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Houston, USA

Navigation/Positioning Supervisor

PXGEO, global geophysical services Company, is looking for an experienced Navigation Supervisor/Positioning Engineer who will be responsible for defining, maintaining and supporting the seismic navigation and subsea surveying activities of the Company to support the delivery of best-in-class crew and fleet performance.

About the job

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provides day-to-day support to field crew including:

    • Offering expert-level assistance across business lines comprising Ocean Bottom Nodes (deployed in all water depths by ROVs and AUVs) and Towed Streamer.

    • Monitoring of system failure rates and causes, associated downtime and performance statistics including issue tracking with suppliers.

    • Ensuring field crews have access to necessary equipment and stock levels via the Supply Chain and Operations teams.

    • Arranging relevant field engineer and third-party maintenance visits to the vessels.

  • Maintains frequent communication with fleet Chief Navigators / Chief Surveyors using all appropriate methods.

  • Identifies opportunities to improve efficiency and data quality for offshore operations.

  • Ensures company assets and inventory are maintained and tracked according to company policy.

  • Stays up to date with advances in equipment and technology and makes proactive suggestions to improve positioning services.

  • Provides support to commercial teams including tender review, suggestions for technical exceptions, departmental contributions to bid replies, and supporting bid submissions as necessary.

  • Provides operational support at all stages of the project life cycle, including post-award activities, vessel, and job mobilization, supervising acquisition, monitoring survey trends, project closeout, demobilization and lessons learned for continuous improvement.

  • Assists in the planning of departmental tasks in shipyards. Attendance at some shipyards is expected along with other team members depending on the scope of work.

  • Contributes to near-term innovation initiatives, as well as some involvement with R&D projects.

  • EHSQ:

    • Is responsible for delivering a Quality service to all internal and external customers.

    • Ensures compliance of the PXGEO Management System within their own team.

Required Competencies:

  • Detailed knowledge of, and extensive experience with, surface and subsea positioning operations and equipment. Familiarity with seismic operations is beneficial.

  • At least degree level in a suitable surveying, or related discipline or equivalent experience.

  • Good working knowledge of Navigation and positioning systems (Integrated Navigation Systems, GNSS, Acoustic positioning, Inertial Navigation Systems, Hydrography equipment, Motion sensors, etc...).

  • Certification to board vessels offshore.

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