Operational Planner
5 March 2021

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Position: Operational Planner

Qualification: 3rd level qualification in Engineering, or other relevant discipline

Location: M1 Corridor, Greenore, Co. Louth


XOCEAN is an ocean data company – we collect data for clients ranging from mapping the seabed to monitoring the environment. However, we do this differently, instead of using conventional crewed survey ships, we have developed a marine robotic system known as an Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV).


Responsible for the coordination of maintenance and project allocation of our fleet of USVs.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include:

  • Coordination of the maintenance and project execution requirements of our fleet of USVs. This includes:
‒ Determining human resources, equipment,
facilities, and materials needed to complete
USV maintenance on time, on budget and to a
very high-quality standard.

‒ Allocating work to the appropriate
budget/cost centre.

‒ Managing stock levels of parts and

‒ Monitoring performance to ensure works will
finish on time and within budget.

‒ Identifying potential risk areas and planning

‒ Identifying impacts of delays.

‒ Liaising with operations and engineering to 
discuss the progress of the project and address
any issues that arise.
  • Responsible for coordinating the allocation of USV’s to projects taking into account USV capability, logistics, servicing requirements. Prepare options for the Senior Management Team on USV allocation.
  • Produce clear deliverables and KPIs to communicate USV status widely across the XOCEAN business.
Requirements: Essential Skills / Attributes and Experience
  • 3rd level qualification in Engineering, or other relevant discipline
  • 10 years’ experience as a planner in a high technology environment
  • Strong ability to understand multiple constraints including commercial, technical and logistics.
  • Very strong organisational and problem-solving skills, clear logical thinker.
  • Very strong budget management and financial reporting experience.
  • Engineering background with good understanding of complex technical systems.
  • Excellent communicator capable of sharing complex scenarios within a wide team.

Desirable Experience

  • ERP systems skills (NetSuite preferred)


  • Applicants must demonstrate how they meet the essential criteria. Desirable criteria may be used for further shortlisting.
  • We thank all candidates for their interest, however due to very high volumes, only those who are selected for further consideration, will be contacted directly.
  • To be eligible for this position you must have a valid working visa / permit to work in Ireland.
  • Closing date for applications is 5th March 2021.
  • Please apply online and follow the instructions or submit your CV to careers@xocean.com.

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