Oando Plc is one of Africa’s largest integrated energy solutions providers with a proud heritage. It has a primary listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Job Title: Barge Master
Department: Rig Operations
- Ensure that all marine aspects of the rig’s operations are carried out in accordance to statutory and regulatory controls and guidelines.
- Supervise the operation of the marine department to ensure the safe and efficient running of the rig.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Monitor the weather conditions and rig motions – advise OIM on conditions likely to affect drilling operations and seaworthiness of the rig. Authority I
- Ensure that accurate calculation of load distribution and weights for daily stability reports are maintained. Authority I
- Coordinate all helicopter and supply boats traffic supervise movement of materials and personnel to and from the rig. Authority I
- Ensure all navigation equipment is properly maintained and ready for use at all times. Authority I
- Monitor quantities of expendables such as fuel, potable water, drill water et cetera. Authority I
- Ensure that cranes are in safe working condition. Authority I
- Ensure all safety equipment, including lifeboats and fire-fighting equipment is maintained in a state of operational readiness at all times. Authority I
- Actively participate in the daily operations meeting with the OIM and other rig department heads. Authority I
- Operate and maintain the bulk system as required. Authority II
- Supervise tests on fire fighting equipment, obstacle lighting and audible signals. Authority II
- Ensure all lifting gears are inspected and certified, correctly color coded, maintained, and stowed properly. Authority II
- Prepare and supervise rig move plans, anchor patterns, and associated mobilization preparations.Authority II
- For jack up rigs, prepare the pre-load calculations and carry out jacking operations taking note of weather and sea conditions. Authority II
- Ensure that daily marine logs are accurate and completed. Forward copies of these reports to the shore-base office. Authority II
- Ensure that all Flag State, Classification Society, statutory regulation, and minimum manning requirements are complied with. Authority II
- Coordinate and supervise periodic inspections of the rig’s structure, including hull compartments and critical joints. Authority II
- Assist in the effective management of the Preventive Maintenance System and ensure all records are properly maintained. Authority II
- Supervise the operation and maintenance of pollution control system. Authority II
- Prepare Job Safety Analysis for hazardous marine operations. Authority I
- Ensure that the Company QHSE policies and other programs are communicated to and understood by all rig personnel. Authority I
- Play an active part in the weekly meetings, Quality Improvement Plan program, and all other Company safety management systems. Authority I
- Review, understand and become familiar with the rig’s safety case. Authority I
- Ensure new arrivals receive a full safety briefing and induction on the rig. Authority I
- Ensure a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained onboard the rig. Authority I
- Coordinate weekly emergency drills along with monitoring and evaluating the deck crew responses. Authority II
- Perform assigned duties during emergency situations and emergency protection responses as designated on the station bill. Authority II
- Meets the training requirements as per the applicable training matrix Authority I
- Mentor, develop and train crew members to ensure they are competent to work at their next job level. Authority II
- Ensure proper and relevant communication with all personnel. Authority I
- Conduct on the job (OJT) training for subordinates. Authority I
- Maintain discipline onboard and ensure compliance with Company and regulatory disciplinary procedures. Authority I
- Ensure all marine department personnel receive annual performance appraisal. Recommend promotion or disciplinary action up to and including discharge. Authority I
Definition of Decision Making Authority:
Authority I: To act.
Authority II: To act but inform supervisor and/or other interested parties.
Authority III: To obtain supervisor’s approval before acting.
Note: The above is not a complete list of duties but a guide as tasks and objectives can change on needs.
Prerequisites / Qualifications:
- High school diploma or equivalent. Work experience and demonstrated ability of oral and written communications may be substituted in lieu of formal education.
- Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the marine aspect of the drilling unit.
- Basic computer skills.
- Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates.