Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Diving
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


The Bell Diving Supervisor is in charge of the planning and execution of the diving operation, including the responsibility for the safety and health of the dive team.


  • Apply HSE accountabilities and responsibilities
  • Manage operations and maintenance activities to minimise HSE risks and impacts
  • Manage functions in ways which maintain the safety and security of the dive team
  • Promote and ensure implementation of company safety management system
  • Manage emergency procedures
  • Lead and promote safety briefings
  • Lead the planning and preparation of risk assessments for all safety critical areas
  • Manage all activities to ensure safe continuity of work
  • Manage the operation of the hazard observation system
  • Manage:
  • HSE, project and vessel inductions including familiarisation training
  • HSE meetings
  • Provision for training (HSE)
  • Manage safe bell diving operations
  • Manage the safe operation of the dive control panel
  • Manage the safe deployment and recovery of bell
  • Manage the deployment and recovery of bell diver to and from the bell
  • Manage safe diving operations from DP vessels
  • Manage lost/trapped bell emergencies
  • Manage HES launch and evacuation
  • Manage diving and decompression operations in accordance with dive tables
  • Manage the implementation of dive plans
  • Maintain accurate logs of operations and incidents
  • Prepare hyperbaric evacuation and rescue plan
  • Manage hyperbaric evacuation, launch, post launch procedures and decompression
  • Implement HES procedures
  • Manage hyperbaric evacuation life support systems following launch of SPHLB/HRC
  • Implement relevant IMCA and DMAC HES guidance
  • Manage the safe operation of life support and gas reclaim systems
  • Accurately diagnose types of dysbaric diving diseases
  • Follow relevant flowcharts to select initial treatment options/standard therapeutic treatment tables
  • Communicate with hyperbaric medical physician for essential specialist assistance
  • Supervise therapeutic treatments of decompression sickness and other types of dysbaric diving diseases in accordance with standard treatment tables
  • Supervise therapeutic treatments of decompression sickness and other types of dysbaric diving diseases in accordance with non-standard treatments as specified by hyperbaric medical physicians
  • Implement project emergency and contingency plans
  • Participate in all diving emergency drills and in-house familiarization
  • Manage a diving emergency
  • Supervise and operate emergency and back- up systems
  • Manage a diving emergency
  • Oversee operation of emergency and back-up systems
  • Respond appropriately to a diving emergency
  • Deliver dive system emergency familiarization training
  • Identify hazards to umbilical safety
  • Ensure safe management of bell and divers' umbilical's
  • Manage dive operations safely within vessel- specific maneuvering/positioning restrictions
  • Manage safe diving operations from vessels
  • Deliver project performance requirements in accordance with the diving project plan
  • Ensure that all tools and subsea project equipment are maintained, stored and used in accordance with company requirements
  • Manage the safe operation of all tools and subsea project equipment
  • Support individual and team functions in ways which promote team working, trust and co- operation with colleagues and supervisors
  • Manage information, resources and personnel safely and effectively
  • Promote and implement company safety and quality management systems
  • Complete appropriate company documentation
  • Assign clear objectives and tasks to personnel in ways which ensure understanding
  • Facilitate and control daily meetings, project and safety meetings
  • Deliver effective handovers
  • Implement company management of change procedures
  • Provide opportunities for learning and practice
  • Develop personnel, and encourage peer mentoring to promote good practice and safe working for individuals and the team
  • Provide ongoing competence assessment of personnel under supervision
  • Promote a culture supportive of HSE matters, demonstrating visible and active HSE leadership
  • Communicate effectively with dive team, marine personnel and deck crew
  • Encourage personnel to raise issues or concerns calmly and to deal with matters promptly and appropriately
  • Support individual and team functions in ways which promote team working, trust and co- operation with colleagues and supervisors

Additional Duties
  • Maintaining the Company quality assurance and control philosophy on all operation and diving activities in accordance with the relevant standards and specifications, as required by the Client's representative(s) and procedural documentation;
  • Ensuring all operational/diving activities undertaken comply with the relevant legislative directives and are in accordance with the Company diving/operational manuals and safety memoranda;
  • Ensuring that the implementation, maintenance and documentation of a routine preventative maintenance/certification program regarding the diving system and support equipment is performed in accordance with safe working practice and relevant legislation;
  • Ensuring that system audits are reviewed on a regular basis.



  • Completed diver training to IMCA-recognised bell (saturation) diving qualification
  • Demonstrated competence as an offshore bell (saturation) diver (in accordance with IMCA C 003) and has completed 400 lockout hours as a bell diver
  • Completed and passed air diving supervisor training course
  • Completed and passed bell (saturation) diving supervisor training course
  • Logged at least 350 panel hours (under direct supervision) offshore on a minimum of 50 bell runs over a minimum period of 90 days working as a 'trainee' bell diving supervisor
  • Demonstrated competence as a bell (saturation) diving supervisor (in accordance with IMCA C 003) by the end of their period as a 'trainee' bell diving supervisor
  • Acted as 'trainee' air diving supervisor on 10 offshore commercial air dives
  • Logged a minimum of 360 hours as an assistant life support technician (ALST)
  • Passed IMCA bell (saturation) diving supervisor examination
  • Passed offshore medical suitable for geographical area of work
  • Passed offshore survival course suitable for geographical area of work
  • Has received training in aspects of leadership
  • Completed employer company familiarisation

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'.