Careers

If you’d like to further your career with Horizon, send your CV with a covering letter specifying the position you’re applying for to careers@horizon-geosciences.com.

Open positions

We have a vacancy for an Operations Assistant within the Geotech Operations Department of Horizon Geosciences in our Sharjah office:

The Operations Assistant is responsible for performing administrative and logistical support to the Operations team.

RESPONSIBILITY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND AUTHORITY

The tasks performed by the Operations Assistant include (but are not limited to) the below activities.

  • Monitor all offshore personnel, ensuring their training, seaman’s books, medicals & visas are kept up to date.
  • Ensure all project CV’s are regularly updated.
  • Coordinate with the PRO(s) for gate passes and customs clearing representative; maintaining the validity, ensuring a record is kept.
  • Provide clerical/administrative assistance to the Geotech GM, Drilling Manager, Principle Engineer & Project Managers).
  • Assist with preparing PO’s and invoice verification.
  • Ensure stationery requirements are provided when requested.
  • Arrange courier service.


Requirements:

  • Highschool or Equivalent.
  • Fluent written and spoken English Language.
  • Computer literate (MS Office applications, MS Projects)


To apply, please send a cover letter outlining your experience to date together with your CV to
careers@horizon-geosciences.com with Operations Assistant in the subject line.

We have a vacancy for a Proposal Coordinator within the Commercial department of Horizon Geosciences in Sharjah office:-

The Proposal Coordinator is responsible for acting on the enquiries assigned to him / her and preparation of the proposals. The Proposal Coordinator reports to the Proposal Manager and will be required to handle the bidding process from receipt of inquiry to project award.

RESPONSIBILITY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND AUTHORITY

The tasks performed by the proposal coordinator include (but are not limited to) the below activities.

  • Review the enquiry and ensure that Client’s requirements are fully understood.
  • Review scope of work, price schedule and other enquiry documents with Proposals Manager at initial stage and issue request for technical and commercial clarifications to Client as required.
  • Preparing proposals based on client requirements.
  • Liaise with various department heads to ensure proposal is in line with how the work will be undertaken.
  • Ensure all proposals are submitted within given client timeframe.
  • Follow up on submitted enquiries and request feedback on the proposals to assist in securing the project.
  • Assist Contracts and Proposals Manager in the contract review during the contract finalization, when the project is awarded.
  • Carry out Handover to Project Manager once the project is awarded.
  • Hand over the project to Project management team in successful award.


Requirements:

  • Degree (or Diploma) in any related discipline to the offshore industry.
  • Good time management, organized thinking and good communication skills are essential requirements for this position
  • Knowledge / exposure to the offshore survey and soil investigation industry, offshore EPC works and Marine industry
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role within the offshore industry.
  • Sound knowledge of MS office.
  • Fluent written and spoken English


To apply, please send a cover letter outlining your experience to date together with your CV to
careers@horizon-geosciences.com with Proposal Coordinator in the subject line.

Requirements:

  • Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Geology or Civil Engineering (with specialization in Geotechnics) MSc (ideally PhD) in a relevant discipline in a distinct advantage.
  • 5-10 years documented experience.
    Knowledgeable and proven history in delivery of ground investigations and subsequent factual and interpretive reporting both from a contracting and consulting position, ideally in a marine / offshore environment.
  • Excellent understanding of offshore investigation and design codes such as API, ISO and DNV.
  • Knowledge of proprietary engineering analysis software a distinct advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence to liaise with clients and engineers from other disciplines.
  • Excellent report writing skills with the ability to self-check and produce accurate work.
    Fluent in written and spoken English.


Tasks Performed:

  • To design and specify offshore geotechnical investigations for energy and infrastructure projects.
  • To monitor the laboratory testing schedules to ensure they meet the project requirements.
  • To interpret and use offshore site investigation data and be able to integrate results into parameters for detailed design of subsea infrastructure
  • To prepare ground models and undertake engineering calculations in accordance with recommended design procedures.
  • To carry out Pipe Soil Interaction (PSI) analyses for pipeline and umbilical installations, on bottom stability analyses, buckling and walking assessments.
  • To perform pipeline intervention design checks such as dredging assessment, crossing stability and settlements.
  • To prepare investigation reports, specifications and other deliverables for factual, interpretive and engineering reporting for offshore platforms, windfarms and other offshore facilities.
  • To perform Pile design and capacity assessments, Pile installation and drivability analysis, Shallow foundation designs for platforms, Rig penetration analysis, Mudmat capacity and skirt penetration assessments.
  • To aid the Principal Engineer to manage the resources in the Geotechnical Team to deliver the agreed outcome for geotechnical schemes.
  • To monitor the reporting work produced by junior members of the Geotechnical Team to ensure they meet the project requirements.


