2nd Assistant (Supervisor de Convés)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Job Reference 1190954

Location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Industry Oil & Gas - Offshore Oil

Function Operations & Production

Job Type Permanent

Date Added June 29, 2023

Airswift is seeking an 2nd Assistant to work on a permanent contract offshore with a major Oil & Gas Company.

  • Coordinate specific activities with a group of construction crew in compliance with Project specification, in order to ensure efficient performance and respecting HSE and Quality procedures and practices.
  • Where a 1st Assistant is not assigned, have overall responsibility during own shift for work and construction crew under the direction of the Offshore Construction Manager
  • Assist the 1st Assistant (or the Offshore Construction Manager where a 1st Assistant is not assigned to the vessel) with regard to interdisciplinary coordination of specific activities on board.
  • Supervise a group of construction crew, directing foreman and / or supervisors, with regard to the various disciplines/categories of construction and assembly work, in order to comply with the quality and safety standard.
  • Ensure that the 1st Assistant and the Offshore Construction Manager are kept fully informed of potential problems and construction status.
  • Where required, liaise with Chief Mate, 2nd Engineer, Vessel Equipment Engineer and subcontractor's supervisors to ensure adequate coordination for the activities under own remit.
  • Ensure that the Permit-to-Work system for construction crew is adhered to and ensure that the daily Toolbox Talks and JSA, if required, are carried out according to the procedures
  • Motivate construction crew/subcontractors with regards to health, safety and environment awareness.
  • Ensure the compliance with the standards dictated by Saipem QHSE policies and safety procedures, in order to perform the activities in a safe manner.
  • Report incidents and near-miss events ? Provide a construction report at the end of each shift.
  • Assist the Vessel Field Engineer in the follow up of project equipment and consumable, operation and monitoring of the stinger and JLT.
  • Ensure the rigging gear used is within date and properly marked.
  • Report to the 1st Assistant or directly to the Offshore Construction Manager if the 1st Assistant Superintendent is not assigned to the vessel.

  • Advanced English
  • Experience as 2nd Assistant
  • Offshore experience


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