Position: Senior Subsea Supervisor

Positions Available 1
Industry Oil & Gas
Location 611 Torbay Road, Suite 1
Hourly Rate N/A
Salary N/A
Start Date 11th Dec 17
Contract type Full Time
Reference ID 12477
Contact Shauna Pierce shauna.pierce@puglisevich.com

Position details


Location: Offshore Newfoundland

REPORTS TO: Maintenance Supervisor/ Offshore Installation Manager (OIM)
DEPARTMENT: Maintenance

SUPERVISES: Subsea Supervisor/Assistant Subsea




JOB SUMMARY:  Supervise the maintenance and repair of all subsea BOP and riser systems and all associated surface equipment and systems


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent 
  • Work experience and demonstrated ability of oral and written communications may be substituted in lieu of formal education
  • Valid Well Control Supervisor certificate
  • Experience using Microsoft Projects
  • 2+ years as a Senior Subsea Supervisor on deepwater offshore drilling operations
  • Experience from BOP
  • Experience with DAT system
  • Experience with ROPS system
  • Minimum of one year experience working with a Multiplex system
  • Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the subsea operation of the drilling unit
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates


  • Maintain the Blow Out Preventer (BOP), Diverter, and associated subsea equipment according to Rig Maintenance System (RMS) guidelines
  • Operate and pressure test the BOP on the surface and on the seabed as required
  • Direct the deck and drill crews in the running and recovery of the BOP and Marine Riser equipment
  • Direct the assembly, installation, and nippling down of the BOP and all well control equipment as required
  • Manage BOP workscopes and between well programs
  • Operate, maintain and repair the subsea BOP control system (i.e. surface BOP or multiplex electro-hydraulic control system)
  • Operate, maintain and test hydraulic connectors.  Maintain BOP handling equipment, testing equipment and wellhead equipment
  • Operated and service the bridge cranes and related hoisting equipment.  Ensure the drill string compensator is serviced as required
  • Ensure that the riser pipe system is serviced and tested as required.  Operated and maintain the diverter system and the running and handling tools
  • Assist in running/testing the wellhead, casing hangers and seal assemblies.  Operated and maintain wellhead running/retrieval test tools
  • Ensure that the required riser tensioning pressure is set to comply with the mud weight in use.  Monitor and maintain the riser guideline and pod line tensioners
  • Maintain accurate daily log sheets relevant to the subsea equipment.  Maintain records of BOP and associated equipment tests
  • Maintain records of inspection and certification of subsea equipment
  • Ensure that an adequate supply of spares is maintained to fulfill maintenance requirements and facilitate a safe and efficient operation
  • Maintain records of ton-miles on wire ropes.  Slip and cut according to the agreed program
  • Ensure that Supervisor is informed of any issues relating to the subsea equipment that might affect the safe and efficient running of operations
  • Ensure that the permit to work system is in place and followed
  • Liaise with the marine department prior to moving the BOP and marine riser package in consideration of the rig’s stability
  • Assist in supply information for maintenance and repair budget
  • Assist in communicating equipment problems or breakdown with Field Support group and equipment vendor
  • Incorporate the THINK process into all tasks, whether working alone or as part of a team
  • Participate in the START process
  • Ensure that subordinate personnel are properly trained in the START process
  • Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) whenever and unplanned hazard or a change in the expected results is observed
  • Demonstrate commitment to company safety policies through the consistent application of leadership and guidance
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements for environmental protection
  • Actively participate in weekly safety meetings and pre-tour meetings as required
  • Report any incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situations to the Supervisor and other department heads
  • Ensure that a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained onboard the rig
  • Meet the training requirements according to the applicable training matrix
  • Participated fully in the annual performance appraisal process
  • Mentor, develop and train crew members to ensure that they are competent to work at the next job level
  • Supervise, instruct and train the Subsea Supervisor, Assistant Subsea Supervisor and Subsea Trainee
  • Ensure that all subordinated have the necessary skills and experience to fulfill their assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner
  • Recommend promotion or disciplinary action up to and including discharge
  • Maintain discipline onboard and ensure compliance with Company disciplinary procedures


It is the objective of Puglisevich to ensure employment equity within the workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, and persons with disabilities having the capability, qualifications and experience to make application for this position. Qualified residents of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador will be given first consideration in the staffing of these positions.


We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.


To apply, please send your application to shauna.pierce@puglisevich.com

Company Info

Company: Puglisevich