To apply, please send a cover letter outlining your experience to date together with your CV to
careers@horizon-geosciences.com with Senior Geotechnical Engineer in the subject line.

We have a vacancy for a Assistant Project Manager within the Survey Project department of Horizon Geosciences in Sharjah office: The Assistant Project Manager is responsible for the supervision and management of certain aspects of projects assigned by the Project Manager.

RESPONSIBILITY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND AUTHORITY:

  • Provide assistance to the Project Manager in project organisation and allocation of project resources.
  • Assist the Project Manager in conducting a project brief to the team including technical and HSE specific requirements and subjects.
  • Coordinate with relevant departments to ensure that the Health and Safety plans and project quality plans are produced specific to individual projects.
  • Ensure field staff follow the emergency procedures & report accidents / incidents.
  • Providing support to the Offshore PM/Team Leader and senior field staff.
  • Assist project manager in scheduling and tracking.
  • Monitor the performance of the project and provide project cost and revenue information.


Requirements:

  • M.Sc. of B.Sc. or Engineering Level in Hydrographic Surveying or related discipline.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in the marine survey industry.
  • Minimum of one year experience in project management.
  • Familiar with basic accounting principles.
  • Fluent written and spoken English Language.
  • Computer literate (MS Office applications, MS Projects).


To apply, please send a cover letter outlining your experience to date together with your CV to
careers@horizon-geosciences.com with Assistant Project Manager in the subject line.

To apply, please send a cover letter outlining your experience to date together with your CV to
careers@horizon-geosciences.com with CPT Operator in the subject line.

We have a vacancy for a Driller within the Geotech Division of Horizon Geosciences.

The Driller is responsible for operating the drilling rig and support units, the safe and timely completion of the drilled hole, and provides direction and leadership to the roughnecks on all drilling related operations. He will also direct and control the mud mixing and hole sampling and testing activities and ensure these operations are carried out safely, in a timely manner, and to a high standard of which is expected of all Horizon personnel.

Responsibility and Principle Activity:

  • Liaise closely with drilling supervisor on all drilling and sampling activities
  • Ensure the accurate recording of hole depth, including sample and testing depths
  • Ensure personal safety and the safety of colleagues in the work place at all times
  • Ensure to deliver clear and effective communications to all drilling personnel
  • Interpret, understand and respond to downhole drilling conditions
  • Liaise closely with project geotechnical staff to achieve quality of sample
  • Assign a specified task and delegate responsibilities to all personnel
  • Submit detailed and accurate requisitions and authorize at the appropriate level
  • Ensure good housekeeping practices
  • Responsible to report any unsafe acts or potential hazards and adhere to the stop work policy
  • Mobilisation and de-mobilisation of drilling rig and related equipment.


Desired Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the Geotechnical drilling industry.
  • Experience in working in a difficult and demanding environments.
  • Capable of working with people of different nationalities and cultures
  • Effective communicator and active listener
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
    Computer literate

Qualification of Master

The Company shall ensure that any appointed Master is medically fit, competent, qualified in accordance  with international  standards  to  STCW  1978  Convention,  as  amended  and  other pertinent regulations including the Company’s own requirements for command and at the time of assuming command, the Master shall be fully conversant with the SMS.

The Company shall determine that the Master is properly qualified for command by verification of his personal records and qualifications, personal interview and by any other appropriate means considered necessary. The Company shall ensure that the Master is fully conversant with the SMS by specifying a handover period sufficient for familiarisation and if practical by the issue to him of a copy of the SMS at the time of his interview. The Company shall ensure that adequate resources are available both ashore and afloat to support the Master in the safe and efficient operation of his ship.

