Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Marine Surveying, Surveying
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana, 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 position of Remotely Operated Surveyor in Marine Construction Survey Services exists for the purpose of carrying out survey and positioning tasks in the office-based remote control monitoring station.

This individual will support all remote survey operations on Oceaneering SPG projects, drilling rigs and other vessels of opportunity, including setting up vessels with remotely operated equipment.

This is a Lafayette, Louisiana land-based opportunity, which may include working at other global sites and a limited amount of offshore work.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Remotely monitor and assist offshore vessels carrying out survey tasks.
  • Work at regular 12-hour rotations from the shore station in Lafayette, La.
  • Operate a PC-based navigation system to provide guidance and quality control to offshore vessels.
  • Provide troubleshooting assistance and subject matter expertise to offshore personnel remotely.
  • Can relocate temporarily to an alternate site as an operational contingency.
  • Communicate and manage offshore employees to carry out work and employ safe work procedures.
  • Individual is a leader in the areas of HSE and quality of performance.
  • Train and adhere to OII and client company's specific safety and quality requirements.
  • Exhibit a high degree of competency and participate in the Oceaneering Competency Management Program.
  • Manage and carry out specific job tasks as requested by client or project manager.
  • Assist in the creation and revision of project procedures or operating procedures.
  • Report any unsafe condition or practices immediately to his/her supervisor.
  • Responsible for the care and safety of company equipment.
  • Installing survey equipment on ocean going vessels as required.
  • Training of fellow survey personnel.
  • Assisting or leading dimensional control surveys as required.
  • Pursue project manager certification qualification.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • This position may include supervising onshore and offshore survey personnel.


  • Ten (10+) years in an offshore Survey or Marine Construction related field.
  • Must have valid driver's license and suitable driving record that is able to meet company driver requirements.
  • Must have or be able to obtain TWIC card (Transportation Worker Identification Credential).
  • Advanced understanding of navigation, positioning, acoustic surveying and Geomatics.

  • Two year technical degree or University degree.
  • Experience managing offshore survey projects.
  • Advanced understanding of USBL/LBL/Metrology.
  • Exceptional communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Bilingual (Spanish, Portuguese).


Team Leadership/ Decision Making/ Planning and Organizing/ Developing Others:
  • Expresses pride in the group and encourages people to feel good about their accomplishments.
  • Shares knowledge and resources and encourages the same of others.
  • Ability to make objective decisions timely and effectively.
  • Skill to recognize when decisions or information should be referred to a higher authority.
  • Ability to establish and maintain project priorities.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others.
  • Ability to conduct training for an appropriate audience.

Health and Safety/ Technology/ Stress Management/ Flexibility:
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques used in safety inspections and accident prevention.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and methods of safety and health as it relates to employees and the public.
  • Skill to work effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work environments as well as adverse conditions such as weather, equipment problems and job conditions.
  • Have a good sense of direction (able to self-navigate.).
  • Be able to perform basic field calculations.
  • Ability to use various information technology systems required for successful job performance.

Client Focus/ Communication/ Ethics and Integrity:
  • Ability to determine and meet customer needs.
  • Ability to promote and be accountable for quality customer service.
  • Respond to clients in a positive and truthful manner.
  • Solves customer problems quickly and effectively.
  • Ensures that regular and consistent communication takes place within area of responsibility.
  • Maintain inter-office and project confidentiality.
  • Respond politely to members of the community.
  • Working as a team member/ getting along with co-workers.
  • Responding in a positive manner to supervision.

Additional Information

Working Conditions

This position is considered ONSHORE with some 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 and vibrating equipment.
  • Frequently the humidity is above 90%, noise is over 85db and the light is intense/glare.
  • 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 HEAVY work.
  • Lift 50-100 pounds.
  • Sit, twist, crawl, climb stairs/ ladders, and use repetitive movements of the arms and hands.
  • Operate small water vessel or ATV.
  • Lift 25-50 pounds.
  • Wear PPE for head, hands
  • Balance, stoop, kneel, squat, crouch, reach with hands and arms, and lift/carry objects, handle or feel.
  • Differentiate between colors.
  • Operate a motor vehicle.
  • Lift 10-20 pounds
  • Standing and walking
  • Wear PPE for body, vision, and hearing protection.
  • Close vision ability and ability to adjust focus.
  • Hearing all ranges.
  • Wear steel toed shoes/ boots.

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.