Offshore and Operations Engineer
Farnborough area, UK
Full Time
Travel required: Yes
Reporting to: HSE and TCM
Salary:Negotiable depending on experience

The Role

The Offshore and Operations Engineer will primarily be responsible for preparation, offshore execution, data processing, and final reporting of offshore trials and surveys.  This role will initially report to the HSE and Technical Compliance Manager. You will be working on a variety of projects with rapid deployments and tight schedules.

Blue Ocean Seismic Services Background

Blue Ocean Seismic Services is an innovative tech start up with strong shareholders including BP and Woodside. Our vision is to disrupt the Marine Seismic industry through the development of a large-scale autonomous ocean bottom seismic data acquisition system, resulting in a step change reduction in the cost, time and HSSE risks required to acquire high quality OBS data. We help our clients to reduce their carbon emissions and their carbon footprint.

Blue Ocean Seismic Services is developing a revolutionary, integrated seismic acquisition system based around long endurance, self-repositioning robotic ocean bottom nodes.

These nodes are capable of multiple autonomous re-positions to allow rolling of the receiver array without having to recover and redeploy nodes. This, in combination with automated handling systems, rapid deployment/recovery and intelligent system control, allows for optimisation of seismic acquisition survey operations to minimise duration and cost, and removes the requirement for ROV support.

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Relevant degree qualification
  • Equipment-related requirements: HiPAP USBL (in particular Sonardyne Ranger 2); interfacing with DGNSS systems
  • Competent with GIS packages, creating survey grids, performing datum transformations
  • Experienced operator of maritime survey/navigation packages

Desirable Qualifications & Experience

  • Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) seismic acquisition experience
  • Experience as a senior member of an offshore survey team
  • Comfortable assisting with the assembly of mechanical and electrical components

General responsibilities:

  • Be prepared to travel within the UK and beyond if required
  • Project manage the day-to-day preparations for upcoming offshore trials and surveys
  • Co-ordinating with vessel owners, third party subcontractors, partners and clients, governmental agencies and stakeholders
  • Be involved in the installation/calibration/operation of USBL systems during trials and surveys
  • Take a leading role in the offshore trial and survey teams
  • Adhere to company HSEQ policies, procedures and general code of conduct
  • Further develop company procedures for trial and survey operations to facilitate continuous improvement
  • You will support the engineering team with the organization behind the installation of test equipment or behind tests to be performed at third party facilities or at sea.
  • You must also be comfortable working with remote teams and possess the ability to facilitate technical sessions to troubleshoot project development issues and remove barriers to program success.