Radar/Radio Operator in Lagos, Nigeria

Oil & Gas / Mining
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description


  • The Radar /Radio Operator will be responsible for the surveillance monitoring of the maritime situations in and around the Field.
  • He reports to the Maritime Security Advisor/Port Facility Security Officer/Marine Ops Manager while carrying out the following duties:
    • Maintain all round radar surveillance of the common Field 10Nm radius of the FPSO
    • Monitor the field security layout under the responsibility of the OIM/RSES
    • Observe and report the Maritime traffic situations around the field
    • Provide appropriate challenge and response for effective security interventions
    • Monitor and assign sporting sectors for effective security cover and patrols
    • Operates the radio link between the shore/air/sea and the FPSO
    • Performs radio watch, and ensures transmittals of ingoing and outgoing messages
    • Monitor helicopter arrival/despatch operations to/from base station and metrological information
    • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the MSA/PFSO
    • Operate the surveillance radar and perform 12 hourly radar watch (2 watch system)
    • Maintain periodic radio checks with the security boats and working vessels in the field
    • Direct incoming and outgoing traffics through assigned sector of approaches
    • Maintain accurate log of Maritime situations and interventions in the field.
    • Take active part in the field security drills and exercises
    • Operates the communication equipment when required (ex: emergency)
    • Stand by radio, emission of outgoing messages, as instructed by the Marine Superintendent/MOM
    • Liaises with helicopter(s) and all field vessels’ spread
    • Receives and communicates to the MOM and/or Marine Superintendent any incoming messages related to their area of operations
    • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Marine Superintendent/MOM
    • Maintain continuous awareness of hazards and surroundings and propose ways of improvement.


  • Encourage culture of HSE among team members by prompt anomaly reporting and close out.
  • Comply with office security, health and safety rules, instructions and procedures.
  • Take care of colleagues’ safety and behaviour without hesitating to intervene decisively

Context and Environment

  • Rotation status: 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off (B2B). Offshore environment – working in the context of a maritime environment with rapidly changing security situations and increasing risks of piracy, kidnapping and sabotage/attacks on Oil and Gas Installations/assets by armed groups


  • Maritime Situational Awareness
  • Application of Security Plans and Procedures including quarterly security drills
  • Security anomaly, surveillance and patrol reports
  • Monitoring and checking of offshore security systems and equipment.

Job Requirement
Necessary Profile:

  • Minimum one year of experience as a radio operator
  • Radar/ARPA/AIS Training with excellent operating experience
  • GMDSS General Operators Certificate is desirable
  • CAA Radio Operators Certificate or Equivalent (VHF Air band Operator)
  • CAA Offshore Meteorological Observer Certificate or equivalent is an advantage
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Excel software
  • Good BOSIET and Medical Certificate
  • Language: English.



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