ROVOP appoints Roland Reid as new Training & Competency Manager

ROVOP, a leading supplier of subsea Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to the energy industry, has appointed Roland Reid as its new Training & Competency Manager.

In his new position, Roland will be responsible for the training and competency development of ROVOP’s trainees, including the company’s next generation of skilled ROV pilots.

Roland brings significant experience to ROVOP, having worked in the energy sector for more than 30 years in both traditional energy, such as oil and gas, as well as various renewable energy projects.

Roland joins ROVOP having recently spent 12 years at Subsea7 and brings a wealth of experience in training and competency management from his time spent in both the traditional and renewable energy divisions there.

Among other highlights, Roland managed the company’s functional offshore competence framework, which were developed to be in line with IMCA (International Marine Contractors Association) competence guidelines. Also, in conjunction with the Global HSEQ function, Roland was responsible for the development and implementation of HSEQ training requirements and leadership development scheme for operational management and supervisors.

Roland then spent the last couple of years contracting, notably with Seaway7, which focuses on offshore wind.

Roland was formerly a Member of the IMCA Training and Competence core committee.

Roland Reid, Training & Competency Manager at ROVOP, says: “I am delighted to join ROVOP at an exciting time for the business. We are investing in our ROV fleet and our people, and we are taking on an increasing amount of international work outside of Europe.”

“Training and competency is not just a box-ticking exercise – it’s important you have the right people with the right skills piloting ROVs in mission-critical work. Competency can be the difference maker when bidding for new work, and has a major impact on the successful delivery of a project.”

COO Paul Yeats continues: “We are investing heavily in the next generation of ROV pilots and engineers. Roland’s 30-plus years of international experience will have a hugely positive impact on our skill sets that are integral to the safe supply of energy today and tomorrow.”

“Our people already have some of the highest levels of experience across project life cycles in all sectors, which has contributed to some industry-leading performance metrics such as operational uptime.”