WTS Energy provides recruitment and manpower services for the global oil and gas and energy industries. We supply engineers and consultants to our clients’ projects and operations, and perform employment outsourcing services such as workforce management in oil and gas regions around the world. WTS Energy operates globally with offices in 14 countries and is operational in over 50 countries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Marine Safety Officer

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Employment Type: Full-time

General Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all safety and environmental issues on-board
  • SAFO has ultimate authority, as delegated by OIM, to halt any maintenance job that breaches established safety limits, irrespective of if under PTW or routine procedure, and if permanent crew, Client, or subcontractors involved.
  • Act as Assistant Mooring on-board export tankers.
  • May act as HLO as required.

Special Responsibilities:

  • To be familiar with rules, regulations, and work procedures applicable to the task to be executed.
  • Manage Permit to Work system on the unit.
  • Monitors condition and ensures maintenance of all safety equipment.
  • Manage pollution response.
  • Monitor all on-board equipment, systems, and procedures to reduce risks for pollution.
  • Manages on-board training system and safety drills, including debriefing.
  • Manages safety reporting system on the unit.
  • Delegated authority from OIM to ensure that only certified and tested cargo gears in best and approved working order are used for lifting and personnel transport.
  • Monitors that boat traffic and supply boat operations are well controlled, carried out efficiently and safely.
  • Manage export hose connection/disconnection on export tanker.
  • Manage Mooring Hawsers connection/disconnection on export tanker.
  • Monitor all gas and oxygen-measuring equipment is well maintained and calibrated as per manufactures instruction and that personal assigned to use the equipment are fully trained and supervised.
  • Be familiar with H2S hazards and monitor H2S content.
  • Organises and convenes safety meetings, safety committee meetings, accident prevention committee meetings and prepares minutes of meeting.
  • Monitors waste and hazardous material management systems on-board
  • Manage oil and chemical spill clean-up equipment.
  • Upgrade safe work procedures on board as deemed necessary.
  • Ensure that personnel executing hazardous work are trained and fully informed of the work procedures and/or quality plans and that they are complied with.
  • Monitors crane operations

Special Responsibilities:

  • Monitor crew lists, and other documentation related to FPSO people movement.
  • Liaise with OIM regarding the unit’s security plan.

Certificates And Training:

  • Chief Mate Certificate – STCW95 Reg. II/2 and flag state endorsement of recognition.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Meet requirements for certification as an officer in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more and have at least 12 months approved seagoing service in that capacity.
  • Have completed approved education and training and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-II/2 of the STCW code for chief mates on ships of 3000 gross tonnage or more.
  • Excellent command in English written and spoken.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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