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Vacancy information

Job Title:  Field Engineer 

Reports to:  Direct - Vessel Operations Manager / Offshore Manager / Functional - Country Operations Manager

Location:     Offshore (SIMAR ESPERANCA)


Has the responsibility for the safe and efficient execution of the work in accordance with the relevant legislation and Company policies and procedures.  This includes adhering to the Company Code of Conduct, Vision, Values and Behaviours, as supported by the Safe System of Working including Accountability of Safety.

All personnel are expected to carry out their duties in a safe and professional manner where Company HSEQ Performance Expectations are firmly embedded within our team day to day working practises contributing towards an open culture founder upon positive behaviours and good leadership.

The Field Engineer will perform a key role in support of the offshore operations and ensure that construction activities are performed in accordance with procedures in a safe and efficient manner. The Field Engineer is the link between vessel technical capabilities and project requirements to ensure efficient mobilizations/ operations. Reporting to the OM, the field engineer may also be required to assist the Vessel Captain/ Chief Engineer in undertaking engineering tasks for ship/ equipment modifications/ repairs/ upgrades. Normally assigned to a vessel, when not offshore, may be required to complete operational duties and support tenders/ projects onshore in Subsea7’s offices.

Specific Key Responsibilities & Activities

  • Provide specialist skills, integrity and knowledge in key areas of discipline engineering, including design codes, legislative requirements and current good engineering practice.
  • Understand clients’ needs; identify and address design parameters and problems; develop and implement solutions.
  • Design and detailing in accordance with acknowledged industry Codes, Standards and Design Guides (e.g. API, DNV, AISC); Independently evaluate, organise and prioritise work for self and others.
  • Sign and issue technical documentation as originator or checker, accepting personal responsibility for its adequacy.
  • Ensure all relevant safety objectives and legal requirements are observed.
  • Actively participate in relevant training to pursue continuing professional development. Train / mentor more junior engineers.
  • Provide technical interface between the Project, Construction and Marine personnel on the vessel.
  • Give direct operational guidance to deck, equipment, ROV and services personnel.
  • Recommend new work methods to improve safety and/or efficiency.
  • Provide operational input to onshore project teams throughout the onshore phase of projects.
  • Participate in project HAZID’s and HAZOP’s when available.
  • Recognise and accept HSE Roles & Responsibilities as specified in Subsea7 HSE procedures
  • Promote safety culture and initiatives to the construction crew throughout all offshore activities.
  • Participate in review of offshore procedures and feedback to project engineers onshore Inspection of construction equipment and reporting potential problems to the appropriate discipline leads.
  • Preparation and update of Deck Layouts for mobilizations/ demobilizations.
  • Other tasks as assigned by OM, commensurate with individuals experience, skills and capabilities


  • Operate within the Code of Conduct
  • Operate according to Subsea 7’s Business Management System (BMS)
  • Follow / Execute standards and procedures for the Operations Management Function



  • Client
  • 3rd Party Subcontractors


  • Vessel Operations Manager
  • Offshore Manager
  • Captain
  • Chief Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Project teams onshore


  • Ability to lead and function within a design team and across multiple projects.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload, manage time accordingly and inform team members where constraints will affect a project in terms of programme or budget.
  • Manage interfaces within a project structure, including other disciplines, drawing office, document control, project management, client and suppliers.
  • Manage change control within own remit on a project. Inform team members where constraints will affect a project in terms of programme or budget.
  • Demonstrable ability to work within time/ budget constraints
  • Show high technical competence in key discipline areas.
  • Good level in spoken and written English
  • Previous experience on Flexlay or light construction vessels preferable.
  • Previous experience with AutoCAD preferable but not a prerequisite