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Assistant HSEQ Superintendent - Limassol

Date Posted:
14 May 2018

Vacancy Details


Who are V. Group?

To put it simply, we are a leading global maritime service provider, specialising in the outsourced technical management of high value maritime assets and the provision of a wide-range of high value supporting technical, workforce and commercial services. We specifically operate in the commercial shipping, cruise, energy and defence sectors. Since the group's formation, we have expanded our range of services and global reach to a point where we are a true leader in the outsourced shipping management sector.

Assistant HSEQ Superintendent – what does that involve?



·         To ensure the safe operation of assigned fleet/vessels, and to provide an effective link between the Fleet Cell and those on board fleet vessels

·         To verify and monitor all safety and pollution prevention activities in the operation of the Fleet and to ensure that adequate resources and shore-based support is applied as required.




·         The maintenance of navigational standards by regular review of navigational practices and procedures and any improvements required for the ships assigned to him/her. Comp & Policies 12.0

·         Monitoring all cargo activities such as cargo operations, tank cleaning / gas freeing and to comply with operational safety procedures and provide assistance / guidance where required for the ships assigned to him/ her.

·         If assigned by MD/GM to be the designated person ashore (DPA) or alternate DPA as per the ISM Code and to have direct access to the highest level of management for assigned vessels. IMO require the DPA to monitor as a minimum the following for his or her assigned vessels:

o   Communication and implementation of the safety and environmental protection policy;

o   Evaluation and review of the effectiveness of the safety management system;

o   Reporting and analysis of non-conformities, accidents and hazardous occurrences;

o   Maintain ISM certification and organising and monitoring of internal audits;

o   Appropriate revisions to the SMS; and

o   Ensuring that adequate resources and shore based support is provided.

·         Company & Policies 10.2/12  COP 2.3.7 / 2.3.11 / 2.3.14 / 2.3.15

·         Act as Company Security Officer (CSO) and plan internal ISPS audits for designated fleet/vessels within the required timescales. SSP 2.5

·         Control and monitor the risk for assigned vessels and to act as part of the risk assessment team for shipboard procedures and operations when called upon to do so. COP 2.1.10 / SEP 7

·         Monitor the voyage and operational performance of assigned fleet/vessels providing assistance to the Fleet team/Masters as necessary. COP 5.1

·         Monitoring Safety, Marine operations, Flag state, Port State inspections & Vetting Inspections for assigned fleet/ships.

·         Collect Safety and Quality Statistical data of the fleet to support the Management Review process.


·         Act as client interface as required on all marine and operational matters, ensuring HSEQ input to client reports

·         Maintain records of accidents, incidents, near misses and non-conformance reports. Contribute fully to the investigations and verify that investigations are carried out effectively and that appropriate corrective action is agreed upon and implemented in a timely manner. COP 2.2.7 / SEP 12

·         Co-ordinate the provision of specialist advice on all HSE+Q matters, actively promoting and supporting the development of effective professional working partnerships between Senior Officers on-board vessels and the ship management team ashore. Comp & Policies 10.2

·         Evaluate vessel requirements with regard to mooring ropes, marine and safety equipment. COP 2.2.6 / 5.10 & FOP 3

·         When appointed, act as Management Representative as per ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Generate and maintain records relating to the issuance of controlled documentation. Comp & Policies 10.2 COP 2.3 / 2.3.12

·         Assist line management with the functioning of the VMS and monitoring that adequate training is being provided. COP 2.3.16 / COP 11.3 / 11.4

·         Act as a member of the Emergency Response Team during an emergency. COP 3

·         Arrange third party inspections such as Oil Major, CDI and flag state inspections and co-ordinate response.

·         COP 13 / COP 2.2.9 / 2.2.10

·         If required, handle/liaise with the Master on P&I and Insurance claims. COP 9.3

·         Monitor shipboard drug and alcohol testing. OCM 9.2

·         Monitor the charts and nautical publications supply process to vessels ensuring necessary corrections and updates are provided without delay. FOP 3.7 / 3.8

·         Monitor performance and maintenance standards of all navigational equipment.

·         Interview and brief Senior Officers on HSE&Q matters during office attendance. Ensure they have an understanding of the V.Ships “performance assured” philosophy and are clear about the standards of performance expected and the support available from the management team shore. COP 7.12

·         In liaison with Fleet Superintendents ensure that Performance Appraisals are conducted for Senior Officers on-board assigned vessels as per VMS Procedures and contribute as appropriate to their career development. COP 7.15


What is V.Group looking for?

·         Minimum qualification of Class 2 (1st Mate) certificate of competency and   seagoing experience as       a Chief Officer  pursuant  to  the  International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification   and Watch-keeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, with less than three years’ experience as a senior shipboard officer and five years of relevant ship type experience


·         Other formal education combined with not less than three years’ practical senior level experience in ship management operations in a shipping company with relevant ship type experience


·         Qualifications from a tertiary institution recognised by the Administration or by the recognised organisation, within a relevant field of management, engineering or physical science, with not less than three years’ practical senior level experience in ship management operations in a shipping company with relevant ship type experience.


What can I expect in return?

V.Group can offer you a market leading salary and benefits package, in addition to significant opportunities for career growth and personal development. This a great opportunity to join a true leader in the maritime sector - a company that has exciting plans for future growth.