Job Title: Dive Technician Supervisor


Closing Date: 1 February 2023

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The Well-Safe Guardian semi-submersible P&A asset, though there may be a requirement to visit and work at other company locations or supplier’s premises as required.

Job Type:


Reporting Line:

The DTS will report to the Rig Maintenance Supervisor (RMS).


To conduct general and company specific work and testing in accordance with company and manufacturer procedures and specifications.

The DTS is regarded as someone who is fully conversant with the equipment, its certification, testing and maintenance requirements, and can demonstrate problem solving and diagnostic abilities of diving equipment associated with subsea marine operations.

They will participate in the dive technical team during operations and will report directly to the RMS when offshore. The DTS will report directly to the diving contractor Diving Superintendent during times of diving operations.

The DTS is also expected to take part in the company competence assessment process.

The DTS manages the daily running of the dive technicians ensuring all operations are carried out safely and efficiently, and ensures all works are signed off as appropriate in TM Master.

Key Responsibilities:
The DTS will be required to:
  • Repair, maintenance, inspection and function testing of plant and equipment
  • Mobilisation and commissioning of plant and equipment
  • To ensure all planned maintenance requirements are carried out and recorded, and signed off by the appropriate level of authority
  • For promptly informing the relevant parties of any operational problems
  • For obtaining all necessary clearances and work permits before commencement of work
  • For ensuring all equipment has been correctly installed, certified and that the equipment is fit for purpose
  • Ensure that planned maintenance is carried out in accordance with maintenance schedules and logs completed
  • Maintain fault logs and ensure transmittal to dive system Technical Superintendent
  • Ensure all pre and post-dive checks are performed and logged
  • For the effective support to the dive team in the handling of emergency situations
  • For record-keeping and following formal procedures
  • Aware of IMCA and class documentation requirements
  • To ensure that spares/stock is kept above minimum level
  • Maintenance of diving hats
  • Management of IMCA DESIGN documentation
  • Manage the works in such a manner as to ensure compliance with the maintenance regimes required by IMCA and as defined with in DESIGN and manufacturers specifications.
  • Ensure risk assessments are performed for all new activities in accordance with requirements
  • Act as nominated Coxswain for SPHL
Key Outcomes:
  • For the monitoring and ensuring the safe and efficient conduction of maintenance operations and equipment
  • For the health and safety of all relevant personnel
  • For ensuring the maintenance and serviceability of the dive systems
  • For conducting relevant briefings with regards to the operation and maintenance of diving plant, the dangers, limitations and operating parameters (familiarisations, toolbox talks, risk assessments, etc.).
  • Ensuring a good level of dive system housekeeping
Limits of Authority:

Full responsibility for all operational activities within the philosophies and constraints laid out in the job description.

The company reserves the right to amend or change the activities listed, taking into account the job holder’s qualifications and experience to enable the business needs to be met.

Knowledge & Competency:


  • Previous knowledge, skills and experience of electrical, electronic, mechanical or hydraulic engineering gained through the following means:
  • Minimum of 10 years experience as a Senior Saturation Dive Technician or previous relevant dive system experience
  • Trade qualification OR Advanced academic education OR Military training/qualification
  • Current offshore medical
  • Current offshore survival course


  • Signed logbook confirming senior dive technician experience
  • Has demonstrated competence as a dive technician in accordance with IMCA C 003
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of business management systems, IMCA guidelines and class requirements.
  • Have experience with the type of system being used i.e. DSV or portable systems, barge etc.
  • Ability to work flexibly
  • Good technical acumen
  • Problem solving ability
  • Ability to work both alone and as part of a team
  • Willing to live away from home in a confined environment for lengthy periods
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Coxswain qualification for Lifeboat