Uniterm Nigeria Limited is a Nigerian Company owned by Nigerians incorporated in 2004 and has grown rapidly with a professional staff of about 200 delivering quality and cost-effective services in the Oil & Gas sector of the Nigerian economy.

Uniterm Nigeria Limited is inviting Suitable candidates to apply for the job advert;

Position title: Chief Officer 

Job Location: BAYELSA

Reports to: OIM/Master

Job Summary:

  • There are normally two Chief Officers onboard the vessel for transit or DP Operations working alternate 12-hour shifts. The Night Chief is Second-in-Command of the vessel understudying the OIM/Master, and as such is also the Deputy OIM. This shall be recorded in the OLB.
  • The Day Chief Officer is the Safety Officer. They shall be recorded as such in the OLB.Note: During periods of down-manning, as in lay by situations or on vessels so designated, there may be only one Chief Officer on board and they will assume the duties in TOTAL of the absent Chief Officer.
  • One Chief Officer shall act as the Safety Officer onboard ensuring that the provisions of the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen, Statutory Requirements and Company Health and Safety Policy are complied with.
  • The other Chief Officer shall act as the Departmental Head of the Bosun and AB/Crane Drivers. In conjunction with the Chief Engineer, shall be responsible for the upkeep of all deck machinery and equipment including the supervision of the deck planned maintenance programme.
  • The Chief Officer will play an active role in the promotion of safety initiatives, campaigns and incentive schemes with the goal of continuous improvement in the vessel safety performance.


Duties & Responsibilities: 

Duties will normally comprise of the following:

  • Act as Senior DP Operator, Watchkeeper, when on shift and normal Watchkeeper when on conventional watches either in port, on passage or at anchor.
  • Shall have understanding and comply with all relevant sections of the Company’s policies and management system.
  • Assist the OIM/Master in fire fighting and emergency procedures control on Bridge/OCC in the event of a fire or other emergency situation act as Officer in Charge of main fire party.
  • Liaise with all other Deck officers on generalship running and routines.
  • Ensure that all cargo is secured at all times and organises cargo transfers after liaison with the Storekeeper.
  • Ensuring that all certification of lifting appliances, running gear, slings, shackles etc. (excluding dive machinery) are maintained. Additionally, they will ensure that all certification of project-related lifting equipment is maintained and filed separately to vessel equipment certification. Where projects elect to undertake this responsibility he will conduct regular audits of the “Project-specific” certification file to ensure that it is being satisfactorily maintained.
  • Ensuring all navigation equipment is functioning correctly. Preparation of the Bridge for the sea as required by statute and reporting equipment defects.
  • Assist in paperwork if required which may be incurred by clients/charters information/data requirements.
  • Responsibility for ensuring that the general upkeep of HPR transponders is kept fully charged (supporting Instrument Tech).
  • Maintenance of vessel stability with reference to stability, trim, stress and bending moments, to ensure compliance with statutory stability criteria as described in approved stability documentation.
  • Maintenance of adequate freshwater supplies whilst in port and ensuring sufficient amount for vessel departure. Whilst at sea, they will liaise closely with the engine room regarding freshwater generation into domestic freshwater tanks.
  • Ensuring domestic tanks are kept in good condition by regular inspections, super chlorination, water test samples and dosage treatment of water.
  • Liaison with Chief Engineer to plan tank usage for fuel oil consumption, with relation to stability criteria.
  • Supervision of all maintenance required for the safe and efficient operation of all lifesaving appliances and watertight integrity as required by SOLAS.
  • Preparation and maintenance of all paintwork with the exception of internal machinery spaces unless designated, however, the Interdepartmental Flexibility (IDF) of the seamen should be utilised during periods of bad weather, to assist in the upkeep of the engine room paintwork (IDF 28hrs per month if required).
  • Maintenance of stock levels of deck stores and R & M items and the ordering of the same, after liaison with the Chief Engineer.
  • If not Nurse or Medic/Administration Officer carried then assumes the duty of ensuring that the Medical Locker is kept fully stocked with in-date drugs and medicines and that their delegates keep medical locker and treatment room in a clean, hygienic and tidy fashion.
  • Assist the OIM/Master in the maintenance of the Offshore Management System.
  • Where there is no Medic/Administration Officer onboard the Chief Officer assisted by the Second Officer shall be responsible to the OIM/Master for the medical treatment/assistance to personnel onboard.
  • Undertake the role and responsibilities of GMDSS operator in accordance with the provisions of MA (Radio Installation) regulations 1992 and STCW 95.
  • Review the Safety Notices, Marine Circular Correspondence files and the Offshore Management System Amendment file upon joining and re-joining the vessel.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Vessel Master.


Certificates, Training and Experience

The Senior DPO of the vessel should have:

    • Minimum of HND/B.Sc. in any Science / Engineering related field.
    • Chief Mate (Unlimited) STCW A-II/2
    • Diploma (or equivalent) – Nautical Science
    • NVQ Level 4 (or equivalent) – Marine Operations
    • Kongsberg K- Safe Operator
    • Kongsberg K-Chief Operator
    • Shipboard Security Officer
    • Shipboard Safety Officer
    • GMDSS (GOC) Unlimited
    • DP operators Certificate (unlimited)
    • ECDIS (Generic and Specific)
    • Ballast Control and Stability
    • NAEST (Management)
    • Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Code – Table A-VI/1-1)
    • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW Code – Table A-VI/1-2)
    • Elementary First Aid (STCW Code – Table A-VI/1-3)
    • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (STCW Code – Table A-VI/1-4)
    • Designated Security Duties certificate (STCW A- VI/6)
    • STCW Proficiency Person in Charge of Medical Care onboard Ship
    • Oil Spill response
    • Proficiency in Security Awareness.
    • Valid International Passport.
    • Possess basic critical rig equipment training.
    • Demonstrated ability of oral and written communications may be substituted in lieu of formal education.
    • OGUK Medical examination and vaccination certificates.
    • ENG1 or ILO equivalent
    • 5+ years in similar role proven sea time service by Discharge Book entries or Certificates of Discharge.

Method of Application

Interested and Only qualified candidates should send their CV in ONLY one attachment (MS Word document) and all other Supporting Documents/Certifications to: with the job title as the subject. 

Visit the Uniterm Nigeria Limited Official Website for more information

Application Deadline: 31/08/2020

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