Master’ Duties

The Master is responsible and accountable in various respects to owners, charterers, national and international organisations and the Company for the safe and efficient operation of the vessel. The Master has the authority and responsibility to implement the policies of the Company on board the ship and he is responsible for the proper management of his ship with respect to safety and quality requirements as specified in written Company procedures.

The Master’s specific responsibilities under the ISM Code have been detailed in Section 5 above, including an unequivocal statement regarding ‘Overriding Authority’ (5.1). With this in mind, some further responsibilities and amplification of those already detailed are as follows:

  • The Master is responsible to the Company for the safe, secure and efficient operation of the ship in port and at He shall ensure compliance with all relevant Codes, Conventions, Regulations, Rules and Laws that are applicable to the ship and his first consideration shall always be the safety and security of his ship, personnel and cargo. He shall always endeavour to plan, organise, implement and expedite all ship’s business in the most economic and practical manner  bearing  in  mind  the  Quality  and  Safety  Management  system  of  the Company, Charterer’s requirements, national and international regulations and Class rules;
  • The Master  shall  ensure  that  all  procedures  regarding  on  board  emergencies,  including threats to the environment, are properly implemented and where and whenever necessary amended and improved in accordance with the Safety Management Policy of the Company. He shall ensure that all safety, pollution prevention, emergency preparedness, security and health-hazard drills, exercises and training are properly conducted with comprehensive involvement of all ship staff according to the policies of the Company and in accordance with all other applicable instructions and international/national regulations;
  • The Master has the authority and discretion to take whatever action he considers to be necessary in accordance with Company policy, having due regard to the interests of the crew, ship, marine environment and his principals;
  • Company policy shall not in any way relieve the Master of his ‘Overriding Responsibilities’ The Master may depart from Company policy when justified and where particular circumstances so dictate;
  • The Master is responsible for the safe navigation and handling of the shi He shall ensure that passage planning, chart and publication maintenance, navigation-aid maintenance and all other applicable factors are executed in accordance with the best professional practices and in compliance with all relevant rules and regulations
  • The Master shall always be in charge during all ‘increased-risk operations’ carried out by the ship. In particular, mooring, berthing and unberthing, navigation in restricted waterways and similar situations plus any specialist operations in which the ship might engage
  • The Master shall ensure that all ship’s records and documentation are properly maintained, in particular the official logbooks shall be accurate and up-to-date at all times, particularly with respect  to   navigational   information   (courses,   speeds,   alterations,   positions),   weather conditions, emergencies and all unusual occurrences;
  • The Master shall ensure that all current Flag Administration instructions and bulletins are promulgated on boar He shall publish and promulgate his own Standing Orders and he shall maintain a daily night order book when at sea. His Standing Orders shall be explicit regarding situations when he must be called to the bridge;
  • The Master shall always be in charge of all communications made from the ship, in the name of the ship, whether by means of voice radio transmission, telex, morse-code, satellite communication, internet, signal light, flags or pyrotechnics;
  • The Master shall ensure through the Chief Engineer and shipboard management team, the cost effective maintenance and operation of all vessel machinery and equipment, while maintaining minimum down-time
  • The Master shall regularly communicate and work with shore-based staff of the Company to ensure optimum operational and navigational readiness and effectiveness of the vessel. He shall keep them updated regarding ship and voyage status. He shall also endeavour to maintain an ongoing, effective and productive working relationship with shore personnel
  • The Master shall ensure that voyage plans and the navigation of the vessel are designed and conducted to safely achieve an expeditious and efficient voyage at minimum cost to the Company;
  • The Master shall ensure that any cargo handling, stowage and transportation is controlled in a safe, secure and environmentally acceptable manner, with minimum delays or loss
  • The Master shall ensure that all calculations carried out regarding draft, trim, stability and longitudinal stress are properly conducted and that ship’s officers concerned with such calculations are competent in this respect;
  • The Master is responsible for the identification of all on board training He shall ensure that all Officers and crew are briefed and trained to satisfy job requirements, particularly those responsible for safety, security and quality matters
  • The Master shall ensure that within the framework of statutory regulations and the policies and instructions of the Company, constructive employee relationships are always maintained. He shall always ensure that the welfare and wellbeing of all personnel on board the ship are properly and considerately maintained at all times. He shall ensure that hours of work are properly and accurately recorded (see 3.29.3;
  • The Master shall take responsibility for all on board budgeting and expenditures and he shall ensure that all shipboard administration is carried out in an accurate and timely manner and in accordance with Company policies and instructions, international regulations and all other applicable rules;
  • The Master shall report to the Fleet Manager in matters regarding vessel maintenance and technical defect  He shall report to the DPA regarding all matters related the SMS of the Company and these may include technical matters already reported, or indeed other matters reported through normal management channels to any other line manager, if these issues are related to the SMS;
  • The Master is entitled to contact the DPA at any time for answers, explanations or support should he have concerns regarding safety and environmental management issues concerning his shi  In  particular,  he  must  make  representations  if  there  is  evidence  of  insufficient attention, insufficient resources and/or slow corrective action on the part of the shore-based support organisation.
  • The Master or his delegate shall carry out regular inspections of the ship, accompanied by the Chief Engineer and the Chief Officer. These inspections shall be recorded in the ship’s log. If the ship  is  engaged  in  special  operations  where  areas  of  the  vessel  are  given  over  to specialist activities and equipment, the responsible on board project manager shall also be part of the inspection team.


