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We have a vacancy for an experienced  1st Eng - Deck 

This will be a day rate based position (subject to candidate's current contract status)



This is an opportunity to be part of an international vessel operator in the Energy Industry.

You will have the flexibility to part of our pool of candidates for ADHOC or short term basis assignments.

This role does not require immediate or fixed rotation commitments and we will contact you on short notice for vessel assignments globally.


The 1st Engineer - Deck is responsible to the Chief Engineer for the control, daily operations, maintenance and repair of all equipment related to deck operations and assist in engine room activities as required including the implementation and monitoring of technical procedures, reporting, work management and execution.

All personnel are expected to adhere to the HSEQ culture within Subsea 7 and ensure familiarity with and adherence to local HSEQ codes and practices.

All personnel are also expected to adhere to the culture of ethics and integrity within Subsea 7 and ensure familiarity with and adherence to our Code of Conduct.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the equipment and all relevant systems are in complete working order and in compliance with all technical requirements throughout the contract period.  (NB: This may involve working on base to ensure that the system is acceptable prior to mobilisation.)
  • Ensure that the equipment is checked in accordance with relevant check lists.
  • Organise the planned maintenance for the system and maintain complete technical records and logs, including any authorised modifications and special fits.
  • Has responsibility for the day to day man management of the Deck Engineering Team on maintenance, assessment and competency scheme.
  • Participate in the continuous development and implementation of the Company's preventative planned maintenance and certification programme, ensuring all tasks are performed in accordance with Regulations, Procedures and Work Instructions
  • Responsibility for all maintenance activities including: communication of equipment status to the Chief Engineer.  Also responsible for providing logistical and documentary evidence in support of this.
  • Keep a continuous record, reporting any defects as they arise.  Utilise these records to prepare for refits and maintenance periods by ensuring that spare parts, materials, etc are available when required.
  • Carry out general operational team duties, planned maintenance and other duties as required.
  • Responsibility for ensuring that all equipment and stores used by the Offshore Resources are in a satisfactory condition with regard to performance, maintenance and calibration necessary to carry out the operation.  
  • Ensure the Subsea 7 operating procedures are adhered to in the day to day work execution.  
  • Carry out general operational team duties as required.
  • Perform a thorough and detailed handover briefing prior to transferring control of work activities to a relief.  This includes comfort/meal breaks.
  • Be fully aware of emergency and contingency procedures in accordance with safe working practices, company safety requirements and legislative requirements.
  • Responsible for striving to continuously improve systems and personal/team performance within the department and the Company, in conjunction with personnel within and outwith the department.
  • Active participation in the recommendation of training and development needs of Deck Engineering team on Group Assets.  (This covers both operation and maintenance.)
  • Active participation in the collation and upkeep of all documentation relating to equipment, including: SUWER and Task Risk Assessments; Standard Task Plans; Maintenance Task Lists; Work Instructions; Technical Specifications; Photographic Records; TM Master vessel specific maintenance system.
  • Maintain efficient spares programmes for all Group Assets and ensure inventories are kept up to date.
  • Have a working knowledge of Industry Standards and Regulations to help ensure ongoing legislative compliance of all existing Group Assets.
  • Rectify any defects, as defined by safety audits/inspections, in accordance with safe working and operational practice.
  • Assist Chief Engineer with the preparation of technical reports relating to the performance of maintenance and operation of Group Assets.
  • Be involved in the consultation process (talk & listen). Participate in Toolbox Talks and Pre Job Safety Meetings. Attend HSE Meetings as required.
  • Remain aware of their HSE requirements under legislation and in support of the Company.

Systems with which the 1st Engineer - Deck should be familiar include:

  • Closed Loop Transmissions
  • Open Loop Circuits
  • Axial Piston Pumps/Motors
  • Proportional Control Valves
  • Servo Control Cards
  • Logic Elements
  • Relief valves
  • Reducing Valves
  • Cylinders and Rotary Actuators
  • Epicyclical Gearboxes and associated brakes
  • Cranes
  • Winches
  • Chain Drives
  • Electric/hydraulic motors
  • Hydraulic Systems


Key Requirements:

  • Chief Engineer Unlimited preferred OR must hold minimum STCW 95 (A-III/2) Certificate of Competency (STCW 2nd Engineer Unlimited) meeting legislative requirements of the Flag State
  • Must  have relevant Deck Engineer experience on pipelay vessels 
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing in accordance with STCW Code Table A-II/I
  • Strong coordination, organisation and liaison skills with the ability to seek and gain consensus solutions to complex issues
  • Fully conversant with ship's Safety Management System (Ref: ISM Code)
  • Completed Security Awareness training relevant for the position (Ref: ISPS Code)
  • Hold at all times a valid seafarer medical fitness certificate and offshore survival certification
  • Training in accordance with Subsea 7 training matrix
  • Must be available to start work and travel within a  short notice 
  • Must be physically fit and clear of any medical conditions prior to travel for work