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Aberdeen - Westhill
Vacancy information

This office-based role within the Aberdeen Survey team supports our global subsea survey operations, collaborating with our Project Surveyors in the definition, procurement and interfacing requirements for ROV and vessel deployed survey equipment.

Applicants should demonstrate knowledge of subsea offshore construction, ROV systems and associated survey equipment.

What will you be doing? 

The Survey Support Engineer ensures that the offshore worksites are supported in respect to the correct setup, calibration and use of equipment and that all technical faults and breakdowns are recorded and reported in a timely manner.

Working directly with both internal business functions and external suppliers the role will identify, procure, ship and track equipment to and from Subsea7 logistics bases, suppliers and global offshore worksites.

Additional responsibilities may include support to the equipment group and workshop teams, ROV technical teams, software & applications team and other stakeholders as required.

On-site assistance during vessel mobilisations may be required and so applicants should be prepared to undertake occasional travel, including short/overnight vessel visits. 

  • Technical assistance in the selection, interfacing, setup and use of survey equipment to project surveyors, field staff, vessel management and operational stakeholders as required.
  • Review project requirements for vessel/ROV mobilisation and facilitate requests for internal & external survey equipment.
  • Prepare cost and schedule estimates for survey mobilisations.
  • Work with all stakeholders to ensure timely delivery, return and off-hire of equipment to/from offshore worksites.
  • Briefing of offshore survey engineering personnel assigned to project as required.
  • Technical support to offshore engineers through mobilisation and operation as required.
  • Attend and support vessel mobilisations as required.
  • Review equipment fault reports and facilitate replacement to vessel as appropriate.
  • Ensure relevant vessel and survey equipment configuration documentation is maintained and updated.
  • Maintain vessel equipment inventories and facilitate vessel consumable requests.
  • Prepare technical notes, procedures and mobilisation plans as required.
  • Maintain knowledge of current HSE practice and promote HSEQ responsibilities.
  • Any other delegated responsibilities to meet business requirements as instructed by Line Manager.

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 or HND level qualification in relevant survey or electronics related discipline preferred.
  • Knowledge of subsea offshore construction, ROV systems and associated survey equipment.
  • Prior offshore experience in Survey or ROV operations preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel.
  • Prior experience of SAP preferred but not essential.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Self-motivated with the commitment to continue professional development.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written, builds collaborative relationships across the business.
  • Ability to work with detail and accuracy.
  • Good planning and organising skills, able to identify and effectively prioritise workload to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrates initiative and ownership of tasks while contributing to team activities.
  • Pro-active with a solutions-based approach, willing to challenge the status quo.
  • Committed to continuous improvement, will identify efficient work methods and processes.
  • Willingness to travel and attend vessel mobilisations as required.

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.  

To find out more about Subsea7 visit our website here.  

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