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Project Support Engineer
Farnborough area, UK
Full Time
Travel required: <15%
Reporting to: BOSS TPM
Salary:Negotiable depending on experience

The Role

The Project Support Engineer will support Blue Ocean Seismic Services Limited
(‘BOSS’) innovative robotic seismic acquisition technology development
program. This role supports the Technical Program Manager (TPM) with
developing documents, managing development phases, resources, RFI and
RFQ requirements and project schedules.

Blue Ocean Seismic Services Background

Blue Ocean Seismic Services (Blue Ocean) is an innovative maritime robotics
focussed technology company with significant shareholders including BP and
Woodside.
Our vision is to disrupt the marine seismic industry through the development and
commercialisation of a large-scale autonomous ocean bottom seismic data
acquisition system, driving a step change reduction in the cost, time, HSE risks and
environmental impact associated with acquiring high quality marine seismic data.
These reductions in survey cost make ocean bottom seismic attainable to a broader
range of customers including for carbon capture and storage (CCS) and offshore
wind farm site survey applications. By significantly reducing the carbon footprint of
seismic surveys our technology assists clients in their push towards a net-zero
future.
Blue Ocean’s revolutionary integrated seismic acquisition system is based around
large numbers of intelligent, long endurance, uncrewed underwater vehicles
(UUVs).
These Blue Ocean developed UUVs are capable of multiple autonomous seabed
repositions to allow rapid, remote repositioning of deployed seabed receiver arrays
without the need to recover and redeploy by ROV. This, in combination with
automated launch, recovery & handling systems, rapid deployment/recovery, and
intelligent system control, allows for optimisation of seismic acquisition survey
operations and removes the requirement for ROV vessel support.
We are a dynamic, friendly, diverse, and inclusive workplace and welcome all
applications. We consider safety and security a priority.

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will possess good experience in project management
    support, experience with complex and large-scale technology projects and
    helping to improve processes and procedures.
  • High level of professional competence and knowledge of principles and
    techniques commonly used in hardware & software development and
    qualification.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering disciplines or equivalent.
  • Successfully supported the delivery of aggressive project deliverables and
    timelines.
  • Experience in core project management disciplines including scope,
    schedule, budget and quality.
  • Experience in the use of ERP/MRP systems and interfacing with
    procurement departments. Preferably Sage.
  • Experience in the operational department of a manufacturing environment.
  • Must be well organized, flexible, and able to work effectively under time
    pressure.
  • Experience in working with multi-function, highly technical project teams
  • Exceptional communication, and presentation skills.
  • Experience with writing project development requirements &
    specifications.
  • Demonstrated a willingness to innovate, solve complex problems and to
    learn new skills and techniques.
  • Proficiency with Jira, MS Office, and MS SharePoint.

Desirable Qualifications & Experience

  • Master’s Degree or advanced professional degree.
  • Experience in the development of subsea technologies and/or seismic
    acquisition technologies.

General responsibilities:

The Project Support engineer will be responsible for supporting the TPM
developing innovative robotic seismic acquisition technologies.
This position will require the application of systems, hardware, and software
engineering principles and prototype manufacturing operation management.
You will support the TPM dealing with project planning, managing resources,
procurement processes and daily operational tasks.
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.
You will help to facilitate continuous improvement and setting up new
procedures in the most efficient way.

Specific responsibilities include, to lead the following project components:

  • Program documentation, planning, scheduling & resource allocation
  • Budgeting & cost management
  • Tracking program progress against key milestones
  • Regularly reporting on program status to TPM and CTO
  • Serving as the cross-functional interface between development teams
  • Interfacing with project partners as required