HSSEQ Manager

Flagship Management Published: October 17, 2019
Jacksonville, United States of America
Job Type


HSSEQ Manager

Jacksonville, FL


Required Qualifications:

Education: Maritime Academy graduate with Bachelor’s Degree in marine field or equivalent experience.

Experience: Three to five years of experience in maritime industry required, with two years of practical experience in safety management activities. Tanker sailing or shoreside experience preferred.

Languages: English

Skills/Software: Working experience with NSE, Excel, Word, and Outlook.

Traits: Ability to travel as necessary for projects, ability to work well with others, self-starter, proactive, flexible with work schedule, well organized

Preferred Qualifications:

•             Strong computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, experience with NSE.

•             Marine incident investigation and root cause analysis training, with practical experience in performing incident investigations.

•             ISM Lead Auditor training

•             Demonstrates teamwork, interpersonal and communications skills

•             Written and verbal communications at all organizational levels in a clear and concise manner

•             Analytical, problem solving, time management, project management and decision making skills

•             Strong ability to manage multiple tasks requiring solid planning

•             Ability to drive long distances (up to 5 hours) and/or travel by air to various domestic and foreign 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 safely 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

Duties and Responsibilities:

The position is responsible for compliance oversight of health, safety, quality and environmental matters working in coordination with HSSEQ staff and other SFM Departments. Promote health and safety awareness and improve operating practices throughout the fleet.

•             Supports the drive to Goal Zero as outlined in the Safety Management Systems Health, Safety, and Environmental Policies.

•             Supports oversight of ISM Code compliance.

•             Reviews, edits, and authors management system documents on a regular basis with a focus on continual improvement.

•             Assists Superintendents to ensure CAR corrective and preventive actions are effective, and completed within time requirements. Drafts the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) from non-conformities as appropriate for external audits.

•             Conducts incident and injury investigations to identify root causes as directed.

•             Assists in developing Annual Management Review content.

•             Provide support to Masters and Medical Officers to ensure matters related to medical treatment on board and medicine chest concerns are addressed in a timely manner.

•             Drafts safety alerts, learning from incidents, and other newsletter content to shore-side and shipboard personnel.

•             Communicate and work with regulatory agencies, customers, vendors and industry groups with respect to HSSEQ matters.

•             Assist in maintaining vessel’s emergency response plans.

•             Participates in table top exercises and emergency drills (internal and external/third party) as required.

•             Assist in monitoring and evaluating the impact of new regulations and industry requirements, including developing or revising existing fleet guidance.

•             Required to travel 33% of the time.

Must also be willing and able to do the following:

•             Maintains accurate and up-to-date HSSEQ statistics (lost time injuries, near miss reports, etc.)

•             Oversees onboard training programs.

•             Ensure requirements of EPA NPDES VGP are complied with throughout the fleet, including submission of annual report.

•             Oversees the QSMS document control process.

•             Schedules and facilitates external ISM audits.

•             Tracks vessel movement and provides voyage specific vessel support regarding environmental compliance matters.

•             Conducts internal audits both ashore and aboard vessels as needed and, when required, conduct pre-audits to prepare the vessel’s crew for external audits.

•             Performs Role as Alternate Designated Person Ashore, as the ship to shore link to senior management, as assigned.

•             Performs other position related duties as specified by management.

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