Ensco International
Middle East & Africa
6d ago


In anticipation of rigs being activated in our Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific regions, Ensco is recruiting externally for Masters.

Vacancies for these roles may not be immediate and are contingent upon rigs being reactivated. Successful candidates must be willing to work anywhere in these regions.

Job Summary The Master holds the ultimate authority onboard and shall take actions are required to ensure safety of the crew, protection of the environment and the MODU.

The Master leads and manages all Emergency Responses. The Master supervises the marine department and the Dynamic Position Control Room and Operators and in conjunction with the Offshore Installation Manager (responsible for all work / operations management).

The Master is responsible for the safe, compliant and efficient operation of the MODU. Principal Duties and Responsibilities Operations :

  • Responsible for the safety of the crew, protection of the environment and safety of the MODU through effective control of the MODU and MODU operations in compliance with international and local maritime laws and regulations.
  • Ensure that all MODU stability criteria are maintained. This includes keeping a detailed and up to date record showing all weight and location changes
  • Directly supervises and responsible for all MODU moves and station keeping operations.
  • Monitors all operations potentially impacting seaworthiness of the MODU; ensure all operations are in accordance with Ensco Management System (EMS) and maritime regulations
  • Ensure the watertight integrity of the MODU is maintained at all times
  • Ensure material and equipment are properly secured for all sea and weather conditions
  • Ensure safe helicopter operations are conducted
  • Ensure that all vessels that enter the 500m Zone of the MODU are capable of safely performing their assigned task
  • Reviews procedures for fuel loading and any vessel that may be secured to the MODU
  • Communicates with the Chief Engineer / Barge Supervisor regarding loading, storage, and usage of fuel and water to maintain MODU draft and trim within stability limits
  • Ensure navigational logs, all records, and all reports are maintained and submitted as required by Maritime Regulations and Ensco Marine Procedures
  • Manages MODU surveys and the statutory certification process to ensure compliance to classification society requirements and maritime regulations
  • Ensure that all navigation and station keeping aids and equipment are maintained to a high operational standard at all times and in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations
  • Ensure that deck or marine system maintenance to equipment or structure is kept up to high standards of cleanliness, efficiency, and reliability
  • Ensure that marine personnel are trained in accordance with Ensco Management System (EMS), and statutory requirements
  • Ensure Ensco and client training and certificate requirements are met and up to date at all times
  • Investigates all marine-related MODU incidents; reports root causes and recommends corrective actions
  • Ensure that proper Flag State licenses meet the Minimum Marine Manning Certificate
  • Ensure that the MODU meets or exceeds all environmental requirements regarding Air Quality, Ballast Water Management, Waste Streams and Sewage.
  • Coastal and Client requirements are of utmost importance

  • Direct Mentor for Chief Officer
  • Safety :

  • Responsible for safety of MODU crew as well as his / her own safety
  • Participates in MODU safety meetings and other MODU safety programs
  • Shows commitment to Ensco safety culture through personal behavior and willingness to influence others
  • Ensure the International Safety Management (ISM) regulations are compliant and that all ISM deficiencies are properly entered into, tracked and closed in the Data Base
  • Develops and implements Job Safety Analyses (JSA) and prepares risk assessments as required
  • In charge of the MODU and the emergency team in the event of a fire or other emergency; coordinates and participates in drills and exercises, including monitoring and evaluation of emergency team response as defined on the Station bill and by all maritime laws
  • Ensure that all required drills are completed and properly recorded
  • Performs all duties in accordance with Ensco Management System (EMS)
  • Ensure that the Catering Company (if required), complies with all Ensco Management System (EMS), and performance requirements including high standards for hygiene, housekeeping and meal quality
  • General Management :

  • Provides input to the annual plan and budget; monitors budget to ensure cost-effective operations; reviews and approves all marine-related MODU expenses
  • Provides required financial and operational reports and forecasts
  • Provides input and recommendations for the hiring, transfers, promotions, and terminations of MODU personnel
  • Ensure the roles, responsibilities, accountabilities, and performance measures of direct reports are defined, understood, and enforced
  • Establishes goals and priorities with direct reports
  • Establishes a system of accountability and monitors the performance of direct reports
  • Reviews performance against unit measures; establishes initiatives with the team to achieve goals and objectives
  • Assesses the competencies of direct reports, coaches, mentors, and works with them to enhance the required competencies
  • Develops and implements mechanisms to achieve effective communication, coordination of effort information flow, and learning with direct reports
  • Conducts and oversees performance and salary reviews of direct reports on a timely basis
  • Ensure a high level of productivity, teamwork, and employee satisfaction among the marine department crew
  • Ensure MODU supervisors are informed of any operational, maintenance, environmental, health, safety, training, and quality issues, and works with team or individual supervisors to develop and implement effective solutions
  • Ensure effective communication with OIM, Rig Managers, and other shore-based personnel
  • Keep written hand-over notes to ensure efficient and accurate transfer of information
  • Experience

  • Five (5) or more years working in the marine industry with prior offshore drilling experience preferred
  • Education, Training, Licenses and / or Certifications

  • Degree from a recognized Maritime Academy or University
  • Completion of all training and certification required by the Standards of Training for Certification of Watch Standers 1978 as amended for Master Tonnage vessels upon oceans
  • Certification as a Dynamic Position Operator with two (2) years of employment
  • Possession of Flag State document for the MODU
  • Must meet all the training and certification requirements which will vary by unit location according to local requirements and regulations.
  • Specific unit requirements will be found in local job specification procedures and guidelines.

    Minimum Requirements for this position

  • Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety regulations and all Ensco Management System (EMS)
  • Maintain Medical Certification as required by International, Flag and Coastal State requirements including Drug Testing Requirements
  • Technical Expertise as subject Matter Expert in the following subjects : Class Rules and regulations including MARPOL, ISPS, ISM and SOLAS, Stability, Watch Keeping, Navigation, Emergency Response including Management of Major Emergencies, Lifeboat Operations, Man Overboard, Hazardous Gas release, and Pollution response
  • Competency in the following subjects : Drilling Operations, Safety Observations, Lifting Operations, Marine Licensing, Dynamic Positioning supervision, and Catering Supervisor
  • Demonstrate and Promote Safety Leadership for the MODU Department Heads and team members
  • Encourage awareness and actively participate in STOP program
  • Must have the ability to initiate and promote Stop Work Authority
  • Must be willing to notify direct supervisor of any unsafe acts, safety violations or potential safety violations
  • Minimum Requirements for all Ensco positions

  • Commitment to Ensco’s high standard of safety and willing and able to comply with all safety laws, as well as Ensco’s safety policies standards and procedures
  • Able to display commitment to Ensco’s safety culture through personal behavior and willingness to influence others
  • Must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel
  • Ability to maintain organization in a changing environment
  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities
  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively
  • Must have excellent team-working and organizational skills
  • Work effectively alone or as part of a team on projects
  • Exercise sound judgments and make decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions
  • Maintain flexible attitude and approach towards assignments and successfully operate under ambiguous guidelines.
  • Able to maintain regular and acceptable attendance
  • Available and willing to travel to such locations and with such frequency as determined necessary to meet business needs
  • PC proficiency required - competency with Microsoft Office Software suite version 2007 or greater
  • Disclaimer

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.

    It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

    All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

    Ensco is an equal opportunity employer in all aspects of employment to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other non-job related factors.

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