Control Room Operator

Job Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Control Room Operator on Mariner B on a 2/3 rotation for an initial period of 6 months.


Contribution and aim


The Control Room Operator (CRO) is responsible for monitoring, control and operating all utility and safety systems within the Central Control Room (CCR) and carrying out external communications to interfacing vessels and other installations using communication systems.




  • Monitoring the overall safety, related to ESD and F&G systems
  • Monitor and operation of Alarm Systems Panels for all systems on-board
  • Cargo Operations: Loading and Offloading, Ballast Operation, Power Management
  • IG Plant Operation
  • Responsible for activating Permits in the Permit to Work system
  • Responsible for operation of the Installations fixed radio equipment and portable radio equipment, including radio log and function test of equipment.
  • Assist the SSL with daily stability calculations and have thorough knowledge about the vessel stability. This includes use of the stability computer and stability computer and knowledge of deck area loading and weight restrictions.
  • Monitor weather and communicate any changes to the SSL and OIM
  • Keep updated on helicopter and vessel movements in the field
  • Responsible for communication with vessels within the 500-meter safety zone, and clearance of vessels to enter the zone, including keeping the standby vessel updated with the installation latest POB.
  • Updating log books and reports, but not limited to:
  • Inhibits & Overrides log book
  • Deck log book
  • Radio Traffic log book
  • Entering of Confined Space log book
  • Daily Marine Report including Stability Calculations.
  • Ensuring all work complies with the Installations Procedures as per the company’s Management System (ARIS), ensuring the Safety Case is supported through effective control room actions in support of the operation.
  • Work within the Competency Management System to provide evidence of personal Competency and assist co-workers as required.
  • Use of the Maintenance Management System (MMS) e.g.: SAP for the updating of Work Orders


Subject Matter Expertise


The CRO shall have an in-depth knowledge of the following:


  • Marine Procedures for the Installation, including PSV, Shuttle Tanker Loading/Offloading & 500 Metre Safety Zone
  • Pipeline Operating Parameters
  • Vessel Stability & Ballasting
  • Monitoring of Anchors & Mooring Lines
  • 3 rd Party & Emergency Communications
  • The Operation of all Control Systems in the CCR (e.g.F&G, ESD, DP, Steam System, Metering etc.)
  • The Installations Emergency Response organisation, procedures & plans
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations that apply to their role (Offshore Installation Regulations, PFEER, CoSHH, Working at Height, DSE etc.)
  • The Installations Safety Case, including the Major Accident Hazard (MAH) scenarios and relevant barriers; Performance Standards and Formal Risk Assessment (ORA)
  • All relevant operational procedures, system operational documents and marine procedures as per the Installations Safety Management System e.g.: ARIS
  • The Control of Work e.g.: Permit to Work System, Lockout/Tagout, Risk Assessments
  • Helideck Procedures Radio Equipment and Communications


Skills / Qualifications


Academic Credentials


  • Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch COC- Motor- STCW Reg. III/1 (Preferable)
  • Tanker/FPSO/FSU experience from Cargo and Ballast Operations.
  • Control Room Operator Certificate (OPITO or STCW) or equivalent preferable

Vocational Qualifications


  • Stability & Ballasting (if not held through Academic Qualifications)
  • Restricted Radio Operator Certificate (GMDSS - Restricted Operator (ROC))
  • K-Chief 700 Operator Course
  • CAP 437 Meteorological Observation Training
  • Helideck Radio Operator (UK Civil Aviation Authority)


Mandatory training


  • Basic Offshore Safety & Emergency Course, OPITO (BOSIET/FOET)
  • Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System Initial Deployment (CA-EBS)
  • Minimum Industry Safety Training (MIST)
  • Permit-vision eLearning
  • Installation Induction including ARIS eLearning
Job location

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom