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Aberdeen - Westhill

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Subsea7 are looking for a Dynamic Positioning (DP) & Electrical Engineer to join our Offshore Resources team on a full-time, staff basis at our East Campus in Westhill.


What will you be doing? 

Reporting to the DP/Electrical Technical Authority, the DP/Electrical Engineer will support the Vessel Superintendents and Fleet Technical & Engineering leads in technical matters related to DP and Electrical systems as part of the embedded technical support team for the Subsea 7 Fleet of vessels. They will assist with solutions/responses to vessels incidents; preparations and support at dockings, maintenance stops and modifications; assist with day-to-day management of vessel maintenance.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting Vessel Superintendents to ensure that DP, Automation, Electrical/Electronic systems are maintained to the required standard.
  • Preparation of feasibility studies, specifications, design, assistance for purchasing for DP and electrical equipment.
  • Assist Vessel Superintendents with investigation and reporting of DP incidents to enable a safe return to work.
  •  FMEA review, update and acceptance, together with proving trials.
  • Annual DP trials, documentation and acceptance.
  • Make ad hoc visits to vessels to inspect condition and maintenance carried out on the DP and electrical equipment.
  • Any other duties as directed by the Technical Authority.


What experience would we like you to have?

Please note, if you don’t tick all the boxes below but feel you have some of the relevant skills and experience we’re looking for, please do consider applying. We would encourage you to apply with a CV that highlights your transferable skills and experience.

  • Educated to degree/HNC level within an electrical discipline.
  • Demonstratable and detailed technical knowledge of Electrical engineering, Power Generation, PMS, VMS engine room alarm systems.
  • Knowledge and experience of Dynamic Positioning, DP FMEA, DP trials.
  • Ability to analyse, assess and present direction as well as proven ability to guide a team.


What do we offer?

  • Career development – with access to a range of learning and development opportunities, as well as being part of a culture that encourages growth and development
  • Flexible working – lots of our people work flexibly in different ways. Whether it’s hybrid, part-time or flexitime working. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but let’s have a discussion to see how we can make it work.
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave/adoption leave 
  • A fantastic benefits package – which includes a generous holiday allowance, pension scheme, discounted health and wellbeing packages, electric car salary sacrifice scheme and more.


Who are we?

We are Subsea7, a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the energy industry. We make offshore energy transition possible through the continuous evolution of lower-carbon oil and gas and by enabling the growth of renewables and emerging energy.

At Subsea7, we are looking for people who think differently. We want people who can bring new ideas and who are willing to take on challenges that will enable us to make a positive impact on a global stage.

In turn we will lift you up and encourage you to go further.  Onshore or offshore, embark on a journey of opportunities, continuous learning and development.

Start your journey with us today.


An environment where you can thrive

We recognise that having a diverse team makes us a better, smarter team. Diversity is something we value and regard it as key to our success.

We encourage new ways of thinking and celebrate our wide range of skills that help us continually challenge the status quo and inspire innovation. An inclusive and diverse environment fosters creativity, improves decision-making and introduces new ways of thinking.

Our people are at the heart of what we do at Subsea7 and we are committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Fair employment practices, fair treatment for all individuals and equal opportunity on the basis of merit are the foundation of how we work and develop together.


What happens next?

If you would like to apply for this role, simply click the Apply button found on this page.  

You may be prompted to set up a profile with us. It’s quick and easy to do.  Or, if you have already created a profile with us, simply log in and submit your application.

Here are 3 top tips to help you submit a successful application:

  • Make sure your CV is up-to-date and highlights the transferable skills and experience you can bring to this role.
  • We would encourage you to include a cover letter as part of your application. It’s your chance to tell us why you would be a brilliant addition to our team.
  • Take your time with your application and check there are no errors such as spelling mistakes. 

Once you have submitted your application, we will be in touch as soon as possible with next steps.

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