1st Engineer - Deck

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the equipment and all relevant systems are in complete working order and in compliance with all technical requirements throughout the contract period. (NB: This may involve working on base to ensure that the system is acceptable prior to mobilisation.)
  • Ensure that the equipment is checked in accordance with relevant check lists.
  • Organise the planned maintenance for the system and maintain complete technical records and logs, including any authorised modifications and special fits.
  • Has responsibility for the day to day man management of the Deck Engineering Team on maintenance, assessment and competency scheme.
  • Participate in the continuous development and implementation of the Company's preventative planned maintenance and certification programme, ensuring all tasks are performed in accordance with Regulations, Procedures and Work Instructions
  • Responsibility for all maintenance activities including: communication of equipment status to the Chief Engineer. Also responsible for providing logistical and documentary evidence in support of this.
  • Keep a continuous record, reporting any defects as they arise. Utilise these records to prepare for refits and maintenance periods by ensuring that spare parts, materials, etc are available when required.
  • Carry out general operational team duties, planned maintenance and other duties as required.
  • Responsibility for ensuring that all equipment and stores used by the Offshore Resources are in a satisfactory condition with regard to performance, maintenance and calibration necessary to carry out the operation.
  • Ensure the Subsea 7 operating procedures are adhered to in the day to day work execution.
  • Carry out general operational team duties as required.
  • Perform a thorough and detailed handover briefing prior to transferring control of work activities to a relief. This includes comfort/meal breaks.
  • Be fully aware of emergency and contingency procedures in accordance with safe working practices, company safety requirements and legislative requirements.
  • Responsible for striving to continuously improve systems and personal/team performance within the department and the Company, in conjunction with personnel within and outwith the department.
  • Active participation in the recommendation of training and development needs of Deck Engineering team on Group Assets. (This covers both operation and maintenance.)
  • Active participation in the collation and upkeep of all documentation relating to equipment, including: SUWER and Task Risk Assessments; Standard Task Plans; Maintenance Task Lists; Work Instructions; Technical Specifications; Photographic Records; TM Master vessel specific maintenance system.
  • Maintain efficient spares programmes for all Group Assets and ensure inventories are kept up to date.
  • Have a working knowledge of Industry Standards and Regulations to help ensure ongoing legislative compliance of all existing Group Assets.
  • Rectify any defects, as defined by safety audits/inspections, in accordance with safe working and operational practice.
  • Assist Chief Engineer with the preparation of technical reports relating to the performance of maintenance and operation of Group Assets.
  • Be involved in the consultation process (talk & listen). Participate in Toolbox Talks and Pre Job Safety Meetings. Attend HSE Meetings as required.
  • Remain aware of their HSE requirements under legislation and in support of the Company.


Systems with which the 1st Engineer - Deck should be familiar include:

  • Closed Loop Transmissions
  • Open Loop Circuits
  • Axial Piston Pumps/Motors
  • Proportional Control Valves
  • Servo Control Cards
  • Logic Elements
  • Relief valves
  • Reducing Valves
  • Cylinders and Rotary Actuators
  • Epicyclical Gearboxes and associated brakes
  • Cranes
  • Winches
  • Chain Drives
  • Electric/hydraulic motors
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Chief Engineer Unlimited preferred OR must hold minimum STCW 95 (A-III/2) Certificate of Competency (STCW 2nd Engineer Unlimited) meeting legislative requirements of the Flag State
  • Must have relevant Deck Engineer experience on pipelay vessels .
  • High voltage qualification for service in designated high voltage vessels.
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing in accordance with STCW Code Table A-II/I
  • Strong coordination, organisation and liaison skills with the ability to seek and gain consensus solutions to complex issues
  • Fully conversant with ship's Safety Management System (Ref: ISM Code)
  • Completed Security Awareness training relevant for the position (Ref: ISPS Code)
  • Hold at all times a valid seafarer medical fitness certificate and offshore survival certification
  • Must be physically fit and clear of any medical conditions prior to travel for work
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