Safety Manager

We are looking for an energetic, assertive, and experienced person with a systematic approach for the role of Safety Manager at the Reederei NORD B.V. office in Amsterdam. You will be responsible for the expansion, and promotion of our policies related to Health, Safety, Environment and Quality in a dynamic and multi-national working environment. It is a full-time position, you will report directly to the Managing Director Mr. Adriaan Rüppell and you will occasionally travel to vessels (worldwide and approximately a week or a few weeks per year).

What we offer

  • Competitive salary;
  • Long-term employment agreement;
  • Health insurance: premiums reimbursement for you and your family;
  • In case you will relocate: 1) Relocation cost reimbursement; 2) Reederei NORD B.V. is a Recognized Sponsor and will apply for your (and your family members’) Dutch residence permit at the Dutch Immigration Service (for example a Highly Skilled Knowledge Migrant Visa). NORD covers the costs of the permits; 3) NORD will apply for the 30% income tax benefit at the Dutch Tax Authority; 4) NORD will provide you with guidance on how to find accommodation.
  • Holiday Leave: more than 21 weekdays per calendar year. Plus 2.5 days for every employee (Good Friday, half a day on 24th December, half a day on 31st December, and half a day on your birthday). Plus Dutch public holidays.
  • Hybrid working: in consultation with the Managing Director;
  • Career development opportunities: The success of Reederei NORD B.V. is based on values such as collaboration, respect, safety, responsibility, ambition, and operational excellence. You will be supported to continue to learn and grow. We provide merit and trust-driven advancement opportunities.

Key Responsibilities

You will:

  • Improve all Integrated Management System policies, procedures, and processes including for example the IT procedures;
  • Improve the awareness, implementation, and enforcement of safety management systems;
  • Plan, prepare and execute HSEQ Training and Safety Campaigns for sea and office staff;
  • Continue the improvement and implementation of the TMSA;
  • Verify whether the Safety Management System (SMS) elements meet the requirements of the ISM Code and TMSA Guidelines;
  • Monitor, implement, and enforce new rules and regulations, and ensure compliance.
  • Follow-up on ISM/ISPS/ISO audit findings onboard vessels;
  • Follow-up on office audit findings related to Class DOC, ISO, and TMSA;
  • Conduct familiarization to new or promoted vessel staff on the Company’s Safety Management System (SMS);
  • Review and approve risk assessments;
  • Review and investigate all reports of non-conformities and incidents. Ensure that corrective measures are applied to prevent reoccurrence;
  • Ensure the quality and integrity of the incident investigation process;
  • Prepare fleet circulars and alerts on important safety, navigational, environmental, regulatory, vetting, and Port State Control inspections.

Knowledge, Skills, and Competences

  • You have a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in HSEQ in the maritime industry;
  • Your approach is systematic and methodical, and you are curious, diligent, assertive, proactive, eager to learn, and able to convincingly tell stories and thereby promote new ideas and have an impact;
  • You have strong managerial skills, such as time management, problem-solving, and decision-making and you are pedantic;
  • You have strong communication skills and feel comfortable in a diverse and international environment;
  • You have experience with training sea and shore staff;
  • You stay on top of the developments around HSEQ-related international rules and regulations, and maritime industry practices. Please note that candidates without work experience in shipping but with strong HSEQ expertise are strongly encouraged to apply;
  • Native or bilingual English proficiency;
  • It is an advantage if you have 2 or more years of seagoing experience in a senior position on tanker vessels.

About Us

Our management activities at Reederei NORD B.V. in Amsterdam focus on the operation of ocean-going, high-spec crude, product/chemical tankers, container vessels, and bulk carriers. Reederei NORD B.V. is a part of the family-owned Reederei NORD Group that provides the full range of maritime services. Reederei NORD was established in 1964 in Germany and today we are a leading service provider in maritime transport, determined to maintain and expand this position. Our four strategic objectives are:

    1. Customer Focus
    2. Cost Efficiency & Expanding Margins
    3. Sustainable Growth & Entrepreneurial Performance
    4. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Opportunity

Recruitment Procedure

  • We are very much looking forward to getting to know you. Interested candidates are invited to send their CVs and optionally a motivation letter to
  • The optional motivation letter should address your experience, in which country and city you live, your passport nationality, and your current notice period.
  • Reederei NORD B.V. is open to candidates willing to move to the Netherlands or already residing there.
  • The recruitment process consists of three rounds of interviews. The first with the HR Officer, the second with the Operations department Director, and the third one with all previous persons plus the Managing Director.
  • Find out more about Reederei NORD B.V. at

Equal Employment Opportunity

Reederei NORD B.V. provides equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or gender identity, in line with GDPR legislation.

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