Marine Assurance Lead

Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborate proactively with the Director, Marine Risk & Vetting and regional Marine Assurance Leads to provide uninterrupted vetting coverage to the business units
  • Provide support in the continued implementation and improvement of the Marine Risk Management Standard and the associated assurance, vetting and auditing processes
  • Collaborate with Commercial and Technical functions to provide marine expertise and support to business unit (BU) marine operations and projects as needed
  • Interface with ConocoPhillips business units and provide guidance on marine risk related matters and the vetting process
  • Organize and arrange vessel inspections with Company and third-party inspectors under the OCIMF SIRE & OVID inspection programs
  • Support OCIMF SIRE/OVID inspections of Company operated and chartered vessels
  • Conduct TMSA/OVMSA/MTMSA verification audits of vessel and terminal operators and follow through to ensure appropriate corrective actions are implemented
  • Support the Marine Terminal Assurance Program (MTAP) by conducting terminal assessments
  • Attend industry functions as directed by manager, Marine Assurance, on marine related matters to promote the continued improvement in industry standards and best practices that may impact ConocoPhillips business
  • Monitor incident reports and trends of vessels in Company service to make prompt recommendations to improve risk mitigation measures
  • Support the review of marine incidents with assessment of vessel incident reports, identifying trends and developing best practices for risk mitigation
  • Act as a vetting backup to other regional Marine Assurance leads to provide global vetting coverage on an as needed basis


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as a permanent resident, refugee or asylee
  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination, or ConocoPhillips approved accommodation, required
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a marine related field or foreign equivalent
  • 5+ years seagoing experience as an officer or equivalent shoreside operations / assurance experience in the maritime industry
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to travel 25% of the time and be on call 24/7


  • 10+ years seagoing experience as an officer or equivalent shoreside operations / assurance experience in the maritime industry
  • Maritime academy graduate
  • Working knowledge with OCIMF, IMCA, CDI, USCG or equivalent
  • Working knowledge with SIRE, OVID, TMSA, OVMSA
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively to drive team performance
  • Able to develop and sustain strong working relationships to facilitate the needs of the business
  • Applies policies, guidelines and standards objectively
  • Builds effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by holding others accountable and standing up for what is right
  • Effective communication to manage expectations with internal and external contacts
  • Builds positive relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals
  • Listens actively and invites new ideas for exchanged opinions, then influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results
Job location

Houston, TX ,USA