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We are currently recruiting for a 2nd Engineer - deck for our upcoming projects

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 2nd Engineer- Deck reports to the 1st Engineer - Deck and has primary responsibility for the operation, 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 whilst on shift.

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 Responsibiities:

  • Operate within the Code of Conduct
  • Operate according to Subsea 7’s Management Principles
  • Ensure that the equipment and all relevant systems are in complete working order and in compliance with all technical requirements.
  • 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 shift 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, 1st Engineer (Deck), .  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 Equipment Group 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 Technical Team on Group Assets.  (This covers both operation and maintenance.)
  • Active participation in the collation and upkeep of all documentation relating to equipment, including: PUWER and Task Risk Assessments; Operating Procedures; Maintenance Task Lists; Work Instructions; Technical Specifications; Photographic Records; SAP Maintenance System, TM Master, AMOSW or other 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 with the preparation of technical reports relating to the performance of maintenance and operation of Group Assets.

Systems with which the 2nd 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:

  • Candidate must be willing to work on the deck with lay equipments such as cranes, winches and tensioners.
  • At least 3-4 years of relevant working experience on pipelay vessel would be highly advantageous 
  • STCW 2nd Engineer unlimited Certificate of Competency, meeting legislative requirements of the Flag State
  • Recognised Seaman's discharge book
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing in accordance with STCW Code Table A-II/I
  • Hold at all times a valid Seafarers Medical fitness certificate and opito approved offshore survival certification
  • Must be physically fit and clear of any underlying medical conditions prior to travel for work 
  • Please indicate availability in application