Barge Operator

Job Responsibilities

  • To have sufficient understanding of process safety and major accident hazard management to be able to effectively contribute and influence business decisions impacting process safety.
  • Commitment to incident free operations.
  • Actively support a working environment based on respect for health, safety and environmental issues and maintenance of a high level of asset integrity.
  • Participate as a member of the Barge Master’s team in delivering performance against targets.
  • Build effective working relationships with other departments and shifts.
  • Loading, storage and discharging of oil cargo.
  • Ballasting, trim and stability of the vessel.
  • COW, tank cleaning, gas freeing for entry.
  • Mooring and unmooring of shuttle tankers as designated by the Barge Master.
  • Vessel systems power management.
  • Ensure vessel position and heading is maintained and implements changes to vessel heading as required.
  • Maintain an effective marine and aviation radio watch.
  • Co-ordinate in-field operations involving shuttle tankers, support vessels and helicopters.
  • Assist with the inspection and maintenance of life saving appliances and firefighting equipment.
  • Execute duties as specified in the station/bill/emergency response procedures or as directed by the OIM.
  • Carry out first-line maintenance on marine systems where competent or assist as appropriate.
  • Ensure that the CCR is constantly manned.
  • Monitor vessel status and reacts to changes in vessel systems, and requests assistance from other departments as required.
  • Isolation and preparation of equipment for maintenance.
  • Complete verification assurance and routine activities and maintain accurate records.
  • Liaise with all departments to minimize disruption to operational activities.
  • Maintain accurate records of on-board marine operations, vessel and aircraft movements.
  • Comply with Company procedures and ensure a full and comprehensive handover detailing all relevant information in accordance with these procedures

Commit to Competence Assurance System and undertake any training and assessment required for the role.

Principal Challenges (1-3)

  • Decision making ability is in accordance with delegation of authority
  • Responsible for the health, safety and welfare of crew, and areas of environment pertaining to their position.
  • Has the primary role of watch keeping in the CCR, ensuring that the station keeping and marine systems are operated in a safe and efficient manner.


  • STCW II/1 OOW Qualification
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • Tanker Endorsement (Oil)
  • Oil tanker experience
  • Dynamic positioning experience preferred


Job location

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom