Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Naval Architecture
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: United Kingdom

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.

Duties & Responsibilities


To lead and direct a hull tank inspection and repair team on the Total Energies Gryphon FPSO facility in the North Sea on the UKCS. This is to achieve the goal of the tanks being accredited for class approval and put back into service as soon as reasonably practical. This is a Fixed Term position on a rota for 3 weeks on/ 3 weeks off for 6 trips offshore in total.

Functions ~ Essential
  • Lead and provide technical support in Naval Architecture for the inspection and repair of hull tankage on the Gryphon FPSO
  • Review, understand, disseminate and then deliver the tank inspection scope of work
  • Investigate any anomalies utilizing the NDT skills of the team to determine the severity of the anomaly and propose repairs; there will be a prepopulated selection of repair options from all the historical problems encountered to date
  • Carry out first pass assessment of reported defects, report any anomalies and highlight any areas of concern to the appropriate client naval architect / integrity focal point. Advise the client when conditions present any immediate threat to integrity
  • Manage the repair team to close out any anomalies identified
  • Delegating work where applicable to team members within their capabilities. Review and check team member's output
  • Ensure the hull structural inspections detailed in the SOW are carried out and are coordinated with all other activities where necessary. Ensure all parties are fully conversant with all aspects of the workscopes
  • Draft, review and endorse all relevant hull and topsides structures Inspection Reports, including NDE Reports, and confirm the inspections have been carried out as required by the SOW
  • Provide Daily progress reports to Oceaneering and client personnel
  • Ensure the team complete timesheet reporting correctly
  • Provide support to our clients which includes Integrity Management / Inspection Management / Repair activities for Floating Systems (both hull and topsides structures) in accordance with the relevant parts of the contract as required
  • Provide feedback as necessary on Floating Systems (hull and topsides structures) Integrity and Inspection Management strategies
  • Provide feedback as necessary on Planned Maintenance Routines (PMR's) based upon the Hull Structural Integrity and Inspection Strategies
  • Input to the production and ongoing management of the asset Annual Inspection Plans and client planning process for floating systems activities to meet the Client planning gate criteria
  • Input to the anomaly management process for floating systems issues
  • Liaison with offshore inspection teams (including RAT, UAV & ROV) to continuously improve the hull structures inspection scopes
  • Support the Line Manager (LM) in appropriate aspects of management of Oceaneering contract providing assurance on technical delivery and cost management
  • Ensure regulatory and client standard compliance
  • Support the project manager develop the CTRs (Cost, Time & Resource) in support of client requirements
  • Ensure all work is compliant with relevant client engineering and safety standards and practices and review any revisions and feedback from client Integrity Focal Point
  • Promote the use of specialist technology to provide a more efficient service and to resolve unusual / special problems, liaise with the client on the implementation when appropriate

Functions ~ General
  • The list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake tasks that may reasonably be expected within the scope of the post
  • Assist with any other duties as and when required
  • Undertake specific projects as instructed by management

  • Ensure that the Safety policies and procedures are understood and adhered to as far as is reasonably practicable to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Always promote a strong HSE culture
  • Ensure that business and HSE risk implications of integrity issues are clearly identified and assessed for consideration within the Oceaneering Integrity Management Team and communicated to the Client

  • Carry out work in accordance with the Company Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Systems.
  • Perform the assigned tasks with due diligence regarding the Integrated Management Systems on the Company.
  • Eliminate waste of whatever form, to suggest the use of more environmentally friendly substances and practices and contribute to the continuous improvement of the environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Directly supervising the Gryphon tank inspection and repair team
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities may include planning, assigning, directing work; appraising performance; encouraging and mentoring employees; addressing customer complaints and resolving technical problems.

Reporting Relationship
  • Reports directly to Oceaneering's Total Energies Project Manager and indirectly to the Principal Structural Engineer


Qualifications (E=Essential; P= Preferred)
  • Degree in Naval Architecture or closely related Engineering discipline (E)
  • Offshore medical, MIST and survival certification (E)
  • Confined Space Entry Training (E) Working at height Training (P)
  • MSc qualification in related discipline (P)
  • Chartered Engineer as defined by the Engineering Council or equivalent (P)

  • Experience in Naval Architecture (E) which includes experience in oil and gas industry, including hull structural inspection (E)
  • Must be familiar with NDE techniques (E) applicable to tank inspection and tank repair options (E)
  • Confined Space Entry practical experience (E)
  • Steel construction work renewal practical experience (E)
  • DNV Pegasus UT software data input (P)
  • Must be familiar with OA/QC systems/procedures (E)
  • Microsoft Office (E) and Microsoft Project (P)
  • AutoCAD working knowledge (P)

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics
  • Ability to generate a team approach to workflow execution and problem solving (E)
  • Provide leadership, co-ordination or guidance to others (E)
  • Good communicator both written, verbal and technical to make complex terminology simple for the benefit of others (E)
  • Good client or support contractor relationship skills at various levels of seniority and diverse cultures (E)
  • Specific vision abilities for this job are required (all those who carry out field inspection works should have this validated by undergoing an annual eye test)

Working Conditions
  • This position is considered offshore work on 3 weeks on and 3 weeks off rota on the Gryphon FPSO.
  • There will be a requirement to go offshore by helicopter to floating structures / fixed platforms for 3 weeks at a time, for the 6 rotas planned at present.
  • The Gryphon FPSO is in the North Sea. This will require typical offshore PPE and inspection type activities requiring confined space entry (CSE) into areas such as cargo oil tanks, ballast tanks, voids and service tanks.
  • There may be a requirement to go to an onshore location to perform the same duties as above on floating structures alongside the quay.
  • Offshore work may also be characterised as living, working and sleeping on oil and gas production facilities with PPE and permit to work restrictions outdoors, over / near water, exposed to all weather conditions or inside exposed to high noise levels, extremely bright or inadequate lighting, cramped work spaces and getting into awkward positions.

Closing Statement

We offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package and the opportunity to advance in an international company. To apply, click 'Apply Now'.

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.