Royal Caribbean LTD CocoCay (Royal Caribbean), The Bahamas
Environmental Officer Perfect opportunities begin at Perfect Day! Combine your experience and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees in CocoCay, Bahamas. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is pleased to offer a competitive compensation & benefits package, and excellent career development opportunities, each offering unique ways to explore the world. Position Summary: The Environmental Officer is responsible for overseeing the company’s environmental policies, procedures and systems. This individual also provides Island expertise to Shore-side Marine Operations and Environmental Stewardship Departments to assist in the development of these policies and procedures. Serves as the Island subject matter expert on environmental regulations. The Environmental Officer’s primary duty is to ensure that the Island is in compliance with applicable local, state, regional, federal, port state, flag state and international environmental laws and regulations, as well as, applicable Company policies. The Environmental Officer also provides direct environmental compliance assistance and advice to the Chief Engineer. For other matters such as safety and public health, the Environmental Officer supports the Staff Captain. Due to the nature of the role, the Environmental Officer interfaces with all departments, employees and all areas of the ship. Given the scope of this role, the Environmental Officer has a unique responsibility for reporting any concerns or regulatory/SQM violations to the Director, Environmental Programs, if/when these are not properly addressed by the ship’s management or as directed by Company policy. The Environmental Officer position is supported by Marine Operations. Environmental Stewardship provides technical support and oversight, as needed, on environmental compliance matters. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Ensures service standards, Safety, Environmental and other company policies and standards are consistently maintained Serves as the expert with regards to the functionality of environmentally-related equipment and systems for meeting compliance with worldwide environmental ship operations Partners with relevant shipboard officers to verify the functionality of environmental equipment/systems (e.g. Oily Water Separator and Whitebox, AWP/AEP effluent sampling, potable water sampling, Recreational Water Systems) Supports shipboard team’s Public Health needs by assisting with the implementation of plans and programs (e.g. OPP; IPM; Water Safety Plan, including potable and recreational waters; Vessel Sanitation Program; ANVISA and ShipSan) Supports shipboard safety through various activities such as participation in Drills and emergencies; this includes competency in the following activities: Relevant aspects of Respiratory Protection program Gas monitoring equipment calibration (Royal only) Command and Control activities (e.g. during fires, oil/chemical spills, security events, ship evacuation, etc.) Responsible for onboard management and status reporting of Solstice Class Lawn Club health and maintenance plan (Celebrity Solstice Class) Ability to resolve issues and find solutions when environmental quality standards are not met Drives Profitable Growth Applies environmental expertise in order to ensure Master, Chief Engineer, Staff Captain and Hotel Director’s environmental performance stays within the bounds of environmental regulations and where possible, best corporate/industry practice Provides input on environmentally related matters to shipboard management to support the development and management of the ship's environmental budget Proactively makes recommendations for cost savings by reviewing voyage planning/exemptions; recycling, reusing, repurposing and donations; chemical management (e.g. reducing inventories); energy management/efficiencies and implementing new programs (AWPs, AEPs, sludge recycling, ballast water treatment) Cultivates Customer First Knows our brand standards and is accountable for executing against them at all times; holds others accountable for delivering against the standards Drives guest satisfaction by serving as the environmental ambassador for our “Save the Waves” program, delivering brand specific presentations (e.g. Captain's Corner, Oceans Ahead and conducting back-of-house and special request tours) Ensures guest facing communication is professional, on brand and visually appealing Designs for the Future Partners with relevant operational leaders to develop systems, work practices and procedures with an environmental and/or public health impact Models Statesmanship Interfaces with governmental and marine authorities as needed for interpretations of regulations and company policies (e.g. EPA, various Coast Guards, port authorities, Class, Flag State, etc.) Interfaces with waste vendors and port agents, as needed; this may include conducting waste vendor due diligence surveys and site inspections at the request of Environmental Stewardship Thinks and Acts Globally Responsible for interpreting various regulations as they apply to worldwide shipping operations and conservation Leadership Skills Leads with Passion, Drive and Energy Exhibits professional leadership presence, positive energy and passion in all situations Stays “above the line” and accepts ownership for achieving results in all areas of accountability including environmental performance, SGI, ratings, revenue, expenses, USPH, Workplace Safety and crew satisfaction Resolves conflict with fact-based communication Creates a climate of trust and mutual respect Manages and acts as a true ambassador for our “Save the Waves" program and the Company's commitment to "Above and Beyond Compliance" Harnesses the Power of Enterprise Team Performance To ensure communication between various stakeholders, Environmental Officers must actively participate in meetings related to environmental and select safety and public health programs (e.g. biweekly environmental, SQM, OPP, etc.) Ensures environmental records are completed and provides/posts related reports as required (ie. Oily Record Book (ORB), Garbage Record Book (GRB), Sewage and Grey Water Book, Refrigeration log, AMOS, Landing Records, etc.) Fosters team unity and inspires commitment to the brand Collaborates well and works up, down and across the organization Attracts and Develops Talent With regards to environmental operations, assesses and coaches officers and crew on the familiarization process Sets expectations; provides honest, candid, ongoing feedback; takes appropriate action to improve performance Provides candid performance feedback and takes appropriate action to improve performance Accurately identifies talent and follows the company’s promotions process Brings out the best in the team through authenticity, care and humility Inspires team through encouragement and recognition of outstanding performance Provides training and guidance to all officers/crew on the Company's environmental vision; conducts both HBST and Save the Waves training sessions Enforces rules and regulations, including those specific to the ship and Company’s ABC policies, in a diplomatic and professional manner Acts with Integrity Is a role model for others and serves as a positive ambassador of the brand Ensures all environmental incidents are reported, documented and addressed via the Company’s Environmental Incident reporting policies Acts with professionalism at all times and leads by example Qualifications: Minimum Bachelor’s of Science degree and/or Marine Transportation degree/license is required (Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Engineering) Environmental Management/Science or Environmental Engineering Degrees, especially those with a Marine emphasis, preferred Demonstrated environmental background/experience within the last 5 years strongly preferred Previous experience with emergency response including command and control preferred Valid training certificates in accordance with SOLAS regulations and/or STCW 2010 from approved training facility including: STCW Basic Safety Training STCW Advanced Shipboard Firefighting STCW Train the Trainer Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and ability to work in multicultural environment Public speaking and/or teaching/training experience required Ability to demonstrate an understanding of environmentally related engineering equipment and systems Basic knowledge of marine regulations/standards including ISM, MARPOL, NPDES and ISO 14001 Effectively communicates a solid understanding of current maritime environmental issues and topics Understands shipboard Marine culture and chain of command Highly organized with ability to manage multiple priorities and consistently meet deadlines Ability to work in a high pressure environment Strong administrative skills and working knowledge of computers, internet access and the ability to navigate within a variety of software packages such as Excel, Word and other related programs Language Requirements: Excellent English reading and writing skills required Ability to speak English clearly, distinctly and cordially Physical Demands: All island employees must be physically able to participate in emergency lifesaving procedures and drills. Full use/range of motion of arms and legs as well as full visual, verbal and hearing abilities are required to receive and give instructions in the event of an emergency. Must be able to stand in the sun and endure external elements during work assignment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Work Environment: Outdoors may be required to walk in extreme humid and hot conditions. Join us at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., where great vacations begin with great employees! It is the policy of the Company to ensure equal employment and promotion opportunity to qualified candidates without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sexuality, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. RCL and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.
Apr 18, 2019