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JOB TITLE:                Marine Section Leader


REPORTING TO:     Offshore Installation Manager


LOCATION:           Offshore




Act as a Deputy of the Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) and overall responsible for the safe and efficient execution of all marine activities.




Responsible for/ensure:

·         Compliance with the Seadrill Code of Conduct.

·         Compliance with applicable internal and external governing requirements.

·         That any operations do not exceed the limitations of the unit or its equipment.

·         Daily detailed planning is conducted for all upcoming operations.

·         Good and clear communications with all involved parties

·         That marine equipment certification at all times is valid and available onboard.

·         Safe and efficient marine operations according to plan/program.

·         Compliance with Seadrill training, certification and competence requirements.

·         That all relevant personnel are adequately trained in handling emergencies.

·         That all emergency equipment is in good condition and configured as required.

·         Non-compliances are promptly acted on and reported to the direct supervisor.

·         Training and competence assessments as assigned and/or required are performed.

·         Compliance with the standard for tidiness and cleanness.

·         Assume the safety role as per station bill and emergency preparedness plan.




Responsible for/ensure:

·         Managing the marine department.

·         Budgetary control of the department.

·         All relevant governing documents are adhered to by direct reports.

·         All relevant governing documents are revised as and when required.

·         Stability and ballast operations are conducted according to requirements.

·         That clear daily operational guidelines are provided to all direct reports.

·         Visible leadership by spending time in the field and monitoring daily operations.

·         Operational progress is reported to the Rig Manager and OIM as required.

·         Required logbooks are maintained and updated as per requirements.

·         Active participation in meeting activities.

·         Subordinates are trained to fill higher positions.

·         Other duties are performed as required and/or directed by his/her direct supervisor.




Responsible for/ensure:

·         That the marine equipment is maintained and maintenance is recorded.

·         Sufficient stock of marine equipment spare parts and materials is maintained.

·         Equipment is prepared for future marine operations.







·         Comply with all international and local maritime laws and class regulations to ensure the safety of the vessel and protection of the environment. 

·         Oversee supply boat operations within the rig’s five hundred metre zone when on duty

·         Responsible for keeping a record of light ship corrections of all structure / weights installed onboard or removed after date of delivery

·         Manage the inspection, testing and maintenance of lifesaving, firefighting and other safety equipment

·         Ensure materials and equipment loaded onboard are safely stowed, secured and labeled according to Regulatory requirements

·         Perform and document all stability and load calculations as per Company procedure

·         Assist in reviewing and updating the vessel’s safety case in consultation with the vessel and shore-based management teams

·         Responsible for emergency training onboard.  Conduct drills and exercises involving the use of all types of lifesaving, firefighting and other safety equipment. Evaluate deck crew responses

·         Assists the OIM in all emergency situations and emergency responses

·         Competent in the handling of dangerous goods and measurement of hazardous gases

·         Capable of organizing and carrying out DP trials and drills

·         Provide technical support and assist the Drilling Operation as required

·         Act as Rig Security Officer

·         Oversee fabric maintenance of the vessel

·         Responsible for budgetary control of department

·         Maintain the vessel’s log book, maintenance reports and other vessel documents as required.

·         Able to perform or lead incident investigation

·         Conduct performance appraisals for subordinates. Recommend promotion, development or disciplinary action

·         Effectively use all safety and environmental tools employed by Seadrill (4-point check, OBS cards, PTW etc.)





·         High School Diploma or Equivalent

·         Minimum two years experience in a Supervisory position and DPO Experience

·         STCW II/2 Chief Mate

·         DPO certificate

·         Valid Well Control Certification (IWCF Level 2 – Introductory)


Mandatory Training/Certifications for personnel working in Canada only:

  • Basic Survival Training (BST)
  • Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S)
  • Regulatory Awareness
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Stability and Ballast Control/Stability
  • MOU/Surface Certificate (Transport Canada)




Must pass Physical, Drug Screen and Background Check




Seadrill is an equal opportunity employer