Assistant Subsea Engineer, Subsea Engineer & Subsea Supervisor

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Assistant Subsea Engineer


What does the work consist of?
The Assistant Subsea Engineer assists in the maintenance and operation of the Subsea Blow-out Preventer (BOP) and related equipment, as well as all heave compensating equipment.
What do I need to know to hold the position?

  Marine engineer STCW III/2, or alternatively certified mechanic with Subsea experience

  Well Control certificate, Supervisor Level, Combined Surface and Subsea BOP Stack, issued by an institution approved by IWCF

How do I get there?

You typically start your offshore career in the maintenance department as a Mechanic or similar. Once you have a couple of years experience on a deepwater drilling unit, you can apply for a SWAT Subsea Trainee Programme – see acceleration programmes to receive the necessary training.


Subsea Engineer

What does the work consist of?
The Subsea Engineer is responsible for assisting the Subsea Supervisor in all work related to the Subsea Blow-out Preventer (BOP) and Control System.
He/she also supervises all installation and retrieval of subsea BOPs.

What do I need to know to hold the position?

In order to hold this position, you must have the following:

  Marine engineer STCW III/2, or alternatively certified mechanic with Subsea experience

  Highly specialised experience with MUX electronic control systems and regulation technology, including pneumatic and electrical systems

  Well Control certificate, Supervisor Level, Combined Surface and Subsea BOP Stack, issued by an institution approved by IWCF

How do I get there?

You typically start your offshore career in the Maintenance section and go through a Subsea Trainee programme to be trained in the subsea field. After a couple of years as successful Assistant Subsea Engineer you may progress to Subsea Engineer.


Subsea Supervisor


What does the work consist of?
The Subsea Supervisor is the head of the Subsea Section and the overall responsible for the safe testing, installation and operation of the Subsea Blow-out Preventer (BOP) and Control System.
The Subsea Supervisor is additionally responsible for the installation of the marine riser system including the heave compensating equipment.

What do I need to know to hold the position?

In order to hold this position, you must have the following:

  Marine engineer STCW III/2, or alternatively certified mechanic with Subsea experience

  Highly specialised experience with MUX electronic control systems and regulation technology, including pneumatic and electrical systems

  Well Control certificate, Supervisor Level, Combined Surface and Subsea BOP Stack, issued by an institution approved by IWCF

How do I get there?

You have extensive experience from the Subsea Section on a deepwater drilling unit and proven leadership skills.

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