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Vetting Superintendent

  • Houston, TX

Join our dynamic team and be a pioneer in maritime safety and environmental stewardship. We’re on a mission to advance safety, sustainability, and crew well-being through cutting-edge innovation, digital solutions, and data-driven strategies.

Under the guidance of the Operations Manager, Americas, the Maritime Vetting Officer plays a pivotal role in providing comprehensive administrative support to the vetting team while addressing inquiries from esteemed clients, including Ship Managers and Charterers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary contact for the vetting team, promptly managing daily correspondence via email and phone, with a keen eye for urgent matters.
  • Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of data entry into the proprietary platform, incorporating Port State Control and Incident data efficiently.
  • Assess the quality of Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action plans for Port State Control deficiencies, liaising with Ship Managers as needed for effective resolution.
  • Review investigation reports for incidents and adverse events, collaborating with Ship Managers and clients to achieve satisfactory outcomes.
  • Support Vetting Superintendents as directed by the regional operations manager, contributing to seamless Vetting Operations.
  • Handle routine vetting inquiries from external stakeholders, prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines and uphold superior customer service standards.
  • Maintain precise records and execute tasks with utmost accuracy and diligence.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Essential: Holds a Chief Mate or Second Engineer License with a minimum of 5 years’ experience onboard International Trading vessels.
  • Strong background in safety, preferably with experience in Oil Major/Tanker operations.
  • Highly desirable: Training in Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis.
  • Experience in a Safety Officer role is advantageous.
  • Proficient in ship construction, machinery, operations, and Quality Management Systems.
  • Familiarity with ship surveys, certification processes, and relevant international regulations (IMO, ILO, ISM Code, STCW).
  • Thorough understanding of vessel operations and industry standards, including guidelines from OCIMF, ICS, and specific vessel types (Dry bulk, Chemical, Gas).
  • Excellent IT skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.