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Port Engineer

Location: Sharjah-UAE


At Subsea 7, we take pride in being recognized 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 success and sustainability are only made possible by continuing to develop our assets and technology through innovation and collaboration, and importantly through the development and diversity of our people who every day ‘Make Incredible things Happen’ At Subsea 7.


The Port Engineer will be based in the UAE as part of the Middle East Business Unit for primarily supporting the Marine Operations Depart (OOK) with compliance of the Subsea 7 owned and third-party chartered vessels with the Client requirements (Saudi Aramco, National Oil Company (Qatar), Statutory and Class conformance and in line with Subsea 7 applicable standards.

The Port Engineer will be directly reporting to the Marine Operations Manager (OOK) and will be working in conjunction with other support departments.

In addition, the Port Engineer may at times be required to support with related departmental works, or even travel to destinations outside the UAE for marine inspections or support project operations offshore/onshore as required.


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and support a positive HSE culture and behaviour across Subsea 7, with emphasis on marine operations
  • Support the Subsea 7 Work Safe & Home Safe framework setting the tone and leading by example
  • Assist in the internal and external audits of vessel working on the project
  • To conduct inspections for vessels (AHTS, DSVs, Crew Boats, Cargo Barges, HLVs, PLVs, Jack Ups etc.) in line with the Saudi Aramco & NOC requirements and follow up on the closeouts
  • To ensure all vessels Class and Statutory certification is up-to-date and valid
  • Liaise with the Superintendents, Port authorities, and vessel Masters and chief engineers with reference to Certification and Safety
  • To conduct sea trials
  • It is mandatory that a Subsea 7 Representative (either Port Engineer, Port Captain or both) be in attendance during the on-hire inspection of the vessel.

Key Qualifications/Experience

  • Aramco approved or having prior Aramco approval as a Port Engineer
  • Sailed as ‘Chief Engineer’ onboard offshore vessels (DSVs, AHTS, PSV, Crew and Work Boats) for the last 4 years or existing Port Engineer working for established Offshore Vessel Owners/Managers or Operators and shall fully meet BMVS&R and/or SAMCVS&R Chapter 12, Sections 1.4
  • Familiar with Saudi Aramco System for Offshore Operations
  • If needed, able to act as relief for Subsea 7 In-Kingdom Port Engineer
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English; good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have all valid certifications as specified in the Aramco CV Package of Key Marine Personnel Form (Appendix 1)
  • Extensive domestic travel and at times international
  • Mandatory valid:
    • BOSIET certificate (including Helicopter Underwater Escape Training)
    • OGUK Offshore medical certification
    • H2S training


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed in creating a diverse workforce and look to offer an exciting and excellent international career opportunities as you develop your skills and aspirations.

Along with a range of employment benefits, career development opportunities (mentoring and development programmes) and a flexible working environment, our employees can also further enhance their work-life balance through our Remote Working Policy and wellbeing through a Medical Private Plan and a Wellbeing support initiatives.


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All applicants that meet the job criteria will be contacted in the two weeks following the application submission date by our AMEC recruitment team. Remaining applications will be integrated in our database and considered in future job opportunities.

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