Expedo Ship Management (Canada) Ltd.
requires a Safety Department Head to monitor and inspect our safety
procedures aboard our fleet ships, and to provide recommendations to
senior management to ensure appropriate measures are adopted to
comply with international safety standards and regulations.
Expedo Shipping Corporation is a Monaco
based shipping company. We own and operate tankers that trade
worldwide, and have manning offices in Taiwan, China, Philippines
and India. Our Canadian office oversees compliance with safety
protocols worldwide, but predominantly in Asia. The position of
Safety Department Head must therefore be well versed in local
shipping conditions at our most travelled ports, our cargo, and
Responsibilities of the role fall under
two main umbrellas: Safety, and Compliance with the International
Safety Management (ISM) Code, ISO14001 and ISPS. Specific
responsibilities of the position include:
- Conducting safety inspections on board ships, submitting
reports of any findings to senior management, and verifying that
all findings been corrected.
- Examining ships’
reports and making recommendations to Masters regarding
- Coordinating with Ship Masters to monitor safety equipment
condition, and ensuring such equipment always complies with
International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements, as well
as country and company requirements.
- Contacting relevant classification societies, US Coast
Guard, and manufacturers when necessary to ensure Expedo is
operating with the most up to date safety equipment.
ISM / SEP compliance
- Ensuring that fleet ships are conducting shipboard SEP
meetings as required, and maintaining records of their minutes
in Expedo’s records.
- Scheduling management meetings quarterly,
presenting shipboard SEP meeting minutes to senior management,
and providing feedback to ships.
- Ensuring fleet ships are conducting Vessel Response Plan
(VRP) drills and maintaining the company’s records of these
- Updating the office library, and the Shipboard Marine
Pollution Emergency Plan (SMPEP) and VRP copies to ensure they
are consistent with ships’ copies.
- Ensuring that fleet ships are conducting drills and onboard
training pursuant to schedules, and maintaining ships’ records.
- Reviewing company procedures and manuals, and revising these
manuals annually, and whenever required.
- Ensuring fleet ships are following the company’s drugs and
alcohol policy, arranging unannounced drugs and alcohol tests,
and maintaining records.
- Analyzing Accident /Near Accident Reports / Non Conformity
Reports from fleet ships, giving feedback to ships, reporting to
senior management, and maintaining records.
- Scheduling the fleet’s shipboard Master review, examining
ships’ findings, giving feedback and verifying corrective
actions have been taken.
- Scheduling company and fleet ships’ internal and external
audits and verifying all corrective actions have been taken in
the light of findings.
- Scheduling annual table top drill with QI (Qualified
Individual) and ship as per VRP and California’s Contingency
Plan requirements, and as per SMPEP.
- Ensuring the Designated Person Ashore provides a link
between the Company and those on board, and has direct access to
the highest level of management.
In order to perform the responsibilities
of this challenging role, the following qualifications are
- Minimum 8 years of seafaring experience on product
tankers, with 5 years on Panamax product tankers as Chief
Officer and Master.
- Familiar with ISM and implementation, with an internal
- Familiar with International Ship and Port Facility
Security (ISPS) Code and its implementation, and hold a
valid certificate for CSO (Company Security Officer).
- Familiar with Incident investigation, with training
- Familiar with Tanker Management and Self Assessment
(TMSA) requirements and navigation audit programs.
- Has experience with Electronic Chart Display and
Information System (ECDIS) as certified primary system on
- Familiar with Risk Assessment processes and techniques
with training certificate.
- Familiar with ISO14001- 2015 and implementation, with
internal auditor certificate.
- Familiar with Competence Management Systems and
- Familiar with Danaos Planned Inspection and Maintenance
- Experience working experience with international
crew members, particularly Chinese crews.
- Proficiency in Chinese Mandarin. Note that one third of
our crew members are Chinese. In the event of a crucial
communication regarding safety or an investigation, the
Safety Department Head must ensure that that communication
is accurate, and that the crew understands instructions
This position will be based at Expedo Ship
Management Canada’s office located at One City Centre Drive, Suite
1510, Mississauga, ON, L5B 1M2. It is a full time, permanent
Approximately 90% of work hours will be
spent at our office in Mississauga, 10% of work hours will be spent
at sea, on board our vessels. As per job requirements above, the
language of work will be English, however it is imperative that the
Safety Department Head fully understand reports from our crews
regarding safety measures and concerns, and must ensure that our
crews fully understand instructions given to them regarding safety
measures and requirements. Proficiency in Mandarin is therefore
required, in addition to English.
The wage for this position will range
between CAD $100,000 – CAD $140,000, depending on the level of
experience of the candidate. Employment benefits will include
extended medical, dental, vision care, and life insurance coverage.
Interested candidates, please send resumes
and cover letters to