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Vetting Superintendent, Americas


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As world recognised maritime safety and environmental experts, RightShip has an exciting vision to expand its market share and influence in safety, environmental and social outcomes in the maritime industry. 

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Vetting Superintendent is responsible for managing the quality of RightShip’s vessel screening system to service the requirements of our customers.

Major Responsibilities 


  • Perform vetting activities of barges and other type of vessels as per agreed RightShip’s and/or individual customer’s criteria
  • Conduct assessment of DOC Holders to determine their conformance with relevant standards and their suitability for use by RightShip customers
  • Provide support to RightShip customers on their marine activities as requested 
  • Conduct review and assessment of Port State Control Inspection reports, Incident investigation reports and Customer Feedback reports
  • Contribute to update RightShip Vetting platform using pro-active reporting from shipowners, RightShip customers and other identified sources
  • Provide feedback / advice to the regional manager to identify the changes in rules / regulations in maritime to ensure readiness / compliance and development of RightShip standards and practices
  • Provide support to respond to queries about RightShip activities (i.e. vetting, risk rating, GHG rating, Inspections, etc)
  • Ensure that all correspondence with external parties and provided documentation is properly maintained and archived as per company procedures


  • Provide training to new Vetting Superintendents / Officers 
  • Provide feedback to the Product & Innovation team to support the development and improvement of RightShip’s vetting platform
  • Provide support to conduct management audits as requested
  • Conduct presentations to internal / external stakeholders as requested Attend and participate in meetings, conferences and seminars (internal and external), as requested
  • Prepare and review vetting criteria
  • Contribute to awareness of environmental impacts and seafarer’s welfare

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Certificate of competency as Master Mariner or Chief Engineer
  • Prior sailing experience in a senior capacity (Master / Chief Engineer / Chief Mate) on International Trading - Oil / Gas / Chemical Tankers, Bulk Carriers highly preferred
  • Shore based experience in a Management / Supervisory capacity directly involved with the day to day technical and/or cargo operations of crude oil / petroleum product / LPG / LNG tankers highly preferred
  • Practical knowledge of ship construction, ship structures, ship repairing, ship machinery, ship operations and chartering
  • A thorough understanding of current mandatory requirements, international legislations relevant to shipping, industry standards and recommended best practices (such as put out by OCIMF, IACS, USCG & ICS etc.)
  • Experience in Health, Safety, Environment, & Quality Systems, Vessel and Office Audits including TMSA
  • A thorough understanding of ship inspections, surveys and certifications including SIRE, CDI, PSC, USCG, Flag State inspections and Classification surveys 
  • Experience in Accident / Incident investigation and analysis
  • Commitment to improve safety and environmental sustainability of the maritime industry
  • Excellent communication and teamwork with preference for collaboration, action, accountability and developing solutions and alternatives
  • Attention to detail with excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a high-performance team
  • Strong customer focus

RightShip is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion in our workplace. You must have the right to live and work in Houston to apply for this job.

About RightShip

RightShip is the world’s biggest third party maritime due diligence organisation, providing expertise in global safety, sustainability and social responsibility best practices. 

We bring together years of industry expertise with the output from analytics and large data sets to provide our safety and environmental scoring systems, recommendations and consultancy services. 

Using leading data and technology, we aim to set new benchmarks in environmental protection. We support global initiatives and action influencing practical and impactful change, enabling “win-win” for business and the environment. 

Values and benefits

We offer a place where you know you are contributing to an organisation who are constantly working to ensure ships are safe as possible so that crew and cargo are protected. We are passionate about maritime efficiency, safety and sustainability practices. 

We offer generous rewards. Our base salary is competitive, we support employee wellbeing and provide our employees with a Healthy Living Allowance and our annual incentive scheme is awesome. We have some great talent who are happy to share their experience and skills to help you on your way and we are committed to professional development to make sure your career keeps growing while you’re working with us.

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