Company: Transocean
Skills: Ships Mate / Officer
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Brazil

Offshore Marine 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
- 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

Reports to MASTER / OIM

Supervises 2nd Mate, 3rd Mate, Senior Dynamic Positioning Operators, DPOs, Crane Operators, Deck Pushers, and Paint Supervisor/Blaster.

Pre-Requisite/ Qualification:

  • High School Diploma (U.S.)/ Proof of Completion of Formal Education or Relevant Craft Certificate (where applicable).
  • Successful Military Discharge - Preferred for U.S.
  • Graduate of Trade School or University where knowledge and training acquired are applicable to job requirements - Preferred.
  • Valid Unlimited Oceangoing Chief Mate License.
  • Valid Unlimited Dynamic Positioning Certification from a company approved accrediting agency
  • 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.
  • Valid GMDSS License.
  • Lifeboatman Certificate
  • Fast Rescue Boat Certification

General Requirements:


  • Promotes a Safe and Respectful Work Environment: Proactively promotes and Maintains a healthy respect for open and transparent dialogue between all levels of personnel, including Management.
  • Demonstrates care for the safety and well-being of all personnel, at all times. Invests in each person to provide equal opportunity for development and advancement of those qualified, to fulfill their career objectives.
  • Respects the dignity of all personnel and recognizes their merit.
  • Attend and participate in all required Safety and Operational meetings.
  • Participate fully in the annual performance appraisal process, competency assessments based on performance against Operational Discipline requirements.
  • Complete company training requirements for the Chief Mate job level as per the training matrix.
  • Full participation in emergency drills and respond to emergency situations as per assigned duties on the station bill.
  • Operational Discipline Requirements:
  • Disciplined application and participation in the Task Planning & Risk Assessment Process.
  • This is inclusive of:
  • Understanding and perform the roles and responsibilities as assigned at the pre-job meeting.
  • Understanding and recognizes the hazards associated with the task.
  • Understanding and effectively implementing the control measures required to mitigate identified hazards.
  • Execute all tasks and task steps in a disciplined manner, following the sequence detailed in the relevant procedures.
  • Recognize at risk behavior or conditions during tasks and call 'Time out for Safety' when unsure, or when the job does not go as planned.
  • Participate in After Action Reviews to feedback lessons learned from performing the task.




  • Report all incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situations to supervisors.
  • Actively execute work in accordance with Company Safety Processes
  • Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) when you do not understand the plan, when an unsafe condition is observed, or perceived, anytime personal impairment is recognized, when it's not clear what will happen next, or the hazards and associated risks for the task changes.
  • Comply with the company requirements to safeguard 'lone workers.'
  • Maintain a safe and organized work area throughout all tasks and on completion of tasks.
  • Incorporate the company risk management process into all tasks, whether working alone or as part of a team.
  • Apply the job planning process during the execution of planned tasks and daily operations. Ensure subordinate personnel are properly trained in the job planning process.
  • Ensure subordinates are trained prior to using the permit to work (PTW) process. Approve all PTW as designated by the Master/OIM through the Control of Work Process; Ensure all task steps and controls are understood and any other activities that may be affected are identified before approving the PTW.
  • Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) whenever an unplanned hazard or a change in the expected results is observed.
  • Ensure that the Company QHSE 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 a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained within the Areas of Responsibility.
  • Ensure that subordinates understand their roles as related to the Emergency Response Plan and are capable of responding to emergency situations as designated on the station bill.

The underlying expectation is that all duties are carried out in compliance with the Company Operational Discipline expectations and HSE requirements. When considering assignment of duties for the Chief Mate, the Supervisor and the Chief Mate will apply the rules of task planning to determine if the assigned role is appropriate. This means confirming that the individuals involved have the knowledge, skills, and experience to carry out the task, and the task plan complies with policy before they are authorized to proceed.

General Duties:



  • Ensure strict compliance with local/international laws relating to the vessel's operation, and current environmental/pollution regulations.
  • Oversee the maintenance of deck, firefighting, lifesaving, and lifting equipment, including vessel's exterior.
  • Ensure materials and equipment loaded on board are safely stowed, secured and labeled according to TOI and Regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure that the vessel is seaworthy at all times and operated in accordance with guidelines in the Marine Operations Manual.
  • 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.
  • Partake in the daily operations meeting as the Marine department head with the MASTER / OIM and other department heads.
  • Ensure that the vessel is maintained within normal safe limits of intact and damage stability, shear stress and bending moments.
  • Ensure the vessel's navigational equipment is maintained, fully functional, and that testing, and calibration is carried out in accordance with Flag State and Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations.
  • Responsible to carry out duties as per ISPS code as the Ship Security Officer and to hold the relevant certification.
  • Conducting security inspections and exercises at regular intervals of time to ensure that proper security steps are taken.
  • Make changes to the ship security plan if need arise.
  • Training of onboard personnel in ship security awareness when the persons have a role in Security Response onboard
  • Plan and execute the various stages of vessel moves and anchor handling operations between drilling locations and port.
  • Ensure marine/deck findings from regulatory agency inspections are fully addressed and closed out properly.
  • Maintain the vessel's deck logbook, and other vessel documents as directed.
  • Ensure bridge watches are maintained in a professional and orderly manner with due regard for international law, Marine Compliance Procedures, and the rules of good seamanship.
  • Understudy the MASTER / OIM and deputize when he/she is indisposed.
  • Supervise the 2nd Mate's, 3rd Mate's, and Able Bodied Seamen's activities, perform the duties of a DPO when required.
  • Assist the MASTER / OIM during rig moves and anchor handling operations between drilling locations and in ports.
  • 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.
  • Capable of performing DP incident investigation.
  • Capable of planning, executing, and leading DP trials and drills including black out recovery.




  • Promote and maintain good working relationships with other departments, third-party personnel and Customer representatives.
  • Ensure all Marine personnel meet the training requirements as per their applicable training matrix.
  • Mentor, coach, develop and train crew members to ensure they are competent to work at their next job level.
  • Provide leadership and motivation to the marine crews. Apply continuous improvement process.
  • Mentor 2nd Mate Senior Dynamic Positioning Operators and deputize when operations, security of well, and personnel safety are not at risk.
  • Participate fully in the annual performance appraisal process.
  • Apply appropriate accountability regarding recognition; recommend promotion or disciplinary action up to and including discharge.

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