Technical and Operations

USV Survey Technician


Aberdeen, United Kingdom





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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 Survey Technicians to join our world-leading Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) team based at our Remote Operations Centre in Aberdeen, UK.  As a Survey Technician working in the USV team, you will predominately be responsible for setting up and maintaining our electric Remotely Operated Vehicles (eROV), installed vessel survey equipment and the USV vehicle itself within the European and African region.

You will travel to project sites for maintaining eROV systems, launch and recovery equipment, vessel mounted survey sensors and assist with the servicing of the vessel ensuring that components are operational to conduct investigation and inspections in accordance with the project deliverables and applicable regulations.

Who we’re looking for:

You will work in a range of markets including offshore wind, pipeline and platform inspection, geophysical site surveys and nautical charting.  The role will combine time predominantly on the project site but also in our Remote Operations Centre and Workshop in Aberdeen. You will support project mobilisations, equipment installation, equipment calibrations and equipment maintenance.  Therefore, you will get the opportunity to work hands on with the remote equipment underpinning the transition from conventional survey to remote and uncrewed survey.

This job is for you if:

  • You want to work in an innovative environment with access to the latest equipment and software;

  • You want to be part of the transition to remote and uncrewed surveys;

  • You want to work in a dynamic and ambitious team with opportunities to develop new skills

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand and comply with Fugro standard operating procedures and project-specific procedures.

  • Setup, testing, maintenance and operation of the eROV, survey sensors and vessel systems.

  • Facilitate port call activities such as berthing, re fueling and planned maintenance.

  • Fault finding and fault reporting of the equipment and vessel spread.

  • Highlight non-conformances to the attention of the USV Asset Engineer.

  • Maintain and coordinate the planned maintenance system.

  • As a senior take management lead on site providing direction, training, and mentorship to junior colleagues.

  • Ensure effective safety management and communications via toolbox talks, risk assessment and safety briefings.

  • Manage the operational integrity of the USV spread whilst on project to provide best operational uptime.

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**.**