Manager, Navigation Safety
Royal Caribbean Group
The Manager Navigation Safety is responsible for developing, implementing, and sustaining shipboard marine safety standards, equipment, procedures, and policies related to Navigational safety across all RCG brands. The position uses data for evidence-based decision making. They also oversee corrective actions, new regulations, and continuous improvement initiatives related to navigation for the operational safety program. The Manager presents outcomes and status to senior shipboard officers and shoreside management.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Lead Safety Initiatives: Drive innovation in navigation safety. Keep up-to-date with fleet operations and safety practices. Work towards development of fleet standards around navigation appropriate for all RCG brands.
· Improve Safety Culture: Collaborate across the company to enhance safety policies and practices. Work closely with crew members and officers on all ships.
· Contribute to Safety Projects: Play a key role in safety task forces. Manage projects focusing on navigation. Ensure team members meet project goals.
· Streamline Workflows: Use project management tools to align team efforts. Prepare clear reports for senior management.
· Monitor and Improve Safety Programs: Oversee navigation audits. Regularly update senior management on these programs.
· Develop Training Programs: Work with the training team to create and update safety training, including compliance with STCW standards.
· Manage Safety Projects: Oversee the financial and planning aspects of navigation-related safety projects, including implementing new regulations.
· Standardize Solutions: Aim for consistent safety solutions across all brands. Participate in investigating accidents and incidents involving navigation with Maritime Compliance group; offer subject matter expertise and track internal Global Marine Operations root cause analysis, corrective actions, and follow up on continuous improvement findings.
· Analyze Safety Data: Monitor and report on safety incidents and compliance. Develop action plans based on data analysis.
· Stay Informed on Regulations: Keep abreast of international and manufacturer safety regulations.
· Research and Implement New Technologies: Explore new technologies for improving safety. Update safety policies and equipment accordingly.
· Support Cross-Departmental Collaboration: Assist with equipment and software related to safety. Coordinate with other departments like supply chain and technical services.
· Support Operational Requests: Help with safety-related requests from groups and charters.
· Other Duties: Be ready to take on additional tasks as needed.
This position is responsible for supporting the financial management of any navigation-related projects including putting forward capital requests and coordinating across departments. ---
· Position requires a nautical education with minimum 7-10 years of service with a major shipping company as Deck Officer or equivalent Nautical shore side position.
· Bachelor’s degree or Technical graduation, and a Maritime license with shipboard/platform experience required or equivalent military experience.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
· Advanced knowledge of personal computers within a Windows environment including e-mail, Microsoft Office 365 (word, excel, Power BI, SharePoint, etc.) and related printers and equipment.
· Excellent ability to communicate effectively with multi disciplines, shipboard and shore-side for problem resolution.
· Position requires good level knowledge of nautical operations and ship handling on worldwide itineraries.
· Very good knowledge of SOLAS, STCW, ILO, Classification and Flag requirements and general maritime regulations.
· Possess excellent time management and organization skills with the ability to multitask and manage in a fast-paced environment.
· Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to communicate technical material to executive leadership and non-technical audience.
· Ability to work independently, as well as part of a cohesive team
· Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
· Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
· Ability to travel throughout the Fleet and spend required time on a variety of vessel