Manager of HSE and Security

Job Responsibilities


Responsible for providing support to marine, terminal and other personnel in the execution of Foss Maritime Company Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) and security programs. Serves as the Foss Offshore Wind Terminal Security Officer responsible for the implementation and monitoring of all security policies, procedures and programs to ensure compliance with the Marine Transportation Security Act (MTSA) and the International Ship and Port Security Act (ISPS).


Essential Functions


HSE & Security


  • Management of and active participation alongside the HSE team to support Foss Offshore Wind Marine Terminal and marine operations associated with Foss east coast offshore wind.
  • Works with vessel, and terminal management and personnel to identify areas for change, including implementation of industry best practices, to improve Foss' HSE and security performance to achieve its goal of zero incidents.
  • Provides HSE reinforcement through presence in the fleet, and terminal. Assists with monitoring and auditing of various HSE and security activities, including recognition of hazardous conditions and practices and the recommendation of control methods.
  • Manages injury monitoring and prevention programs for Foss Offshore wind activities and provides reports on safety and quality aspects to customers as needed.
  • Vessel, and terminal HSE and security audits and inspections.
  • HSE and security training to include collaborative development of Foss specific training.
  • HSE and security reporting, including benchmarking, trending and production of monthly reports.
  • Development of HSE and security communications in collaboration with the Director Marine Assurance, Director HSQE Strategy and Development Marine Assurance and the regional team.
  • For offshore wind associated vessels and facilities administers and manages Foss' 3rd Party Vetting Program by preparing and leading the company through external audits conducted by customers, regulators, and 3rd party surveyors. Schedules auditors, coordinates company attendees (or vessels), prepares answers to audit reports ahead of time (when provided), provides for any necessary pre-training of employees, and reviews any required responses on issues identified and ensures regional follow up.
  • Represents Foss at industry HSE and Security events as requested.
  • Serves as the regional Qualified Person and ICS Incident Commander.
  • Manages and assists in the development and maintenance of the applicable sections of the Foss Marine training syllabus and schedules and provides for employee training as appropriate for Foss Offshore Wind.
  • For applicable vessels and facilities, responds to near miss safety observations (NMSO) and conducts incident investigations with recommendations for continual improvement. Facilitates the distribution of the reports to the fleet and facilitates and checks crew awareness of reports and content during safety meeting and management visitations.


Corporate Compliance


  • Ensures that HSE and security team activities are conducted in an ethical manner, in accordance with Foss' Corporate Ethics and Antirust Compliance Policies.
  • Monitors and enforces policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Foss' policies and procedures
  • Monitors regulatory and rule changes that affect the company vessels, offshore wind terminal and provides guidance to ensure compliance.
  • Performs special duties and other projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to all company policies.
  • Accomplishes all tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.




  • Provides guidance on HSE and security requirements so that proper budgeting is carried out to meet requirements.


Supervisory and Leadership of Direct Staff if applicable


  • Responsible for all matters of employment including recruiting, training, development, promotion, discipline and termination.
  • Understands and complies with Foss' Affirmative Action Plan, EEO, Non-Discrimination, Harassment, and all other HR policies and procedures.
  • Effectively communicates function and/or regional goals and objectives.
  • Provides direction and leadership to achieve company Core Values, Mission and Safety Vision.
  • Processes performance evaluations in a timely, effective and fair manner.
  • Directs, motivates and develops employees for maximum performance.
  • Establishes goals, monitors progress and results of direct reports.
  • Addresses inter- and intra-department training needs and counseling, as needed.


Knowledge Of


  • English language necessary for oral, written and phone communications.
  • Knowledge of USCG, ISM and OSHA rules and guidelines for maritime and onshore terminal activities. Additional knowledge of Global Wind Orgainzation (GWO) standards preferred.
  • Personal computer skills, Windows, Word, Excel.
  • General knowledge of various office machines.
  • Requires background and experience in maritime, and marine terminal HSE and security.
  • HSE and security regulatory requirements, including local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Internal audit procedures and practices.
  • Excellent communications and human relations skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to tactfully interact with a wide range of personalities and the ability to extract maximum level of effort, cooperation, and output from personnel.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize individual and team workload.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to demonstrate high ethical standards of honesty and integrity to lead by example.
  • Resourcefulness and creativity in order to identify and propose course(s) of action to a wide range of HSE and security issues.
  • Attention to detail and analytical skills are necessary to evaluate compliance issues encountered during field activities.
  • Public speaking skills necessary in making presentations and providing training to internal and external audiences, as will represent the company to customers.
  • Ability to conduct internal HSE and security audits.
  • Must be able to perform duties with minimal supervision.

Minimum Requirements

This position requires a Bachelor's degree in marine transportation, engineering, safety or similar field. An appropriate professional certification (CSP), vocational training and/or terminal work experience (5-10 years) may be substituted for formal education. A working knowledge of marine transportation and marine terminal HSE is required.

Job location

New Bedford, MA, USA