Designated Person Ashore (DPA)

United Kingdom
Ship Superintendent
25 Jun 2021
Job Description

The DPA reports to the Head of Fleet and where necessary the directors of the Company & Emergency Response Team Commanders. The DPA maintains seniority over the vessel crew except where a vessel Master makes a decision for the safety of personnel and the vessel.



  • Ensure the safe and compliant operation of each vessel
  • Act as a link between the company and those on board, with direct access to the highest level of management
  • Control the preparation, implementation, evolvement, and revision of the Integrated Management System
  • Actively develop and promote a safe and just culture within the company and fleet
  • Monitor the pollution-prevention aspects of the operation of the vessel, ensuring that adequate resources and shore-based support are applied
  • Monitor the standard, training and competence of all seafarers whilst working closely with the Offshore Resource Team
  • Regularly evaluate and review of the effectiveness of the IMS
  • Take the lead for all investigations following an incident
  • Act as a liaison between Fleet and RQHSE department, collaborating where required
  • Ensure that any Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA’s) with regards to safety of personnel and/or environment are closed out in a timely manner
  • Analyze non-conformities in order to identify patterns of weakness and where needed, work closely with the Directors and Department Heads to strengthen these areas
  • Promote the importance of Integrated Management System to seafarers and all members of the shore based team(s)
  • Establish initiatives to encourage engagement between seafarers and the shore based team
  • Organize the annual schedule of audits, reviews, meetings and inspections in accordance with the IMS.
  • Ensure Emergency Response Team undertake regular drills as per schedule
  • Conduct regular visits to different vessel’s
  • Regularly monitor vessel routing and review all passage plans
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Designated Person Ashore qualification (Essential)
  • ISM Lead auditor (Desirable)
  • NEBOSH/IOSH (Management) (Desirable)
  • Incident investigation qualifications (Desirable)
  • Certificate of Competence (Desirable)
  • Valid Driving Licence (Preferably clean)
  • Experience in developing/maintaining a safety management system (Desirable)
  • Previous shore based experience in vessel management especially small workboats (Desirable)
  • Previous experience within windfarm industry (Desirable)
  • Excellent Knowledge of ISM Code & Maritime regulations
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Teams & PowerPoint
  • Strong character
  • Safety focused
  • Leads by example
  • Confident
  • Attentive to detail
  • Ability to work successfully as part of a team