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USV Field Engineer (Global)

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De-Carbonised * De-Risked * Delivered

Sulmara exists to bring agile, disruptive and innovative services to the Offshore Energy Sector pioneering low carbon solutions to minimise the impact of energy creation on the environment.

At Sulmara, people are at the core of everything we do. We focus on talent and development, and we strive to be the employer of choice within the survey energy sector.

Due to recent project awards and continuous growth, we have opportunities for USV Field Engineers, to support varied operations across exciting new projects in all our key regions (Europe & Africa, Americas, APAC).

The ideal candidate should be proficient with a variety of the field concepts, practices, procedures and survey equipment operations gained within offshore environment.

The USV Field Engineer will operate, service & maintain Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) systems in field and Remote Operation Centre (ROC) locations.


  • Maintain USV & associated systems to manufacturers guidelines and company Integrated Management System (IMS)
  • Complete routine servicing and maintenance in line with manufacturers guidelines and as scheduled in the USV Preventative Maintenance System (PMS)
  • Inspect & test USV local & remote systems – command and control
  • Inspect, report & repair hull integrity & all internal components as required.
  • Carry out premobilisation, mobilisation and pre-deployment checks as per manufacturers and department guidelines
  • Carry out pre-deployment check before mission commencement
  • Participate in mobilisations & demobilisations.
  • Handover of control to and from ROC or other control location
  • Participate in launch and recovery of USV’s from quayside/deck
  • Assist during USV pilotage operations
  • Assist in preparation of pilotage plans and ensure they are executed effectively and safely
  • Maintain logs during field operations and all other vessel logs at all times, to include maintenance log, issue tracker, material requests, and any other logs that may be utilized by the department.
  • Participate in USV operations Risk Assessments (RA)
  • Assisting the Project Manager and Survey Team with the survey mission planning and set up

Skills and Experience:

  • Basic understanding of marine mechanical systems
  • Basic understanding of marine electronics and power generation
  • Understanding of USV technology
  • Good understanding of IT infrastructure and networking
  • Good understanding of typical navigational equipment (GNSS/IMU/MRU/Radar/Lidar)
  • Good understanding of typical USV payload equipment (SBP/MBES/CTDS)
  • Basic understanding of survey acquisition package (EIVA/Qinsy)
  • Good communication skills
  • A keen interest in maritime autonomy and future technologies


  • Relevant knowledge/experience working as a Survey technician/engineer or working directly as a technician on a USV or Small vessel
  • Experience in a USV field or yard environment, not essential but preferred
  • Experience of Offshore Survey operations
  • Higher National Certificate (HNC) (or equivalent) or higher in engineering or a discipline related to marine technology or equivalent field experience
  • Must have or be able to obtain all industry required certificates to work offshore
  • Must be able to obtain a valid passport and/or visas to travel internationally
  • Must hold full drivers license

Sounds like you? Then let’s chat.

It does not matter if your CV is not up to scratch - we look way beyond paperwork.

People join Sulmara because they want to start using their talent and become in charge of their own career, become empowered, heard and leave their imprint on delivering first class de-carbonised, de-risked innovative solutions that challenge the status quo.

What can we offer?

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life Assurance scheme
  • Inclusive and multicultural working environment
  • Career progression with no boundaries
  • A people focused, dynamic culture with social events that include offshore staff.

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‘Sulmara is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected status, gender identity or any other factors protected by applicable laws.'

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