Team lead - jackup, geotech & metocean

Location UK-London
Requisition ID
Business Area
Oil & Gas

Local Unit & Position Description

The Noble Denton marine services arm of DNV GL provides a range of services to the Marine, Oil and Gas and Renewables industries.  The Jack-up, Geotech & Metocean team is located in London (two remote workers), with additional resources based in Houston, and subcontract resources in Singapore.

The purpose of the role of Team Lead of Jack-up, Geotech & Metocean is to lead and develop the Jack-up, Geotech & Metocean team, profitably growing market share in accordance with the DNV GL business plans. 

The Team Lead of Jack-up, Geotech & Metocean will be expected to supervise the execution of the team’s projects, nurture internal and external customer relationships, identify new work opportunities, coordinate the bidding and execution of services, develop a high calibre team to add value to the business, and at all times assure the highest quality of service delivery and HSE compliance to meet customer requirements within budget.


Key Accountabilities


  • To carry technical responsibility for the Jack-up, Geotech & Metocean Hub in London reporting to the Head of Advanced Engineering and Consulting.
  • To successfully deliver Jack-up, Geotech & Metocean projects for existing and new clients worldwide in accordance with international codes and standards and company HSEQ policies, ensuring the timely, profitable and consistent delivery and customer satisfaction.
  • Fulfil role in verifying and approving others work in a Project Manager/Project Sponsor position, and own technical work, to target a personal chargeable hour targets defined in the budget.
  • Support the Head of Advanced Engineering and Consulting to develop and grow the Jack-up, Geotech & Metocean business including preparation of tenders and proposals and successful negotiation of commercial terms.
  • Provide monthly updates to Head of Advanced Engineering and Consulting on all KPI’s, objectives and issues.
  • Provide feedback and support to the Quality and Technical Policy functions so that key processes can be kept up to date and continually improved.

Sales and Marketing:

  • To work with the Business Development team to build productive customer relationships and identify new business opportunities
  • To drive sales efforts with new and existing customers and seek opportunities for wider integration of services.
  • Support the sales pipeline to deliver EBITA and Revenue growth, making full use of Affinitas to track and filter sales opportunities.

People Management and Team Building:

  • Develop and maintain the technical capabilities of the unit and to mentor and help coach personnel.
  • Mentor reporting teams so that they meet targets for budget, cost, delivery and quality.
  • Determine resourcing requirements for projects, liaising with the Head of Advanced Engineering and Consulting to bring in sufficient skilled people to support their delivery.
  • Ensure that MIPs, career planning and professional development training is kept up to date for line reports.

Key Outputs

  • Ensure that deliverables comply technically with corporate procedures and international codes and standards.
  • Adherence to HSE and quality procedures.
  • Compliance with personnel procedures e.g. MIP process.
  • Timely delivery on budget of designated projects.
  • Pre-qualifications, Quotes, bids and tenders.
  • Securing new business and the identification of new business areas.
  • Coaching and mentoring team to build technical expertise.
  • CRM & Affinitas database information, project approval form requests.
  • Responsible for approving timesheets and travel expenses.
  • Project delivery and resourcing plans.
  • Project invoices and internal controls.
  • Customer feedback measurement.
  • Business performance reports.
  • Technical and Safety audit support.
  • Delivery of annual personal KPIs.

Position Qualifications

Technical / Professional Expertise and Qualifications Required

  • Degree qualified in relevant engineering discipline.
  • In depth knowledge and experience of Jack-up, Geotech & Metocean project work.
  • Demonstrable track record of successful delivery of technical analysis scopes.
  • Knowledge of industry assessment software (FEA, CRM tools etc) a benefit.
  • Understanding of the use of management accounting techniques.
  • Resource costing and pricing skills.
  • Contract negotiation awareness.
  • Ability to manage, develop, monitor, interpret and report on key commercial indicators.
  • Experience in training and mentoring of junior team members an advantage.
  • Capable to support senior colleagues at client meetings.
  • Excellent IT skills, adept in use of Microsoft Office applications.

Competency Requirements

Team Leadership:

  • Thrives in a people focussed role with ability to manage, motivate & empower others to achieve revenue and utilisation targets.
  • Takes initiative and ownership of team goals & financial targets supporting key sales.
  • Provides expert guidance and on-the-job training to team members on projects i.e. actively imparts knowledge to others.
  • Embraces new ideas and ways of working to facilitate change.
  • Effective communication & presentation skills, able to tackle the “difficult” conversations face-on with tact and care.

Team Engagement & Collaboration:

  • Proactively leads the team in seeking opportunities, in developing proposals and in delivering projects.
  • Initiates, facilitates and promotes collaboration between teams across departments /BAs.
  • Provides key industry or sector developments to the team with focus on offshore initiatives.
  • Engages in (weekly/monthly etc.) team meetings by providing insight/context on major opportunities / client meetings / key projects  as well as outlining key industry or sector developments.

Customer Focus:

  • Have regular meetings with existing customer network to grow existing services and develop new opportunities.
  • Expectation to network within DNVGL network for business development opportunities.
  • Demonstrate broad customer understanding and strategic fit of our service offering.
  • Ensures continued customer satisfaction leading to high retention and repeat work.

Foresight / Technical Delivery:

  • Understands, supports and promotes the achievement of NDms, O&G and Region UK strategy.
  • Foresees and manages threats and opportunities.
  • Is committed to innovation, embracing the need and drive for change to ensure a sustainable competitive business advantage.
  • Curious and solution orientated in daily work.
  • Engages actively with the market via social media, external publications, industry press or other media of relevance.

Company & Business Area Description

DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


DNV GL is the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry. We bring a broader view to complex business and technology risks in global and local markets. Providing a neutral ground for industry cooperation, we create and share knowledge with our customers, setting standards for technology development and implementation. From project initiation to decommissioning, our independent experts enable companies to make the right choices for a safer, smarter and greener future.

Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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