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Dynamic Positioning Operator

Puglisevich Crews and Services Limited - 26 Jobs
St. John's, NL
$98,708 - $162,000 / year
Posted 157 days ago This job may expire soon!


COMPANY/CLIENT: Puglisevich on behalf of Odfjell Drilling
BUSINESS ADDRESS: 611 Torbay Road, St. John's, NL A1A 5J1
CONTACT: [email protected]
REPORTS TO: Marine Section Leader
SALARY RANGE: $98,708.00 - $162,000.00 CAD
BENEFITS: Benefits Package Applicable (Medical/Dental Benefits, Travel Insurance), Foreign Service Premium (applicable when employee is travelling outside of Home Country)
LOCATION: Offshore Newfoundland, Canada
TYPE OF RIG: DP3 6th Generation Ultra-Deepwater Semi-Submersible, Hercules
ROTATION: 28/28 while in NL
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Contract, Full Time
CONTRACT: Short Term Contract; Estimate Seven (7) Months

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the vessel/installation's positioning and for the continuous on-duty scheme in the control room/bridge. He/she is also the responsible navigator and shall take the necessary navigational and reporting-related precautions as dictated by the rules of the sea.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Canadian Watchkeeping Mate (Unlimited) License or STCW Equivalent
  • Canadian Ballast Control Operator License or STCW Equivalent
  • 1 year experience as a Dynamic Positioning Operation on DP3 6th Generation Ultra-Deepwater Semi-Submersible
  • 1 year experience from Posmoor ATA operations on Semi-Submersible
  • DP Unlimited Certificate
  • GMDSS License
  • Structured and organized mindset
  • High level of integrity
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Must pass Physical, Drug Screen and Background/Pre-Employment Screening Checks


As the responsible navigating officer, he/she shall carry out duties and responsibilities as required of a navigating officer on independent duty. The DP Operator console in the main control room (bridge) shall be manned by a qualified DP Operator/1 Officer continuously during all DP operations. This means that the DP Operator /1 Officer must not leave the DP-operator console even for shorter periods of time. The DP Operators /1 Officers relieve each other at the DP-operator console about once every hour.

The DP Operator/1 Officer at the DP-operator console has the following responsibilities and duties:

  • Be well familiar with the limitations imposed in connection with dynamic positioning and well-related operations.
  • Be responsible for ensuring that the responsible driller is kept continuously updated on the status of the DP system as well as any planned and/or ongoing maintenance/repair that may impact on the DP system.
  • Be well familiar with the routines for emergency disconnect of the lower marine riser package (LMRP).
  • Perform internal notification in accordance with the document "Well Specific Operating Guidelines (WSOG)".
  • Be the area responsible and technical responsible for positioning according to the management system.
  • Maintain good communication with the Engine Room Operator, Crane Operator and ROV operator to be able to exchange any important operational information.
  • Keep the OIM / Marine Section Leader regularly informed about the operational conditions and consult them in the event of changes.
  • In the absence of the OIM / Marine Section Leader or if there is no time, carry out all required actions to safeguard operations and if necessary, stop or interrupt operations.
  • Ensure that the DP system, computers, reference systems and sensors are in good condition and are operated in accordance with the stipulated requirements and guidelines.
  • Maintain continuous contact with any vessels operating alongside the installation.
  • Brief the relieving DP Operator well, when relieved.
  • Fill in checklists, keep the DP log and make any reports, while at the same time keeping his/her personal DP log updated.

The DP Operator/ 1 Officer who is not at the DP console shall act as a traditional Ballast Control Operator with the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Be the area responsible person and have the technical responsibility for the control room/bridge as well as doing the continuous on-duty work in accordance with the marine operations manual.
  • Maintain control of the stability and draught of the installation by keeping a constant check on the contents of tanks, weights, and their placing while at the same time helping with the stability calculations.
  • Maintain good communication and assist the duty DP Operator when required.
  • Keep the deck log, including arrivals and departures of helicopters, supply vessels and standby vessels.
  • Be in charge of the daily maintenance and operation of the control room.
  • Maintain continuous radio contact with supply vessels and standby vessels from when they arrive and until they depart.
  • Be in charge of providing general information and information about safety exercises and emergency situations over the PA system.
  • Sound the alarm in connection with emergency situations and safety exercises.
  • Acquaint himself/herself and perform his/her duties in connection with emergency situations in accordance with procedures and the safety plan.
  • Be in charge of the continuous duty schedule in the radio station according to the GMDSS requirements if no other radio operator is present.
  • He/she shall not leave the control room unless relieved.
  • Observe any non-compliance and immediately report these to his/her superior.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all work is done safely and professionally and actively take part in safety meetings and other meetings.
  • Emergency duties according to the unit's emergency organization.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The above is intended as a summary of the key requirements for the position and is not intended to be complete list of all duties and responsibilities.

It is the objective of Odfjell Drilling to ensure employment equity within the workplace. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, women, and persons with disabilities having the capability, qualifications, and experience to make application for this position. Qualified residents in Newfoundland and Labrador will be given first consideration in the staffing of these positions.

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POSITION Dynamic Positioning Operator

LOCATION Puglisevich Crews & Services Limited - NL

EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Competition Number: 6066170
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About Puglisevich Crews and Services Limited

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For over three decades, Puglisevich has been delivering excellent candidates to local, national and international clients. Based in St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, we are uniquely positioned geographically to meet the needs of our clients.

We have the industry insight to recruit excellent resources in industry sectors such as, but not limited to, oil and gas, marine, office and commercial, IT, power and utility.

Our experience sourcing the best people for our clients helps to maintain their human resource levels at all times. We provide qualified staff when required; ensuring continued productivity and efficiency. We also understand the intricacies of navigating the hiring regulations and employee hiring processes in various international jurisdictions. Finally, we provide further resource service by guaranteeing all hires for thirty days.

We have a dedicated team of safety professionals that will help your organization attain and maintain standards of excellence in occupational health and safety. We have developed highly effective health, safety, environment and quality systems and practices and are always alert and proactive in meeting the diverse and changing needs of our clients. Through the development of accredited training programs we are able to deliver quality guidelines for effective safety standards. Our instructors can accommodate in-house or on-site training to accommodate any client's schedule.

Both our placement team and safety professionals are available 24hrs, 365 days a year because we know a resource need can present itself at any time. Our team is used to meeting the tight deadlines often required in the sectors we serve.