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Client Vessel Representative

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Trinidad and Tobago
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/06/2014
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The Role:
The Company Vessel Representative (CVR), is the senior person onboard the vessel and is responsible for the project activities performed from the vessel. He is an approved person and reports directly to the client's onshore management. He is responsible for control of work (COW) and will interface with the Captain,Contractors and client's HSSE Representatives to ensure a safe and efficient worksite, and that all activities performed onboard the vessel are done so in accordance with client approved operational procedures and guidelines. The Company Representative is the single point of contact (SPOC) for daily reporting and interaction with the client's onshore management, he is responsible for maintaining the discipline, efficiency and effectiveness of all company personnel on the vessel. The Company Representative is critical to the success of project completion as he is solely responsible for project operations performed from the vessel. His primary role is to ensure that the vessel ROV and survey services are delivered in a safe and efficient manner in support of the planned activities, and establishing communications with the hub and any other vessels operating in the area.Further he has the responsibility of exercising an effective overview of the offshore operation, and its schedule so that any weaknesses in procedures, workforce or planning are detected, addressed and remedied.

His duties, roles and responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
 1) Responsible for all offshore project management and for the safe execution of all elements of the scope of work carried out by the vessel and associated third part contractors.
 2) Agree sea fastening arrangements and deck layout with the Vessel Coordinator.
 3) Conduct a Vessel Mobilization Checklist and verify that the work procedure has been reviewed by all required parties prior to execution of work.
 Hub/Area notifications for vessel moves entry/exit inside the 500m zone or upon commencement of critical activities. CVR is responsible for all communication with the area regarding marine assurance. They are responsible for scheduling notifications and any required support from the Area on executing procedure steps.
 4) Oversee the execution of the scope and provide direction as required; including consultation on any technical issues or prioritization with the technical lead.
 5) Ensure the JSEA’s are performed for all tasks executed on board (HSSE representative accountable).
 6) Keeps a detailed Work Log covering the project activities offshore with reference to any specific messages, e-mails or telephone conversations.The keeping of a good record is an essential part of the job and the substance of any telephone conversations is important to record as well because these can have a considerable bearing on the outcome of any subsequent investigations into any accident or incident. The night shift CVR is responsible for keeping the diary written up during his shift. This diary must be kept accurately and be as detailed as possible during any offshore emergency.
7) Issue the Daily Report of vessel activity and ensure that the information in the Vessel/ROV Contractors DPR is verified for accuracy and any downtime is appropriately documented in the summary section of the report. The CVR will identify errors or omissions on the DPR in the comments section of the report and is responsible for signing the report on a daily basis.
 8) Monitor SIMOPS and identify potential SIMOPS conflicts. Where conflicts arise the VPIC is accountable for managing these or if unresolved, negotiating with affected parties to reach a resolution.
 9) Ensure Control of Work (COW) duties including risk assessments are conducted before task commencement. Periodically audit permitted activity and hazard control/ mitigations for all tasks during work activities.
 10) Retain overall accountability for HSSE performance of the work and monitor operations for conformance to HSSE terms and conditions.
 11) Ensures that all relevant certification and audits are in date and that any
close-out actions from audits have been carried out.
 12) Ensures that any issues identified during the HAZID/HIRA process, or which are raised during safety meetings are closed out prior to the relevant phase of the work to which they refer is started or further progressed.
 13) Ensure HSSE Bridging document requirements including training and safety meetings are fully implemented during work activity.
 14) Exercise the authority and responsibility to stop any work that may result in injury or destruction of equipment or property.
 15) Fill the role of the On-Scene Commander (OSC) in the event of an emergency , acting as liaison for collaboration with the platform OIM, and Section Chief of the Incident Management Team following an incident
 16) Report immediately any Health, Safety, Security and Environment Incidents to the onshore SPA.
 17) Should be experienced and familiar with offshore ROV operations and the requirements of IMCA R 004.
 18) Must participate in the development of all SIMOPs documents to ensure that all parties have a clear understanding of ROV activities and their impact on adjacent work activities
 19) Possess detailed knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental legislation appropriate to the location of the operation.
 20) Possess detailed knowledge of good working practice in respect of vessel operations and vessel management.
 21) Have completed a recognized DP familiarization/induction course
 22) Be familiar with the Emergency Response Procedures (ERP) applicable to the company managed and operated worksites where ROV operations are taking place.
 23) Be familiar with the contractual obligations and liabilities attached to the client managed and operated worksite and a working knowledge of contractual processes.
 24) Possess a detailed understanding of the field layouts, sub-sea architecture and supporting infrastructures and remain aware of the various interfaces
in place.
 25) Be familiar with the risk management process and risk assessment techniques to be used during the client project.
 26) Be familiar with the client's project safety management system bridging documentation.
 27) Possess a detailed knowledge of all contractor work-scope procedures.
 28) The CVR shall be familiar with the following the company policies:- the client Performing Authority Permit to Work (PTW) Certificate / Integrated Safe System Of Work (ISSOW)

Project close-out
On completion of the agreed scope of work it is essential that the date and time of the equipment and project team being off-hired is agreed and recorded with the contractor.
The responsibilities of the CVR on project completion also includes but are not limited to
 Ensure Off-Hire Certificate is completed and signed by all parties and for forwarding a copy to the project SPA
 On completion of the work the CVR should advise the Project Team and provide details of demobilization.
 Advise company onshore management of the relevant demobilization times for equipment and personnel.
 Prepare a summary report of the work accomplished to include lessons learnt and to highlight any positive aspects of the project.
 Ensure an end of project HSE report has been produced that includes the required company inputs and outputs.
 All project documentation is suitably packed and made ready to return to the company office for the attention of the project SPA.
 Ensure transfer of all electronic data from the offshore PC to either CD Rom, DVD, or memory stick and included in the above package,
 The deletion of all electronic data from the offshore PC.
 Ensure arrangements are in place and manifests prepared for the back loading of any company supplied equipment and material.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
 Should have at least 5yrs as an ROV Supervisor or Superintendent
 CSWIP 3.4U and or equivalent would be desirable
 Nominally 180 days’ offshore experience as ROV Superintendent and satisfactorily completed company assessments, and or 2 years’ experience as a CVR
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