The Master’s responsibilities also include verification that specified procedures and requirements are being observed. Refer to Master’s Review – Scope (SMS Section 2.3.4).

Duties of the Chief Engineer

The Master and Company rely on the technical knowledge, management and expertise of the Chief Engineer in consistently maintaining the vessel to a good and reliable standard thereby minimising vessel ‘down time’ and avoiding delays on sea passage during DP operations (as applicable) or during the loading and discharging of the vessel. He is Head of the Engine Room Department and he reports directly to the Master. He has authority to assign engineer officers or ratings specific roles with respect to the Engineering Department’s responsibilities under the SMS and he may order, in consultation with the Master and the Fleet Manager ashore, spare parts and consumables for use in his department.

The duties and responsibilities of the Chief Engineer include, but are not limited to:

  • The efficient and safe operation and planned maintenance of all engines, powered equipment, fixed equipment, hull structure and fittings throughout the vessel in accordance with all applicable guidelines, rules and regulations;
  • Ensuring that  Engine  Room  Department  personnel  follow  safe  working  practices  in accordance with the Company’s SMS as defined by accepted working practices, International Conventions, Class, Flag and local regulations;
  • Maintaining critical machinery and systems in a complete state of  readiness to meet all emergency requirements;
  • Being responsible for the cleanliness, appearance and security of the machinery spaces on board the vessel;
  • Ensuring that Engine Room Department personnel follow satisfactory working practices to provide maximum protection to the environment. In particular, that precautions put in place for bunkering and for the disposal of oily waste are strictly observed in accordance with MARPOL;
  • Ensuring that Engine Room Department personnel actively participate in on board safety meetings, in accordance with the SMS;
  • Ensuring that  all  new  Engine  Room  Department  personnel  are  properly  familiar  with  all relevant procedures and that existing personnel remain suitably updated and trained in all aspects of their duties;
  • Ensuring the proper execution and correct record keeping of all planned and unscheduled maintenance in accordance with statutory and Class requirements and company procedures;
  • Ensuring that all statutory and Class surveys are properly carried out in all technical areas that are covered by such requirements;
  • Testing all technical systems on a regular basis and in accordance with Class, statutory and Company procedures;
  • Notifying the Master immediately of any defects that may affect the safety of personnel, the performance of the ship, or put at risk the environment;
  • Investigating incidents within his department and applying corrective actions as agreed with the ship’s Master;
  • Regular inspections of all technical areas, machinery and equipment;
  • Ensuring that all restricted areas within the Department are properly controlled;
  • To oversee the proper keeping of oil record books, engine log books and any other official technical records;
  • Ensuring that all Technical Department documentation including manuals and engineering drawings on board the vessel is properly maintained and filed and that all required reports are submitted to the Master and the Fleet Manager;
  • To provide budget input to the Fleet Manager as required;
  • Identification of items that shall require rectification during next dry-docking and to ensure that any with SMS implications are properly prioritised;
  • Identifying potential ship hazards associated with engine operations and advising the Master accordingly;
  • To bring to the attention of the Master any suggestions and proposals for changes with respect to the SMS.
  • Ensuring that all necessary spare parts for ship’s machinery and equipment are carried on board and that an up to date inventory is always maintained;


Minimum Qualifications of the Chief Engineer Certificate of Competency as Chief Engineer Officer in accordance with STCW 1978 Convention,
as amended and as required by the Flag Administration. He shall have minimum previous experience of two years at sea as Second Engineer Officer. The Chief Engineer shall be fluent in English.

