Location: Norway

Employment type: Permanent Employee


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Published 06.05.2024

With experience and expertise from operations across the globe, we are proud to offer a state-of-the-art semisubmersible rig fleet and highly skilled crews equipped to operate in in the harshest environments. We have established our world-leading position in the industry through five decades of operational success in some of the most challenging natural environments on earth.



·     STCW Deck Officer Cert. class 4/STCW II/1 – OOW Deck Certificate
·     General Radio Officer certificate GOC/GMDSS
·     Unlimited DP Certificate
·     Systematic familiarisation/Competence Assessment(s) for position
·     Documented relevant practical experience from offshore/maritime operations
·     In compliance to the Flag State competence requirements
·     In compliance to the continental shelf requirements
·     Fluent written/oral English  & Norwegian language


The position Mate/DPO is the same position but has two functions depending if operating DP or not.

        General duties/responsibilities

Mate/DPO shall continuously monitor the rig’s alarm systems, position and movement if not on DP or PM, and weather/wave conditions and assist with stability calculations, as well as responsible for the operation of the GMDSS station.
Mate/DPO shall monitor all communications between the unit and onshore, boats, helicopters, etc. in accordance with the international regulations relating to radio communication.
Mate//DPO shall monitor maritime activity related to the unit and be continuously updated on positions of any supply ships, support vessels and helicopters and keep a log of same.
Mate/DPO shall keep control of work permits.
Mate/DPO shall be keeper of; Deck Log, GMDSS Radio Log and DP Log.
Mate/DPO is responsible for maintenance of equipment subject to the section. Shall also ensure that maintenance procedures are followed and maintenance program is updated.
Mate/DPO is responsible for continuously control of the installation’s stability (including the allocation of diesel, water and ballast), draught, anchor line tension, external forces (wind, sea and current), opening/ closing of watertight doors/hatches, monitoring fire alarms/gas detectors, the distribution of power consumption, machinery and equipment. New bullet shall assist the Stability Section Leader with daily updates of the load calculator.
Mate/DPO is in charge of daily maintenance, cleaning and operation of the CCR.
When opening manhole and watertight room, the Control Room Operator shall follow any specified orders/procedures provided by the Offshore Installation Manager/Stability Section Leader.
Mate/DPO is responsible for maintenance, recertification, delivery and training of users of portable gas monitoring equipment.
Mate/DPO is responsible for delivery/registration/training in the use of UHF’s and fittings, as well as sending any defect equipment ashore and procuring new equipment in consultation with the Stability Section Leader/Offshore Installation Manager.
Mate/DPO is responsible for ensuring that the duties which fall under this position are performed in accordance with procedures, checklists, rules and regulations.
Mate/DPO shall monitor the installation’s fire/gas monitoring system and shall undertake internal notification according to notification routines.
Mate/DPO shall ensure that current regulations and procedures relating to the unit’s stability are followed during daily operations.
Mate/DPO is responsible for ensuring that all radio equipment are used in according to current international regulations.
Mate/DPO is required to familiarise themselves with POB tasks as deputy for Nurse/Medic.
Mate/DPO is required to demonstrate knowledge of handling POB

DP specific duties/responsibilities

DPO shall continuously monitor the unit’s position and movement, as well as the weather and wave conditions.
DPO shall, when necessary, be able to take over manual control of the positioning.
DPO shall monitor maritime activities connected to the installation and be updated of positions for vessels and helicopters.
DPO shall communicate with ERO, Driller, ROV and Subsea in order to ensure safe operations. This includes the safe distribution of available power.
DPO shall update the DP logbook.
DPO shall carry out work in accordance with procedures, checklists and current regulations.
DPO is a continuous “standby position”. If relief is required the Offshore Installation Manager or Stability Section Leader should be contacted.
DPO is responsible for ensuring that the duties are performed in accordance with procedures, checklists, rules and regulations.
DPO is responsible for ensuring that the current provisions relating to the unit’s DP class are followed.
DPO is responsible for internal notification of positional changes in accordance with internal procedures and checklists.
DPO shall endure that the DP backup system is operational at all times.


Mate/DPO has the authority to:

·     Temporarily stop the work/activities that might represent a risk to the unit’s stability and safety systems.
·     Undertake the safe operation of communication equipment.
·     Carry out the safe distribution of available power in cooperation with the Engine Room Operator and Driller.
·     Mate/DPO is authorized to report any changes.


Offshore Installation Manager (day) and Stability Section Leader (night)


Stability Section Leader


Mate/DPO on the opposite shift or Stability Section Leader


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