Senior Subsea Supervisor - MODU

Ref: TBR-1261

Permanent or Contractor
Drilling, Completions & Well Intervention, Well Integrity
Aberdeen, UK

TAQA has two Senior Subsea Suoervisor vacancies with the first role commencing September 2024 and the second role commencing November 2024.

The vacanies are primarily offshore roles but will be based onshore until the end of 2024, preparing for the offshore MODU work to commence early 2025.

This position is open to both staff and contractors. If applying via an agency, this will be a contract position, and any internal contractor who applies and is successful will remain with their current contracting company.

TAQA supports diversity in the workplace and along with an inclusive environment, aims to ensure everyone feels that they can be themselves at work.  This includes supporting people with a disability or health issue in a non-judgemental environment. 

Role Duration - 24 month contract 

Why work for TAQA?

TAQA is committed to helping its employees and contractors work more flexibly to suit both their own and the Company's needs.

Compressed Working Week (CWW) - Eligible when working onshore

  • TAQA offers onshore employees and contractors a Compressed Working Week (CWW) in order to help achieve a healthy work-life balance.  The CWW is an arrangement where employees and contractors work a standard two-week work period (10 days) over a compressed period of 9 working days i.e. employees contracted to work 37.5 hours per week will work 75 hours over 9 days (instead of 10 days). The 10th day in the second week of the CWW period is known as 'Flex Friday', a non-working day.

Agile Working - Eligible when working onshore

  • All employees and contractors at TAQA have the opportunity to participate in Agile Working.  Agile Working means individuals can find an optimum balance between home/office working and flexibility on when and where contracted hours are worked. The aim is to deliver business results, whilst supporting a work/life balance and promoting a positive culture that supports engagement and retention.   Individuals can establish their own working pattern with their line manager to accommodate business requirements and personal preferences 



  • Senior Subsea Supervisor for the Subsea P&A activities to support the MODU and LWIV campaigns (52 wells).  The role will initially support onshore activities through 2024 to assist in planning and support of upcoming SIT work scopes and equipment readiness. It will be essential to deliver all associated subsea P&A planning and equipment required for SIT and upcoming MODU operations in accordance with TAQA objectives, standards, regulatory requirements and industry best practice.
  • The role will transition into a 3/3 rotational offshore supervisory role once the MODU is on contract to start P&A operations in Q1/Q2 2025. The offshore role will also be required to assist the onshore Subsea Team in support of the MODU P&A and intervention campaigns as required.
  • The job holder will be expected to work independently and will be involved in technically challenging projects, which require the application of technical expertise and experience.



  • Planning and participation in FAT & SIT operations and interface testing onshore.
  • Main offshore focal point for subsea service providers. Ensure own and vendor participation in reviewing POA's/work instructions for planned P&A activities.
  • Responsible for daily operational procedures, reporting and protocol pertaining to SS wells team scope of work.
  • Develops a high level of responsibility and ownership within the team and promotes continuous improvement.
  • Works in support of the subsea team to ensure that all the required subsea P&A equipment (TAQA owned and rental) is maintained, inspected, prepared, interface checked and accepted in line with approved plans, timescales and operational contingencies.
  • Works closely with the Subsea Engineers, Subsea Team Lead, Wells Superintendent, Well Engineers and other key team members to plan, develop and execute the MODU and LWIV P&A campaign, ensuring all activities are undertaken in a safe and environmentally acceptable manner and in strict compliance with Company standards and procedures and relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Supervises offshore subsea operations, working closely with the key contract subsea personnel, rig contractor personnel and DSV.  Participates in the communication, planning and decision-making processes to ensure programmes are delivered safely and effectively.
  • Day to Day supervision onboard MODU of XT/WH, WOC’s, Riser, ROV, SSTT and Landing String vendors.
  • Support offshore ASV's in updating lookaheads and DDRs.
  • Attend all daily pre-tour meetings to communicate plan/procedures regarding subsea wells scope of work.
  • Witness and sign off all pre deployment deck testing and operational testing subsea as required.
  • Ensure all tooling is fit for purpose prior to running and all pre/post running checklists are signed off.
  • Organises onboard MODU, pre-job meetings and risk assessment as required.
  • Ensures an effective interface and communication process is established between the offshore team, other TAQA teams and external/3rd party vendors. This is to ensure a clear understanding of project objectives/work programmes, encourage open transfer of knowledge and information and to identify and record Lessons Learned, track and close out actions in an effective and timely manner. 
  • Manage all subsea rental tooling, equipment and spares requirements offshore and ensure equipment is loaded out and back loaded in line with operational need dates.
  • In conjunction with the well engineers ensures all Well Handover documents throughout the operations are accurate and completed in a timely manner.
  • In conjunction with the well engineers ensure post-operations report and implement lessons learned into the end of well report.
  • Works with the subsea team to ensure materials, services and equipment are available in line with well schedules and operations.
  • Works with contractor/vendor companies to ensure that all relevant documentation is systematically recorded, auditable and traceable.




  • Qualification in mechanical engineering or vocational training with extensive engineering / operations experience with major wellhead / tree supplier with proven track record.
  • Relevant experience in wellhead/ tree engineering/ operations and site supervision.
  • Offshore Survival Training Certificate, UK Medical and MIST
  • Fully certified by a recognised Well Control Authority for drilling activities e.g. IWCF to Subsea Supervisor level


  • Refer to Competency Matrix



  • Demonstrated capacity of subsea team leadership and supervision.
  • Previous experience of a similar role within operator
  • Strong technical / operational knowledge in the Wells Subsea area gained from demonstrable extensive experience of Vertical and Horizontal Xmas Tree (XT) systems, associated tooling and Completion / Workover (C/WO) riser systems.
  • Experience of supervising MODU and LWIV offshore subsea drilling, completion, intervention and abandonment operations.
  • Experience of maintaining, inspecting, preparing, interface checking and accepting subsea equipment.
  • Experience of working on a range of different tree configurations from different suppliers (campaign includes BH triple bore, OSS VHT, BH VXT, FMC HXT, OSS HXT and BH HXT).
  •  Proven relationship-builder at all levels – internally and externally.


  • Previous experience of working on subsea well abandonment campaigns.


  • Drive, energy and enthusiasm – takes on challenges/makes an impact.
  • Good team player – willing to assist subsea team to delivery safe and efficient operations.
  • Willingness to assist onshore as required.
  • Excellent leadership/supervisory skills, with the ability to plan and manage subsea equipment and operations to deliver results.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High level of professional and personal credibility - internally and externally.



  • Onshore wells team
  • Offshore wells team
  • Engineering Subsea teamt
  • Materials & Logistics Teams


  • Subsea service contractors and 3rd party Inspection providers.
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