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Barge Operator

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Energy, Oil & Gas
  • Discipline: Trades & Labour
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 2017-8884_1505117575

Job Description

Job title: Barge Operator
Ref No: 2017-8884
Location: Aberdeen - Offshore
Project: Maersk
Duration: 12 months


Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.
With pro-forma 2014 annualised scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 people in more than 50 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry - from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products - and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.
Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

Purpose / Role
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.

Prime responsibilities and duties

  • 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 MOUK 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 MOUK 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 minimise disruption to operational activities.
  • Maintain accurate records of onboard 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 MOUK Competence Assurance System and undertake any training and assessment required for the role.
  • Decision Making Authority and Accountability (Specific examples of the type of decisions the job holder can make independently and of the areas he/she is ultimately accountable for).

In accordance with delegation of authority

  • Responsible for the health, safety and welfare of crew, and areas of environment pertaining to their position.


Key internal interfaces - Offshore: Maintenance Department, Production Department, Ops Co-ordinator, OHS, Medic

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