Chief Officer – Ship Safety Officer – Duties

The Chief Officer is the Head of the Deck Department and the direct deputy of the Master. He is responsible to the Master for the safety, welfare and well-being of the vessel’s compliment and also responsible for all cargo operations such as loading, cargo care, delivery and discharging. His duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Master in all aspects of the implementation of the Safety and Environmental Protection Policy of the Company through its SMS;
  • Assisting and understudying the Master in all aspects of the operational control of the vessel as defined by the Company SMS, accepted working practices, International Conventions, Class, Flag and local regulations;
  • Where applicable, to estimate acceptable draft, trim, stability and longitudinal stress for every stage of the pending voyage, taking account of any planned discharges;
  • To immediately inform the Master, Company and the Charterers (if applicable) if calculations indicate that any proposed upper deck loading of the vessel cannot be completed;
  • Ensuring that the ship is properly secured for sea and, after sailing, to specifically ensure that the upper deck is properly secured prior to the open sea being reached. This will include hatches, watertight doors, anchors, mooring lines, and so on. Once at sea and on passage to ensure that daily deck inspections are conducted and that watertight doors, hatch accesses, covers, manholes and items secured on deck are monitored, particularly before the onset of bad weather;
  • To ensure that medical supplies and equipment are maintained at required levels and that all medicines are ‘in date’. The practical aspects of these responsibilities may be delegated to the Second Officer;
  • Being responsible for the exterior cleanliness, appearance and ship’s boats;
  • Keeping safe navigational watch including DP as applicable;
  • Assisting the Master during manoeuvring;
  • At sea, to liaise with the Chief Engineer regarding tank condition and soundings. On Company ships that operate a drill rig, the Drilling Supervisor may also have input on this issue;
  • Ensuring that Deck Department personnel follow safe working practices in accordance with the Company’s SMS as defined by accepted working practices, International Conventions, Class, Flag and local regulations;
  • Ensuring that  all  hazardous  work  carried  out  by  the  Deck  Department  is  executed  in accordance with the SMS and any specific permit-to-work requirements. He shall ensure that concerned personnel are properly briefed and provided with suitable personal protection equipment;
  • Ensuring that  all  hazardous  work  carried  out  by  the  Deck  Department  is  executed  in accordance with the SMS and any specific permit-to-work requirements. He shall ensure that concerned personnel are properly briefed and provided with suitable personal protection equipment;
  • Ensuring that Deck Department personnel actively participate in on board safety meetings, in accordance with the SMS;
  • To carry out the duties of Ship Security Officer and to act in accordance with the provisions of the ISPS Code in this respect;
  • To conduct the duties of ‘Ship Safety Officer’ and ensure that all SOLAS-related requirements are met. He shall have undergone formal Safety Officer training;
  • Ensuring that Deck Department personnel are clearly assigned their specific duties and they follow safe working practices as defined by accepted working practices, Company procedures, International Conventions, Class, Flag and local regulations;
  • Ensuring that Deck Department personnel follow satisfactory working practices to ensure maximum protection to the environment;
  • Ensuring that all new Deck Department officers and ratings are properly familiar with all relevant procedures and that existing personnel remain suitably updated and trained in all aspects of their duties;
  • Ensuring that all ‘upward feedback’ from subordinate personnel, and particularly that which concerns SMS matters, is properly considered and actioned appropriately;
  • Ensuring the proper execution of all planned and unscheduled functions of the department in accordance with all statutory and Company procedures;
  • Ensuring that all official records and documentation applicable to the Deck Department are properly maintained, accurate and up to date and that all required reports are correctly submitted on time;
  • Ensuring by co-ordination as necessary with the Chief Engineer, that maintenance of deck equipment and pollution prevention equipment is properly conducted;
  • Notifying the Master immediately of any defects that may affect the safety of personnel, the ship, or put at risk the environment;
  • Investigating incidents within his department and applying corrective actions as agreed with the ship’s Master;
  • Regular inspections of all deck areas and equipment contained therein;
  • Identifying potential ship hazards associated with Deck Department operations and advising the Master accordingly;
  • Ensuring that all necessary Deck Department equipment and spare parts are carried on board and that an up to date inventory is always maintained;
  • To ensure that the handling of waste materials on board is compliant with the Garbage Management Plan and in accordance with the provisions of MARPOL;
  • To bring to the attention of the Master any suggestions and proposals for changes with respect to the SMS.


