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Basic Function:

The basic function of the position the diving superintendent is in charge of the planning and execution of surface diving projects, including the responsibility for the safety and health of the dive team; qualified to supervise other diving supervisors on multiple shifts. The Diving Superintendent may be designated in writing as the Designated Person in Charge of Diving Operations; a copy of the written designation MC-F-710-039 shall be available for delivery to authorities upon request.


  • The Diving Superintendent shall have a thorough knowledge of the system and relevant equipment, including related operational and emergency procedures. He/she shall also have sound knowledge of the MORRISON HSEQ Management System and MORRISON Diving Management System and relevant manuals. Additionally, the Diving Supervisor must have training or experience in the following areas:
  • Diving procedures and techniques
  • Applicable laws and regulations in the region.
  • Emergency procedures
  • Physiology as related to diving
  • Management of diving incidents
  • Proper operation and use of all equipment related to diving, including decompression chambers
  • Management of Change (MOC), Project Risk Assessments, Job Safety Analysis, and other key processes
  • Have successfully completed the ADCI Supervisor Exam and is in possession of an ADCI Certification Card for the appropriate diving mode.
  • Is certified as “fit-to-dive” if exposed to hyperbaric conditions.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • The Diving Superintendent is in charge of the planning and execution of the diving operations, including overall responsibility for personnel, safety, client liaison, ship deployment, logistics, maintenance program, work program, all diving and diving-related activities, and life support associated with the project offshore. Although all or part of the Saturation Superintendent’s authority may be delegated to another, in no way does this relieve him of his responsibility.
  • Maintain quality control of all operational activities in accordance with the relevant standards and specification, as required by the regional authorities, client’s representative, MORRISON policies and procedures and project documentation requirements.
  • Ensure that all operational activities undertaken comply with relevant legislative directives and are in accordance with MORRISON policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that all employees and/or subcontractors on the worksite implement the HSEQ policy.
  • Ensure that all personnel arriving on the worksite are fully briefed about the work program, dive systems, and operational and safety requirements and disciplines.
  • Ensure compliance with the Permit-to-Work System.
  • Attend and ensure that pre-shift meetings are covered at the proscribed intervals and a copy of the minutes is sent to the responsible MORRISON Project Manager.
  • Coordinate the pre-shift meetings with the Diving Supervisors
  • Implement any corrective measures and forward any lessons learned as defined by documented audits, inspections, or incidents pertaining to personnel, the worksite, and supporting equipment.
  • Report all incidents including near misses following the Incident and Injury Reporting standard.
  • Prepare or delegate the daily report as required by the Project Manager.


  • Association of Diving Contractors (ADC) accredited school
  • Successful completion of the ADCI supervisor exam.
  • ADCI supervisor certification card for the HeO2/Mixed-Gas Diving Supervisor.
  • TWIC, Safegulf, Rigger, First Aid and CPR, Water Survival.
  • Experience – 5+ years of diving operation in the following oil and gas industry; fabrication, construction, pipeline and interconnect piping.