Company: Transocean
Skills: Ships Mate / Officer
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Offshore Marine Group
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Job Summary
- Provide effective control over the vessel's marine operations with due regard for safety of personnel, maintenance of vessel equipment and protection of the environment.
- Provide marine support for the effective day to day industrial operation of the vessel
Job Description

REPORTING: Reports to the MASTER / OIM SUPERVISION: Supervises the 2nd Mate, 3rd Mate, Senior Dynamic Positioning Operators, DPOs, Crane Operators and Deck Pushers PREREQUISITES / QUALIFICATIONS: - High school diploma or equivalent. Work experience and demonstrated ability of oral and written communications may be substituted in lieu of formal education. - Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the marine aspect of the vessel - Basic computer skills - Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates for area of operation - Lifeboatman Certificate DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Operations/Maintenance: - Ensure strict compliance with local/international laws relating to the vessel's operation, and current environmental/pollution regulations - Authority I - Oversee the maintenance of deck, firefighting, life-saving, and lifting equipment, including vessel's exterior - Authority I - Ensure materials and equipment loaded on board are safely stowed, secured and labeled according to Regulatory requirements - Authority I - Ensure that the vessel is seaworthy at all times and operated in accordance with guidelines in the Marine Operations Manual - Authority I - Maintain safety and security of the vessel, watertight integrity, loading and storage of consumables, safe operation of supply vessels or helicopters or other operations within the 500m zone - Authority I - Partake in the daily operations meeting as the Marine department head with the MASTER / OIM and other department heads - Authority I - Ensure that the vessel is maintained within normal safe limits of intact and damage stability, shear stress and bending moments - Authority I - Ensure the vessel's navigational equipment is maintained, fully functional, and that testing and calibration is carried out in accordance with Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations - Authority I - Plan and execute the various stages of vessel moves and anchor handling operations between drilling locations and port - Authority II - Ensure marine/deck findings from regulatory agency inspections are closed out properly. - Authority II - Maintain the vessel's deck logbook, and other vessel documents as directed - Authority II - Ensure bridge watches are maintained in a professional and orderly manner with due regard for international law and the rules of good seamanship - Authority II - Understudy the MASTER / OIM and deputize when he/she is indisposed - Authority II - Supervise the 2nd and 3rd Mate's activities, perform the duties of a DPO when required - Authority II - Assist the MASTER / OIM during rig moves and anchor handling operations between drilling locations and in ports - Authority II - In relation to the vessel's trim and stability requirements, communicate with the Maintenance Supervisor regarding the disposition, loading, ordering and use of fuel, potable and drill water - Authority II - Capable of performing DP incident investigation - Authority II - Capable of planning, executing, and leading DP trials and drills including black out recovery - Authority II HSE: - - Incorporate the THINK process into all tasks, whether working alone or as part of a team - Authority I - Participate in the START process - Authority I - Ensure that subordinate personnel are properly trained in the START process - Authority I - Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) whenever an unplanned hazard or a change in the expected results is observed - Authority I - Ensure compliance with environmental protection requirements as specified by Company policies, flag state and coastal authority regulations - Authority I - Ensure that the Company HSE policies and other programs are communicated to and understood by all personnel - Authority I - Play an active part in the weekly meetings, FOCUS Improvement Program, and all other Company safety management systems - Authority I - Ensure that new arrivals receive a full safety briefing and induction on the vessel - Authority I - Ensure that a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained on board the vessel - Authority I - Assist the MASTER / OIM in all emergency situations and emergency protection responses - Authority I - Assist the MASTER / OIM in coordinating weekly emergency drills including monitoring and evaluation of the deck crew responses. Conduct after action reviews - Authority II - Assist in reviewing and updating the vessel's safety case in consultation with vessel and shore-based management - Authority III Personnel: - - Train new DP personnel and assess the skill level of new and existing DP personnel - Authority I - Ensure proper and relevant communication with all personnel - - Meet the training requirements according to the applicable training matrix - Authority II - Participate fully in the performance appraisal process ensuring marine personnel are evaluated in a consistent and professional manner - Authority II - Mentor, develop and train crew members to ensure that they are competent to work in their current and next job level - Authority II - Maintain discipline on board and ensure compliance with Company and regulatory disciplinary procedures - Authority II - Recommend promotion or disciplinary action up to and including discharge - Authority II -

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