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For over 50 years, our pioneering world-first-engineering has supported our subsea partners to thrive in the toughest underwater environments, and grow sustainably with new capabilities.

Based in the North East of England, we’re continuing to grow. With a proud legacy, we deliver cutting-edge technology to help our clients achieve excellence underwater. Our robotics, engineering and technologies help the world to generate and distribute energy, to communicate, develop and evolve. Today we’re at the forefront of making offshore and underwater activity safer, more sustainable and more beneficial to people and the planet.

What happens next at SMD, matters most – and you can play an important part in our future. With a wide variety of roles, we hire diverse, talented people who are as excited about the future of our business as we are. When you become part of our SMD team, you’ll benefit from our legacy in the Subsea industry and help us build on it. We’re growing, and ready to deliver exciting innovations that help the world to build a better future.


  • Flexible, supportive & family friendly, people focused culture
  • Staff training & development opportunities
  • Chartership Support
  • Flexible and Hybrid working options
  • Generous pension
  • Range of optional salary sacrifice benefits
  • Rewards discounts scheme
  • Free Onsite Canteen

Our team is committed to delivering pioneering technology that helps our clients in many underwater sectors to carry out safer, more efficient, and more environmentally-friendly operations.


We strive on continuous improvement across all areas of our business building on our successful range of equipment and enhancing the service we provide to our customers.

We work together to directly address the challenges faced by our customers today, and in the future. As a team, we’re developing new frontiers that combine engineering, technology and data. The result is fresh innovation, and more sustainable operations that survive and deliver in the harshest environments, and reshape what is possible in subsea industry, research and exploration.

Our people, in all areas of the business, help us to deliver the technologies that shape a better future for SMD and our customers. Together, we make innovation happen and create a thriving environment for each other, our clients and partners.



Our culture is one that cares. We ensure that all of our people feel valued for their contribution to SMD, and the difference they make. We all play a part in delivering our future-shaping solutions.

We believe in open thinking and collaborating constructively to bring ideas to life. We take accountability at all levels for the work we do, asking questions and using our initiative. We believe we can do anything together, if we put our minds to it. This supportive team ethos, and open-minded approach allows us to enjoy the shared challenges and successes of our work.

The past, present and future of SMD.

50 years of SMD

In 2021 SMD turned 50 and to celebrate we’re releasing a series a short interviews with some staff members about their time at SMD. We’re kicking off with our Chairman Mike Jones and his thoughts on the past, present and future of SMD.

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