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Aberdeen - Westhill

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Since 2005 we have successfully run our Engineering Conversion Programme providing experienced Engineers from other industries with the opportunity to take existing skills and experience and develop them into a new career within the Subsea Energy Industry.

Through the programme many Engineers have established career opportunities with Subsea 7 including some who have become leaders within the organisation.

We are seeking candidates from a wide range of industries and backgrounds with demonstrable role relevant engineering experience, motivated to evolve their career into subsea engineering.  Example industries include, but are not limited to: Civil Engineering, Armed Forces and Energy/Oil & Gas.


How do we do it?

The Conversion Programme is a tailored scheme that provides an introduction to subsea engineering generally, and Subsea 7 activities specifically.  In addition, there will be visits to vessels and construction sites, plus attendance at the mandatory offshore survival training course.

There will then be assignment to a live project, with ongoing training, development and mentoring.

Joining as part of the programme, along with a number of other Engineers, the successful candidates will be fully supported every step of the way through structured development and mentoring as well as informally by colleagues within the business.  


What will you be doing?

The Conversion Programme is aimed at recruiting Project Installation Engineers; Engineers who are responsible for the execution and delivery of a variety of projects within the business ranging from Inspection Repair and Maintenance to major EPIC (Engineering, Procurement, Installation & Commissioning) developments.

The role will be based at our Westhill office in Aberdeen, with the requirement to travel offshore to any of our UK and Global operations.  As such, it is essential candidates attend and pass their offshore medical and survival course as part of this scheme.

Other periodic onshore travel will be required to visit client offices, fabrications sites etc.


  • Develop procedures for work to be carried out by onshore & offshore personnel.
  • Review technical project documentation • Control / coordinate procurement, fabrication and installation activities.
  • Prepare and manage onshore and offshore construction schedule • Compile fabrication and offshore construction "as-built" documentation packages.
  • Be involved in hazard identification studies & risk assessments of tasks detailed in the procedures.
  • Design, check and/or supervise the design of installation aids and other equipment required for use offshore. Carry out the supervision of this through to fabrication and delivery, ensuring compliance with the overall project quality plan and Subsea 7 processes.



  • Assist with the mobilisation/demobilisation of the vessels; safety and technical aspects.
  • Prepare and deliver project briefings/ toolbox talks to offshore construction teams to ensure all safety and quality issues, either from risk assessments or procedures, are passed to all personnel involved.
  • Act as focal point for the resolution of technical issues raised during the offshore construction and inspection activities.
  • Manage offshore engineering issues and third-party subcontractors.
  • Manage the offshore construction schedule.
  • Issue procedures & task plans ensuring that all relevant safety and quality issues are included.
  • Review daily progress reports for technical accuracy and completeness.
  • Assist with compilation of "as-built" documentation
  • Identify any deviations from procedures and manage the change through change control process.
  • Assist the Offshore Manager with the management of third-party contractors confirming all technical & operational aspects of the contract are observed.


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.

  • Degree qualified in a relevant Engineering discipline or studying to complete in 2023
  • Established engineering experience welcomed from a wide range of industries and backgrounds including, but not limited to: Civil Engineering, Armed Forces and Energy/Oil and Gas
  • Pro-active with HSEQ and committed to working in an incident-free workplace.
  • Demonstrates credibility and professionalism, operates with the highest standards of integrity
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to build and maintain strong business relationships at all levels
  • A collaborative worker supportive of colleagues, able to engage with a range of key stakeholders across the business
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and ownership of work tasks
  • An enthusiasm for self-learning and a desire to undertake and successfully deliver new challenges
  • Ability to adapt to changing workload and take a hands-on approach, as required
  • Pro-active with strong planning and organising skills and structured working methods
  • Ability to prioritise competing workloads, manage internal / external customer expectations and self-manage delivery to agreed deadlines
  • Numeric with an ability to work with detail and high accuracy
  • Solutions based, an analytical thinker with the ability to pro-actively identify effective solutions
  • Ability to travel to both onshore and offshore locations including overnight stays away from home

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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