Environmental Officer


Job Summary

- Does not stand watches except as required by the Master in unusual situations (e.g. sickness of other officer etc.)
- May serve as additional officer for bridge, mooring, tender or other deck department duties when required by the Master
- Direct reporting responsibility to the Master, particularly in respect of any non-compliance in Environmental matters
- Applies to ships where Environmental Officer is present on board

Responsibility and Authority

- Commit to the Company’s Core Values – carry out daily activities following the R.I.T.E. way – Respect, Integrity, Trust and Excellence are the foundation of all our actions, every day, in everything we do.
- Assume personal responsibility for safety and the environment. Be accountable for themselves and the safety of others in their vicinity. Environmental consciousness forms one part of this accountability.
- Conduct, together with relevant shipboard personnel, monthly shipboard environmental self-assessments to ensure environmental programs are properly maintained and reported to the Compliance Team and Marine & Technical Operations.
- Assist Compliance Team to perform internal environmental audits.
- Assist officers and crew in resolving environmental concerns, such as inoperative or ineffective pollution prevention and waste handling equipment, ineffective procedures, or ineffective pollution minimization programs, such as recycling, hazardous materials management and minimization of oily bilge waste.
- Maintain ship copies of all waste manifests and provide copies of manifests to shore side offices for corporate record-keeping.
- Ensure that all wastes that are subject to special handling requirements are being managed properly and in compliance with applicable requirements and operating policies.
- Regularly review the all environmental records, particularly Oil Record Book, Garbage Record Book, Sewage and Graywater Discharge Logbook, ballast water handling and Integrated Pest Management records for completeness and accuracy.
- Assist Staff Captain with the ship's pest-control procedures. Monitoring the effectiveness of pest control and instigating corrective action where necessary.
- Ensure that the Master is notified of releases or spills into the environment, and monitor that the Master notifies the Senior VP, Marine & Technical Operations and the Compliance Team, as well as local, state, federal and international authorities, as required; and, in the event the Master is unavailable or fails to make the required reporting, notify Marine & Technical Operations and the Compliance Team.
- Serve as the ship's liaison to the Compliance Team for all aspects of evaluating shipboard environmental management and performance.
- Assist in the training of shipboard personnel on environmental policies and procedures; provide on-going support to all crew for environmental & environmental health matters.
- Conduct Environmental related familiarization training for new joining Deck and Engine Officers.
- Monitor and provide support to Department Heads in incorporating relevant environmental topics to the on-the-job training.
- Conduct environmental training for contractors sailing with the vessel.
- Assist the Master and the Compliance Team in responding to inquiries or complaints of any crew member or guest regarding perceived improper environmental practices.
- Provide input to the Compliance Team regarding environmental items (Spill Response Gear, Personal Protective Equipment, Chemicals, etc.).
- Ensure that the maintenance programs and inspections and tests programs arranged by the Company pertinent to his/her area of responsibility are diligently implemented. Issue requests through the Staff Captain for spare parts, materials, services, and repairs for his/her area of responsibility taking into consideration the maintenance work program and the possible needs for repairs.
- Participate in the development, implementation and enforcement of company environmental policies and procedures.
- Coordinate with the Compliance Team and her/his staff to assess the vessel's shipboard environmental programs including, but not limited to: pollution minimization, evaluation of new technologies, bilge water management, gray and black water management, hazardous materials and chemical management, solid and hazardous waste management and spill response.
- Ensure shore side personnel, including but not limited to the Compliance Team are notified when pollution prevention equipment is inoperable for more than 48 hours.
- Manage current environmental implementing procedures, manuals, appropriate regulations and training reference materials onboard the vessel at all times. This may be in hard copy or electronic format.
- Attend shipboard senior management meetings.
- To prepare a handover report prior leaving the vessel.
- Member of the Shipboard Safety Committee.
- All other duties as assigned.

Subordinate Positions

- Incinerator Fireman

Reports to

- Captain / Master


Education and Experience

- Deck Officer qualifications and licenses in compliance with all International and National conventions and regulations.
- Deck Officer license, endorsed by the Flag State, and all of the certificates as required by the STCW 95.
- Some experience on passengers' vessels as Deck Officer of or equivalent position.
- Full knowledge and understanding of the Company SMS.
- Thorough knowledge of the vessel he/she is assigned to.

Managerial skills including but not limited to:

* Seamanship
* Team Work
* Communication
* Time Management
* Computer Literacy
* Customer Service