Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Engineering Technician
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr 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.

Oceaneering Technologies (OTECH) performs a wide range of engineering services and products for unique marine systems for military and commercial customers. OTECH innovates wherever practical rather than inventing making it "faster to field" than others in its industry; the typical development/delivery cycle for complex mechanical, hydraulic, electrical systems is often completed in 12-15 months. Technical capabilities span the entire engineering spectrum. These skills have been demonstrated in successfully delivered systems, including Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs); Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs); saturation diving systems; surface and sub-surface vehicle launch and recovery systems; advanced offshore cranes; and life support systems.

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Position Summary

As a Systems Engineer trainee you would provide vital mission assurance support for Maritime underseas programs in engineering development as well as Operations and Maintenance (O&M) phases, under the direction of the Lead Systems Engineer and the Program Manager. The Systems Engineer will be required to interact with other OTECH personnel and the client to guide engineering efforts to meet the client's requirements. The Systems Engineer will provide guidance to engineering design efforts through the development of modelling, block diagrams and statistical methods, and guide the supply support activities with RCCA (Root Cause Corrective Actions) analysis. This position will be for those who want to enter this exciting field. You will be lead and trained by a very experienced engineer.

This position will be hybrid. Employees are expected ot travel to their designated office as schedules require.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist the Lead Systems Engineer to identify Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) shortfalls in system level analysis/design and subsystem level predictions as applicable
  • Perform reliability and maintainability predictions and allocations for equipment's and systems using software-based tools under the guidance of the Lead systems engineer
  • Assist in preparing system, element, and equipment R&M specifications from top-level requirements.
  • Interpret statistical data derived from failure reporting programs and reliability demonstrations.
  • Complete predictions and be able to discuss R&M areas of improvements with design engineers.
  • Work closely with the Lead Systems engineer and other engineering disciplines to verify reliability and availability requirements for systems though analyses such as, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and limited life item analysis for system, sub-system, functional (electrical/mechanical), component and device level.
  • Demonstrates ability to devise innovative solutions to problems.
  • Prepares reports and presents results to management and client.
  • Work with the Lead systems Engineering to provide quantitative reliability inputs to trade studies based on reliability theory, including the impacts of the selected technology, applied stresses, quality, redundancy, temperature, wear-out, and environmental impacts.
  • Develop Reliability Growth Test Plans
  • Provide inputs to key Technical documentation such as the Systems Engineering Test Plan(EMP) Master Test Plan (MTP) and Integrated Logistics Support Management Plan.
  • Provide component failure rates, block diagrams etc. in support of Maintainability Engineering analyses, System Safety Hazard Analyses, and Logistics support for deriving Operational Availability (Ao) and range and depth of spares required for mission success.
  • Provide allocated inputs into Purchase specifications.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • Some travel may be required.

  • Generates user requirements, concept of operations documents, and assists in development of high-level system architectures to develop system requirements specifications.
  • Prepares concept of operations, interface control documents, hazard analysis, and test plans and procedures.
  • Displays excellent technical judgment, attention to detail, and ability to look at the "big picture" in system design at the same time as having focus on data products.

  • None

  • Reports to Chief Systems Engineer and the program manager in a matrix organization.
  • Also will be trained by the Lead systems engineer on development of the candidates skill set


  • BS degree in Statistics/Mathematics, Reliability, Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Systems Engineering, Commensurate experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Minimum 2 years of practical experience in an engineering environment
  • Experience with
    • Contributing to the development of sections of systems engineering documentation, including system engineering plans, requirements specifications, and interface control documents
    • Developing system requirements and derived requirements. assisting with the development of system requirements, functional requirements, and allocation of the same to individual hardware, software, facility, and personnel components
  • Candidate will have to perform in an ISO-9000 rated company in a rapidly changing and demanding atmosphere.
  • US citizenship required. Must be able to obtain a Top-Secret security clearance.

  • Master's degree in related field.
  • Certification desired: CRE, CRL or equivalent.


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have strong knowledge of MS365 products, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, MathCad or other statistical packages,

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.