Human Resources

Training & Competency Lead


Singapore (City), Singapore


Experienced Level


Full time




On Site

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Job Description

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.

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.

Job Purpose:

The Technical Training & Competency Lead (TCL), under the Personnel Resource Manager, is responsible for the design, proactive implementation, and on-going management, of training programs, mentoring initiatives, professional performance and competency measurement and development processes, for all company personnel comprising the Fugro SEA offshore technical personnel (resource) pool.

The offshore technical personnel pool, consists of approximately 200 persons of varying nationalities, genders, ages, and diverse technical disciplines and grades, including geophysicists, hydrographic surveyors, construction surveyors, electronics engineers, mechanical engineers, geotechnical engineers,
data processors, ROV technicians, met-ocean engineers, drillers, etc.

The TCL, along with the Operations Planning Lead, and the Technical Recruitment Lead, all report to the Personnel Resource Manager (PRM), who has overall responsibility for the SEA offshore technical personnel pool.

Job description:

  • TCL is responsible for the design, planning, management, administration, and record-keeping of all technical, safety, and professional development training, for all individuals within the company’s SEA offshore technical personnel pool. All training shall satisfy Fugro Group, local Fugro Business and Service Line requirements, together with any relevant local government and/or industry standards.

  • TCL is responsible for the local roll-out, and ongoing management, administration, and record-keeping of internal mentoring initiatives, and the Fugro Competency Management System, for all individuals within the company’s SEA offshore technical personnel pool. Technical competency levels should be measured against industry standards where appropriate (e.g., International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA))

  • TCL (with the PRM and SME’s), is responsible for scheduling and completing regular (biannual) Performance and Professional Development (PPD) reviews and assessments, aimed at setting and monitoring career development goals, for all individuals within the company’s SEA offshore technical personnel pool.

  • With the PRM and SME’s, TCL is required to monitor and safeguard the employment welfare and wellbeing of all individuals within the company’s SEA offshore technical personnel pool.

  • TCL will liaise closely with the Operations Personnel Planning Lead, and the Offshore Personnel Logistics team, to ensure that all training and competency programming and scheduling is coordinated and managed effectively, to optimise and balance both the personnel training obligations and operational needs of the business.


  • 3-8 years proven background in / practical experience with maritime personnel training, preferably geotechnical or geophysical or marine construction industry related.

  • Previous supervisory / team leadership experience in training / competency management preferred. Proven capability to coordinate and collaborate with other department leads, towards optimising offshore technical personnel training, development, performance, and utilisation.

  • Qualified and functional experience in maritime industry Technical Training / Human Resources

  • English Language. Proven high level capability to communicate clearly and accurately, in English language, both verbal and written.

  • Microsoft Office 365 applications. Essential high-level competence with Outlook, Excel, Word, Teams, etc.

  • Enterprise Management Systems / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

  • Preferable, previous experience, such as Workday, IFS, SAP, etc.

  • Proven background and experience in the marine industry and be able to easily relate to / with the types of personnel employed in this field / industry.

  • Flexible, reliable, independent, and able to work well in fast-paced, constantly changing environment.

  • Proactive, positive attitude, meticulous with good attention to detail, and strong ability to follow-up on pending actions / activities.

How to apply

  • Please include your latest resume in the application.

  • Please describe your working rights in Singapore (work pass sponsorship is subject to quota and availability).

  • We regret to inform that we will only process applications made via our Careers website (and other linked portals) and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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**.**

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