of just four. In the intervening years, Optimus has grown into a highly respected international engineering consultancy with almost 100 employees working for clients worldwide.

We are proud of our record in securing repeat client business by delivering consistently excellent solutions. Some of our clients have been working with us for many years and have entrusted us to deliver on projects from the North Sea to North Africa and from the Far East to Eastern Europe.

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Our Team.

Optimus is more than simply a sum of its parts, at all levels our team combines experience with practicality and enthusiasm, innovation with character. As a group of professionals, we are committed to our founding ethos of independent pragmatic thinking to ensure that we remain both flexible and responsive enough to react quickly to all our customers’ requirements whilst at all times delivering excellence.

What’s more; we like being here together, we thrive on technical problem solving and communication comes naturally, our clients benefit as a direct result

  • David Benison
    Head of Business Operations

    David has over 30 years’ experience in the energy industry. He held various senior leadership roles within Aker Solutions covering Manufacturing, Quality, Business Improvement, Products and Services. David also headed up a private equity owned Engineering company prior to applying his skills to assisting various SMEs in a consultancy capacity.

    David joined Optimus in August 2023, saying, “Optimus is well positioned to support the traditional Oil & Gas energy market, the transition to renewable energy sources and carbon capture and storage opportunities. I look forward to applying my leadership skills to positioning Optimus for the challenges ahead.”

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  • Graeme MacDonald
    Head of Commercial

    Graeme has 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas and construction industries working for both service companies and operators. Graeme Joined Optimus in 2008 and has a track record of delivering and managing high value complex commercial and contractual relationships from strategy development through to tendering, contract execution and post-contract management.

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Value driven solutions

We have a history of delivering projects on schedule and to agreed engineering costs. Key objectives are agreed with the client at the outset and throughout delivery we remain resolutely focused on balancing and communicating the costs, schedule and the technical solution to meet every objective.

Value driven solutions
Safe, quality delivery
Safe, quality delivery

Optimus operates a bespoke intranet-based Quality Management System (QMS), Green Knowledge Center and Health & Safety Management System (HSMS), which are certified to ISO 9001, ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 standards by DNV. We categorically ensure that we provide our clients with consistently high-quality Consultancy, Engineering and Project Delivery whilst assuring the health, safety and welfare of all our personnel and all parties affected by our operations. On these promises, we shall not compromise.