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USV Field Pilot (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 our continued growth and expansion of our global USV (Unmanned Surface Vessel) operations, we have an opportunity for a USV Field Pilot (ie Remote Vessel Skipper) to join our team.

The role of a USV Field Pilot is to be responsible for the safe deployment of USV’s in field, pilotage of USV’s operated within line of sight and to carry out routine maintenance tasks.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct USV maritime operations Risk Assessment and toolbox talks
  • Ensure the safe launch and recovery of USVs
  • Mobilisation and demobilization of the USV
  • Create lift plans for USV mobilisation/launch and recovery
  • Carry out USV predeparture checks
  • Make local pilotage plans accounting for local conditions / liaison with ROC pilots regarding passage planning
  • Monitor the USV performance on mission
  • Maintain the integrity of communication systems
  • Liaison with local authorities
  • Maintain logs during operations / maintain inventory on site
  • Carry out routine servicing and mechanical maintenance tasks on the USV
  • Pilot the USV on a local controller
  • Pilot the USV from a local operation centre
  • Pilot support vessels and daughter craft
  • Hand over the USV to remote operations centre Act as primary point of contact for the ROC dealing with comms
  • Carry out 3rd party support vessel audits
  • Prepare towing procedures
  • Lead execution of emergency drills
  • Comply with Company safety rules and training, conduct operations safely and report any unsafe condition or practices immediately
  • Ensure shore locations LSA/FFA/SOPEP and lifting equipment is kept in good working order and serviced.

Key Skills

  • Good understanding of maritime regulations
  • Excellent boat handling skills
  • Genuine interest in maritime autonomy and future technologies
  • Willing to travel internationally as required by the project
  • Must have basic computer skills

Qualifications & Experience

  • OOW/CoC or commercially endorsed RYA Advanced Power boat or Yacht Master certificate
  • Experience in survey operations preferred
  • Experience on work boats/small vessels preferred
  • 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
  • Experience piloting USVs preferred
  • Valid industry safety certification (STCW, GOW or equivalent)
  • Valid driving licence

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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