Technical Support Engineer – Subsea Controls

Business Job Title Technical Support Engineer – Subsea Controls Job Category Permanent Reporting Level Operations Manager Location Kintore, Aberdeenshire Date Prepared 01/12/2023 Contact us or send your CV to: J+S Subsea LimitedSite 7, Tumulus Way, Midmill Business ParkKintore, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0TG

J+S Subsea Champion Local Community with Sponsorship of Neil Irvine from Ellon United and Luis Lopes (Duk) from Aberdeen Football Club.

J+S Subsea is delighted to announce its recent sponsorship of two local teams’ players, Neil Irvine from Ellon United and Luis Lopes (Duk) from Aberdeen Football Club. This strategic alliance not only underscores J+S Subsea’s commitment to excellence in subsea equipment solutions but also demonstrates the company’s dedication to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles […]

GUH Business Survey 2023

The Global Underwater Hub (GUH) Business Survey 2023 assesses the UK’s £8 billion underwater industry, focusing on the sector’s supply chain readiness for impending investments domestically and internationally. The survey, crafted by GUH’s market intelligence, serves as a crucial indicator, analyzing the industry’s demand, supply capabilities, and potential obstacles. Highlighted are the industry sectors and […]

Invitation to Global Underwater Hub to meet Gillian Martin MSP

Matthew Blair was honoured to receive an invitation to the Global Underwater Hub to meet with Gillian Martin MSP, the Scottish Minister for Energy and the Environment. It was an enlightening occasion during which they discussed the future of the underwater industry. We were truly excited to be part of such a significant conversation. Full […]

We are excited to welcome Vincent Goss to the J+S Subsea Team

Vincent Goss CEng, BEng, FIET brings a wealth of experience gained across a number of key engineering and management positions within the energy sector, spanning 25 years. Specialising in subsea production controls systems, product development, product lifecycle management, asset integrity management, operational support and customer success, Vinny is an exciting appointment for J+S Subsea. Vinny […]

J+S Subsea strengthen management team with internal promotion

J+S Subsea have strengthened their management team thanks to the internal promotion of Thomas Hutchinson to the role of Business Development Manager. This is a key appointment in J+S Subsea’s growth strategy and is part of an internal refresh which will increase operational efficiency. It is also a great example of the development opportunities which […]

Ellon United sponsorship extends into new season

As we move back into the football season, we’re delighted to announce we’re continuing to support Ellon United. J+S Subsea has extended its sponsorship of Ellon United captain Neill Irvine in an exclusive one-year sponsorship deal. Neill – a painter and decorator in the town – will continue to captain the team as the new […]

Worthy winners of Global Underwater Hub STEM challenge

Teenage engineers from across the UK came together recently for Global Underwater Hub’s 2023 STEM Challenge competition. And it was a team of six pupils from Charleston Academy in Inverness that eventually triumphed to lift the title. J+S Subsea was one of the sponsors of the nationwide competition, which promotes a career in engineering to […]

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Phil Reid Managing Director >>

Phil has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 25 years. He started his career with Kvaerner FSSL progressing through a variety of roles in subsea engineering, from manufacturing to leading some of their most complex projects all over the world. He worked with the original J+S for a period before moving on to Genesis Oil and Gas as a Subsea Controls Engineering consultant; during that period, he was seconded to Centrica Energy (now Spirit Energy) which led to a permanent role as Lead Subsea Controls & Umbilical Engineer for Developments, Capital Projects and Operated Assets. For almost a decade Phil successfully delivered Capital Projects from concept right through to project close out whilst also looking after the running of their subsea assets.

As part of J&S Subsea limited, Phil will oversee the day-to-day operations and grow the business both in the UK and globally. 

James Morris – Engineering Director

James’s career started when he joined the Royal Navy from school as an Artificer Apprentice. After a 5-year Marine Engineering Apprenticeship he served in surface ships HMS Glamorgan, HMS Edinburgh, and HMS Glasgow and at Rosyth as part of an engineering support team. 

Moving into the Oil & Gas Industry in 1992, over the next 26 years he gained a wealth of experience within large and small companies on operation, design and project management of subsea control systems and equipment. This period started with several years as a Project Engineer for a family run hydraulic services company Grampian Hydraulics followed by 5 years as a Support Engineer at Kvaerner Oilfield Products.  James joined RRC Controls Services ltd in 2001 before finally moving to J+S Ltd in 2010. At J+S his dedication and technical capabilities were rewarded with several promotions until becoming a member of the management buyout team. 

He has designed an extensive array of subsea equipment from basic cable penetrators to complete subsea control modules. 

James thrives on providing solutions for client’s problems. 

As Engineering Director, James will ensure that the company provides clients with timely, cost effective and technically sound solutions and services. 

Simon Smith – Business Development Director
Simon has worked in the oil and gas sector for over 20 years. He started his career as a planning co-ordinator for offshore development systems and has since been involved in both surface and subsea operation management both locally and overseas with Wood Group, Plexus Ocean Systems and Cameron’s before joining J+S Ltd in 2012 as a Senior Account Engineer. J+S Ltd then became part of SEA Ltd and the Cohort Group where Simon was promoted to Business Development Manager in 2019 before taking part in the management buyout of the Aberdeen based subsea division of SEA to form J&S Subsea Limited.
Simon initially studied Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Edinburgh University and later Engineering Design at The Robert Gordon University and recently became a Certified Project Management Associate through APM. Simon has experience with on and offshore support along with efficiency and safety control and has utilised this to deliver large scale projects for international clients in the energy industries.
As part of J&S Subsea limited, Simon plans to help grow the Subsea Energy business both in the UK and globally while championing a circular economy focus to help provide a better future.
Simon Smith

Matthew Blair – Executive Chairman

Matt Blair is Chairman of J+S Subsea which was formed in October 2020 through a management buyout of the Subsea Engineering Division of Systems Engineering and Assessment Ltd. 

With J+S Subsea and SEA for over 14 years, Matt has a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise.  Matt works closely with Oil company subsea engineering and production controls departments, supporting their subsea operational assets. 

Previously an Electronics Engineer with Ferranti Computer Systems Ltd specializing in sonar and command systems, Matt moved into hydrographic survey working with Subsea7, Tritech, and CDL before joining J+S Subsea.  

He is Vice Chair of the Decom Leadership Group of Decom North Sea and in that role has facilitated industry and academic studies on potential for reuse and repurposing of decommissioned equipment.   

Matt is seeking further opportunities to update and transfer Oil and Gas technologies and products into the Marine Renewables markets and help to develop the broader circular economy.