Position: Senior Dynamic Positioning Officer (SDPO)

Positions Available 4
Industry Oil & Gas
Location 1959 Upper Water Street, Suite 1301
Hourly Rate N/A
Salary N/A
Start Date 15th Jan 18
Contract type Contract
Reference ID 12765
Contact Careers NS careersns@puglisevich.com

Position details




REPORTS TO: Offshore Installation Manager and Stability Section Leader


LOCATION: Offshore Nova Scotia

TYPE OF RIG: Semi-submersible, West Aquarius



JOB SUMMARY: In charge of the vessel and operation of the DP system during his/her desk assignment and all other Bridge Equipment. Vessel Management System (VMS) and ballast/stability control when off the desk. Also in charge of specific safety equipment and other deck tasks as directed by SSL or OIM



  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Three to Five years as Dynamic Positioning Officer (DPO)
  • STWC ‘95/A/II/1
  • DPO Unlimited Certificate
  • Able to operate software applications as applicable to position
  • Stability III considered an asset
  • 3+ years previous experience in a role with 6th generation semi-sub drilling rig
  • Must pass Physical, Drug Screen and Background/Pre-Employment Screening Checks.
  • Complete competency requirements for current position and work towards gaining competency in the next position



  • Responsible for the safe navigation of the vessel and set up assignment of the DP position reference systems when on duty. Shall not leave the bridge unless relieved by another qualified person
  • Operate dynamic positioning (DP) equipment as per company and vessel operating procedures
  • Ensure the bridge and DP logbooks are maintained
  • Operate the ballast control system to maintain the rig in a stable condition at the correct draft and trim as directed by the SSL
  • Set up operational parameters for the DP system and ensure system data  is correct
  • Advise relevant personnel as per Well Specific Operating Guidelines (WSOG) of potential position loss
  • Referencing riser analysis create WSOG document for well planning. Ensure WSOG are followed while on location
  • Ensure that all defect and anomalies on any bridge equipment are reported to the OIM and relevant department heads. Maintain records of these and ensure that they are corrected
  • Monitor Vessel Management System (VMS) and fire/gas alarms. Take appropriate action.
  • Ensure marine publications and navigational charts are up to date and maintained
  • Ensure GMDSS systems are functioning, routinely tested and a log maintained
  • Ensure watch checklist, procedure checklist and bridge equipment checks are completed. Liaise with other departments, clients, supply boats, etc.
  • Responsible for monitoring and ensuring the safe transfer of fluids internally and between the rig and supply vessels
  • Ensure that approved rig operating procedures are adhered to at all times. Report all unsafe activities, situations, and potential hazards to supervisor
  • Monitor and control supply boat operations and any other operations within the vessel five hundred9 meter zone including ROV operations
  • Ensure there is adequate rig power and reserves for maintenance, current and forthcoming operations
  • Competent in the use of data logger and extracting information from it
  • Assist technical department in performing preventative maintenance on DP equipment as per company procedures. Ensure the system’s performance is not degraded by this maintenance
  • Competent in all DP and VMS user settings and their affect on operations. Able to adjust user settings for changing conditions or operations
  • Actively participate in safety, departmental, pre-tour, client meetings, etc.
  • Assist technical department in performing preventative maintenance of fire and gas detection equipment/systems in accordance with company procedure
  • Responsible for coordinating the permit to work system
  • Mentor, develop and train crew members to ensure they are competent to work in their current job positions and where appropriate coached and prepared for the next position
  • Conduct performance appraisals for subordinates. Recommend promotion, development or disciplinary action
  • Actively participate in the Safety Management Systems
  • Ensure housekeeping is maintained in assigned areas
  • Effectively use all safety and environmental tools employed by Seadrill (4-point check, OBS cards, PTW, etc)
  • Examine the rig floor and become familiar with rig personnel and operations
  • Complete training requirements in a timely manner as per Seadrill training matrix


It is the objective of Puglisevich to ensure employment equity within the workplace.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, and persons with disabilities having the capability, qualifications and experience to make application for this position. Qualified residents in Nova Scotia will be given first consideration in the staffing of these positions.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

To apply, please send your resume to careersns@puglisevich.com

Company Info

Company: Puglisevich