Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Naval Architecture
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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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 set up, implement and maintain the Oceaneering Floating Systems integrity management service to ensure the continued integrity of our client’s offshore production facilities. This service is to be in line with all Oceaneering and our client’s documentary requirements and onshore / offshore legislation where applicable.


Functions ~ Essential

  • Provide technical support in Naval Architecture, delegating work where applicable to junior engineers within their technical capabilities. Review and check junior engineer output
  • 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
  • Prepare and maintain Floating Systems (hull and topsides structures) Integrity and Inspection Management strategies
  • Prepare and maintain 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
  • Develop and issue detailed inspection workpacks / workscopes for inspections to the appropriate person or contractor.
  • Ensure all parties are fully conversant with all aspects of the workscopes
  • Ensure the hull and topsides structural inspections detailed in the strategies are carried out and are coordinated with all other activities where necessary
  • Review and endorse all relevant hull and topsides structures Inspection Reports, including 3rd party NDE Reports, and confirm the inspections have been carried out as required by the strategies
  • 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
  • Undertake specific investigations into hull and topsides structural issues, and  engage approved 3rd parties as necessary to complete the scope
  • Input to the IQ/RO process for floating systems issues
  • Liaison with offshore inspection teams (including RAT, UAV & ROV) to continuously improve the hull and topsides structures inspection scopes
  • Produce the Floating Systems Annual Summary Reports
  • 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
  • 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 in order to ensure a safe working environment.

Promote a strong HSE culture at all times

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 supervises the assigned assistant naval architects / assistant structural engineers within the naval / structures team. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities ma y include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Reporting Relationship

Reports directly to the Principal Naval Architect



  • Degree in Naval Architecture or closely related Engineering discipline (E)
  • MSc qualification in related discipline (P)
  • Chartered Engineer as defined by the Engineering Council or equivalent (P)
  • Offshore medical and survival certification (P)



  • Experience in Naval Architecture (E) which includes experience in oil and gas industry, including hull structural inspection (E)
  • Must be familiar with OA/QC systems/procedures and NDE techniques (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 works should have this Validated by undergoing an annual eye test)


Working Conditions

This position is predominately considered onshore office work. This is almost exclusively indoors during the working day, and occasionally at night, in an open plan office with access by stairs only.

There will be a requirement to go offshore by helicopter / ship to floating structures / fixed platforms for up to 3 weeks at a time, maybe 3 to 4 times a year. These vessels will typically be in the North Sea but may on occasion be overseas. This will require typical offshore PPE and inspection type activities requiring confined space entry (CSE) into areas such as cargo oil tanks, ballast tanks 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

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