Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Surveying
Experience: 4 + 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 Party Chief for Survey Services exists for the purpose of managing and carrying out required tasks in the field for survey projects, as requested by manager or project specific manager, and / or field client representatives for the survey project's field activities. The Party Chief leads and directs the work of others, relying on extensive experience and judgement to plan and accomplish given tasks with a wide degree of creativity and latitude. This position is responsible for assuring that client needs are effectively met regarding field activities, and that all tasks are performed efficiently, responsibly and in accordance with safe work procedures.

The most important and essential function of this position is attitude and includes the following: getting along with co-workers, responding politely to members of the community, working as a team member, functioning well under pressure, responding in a positive manner to supervision, and maintaining inter-office confidentiality.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Complying with company safety rules and training.
  • Conducting operations safely & reporting any unsafe conditions or practices immediately to his/her supervisor.
  • Assist new and fellow employees in performing their work in accordance with safe work procedures.
  • Conduct and document daily Job Safety Analysis (JSA) / safety tail gate meetings.
  • Managing and carrying out specific job task as requested by client and or project manager.
  • Perform field investigation, prepare/review field notes, documenting field requested changes, ensure data quality and collection.
  • Responsible for the care and safety of personnel and company equipment.
  • Coordinating and communicating with clients, crew members and project managers.
  • Train and adhere to OII, DOTD or other company's specific requirements.
  • Training of fellow field personnel.
  • Responsible for the direct management of employees and Client relations onboard the vessel.
  • Responsible for sending daily progress reports.
  • Responsible for keeping adequate spares onboard the vessel and sending back broken parts to office for repair or replacement.
  • Responsible for overall maintenance of survey gear.
  • Responsible for Quality control of data and ensuring that all data is collected and backups are made prior to departing job site.
  • Required to know all data requirements that are needed for the job.
  • Responsible for ensuring that copies of data are sent to the office.
  • Responsible for coring onboard vessel.
  • Required to troubleshoot any problems onboard the vessel as it relates to the job.
  • Required to complete written documentation on all notable events that occurred during their shift, including, but not limited to, downtime, data problems, and weather changes that affected the data quality.
  • Must have a good working relationship with the Captain and should meet once a day to discuss operations.
  • Ability to work well with personnel onboard.
  • Primary responsibility is participation in hydrographic and geophysical projects.
  • Mobilize, de-mobilize, operate and perform user level maintenance of positioning and geophysical equipment and sensors.
  • Perform with minimal supervision positioning and geophysical equipment and sensors include, but are limited to: Winches, coring equipment, side scan sonar, single beam echo sounders, Multibeam sonar, temperature/salinity sensors, magnetometers, sub-bottom profilers, GPS, DGPS, USBL, and other systems as required.
  • Responsible for equipment calibration, data collection, data quality, and log entries.
  • Operation of workstations and PC's with appropriate software programs to support projects is required.
  • Other projects may require light electronic work. Keeping of work logs or records sufficient for quality assurance.

  • All other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Four (4) or more years' experience in the relative industry as a Hydrographic Survey Technician or comparable position.
  • Must be proficient with a variety of the field concepts, practices, procedures and equipment operations such as GPS, Side Scan Sonar, Multibeam, Sub-bottom Profiler and Magnetometer systems.
  • 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).
  • Must have knowledge of basic computer skills, operation of data collector(s), and major survey equipment manufacturer's software.

  • Two (2) year technical degree or higher in field of study.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

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.

Working Conditions

This position is considered OFFSHORE 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.