Chief Mate
Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. - Houston, TX

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Job Description:
The keeping of a safe navigational watch as Watch Officer, as directed by the Master. The safe and efficient execution of cargo operations, loading and stability, stowage & securing, ballast, anchoring and lifting operations. Security of water tight compartments and maintenance of all external aspects of the vessel and lifting equipment. Ensuring that the Master is informed immediately of any condition or incident that arises as per standing instructions. Ensuring that no major action will be undertaken or executed without informing the Master or, where applicable, the Superintendent and Chief Engineer. Directing the Bosun / AB Seamen and organizing the planned maintenance of the vessel and mechanical equipment in areas under his jurisdiction (The Chief Officer should liaise with the Master and the Chief Engineer in this respect). Ensuring potable water tanks are kept in good condition by regular inspections, water test samples and dosage treatment of water (may be done by Chief Engineer on some vessels). Making sure that specific knowledge and experience is communicated to and shared with all people in the department. Ensuring that all navigational charts and publications are corrected up-to-date and navigational warnings displayed, if so delegated by the Master. Ensuring that navigation / DP equipment is operational and maintained. Monitoring of the survey department during project activities. Performing emergency duties in accordance with the vessel’s Muster List / Station Bill. Supervision of all maintenance required for the safe and efficient operation of all life-saving appliances (including life boats), fire appliances and watertight integrity as required by SOLAS and / or Flag State of Class. Conducting regular drills covering internal and external emergencies. Assisting the EHS Advisor with all Safety, Health and Environmental related activities. Ensuring operations involving hazardous substances are properly conducted and supervised (in conjunction with the EHS Advisor). Ensuring correct preparation and issuing of Work Permits, paying particular attention to detail and precautionary measures to be taken as outlined by the procedures in Company Manuals. Ensuring work sites under his jurisdiction are properly prepared and that equipment and tools are suitable for the work and in good condition. Participating as a member of the vessel Safety Committee, if so appointed.

Job Requirements:
You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States. Experience as Chief Officer or 1st Officer on a DP operated vessel – pipelay or drilling vessel highly preferred; Fluent in both verbal and written English and computer literate.

  • Global Marine Distress & Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Dynamic Positioning Certification
  • Advanced Firefighting (STCW A-VI/3)
  • Bridge Resource Management (STCW B-VIII/2 & 46 CFR 10.205/9)
  • Ship Security Officer
  • Valid Passport
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential

About this company
Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (Helix) is an international offshore energy company providing reservoir development solutions and other...