Offshore Installation Manager

The OIM is responsible for managing the offshore operations on the platform or vessel, including the health, safety and welfare of all personnel onboard. 

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  • Ensures full compliance with all mandatory procedures and regulations that relate to production operations
  • Oversees daily production/platform operation activities
  • Manages emergencies
  • Organises, supervises and delegates the activities of the personnel, so as to ensure the preventative maintenance, housekeeping and repairs are performed in a timely manner
  • Promotes and maintains a safe environment for all personnel, ensuring on-going development and training of employees and equipment is maintained to a high standard 


This role is vital to the safe and effective delivery of production in the Oil and Gas Industry. An OIM might be based offshore on a platform or vessel. This role is the most senior manager offshore and is responsible for dealing with any emergency situations. 


  • Extensive offshore experience at a supervisor level
  • Offshore survival certificate
  • Offshore medical certificate
  • Stand-in OIM experience where the individual has undertaken the role for short periods of time
  • OPITO standards for OIM
  • Evidence of career path within oil and gas industry e.g. technician or engineer, supervisory role

£55,000 - £75,000

£65,000 - £100,000

Manager role onshore, OIM of larger installation, involvement in commissioning or decommissioning projects.