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JOB TITLE:                Subsea Supervisor


REPORTING TO:     Technical Section Leader


LOCATION:           Offshore




Responsible for the safe and efficient management and execution of subsea operations as well as the maintenance and condition of subsea systems and equipment.




·         High School Diploma or Equivalent, Bachelor’s degree in engineering or educational equivalent from an accredited technical school or comparable military experience

·         Seven years in a Sub Sea role with three years MUX (electro hydraulic subsea systems) experience and formal assessment of competency

·         Valid Well Control Certification (IWCF Level 3 – Driller)

·         Working knowledge of technical calculations required for subsea operations.

·         Read and decipher drawings, electro hydraulic circuit diagrams for competent evaluations of troubleshooting techniques.


Mandatory Training/Certifications for personnel working in Canada only:

·         Basic Survival Training (BST)

·         Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S)

·         Regulatory Awareness

·         Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

·         Well Control (see above)




Responsible for/ensure:

·         That clear daily operational guidelines are provided to all direct reports.

·         All relevant governing documents are adhered to by direct reports.

·         Visible leadership by spending time in the field and monitoring daily operations.

·         Thorough handovers are provided at each daily change of shift.

·         Subordinates are trained in order to make them suitable for a higher position.

·         Other duties are performed as required and/or directed by his/her direct supervisor


Assist with:

·         BOP latching/unlatching operations.

·         Budgetary control of the department.

·         Well kill operations as per instructions from Seadrill supervisors.




Responsible for/ensure:

·         Compliance with the Seadrill Code of Conduct.

·         Compliance with applicable internal and external governing requirements.

·         That any operations do not exceed the limitations of the unit or its equipment.

·         Daily detailed planning is conducted for all upcoming operations.

·         Good and clear communications with all involved parties.

·         That subsea equipment certification at all times is valid and available onboard

·         Compliance with Seadrill training, certification and competence requirements.

·         That all relevant personnel are adequately trained in handling emergencies.

·         That all emergency equipment is in good condition and configured as required.

·         Non-compliances are promptly acted on and reported to the direct supervisor.

·         Training and competence assessments as assigned and/or required are performed.

·         Compliance with the standard for tidiness and cleanness.

·         Assume the safety role as per station bill and emergency preparedness plan.


Participate in:

·         Meeting activities in a proactive and constructive manner.

·         Training and competence assessments as assigned and/or required.




Responsible for/ensure:

·         Conducting daily control of all well control equipment and systems.

·         Conducting daily control of all subsea support systems.

·         Conducting equipment function and pressure test as per procedures or as directed.

·         Subsea equipment/systems are maintained and maintenance is recorded.

·         Sufficient stock of subsea equipment spare parts and materials is maintained.

·         Managing equipment preparation for future drilling operations.




·         Professional knowledge of hydraulic, electric IT components and configurations for subsea BOP equipment

·         Demonstrate proficient technical understanding of engineering, industry standards and the company management system

·         Reviews and approves BOP, riser and riser tension configurations

·         Plans and supervises the deployment, pressure testing and maintenance of BOP

·         Responsible for the operation and maintenance of the BOP handling systems

·         Plan, witness and maintain records of pressure test

·         Responsible for subsea equipment interfaces between client and subcontractor’s equipment

·         Assist in running and testing the wellhead, casing hangers and seal assemblies. 

·         Confirm that all well specific space out measurements are calculated, verified and clearly posted on the rig floor and other relevant areas

·         Ensure the riser and tensioning system are deployed, operated and recovered in accordance with well specific operating guidelines and engineering riser analysis

·         Communicate equipment problems or breakdown with Technical Field Support group and equipment vender(s)

·         Responsible for maintaining up-to-date documentation package and drawings of subsea equipment onboard.  Maintain the accuracy of the documentation package and drawings and participate in the management of change process together with the shorebased office

·         Develop and compile comprehensive subsea procedures and checklists

·         Demonstrate cost control awareness of subsea equipment and inventory. Assist with the preparation of the budget

·         Jointly review the results of regular pressure and function testing along with OIM & DSL to ensure the BOP is maintained and ready for deployment

·         Conduct performance appraisals for subordinates. Recommend promotion, development or disciplinary action

·         Effectively use all safety and environmental tools employed by Seadrill (4-point check, OBS cards, PTW etc.)



Must pass Physical, Drug Screen and Background Check


Candidates must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship.


Seadrill is an equal opportunity employer.