Minimum Qualification of the Chief Officer

Certificate of Competency as Chief Officer in accordance with STCW 1978 as amended and as required by the Flag Administration. He should have suitable previous experience and have a valid DP Operator’s Certificate, as applicable. The Chief Officer shall be fluent in English.

Duties of the Electronics Technical Officer

The Electronics Technical Officer reports to the Second Engineer to whom he is responsible for the safe operation of all electronic equipment and systems on board the vessel.

The duties and responsibilities of the Electronics Technical Officer include, but are not limited to:

  • The planning and execution of all electronic work, as directed by the Chief Engineer;
  • The testing and maintenance of electronic systems associated with critical machinery and systems on board, in particular the DP system, instrumentation, electronic navigation systems and hi-tech alarm and detection systems;
  • The testing and maintenance of on board electronic survey equipment and systems;
  • The maintenance all relevant SMS records under his responsibility;
  • Ensuring that all electrical maintenance personnel follow satisfactory working practices to provide maximum protection to the environment;
  • Promptly reporting all irregularities, damage and non-conformities to the Second Engineer;
  • Bringing to the attention of the Second Engineer or other superior officer, any observed potential ship hazards and any suggestions and proposals for changes with respect to the SMS;
  • Ensuring that  all  electronic  work  for  which  he  is  responsible  will  be  of  the  necessary professional standard and executed in accordance with the SMS and any specific permit-to- work requirements. Furthermore, that concerned personnel will be properly briefed and provided with suitable personal protection equipment;
  • Ensuring that subordinate technical personnel actively participate in on board safety meetings, in accordance with the SMS;
  • The safe conduct of all activities in the course of normal operations and duties with particular care regarding the use of potentially-dangerous tools and equipment that must always be securely locked away/electrically isolated, when not in use;
  • Ordering electronic spare parts and consumables on co-operation with the Chief Engineer;
  • Ensuring that  all  necessary electronic  spares parts for  ship’s machinery,  equipment  and fittings are carried on board and that an up to date inventory is always maintained.


Minimum Qualification of the Electronics Technical Officer

Successful completion of an approved training course or apprenticeship leading to a certificate or diploma of qualification as an Electronics Engineer with a proven history in a marine environment. Successful completion of specialist courses for particular electronic systems on board shall also be essential. The Electrical Engineer shall be fluent in English.

Duties of the Second Officer

The duties and responsibilities of the Second Officer include, but are not limited to:

  • Keeping safe navigational watch including DP as applicable;
  • Ensuring that all navigational aids are properly maintained and operational. All charts and publications shall be fully corrected in accordance with the latest Notices to Mariners;
  • Ensuring that all navigational charts and publications needed are complete, in good order and updated before the start of and during the voyage;
  • To carry  out  passage  planning  in  accordance  with  good  navigational  practice  to  the satisfaction of the Chief Officer;
  • To take direction from the Chief Officer with respect to all cargo and on board equipment operations concerning safe loading, carriage, trim, ship stability, ballasting and discharge;
  • Ensuring that  subordinate  Deck  Department  personnel  follow  safe  working  practices  in accordance with the Company’s SMS as defined by accepted working practices, International Conventions, Class, Flag and local regulations;
  • Ensuring that subordinate Deck Department personnel follow satisfactory working practices to ensure maximum protection to the environment;
  • Ensuring that subordinate Deck Department personnel actively participate in on board safety meetings, in accordance with the SMS;
  • Ensuring that all new subordinate Deck Department officers and ratings are properly familiar with all relevant procedures and that existing personnel remain suitably updated and trained in all aspects of their duties;
  • Ensuring that all ‘upward feedback’ from subordinate personnel, and particularly that which concerns SMS matters, is properly considered and actioned appropriately;
  • Ensuring the proper execution of all planned and unscheduled functions of the department in accordance with all statutory and Company procedures;
  • Notifying the Master/Chief Officer immediately of any defects that may affect the safety of personnel, the ship, or put at risk the environment;
  • As directed by the Chief Officer to conduct inspections of all deck areas and equipment contained therein;
  • Identifying potential ship hazards associated with Deck Department operations and advising the Chief Officer accordingly;
  • To bring  to  the  attention  of  the Master/Chief  Officer  any suggestions and proposals for changes with respect to the SMS;
  • Under the direction of the Chief Officer to ensure that safety and life-saving equipment is properly maintained and ‘in date’ where applicable, and always in immediate readiness to meet all emergency requirements;
  • When a qualified medic is not on board, under direction of the Chief Officer, administers first- aid. All cases of illness shall routinely report to him in the first instance and he shall maintain medical records including the medical log book;
  • When a qualified Medic is not on board, under direction of the Chief Officer, ensuring that medical supplies and equipment are maintained at required levels and that all medicines are ‘in date’. He shall also conduct the weekly hygiene inspection of the ship;
  • The performance of other functions as may be directed by the Master or the Chief Officer.


