Lead Planner – Crewing

Subsea 7

Vacancy information

Subsea7 have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Planner (Crewing) to join our Project & Offshore Operations (P&OO) team based at our office in Westhill, Aberdeen on a full-time, staff basis.

The Lead Planner (DSV Fleet) will have operational oversight of offshore personnel primarily within the diving resource pool of the offshore workforce and personnel from other offshore pool allocated to the DSV Fleet.  This is a vital role within the crewing team and will provide functional support and guidance to the crew coordination teams, the vessel teams and operations management to ensure the DSV fleet is crewed.

You will coordinate the offshore personnel by monitoring forecast demand and optimising a network of directly engaged and agency personnel, ensuring that there is a supply of offshore personnel sufficient to the short, medium and long term requirements of the business.

As a subject matter expert understanding the training requirements for the designated resource pool, the Lead Planner will provide guidance to the crewing team and provide input to the programme management of major changes in vessel location or operations, such as a significant change to the number of crewing required on the vessel.


What will you be doing?

This will be a varied role and some of the main responsibilities will be, but not limited to:

  • In conjunction with Crewing Co-ordinators, plan and implement the deployment of offshore personnel within the pool in line with strategic manning models, engaging as necessary with territory operations, vessel management and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Regularly engage with relevant functions and stakeholder such as L&D, HR, and offshore management on key areas of development, i.e., training requirements for the pool, succession development, performance management and recruitment.
  • Monitor and maximise the utilisation of staff against their contract days, balancing the use of day-rate, and agency personnel.
  • Understand the pool financially in terms of its budgeted and forecast net costs.


What experience would we like you to have?

Please note, if you don’t tick all the boxes below but feel you have some of the relevant skills and experience, we’re looking for, please do consider applying. We would encourage you to apply with a CV that highlights your transferable skills and experience.

  • Relevant level of experience within a crewing coordination/planning role, ideally of diving personnel.
  • Understanding of the Offshore Energy Industry including the processes required to mobilise and travel personnel to international offshore worksites.
  • Understanding of the technical aspects within the allocated pool and the competencies/ training required for offshore roles within them.
  • Great interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate and present across all levels of stakeholders both internal and external.
  • Organised, with an ability to prioritise workload during periods of high volume, as well as conflicting and changing priorities. Due to the operational nature of the role this may require occasional working outside of regular hours.
  • Good level of IT skills, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and data base systems


What do we offer?

  • Career development – with access to a range of learning and development opportunities, as well as being part of a culture that encourages growth and development.
  • Flexible working – lots of our people work flexibly in different ways. Whether it’s hybrid, part-time or flexitime working. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but let’s have a discussion to see how we can make it work.
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave/adoption leave.
  • A fantastic benefits package – which includes a generous holiday allowance, pension scheme, discounted health and wellbeing packages, electric car salary sacrifice scheme and more.


Who are we?

We are Subsea7, a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the energy industry. We make offshore energy transition possible through the continuous evolution of lower-carbon oil and gas and by enabling the growth of renewables and emerging energy.

At Subsea7, we are looking for people who think differently. We want people who can bring new ideas and who are willing to take on challenges that will enable us to make a positive impact on a global stage.

In turn we will lift you up and encourage you to go further. Onshore or offshore, embark on a journey of opportunities, continuous learning, and development.

Start your journey with us today.


An environment where you can thrive.

We recognise that having a diverse team makes us a better, smarter team. Diversity is something we value and regard it as key to our success.

We encourage new ways of thinking and celebrate our wide range of skills that help us continually challenge the status quo and inspire innovation. An inclusive and diverse environment fosters creativity, improves decision-making and introduces new ways of thinking.

Our people are at the heart of what we do at Subsea7, and we are committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Fair employment practices, fair treatment for all individuals and equal opportunity based on merit are the foundation of how we work and develop together.


What happens next?

If you would like to apply for this role, simply click the Apply button found on this page.

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Here are 3 top tips to help you submit a successful application:

  • Make sure your CV is up-to-date and highlights the transferable skills and experience you can bring to this role.
  • We would encourage you to include a cover letter as part of your application. It’s your chance to tell us why you would be a brilliant addition to our team.
  • Take your time with your application and check there are no errors such as spelling mistakes.

Once you have submitted your application, we will be in touch as soon as possible with next steps.

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