DPO


Location: Offshore
Salary: Competitive
Closing Date: December 2020

At Stena Drilling we operate our business with a focus on our core values of Care, Innovation and Performance.   With a worldwide operational presence, we are one of the world’s foremost independent drilling contractors leading the way in offshore innovation and realise the importance of our world-class employees in the successful delivery of our safe, innovative, and efficient operations. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a DPO to join our team.  Some of the duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • P.O. and Junior Watchkeeper when vessel in DP and/or in conventional mode. Responsible for the safe operation of the shift and in charge of the DP Operation unless relieved by the Senior D.P.O.  Responsible for safe navigation and conduct of the vessel as a watchkeeper when not in DP.
  • Ensure that the DP watch is conducted in accordance with MTS & IMCA recommendations and in accordance with the Company DP Philosophy and/or client requirements.
  • Ensure the DP system is operating correctly and report any defects in accordance to the company’s expectations.
  • Participate in ensuring that all DP checks, trials and tests are conducted to the expectations of the company.
  • Responsible for providing full DP cover and watch keeping when the vessel is in DP mode also to include:-
    • Monitor and provide the relevant communication / information to the Marine Management onboard the vessel in respect to the DP equipment and DP operational issues.
    • In conjunction with vessel Marine Management prepare and assist in completion of relevant ISM documentation and logs as required.
    • Ensure all DP equipment is fully functional and fully maintained in accordance with the Company requirements.
    • Monitor and control all vessel movements whilst in DP. Closely monitor vessels position and DP status, paying particular attention to position maintenance, sensors, thruster response and performance and available power whilst operations are being conducted.
    • Maintain shift handover book relating to the DP operation / Navigational Watch and any system or weather concerns which may affect the operation.
    • Keep a close watch on the weather and make allowances for present and expected weather trends or deterioration. Inform Senior D.P.O. if conditions are likely to deteriorate sufficiently to abandon operations, differ from the forecast or that any unexpected weather may give reason for concern.
    • Monitor other vessel movements within the area, inform Senior D.P.O. should they cause concern and take whatever action necessary to safeguard the vessel personnel and structure before the Barge Master arrives in the Pilot House/Control Room.
    • Ensure all other navigation equipment is operating correctly. Prepare Pilot House for sea as required by statute and also report all defects.  Maintain Bridge /Control Room in seagoing condition and navigational readiness at all times.
    • Be responsible for the upkeep, updating and correcting of all navigational charts and nautical publications. Ensure corrections are up to date and navigational warnings displayed. Ensure vessel has onboard all charts/publications for the voyage and working location.
    • Assist with the maintenance of lifesaving and firefighting equipment as directed by the Senior D.P.O.
    • Be responsible for the upkeep, updating and correcting of all navigational charts and nautical publications. Ensure corrections are up to date and navigational warnings displayed. Ensure vessel has onboard all charts/publications for the voyage and working location
    • Liaise with heads of department over running of the vessel/routines especially areas which conflict between DP operations and vessel operations. Permit to Work coordination and administration.
    • Assist with any administration which may be incurred by the vessel, Company or client under the direction of the Senior D.P.O.
    • Assist with the maintenance of lifesaving and firefighting equipment as directed by the Senior D.P.O.
    • Respond to alarms and emergency signals. Initiate alarms and emergency signals in accordance with the vessel’s emergency response procedures. Emergency Duties as stated on the vessel’s Station Bill.

Suitable Applicants should ideally have:

  • A Marine Class 3 (Deck) Certificate of Competency
  • Unlimited DP Certificate and adequate knowledge and experience of DP operations.
  • Experience working with Kongsberg DP Systems, knowledge of FEMA’s and Sea Trials are advantageous.
  • Ability to problem solve effectively, providing innovative solutions, self-motivate but also work well in a team environment to achieve common goals.
  • Willingness to continue to increase and share marine knowledge.
  • Demonstrate high level of professionalism, flexibility and positivity.