BASEL OFFICE - Manager Nautical Compliance

Viking is a strong and dynamic company - with a growing fleet of more than 80 river ships, seven ocean vessels, two explorer ships and a Mississippi River ship.

Our guests experience all the comfort and elegance of our award-winning fleet cruising over 100 itineraries around the world.

We are looking for a Manager Nautical - Compliance to complement our Nautical Operations River department. Viking’s Nautical Operations River is certified in ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety, and ISO 14001 Environmental Management and has the first advanced Safety Management System in inland waterways.

Please note that we can only accept applicants who are eligible to work in Switzerland or in possession of a valid work permit.


  • The team of Nautical Managers is responsible for all activities connected to Safety Management System, incident analysis and investigation, certification (ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and other) and standards, and HSEQ-connected communication.
  • We are searching for a team member focused on incident analysis and investigation, with the possibility of getting engaged in other activities of the Compliance Team on an ad-hoc basis
  • This position reports to the Nautical Director – Compliance



  • You will be collecting, analyzing, and presenting data on all reported incidents and near-misses
  • You’ll establish the severity of each incident using an objective scale and deciding on further investigation
  • You will be collecting all incident-related data, including interviews with the crew
  • You will analyze incident-related data and identify route causes
  • You will provide incident reports as per standard
  • You will give recommendations based on lessons learned from incidents
  • You will participate in Incident follow-up training and in the development of incident reporting tools
  • You will participate in designing post-incident educational material


There is a possibility of getting involved in other responsibilities of the Compliance Department, such as:

  • Safety Management System (keep it up to date, overview procedures, implement onboard and in corporate offices, lead continuous improvement process related to safety)
  • Certification and Standards (planning the ISO 45001 audits and SUVA audits, leading the external auditing process and its follow-up)
  • Learning and Development (design, develop and execute training and development programs, develop content and learning material)
  • Communication and Management (manage projects related to Occupational Health and Safety and Training, communicate regarding safety-related matters, be the point of contact for nautical and ship related HSE topics)



  • Proven incident investigation experience
  • Fluency in English and German (both written and spoken); a third language is an asset
  • Proactive and precise communicator, including online communication and creation of media (videos, PPT)
  • Proven Project Management experience
  • Microsoft 365 (SharePoint)
  • Must be able to travel internationally; hold a B driver’s license



  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field would be an asset (e.g., maritime logistics, health, and safety, logistics)
  • Maritime Incident Investigation Certification (e.g. from DNV, Lloyd’s Maritime Institute, Maritime Training Academy)



  • Analytical, planning and organizational skills
  • Lead Auditor or Internal Auditor course / Auditing experience as an asset
  • Out-of-the-box, critical, strategic and creative thinking
  • Flexibility and willingness for cooperation and teamwork
  • Strong business acumen, exceptional work ethic, and customer orientation
  • Reliable and stress-resistant



  • Fast-growing and dynamic environment, a modern workspace, flexible working hours and hybrid model 
  • Restaurant and regular company activities (e.g., cooking classes, sponsorship to sport events, …)
  • Free cruise (for you and your +1) every two years and friends & family special discounts



Please apply via our website, including your CV in English and a one-page cover letter to introduce yourself and your interest for the role.

For more details about this position, contact Virginia Belli under +41 61 638 60 11

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