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Barge Supervisor Job

Date: Feb 7, 2017

Location: Houston, Texas, US

Company: Hess Corporation




Hess is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.


We have a world-class portfolio of assets with industry-leading margins and visible growth in areas where we have proven technical capabilities: Asia Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, onshore U.S. and the West Africa conjugate margin. We are a leader in the production of shale oil and gas, and one of the largest operators in the Bakken formation, North Dakota. We are also known for our expertise in the development and production of projects in deep water offshore.


Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth.  We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.


For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at



The Barge Supervisor is a member of a multidiscipline operations team, reporting to the Offshore Installation Manager (OIM). The main purpose of this position is to ensure that all of the platform’s marine operations are completed in accordance with the Regulatory Requirements, Company Controls and Guidelines. In particular, contribute to the safe and efficient operations of the platform by, operating the ballast and fluid control systems competently, and maintaining the associated equipment effectively. The Barge Supervisor may be expected to provide cover for the OIM’s as required and may fulfill the OIM function. This will be subject to demonstrable competency in Emergency Management. Must possess and maintain a USCG Barge Supervisor license. Must also possess and maintain a USCG OIM license to fulfill the OIM role.



EHS & Regulatory Compliance

  •  Demonstrate personal leadership in process and occupational safety at all times.
  •  Review, understand and utilize the GoM Safe Practices Manual to control and mitigate the hazards associated with work tasks.
  •  Ensure compliance with HESS Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) standards and practices as defined within the EHS&SR Management System.
  •  Understand and manage operating risk to prevent accidents and harm to people, to reduce damage to the environment and achieve competitive performance.
  •  Perform the duties of an Issuing Authority (IA) in compliance with HESS Permit to Work system and according to competency level.
  •  Ensure that Barge Supervisor and Marine Team Traction actions are closed out in a timely manner.
  •  Lead team safety meetings and encourage participation of team members


Production and Technical Integrity Performance

  •  In consultation with the OIM, maintain responsibility of Marine Operations and in particular, ballast and fluid transfer operation, as well as station keeping.
  •  Ensuring the platform is maintained in a stable condition through supervising and completing the required checks.
  •  Day to day management of Marine priorities based on maintaining integrity of the facilities and compliance with the Integrity Management (IM) standards.
  •  Coordinate Marine activities ensuring delivery of all essential preventative and breakdown production, safety and safety critical maintenance in a timely manner, providing a clear direction with regards to priorities to the Marine Technicians
  •      Ensure the maintenance, testing and verification of Safety Critical equipment is done in accordance with the platform Performance Standards. (Fire Pumps, Hose Reels, Fire Extinguishers, Life Boats, Fast Rescue Craft ete.)
  •  Ensure maintenance backlogs are managed effectively by each discipline. Safety critical activities completed on schedule and other work planned according to priority. By close liaison with Offshore and Onshore Maintenance Planner, develop and execute plans to deliver maintenance activities based on the 6 week / one week CAP Plans and Safety Critical Plans.
  •  Manage and facilitate the maintenance reports and KPI’s, highlighting longer term issues and with the assistance of the onshore support team resolve conflicts and resource issues.
  •  Determine requirements for core and third party work scopes, resolving internal & external conflicts.
  •  Support condition based maintenance, ensuring data collection and analysis is carried out
  •  Provide Marine input to long term and turnaround (TAR) plans as required.
  •  Ensure that maintenance planning is aligned with other departments and the scheduling and deferral of maintenance is done in accordance with the appropriate Management of Change processes.
  •  Responsible for the categorization, planning, risk assessment and implementation of lifting operations. Also accountable in conjunction with the "Site Competent Person" for ensuring all lifting activities and equipment are in compliance with regulations.
  •  Ensure shift and crew change handovers are clear / concise. Audit as required.
  •  Ensure that any installation and maintenance work carried out by the Marine department techs is fully certified WIN PCS prior to operation
  •  Promote cost awareness and identify areas of potential cost savings and waste reduction.
  •  Understand and comply with the Management of Change (MoC) process for all procedural, equipment or process changes as needed.
  •  Ensure shift and crew-change handovers are accurately recorded in the appropriate log and in compliance with the Guidance on Shift Handovers.



Operations Excellence

  •  Actively participate in Lean Continuous Improvement (CI), striving to improve operating efficiency.
  •  Participate in root-cause failure investigations as required to prevent future occurrences.
  •  Ensure the technical integrity of instrument equipment and maintenance standards, recommending changes to the maintenance strategy, policy and procedures as required and in compliance with the       Management of Change (MOC) process.
  •  Full engagement and compliance with the System Ownership plan.
  •     The Barge Supervisor will ensure that any Major Activities will have a robust After Action Review completed and that any lessons learned be shared with the Team.
  •  Network with the GoM Marine networks share/exchange best practice.



  •  Conduct performance management conversations with direct reports and ensure they are correctly recorded, consistent application of the "My Plan" tool.
  •  Coach and develop all direct reports.
  •  Ensure that key messages from the Management Team are delivered to the Marine Team
  •  Regularly review performance objectives and progress with your supervisor.
  •  Implement and maintain performance management and career development processes to monitor and improve individual performance and enhance contribution.


Training and Competency

  •  Compliance with GoM competency requirements.
  •  Comply with and meet HESS Corporation and regulatory competence requirements through completion.
  •  Maintain and track learning and development.
  •  Barge Supervisor may be working towards achieving ‘OIM’ status.


Emergency Response

  •  Act as member of the emergency response team and comply with the responsibilities assigned as defined in the Emergency Response Plan.
  •  Participate in emergency response exercises to ensure a full understanding of the process and procedures.
  •  Stand-in as On-scene commander as required.



  •  USCG Barge Supervisor – Passive Stability
  •  High School Diploma or equivalent
  •  Minimum of 10 years in Deepwater Industry
  •  Recommended – USCG OIM endorsement


Hess is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.


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