ROV Supervisor

 Key duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Responsible for the safety of themselves and others around them.
  • Observe safe working practices and adhere to electrical principles and industry standards.
  • Manage team members in an emergency.
  • Communicate with team members, and onshore management effectively.
  • Demonstrate commitment to safety by setting an example to all ROVOP crew members.
  • Know responsibilities and actions when reporting accidents and incidents.
  • Have the lead role in the completion of task risk assessments and toolbox talks.
  • Adhere to all ROVOP policies and procedures.
  • Be able to problem solve and conduct project in a professional manner.
  • Responsible for ensuring vehicle is correctly maintained, correctly equipped and ready to dive when client requires.
  • Supervise launch and recovery operations.
  • Complete fault-finding tasks effectively within an acceptable time frame
  • Responsible for ensuring constant communication with nominated deck personnel during launch and recovery procedures.
  • Understands and ensures the full scope of work is undertaken and all relevant supporting documentation is completed and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate maintenance activities so as not to interfere with client’s critical path activities.
  • Responsible for ensuring all preventative and general maintenance is carried out and supporting records completed and submitted.
  • Fully understands the ROV operational and systems manuals.
  • Full knowledge of the ROV, handling system and all sub systems.
  • Mentor and asses ROV trainees and pilot techs as required.
  • Responsible for system inventory upkeep and submission.
  • Be capable of assessing weather conditions and operational parameters for safe rov operations.
  • Pilot ROV independently and in all environmental conditions within ROVOP limits and mentor/ supervise other personnel while piloting.
  • Complete and submit written technical reports at the end of each offshore cycle relating to all aspects of the project and technical repairs carried out.
  • Undertake training requirements, to obtain competent ROV Supervisor status.
  • Strive to learn new technical and operational issues while on the job.
  • Good knowledge of 3rd party tooling and sensors and able to integrate and fault find accordingly.
  • Familiar with the company's IMS system and be able to complete and submit all reports required effectively.
  • Be familiar with the company's formats for report writing.
  • Prepare formal procedures if required.
  • Interface appropriately and effectively with client and project teams.
  • Lead by example.



All employees have a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and abide by the Environmental Protection processes in place at ROVOP to:


  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by what you do, or not do.
  • Co-operate with your employer on health and safety matters.
  • Correctly use work items provided by your employer, including PPE in accordance with training and instructions.
  • Not to interfere with, or misuse anything provided for your health and safety, or welfare.
  • Report all Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality concerns to the HSEQ Manager.
  • Work to the processes and procedures as set out in the IMS and inform the HSEQ Manager of any omissions or changes required.
  • Ensure that safety policies and procedures are implemented, understood and adhered to at the offshore work location, so far as is reasonably practicable to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Promote a proactive commitment to ROVOP’s HSEQ initiatives.






The minimum acceptable levels for safe and effective job performance


The attributes of an ideal candidate


  • Previous experience with electrical, mechanical or hydraulic systems.
  • Experience with pneumatics, plant maintenance or electrical/mechanical engineering is a benefit.
  • At least 360 days as Senior ROV Pilot Technician.
  • At least 5 years in the industry.

Academic Education & Qualifications


  • BOSIET, MIST & Medical Essential.
  • IMCA Members Competence Certification for job role



  • Formal Trade Qualification preferred but not essential.
  • HV Certification
  • Working at Height (Practical) Level 1
  • Working at Height / Rescue (Practical) Level 3
  • Competence Assessor

Technical Qualifications


  • PC literate with proven experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office Packages including, Word, Power Point, Outlook and Excel.


  • Background in electronics or hydraulics preferred.

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to time manage and prioritise responsibilities and work to challenging deadlines.
  • Strong team player but also able to work effectively unsupervised when required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Personable, able to engage support and co-operation at all levels.
  • Self-motivated and pro-active
  • Ability to coach, mentor and share knowledge.
  • Honest and trustworthy.
  • Highly organised and efficient.




The listing of key accountabilities and other duties is not necessarily exhaustive and may be changed at Management’s discretion to reflect the needs of the Company.  All personnel will be expected to assist others in their routine tasks as directed, in order to ensure that operational efficiency is maximised.


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