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Group HSEQ Manager (Rotterdam)


To advance the development of our organisation and further professionalisation of our HSE-Q Department in Rotterdam, we are looking for a:

Group HSE-Q Manager

With 350 years of combined heritage, we are passionate about assisting ships safely. Our large fleet of 70 tugs provides tailored towage services in twelve European ports: Rotterdam, Antwerp, Ghent, Flushing, Terneuzen, Zeebrugge, Liverpool, London, Southampton, Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Wilhelmshaven. These ports are major junctions where ships from all over the world bring their cargo and passengers or come to pick up cargo for further transportation. Through operational efficiency and flexibility, we focus on our customers’ needs and understand their expectations.

We believe that towage is all about people. The success of our company depends on the people working for us. Their contribution, their added value to the organisation and their willingness to commit to our core values are all highly valued. Our culture, our conduct and our business approach are based on five core values passion, respect, collaboration, flexibility and professionalism.

Recruitment process

Your job

The Group HSE-Q manager is responsible to assure operating quality and as such develop the corporate operating manual and to assure proper documentation of the agreed processes. In the role of group HSE-Q Manager, you will assume the responsibility for the HSE area management in the four operating areas. You will develop, initiate and determine that all operations will be carried out as per the agreed safety and operating standards, in line with the group safety policies.

The Group HSE-Q Manager will define and document the proper Policies, Processes and Procedures. Furthermore, the HSE-Q team is organized in a matrix constellation. The Operational Area HSE Managers will take the lead for all safety matters for their fleet. This means that by subject, one of the area colleagues will be the project leader for his interest or specialism, which contributes to the group HSE-Q policy and quality. The Group HSE-Q Manager can be project leader as well or will be coach to the area colleague. The responsibility of reaching project targets in general is up to the Group HSE-Q Manager.

For new tenders, you will support Business Development & Sales team in preparation of Health and Safety documentation.

Internal auditing by project and special analyzing the cause of incidents and accidents with a high rate or extraordinary impact is part of the job. The HSE team will carry out standard analysis of accident and incident statistics, identify trends and suggest improvement plans.

What type of applicant are we looking for?

  • A completed higher vocational education (Master degree), in Occupational Safety or relevant discipline
  • 10 years of relevant working experience in a Maritime environment
  • Experience as (internal) certified auditor
  • An excellent command of the Dutch and English language, both verbal and written
  • Good report writing skills
  • A drive to get results
  • The ability to work as a central driver/service provider to the areas
  • A good understanding of processes and excellent analytical skills

Your talents:

  • Initiate and supervise HSE-Q project activities in the pursuit and realization of change within the organization
  • Consider integrity and honesty as very important values.
  • Assert ideas and persuade others, gaining support and commitment from others.
  • Inspire enthusiasm in others and encourage others to take initiative and responsibility to achieve objectives.

We offer:

  • A dynamic career within an international, young company with enthusiastic and passionate colleagues
  • An interesting job environment in the Rotterdam HQ
  • A friendly and transparent office environment. Within the team, both individual responsibility and teamwork are highly valued.
  • Excellent terms of employment
  • Room for personal development and growth

Challenge yourself. Challenge us.

Are you a team player, result-driven and highly motivated HSE-Q professional, who is looking for a new challenge and living nearby the Rotterdam HQ? If you have a pro-active mentality and the ability to get things done in an international, matrix organization, then we invite you to submit your motivation letter and CV.

Closing date to apply: 6th May 2019.

For more information about the vacancy, please contact Frank Schoof, Director HR&O, at phone number +31(0)103073533.

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