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Aberdeen - Westhill
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Vacancy information

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 1,000 projects in all water depths across our energy hubs and we continue to do so, adapting and evolving in an ever-changing world. 

Our sustainability and ongoing success are only possible through innovation, collaboration and the development and diversity of our people, assets, and technology.  By joining Subsea 7, you become part of a team of people who everyday ‘Make Incredible Things Happen’.


The Lead Planner (Vessel Crewing) works within the Offshore Crewing Department managing all aspects of planning vessel and spool-base crews for the Pipeline Group, and will supply a constant source of qualified, skilled and competent personnel to meet the demand of various stakeholders by required deadlines.

It is anticipated the role will be based in Aberdeen with regular visits to our Glasgow office.

The role will be required to build strong relationships with internal/external representatives.  As such our successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication, planning and organising skills, along with other role relevant experience.  Key responsibilities are to:

  • Monitor and forecast demand for all spool-base and offshore personnel (including Swagelining, Equipment, HSEQ, Operations etc) within Pipeline Group by optimising a network of direct engaged and agency personnel, always ensuring that there is a quality supply of personnel sufficient to meet such demand for the short, medium and long term requirements of the business.
  • Establish and maintain strategic manning models that identify by location the optimum mix of employment types, service longevity and cost rates.
  • Ensure the planning and execution of the deployment personnel in line with strategic manning models, engaging as necessary with territory operations, vessel management.
  • Lead and develop team members. Ensure work requirements and priorities are clearly outlined, understood and achieved, providing guidance and mentorship as required.
  • Engage with the L & D function on training and competency requirements for the pool.
  • Engage with relevant stakeholders on the succession and development of competent personnel in the pool.
  • Maintain a clear structure of roles and responsibilities within each team.
  • Engage with HR Department on matters of recruitment and performance management.
  • Ensure that all personnel are in possession of the necessary current certification required for their discipline/position.
  • Ensure that all Offshore Crewing systems are accurately updated in a timely manner.
  • Monitor and maximise the utilisation of staff against their contract days, balancing the use of day-rate, and agency personnel, costs.
  • Ensure that there is clarity regarding the local content requirements of the jurisdictions we operate in.
  • Ensure that there is a clear interface with the Tendering teams for consideration of the manning implications of bids under review.
  • Manage cost control within area of responsibility and approval of invoices where relevant in line with Company policy.



  • Established experience in a similar role within and energy sector.
  • An understanding of offshore disciplines and associated training/competency requirements.
  • Proficient in the use of IT applications, including MS Office Suite, SAP and database systems.


  • Experienced in compiling reports for management.
  • Accustomed to co-ordinating and leading meetings.


  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to build strong businesses relationships at all levels.
  • Approachable, demonstrates credibility and can engage and influence at all levels.
  • Leadership and Supervisory skills to manage team development and performance.
  • Supervisor skills to manage performance to achieve company goals.
  • Demonstrates initiative and ownership, while contributing to team activities.
  • Detail orientated with the ability to process big-picture items.
  • Plans and organises with a structured and methodical approach, works well under pressure.
  • Ability to manage multiple, often competing workloads, and meet deadlines.
  • Pro-active, solutions-based with the flexibility to adapt to the changing priorities of a 24/7 global business.



  • Recruitment Agencies
  • Flag and Certification authorities
  • Offshore Unions
  • Travel Management Company
  • Training providers
  • Industry bodies such as ICS, Class etc


  • Offshore Crewing Director and management, group-wide
  • The appropriate Pool Owner
  • Lead Crewing Planner(s)
  • Fleet Crew Logistics Lead
  • Offshore and onshore Operations management
  • Offshore and onshore Fleet management
  • Human Resources, Training & Development, Finance, HSEQ
  • Staff, Agency and Limited Company personnel.


Subsea 7 are committed to creating a diverse workforce and we look to offer excellent career opportunities as well providing a wide range benefits and a flexible working environment.