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The Deck Foreman is responsible for the execution of construction activities on deck, including pipelay activities and crane operations.

He/She is responsible to ensure that such activities are carried out in a safe and efficient manner, and in accordance with approved procedures.

All personnel are expected to contribute to creating a positive HSEQ culture within Subsea 7 and ensure familiarity with and adherence to local HSEQ codes and practices. This will include, but not be limited to:

  • Actively reporting all undesired events and safety observations using the Safety Observation system and Undesired Events Report system.
  • Actively reporting non-conformances using the Non-Conformance Report (NCR) system.
  • Actively reporting and managing any unsafe act, condition or procedure or environmental unsafe acts and conditions to the Chief Officer so that action can be taken to manage or minimize any and all risk.

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


Generic Key Responsibilities & Activities

  • Responsible for the safe and efficient execution of all activities on deck areas.
  • Assign tasks to personnel and supervise their proper execution
  • Assist with deck activities, providing that it does not compromise the quality of the supervision of operations.
  • Progress work scope as directed by the Shift Supervisor and in accordance with the relevant Task Plans and Approved Procedures.
  • Control all lifting operations in accordance with Subsea 7 procedures for lifting equipment and operation on barges, ships and yards.
  • Maintain all rigging in use and ensure all lifting equipment and rigging is in certification.
  • Responsible for sea fastening, de-sea fastening, preparation and deployment of all project equipment under the direction of the Shift Supervisor.
  • Verify that storage, preservation, handling and control of Project materials and equipment are carried out in a safe manner and to the required standards.
  • Maintain knowledge of the overall project operations.
  • Actively participate in and cascade to direct reports the shift briefings, safety delegate meeting, project inductions, supervisor's forum, and other relevant information.
  • Provide feedback on areas of technical improvement of equipment and operations. Seek feedback from Offshore Management on the progress of these suggestions and in-turn feedback the same to his direct reports.
  • Responsible for the overall health, safety and welfare of all personnel working on deck.
  • Responsible for the implementation of safe rigging practices.
  • Ensure that behaviors of all personnel on deck are in compliance with HSEQ requirements and Subsea 7 Safety Behaviors.
  • Proactively participate in project safety briefings, HIRAs and tool box talks.
  • Lead HIRA 3 (Tool Box Talks) for deck activities.
  • Encourage use of Observation Cards and seek feedback on the progress of these, relaying recommendations and feedback to direct reports.
  • Actively participate in Management of Change process as required.
  • Act as Vessel Emergency Response Team member as required.
  • Act as person in charge for Permit to Work raised for the workforce under his supervision.
  • Perform housekeeping activities as necessary to maintain a safe and clean worksite.
  • Participate in onboard Safety Management System, e.g. Safety Delegate as required.
  • Adhere, support, communicate and always implement Subsea 7 Values, Policies and Behaviors and participate in induction on the same to his direct reports.
  • Ensure that all his/her direct reports have the required competencies in their areas of operation and are aware of their personal responsibility for the performance of their job.
  • Implement the Familiarization Program for all personnel under their control.
  • Regularly appraise the performance and behaviors (PMR) of direct reports and analyze, identify and report any training needs to the Shift Supervisor.


  • Operate within the Business Code of Conduct
  • Operate according to Subsea 7's Management Principles
  • Work within the parameters of responsibility outlined for the vessel in the Vessel Authority Matrix
  • Support standards and procedures for the Deck & Rigging Function
  • For level of authority see Expenditure and Authorization Specification'


  • College-level or professional qualification in an appropriate discipline
  • Recognized Rigging Certificate
  • Safety Supervisor Training
  • Valid offshore medical suitable for geographical area of work.
  • Valid offshore survival course suitable for geographical area of work.
  • Compliance with the Subsea 7 Competence Assurance Assessment Programme (CAAP). 

This Job Capsule must not be interpreted as a complete summary of job responsibilities or limitation of job holder accountability. The Job Holder may be required to perform any other necessary duties within their experience and capabilities from time to time. 

In some circumstances individual employees may have a detailed Role Profile outlining their specific tasks and accountabilities.  Such Role Profiles will be based upon the Job Capsule.

This role profile should be recognized as a general requirement of experience combined with attributes considered advantageous to the successful operation of Subsea 7 activities.

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