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USV Survey Engineer

Job Description

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain USV & associated payload systems to manufacturers guidelines and company Integrated Management System (IMS).
  • Ensure USV survey payloads are integrated and functional.
  • Carry out repairs, testing and inspections of USV equipment.
  • Complete routine servicing and maintenance in line with manufacturers guidelines and as scheduled in the USV Preventative Maintenance System (PMS).
  • Monitor the USV and payload performance on mission.
  • Maintain the integrity of communication systems.
  • Can remotely diagnose faults with communications systems, link loss events and payload integrations errors.
  • Inspect, report & repair hull integrity & all internal components as required.
  • Liaison with USV manufacturers to diagnose faults.
  • Complete fault reports and record rectification efforts.
  • Carry out premobilisation, mobilisation and pre-deployment checks as per manufacturers and department guidelines.
  • Carry out pre-deployment check before mission commencement.
  • Participate in launch and recovery of USV’s from quayside/deck.
  • Assist during USV pilotage operations.
  • 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.
  • Carry out USV operations Risk Assessments (RA).
  • Assisting the Project Manager and Survey Team with the survey mission planning and set up.
  • Communicate with local authorities in project locations.
  • Contributes to the continuous development of the USV IMS and PMS.
  • Adhere strictly to the Company's processes, procedures, and policies.
  • Perform any other delegated duties or tasks as instructed by your Line Manager or Remote and department Management.
  • Can crew/operate small boats and USVs.

Skills Requirements

  • Basic understanding of marine mechanical systems
  • Good understanding of marine electronics and power generation
  • Understanding of USV technology and remote operations
  • Good understanding of IT infrastructure and networking
  • Good understanding of typical navigational equipment (GNSS/IMU/MRU/Radar/Lidar)
  • Good understanding of communications systems (WIFI, 4G, Sat Comms)
  • Good understanding of typical USV payload equipment (SBP/MBES/CTDS)
  • Strong understanding of survey acquisition online systems
  • Genuine interest in maritime autonomy and future technologies
  • Willing to travel internationally as required by the project
  • Ability to work in small teams
  • Can calibrate and operate positioning systems


Experience, Competency and Qualifications

  • 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, preferrable but not essential.
  • Relevant knowledge/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 have a full driver’s license.

Sounds like you? Then let’s chat.

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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