Company: OSM Maritime Group
Skills: Safety Officer, Dynamic Positioning, Ships Mate / Officer
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Rotational Contractor
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Authorized to work in: US



Tasks and Responsibilities of Chief Mate/Senior DPO include (but are not limited to):

  • Responsible for the Navigation, DP or anchor operations in general during his watch
  • Responsible for the general stability of the vessel and as such for the registration of all deck loads and additional weights
  • Responsible for the supervision, training, and evaluation of all persons in the Bridge crew and maintains and administers discipline to vessel personnel.
  • Responsible for co-ordination of all deck, crane, helicopter and supply boat operations during his watch (While project operations are in progress, the above should be done in close consultation with the OCM / Superintendent and / or Deck Foreman)
  • Responsible for potable water checks prior to bunkering and correct chlorine dosing of bunkered water
  • Responsible to be familiar with manuals and procedures, which are applicable for the function, as laid down in the vessel SMS.
  • Ensuring the quantity and quality of potable water.
  • Ensuring compliance with and relevant revisions of ship specific manuals under the responsibility of the bridge
  • Planned Maintenance (PM), including spare parts inventory, for deck and hotel equipment when not covered specifically by the engineering department. PM activities and results must be reported to Chief
  • Responsible to ensure that correct PPE is in use by personnel under his authority
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with the vessel's Garbage Management Plan
  • Responsible for maintenance of deck and hotel equipment not covered by the engineering department
  • Sets watches, assigns jobs, approves overtime and ensures that assigned jobs are completed successfully by bridge personnel.
  • Completion, issuance and maintenance of McDermott HSE related reports and documents i.e. statistics, inspection reports, meeting minutes.
  • Monitoring personnel manifested to join the vessel to ensure they hold current prerequisite training for the designation.
  • Identifies maintenance needs, sets and revises priorities, and assigns maintenance activities.
  • Requisitions supplies necessary for the safe efficient operations of vessel.
  • Acts as the vessel's Response Coordinator with reference to the Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP)
  • To be familiar with, and capable of operating the vessel's GMDSS and other radio and navigational equipment
  • To ensure that adequate registration of deck loads is maintained during his watch.
  • Accurately maintain logbooks, the planned maintenance system and spare part control for deck related equipment
  • Assist with medical emergencies as they occur.
  • Participate in daily pre-shift meetings.
  • Act as primary Vessel Security Officer. Maintain Vessel Security Plan and conduct security drills.
  • Ensure current MARSEC levels are followed onboard
  • To be familiar with all Company procedures, including the Safety Management System, applicable to his duties
  • Responsible for refusing unsafe work and for carrying out all work in accordance with the established safety standards and work practices.
  • Taking part in emergency and occupational onboard training such as, the use of self-contained breathing apparatus, fire-fighting, man overboard exercises, lifeboat launching, security drills and/or other training as applicable for the function
  • Wearing, inspecting and caring for required personal protective equipment.




  • Knowledge and experience in the offshore industry with at least 5 years' experience in a similar Mechanical role
  • High school graduate
  • Mechanical Engineering Certificate
  • Fluent both in spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of DP Vessel operations
  • STCW95 Reg:
  • II/2 - Master,
  • IV/2 GMDSS,
  • VI/4-1 - Medical First Aid
  • VI/5 - Ship Security Officer
  • VI/2-2 Fast Rescue Craft (If assigned to FRC)
  • Nautical Institute Full DP Operator's Certificate
  • STCW medical fitness certificate
  • Minimum: 360 Days Sea Time documented as OICNW of which 180 days must be as OICNW on vessels engaged in offshore construction operations