Iridium Satellite

Maritime Safety & Security Manager

Job Locations UK
Job ID 2022-2541
Worker Category
Regular Full-Time[F]

Company Overview

Iridium is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Our constellation enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere in real time. Together with its ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications. The company delivered in 2020 the first truly global IMO approved GMDSS system, breaking a 20-year monopoly. Iridium is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, U.S.A. with regional offices located in the EMEA and APAC regions.

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

What We're Looking For:

Iridium is seeking to engage with a seasoned professional whose primary focus will be upon the regulatory aspects of Iridium GMDSS and other maritime safety and security services. The individual selected will be expected to interface directly with a wide range of maritime regulatory bodies, including but not limited to international and national organisations. The successful applicant is expected to become an internal/external Subject Matter Expert (SME) on GMDSS regulatory issues.


Services To Be Performed:

This position reports to the Director Maritime Safety and Security and provides administrative and regulatory support to the Iridium GMDSS program in the following areas:

  • Working with the Director of Maritime Safety and Security to ensure that the Iridium GMDSS remains complaint with all international and national requirements
  • Coordinate with the GMDSS regulator (IMSO) to assist their regulatory oversight activities
  • Liaise with IMO member states on policy matters and work with these states to both engage and defend Iridium’s interests at various international forums
  • Maintain a working relationship with the IMO Secretariat, IMO committees and other IMO groups to guide policy and represent Iridium at an international level
  • Represent Iridium at various industry groups and organisations providing information and policy advise on maritime and safety issues
  • Assist in the organisation and execution of meeting and contingency exercises required by regulation
  • Business travel may be required from time to time
  • Provide feedback on competitive landscape in terms of regulatory maritime safety and security matters

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

Education Requirements:

  • University Degree Graduate in a business or technical discipline
  • Knowledge of mobile satellite services is highly desirable but not mandatory
  • Must have excellent written and spoken English, or good knowledge of another major European language


  • Minimum five years of regulatory focused experience within an organisation familiar with maritime safety and security including GMDSS
  • A strong working knowledge of IMO and other international organisations is essential
  • Strong and demonstratable experience in drafting, refining and delivering technical and regulatory papers to various international maritime forms
  • Self-starter, capable of working remotely, detailed and structured, a good communicator internally and externally, as well as being able to work as part of a small office environment
  • Strategic and solutions oriented, big picture thinking
  • Experience working with US and European management teams
  • Candidate to be located at a mutually agreeable location in Europe, preferably in the UK where IMO HQ are based
  • Candidate must be a European, EEZ or UK national

Please email your resume to:


Iridium requires all employees/new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to starting work, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable state or local law. Iridium is an equal opportunity employer and will consider requests for exemption from this policy as a reasonable accommodation where it can do so absent undue hardship, consistent with federal, state, and local law.


Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.


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