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Aberdeen - Westhill
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Vacancy information

Since 2005 Subsea 7 has successfully run its Engineering Conversion Programme providing experienced Engineers from other industries with the opportunity to take existing skills and experience and develop them into a new career within the Subsea Oil and Gas Industry. Through the programme many engineers have gone on to develop their careers within the sector and become leaders within the organisation.

How do we do it?  The Conversion Programme is a tailored scheme that provides an introduction to subsea engineering generally, and Subsea 7 activities specifically. In addition, there will be visits to vessels and construction sites, plus attendance at the mandatory offshore survival training course. There will then be assignment to a live project, with ongoing training, development and mentoring. Joining as part of the programme, along with a number of other engineers, the successful candidates will be fully supported every step of the way through structured development and mentoring as well as informally by colleagues within the business. 

The Role: The Conversion Programme is aimed at recruiting Project Installation Engineers; Engineers who are responsible for the execution and delivery of a variety of projects within the business ranging from Inspection Repair and Maintenance to major EPIC developments. Based onshore in Aberdeen with the requirement to go offshore these roles are offered on a staff basis with competitive base salaries and comprehensive benefits package.

Why Subsea 7?

At Subsea 7, we take pride in being recognised globally as a leader across the energy industry. For 5 decades our people have delivered over 1000 projects in all water depths across our energy hubs and we continue to do so, adapting and evolving in an ever changing world. Our success and sustainability is made possible by continuing to develop our assets and technology through innovation and collaboration, and more importantly through the development and diversity of our people who every day ‘Make Incredible Things Happen’.

Subsea 7 are committed to creating a diverse workforce, offering excellent career opportunities, as well as providing a wide range of benefits and a flexible working environment




  • Develop procedures for work to be carried out by onshore & offshore personnel
  • Review technical project documentation • Control / coordinate procurement, fabrication and installation activities
  • Prepare and manage onshore and offshore construction schedule • Compile fabrication and offshore construction "as-built" documentation packages
  • Be involved in hazard identification studies & risk assessments of tasks detailed in the procedures
  • Design, check and/or supervise the design of installation aids and other equipment required for use offshore. Carry out the supervision of this through to fabrication and delivery, ensuring compliance with the overall project quality plan and Subsea 7 processes


  • Assist with the mobilisation/demobilisation of the vessels; safety and technical aspects
  • Prepare and deliver project briefings/ toolbox talks to offshore construction teams to ensure all safety and quality issues, either from risk assessments or procedures, are passed to all personnel involved.
  • Act as focal point for the resolution of technical issues raised during the offshore construction and inspection activities.
  • Manage offshore engineering issues and third party subcontractors.
  • Manage the offshore construction schedule.
  • Issue procedures & task plans ensuring that all relevant safety and quality issues are included
  • Review daily progress reports for technical accuracy and completeness.
  • Assist with compilation of "as-built" documentation
  • Identify any deviations from procedures and manage the change through change control process
  • Assist the Offshore Manager with the management of third-party contractors confirming all technical & operational aspects of the contract are observed


Qualifications and Education

• Minimum requirement of an HND degree is preferred, in an engineering related discipline, however relevant experience will be considered.


• It is essential that candidates have a professional approach appropriate to the role with the following attributes; good oral and written communication skills, team working skills, supportive of others, adaptable, accepts challenges, demonstrates integrity, proactive approach to safety

• Good organisational skills and structured working methods are essential for this role with the ability to prioritise workload


• We are seeking candidates from a wide range of industries and backgrounds with demonstrable engineering experience who want to make the change to a career in subsea engineering. Example industries include but are not limited to: Civil Engineering, Armed Forces and Oil and Gas

Location:  Candidates will be based in Westhill, Aberdeen at Subsea 7’s office

Travel Requirements: Candidates will be required to work offshore for the installation phase of the project.  There may also be a requirement to visit client offices or fabrication sites.

Please note: Candidates are required to pass their offshore medical and survival course as part of this scheme