Offshore Installation Manager (OIM)

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What does the work consist of?
The OIM is the overall responsible for the rig and its personnel. His/her position is equivalent to the Captain position on board a ship and he/she must take an extensive series of courses.
Courses include safety, environmental and leadership to build up the necessary theoretical knowledge to lead a crew of up to 180 members.

The OIM is also the overall responsible for all safety of personnel onboard, and he/she ensures that all operations onboard are performed in line with all rules and regulations. He/she also ensures that the client’s representative is kept informed about all activities and operations on board the rig.

What do I need to know to hold the position?

  Certificate of competency – STCW 95 II/2 unlimited (Master)

  DP Operator’s certificate (only for DP Semi-submersibles and Drillships)

  IMCA DP Logbook

  Minimum 5 years offshore experience

  Experience as Security/Safety Officer preferred

How do I get there?

You start in the maritime industry to obtain the necessary marine certificates. You can then change to the offshore industry – typically the marine section – and build up offshore experience before moving up the hierarchy.

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