Barge Supervisor
Ensco International
Middle East & Africa
25d ago


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

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

Job Summary Head of the Marine Department and responsible for all marine aspects of the operation. This includes crew’s safety, pollution prevention, all Lifting equipment, lifesaving equipment maintenance, marine equipment maintenance, vessel stability, payroll, MODU Deck and Marine Maintenance, supervision of Helideck Team and Crane Crews, supervision of Control Room personnel and safe operations of the MODU.

Assist the Master / OIM in their duties (including rig moves), compliance with Class, Flag State and Coastal State rules, regulations and requirements.

Responsible for ensuring compliance with Ensco’s safety and operational policies, standards and procedures. Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Head of the Marine Department and Crew
  • Assists in ensuring the safety of the crews, protection of the environment and safety of the MODU. Responsible for his / her own safety
  • Participates as an ERT member in the event of a fire or other emergency; participates in drills and exercises, including monitoring and evaluation of emergency team response as defined on the Station Bill and by all maritime laws.
  • Ensures that all required drills are properly recorded

  • Ensure that Daily Stability calculations are performed and that all MODU stability criteria are maintained. This includes keeping a detailed and up to date record showing all Lightship and Daily weight and location changes
  • Attend and participate in all pre-tour, post tour and weekly safety meetings
  • Responsible for assisting the OIM in the operation of the MODU in accordance with Ensco Management System (EMS), Contractor’s requirements and International Regulations
  • Ensure MODU is safely navigated and operated in accordance with the Ensco Management System (EMS) and rig move guidance procedure
  • Ensure weather forecasts are available and assist in conducting proper interpretations in order to take actions to minimize any risk to MODU operations
  • Document and implement the established planned preventative maintenance and repair procedures for the MODU’s hull, superstructure, and all associated equipment
  • Maintain documentation of the safe working procedures for the Marine department
  • Ensure Marine / Deck / Crane Department personnel are aware of all job related hazards
  • Responsible for the proper maintenance of all Life Saving Equipment (Life Boats, Life Rings, Life Vests, Life Rafts, Rescue Boat
  • Responsible to review assigned tasks have been properly completed by subordinates
  • Ensure a smooth transition during Marine Department crew change
  • Keep electronic hand-over notes to ensure efficient and accurate transfer of information
  • Supervise all loading / unloading and transfer of personnel, supplies and equipment
  • Ensure that all lifting equipment and pressure vessels are maintained, inspected, tested, certified and recorded based on Statuary Regulations, Class and Company requirements
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the MODU’s communication systems
  • Assesses the competencies of direct reports, coaches, mentors, and works with them to enhance required competencies. Conducts performance reviews of direct reports
  • Be familiar with the responsibilities of the OIM in the event that the OIM is unavailable or otherwise indisposed
  • Ensure a Lifting Gear Register as per Ensco Policy is maintained
  • 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
  • Experience

  • Previous experience as a Barge Supervisor on a Jackup or Four (4) years or more in a maintenance role offshore
  • Education, Training, Licenses and / or Certifications

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required
  • 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

  • Demonstrate and conduct behavior in line with Ensco vision and core values, and Ensco Management System (EMS)
  • Demonstrates understanding and is proactive regarding STOP program objectives
  • 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
  • Physically capable of performing Emergency Response team Duties as per MODU Station Bill
  • Demonstrate and Promote Safety Leadership for the MODU Department Heads and team members
  • Good communication abilities, strong leadership, team building, and interpersonal skills
  • Must practice conflict resolution skills and be able to diplomatically handle confrontation
  • 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)
  • Must be extremely organized, capable of multi-tasking, and willing to adjust schedule to MODU operational needs
  • Ensure compliance with Class, Coastal State and Flag State rules and regulations
  • Physically capable of performing emergency procedures including evacuations, fire drills, and other Emergencies. Maintain Medical Certification as required by International, Flag and Coastal State requirements including Drug Testing Requirements
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Software and People Soft
  • Technical Expertise as Subject Matter Expert in the following subjects : Marine Operations, Lifting Operations, Safety Observations, Marine Equipment Maintenance, Life Saving / Fire Fighting equipment maintenance, Emergency Response including Management of Major Emergencies, Lifeboat Operations, Man Overboard, Hazardous Gas release, and Pollution response and Stability
  • Competency in the following subjects : Class Rules and regulations including MARPOL, ISPS, STCW and ISM, Marine Regulations and Drilling Operations, Navigation, Marine Licensing, and Control Room Operations
  • 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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