Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO)

February 20, 2022
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Job Description

Empregador: Valaris Limited

Localização: Luanda, Angola

Categorias: Engineering

Indústria: Oil & Energy

Descrição da Vaga: Job Summary
The Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO) operates the automated and fixed station keeping system of the MODU while on location and acts as Officer in Charge of the Navigational Watch (OICNW) while underway.
Due to the local nationalization plan, this position is open to citizens and residents of Angola.
Principal Duties and ResponsibilitiesReports directly to the Sr. DPO (SDPO)Operates within the company’s core values and in accordance with the Code of ConductComplys with the Valaris Management System (VMS), policies, procedures, and relevant regulatory requirementsOperates the dynamic positioning (DP) system under the direct supervision of the Sr. DPO and have an understanding of the principles of DP operations Monitors all control room alarms including DP system, VMS, and Fire & Gas systemsPrioritizies alarm response as necessary to maintain DP system operability by calling for technical assistance or additional DP room helpOperates and understands the Ballast Control System, Power Management System and Fire and Gas Detection Systems in accordance with the latest class-approved DP FMEA and Proving TrialsMaintains the vessel in a stable condition at all timesAssists the Sr. DPO in setting up the DP System operational parametersEnsures all DP System data is recordedAdvises the Sr. DPO, or Master/OIM, of potential position loss, malfunction of equipment or degraded situationAssists with preventive and corrective maintenance on DP equipment under direction of Sr. DPOUnderstands basic drill floor operations and their potential impact on DP OperationsEnsures effective communication with the drill floor, Engine Control Room (ECR) and ROV (when deployed) while connected to the seabedMaintains operational awareness and support Sr. DPO in planning DP operations to support the overall operational goalSupports management of the 500 meter zoneStands safe navigational watch as required and as instructed by the Master or Sr. DPOReviews and have a basic understanding of the vessel’s class-approved DP Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Proving TrialsPossesses a basic understanding of the SSOC, drift off calculations, and riser analysisPossesses basic operational knowledge of the data loggerMaintains system specific knowledge of DP System and Vessel Management SystemAssists with preparation and execution of rig move plans in accordance with Master’s Standing Orders and company proceduresMaintains nautical publications and charts as per regulatory standardsAssists in maintaining Voyage Planning report (transits/field moves)Performs emergency duties and responsibilities as stated on the Station Bill, DP Emergency Response Plan and vessel specific Emergency Response Manual.
Qualifications / ExperienceOfficer in Charge of Navigational Watch License STCW 95 II/1Valid Flag State endorsementValid Dynamic Positioning Operator certificateValid Ballast Control Operator credentialOne year minimum experience as certified DPO on MODU’s and preferably on same type of DP system; or two years minimum experience as certified DPO from other type DP vesselFluent English communication skillsCompliant with all mandatory DPO training described in the company training matrix.
DisclaimerThe 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.
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