Company: Transocean
Skills: OIM
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
No location/work authorization restrictions found.

OIM Group
Transocean is focused on being the employer of choice for the drilling industry.
We are challenging ourselves every day to push the performance of the company through technological advances and passion for our work.

Job Summary
- Exercise overriding authority and discretion (PIC) to take whatever action is required to ensure the safety of the crew, the drilling vessel and the environment.
- Manage the manpower and resources of the drilling vessel to achieve optimum performance so as to ensure all operations are carried out in a safe, efficient and productive manner
- Actively support our customers in the delivery of their business objectives
- Ensure that all Company Policies and Procedures are communicated and understood by personnel on the drilling vessel
- Actively Promote Transocean's "FIRST" shared values
- Ensure proper and relevant communication with all personnel
Job Description

Reports to the Rig Manager

Supervises the Drilling Superintendent, Chief Mate, Sr. Maintenance Supervisor, Rig HSE Advisor and Radio Operator

- Valid Unlimited Oceangoing Masters License
- Valid OIM License/Endorsement
- Valid Ship's Security Officer License
- Valid Nautical Institute DP Certificate
- Valid Well Control Certificate per the standard defined on the training matrix
- Valid Medical examination and vaccination certificates for area of operation
- Valid GMDSS License
- Lifeboatman Certificate

- Master / OIM I: Recommendation from RM supported by performance appraisal with competencies to fulfill the role of Master/OIM.


- Oversee the planning and efficient execution of Well Construction (e.g. Marine, Drilling and Completion, SIMOPS) in coordination with Customer Representative and department heads
- Preside over operations meetings with Customer Representative and department heads (i.e. Control of Work meetings, Daily Operations Meeting)
- Ensure all departments properly conduct pre-tour and pre-job meetings
- Ensure that pre-spud meetings are conducted and that well related hazards are recognized and managed appropriately by the department heads
- Ensure the vessel is seaworthy at all times and maintained / operated in accordance with guidelines specified in the Company Management System
- Ensure the vessel is maintained within the limits of its Marine Operating Manual and normal safe limits of intact and damage stability, shear stress and bending moments
- Manage the monitoring of all on board equipment and systems usage, oversee testing and inspection of critical equipment and systems, ensure operational parameters and/or limits are observed
- Monitor the application of the Company Preventative Maintenance System program. Ensure that equipment and systems are operational by setting priorities on equipment repairs. Participate in weekly maintenance meetings
- Ensure the vessel's deck equipment, firefighting and life-saving equipment, lifting equipment are properly maintained
- Organize and supervise the activities of drilling, marine and maintenance departments and ensure drilling vessel-specific procedures are understood and observed by all personnel on board
- Exercise overall control in maintaining the safety and security of the vessel, watertight integrity, loading and storage of consumables, safe operation of supply vessels or helicopters within the 500m zone
- In relation to the vessel's trim and stability requirements, communicate with the Sr. Maintenance Supervisor regarding the disposition, loading, ordering and use of fuel, potable and drill water.
- Ensure all third-party service providers on the drilling vessel comply with Company policy and safety processes as stipulated in the bridging document
- Promote and maintain a good working relationship with Customer Representatives, department heads, and third-party personnel
- Ensure strict conformance to local and international laws including environmental regulations relating to the vessel's area of operation.
- Administer the vessel's class surveys and renewal of statutory certificates as required by Classification Society and statutory regulations
- Ensure Flag, Coastal and/or regulatory inspections are scheduled and carried out as required within acceptable limits to maintain compliance
- Ensure findings from all regulatory agency inspections are tracked in Focus and closed out promptly
- Communicate with the Rig Manager on all relevant activities regarding the drilling vessel's operation, well kill status and operational needs
- Plan and supervise the various stages of vessel moves and anchor handling operations between drilling locations and ports
- Ensure bridge watches are maintained in a professional and orderly manner with due regard for international law and good seamanship
- Exercise overall control in maintaining the watertight integrity of the vessel, loading and storage of consumables, securing of supply vessels, safe operation of helicopters, etc.
- Ensure materials and equipment loaded on board are safely stowed, secured and labeled according to Regulatory requirements
- Ensure that the vessel's required documentation is kept up to date with necessary revisions and re-approvals. (ex. MOM, certificates, class approved drawings, etc.)
- Ensure the vessel's navigation and GMDSS equipment are maintained, fully functional, and that testing and calibration are carried out in accordance with Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations
- Maintain the vessel's Official Logbook and ensure other regulatory required logbooks are maintained to flag and coastal authority requirements
- Maintain familiarity with the vessel's DP and navigation equipment, and be readily able to support DPOs when necessary.
- Manage the risks associated with loss of station keeping

- Manage the vessel's operation within budget guidance as issued by the Rig Manager
- Review all vessel-generated requisitions
- Oversee management of the warehouse inventory level to ensure compliance with targets while ensuring necessary inventory is available to meet operational requirements

- Act as Person in Charge (PIC) at all times and ensure personnel are capable of responding to emergency situations as designated on the station bill
- Incorporate the task planning and risk assessment process into all tasks, whether working alone or as part of a team
- Apply the START process during the execution of planned tasks and daily operations. Ensure subordinate personnel are properly trained in the START process
- Ensure personnel are trained prior to using the PTW process. Approve all tasks requiring a PTW through the Control of Work Process. Determine the appropriate Area Authority for the PTW. Ensure that PTW verifications are conducted as required.
- Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) whenever an unplanned hazard or a change in the expected results is observed
- Ensure that the Company HSE policies and other programs are communicated to and understood by all personnel
- Play an active part in the weekly meetings, FOCUS Improvement Program, and all other Company safety management systems
- Ensure that new arrivals receive a full safety briefing and induction on the drilling vessel. Meet and greet new personnel arriving on board the vessel to reinforce expectations as necessary
- Ensure that new arrivals receive a full safety briefing and induction on the drilling vessel. Meet and greet new personnel arriving on board the vessel to reinforce expectations as necessary
- Ensure that drills and exercises involving the use of all types of lifesaving, firefighting and other safety equipment are conducted regularly
- Ensure all lifesaving and firefighting equipment is inspected, tested and maintained - ensure readiness for immediate use
- Ensure that a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained on board the vessel
- Ensure that the Emergency Response Plan is in place for the drilling vessel and understood by all personnel on the drilling vessel
- Coordinate weekly emergency drills and evaluate the crews' responses. Conduct after action reviews and ensure that findings are communicated to the crew and lessons learned captured
- Ensure compliance with environmental protection requirements as specified by Company policies and Regulatory bodies

- Ensure compliance with the minimum manning level in accordance with Flag Administration International Maritime regulations and applicable coastal requirements.
- Verify that all seafarers hold valid medical certificates as required by Flag Administration
- Ensure all personnel meet the Company training requirements according to the applicable training matrix
- Participate fully in the performance appraisal process to ensure the offshore process is conducted professionally
- Mentor, develop and train crew members to ensure they are competent to work at their next job level. Ensure that a succession plan is in place for positions required by the Minimum Safe Manning Certificate and other critical personnel
- Promote the use of positive recognition and recommend promotion where warranted. Apply the appropriate level of accountability while maintaining discipline on board to ensure compliance with Company procedures that may result in discharge

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