Scope of the Position:
Responsible for the oversight of health, safety and environmental (HSE) policies, procedures and programs by supporting and working in coordination with the operations department. Maintain high standards of HSE awareness throughout the organization, including promoting employee participation in measures aimed at preventing incidents.
General HSE Functions
• Liaise with the Designated Person Ashore regarding verification and monitoring of all health, safety and environmental matters and prevention activities.
• Review reported incidents and near misses and conduct incident investigations, including generation of recommendations for corrective and preventive action. Liaise with vessel officers and Superintendents to ensure effective implementation of identified corrective and preventive actions.
• Draft HSE related correspondence to fleet for communicating lessons learned.
• Perform vessel visits, including riding of vessels, to provide support to the Master in the implementation of HSE initiatives as well as the identification and correction of latent conditions.
• Review all on-board drills, inspections and safety meetings to ensure they are conducted in accordance with the MS and regulatory requirements. Liaise with Superintendents and Masters for any areas requiring follow up action.
• Participate as a member of the emergency response team, as required.
• Ensure vessels are equipped with an appropriate library of Material Safety Data Sheets including updates.
• Bachelor’s degree in Marine Transportation or related field or equivalent experience required, Maritime Academy graduate preferred
• Five to eight years experience in maritime industry
• Advanced license required with time sailing on tankers preferred
• Strong computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office products required.
• Root cause analysis techniques training required
• Basic safety training required
• Extensive experience and/or training in safety management practices for the marine transportation industry required
• Certified training as an auditor of safety management systems preferred
• Company Security Officer Certification preferred
• Written and verbal communications at all organizational levels in a clear and concise manner
• Independent, highly motivated self-starter
• Ability to adapt well to changing priorities and situations without a loss of effectiveness
• Ability to drive long distances (up to 5 hours) and/or travel by air to various US ports possibly requiring overnight stays
• Ability to board vessels in port (requires using a gangway with a grade of 30-60 degrees)
• Ability to climb ladders and navigate over uneven surfaces during vessel visits
• Ability to board vessels at anchor (climb a Jacob’s ladder from a water taxi)
• Possess good sensory perception (sight, smell, hearing, touch)
• Ability to enter and inspect confined spaces
• Willingness to remain accessible for communication and consultation on an around the clock basis and work unusual hours, including nights and weekends as required