Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Naval Architecture
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia, United States

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.

Our Marine Services Division has more than 30 years experience in providing full-service ship repair capabilities for the US Naval Vessels including submarines, surface ships and crafts and deep submergence systems. Operating from state-of-the-art facilities in Chesapeake, Virginia, we are certified in Submarine Safety (SUBSAFE) and Deep Submergence System Scope of Certification (DSS-DOC) repair activities, and specialize in the design, repair, maintenance, modification, and installation of hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E) systems.

For more information please go to and click on Products & Services, then click Marine Services Division (MSD).

Position Summary

The Engineer IV applies advanced structural knowledge to the division's engineering and design activities. The Engineer IV also provides technical leadership and oversight for large and/or complex projects or programs under the direction of the company's Chief Engineer. When assigned to a project, the Engineer IV assists the Chief Engineer and Project Manager in defining and managing resource requirements, schedule, and cost for projects under his/her cognizance. The Engineer IV interacts with other MSD personnel, including those in QA, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Shipping and Receiving, as necessary to provide engineering support to MSD manufacturing, integration, and test activities. He/she directs an engineering design/production team in development of a design project/production availability throughout the entire cycle from initial concept/planning through successful completion. He/she completes assigned engineering projects in accordance with customer specifications and within schedule and budget limitations, coordinating activities of engineering team, contractors, and vendors.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Independently performs difficult engineering tasks to completion that may include a variety of complex features, conflicting design requirements, unusual materials requirements, and the need to coordinate the work of others.
  • Excellent technical judgment, and appreciable independent evaluation, creativity, and latitude in making decisions are expected.
  • Demonstrates ability to devise innovative solutions to problems.
  • Develops objectives, schedules, and estimates for difficult assignments.
  • Directs and supervises the activities of moderate to large size teams of engineers, tech writers, designers, and drafters.
  • Reviews progress and evaluates results of work accomplished by self and others.
  • Interacts with customer technical representatives to define and manage customer expectations.
  • Uses team management skills to lead the design or production engineering group during various phases of a project or availability.
  • Assesses suppliers for competence, capabilities, and resources.
  • Reviews Engineering Work Packages (e.g. TGIs) related to project.
  • Reviews/answers/approves Engineering Change documents (e.g. CRs, LARs, DFSs) related to project.
  • Reviews/approves Engineering designs, models, drawings and calculation packages.


  • Assist in Bid and Proposal efforts including cost estimating, technical approach definition, and input to baseline schedule data.
  • Participate in Technical Working Groups to assess and improve processes and capabilities.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Ocean or Nuclear) or Naval Architecture from accredited college or university; Master's Degree in related field preferred.


  • Minimum ten years engineering experience in complex systems design, manufacturing, and integration environment with a concentration in ships structures. Preferably at least five years of structural experience directly related to submarine structural fabrication and welding requirements such as NAVSEA Tech Pub 1688, 278, or 248 and the NAVSEA URO/MRC program,
  • Demonstrated knowledge of military, and commercial, construction and material specifications applicable to Submarine and Deep Submergence System work.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead technical groups of more than five engineers, designers, and/or drafters.
  • Excellent communications and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with ISO 9000 design requirements.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products is required. Proficiency in MathCad, and CAD software, such as AutoCAD or SolidWorks or similar packages, is preferred.


  • Demonstrated knowledge through successful performance of the next lower engineering level.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of military, and commercial, construction and material specifications applicable to Submarine and Deep Submergence System work.
  • Possesses and applies an advanced knowledge of engineering principles and practices in one or more engineering fields.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SUBAFE or SOC requirements is preferred.

Production Engineering

  • Has provided field support in engineering capacity
  • Understands engineering project performance metrics

Design Engineering

  • Prior design team experience
  • Understands engineering project performance metrics
  • Understands Systems engineering process
  • Understands the calculation package process
  • Understands the drawing development process
  • Has demonstrated technical expertise in relevant field/ with relevant Scope of Work

Other Pre-requisites:

  • Candidate will have to perform in an ISO-9000 rated company in a rapidly changing and demanding atmosphere.
  • Must be able to obtain a U.S. DOD Secret Security Clearance.
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25%.
  • Basic understanding of Project Management
  • Must be a U.S. citizen who is not a dual citizen of any other country.

Additional Information

  • 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.
  • The shipyard/base/manufacturing work environment; the site may contain mobility barriers with uneven ground level and obstructed pathways. Climatic and environmental conditions at the job site will be indoor/outdoor climate with various temperatures and noise levels caused by tools, machinery, equipment, and etc.
  • Employee may be required to do the following: ability to access and work in confined spaces, reaching in all directions, handling and manipulating objects and materials; coordinating the movement of eyes, hands and fingers to operate machines and equipment; lifting 50 lbs from ground level, waist level, and/or overhead; carrying objects, etc.; ascending/descending inclined ships gangways; climbing ladders, standing; crawling, squatting, bending, sitting; walking; seeing with or without correction; hearing with or without correction; following set procedures and standards; applying basic mathematical skills; following oral and/or written directions; reading; writing; ability to recognize and report safety hazards. Protective equipment will be required to be worn at all times. This is Medium work.
  • (Exerting up to 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 to 25 pounds of work frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work).

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.

Closing Statement

AdTech COVID Vaccine Requirement:

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. Oceaneering joins the federal government in its effort to decrease the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, decrease worker absence, reduce labor costs, and improve the efficiency of work performed for the federal government.

As directed by Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, effective January 18, 2022, all new Oceaneering employees supporting federal government contracts must be fully vaccinated before their start date, except in the limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to a medical or religious accommodation. Unless entitled to an accommodation, applicants selected for hire must provide a copy of their COVID vaccination card.

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.