Company: Oceaneering
Skills: HR - General
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Location: Hanover, Maryland, 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.

The Aerospace and Defense Technologies (ADTECH) group of Oceaneering is recognized as an industry leader in enabling humans to work safely and effectively in harsh environments ranging from the depths of the sea to the outer reaches of space. ADTECH specializes in the support of manned systems and the development and application of practical, cost-effective robotic systems in multiple industries.

ADTECH designs, builds, and operates unique underwater systems for the US Navy and provides life cycle maintenance services for Submarines and Deep Submergence Systems. ADTECH is developing the next generation space suit for NASA and provides robotic and spacecraft life support systems.

ADTECH's business areas are: Oceaneering Technologies, Marine Services Division, Oceaneering Space Systems, and ADTECH Manufacturing Group.

For more information please go to and click on Products & Services, then click on Non-Oilfield, then click on Naval and Marine Services.

Position Summary

This role reports to the VP of Human Resources and provides global HR Business Partner support to the Aerospace and Defense Technologies (ADTech) business segment and direct supervision of local HR Business Partners supporting ADTech business groups in different states, including California.

The ADTech HR Manager will partner with business and functional leaders (primarily senior leadership - Directors/VPs/SVPs) to develop and execute HR strategies focused on talent management, organizational effectiveness, workforce planning, and employee engagement. The ADTech HR Manager will provide support, as needed, in managing complex employee relations issues and will ensure effective and consistent application of HR programs and policies across ADTech in alignment with greater Oceaneering.

To be successful in this role, this person must understand business priorities and translate them into people priorities and actions, while leading and developing a high performing HR team, acting as a change agent driving for results by building organizational capability and performance. This role requires strong coordination with other functions (Legal, Finance, Security, etc.) to address people-related issues and challenges.

This position can reside in either Hanover, MD or Chesapeake, VA and will be hybrid-remote. Applicants are expected to be able to commute to their primary work location.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Liaise between Corporate HR and client groups for effective communication, trust, and problem solving.
  • Ensure effective implementation of Corporate HR programs and processes within ADTech; including performance and compensation, org design, assessments, succession planning and talent development, and Diversity and Inclusion (D&I); etc.
  • Balance the benefits of standardized Corporate program implementation with the unique needs of the government business and exert influence with Corporate HR leadership when modifications may be appropriate.
  • Partner with ADTech leaders to understand the people requirements and implications of business projects, initiatives, and action plans; and turn them into people priorities and HR solutions and action plans.
  • Exert influence to create positive change and proactively mitigate and resolve employee issues.
  • Act as a trusted advisor on sensitive/complex people-related matters to ensure business needs are met while mitigating employment risk for the company and ensuring actions are aligned with the company's values and culture.
  • Provide guidance and coaching to senior management concerning employee engagement, performance management, career development, talent assessment, and retention.
  • Proactively identify opportunities and assess improvements to the employee experience and partner with senior management to develop and implement innovative and sustainable solutions.
  • Consult and advise on succession planning, talent review, and driving the annual compensation planning cycle across ADTech.
  • Assist with the transformational change and communication efforts by providing consultative support to senior management to develop and execute business strategies.
  • Partner with HR Centers of Excellence (COEs) in the planning and execution of various HR programs; and ensure direct reports are properly informed, engaged, and equipped to support these programs.
  • Lead and develop a high-performing HR team to provide efficient and effective support across ADTech and within specific business groups.
  • Travel will be required.

  • May design and conduct HR training for managers, employees, or HR staff
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • This position directly supervises professional HR staff

Reporting Relationship
  • This position will report directly to the Vice President, Human Resources with a dotted line to the ADTech Senior Vice President


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management, or related field. Experience may be considered in lieu of education.
  • Direct experience implementing policies and programs for federal contracts or military personnel
  • Typically 10 or more years' experience in multiple HR functions and/or a Generalist role, including 3-5 years managing HR staff and 3-5 years leading and executing projects
  • Proven experience supporting senior executives
  • Demonstrated ability to objectively coach employees and management through complex issues
  • Has relevant experience or demonstrated ability in turning business strategies into people-related actions; including development of strategic goals, identifying tactical plans to implement a strategy, and managing plan execution
  • Relevant knowledge of state and federal labor laws and regulations for private employers and government contractors
  • Thorough understanding and hands-on application of internal and external HR principles, concepts, practices, and standards
  • Strong project management, process development, and continuous improvement skills
  • Strong relationship, influence, and conflict management skills
  • Adaptable to conflicting priorities, multiple projects, and time pressures
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills (including Excel)

  • Master's degree in Business, Human Resources or related field.
  • PHR/SHRM-CP Certification
  • Experience working in a global organization
  • Experience working in a matrixed organization
  • Experience with change management
  • Experience working for a federal contractor

  • Has a business and goal-oriented mind-set
  • Posseses strong facilitation and coaching skills
  • Generates inspiration and has a positive can-do attitude, solution orientation and customer service mind-set
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

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.