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Operations Manager

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Operations Manager - salary negotiable

To be based in either Bristol or Edinburgh (candidate's choice)

Rovco has an opportunity for an Operations Manager to join our expanding teams in Bristol or Edinburgh. You would initially have 5 direct reports to assist in managing a team of up to 30 depending on active projects while growing the department to c.60-80 over the next 5 years. The role will include the management of all project and offshore operations related activities including supervising, and organisation of ROV, AUV and hydrographic survey work, people management, supplier management, scheduling & budget management, and ensuring your team's projects deliver to exceed client expectations.

This is a superb opportunity to join a private equity backed, fast-paced, rapidy expanding, dynamic company working in the subsea sector. Rovco is advancing the state of the art in subsea technology, with new 3D Vision and Artificial Intelligence technology that we are using to change how underwater work is done. We are offering disruptive innovative technology for the offshore renewable industry and also using this to create greater efficiency in oil and gas.

The duties and responsibilities associated with this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for ensuring that all Operations comply with procedures, contracts, legislation, technical standards & specifications, codes of practice and budgets
  • Manage the day-to-day performance of, develop and provide advice to the team
  • Take responsibility over the planning organisation and Rovco’s offshore operations
  • Support the recruitment, training and professional development of personnel
  • Support operations’ compliance with and further development of company procedures, rules and standards
  • Inspire and motivate staff on good safety practice and attitude - be a role model to others
  • Contribute to the production of technical & operational documentation
  • Provide professional advice acting as a senior manager within the company


  • 7+ years hands-on, in-depth experience of ROVs or hydrographic surveys
  • Experience within the offshore renewables / oil & gas / subsea industry as a ROV Superintendent / Operations Manager / Party Chief / Senior Project Manager or similar
  • A good understanding of survey principles and marine survey techniques
  • Ability to recognise and head off issues before they become problems
  • Previous experience remote managing subsea operations with multiple ROV systems and/or survey equipment
  • Management / Supervisory experience and the ability to lead, motivate and inspire teams
  • An effective communicator with a proactive and supportive attitude
  • Able to manage challenging situations and make decisions under pressure
  • A strong desire to improve our performance and the stamina to drive change
  • Experience managing budgets


What we can offer you:

  • A fast growth company that can accelerate your career
  • A capable team to help your delivery
  • Salaries that track market rates
  • Flexible working policy
  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays ) and up to 45 days off if hours are compressed.
  • Personal private medical insurance that can be extended to your family
  • Additional training and personal development
  • A team focused, inclusive culture

We want to hear from those that believe they have the potential to take their careers to the next level. You should have an active interest in your personal development, have a thirst for knowledge and a desire to achieve within your chosen field.

If this sounds like you please apply - we’d love to hear from you.

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