Title:                  Vessel Quality Safety and Environmental (VQSE) Manager
Position:           Full-time Salaried Exempt
Reports to:       Director of Safety & Compliance
Division:           Gulf-Inland
Location:          St. Rose, LA
Principal Responsibilities:
  • Vessel Compliance Inspector - ensure U.S. Coast Guard, OSHA, ISM, TMSA, & Customer compliance by studying and interpreting regulations and standards; conducting inspections, identifying problems, developing solutions, accompanying and working with inspectors or boarding teams.
  • Lead accident prevention practices through investigation; identify root causes of accidents and recommend policies and procedures.
  • Vessel Safety Training - Prepare employees for safe work by developing and disseminating safety information; assist in development of orientation and awareness training, conducting safety training and work audits.
  • Represent the company by attending U.S. Coast Guard, Industry, and OSHA sponsored meetings.
  • Maintain safety awareness by providing information relevant to the operation of both vessel and shore side facilities, conduct inspections, recommend improvements, and coach crews.
  • Recommend purchase of safety equipment by evaluating products and provide technical expertise in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Provide safety information and reports by collecting analyzing, and summarizing data and trends; publish reports; develop both audit and corrective action plans; write periodic articles for company newsletters; draft safety alerts to vessels and shore facilities; maintain OSHA records; submit U.S. Coast Guard and OSHA reports.
  • Maintain safe, secure, and healthy work environments by understanding current and proposed legislations; adhere to organization standards and policies, and to legal regulations; alert management regarding potential concerns.
  • Improve safety management job knowledge by attending workshops; review professional publications; establish personal networks; benchmark practices; participate in professional and industry safety advocacy groups such as AWO Inter-Regional Safety Committee.
  • Contribute to safety and organization success by welcoming related, different, and new requests for assistance or recommendations; help others achieve their safety-related performance objectives and goals.
  • Audit AWO and OMSA Security Plans and implementation.
  • Comply with the company Safety Management System in support of continual improvement and management objectives.
  • Previous experience in areas of investigations, boarding, marine inspection or shipboard operations/engineering preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety Management, Industrial Hygiene, or related field preferred.
  • 5+ years in Marine industry preferred.
  • Experience working ABS and preparing vessels for Flag State or ABS inspection preferred.
  • ISO 9001 Auditor Training and/or ISM Auditor experience is a plus.
  • SIRE or OVID Inspection experience preferred.
  • Strong communication (written and oral) skills required.
  • Ability to perform a variety of complicated tasks with minimal supervision required.
  • Demonstrated skills and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office required.
  • Travel ~ 50%.
  • U.S. Coast Guard experience or equivalent in areas of investigation, boarding, marine safety, and inspections.
  • Ability to take and pass an approved auditor course.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.