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Marine Atlantic
Marine Atlantic’s mission is to provide a safe, environmentally responsible, and quality ferry service between the Island of Newfoundland and the Province of Nova Scotia in a reliable, courteous and cost-effective manner. With four Vessels, the Corporation provides ferry services on two routes. The first is a year-round, 96 nautical mile daily ferry service between Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador and North Sydney, Nova Scotia. The second, offered from mid-June until late September, is a 280 nautical mile tri-weekly ferry service between Argentia, Newfoundland and Labrador and North Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Marine Atlantic is a Crown corporation, and is committed to safety and environmental responsibility. Our head office is located in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador....
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Marine Superintendent of Health, Safety & Environment
Posted date [2018-Apr-20] (ID: 870)

Marine Superintendent of Health, Safety & Environment

Port aux Basques NL or North Sydney NS

Marine Atlantic provides a positive and inclusive work culture that is dedicated to creating an environment which promotes employee growth, career development, and job satisfaction.  Come experience the pride of working with an organization with newly constructed and revitalized infrastructure that has positioned itself for future sustainability.

Some benefits of working with Marine Atlantic include

  • competitive salaries
  • defined benefit pension plan
  • comprehensive health and benefit packages
  • extensive professional development and training opportunities

We are currently accepting applications for a Marine Superintendent of Health, Safety & Environment to work with our Health, Safety & Environment Department at either our Port aux Basques, NL or North Sydney NS location. 

The Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Department is responsible for the development and promotion of health, safety and environmental protection programs throughout the company, both on vessels and at our shore facilities. 

Reporting to the Director of HSE, this leadership role will require the successful candidate to provide marine expertise in assisting with the development of an integrated safety management program, including assisting with the development of safety strategies and oversight for safety programs to manage key risks, improve Marine Atlantic’s safety culture and ultimately improve safety performance. The Marine Superintendent of HSE will also be responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of environmental management initiatives to monitor, evaluate and improve Marine Atlantic’s environmental performance.

The Marine Superintendent of HSE will be responsible to fulfill the Designated Person Ashore (DPA) role and associated requirements as described in the International Safety Management (ISM) code. The Marine Superintendent of HSE will provide marine HSE and technical support to the Director of HSE, and the HSE team. This position will work with vessel management to coordinate, initiate and participate in key audits, inspections and meetings with both internal and external parties to ensure safety and environment requirements are being met.

The Marine Superintendent of HSE will be required to be on call 24 hours a day, act as a resource during HSE emergency situations, support, and provide input to the Company’s Emergency Response Team during maritime emergencies.

Additional Key Areas of Responsibility Include:

  • Work diligently, to promote a safe working environment;
  • Ensure systems and procedures are followed and make recommendations for improvements to drive excellence in HSE performance;
  • Play a key role in the development and delivery of organizational safety strategies;
  • Manage and report on the corporation’s HSE audit and workplace inspection programs to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, and company HSE policies;
  • Review the existing safety management program and procedures and make appropriate recommendations for updates as necessary;
  • Lead in the implementation of hazard prevention programs and assess effectiveness of these programs;  
  • Identify training needs for the HSE team;
  • Lead and assist in incident  investigations as required;
  • Monitor incident reporting to ensure effective investigation, corrective action and assist with closure of incidents;
  • Development of HSE management and Board of Director reports;
  • Play a key role in HSE communication strategies to vessel employees;
  • Assist the Health & Safety Manager in defining and coordinating Safety Officer vessel activities;
  • Assist with SMS reviews as required under SMS and OHS Policy;

Qualifications Required:


  • Transport Canada issued STCW 95 Certification of Competency as:

a. Master, Near Coastal; or

b. First-Class Engineer (Motor Ship)

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ progressive management experience


  • Master Mariner – STCW 95
  • A degree in maritime field (management, engineering, or physical science) from a recognized university
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation orequivalent
  • Background in Engineering

Essential Experience:

  • Considerable understanding of the principles regarding an employer’s responsibility in terms of OH&S and Environment
  • Skilled in MS Office Programs (i.e. Word, Excel)
  • Sound judgment and problem solving skills
  • Ability to analyze business needs and think strategically
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to present viewpoints and ideas effectively in both written and oral form
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts. (i.e. unions, employees, regulatory agencies, etc.)
  • Proven team player with the ability to work collaborativel

The Marine Atlantic Team

Our employees embody our core values; they are safety oriented team-players who exhibit integrity and commitment, and always strive for excellence. Their understanding and commitment to our values make our employees an invaluable part of our organization.

How do you become part of our team?

If you meet the listed qualifications, are interested in this opportunity and exemplify our core values, please apply online before 4 pm Atlantic Time on 03 May 2018.

Please note:For your application to be considered, all sections and questions must be completed.

Additional Information:

Marine Atlantic is a Federal Crown Corporation that provides a vital ferry service link between Newfoundland and Labrador and mainland Canada.

Marine Atlantic Inc. is committed to Employment Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and invites applications from Women, Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities, and Visible Minorities.

To receive this job poster in an alternative format or to discuss alternate ways of completing the online application, please contact the Marine Atlantic Human Resources Department (recruiting(at)




Job Title Marine Superintendent of Health, Safety & Environment
Job Details
Posted By Marine Atlantic Inc.
Start Date
Location North Sydney, NS or Port Aux Basques, NL
Deadline for Application 2018-May-03
Contact Phone #
Contact Email recruiting(at)
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> East Coast / Gulf
Term Term -> Long-term
Position / Rank Position -> Shore Job