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Aberdeen - Westhill, London - Sutton, Paris (Suresnes), Rio de Janeiro
Vacancy information

Subsea7 has an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Vessel Operations Manager to join our Pipeline Group team on a full-time, staff basis.

It is expected that the successful candidate will work either at the Subsea7 Aberdeen, Sutton, Paris or Brazil offices.

As a Deputy Vessel Operations Manager you will work closely alongside the Vessel Operations Manager, who is the Vessel's single point of contact for project and tendering teams, ensuring continuity of knowledge regarding the vessel's capabilities, performance, cost base and technical library.  Throughout all phases of the project lifecycle, the jobholder will support the Vessel Operations manager in maintaining communication and direction between onshore and the assigned vessel(s).

The role involves contributing to the development of project-specific deliverables during the tender and execution phases of the project to ensure the delivery of a high quality, robust and efficient solution which considers all risks and opportunities as part of the tender process.  As a Deputy Vessel Operations Manager, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the assigned

Vessel Operations Manager(s) and the Pipeline Group Operations Delivery Director.

There will be travel required to work sites and regional offices as part of this role.


What will you be doing?

  • Enthusiastically pursue, actively demonstrate and foster an exemplary Safety culture and practice onboard the vessels, and where requested, align, sponsor and support all HSEQ related activities
  • Effective participation supporting the design, constructability, and HIRA reviews, as well as their implementation
  • Work closely with the Vessel Operations Manager in order to develop performance metrics that will support predictable performance of the vessel
  • Review HSE performance at worksite, safety observations and interventions in order to prepare a monthly performance report highlighting emerging trends and suggestions for improvement
  • Support the Verification of effectiveness process with Synergi Case Management in ensuring correct and well-implemented actions are taken in order to mitigate risk.
  • Review the end-of-trip report for areas which can be improved or recognised, and support the closeout activities from the report
  • As needed, support the preparation of reporting on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis. It may also be necessary for you to present data as part of this process
  • Provide vessel information (capability, capacity), best practices, and design guidance
  • Provide input into the development of project schedules, including spooling, mobilisation, transit, Maintenance & Repair, and demobilisation
  • Engage in technical reviews and contribute to risk and opportunity assessments
  • Understand the cost drivers and build-up of the vessel day rate together with POB Project Preparation
  • With the Vessel Operations Manager, prepare monthly vessel performance data, including reasoning for variances against the plan and actions taken.
  • Maintain the Vessel's Public and Team Operations SharePoint sites and promote their correct use as necessary.
  • Support the readiness process to ensure the vessel and project are well-positioned for success
  • Assist the Vessel Operations Manager in reviewing the Project logistics plan, including traffic management plans and crew change procedures
  • Plan a detailed port-call schedule between subsequent projects and Offshore Resources activities, based on input from the vessel, the projects, and Offshore Resources
  • Support the Vessel Operations Manager, or in some cases lead the review of the mobilisation plan, including testing, loading, and setting up of equipment
  • Assist the Vessel Operations Manager in liaising with internal partners such as Offshore Resources, Supply Chain Services, and Pipeline Group to ensure the smooth running of the vessel
  • Contribute to the planning, sequence of operations, and scheduling durations of vessel operations. Verify changes initiated by the project
  • Attend daily conference calls as required, including with Project to ensure regular follow-up on project needs in terms of personnel, equipment, planning, as well as with the vessel to ensure sufficient operational support


What experience would we like you to have?

  • An operational background in subsea construction vessel operations, pipelaying, and fabrication of rigid pipelines, along with a degree in engineering, is essential. 
  • Ideally have experience in operations with Pipelay, Heavy / Light Construction, IRM or DSV vessels preferred, although this is not essential
  • Good leadership, managerial and organisational skills
  • Good stakeholder management skills
  • Ideally have knowledge of IMO, Class & Flag and ISM requirements, although this is not essential


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?

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  • 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.

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