Head of HSEQ and Crewing


This role reports directly to the Executive Vice President based in Singapore and will be in-charge of the quality and crew development for its highly specialized assets and vessels in the APAC region. You will be responsible for leading and driving the thinking, operational process, and culture around safety and quality management. You will also spearhead the learning and development initiatives for the on-board crew.

Quality Assurance: Measure, benchmark, monitor processes and provide feedback to prevent errors in the operations of its highly specialized maritime assets and vessels. Ensure that the best practices of TQM and statistical process control are applied in predominantly bespoke and customized logistics operations.

Quality Control: Review and improve factors involved in the vessels’ operational processes such as competency management, organizational culture and structure, and operating procedures. Ensure that all processes and control measures are geared to exceed customer needs.

Performance Improvement:  Maintain and improve service quality through compliance and surveillance audits, investigate customer complaints, and collaborate with other members of the management team to develop new logistics solutions and services. Apply control techniques and inspection methods that ensure continual improvements.

Crew Management and Training: Manage and develop crew pool recruited from third party agents. Ensure that the design and delivery of learning and development programs and process are able to assimilate and grow crew pool for the diversity of asset classes.  Train, coach, and counsel employees on safety and quality management practices. When needed step in to lead the learning and development
program delivery for the crew pool.

Reporting: Monitor and report quality performance against agreed targets using robust metrics and KPIs. Prepare quality documentation and reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends including failed processes, corrective actions, and re-validations. Manage and facilitate the annual audit process.


Graduate in Engineering or Navigation, you have sailed for some years in merchant vessels in watch keeping capacity. You have more than 10 years’ experience out of which some years are in safety and quality function of maritime, logistics or ship management organization. You have strategic and evidence based approach to quality management, rather than sticking to the conventional training and practical experience that you have gained in your HSEQ related career. You are able to work in fast paced environment, dedicated to anticipate and mitigate risk, and aim for exceptional standards in whatever you do. Even if you are not a leader now, your past experience has prepared you for a leadership role and given you communication skills to build and maintain a solid internal and external network. Above all you know its people who run vessels and as such demonstrate excellent people skills and HR knowledge. You must be able to influence all levels of stakeholders – from AB to CEO.


  • A key leadership role in a growing and very successful company
  • Opportunity to show your difference in the quality and safety function
  • Scope to think out of the box in non-traditional maritime environment
  • Be inspired by the genuine focus on achieving exceptional quality and safety in operations
  • Work with owners and managers who genuinely believe that quality and people are the only differentiators

Please send an updated resume and a motivation letter at opportunities@comaeaconsulting.com . Please also sharing your expected salary and availability in your motivation letter. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. For a confidential discussion, you can set up a time with Krishan Sharma via same email address.

Comaea Consulting is exclusively and retained search partner for this recruitment and selection mandate with the client.

Project # HSCSG1075


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