Rovco and Vaarst to bring on board over 150 subsea roles by end of 2025

UK-based providers of tech-powered offshore wind solutions Rovco and Vaarst are planning to recruit over 150 specialist subsea roles across their offices by the end of 2025.

Rovco unveiled its intention to recruit over 100 new roles across its Aberdeen and Edinburgh offices by the end of 2025 to support its “explosive growth” and the deployment of its high-tech artificial intelligence and autonomy solutions into offshore wind projects. 

Most of the roles will be in the innovative hydrographic division, which spans wind farm planning surveys, seabed mapping, and UXO surveys. Rovco will be recruiting across several areas, including survey, engineering, data processing, and project management.

Most roles will be onshore and based in Aberdeen, at the mid-senior level positions, with openings also available at the company’s Edinburgh office. 

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Furthermore, Vaarst, Rovco’s sister company, announced it would recruit 50 tech specialist roles for its Bristol headquarters as part of a wider national growth plan to recruit 100+ technology roles by the end of 2025.

According to the company, the influx of tech talent will support the development of its high-tech solutions using AI, automation, and machine learning to help speed the energy transition and keep offshore wind competitive. 

The new roles are in areas such as machine learning, computer vision autonomy, data, AI, and robotics software engineering. The majority will be mid to senior-level positions.

The recruitment drives are said to be part of the companies’ broader plans for global expansion. Several new offices will also be opening across European and Asian markets.

Brian Allen, CEO of Rovco and Vaarst, said: “Technology will be vital in improving the economics of offshore wind and accelerating the energy transition. Regions like Aberdeen that have a rich heritage in offshore oil and gas are well placed to benefit from this transition. We’re looking for people who are passionate about technology for good and can help us on our mission to change the economics of offshore wind.”

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