USV Survey Manager

We’ve created a new service line utilising exciting new technology that is designed to reduce our carbon footprint and work sustainably. Our Uncrewed Service Vessel (USV) team will work predominantly from our new remote operations centre and support diverse project work.

The Role

We are seeking a USV Survey Manager who will coordinate and manage survey operations that are carried out from our expanding fleet of USV’s in Europe.  You will ensure operational success and implement efficient working procedures.

A key element of this role is to implement an operational structure which facilitates efficient and safe remote operations. You will be responsible for recruitment, crewing, vessel and equipment uptime, project mobilisations and operational logistics.  A diverse team of engineers, mariners, ROV pilots and surveyors will report into you for leadership and project management.  A good understanding of subsea operations and survey related projects is essential.

As well day to day leadership and engagement across the Fugro business, you will manage programmes of work, ensuring tasks are delegated effectively and a clear project delivery methodology is implemented and in place.

The USV service line is rapidly growing in Europe.  The pipeline for the delivery of new vessels is aggressive and the technology is constantly evolving.  Another key responsibility is to forward plan for new vessel roll outs and technology upgrades.  Developing an understanding of the performance of the USV on project and the operational team’s performance during mobilisation will provide insights to track operational success, learn lessons and implement changes.

You will work in a range of markets including offshore wind, oil and gas and subsea cables.  The role will be based from our Aberdeen offices where the ROC is collocated.  From time to time travel will be required to project sites and client offices to support kick offs and site visits.


  • Previous experience of working as one (or more) of: Technical Manager, Operations Manager, Project Manager, ROV Superintendent, survey Party Chief  or another project and business unit leadership related role in the subsea or survey space.

  • Nationally recognised technical or trade qualification and / or appropriate level national vocational qualification in one or more of the following subjects: electrical, electronics, computing, mechanics.

What Fugro offer

  • Extensive career & training opportunities both nationally and internationally.

  • Competitive salary accompanied by an attractive package including contributory pension scheme

  • Option to lease an electric car.

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USV Survey Manager

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USV Survey Manager




USV Survey Manager


Aberdeen UK

Closing Date:

31 July 2024