NDT Lead Technician with Rope Access – Ad Hoc


Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Rigging / Scaffolding
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: United Kingdom

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world’s premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Duties & Responsibilities

** Please note these roles are for Adhoc Assignments on short term temporary basis therefore immediate availability is required**

Execute inspections as required by Offshore Inspection Engineers (OIE) and Senior Inspection Engineer (SIE) and report back in the required approved format in a timely manor.

Supervise and coordinate ad-hoc NDT inspectors, 3rd party companies and/or NDT inspection teams on platform to ensure that they execute all ultrasonic testing, eddy current inspection, magnetic particle inspection, dye penetrant inspections and radiographic inspections on items of static equipment and associated piping in accordance with company, IRATA, client standards and regulatory requirements and ensure reports are in the correct format and submitted in a timely manner.

At times may be required to act as additional persons within the NDT inspection team to complete inspections in line with qualifications.


ESSENTIALCarry out the most effective NDT techniques to components requiring inspection
Utilise rope access capabilities when required working at height for long periods of time
Perform rope access inspection safely in harsh environments ensuring that regular breaks are taken
Ensure that the correct rope access equipment is utilised and that harness is worn at all times
Ensure that work area is safe to carry out rope access activities
Ensure permits are in place for technicians and work-scope is readily available for inspection
Evaluate results of the test in accordance with applicable specification
Ensure inspection is carried out within the parameters of the applicable specification
Produce clear and concise reports detailing the methods used and results of the inspection with isometrics or sketches showing the areas inspected and the results obtained. Report all findings noting any limitations / test restrictions is applicable
Cross check all NDT reports to ensure the quality / results / scope of the report is correct, ensuring the correct procedure & technique is referenced, the equipment / consumables reported are correct and in calibration and the report is the correct revision. Once checked counter-sign as supervisor.
Send signed sample reports to the office for audit purposes to cross check quality
Report any near hit’s, incidents-accidents and first aid actions as per Oceaneering procedure utilizing the correct report format
Ensure client specific observation / safety cards are being completed daily by all technicians
Perform regular safety and pre job tool box talks to technicians
Carry out risk assessments/Take2 as required
Supervise any radiography teams on the platform and ensure they are completing the radiography pre-post checklist sheets each day they perform radiography
Perform routine technician feedback to management on their attitude, punctuality, safety performance and competence
Ensure technicians annually perform technical monitoring audits as per qualified NDT discipline
Ensure function tests are performed according to the procedure on all NDT and radiography equipment and any faulty equipment is detailed back to the supervisor
Ensure UT technicians perform probe checks each day they perform UT inspection on site
Maintain and control NDT equipment and consumables ensuring equipment/consumable registers are accurately updated and sent through to NDT Project Management
Ensure and track all company inspection equipment on platform is calibrated and well maintained and report accordingly
Ensure all consumables are in date and consumable certificate of conformance are present.
Prior to packing any returned equipment check labelling is accurate, container is locked, and all equipment has been verified
Support OIE in producing IQ’s
Maintain company’s inspection files
Carry out work in a timely and efficient manner in order to meet deadlines, changing priorities when the situation requires
Carry out work in accordance with Oceaneering operating procedures and statutory/client specifications and requirements

NON-ESSENTIALUndertake any other duties of a reasonable nature as required by Management

SafetyEnsure that the safety policies and procedures are understood and adhered to so far as is reasonably practicable in order to ensure a safe working environment

OtherCarry out work in accordance with the Company Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Systems.
Perform the assigned tasks with due diligence regarding the Integrated Management Systems on the Company
Eliminate waste of whatever form, to suggest the use of more environmentally friendly substances and practices and contribute to the continuous improvement of the environment

Supervisory ResponsibilitiesDirectly supervises offshore NDT teams, whilst supporting the O.I.E. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints, performing routine safety talks and resolving problems

Reporting RelationshipThis person will report to the NDT Project Manager
Performance will be measured by the NDT Project Manager and dotted line manager – Manager, Operations, IMDS Aberdeen

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

In order to perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. the requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Education and/or Experience

Preferred associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; Minimum of 5 year experience and or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in structural and mechanical drafting/design or related field.

Must also be familiar with QA/QC systems.

Minimum 1 year experience in the relevant inspection techniques within the oil and gas industry.


Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have complete knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PeopleSoft, Enovia, AutoCAD and SolidWorks.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

REQUIREDASNT/PCN L2 or CSWIP Visual Inspection
CSWIP Plant Inspector L1 or equivalent
Valid Passport
ASNT/PCN Level 2 minimum in three disciplines
IRATA L1 (minimum).
Offshore Survival / Offshore Medical / M.I.S.T / Cat A E.B.S / Bi-Deltoid Measurement / Eye Test

DESIREDGCSE pass in English, Maths and Science
Flexible approach, team player and good communication skills
Excellent organisation and interpersonal skills
EngTech accreditation with the Engineering Council or equivalent
ASNT/PCN L2 in MPI and / or DPI
DNVGL Class accreditation
Phased Array and/or ToFD qualification
Valid full UK driving licence

Closing Statement

We offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package and the opportunity to advance in an international company. To apply, click ‘Apply Now’.

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