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Aberdeen - Westhill

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Seaway7 is a global leader in the delivery of fixed offshore wind farm projects, supporting developers to bring sustainable, renewable energy to the world through the construction of fixed offshore wind farms.

We are a global company headquartered in Oslo - Norway with five further main offices in Aberdeen – UK, Leer – Germany, Vejle - Denmark, Taipei - Taiwan and Zoetermeer - the Netherlands, and furthermore a local presence in all key offshore wind regions around the world. We employ more than 500 people onshore, and an offshore workforce of around 400.

Our values are what guide us every day: safety, integrity, performance, collaboration, sustainability and innovation.

With more than 10 years of offshore wind experience, a state-of-the art fleet, specialist technologies and a range of integrated contracting models, we are well positioned to seize the opportunities of this rapidly growing market. We are expanding our teams in readiness for this growth. Will you be the next addition to join Seaway7 for this exciting future?

The Cable Installation Delivery (CID) Vessel Operations Manager (VOM) 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 acts as CID package manager for vessel standard scopes. Supporting the Project 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 CID Vessel Operations Manager reports to the CID Vessel Teams Manager.


The CID Vessel Operations Manager is accountable for:

  • Main POC for Allocated Vessel/s for Projects, Tenders and Offshore Resources Seaway7
  • Delivering a vessel to the project that:
    • operates safely
    • operates efficiently
    • is fully ready to operate (mobilisation)
    • remains fully operational throughout the project life
  • Manage the vessels standard task activities to the project as per the CID RACI matrix using the resources supplied within the CID group. Including scope preparation, planning, scheduling, and execution.
  • Ensure project engineering procedures related to the CID scope of work is prepared prior to execution via the CID Engineering and Vessel crew teams.
  • Manage vessel performance, cycle times, lessons learnt log to allow for continuous operational performance efficiency, feeding cycle time data to the CID Tendering Manager and the CID Engineering Manager where applicable.
  • Continuously improving vessel safety, HSEQ (Health, Safety, Environment and Quality) promoter to allocated vessel and joint owner of any HSEQ vessel engagement/improvement plans.
  • Maintaining and updating the technical library for the vessel and its equipment, Standard Task Plans (STP), vessel data book and performance norms for specific activities carried out by the vessel and its equipment.
  • Mobilisation Planning/Coordination in liaison with the Project Manager and Vessel Superintendent.
  • Operational Crew Management of allocated vessel, Project POB (Persons on Board) support and liaise closely with the Vessel Superintendent on overall manning levels/issues. Review rotation plans for experience sharing across the renewable fleet.
  • Management of Offshore Managers, including feedback into Compass and the appraisal system via the Vessel Superintendent/Crewing Planner.
  • If applicable to vessel type, liaise with the CID Pull in and T&T Supervisor/Manager for ISV related scope development.


  • Third-level technical or similar university degree, with considerable 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 Seaway7, providing safety leadership and championing Seaway7's critical safety behaviours
  • Keen sense of accountability
  • Strong organisational capacities
  • Outstanding communication and leadership skills
  • Fluent in English

This role profile outlines the principal areas of responsibility; however, the role holder may be required to perform any other necessary duties within their experience and capabilities from time to time.

Seaway7 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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