Dynamic Positioning Officer (DPO)

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Assistant Barge Engineer (Assistant Barge Master, Chief Officer)

What does the work consist of?
The DPO is responsible for the daily maintenance of the draught, trim and stability of our floating units (Semi-submersibles or Drillships).
Furthermore the DPO is responsible for keeping the GMDSS radio watch, updating the radio logbook and testing the GMDSS equipment as well as assisting the Barge Engineer and Safety Officer in the maintenance and updating of the rig’s marine and safety equipment as required.

What do I need to know to hold the position?

In order to hold this position, you must have the following:

  Certificate of competency – STCW 95 II/2 (Master Mariner Unlimited) is required

  Full DP Operator’s certificate (issued by Nautical Institute or similar)

  GMDSS certificate

How do I get there?

You typically start your career in the maritime industry where you obtain your marine officer certificates, including experience with Dynamic Positioning. Once you have obtained the certificates, you can start your career in the offshore industry as Dynamic Positioning Officer.


Senior Dynamic Positioning Officer (SDPO)

What does the work consist of?
The SDPO is an experienced Dynamic Positioning Officer with the overall responsibility for keeping the floating unit in position at all times.
The SDPO is the primary operator and watch keeper at the Dynamic Positioning control desk, and he/she is senior watch keeper in the Central Control Room (CCR).

What do I need to know to hold the position?

In order to hold this position, you must have the following:

  Certificate of competency – STCW 95 II/2 (Master Mariner Unlimited) is required

  Full DP Operator’s certificate (issued by Nautical Institute or similar)

  Comply with IMCA M 117 (Training and experience of key DP personnel)

  GMDSS certificate

How do I get there?

You obtain your marine officer certificates in the maritime industry and then change to the offshore industry. Once you have significant offshore experience from years as a Dynamic Positioning Officer, you may advance to SDPO.

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2 thoughts on “Dynamic Positioning Officer (DPO)

  • January 16, 2016 at 1:43 am
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    Good Morning

    I would like ask about position for SDPO.
    I have Master Mariner Unlimited certificate, UK Chief Mate Endorsement, BOSIET & HUET, Marshall Islands Master Mariner Endorsement, Cyprus Master Mariner Endorsement, DP Unlimited and others offshore and STCW certificates.
    For my person support both my education directly from Maritime University and my experience as Chief Mate/Cargo Supervisor on FPSO, as DPO on EPV, DPO on construction/heavy lift vessel (construcion/accommodation project) and now 1st Mate/SDPO on OCV/ Accommodation Vessel with AMPELMANN  telescopic gangway.
    I have 2800 dp hours logged in my IMCA logbook.
    I have experience with different DP systems as NORR System DP2, BEIER System DP2, KONGSBERG K-POS 21 and ROLLS-ROYCE.
    I finished post graduate study Drilling Engineering on AGH University of Science and Technology.
    Best Regards

    Rafal Wrobel
    Phone; +48603767890
    E-Mail: r.wrobel1975@gmail.com

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    • January 16, 2016 at 8:02 am
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      Rafal,

      Please stop posting the same message everywhere on our website, this website is informational only! No employer will come looking here for new personnel. And let me add, this is not a good way to apply for a job. You might want to read this page (How to Apply to Offshore Vacancies) to learn how to apply for jobs, cuz posting applications left and right at the wrong places isn’t going to get you hired.

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