Minimum Qualifications of the Second Officer

Certificate of Competency as a Navigating Officer in Charge of Watch in accordance with STCW 1978 Convention, as amended and as required by the Flag Administration plus GMDSS General Operator Certification and a valid DP Operator’s Certificate. He should have suitable previous experience and be fluent in English.

Duties of the Second Engineer

The Second Engineer Officer reports to the Chief Engineer, and as an Engine Room watch-keeper he shall be responsible for the safe operation of all engines, machinery and systems during his watch. He shall also act as the Deputy Chief Engineer.

The duties and responsibilities of the Second Engineer include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting Engine Room watches safely in accordance with all applicable working practices, Company procedures, International Conventions, Class, Flag and local regulations;
  • The efficient execution of the on board planned maintenance system for mechanical items, and non-routine repairs as directed by the Chief Engineer;
  • To conduct the testing and maintenance of critical machinery and systems on board;
  • In co-ordination with the Ship’s Safety Officer (C/O) to conduct maintenance of applicable life- saving appliances and fire-fighting equipment/systems outside of machinery spaces;
  • To conduct maintenance and inventory of all machinery space life-saving appliances and fire- fighting equipment;
  • To ensure that all housekeeping is properly conducted in all machinery spaces;
  • To promptly report all irregularities, damage and non-conformities to the Chief Engineer;
  • To bring to the attention of the Chief Engineer any suggestions and proposals for changes with respect to the SMS;
  • To conduct all on board oil transfer operations, including bunkering;
  • Ensuring that  all  subordinate  personnel  follow  satisfactory  working  practices  to  provide maximum protection to the environment. In particular, that precautions put in place for bunkering and for the disposal of oily waste are strictly observed in accordance with MARPOL;
  • Ensuring that subordinate Engine Room Department personnel actively participate in on board safety meetings, in accordance with the SMS;
  • Ensuring that all work carried out in the Engine Room Department is executed in accordance with the SMS and any specific permit-to-work requirements and that concerned personnel are properly briefed, tool-box talks are conducted where required and that personnel are provided with suitable personal protection equipment;
  • The safe conduct of all activities in the course of normal operations and duties with particular care regarding the use of potentially-dangerous tools and equipment that must always be securely locked away/electrically isolated, when not in use;
  • Ensuring that oil record books, engine log books and any other official technical records are properly maintained, accurate and up to date;
  • The assignment  of  work  to  subordinate  Engine  Room  staff  and  to  arrange  technical familiarisation and training;
  • Ordering spare parts and engine room consumables on co-operation with the Chief Engineer.


Minimum Qualification of the Second Engineer

Certificate of Competency as an Engineer Officer in accordance with STCW 1978 Convention, as amended and as required by the Flag Administration. He shall have minimum previous experience of two years at sea, as Third Engineer Officer. The Second Engineer shall be fluent in English.

Our expertise

Survey

Whether you are looking to install an offshore asset, inspect existing insfrastructure, acquire data for engineering analysis, chart the seafloor or extract samples we can support you with this and more.
Our expertise

Geotechnical

With our known focus on quality, health, safety and the environment combined with our flexible approach, we have established ourselves as a leading provider of offshore Geotechnical and engineering services.