Pilot Technician

May 13, 2024

Reporting to the AUV Manager, the Pilot technician will be responsible for two broad work streams:

  1. To operate and maintain the equipment spread in an efficient, organised, and controlled manner and in accordance with the manufacturer’s Operating manuals and the Company’s procedures; and
  2. To ensure that the Equipment achieves its highest performance during operations per the Client’s requirements whilst maintaining safe working practices and high safety awareness.

The role will be an offshore position with elements of working onshore, for example, where vehicle pre-mobilisation activities are required, or remote vehicle control is required from a land-based control centre.

The following list includes some of the key responsibilities:

  • Assist in Pre-Dive checks and configuration of the UID, onsite or remotely.
  • Carry out Piloting of the UID during Intervention, or Surveying workscopes, onsite or remotely
  • Assist in the organisation and planning and subsequently report on equipment maintenance.
  • Assist in the launching and recovery of Subsea Equipment per the Operating Procedures and within the operating range of sea states.
  • Assist in ensuring that all Piot logs, video records, and survey sensor deliverables are produced satisfactorily and filed for reference. Participate in observing and data recording.
  • Assist in Battery Management activities for the UID, ensuring charge levels are achieved and safety functions are followed correctly.
  • Assist in ensuring the housekeeping and safety of the equipment spread.


Electrical Engineering Qualification

A suitable electrical qualification including High Voltage is essential for this role, or significant relevant experience. As the vehicles are fully electric and carries a significant battery setup for operations.

ROV piloting experience

The candidate should preferably have experience and logged hours flying hours carrying out intervention operations, pipeline surveys and other inspection scopes.

ROV/AUV technical experience.

The vehicles includes a complex setup of sensors and equipment and need to be maintained to a high standard to achieve effective operations. It also includes its own INS system as standard, and a good working knowledge of Networking is preferential.

Problem-Solving Ability: Subsea environments can present complex challenges that require innovative solutions. As a

Pilot Technician, you should have excellent problem-solving skills to adapt to unexpected situations and find ways to achieve effective operations.

Attention to Detail: Precision is crucial in UID operations, as the vehicles often operate autonomously or semi-autonomously. Therefore, configuration and setup need to be carefully managed.

Teamwork and Adaptability: Subsea projects often involve collaboration with diverse teams. Being a team player and adaptable to changing circumstances are essential traits.



Previous experience working with ROV or AUVs, during subsea surveyors or intervention workscopes is essential for this role.

Knowledge of Subsea Operations: A strong understanding of subsea infrastructure, including pipelines, cables, platforms, and other subsea structures, is crucial. Familiarity with subsea operational techniques for intervention and survey workscopes is necessary to assist the team to perform effectively.

Proficiency integrating surveying instruments and equipment such as multibeam sonars, subsea positioning systems (USBL, LBL), side-scan sonars, ROV sensors, and subsea navigation software is necessary. As the UIDs are regularly re rolled and have complex setups .

Contact Name
Daniel Hanafin
Employment Type
AM Recruitment
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Company size
50-100 employees
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