HSQE Advisor

Location: Los Angeles

Company: Foss Maritime

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Other

Job Category: Safety

Publish Date: February 17, 2020

Company Description: For more than a century, Foss Maritime has set the standard for marine transportation with leading edge technology, engineering, and shipbuilding. Combining global reach with local expertise, Foss is recognized for its state-of-the-art fleet, experienced and dedicated crews, knowledgeable customer service staff, and world-class engineers. Along with our independent subsidiaries the company employs thousands of people throughout the United States. With hundreds of tugs and barges we provide harbor services and transportation operations in all major U.S. West Coast ports – including the Columbia and Snake River system. Internationally, Foss supports customers across the Pacific Rim, in Europe, South America and the Arctic.


  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Foss Maritime


Responsible for providing support to marine, shipyard, terminal and other personnel in the execution of Foss Maritime Company’s Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental (HSQE) programs.


HSQE and Security

  • Works with vessel, terminal and shipyard personnel to identify areas for change, including implementation of industry best practices, to improve Foss’ HSQE performance to achieve its goal of zero incidents.
  • Provides HSQE reinforcement through presence in the fleet, terminals and shipyards.
  • Assists regions with monitoring and audits of various HSQE and security activities, including recognition of hazardous conditions and practices and the recommendation of control methods.
  • Vessel, terminal and shipyard HSQE audits and inspections.
  • HSQE training to include collaborative development of Foss specific training.
  • HSQE reporting, including benchmarking, trending and production of monthly reports.
  • Development of HSQE communications in collaboration with the DPA and regional teams.
  • Conducts or facilitates incident and near miss investigations in shipyards, terminals and on vessels.
  • Assists operations management with developing and distribution of lessons learned and reporting.
  • Assists in assessing the causes for specific recordable injuries and recommends actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Assists with statistics reporting, including benchmarking and trending.
  • Participates and facilitates facility and vessel safety meetings.
  • Inspects and monitors work activities for compliance.
  • Conducts or provides safety training and monitoring of vendors.
  • Reports any observed non-compliance with OSHA regulations and DOE (NPDES) and PSCAA “best practice” permit requirements.
  • Assists with developing, revising and implementation of new processes and procedures, Hazard Communication Program to include SDS system.
  • Assists claims group in field management of claims issues. To include regular contact with injured workers and monitoring personnel released to light/modified duty.
  • Represents Foss at industry HSQE events as requested.
  • Provides guidance on HSQE requirements so that proper budgeting is carried out to meet requirements.

Corporate Compliance

  • Ensures that HSQE activities are conducted in an ethical manner, in accordance with Foss’ Corporate Ethics and Antirust Compliance Policies.
  • Monitors and enforces policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Foss’ policies and procedures.
  • Monitors regulatory and rule changes that affect the company vessels, terminals and shipyards and provides guidance to ensure compliance.


  • Excellent communications and human relations skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to tactfully interact with a wide range of personalities and the ability to extract maximum level of effort, cooperation, and output from personnel.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize individual and team workload.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to demonstrate high ethical standards of honesty and integrity to lead by example.
  • Resourcefulness and creativity in order to identify and propose course(s) of action to a wide range of HSE and security issues.
  • Attention to detail and analytical skills are necessary to evaluate compliance issues encountered during field activities.
  • Public speaking skills necessary in making presentations and providing training to internal and external audiences, as will represent the company to customers.
  • Ability to conduct internal HSE and security audits.
  • Must be able to perform duties with minimal supervision.


This position generally requires a high school diploma and at least five years experience in general safety, marine transportation, and shipyard safety. An appropriate professional certification (CSP) and a working knowledge of shipyard and marine transportation along with previous experience in the maritime industry is preferred.

Foss Maritime Company is an Equal Opportunity – Affirmative Action Employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We are committed to a diverse workforce and taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Foss is a drug-free employer and a participant of the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

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