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Environmental Officer Trainee


Set sail on a new career with Carnival and help us bring the FUN to life aboard one of our fantastic vessels!   We’re looking for dedicated individuals to join our Deck team as Environmental Officer Trainee (EO Trainee).   The EO Trainee role is the first step towards attaining the role of Environmental Officer (EO) onboard a Carnival Cruise Line ship.  

As an EO you will be assigned on board a ship for approx. one contract (4 months) and will work closely with an assigned EO to be familiar with the roles and responsibilities of the EO Position. You will essentially follow a daily program and a series of assessments under the supervision of the assigned EO.  You will have full access to pertinent areas of the ship (including navigational bridge, engine room, and hotel), accompanied by the assigned EO to observe the interaction across departments so that you get first-hand exposure to operations and related documentation.  After completing the onboard training and familiarization process, you will go through a series of Assessments (EO1 course). Upon successful completion of EO1, you will be offered the Environmental Officer Position.  

The Environmental Officer role is vital to ensure full implementation of the Company’s Environmental and Hess Policy and procedures. As part of the Deck team, you will handle all matters involving environmental compliance onboard our ships.  Your dedication will be the promotion of strong safety culture and adhering to relevant maritime Environmental legislation and Company procedure. You’ll be working all around our vessel as a non-watch standing officer, maintaining the highest levels of safety.   As with all our team members, you’ll be a highly visible member of the team and will constantly interact with our guests and help them with questions.  

The vacation experience we promise our guests will start with you!  

As an Environmental Officer, you be will responsible for the following, 

  • Oversees the Environmental Compliance of the ship, having unrestricted access to all areas onboard, unless otherwise stipulated in ENV procedures

  • Reports about environmental management and performance onboard

  • Enforce and promote Safety procedures in the team/Department under the responsibility

  • Facilitate a work environment that supports a successful safety culture, responsible for ensuring that his/her team implements and maintains an effective Hess management system.

  • Responsible to monitor the follow up of environmental findings and keeping specific Environmental documents up to date

  • Assists the Captain and the Environmental shoreside management to answer questions or complaints from guests or crewmembers about alleged environmental misbehaviors

  • Responsible to spot check on external contractors working onboard, in the context of relevant environmental issues and checks records of instructions given to them

  • Designed person to liaise between the ship and shore side offices for all environmental related issues and responses to send to the relevant shore-side office the monthly environmental data according to the agreed procedure and timing

  • Responsible that Captain is promptly and properly informed about environmental incidents and that all incidents are notified to Shoreside offices and relevant Authorities (local, state, federal, international) as applicable and as instructed

  • Submits reports on Environmental incidents and checks the correct follow-up and update of environmental incident reports created with the IT systems onboard

Tasks and duties of the Environmental Officer involve the following actions (but not limited to):

o  Reports about environmental management and performance onboard 

o  Gives his/her assistance to the internal and external auditors during environmental audits 

o  Provides support to all crewmembers in finding a solution to environmental-related problems 

o  Verifies that all types of waste, may they are liquid or solid, are properly segregated, managed, and labeled until their landing, according to applicable laws and Carnival procedures 

o  Conducts regular rounds, including Engine Spaces, Garbage Handling, and food preparation areas 

o  Responsible to periodically check environmentally relevant Log-books to guarantee their compliance, in accordance with ENV procedures

o  Responsible to carry out Environmental training to all personnel on board, according to Company procedures. 

o  Responsible for completing and keeping the records of all the environmental training 

o  Takes part to periodic meetings in the presence of the Captain and the other Heads of Department to discuss environmental issues 

o  Guarantees the correct sampling of wastewaters and other types of waste according to the agreed sampling protocols or as required. 

o  Responsible to archive and distribute onboard the sampling results received from the shoreside offices

o  Provides assistance to the internal and external auditors during environmental audits 

o  Provides support to all crewmembers in finding a solution to environmental-related problems

o  Keeping up good communication and transparency between TMs onboard the ship

o  Any additional assignment at the discretion of Captain and/or OLCM


  • Degree and technical training
  • Marine Engineering Officer who has achieved 2nd Engineer rank or higher with an STCW A-III/2 certificate of competency, or
  • Deck Officer who has achieved the rank of 1st officer or equivalent with an STCW A-II/2 certificate of competency, or
  • Former Navy or Coast Guard engineer who has achieved Chief Petty Officer Rank or higher, or
  • Engineer with experience of operating or maintaining technical systems similar to those found on cruise ships with at least 3 years of relevant experience and an engineering degree or higher, or
  • Have an environmental science degree or higher with at least 3 years of relevant experience.

Required working experience

  •  At least 3 years proven experience in the area of technical, organizational, or environmental protection preferably in the marine or shipping industry


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