Chief Officer

DOF Subsea (Mount Pearl NL, Canada) 5 days ago

DOF Subsea is a leading provider of subsea services in all the major oil and gas production regions around the world. With world class ROVs (Remote Operated Vehicles), Survey systems, and a fleet of offshore construction vessels, the group combines expertise and technology to deliver integrated subsea solutions to the offshore oil and gas industry.

DOF Subsea Canada is currently seeking a detail oriented and client focused individual for the position of Chief Officer for a DP3 Construction Support Vessel with a 250T crane to work Offshore Atlantic Canada. We are looking for a motivated and hardworking seafarer who has the passion for a career at sea. A key to success for this position is the ability to collaborate with offshore and onshore personnel. If you are looking for a dynamic environment to learn and grow your career, DOF Subsea Canada is a great opportunity!

Tasks can include, but are not limited to:

  • Second in Command of the vessel;
  • Assists Master in emergency situations;
  • Assists Master in implementing Company policies and Safety Management System;
  • Acts as Senior DP Operator, Safety Officer (when appointed), Medical Representative and chair’s vessel safety committee if dedicated safety officer not onboard;
  • Act as Ship Security Officer (SSO) or his Deputy if so required by the Ship Security Plan;
  • Officer of the watch, directly responsible to the Master for Navigation and Bridge watchkeeping duties;
  • Ensuring logbooks kept updated in an orderly presentation according to instructions for log keeping;
  • Maintains stability and trim of vessel to ensure statutory criteria compliance;
  • Maintains adequate fresh water on sailing and liaises with ER whilst at sea;
  • Liaises with Chief Engineer to pre-plan tank rotation for fuel consumption;
  • Responsible for maintenance and service of all lifesaving, firefighting appliances and water tight integrity as required by statute;
  • Responsible for updating LSA & Fire Fighting Training Manuals with ship specific content;
  • Responsible for providing department specific training for new personnel in his/her department;
  • Member of the PEC Committee;
  • Maintains all lifting appliances, deck machinery, including certification, ancillary equipment and updating planned maintenance programmes in conjunction with the Chief Engineer;
  • Maintains fabric of vessel excluding machinery spaces;
  • Responsible for all garbage is handled in accordance with outlined procedures and recording;
  • Maintains stock levels of deck stores;
  • Ensures any deck cargo is secure at all times and organises cargo transfer operations;
  • In port, arranges vessel security arrangements, organises watch keeping arrangements and provision of safe means of access;
  • Responsible to follow up on own competence like relevant personal certificates, courses, medical licence and informing crew department of own training needs.


Education and Certificate Requirements:

  • Post-Secondary Education in Nautical Science (or equivalent);
  • Chief Mate Unlimited Certificate of Competency;
  • Dynamic Positioning Operators Certificate (Offshore Unlimited);
  • Ship Personnel with Designated Security Duties Certificate (SSO Certificate considered an asset);
  • Certificate of Proficiency General Operators Certificate (GMDSS);
  • Passenger Safety Management Training;
  • Marine Advanced First Aid and CPR;
  • Valid Seafarers Medical;
  • Valid Canadian Passport;
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats would be considered an asset.

Experience / Knowledge:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a deck Officer with a proven track record in the industry;
  • Previous experience working on a Construction Vessel would be considered an asset;
  • Possess a high commitment to customer service and safe working practices;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications;
  • A high-level knowledge of ISM, ISPS, Transport Canada, and all applicable legislative requirements for operating vessels in Canada;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Excellent communicator, both verbal and written;
  • Capable of discussing issues and topics of importance at every level;
  • Good organizational skills and ability to multitask.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. DOF Subsea maintains the right to request a criminal background check as a part of the recruitment process.


DOF Subsea is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting a diverse workforce and an inclusive respectful workplace.

We encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Priority will be given to Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and other Canadian permanent residents. Position is open only to Canadian Citizens and holders of a valid Canadian Certificate of Competency.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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