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Aberdeen - Westhill

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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’.


We have an exciting new opportunity for a Deputy Vessel Manager (DVM) - Chartered Vessels.

Working closely with, and for, the Vessel Manager (VM) the DVM will support daily technical and administrative matters associated with managing Vessels Owners to provide the efficient running of their chartered vessel(s).

In addition, the role is responsible for supporting the VM in the achievement of organisational and individual project objectives.

The DVM is instrumental in driving the Subsea 7 culture on chartered vessels under their jurisdiction, including all mobile / temporary equipment installed onboard (specialist personnel support will be utilised, as required).

The successful applicant will be required to undertake occasional travel to vessels.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Maintain an excellent collaborative relationship with vessel owners (VO), developing an agreed reporting system and ensuring Subsea 7 and VO policies are delivered.
  • Effectively manages the day to day relationships with Vos and Offshore Management Teams, resolving any issues arising.
  • Monitor Safety and Pollution prevention operations and advise VOs accordingly in line with Subsea 7 policies.
  • Work within budget constraints for the efficient / safe operation of vessels.
  • Develop and manage reliable budget forecasts against the approved budget plan.
  • Maintain accurate records of all vessel(s) activities, communications and technical dossiers.
  • Liaise with clients and VOs regarding operational matters.
  • Liaise with Project and Operations to establish requirements and provide assistance if possible.
  • Liaise with Subsea 7 departmental managers to co-ordinate equipment support / deliverables and assurance.
  • Promote the use of the company Business Management System and provide guidance to VOs.
  • Ensure suitable technical preparations are completed for technical stops.
  • Coordinate ISM audits as well as LOLER and PUWER compliance audits alongside / in support of VO, as required.
  • Compile, review and update vessel operating manuals.
  • Interface with Sales & Marketing Department to provide assistance with Tenders, etc.



  • Global Clients
  • Class, Flag and other Maritime Authorities
  • Vessel Owners
  • Appropriate Professional Bodies


  • Vessel Manager
  • Fleet Manager
  • Territory/Regional Project Managers
  • Offshore Resources support functions. 


  • Engineering degree or other relevant higher education in a Maritime subject.
  • Naval Architect, Marine Engineer, Chief Engineer Unlimited CoC, with time in rank preferred or other Engineering Degree. Relevant Vessel and/or Energy industry experience may be considered.
  • Vessels servicing the Energy Industry; Light Construction, DSV or IRM vessel experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of vessels’ capability and operating limits.
  • Knowledge of IMO, Class & Flag and ISM requirements.
  • Knowledge of engineering and operations of offshore construction
  • Other relevant Maritime or Energy industry experience will be considered


  • Committed to HSEQ and aligning with Subsea 7’s core values and behaviours.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, builds collaborative relationships internally and externally. Experience of a global and multi-cultural environment would be advantageous.
  • Possess personal and technical credibility to successfully liaise with VOs, marine crew and external specialists, and to contribute to the resolution of technical issues.
  • Excellent planning and organising skills, able to identify and effectively prioritise project requirements and associated workload.
  • Ability to work under pressure and successfully meet multiple, often competing deadlines.
  • Takes a solutions-based approach to any issues arising.
  • Flexible to adapt to changing priorities within a fast-paced 24/7 global business.
  • Demonstrates initiative and ownership to deliver workload unsupervised while flexible to support wider team activities.
  • Committed to continuous improvement and identification of efficient work methods and processes.
  • Numeric and analytical, able to implement budgetary controls to achieve cost targets.
  • Commercial awareness / knowledge (preferred).


Subsea 7 are committed to creating a diverse workforce and we look to offer excellent career opportunities as you develop your skills and aspirations.

Along with a wide range of benefits and a flexible working environment, employees can further enhance their work-life balance through our Remote Working Policy.

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