Technical and Operations

Senior Metocean Engineer


Dammam, Saudi Arabia


Experienced Level


Full time





Job Description

Senior Metocean Engineer

We have a new and exciting position in our expanding Metocean team! We are looking for someone to support our Saudi metocean operations including on/off site support as well as leading operational and technical activities in Saudi Arabia on the West and East coast. The work will be to ensure we meet operational and technical requirements as well as commitments for respective projects. Some daily, servicing and operational reporting would be required to support the role. The Senior Metocean Survey Engineer is responsible for ensuring that all work is conducted in a safe manner by him / herself and by those colleagues around.

Who we are

Do you want to join our Geo-data revolution? Fugro’s global reach and unique know-how will put the world at your fingertips. Our love of exploration and technical expertise help us to provide our clients with invaluable insights. We source and make sense of the most relevant Geo-data for their needs, so they can design, build and operate their assets more safely, sustainably and efficiently. But we’re always looking for new talent to take the next step with us. For bright minds who enjoy meaningful work and want to push our pioneering spirit further. For individuals who can take the initiative, but work well within a team.

Job responsibilities:

  • Promote culture of safety and quality awareness amongst fellow staff members and take an active role in QHSE.

  • Strong knowledge of metocean equipment including tidal monitoring networks.

  • Ensure work undertaken is in compliance with Project Execution Plan.

  • Undertake workshop, office and site work in accordance with project requirements defined by Project Managers and / or Line Manager.

  • Monitor equipment performance and feedback to Project Managers / Line Manager as required.

  • Suggest improvements to technical procedures where applicable.

  • Liaise with Clients when on site to keep them appraised of the status of the work.

  • Liaise with sub-contractors / suppliers as required.

  • Arranging of repair and servicing of equipment’s.

  • Produce Daily, Service, Instrument and/or Operational reports as required or support lead engineer in producing.

  • Providing support to on-site field staff colleagues working as a team.

  • Travel to site as required to fulfil work duties.

  • Maintain a high standard of professionalism in accordance with Fugro’s standard of conduct.

  • Party Chief for large projects

  • Demonstrate leadership role on vessel in all HSE matters.

  • Manage project team with appropriate expertise.

  • Plan and manage work schedule of project team.

  • Purchase third-party services.

  • Ensure record keeping is fully complied with.

  • Develop relationship with client and respond to client queries. Attend client meetings.

  • Provide onshore technical input to offshore project planning and equipment design.

  • Actively participate in adherence to and improvement of the company Management System on Quality and HSE related issues.

  • Provide colleagues with technical expertise, plan and discuss project work commitments with operations and project managers Inform Line Manager of workload and discuss any problems with time management.

  • Provide on-the-job training to project Oceanographers Engineers and Project Metocean Engineers

You bring (qualifications & experience)

  • Must have 8 years working experience, with a minimum of 5 years related engineering experience.

  • Must have valid offshore medical and survival certificate.

  • Preferable to have graduated with a Diploma or Degree in Oceanographic and/or Engineering.

  • Preferable to have had 3-5 years previous experience working with marine survey or oceanographic measuring equipment.

  • Preferable to have had 3-5 years previous experience working on offshore oil and gas facilities and vessels.

  • Strong understanding of computer systems, software and networks

  • An enthusiasm to develop the science of meteorology and oceanography and to explore new techniques and methods to increase the accuracy and reliability of marine measurements.

What we offer

Fugro provides a positive work environment as well as projects that will satisfy the most curious minds. We also offer great opportunities to stretch and develop yourself. By giving you the freedom to grow faster, we think you’ll be able to do what you do best, better. Which should help us to find fresh ways to get to know the earth better. We encourage you to be yourself at Fugro. So bring your energy and enthusiasm, your keen eye and can-do attitude. But bring your questions and opinions too. Because to be the world’s leading Geo-data specialist, we need the strength in depth that comes from a diverse, driven team.

Our view on diversity, equity and inclusion

At Fugro, our people are our superpower. Their variety of viewpoints, experiences, knowledge and talents give us collective strength. Distinctive beliefs and diverse backgrounds are therefore welcome, but discrimination, harassment, inappropriate behaviour and unfair treatment are not. Everybody is to be well-supported and treated fairly. And everyone must be valued and have their voice heard. Crucially, we believe that getting this right brings a sense of belonging, of safety and acceptance, that makes us feel more connected to Fugro’s purpose ‘together create a safe and liveable world’ – and to each other.

Disclaimer for recruitment agencies:

Fugro does not accept any unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies. Acquisition to Fugro Recruitment or any Fugro employee is not appreciated**.**