Company: WorleyParsons
Skills: Barge Master
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Employment Type: Rotational Contractor
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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WorleyParsons are recruiting a Barge Operator for our TOTAL Project. This is to work on the Gryphon FPSO, UKNS

Job Title: Barge Operator
Location: Gryphon, UKNS

Rotation: 3/3
Duration: up to 9 months


Summary of duties:

  • Effectively communicate plant conditions and status to the Emergency Response Team in the event of an emergency
  • Participate as a member of the Barge Supervisor's team in delivering company performance against agreed targets
  • Direct responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of the installation's process control systems from the Central Control Room, including vessel systems power management; loading, storage & discharging of oil cargo; ballasting, trim and stability of the vessel; COW, tank cleaning, gas freeing for entry; Mooring and unmooring of shuttle tankers as designated by the Barge Supervisor; water management and gas process; metering; chemical injection and water emissions
  • Ensure vessel position and heading is monitored and any adverse conditions appropriately responded to
  • Maintain an effective marine and aviation radio watch, in co-ordinating in-field operations involving shuttle tankers, support vessels and helicopters
  • Monitor plant status and react to changes in vessel systems, and requests assistance from other departments as required, whilst maintaining focus on the protection of people, plant and environment
  • Maintain accurate and appropriate maintenance records and ensure that the data is entered into the appropriate information management systems
  • Maintains marine/process plant records, log sheets and equipment running data sheets, using appropriate management information systems as per Company procedures; recognises readings outside set values and informs the Barge Supervisor as required
  • Responsible for fault identification and initial investigation on control systems
  • Highlight defects, procedures, equipment and tools to the attention of relevant staff
  • Ensure necessary and timely preparation for activities is undertaken, including the issuing of relevant work permits
  • Prepare the correct inhibit and override risk assessments for equipment requiring maintenance
  • Under the guidance of the Barge Supervisor, responsible for completing verification assurance and routine activities. Isolation and preparation of equipment for maintenance
  • Liaise with other departments and contract personnel to ensure awareness of work ongoing which may affect the CRO's response to situations
  • Commit to company Competency System and undertake any training / assessments required
  • Comply with company procedures and ensure handovers with all relevant information are undertaken at the end of shift and mobilisation
  • Encourage good, open communication promoting ownership, engagement and adherence to company values
  • Ensure that the CCR is constantly manned


All candidates must have the following qualifications and certification:

  • STCW II OOW Qualification
  • Tanker Endorsement (Oil)
  • DP Operator
  • MIST
  • OGUK Medical


Ideally, candidates will also have the following experience:

  • Detailed knowledge of Topsides and Marine process systems, plant layout and controls, including their function and operation
  • Relevant knowledge of the Installation Safety Case, Cause and Effects and process systems with lead responsibility for monitoring plant conditions with respect to the PCS, PSD, ESD and F&G systems
  • Have sufficient understanding of process safety and major accident hazard management to be able to effectively contribute and influence business decisions impacting process safety
  • Experience working on a Tanker, FSO or FPSO previously