The Regulatory & Compliance Manager is accountable for the compliance security of all vessels in the marine fleet. Working in collaboration with various departments within Marine Operations and the HSEQ Department, this position ensures operation standards and safety procedures are in place, and that all regulatory compliance requirements with respect to vessel and crew safety are met. This role oversees and monitors ongoing operational and occupational safety compliance in order to reduce potential risks and liabilities to the company. In the event of a major incident and the Director of Vessel Operations is absent, this position would assume the role of the Assistant Incident Commander with the responsibility to ensure emergency and salvage response is coordinated in a timely manner following contingency protocols.
- Organize and participate in vessel regulatory inspections.
- Ensure compliance with new/changing regulations including enforcing policies and procedures.
- Develop and maintain company manuals.
- Maintain third party membership with emergency response organizations.
- Liaise with company vessels.
- Company DPA (designated person ashore).
- Conduct Internal ISM Audits.
- Assist with vetting for 3rd party charters.
- Participate in incident investigations.
- Liaise and submit reports to Government Agencies.
- Prepare for vessel audits from third party agencies.
- Maintain Company Safety Management systems and associated documentation.
- Marine Vessel Security.
- Liaise with industry boards and associations.
- Ensure compliance with Canadian, USA and international regulatory requirements.
Education and Experience
- Completion of Technical, Engineering or Nautical Sciences Program at a recognized post-secondary institution.
- Minimum of 5 years Senior Officers experience or similar Shore management position.
- Certificate of Competency as Master, Marine Engineer or Degree in Naval Architecture preferred.
- ICS 200/300.
Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies
- Expert knowledge of relevant Canadian and International marine regulations.
- Thorough understanding of the Canada Labour Code and Occupational Safety and Health Regulations.
- Knowledge of the marine industry on the West Coast of North America plus an understanding of West Coast Port and Terminal operations.
- Understanding of the operations of the Seaspan fleet.
- Excellent communication and people management skills.
- Strong problem-solving abilities.
- Ability to handle emergency response effectively and efficiently. Able to plan and direct under high pressure.
- Basic computer skills.