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Marine HSSE Advisor

Marine HSSE Advisor required for a major offshore wind developer based in the Netherlands

Responsibilities

  • Develop, update, and implement the marine and HSSE policies, procedures, and guidelines in alignment with industry regulations and company standards.
  • Ensure compliance with local, national, and international maritime regulations, safety codes, and environmental standards.
  • Conduct regular risk assessments and hazard identification for marine operations and related activities, with contractors.
  • Collaborate with operational teams to develop and implement risk mitigation measures, emergency response plans, and contingency procedures.
  • Lead investigations into marine-related incidents, accidents, and near-miss occurrences.
  • Analyse incident data to identify trends and opportunities for improvement and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Evaluate HSSE performance and capabilities of marine contractors and suppliers, ensuring they meet the necessary marine safety standards.
  • Collaborate with procurement and contract management teams to assess and select reputable and safety-conscious contractors.
  • Conduct regular audits and inspections (including offshore) to assess the effectiveness of HSSE programs and identify areas for improvement.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in command and marine advisory or supervisory roles, preferably in the offshore construction, energy, wind, or renewables industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or advanced-level education) in Marine Engineering, Maritime Studies, Environmental Sciences, or a marine related / equivalent field
  • In-depth knowledge of Dutch and European maritime regulations, safety standards, and environmental practices.
  • Strong understanding of risk assessment methodologies and incident investigation techniques.
  • Certified in a recognised intermediate level /advanced incident investigation methodology/process (e.g. Tap Root, Kelvin Top-Set, Tripod beta etc.)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with diverse teams, contractors, and stakeholders.
  • Ability to lead and influence teams towards a strong safety culture.
  • Certification in relevant HSSE qualifications is desirable (e.g., NEBOSH, IOSH, ISM, ISPS).
  • Certified to conduct marine audits, inspections, and surveys.
  • Experience with marine software and GIS tools is desirable.
  • Certification in relevant areas such as DP Operator, First Aid at Sea, GWO, or Marine Environmental Protection would be advantageous.
  • Willingness to travel and work in different marine locations or offshore facilities if required.