Vacancy: Quality Assurance Manager (Compliance), Columbia Shipmanagement, Limassol, Cyprus


To strengthen their team in Limassol Columbia Shipmanagement is looking for an experienced and motivated Quality Assurance Manager (Compliance) to join the Columbia Cruise Services team. Columbia values diversity and welcome applications irrespective of age, gender, disability, racial, ethnic, or social origin, religion, belief, sexual orientation, or identity.

Your tasks:

  • Ensuring QSHE department is providing effective support to other Departments achieving implementation of the Management System in compliance with Customers’ requirements, the international and national rules and regulations, ISM-Code, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, MLC 2006 and ISO 45001;
  • Promoting awareness of customers’ requirements throughout the department employees and the Company’s fleet;
  • Encouraging a robust quality culture as well as environmental awareness and energy efficiency within the department employees and the Company’s fleet;
  • Arranging, maintaining and distributing of vessels’ ERS documentation;
  • Ensuring that Internal and External audits are timely conducted;
  • Ensuring timely implementation of agreed corrective and preventive actions and follow up with respective departments and vessels;
  • Participating in Management of Change process and Risk Management activities providing effective support to Heads of Departments;
  • Ensuring validity of vessels’ SMC and MLC certification;
  • Liaising with flag administrations and flag advocates/representatives and coordinating matters entailing to vessels’ registration, flag certification (issuance and renewal), vessels entering or leaving management, vessels’ name change, flag change and/or change of ownership;
  • Ensuring vessels are receiving the original flag certification;
  • Providing support to the shipboard management relating to the Company’s Management System;
  • Liaising with relevant departments of the Company and third parties, e.g. Clients, Classification Societies, Flag Administrations, Advocates or Insurance Brokers, as required;
  • Being fully conversant with the Company’s Management System;
  • Implementing effectively the Company’s Management System;
  • Contributing to the development of new or the amendment of existing procedures;
  • Promoting and supporting efforts for continual improvement;
  • Reporting to Head of Quality Assurance trends or issues which may require immediate attention or follow-up;
  • Working on projects or tasks assigned by Head of Quality Assurance

Your profile:

  • A maritime degree from a university or marine academy and a minimum of two (2) years of relevant work experience with another shipping company;
  • Advanced training on Management Systems and auditing;
  • A wide knowledge of ISM-Code, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 ISO 50001, MLC 2006 and ISO 45001;
  • Good managerial and communication skills as well the ability to work within a team;
  • Good knowledge of maritime industry and operations, applicable standards, international rules and regulations and of industry guidelines and recommendations;
  • A willingness to learn and adopt new systems and ideas;
  • Proficient in spoken and written English.


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