Aberdeen Office Sun

Offshore wind fast growth business Rovco recruiting for 100+ specialist roles

May 7, 2024 Time to read:  min

Rovco, a leading provider of tech-powered offshore wind solutions, will recruit over 100 new roles across its Aberdeen and Edinburgh offices by the end of 2025. The influx of wind industry talent will support Rovco’s explosive growth and the deployment of its high-tech AI and autonomy solutions into offshore wind projects. 

Most of the roles will be in Rovco’s innovative hydrographic division, which spans wind farm planning surveys, seabed mapping, and UXO (unexploded ordnance) surveys. Rovco will be recruiting across several areas, including survey, engineering, data processing, and project management. Many of the skills required are directly transferrable from the offshore oil and gas industry. 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. 

Rovco’s solutions help to lower the operational costs of offshore wind farms. It automates and accelerates processes across all lifecycle stages, which has many benefits for the offshore wind sector: cutting inspection days by up to 50 per cent, replacing dangerous work, shifting sea-based jobs onshore, and improving the productivity of offshore workers. 

Rovco is dedicated to supporting the energy transition, through its focus on serving the offshore wind sector – the only services provided to oil and gas operations are in safely decommissioning assets. The company has grown rapidly over the past few years, with operations across the North Sea, Europe, Japan, Canada, and the US, working with some of the world’s biggest offshore wind operators. Its current valuation sits at nearly £200m.

Brian Allen, CEO of Rovco, 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.” 

This recruitment drive is part of Rovco’s broader plans for global expansion. The company has already hired nearly 30 new roles in the first few months of this year across its Bristol and Aberdeen offices in 2024. By the end of 2025, it aims to have hired for around 200 new positions globally, including 25 in the US to support recent agreements with the likes of industry giant Orsted, and 10 in Asia. Several new offices will also be opening across European and Asian markets. 

James Reynolds, Head of Talent Acquisition at Rovco, said: “We’re a leading player in high-tech offshore wind solutions, developing autonomous inspection for challenging environments and deploying innovations in crucial areas like AI. We’ve seen huge growth across our operations over the past couple of years, so we’re excited to bring in new talent to support and continue our growth.” 

Rovco is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates. For more information about Rovco’s job opportunities, please visit the company’s careers page. 

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