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Vessel Operations Manager

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 Vessel Operations Manager is the vessel’s single point of contact for project and tendering teams; providing continuity of knowledge regarding the vessel’s capabilities, performance, cost base and technical library.

During project execution, the Vessel Operations Manager supports the Project Manager/Project Operations Manager and the Offshore Management Team (OMT) to deliver the vessel program according to schedule, whilst ensuring constant, efficient and safe ways of working.

The Vessel Operations Manager reports to the Operations Manager of the Country responsible for the vessel.

Offshore Managers and Field Engineers report to the Vessel Operations Manager.


Key Responsibilities

  • Delivering a vessel to the project that:
    • operates safely
    • operates efficiently
    • is fully ready to operate (mobilisation)
    • remains fully operational throughout the project life
  • Identifying the most efficient field-to-field transition between projects
  • Optimising Persons on Board (POB) in agreement with Project Operations Manager, i.e. numbers, skills, organisation, origin etc., to fulfil project needs
  • Continuously improving vessel safety and operational performance
  • Maintaining and updating the technical library for the vessel and its equipment, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and performance norms for specific activities carried out by the vessel and its equipment
  • Carrying out the Performance Management Review (PMR) of direct reports, i.e. Offshore Manager and Field Engineers and ensuring that the PMRs of indirect reports, i.e. Construction Crew, are carried out in due time
  • Support tender teams in provision of vessel information (capability, capacity), best practices and cost input

Key Qualifications/Experience

  • Third-level technical or similar university degree, with 8 years of experience in offshore industry and offshore experience from subsea construction vessels
  • Proven ability to solve operational problems without supervision and deliver effective results to internal clients
  • Contribute to creating and managing a positive HSEQ culture within Subsea 7, providing safety leadership and championing Subsea 7's critical safety behaviours
  • Strong sense of accountability
  • Strong organisational capacities
  • Outstanding communication and leadership skills
  • Fluent in English



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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