Technical and Operations

USV ROV Pilot Technician


Aberdeen, United Kingdom


Experienced Level





Job Description

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.

The role

Fugro are recruiting ROV Pilot Technicians and ROV Supervisors to join our world-leading Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) team based at our Remote Operations Centre in Aberdeen, UK.  As a Pilot/Supervisor working in the USV team, you will predominately be responsible for piloting our electric Remotely Operated Vehicles (eROV) installed on the USV’s within the European and African region.

You will also get the opportunity to travel to project sites for maintaining eROV systems, ensuring that components are operational to conduct investigation and inspections in accordance with the project deliverables and applicable regulations.

You will work in a range of markets including offshore wind, pipeline and platform inspection.  The role will combine time predominantly at our Remote Operations Centre in Aberdeen but also on-site supporting project mobilisations, equipment installation, equipment calibrations and equipment maintenance.  Therefore, you will get the opportunity to experience both the onshore stability of the Remote Operations Centre environment but also work hands on with the remote equipment underpinning the transition from conventional subsea inspection to remote and uncrewed survey.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Understand and comply with Fugro standard operating procedures and project-specific procedures.  As a supervisor support the development and revision of these procedures.

  • Setup, testing, piloting, maintenance and operation of the eROV system.

  • Fault finding and fault reporting of the eROV remote control and navigation systems.

  • Highlight non-conformances to the attention of the Supervisor.

  • Maintain and coordinate comprehensive dive records.

  • As a Supervisor take the senior management lead on shift, train and mentor Pilot technicians and other junior eROV personnel, ensure effective safety management and communications via toolbox talks and shift handover briefings and interface with our clients as lead eROV person on shift.

What does a Remote and Uncrewed career offer:

  • A stable working environment in the Remote Operations Centre.

  • If based locally the ability to go home to your family after a work shift.

  • The ability to start or continue a career in survey without having to work offshore.

  • A diverse workplace at the forefront of a transitioning industry.

  • Extensive career & training opportunities both nationally and internationally.

Who we’re looking for:


  • Previous experience of working as an ROV Pilot Technician or ROV Supervisor.

  • Comprehensive understanding of operations with Inspection class ROVs.

  • Nationally recognised technical or trade qualification and / or appropriate level national vocational qualification in one or more of the following subjects: electrical, electronics, computing, mechanics.

  • Ability to work shift patterns up to 4 weeks in length.


  • Based within commutable distance of the Remote Operations Centre, Aberdeen

  • Previous remote or autonomous equipment experience.

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.

  • Extensive career & training opportunities both nationally and internationally.

  • Competitive salary accompanied by an attractive package including contributory pension scheme

  • Option to lease an electric car.

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**.**