Senior Pilot Technician

 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, client and onshore management effectively.
  • Demonstrate commitment to safety by setting an example to all ROVOP personnel.
  • Be aware of responsibilities and actions when reporting accidents and incidents.
  • Have an active role in the completion of task risk assessments and toolbox talks.
  • Adhere to all ROVOP policies and procedures.
  • Assist ROV Supervisor to problem solve and conduct project in a professional manner.
  • Responsible for the completion of all pre and post dive checks.
  • Undertake launch and recovery operations as instructed by Shift Supervisor.
  • Complete fault-finding tasks effectively with no supervision 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 completed.
  • Identifies all navigational aids and ensures they are fully operational.
  • Responsible for ensuring all preventative and general maintenance is carried out.
  • Fully understands the ROV operational and system manuals.
  • Full knowledge of the ROV, handling system and all sub systems.
  • Mentor ROV trainees as required.
  • Responsible for system inventory updates.
  • Be capable of assessing weather conditions and operational parameters for safe ROV operations.
  • Pilot ROV independently and in most environmental conditions.
  • Perform navigator and log keeping duties.
  • 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 Senior ROV Pilot Technician 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.
  • Be aware of the company's IMS system and be able to complete and submit all reports required effectively.
  • Able to supervise teams if required to do so.




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


  • Background electrical, mechanical or hydraulic systems.
  • Experience with pneumatics, plant maintenance or electrical/mechanical engineering is a benefit.
  • At least 360 days experience as ROV Pilot Grade I.
  • At least 500 hours piloting.

Academic Education & Qualifications


  • BOSIET, MIST & Medical.
  • IMCA Members Competence Certification for job role (SPT or Sub Eng)



  • Formal Trade Qualification.
  • HV Certification
  • Working at Height (Practical) Level 1
  • Working at Height / Rescue (Practical) Level 3

Technical Qualifications


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


  • Background in electronics or hydraulics.

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
  • Honest & trustworthy




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, to ensure that operational efficiency is maximised.