Holland America Line

Director, Fleet Safety

Job ID 7852 Date posted 02/12/2024 City Seattle State WA Country United States Job Type

Job Description

Holland America Line has been exploring the world since 1873. Our ships offer innovative features and enriching experiences focused on destination exploration and personalized travel, inviting guests to savor the journey.

We’re looking for an amazing Occupational Safety leader to fill this role. You’llbe responsible for Occupational and Operational Safety compliance for the Holland America Line and Seabourn fleets as well as supervise a team of Occupational (OHS) and Fleet Safety Managers (FSMs). They ensure timely execution of Safety related projects, policy updates/changes, injury and safety related incident analysis, audit tracking and corrective action planning. They analyse risk and drive injury reduction and safe operations through active engagement with department stakeholders and are a consummate champion of safety for the business in all their interactions with company and external organizations when representing Holland America Line and Seabourn.

Here’s a summary of what Holland America Line is looking for in its Director, Fleet Safety Is this you.


  • Issue guidance and policy to the fleet for any internal or external regulatory/compliance related Safety Operational/Occupational Safety matters
  • Lead Safety and represent Holland America Line and Seabourn when required. Will play a pivotal role in providing strategic leadership across the brand. This role requires a visionary approach to safety, ensuring that both brands adhere to international safety requirements and promotion of an ever-improving safety culture.
  • Work on projects as requested by Governance Leadership
  • Maintain oversight so that all safety related incidents, audits, inspections are trended and analyzed throughout the fleet to ensure lessons are learned and procedures/training are modified and improved in response as necessary. 
  • Providing Safety Approvals for Mod Props
  • Attend Holland America Line and Seabourn Ships as Company Safety representative where necessary - Attend Working Group meetings held by Maritime Policy & Analysis as required. 
  • Liaise with and provide subject matter expertise to other departments and external stakeholders on safety issues when required. 
  • Maintain Oversight and responsibility for Safety Operations and Occupational Safety Budgets with a primary focus on travel and entertainment, continuing education, and various safety projects. This requires careful planning and judicious allocation of resources to ensure effective and efficient use of funds, particularly in facilitating travel essential for safety and strategic engagements. In addition to travel, the Director will oversee the planning related to Safety Culture communications. This involves strategizing and implementing budget and communication initiatives that reinforce the importance of Safety across the brands and operational domains.
  • Meet with Governance Team Leaders, Operational Team Leaders and providing safety stats and information for various monthly meetings with Senior Leadership


  • Bachelor’s degree - Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, EHS, Maritime Operations
  • Certification in CSP, IOSH, or NEBOSH
  • 10 years Maritime experience
  • 5 years’ managing occupational safety for a company
  • 5 years’ experience in project management
  • 5 years’ experience leading and working in an offshore or maritime environment
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to lead ad hoc groups at all different levels
  • Demonstrated judgment and analytic assessment abilities
  • Experience working with a management system program and providing feedback or developing new procedures for continuous improvement of that system
  • Participation in shipboard emergency drills and/or actual emergency situations at sea in a leadership role is a plus
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • High degree of self-motivation, tenacity, and drive
  • Fluent in written English
  • Office 365 software suite
  • International regulatory safety knowledge
  • 5+ years in progressive leadership and accountability
  • 5+ years’ experience team building
  • Collaboration
  • Independent Self-starter

What You Can Expect

Cruise and Travel Privileges for You and Your Family 

Health Benefits 


Employee Stock Purchase Plan  

Training & Professional Development 

Tuition & Professional Certification Reimbursement 

Rewards & Incentives  

Base Hourly Range: $149,900.00 to $202,300.00. The range is applicable for the labor market where the role is intended to be hired. Final base salary is directly related to each candidates' qualifications and experience uniquely.

Our Culture…Stronger Together

Our highest responsibility and top priority is compliance, environmental protection and the health, safety and well-being of our guests, the people in the communities we touch and serve, and our shipboard and shoreside employees.  Please visit our site to learn more about our Culture Essentials, Corporate Vision Statement and our Core Values at:https://www.hollandamerica.com/en_US/our-company/mission-values.html

Holland America is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Holland America will provide reasonable accommodations with the application process, upon your request, as required to comply with applicable laws.  If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please contact recruiting@hollandamericagroup.com


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