Company: Petroplan London
Skills: Subsea Engineering
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Vacancy Senior ROV Control Systems Engineer
Location: Aberdeen
Contract type: Staff

Our client is looking for an innovative and dynamic team player to join their ROV technology team in Aberdeen in the position of Senior Control Systems Engineer.
Our expert group works is tasked with delivering industry leading technologies that increase Remote and Autonomous systems product and service lines. This includes projects such as:

  • Remote Operations of ROV fleet
  • Development Subsea resident ROV/AUVs
  • Onshore Control Centres for remote ROV operations
  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV)
  • Autonomous Surface Vessels
  • Automated tooling for subsea vehicle
  • Electric Work Class Vehicles
  • Electric ROV Tooling

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in ROV/Subsea Vehicle Controls Systems technology development and system integration. Technical skills might include electronics engineering, software engineering, DC motor control and power electronics, satellite communications and local and wide area networks.
A digital mindset is important with a demonstrable understanding of the opportunities created by robotics, analytics and the cloud.
Applicant will have excellent communication skills with the ability to build good working relations at all level. A proactive attitude with a keen eye for detail is essential to the success of this role.
Experience in ROV Controls Systems and AUV development is advantageous, but applications are encouraged from adjacent engineering sectors with experience in robotics, telepresence and automation.
Main Job Requirements

  • Be subject matter expert (SME) in Remote and Autonomous Systems
  • Lead and participate in the specification, design and delivery of innovative systems and solutions in line with the Project requirements.
  • Engage with stakeholders and fellow engineers to continually evaluate system requirements and project end goals.
  • Communicate changes, emerging risks or additional resource requirements in a timely manner to Project Leads.
  • Willingness to have a hands-on approach to development and testing of solutions.
  • Articulate complex technical concepts in a business context to project stakeholders.
  • Willingness to travel within the role during periods of testing, implementation and operations.
  • Ability to communicate and support more junior members of the team.
  • Develop the company's IP portfolio through identification of opportunities for patents and assess competitor filings.
  • Attend industry conferences; author and present papers where required

Key Experience / Attributes:

  • ROV Controls Systems design, development and integration experience.
  • Electronics and system design.
  • Software development, control and maintenance.
  • Strong understanding and experience with project and product life cycle management.
  • Conceptual, analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Aptitude with developing complex systems.
  • Experience in writing supporting engineering documentation including design documentation, procedures, test plans and manuals.
  • Experience in working in a multi-disciplined system engineering team.
  • Experience in Vendor and 3rd Party management.
  • Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality awareness.

Preferable Experience / Attributes:

  • Experience in robotics or system and tooling automation in adjacent engineering sectors / industries.
  • Networks and communications design (e.g. LAN, WAN, VSAT)
  • Good working knowledge of industry standards, specifications and guidelines.
  • Knowledge and experience of control system safety standards.
  • Demonstrable commitment to personal development and technical learning.


  • Recognised Engineering degree or equivalent work experience


Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects in over forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national corporations, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information on how Petroplan can help you, please feel free to visit our About Us page here;

Petroplan is an established Global Recruitment Organization supplying technical manpower and administrative services to the oil, gas and petro-chemical industries. Formed in 1976, Petroplan has over three decades’ experience and knowledge of global staffing markets to support feasibility studies through engineering and construction to ongoing operations and maintenance contracts.

Petroplan holds major global supply agreements with leading oil, gas and chemical operators and main contractors on a sole or preferred supplier basis. Our network of offices and strategic partner organizations provide on-the-ground support for clients and contracted individuals and teams in over 30 worldwide locations.

Our key discipline areas, which we regularly recruit for our clients, cover all phases of oil and gas exploration, production and refining projects:

  • Project management & engineering
  • Quality management 
  • Project controls & services
  • Subsea & pipelines
  • Supply chain management
  • Construction & commissioning
  • Logistics & procurement
  • Start-up management
  • Discipline engineering
  • Operations & production
  • Process engineering
  • Maintenance operations 
  • HSE
  • Well engineering & drilling

Please visit us at for further information on our services and current vacancies.