Position: Chief Mate

Positions Available 1
Industry Oil & Gas
Location 611 Torbay Road, Suite 1
Hourly Rate N/A
Salary N/A
Start Date 25th Sep 18
Contract type Contract
Reference ID 13577

Position details




SUPERVISES: 2nd Mate/ 3rd Mate/ AB Seaman/ Senior Dynamic Positioning Operator/ DPO / Crane Operator / Roustabout

LOCATION: Offshore Newfoundland
TYPE OF RIG: Semi-Submersible


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


  • Valid Canadian (Unlimited) Master Mariner License, or STCW equivalent
  • Valid Canadian Barge Supervisor License, or STCW equivalent
  • Valid Unlimited Nautical Instituted Dynamic Positioning Certificate
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent 
  • Work experience and demonstrated ability of oral and written communications may be substituted in lieu of formal education
  • 2+ years previous experience in a role with 6th generation semi submersible drilling rig
  • Experience with Kongsberg K-Pos/SDP and K-Chief/SVC systems
  • Experience from POSMOOR ATA operations on semi-submersible
  • Knowledge of Anchor Mooring operations and equipment, AHV interface, winch operations and position/tension monitoring
  • Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the marine aspect of the vessel
  • STCW Ship Security Officer
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates
  • Valid GMDSS License
  • Lifeboatman Certificate


  • Ensure strict compliance with local/international laws relating to the vessel’s operation, and current environmental/pollution regulations
  • Oversee the maintenance of deck, firefighting, life-saving, and lifting equipment, including vessel’s exterior
  • Ensure materials and equipment loaded on board are safely stowed, secured and labeled according to 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,  sheer 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 Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations
  • Plan and execute the various stages of vessel moves and port
  • Ensure marine/deck findings from regulatory agency inspections are 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 and the rules of good seamanship
  • Understudy of the Master/OIM and deputize when he/she is indisposed
  • Supervise the 2nd and 3rd Mate’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
  • Operate and supervise mooring operations when required
  • In relation to the vessel’s trim and stability requirements, communicate with the Maintenance Supervisor regarding the disposition, loading, ordering as 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
  • Incorporate the THINK process into all tasks, whether working alone or as part of a team
  • Participate in the START process
  • Ensure that subordinate personnel are properly trained to perform START observations and monitoring
  • Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) whenever an unplanned hazard or a change in the expected results is observed
  • Ensure compliance with environmental protection requirements as specified by Company policies, flag state and coastal regulations
  • 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 vessel
  • Ensure that a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained on board the vessel
  • Assist the Master/OIM in all emergency situations and emergency protection responses
  • Assist the Master/OIM in coordinating weekly emergency drills including monitoring and evaluation of the deck crew responses.  Conduct after action reviews
  • Assist in reviewing and updating the vessel’s safety case in consultation with vessel and shore-based management
  • Train new DP personnel and assess the skill level of new and existing DP personnel
  • Ensure proper and relevant communication with all personnel training matrix
  • Participate fully in the performance appraisal process ensuring marine personnel are evaluated in a  consistent and professional manner
  • Mentor, develop and train crew members to ensure that they are competent to work in their current and next job level
  • Maintain discipline on board and ensure compliance with Company and regulatory disciplinary procedures
  • Recommend promotion or disciplinary action up to and including discharge


It is the objective of Transocean and 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 of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador 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 application to careers@puglisevich.com




Company Info

Company: Puglisevich