Occupational Health and Safety Engineer


Ewa Gernand

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: Occupational Health and Safety Engineer

Projects: complex defense & security vessels

Company: naval shipbuilder, part of a global established group

Main requirements: experience in occupational health and safety, in a technical environment

Your opportunity

As an OHS Engineer, you will be working on the newest technologies of the naval division of a world-leading Dutch shipbuilding group. You will be working on a broad variety of tasks in the field of Occupational Health and Safety and will be involved in various parts of the project. You will work in a team of several engineers and report to a OHS Manager. You will provide a vital support to project teams.

What you will do

  • Assessing potential safety issues and maintaining a hazard log
  • Monitoring and reporting the progress of outsourced hazard assessments
  • Ensuring compliance with safety regulations and identifying areas for improvement
  • Coordinating, analyzing, and collecting data from subcontractors and stakeholders
  • Evaluating existing safety protocols and identifying areas for improvement
  • Intervening when necessary to ensure compliance
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to implement effective safety measures in project, design, and execution phases
  • Analyzing processes, equipment, and facilities to assess risks
  • Recommending corrective actions based on the assessment
  • Staying updated on changes in occupational health and safety laws and regulations

Where you will work

This close client of ours is the leading Dutch developer and builder of marine defense systems. With a strong engineering and yard team, they deliver world-class complex naval ships to navies worldwide. In the current geopolitical climate, the organization is expanding significantly and providing excellent opportunities for professional growth.

  • New technologies galore: state-of-the-art naval technology, digital twinning, virtual reality, and more!
  • Well-established shipyard with a long-lasting track record, part of a global shipbuilding group
  • Excellent market outlook: order book filled way into the 2030s and still more projects expected
  • Cooperating with knowledgeable colleagues, learning and sharing insights

What you already have

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in occupational health and safety or a related field.
  • Previous experience in occupational health and safety laws, regulations, and standards, preferably in a complex technical environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills for hazard identification, risk assessment, and the development of effective control measures.
  • Track record in conducting workplace inspections, hazard assessments, and incident investigations.
  • Fluent proficiency in Dutch, German, and English languages (both written and verbal).
  • Certification in relevant occupational health and safety standards, such as NEBOSH or ISO 45001, is advantageous.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and the ability to work independently.
  • Capability for travel and work abroad.
  • EU citizenship is a must, due to the nature of the military projects

Your benefits

  • Enjoy your time off: 40 paid holidays per year for an excellent work-life balance
  • Salary: based on expertise starting from 48K gross per year
  • Stay safe during business trips: Business Travel Insurance
  • Paid commuting and interview cost
  • Spreek Nederlands! Basic Dutch course, so you will understand Dutch jokes during coffee breaks
  • Meet new friends: we invite you to social gatherings, lectures, and events, so you will meet like-minded friends within the Dutch Maritime Industry. We also offer you a 1-year membership of KNVTS, Royal Dutch Association of Marine Engineers.       
  • Make yourself at home: we fully support your relocation & registration process

Sounds interesting?

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