Technical and Operations

Applied Technologies Lead / Manager - Marine Geophysics APAC


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    • Singapore (City), Singapore

    • Perth, Western Australia, Australia


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.

Short description:

The Applied Technology Lead / Manager (ATL) will be a qualified and experienced geophysical survey engineer, with a broad practical and theoretical background in high-specification analogue and digital geophysical data acquisition, conducted from conventional offshore vessels, and preferably also AUV, USV, drone platforms. They will be used to working in a high paced environment, for demanding clients in the OWF and O&G sectors.

The ATL will exploit their knowledge and experience in support of the day-to-day operational needs of the Geophysical, Hydrographic, and Coastal Resilience survey businesses within the Marine Site Characterisation (MSC) business line for the Fugro Asia Pacific region.

The ATL will serve as a crucial conduit between the Fugro global innovation teams and the APAC MSC business, by participating in regular global technical steering groups, and with international technical OEM vendors, as required.

The ATL will drive the APAC regional participation in, and development of, enhancements in technical systems and processes, from concept to commercial operations, to the benefit of the survey business.

The eventual business title and direct reporting line will be dictated by the individuals experience and seniority.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop agile strategies with Service Line Directors / Operations Managers to improve vessel acquisition efficiency, end-product quality, automation, and safety, with rapidly deployed applied technologies.

  • Work with Commercial Managers to review technical aspects of major tenders to seek opportunities to submit alternate bids offering differentiating technologies or methodologies, to produce win-win offerings to our clients while improving Fugro’s margins.

  • Collaborating closely with the Fugro Global Geophysical Technical Group (GTG) to improve the technical and operational delivery in Marine Geophysics across all the regions.

  • Work closely with the GTG to discuss / clarify areas of innovation and working closely with Fugro’s Legal / I.P. Teams to protect Fugro’s technologies and methods.

  • Work closely with Service Line Managers and Regional Business Line Directors, to prioritize global R&D projects best aligned with the regional business.

  • Visit key equipment hardware and software vendors to keep vendor aligned with Fugro future business needs and seek creative ways to leverage Fugro information/intelligence. This task will be in close association with Resource Cost Center Managers who are responsible to plan and procure equipment on an annual or project basis.

  • Attend pre-project client meetings to understand principal technical risks for potential projects, as required.

  • Attend post-project client debriefings to clearly understand Fugro and customer pain-points and lessons learned, and to brainstorm on how Fugro can improve, as catalyst for future applied technology.

  • Act as technical advisor to all survey teams in the APAC region and provide guidance for improving field operations with applied technology and ensuring that projects are planned in compliance capturing Fugro’s innovation and best practices.

  • Share best practices with global MSC steering teams (USV, AUV, OWF) and influence global practice for the better.

  • Work closely with BL/SL Managers to specify and achieve project objectives, particularly where differentiation and efficiencies are sought.

  • Ensure the successful transfer of completed product and process innovation from development teams to the MSC businesses/users.

  • Participate as a senior collaborator with the Operational Excellence team to drive “Delivery Excellence” in Geophysical, Hydrographic and Coastal Resilience businesses.

  • Provide direct communication to BL/SL management on progress, opportunities, and issues, via monthly calls and quarterly reports.

Core Activities:


  • Work with well-established and industry leading technical communities to improve acquisition systems and methods.

  • Work closely with the Global Technical Group (GTG) to discuss/clarify areas of innovation and working closely with Fugro’s Legal/IP Teams to protect Fugro’s technologies and methods.

  • Elicit and understand the needs of the internal and external clients and propose solutions. Complement the existing solutions with proposals for improving value through innovative methods.

Standardization Harmonization:

  • In collaboration with global and regional technical teams, set Fugro hardware and systems standards for data acquisition.

  • Ensuring hardware and systems workflows and procedures for data acquisition are harmonised across the region.

You should preferably possess the following:

  • Education**:** Bachelor's / Master’s degree in Electronics Engineering or related field from four-year college or university (Advanced degree or MBA preferred)

  • Working experience: 8-15 years. Experience with applied technologies in geophysics and hydrographic industries.  Practical offshore project experience would be essential.

  • Management experience**:** 3-8 years, Project management experience.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Excellent persuasive and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to organize, plan, and strategize.

  • Good networking abilities.

  • Other: High resolution seismic engineering and hardware experience in the following areas; Sonar Imagery, Acoustic / Seismic Engineering, Single/Multibeam ES, Multi-Channel HR/UHR/UUHR Seismic.

Skills you should have:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills (who can interface and is at ease equally with managers or members of the workforce). Ability to inspire the team.

  • Strong organisational capacities and works inclusively. Establishes a strong working relationship with all team members.

  • Proven ability to solve operational problems without supervision and deliver effective results to internal clients.

  • Ability to understand variances from a planned situation and having agility to come up with quicker and alternate solutions.

  • Reveals networking abilities and communication skills.

  • Reveals level of accountability, problem-solving skills, as well as potential weaknesses.

  • Tests management abilities, as well as planning and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrates negotiating skills and problem-solving abilities.

  • Demonstrates a level of expertise, knowledge of the role, and planning skills.

This position can either be filled in Singapore or in Australia (Perth).

What we offer

  • Competitive salary with Annual Wage Supplement

  • Generous paid-leave

  • Career & training opportunities (international opportunities possible)

  • Company shuttle from various pick-up at MRT stations across Singapore

  • Collective health insurance and outpatient benefits;

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to provide help when you need extra support.

  • Additional benefits: Long Service Awards, Professional Membership, Weekly fitness-related activities, etc)

**Benefits may vary according to position/contract/grade level.

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.

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**.**

For more information

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Irma Hussin

Talent Acquisition Lead

+65 69082672 x672