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We have a vacancy for the position of Assistant Deck Foreman, with relevant experience working on reeled pipelay vessels.

This will be a Day Rate based contract.


The Assistant Deck Foreman is responsible for assisting the Deck Foreman with the preparation and deployment of all project equipment, under the overall direction of the Shift Supervisor.  This includes the co-ordination of all project deck crew and Crane Operator(s) and for ensuring that all operations are carried out in accordance with procedures, and in a safe manner.

 All personnel are expected to contribute to creating a positive HSEQ culture within Subsea 7 and ensure familiarity with and adherence to local HSEQ codes and practices. This will include, but not be limited to:


Key responsibilities:

  • Assist the Deck Foreman as directed.
  • Ensure an effective shift handover including any safe work procedures and explanation of current working conditions.
  • Report any defects (or potential defects) in equipment or any doubts about the safety of the operation immediately to the Deck Foreman and/or Shift Supervisor.
  • Check equipment to ensure that it is safe to use and correctly set in accordance with checklists provided.
  • Progress work scope as directed and in accordance with the relevant Task Plans and Approved Procedures.
  • Assist in maintenance and/or repair of support equipment as required.
  • Understand and take proactive participation in project risk assessments.
  • Maintain all projects rigging in use.
  • Ensure all certification is maintained and suitable for use by project.
  • Ensure all project equipment on deck is sea-fastened and secured.
  • Control all lifting operations in accordance with Subsea 7 procedures for lifting equipment and operation on barges, ships and yards.
  • Ensure all lifting equipment and rigging is certified
  • Update and fill out monthly Pre-Use Rigging check list.
  • Assist in general pipe spooling and lay operations; including attachment of pipe 'jewelry' and structure deployment.
  • Responsible for deck safety and personnel involved in deck operations.
  • Delegate riggers to assist in deck operations including mooring of VSL.


Key Requirements:

  • Valid Opito approved Stage 3 banksman/slinger or Stage 3 rigger 
  • Must hold a valid sea survival and OGUK medical (in the renewables industry also GWO trainings can be accepted)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English