Offshore Field Engineer

In Ocean Installer we firmly believe that our success is directly attributed to the exceptional individuals who make up our team of installers.

That’s why we put people first!

We prioritise our people, valuing their expertise, dedication, and unwavering commitment to any mission laid in front of them. No unnecessary bureaucracy, just a friendly and easy-going crew of colleagues working towards some common goals – to transform challenging subsea projects into remarkable solutions.

All we’re missing is you! 

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Your Contribution

The Field Engineer is a key role within our Operations team providing assistance to a project in preparation of the project execution onboard the vessel and to check the equipment before and during the mobilisation.

The Offshore Field Engineer will support the offshore operations and ensure that construction activities are performed in accordance with procedures in a safe and efficient manner. Reporting to the OM, you may also be required to assist the current project in undertaking engineering tasks relating to offshore operations.

Here are some activities you can expect to be involved with on a day-to-day basis:

  • Become familiar with the vessel's capability and ensure engineering documentation and drawings appropriate to the vessel systems are maintained on board to reflect the status of the vessel
  • Identify problem areas on aspects of the systems for improvement to increase the efficiency of the installation processes.
  • Ensure a comprehensive logbook during the project work is maintained to assist handover between replacements and in compilation of as-built books.
  • Identify improvements to the engineering process.
  • Provide specialist skills, integrity and knowledge in key areas of discipline engineering, including design codes, legislative requirements and current good engineering practice.
  • Ensure all relevant safety objectives and legal requirements are observed.
  • Provide technical interface between the Project, Construction and Marine personnel on the vessel.
  • Give direct operational guidance to deck, VLS equipment, ROV and services personnel.
  • Recommend new work methods to improve safety and/or efficiency.
  • Provide operational input to onshore project teams throughout the onshore phase of projects.
  • Participate in project HAZID’s and HAZOP’s.
  • Participate in review of offshore procedures and feedback to project engineers onshore.
  • Promote safety culture and initiatives to the construction crew throughout all offshore activities.
  • Inspection of construction equipment and reporting potential problems to the appropriate discipline leads.
  • Assist the Asset Management Group in updating of relevant vessel and equipment documentation.

Your Story

What's your story?  Working alongisde an exceptional team of Project, Construction and Marine colleagues, here are some of the things we are looking from you as an Offshore Field Engineer:

  • Educated to BSc/BEng or higher level in either a mechanical or electrical discipline and/or appropriate industry training in engineering.
  • Ability to lead and function within a design team and across multiple projects.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload, manage time accordingly and inform team members where constraints will affect a project in terms of programme or budget.
  • Manage interfaces within a project structure, including other disciplines, drawing office, document control, project management, client and suppliers.
  • Manage change control within own remit on a project. Inform team members where constraints will affect a project in terms of programme or budget.
  • Demonstrable ability to work within time/budget constraint.
  • Show high technical competence in key discipline areas.
  • Appropriate offshore professional experience in subsea construction with installation of flexible risers and umbilicals.
  • Working knowledge of oil and gas industry technical specifications and standards, or best practice.
  • Constant and consistent precision and detail should be demonstrable together with the ability to work and solve problems independently.
  • Ability to work as part of a team with good organisational, and excellent communication skills.
  • Good technical writing skills.
  • Ability to rapidly understand and adopt new concepts.
  • Results orientated with the ability to act decisively.
  • Ability to perform under high pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Experience in risk identification / assessment.
  • Well-developed MS Office skills.
  • MS Project skills desirable.
  • Well-developed AutoCAD skills.
  • Possess Seafarer Medical (ENG1 or equivalent) and oil and Gas Medical (OGUK or equivalent).
  • Possess survival certificate to OPITO and OLF standards.

We can offer

We know that we all have individual preferences when talking about company perks, here is a taster of what we can offer:

  • A flexible organisation characterised by direct lines of communication and swift decision-making processes, our voice is always heard in Ocean Installer
  • Encouragement to be creative, join our workplace committees and put forward ideas and suggestions
  • A great working environment in a dynamic and international company
  • Competitive pension and insurance schemes
  • A flexible approach to working where we can provide the opportunity to do this

If you want to bring your talent and ambition to Ocean Installer, we will give you the platform and opportunity to invest in your own future, build you expertise and contribute to a positive, fun, and diverse working environment.

Ocean Installer actively work towards improving and developing the level of diversity in the organisation. We acknowledge and firmly believe in the benefits and increased value creation for the organisation becoming a further diversified and inclusive company. We welcome and appreciate all applications regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity and disabilities.


Eric MacDonald

Engineering Director UK

Amie Shewan

HR Manager

Bjorn Koi

Project and Operation Manager

Audra Torliefson

Crewing Manager

Offshore Field Engineer

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Application date:

July 19, 2024



Employment type:

Permanent position

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