To ensure the agreed services are delivered according to SHE-Q and operational requirements in compliance with Company (WoW & NINA) and Client standards.

To provide motivation and inspiration to vessel crew in pursuit of operational excellence.

The Nautical & SHE-Q Officer reports to the Business Sector Manager – Marine Services (with functional reporting line to BWL SHE-Q Manager)

Main Tasks

  • Carry out audits & inspections of all vessels operating in the Home Market as required (including third party vessels). Keeping SHE-Q Department fully advised of audit & inspection plans.
  • Ensure all vessels are maintained in certification and crew are certificated, competent and equipped to carry out all duties.
  • Maintain BWL crew certification and records.
  • Assist with scheduling BWL crew and liaise with purchase / travel coordinator for any necessary arrangements.
  • Arrange travel letters, COVID testing, administration of PEC’s & Light Dues.
  • Assist with BWL crew appraisals and administration.
  • Carry out Risk reviews and maintain risk registers.
  • Prepare reports and plans for clients regarding Marine and SHE-Q activities including Safety Case Reports.
  • Maintain IHM records for vessels.
  • Maintain legal register regarding maritime regulations and MoD standards.
  • Review and provide input / feedback for vessel Safety Committee Meetings. Administer SCM responses.
  • Liaise with SHE-Q Dept to ensure SHOC feedback provided to initiator within Marine Services.
  • Ensure that the Company SHE-Q system incorporates a Safety Management System in accordance with ISM Code requirements and includes all related national and international maritime legislation, guidance and conventions.
  • Assist in ensuring that the Company’s SHE-Q system maintains its compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001 / 14001 and ISO 45001 (OHSAS 18001).
  • Provide Marine SHE-Q support for contract and project teams during tender preparation and execution.
  • Deputy Designated Person to provide cover when DP unavailable.

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Deck STCW OOW CoC and seagoing experience with safety related responsibilities.
  • Office based experience of systems and process management.
  • Hold or work towards NEBOSH (National General Certificate). DP & Lead Auditor qualification.
  • Experience of MoD SHE requirements (DSA02-DMR) and hold or work towards relevant qualifications.
  • High level of computer literacy and experience of operational planning software. Demonstrable experience of input to and review of Management Plans, RA’s, JHA’s etc.
  • Driving licence and knowledge of UK ports (regular UK travel required).
  • Hold or be able to hold CTC or SC security clearance. Hold ENG1 Medical Certification

Job-Specific Competencies

Planning & organising

  • You set relevant priorities.
  • You create enabling conditions so that you can carry out your work in an organised and efficient fashion (structured working).
  • You check the progress of your duties or projects.

Customer focus

  • You work in a service-oriented manner.
  • You understand customer requirements regarding the performances and services to be delivered.

Problem Solver

  • You use various ways of approaching problems and obtaining relevant information.
  • You track down the background and possible cause of problems before making a decision.

Communication Skills

  • Adapting to various management styles.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels effectively (inc. verbal, written reports, presentations).
  • You are able to express your opinion easily and to defend your position if faced with counter arguments.


  • You take action to speed up the progress of your duties and projects and following up with relevant paperwork.
  • You act in anticipation rather than waiting for problems to arise.

Ability to adapt

  • You consistently adapt effectively to new or unexpected tasks, projects, people and situations.
  • You do not need much time to adjust your schedule or targets if the circumstances require you to do so.

Boskalis Core Competencies


  • You help find solutions to problems.
  • You work with other Boskalis departments and in doing so you put common interests above your own.
  • You contribute ideas and work with others to achieve common goals.

Enterprising spirit

  • You enquire about the needs of your customers and adapt to changing expectations.
  • You ensure or contribute to the performance of a business analysis (costs/benefits) for all activities.


  • You listen to constructive criticism and are prepared to improve your own performance where possible.
  • You have high expectations of your own performance and strive to deliver the best quality possible.
  • You adhere to norms and values, even when this leads to disadvantages, tension or conflicts.
  • You do what you say you will do, and you keep promises and agreements.

Equal Opportunities

  • Treating all fellow colleagues and clients equally.  No client or colleague will be treated less favorably because of their race, colour, religion or belief, nationality ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability or marital or civil partner.

Health & Safety

  • Adopt the NINA Values and Rules, i.e. “My role according to NINA”
  • Comply with the BWL SHE-Q System policies and procedures, applicable to your role and function


To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to:

HR Department
Westminster House
4 Crompton Way
Segensworth West
PO15 5SS


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