Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Business Development
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
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Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

The Program Manager will lead and direct all activities within the Shipboard Technial Services (STS) Business Unit. The focus on the STS group is planning and execution of Classification Society and Regulatory inspections in the Drilling Industry around the globe. Shipboard Technical Services will combine topside and subsea capabilites to meet the needs of the offshore drilling industry.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Review new opportunites presented from Business development teams and communicate directly with clients.
  • Communicate effectively and timely with clients on the capabilities fo Oceaneering, and not just STS group.
  • Develop scopes of work and determine what resources are needed to execute project.
  • Moderate travel outside of Houston for sales and client meetings.
  • Review and approve all project budgets for every STS related job.
  • Review project proposal or plan to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project.
  • Direct offshore teams consisting of ROV, Diving and Asset Integrity technicians, and provide onshore support.
  • Potentially traveling offshore for select projects.
  • Organize and lead conference calls within Oceaneering, with clients, and with offshore assets.
  • Manage and direct personnel and subcontractors in planning and executing work procedures, interpreting specifications, and coordinating various phases of projects.
  • Confer with supervisory and engineering personnel and inspectors and suppliers of tools and materials to resolve problems and improve methods.
  • Inspect work in progress to ensure that workmanship conforms to IACS specifications and the adherence to project schedules.
  • Develop efficient repair methods and evaluating/selecting quality sub-contractors.
  • Communicate effectively with all divisions of Oceaneering to problem solve and offer cost savings.
  • Monitor technical problems, major defects and follow up until corrective action is verified.
  • Review project reports which includes monthly reports, status, financial and forecast, along with delivering all appropriate customer reports as outlined in contract and required to fully communicate status, change management and issues.
  • Review and participate in month end closeout meetings to ensure correct project data.
  • Keep up to date all YTD budgets for corpoprate book keeping needs.
  • Knowledgeable on all HSE issues, and ensure project safety is carried out on every project.
  • Consult with supervisory personnel and labor representatives to resolve complaints and grievances within work force.
  • Ensure all procedures are adhered to and comply with International safety management (ISM), classification society rules, and Maritime insurance.
  • Constantly communicate with other Oceaneering business units around the world to ensure rates are competitive.
  • Work with Other Ocenaeering commercial units around the world to offer proposals.
  • Stay knowledgeable on tax advisories for personnel and equipment while working in foreign countries.
  • Maintain a working toolbox of all STS owned inspection equipment.
  • Prepare budget documents for purchase of new equipment.
  • Keep abreast with the Statutory and Class regulations and standards.
  • Maintain all completed paperwork and required documents.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of competition within different regions of the world
  • This position has supervisory responsibilities.






  • Five (5) years of previous expereince working in shipping industry or operational drilling.
  • Familiar with offshore inspection practices and requirements.
  • Familiar with Classification Society guidelines and Regulatory Requirements.
  • Must be able to obtain:
    • Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC).
    • GulfSafe Training.
    • Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) and Water Survival Training.
    • Valid Passport.




  • Experience working with ROV's.
  • Previous experience working in Diving.
  • 2 nd Mate or 2 nd Assistant Engineer License or equivalent experience.
  • Prior military experience.
  • Five (5) years Management experience with direct reports.
  • Project Management experience

Working Conditions
This position is considered 90% OFFICE WORK which is characterized as follows.



  • Almost exclusively indoors during the day and occasionally at night.
  • Occasional exposure to airborne dust in the work place.
  • Work surface is stable (flat).

This position is considered 10% OFFSHORE WORK which is characterized as follows.



  • Outdoors and indoors, day and night, as well as over/near water.
  • Requires working on or near moving equipment and vibrating equipment.
  • Frequently the humidity is above 90%, noise is over 85 decibels and the light is intense/glares.
  • Potential exposure to open fire/flames/sparks.
  • Constant exposure to airborne dust, fumes, and gases.
  • Work surface is stable, height is elevated.

Physical Activity/Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position is considered MEDIUM work.



  • Lift 20-50 pounds.
  • Work in confined spaces, kneel, jump, run, and work while lying on stomach/back, crawl, and use repetitive movements of the arms and hands.
  • Identify color differences.
  • Wear PPE for skin protection.




  • Lift 10-25 pounds.
  • Climb stairs/ladders, stand, balance, stoop, squat, reach, and lift/carry objects.
  • Twist body, sit with back supported, head forward/flexed, head tilted/rotated, and work with arms extended overhead.
  • Operate a motor vehicle.




  • Lift up to 10 pounds.
  • Wear PPE protection for body, vision, and hearing protection.


Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.





Oceaneering pushes the frontiers of deep water, space and motion entertainment environments to execute with new, leading-edge connections to solve tomorrow’s challenges, today.


As the trusted subsea connection specialist, our experience combined with the depth and breadth of our portfolio of technologies allows us to engineer solutions for the most complex subsea challenges. From routine to extreme, our integrated products, services, and innovative solutions safely de-risk operational systems, increase reliability, and enable a lower total cost of ownership.


We are connecting what’s needed with what’s next as the world’s largest ROV operator and the leading ROV provider to the oil and gas industry with over 300 systems operating worldwide. With our safety-focused and innovative approach, we responsively and decisively react to subsea challenges while providing solutions swiftly and efficiently.

Oceaneering is ranked in the Oilfield Services Top 10 in Rigzone's 2019 Ideal Employer Rankings - find out more here.