Global health and safety Manager

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What do we promise?

  • An adventureous job around the world
  • Contributing to one of a kind projects
  • Experience of a lifetime

What do we ask of you?

  • A good command of English
  • Excited to work abroad
  • Relevant work experience

How you can make your mark

You will make your mark as a global health and safety manager by being responsible for overseeing and constantly reviewing and improving  our management systems from a safety perspective, execution of our NINA safety program and registration processes across our global operations. You will be responsible to evaluate and adjust all procedures, instructions, plans, routines, habits related to managing safety and occupational health.

You will follow up on international safety standards and regulations and, based on risk analyses, ensure alignment with the internal policies, rules and guidelines. Next to that you will roll out, and support the embedding of, Safety and Occupational Health initiatives and will keep the management appraised of the effectiveness. You provide recommendations for improvement where appropriate. You take initiatives to develop the collaboration, from a risk and SHE-Q perspective, between project teams and vessel crew. Monitoring the quality of Incident reporting is also one of your focus areas. You ensure that corrective / preventative actions are correct, relevant and implemented.

Your responsibilities global health and safety manager

  • Provide support, assistance and advice to the Division SHEQ teams whilst maintaining independence from the teams.
  • Provide guidance on specific high risk activities (routine end non-routine, H2S, Working at Height, Confined Space Entry), identify and support the implementation of suitable controls.
  • Evaluate, facilitate and/or chair risk assessment activities by, reviewing RA methods, executing spot audits and carrying out project/vessel risk assessments.
  • Act as point of contact for all incident investigations and ensure information is shared with stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Carry out SHEQ inspections, verifications and audits, as assigned.
  • Support division SHE-Q and line management in the way safety management systems, workboxes and other management tools are used on projects and vessels.
  • Ensure up to date knowledge and understanding of the requirements of applicable legislation, standards and industry guidance and provide training and familiarization for the SHE-Q Community.

Your qualities and experience
You can move ahead as a global health and safety manager if you have:

  • Bachelor's or Master degree in Occupational Health and Safety or a related field or equal knowledge based on experience.
  • Proven experience in a similar role, preferably in a global project organization.
  • In-depth knowledge of health and safety regulations and standards, including OSHA, ISO, and other relevant guidelines.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence and engage stakeholders at all levels.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex information to diverse audiences.
  • Experience in developing and implementing safety management systems and programs.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and address safety risks.
  • Willingness to travel internationally as required.

We offer

What you can expect

  • A dynamic environment: A job where you can make an impact, in an earth-moving company, as part of a diverse, international team of experts.
  • Rewarding conditions: A competitive salary and much more, including holiday allowance, holiday entitlement 31 days (based on a full-time contract), a non-contributory pension scheme, collective schemes such as company health insurance, leased car, foreign posting terms.
  • Career development: Plenty of opportunities to realize your full potential. Challenge yourself with (online) courses in our Boskalis academy.
  • The Boskalis campus: Experience the unique Boskalis vibe at our Papendrecht site, complete with restaurants, sports fields, and a wharf where our vessels dock. We offer a state-of-the-art auditorium, brainstorming rooms, experience center for client meetings, and a barista corner where you can connect with colleagues.
  • Young Boskalis: Are you under 36? Come and join Young Boskalis! Have fun and join in social and sports activities ranging from pub quizzes to yoga, bootcamps and an annual sailing boat race. Networking and knowledge sharing are a vital part of Young Boskalis as well.

Extra information

  • Your team: You will be part of the corporate SHEQ team consisting of 8 colleagues. You will report to the director corporate SHEQ.
  • Where you will work: For office-based roles, in consultation with your manager and your team, you work partly at home and partly in the office. Part of the role requires frequent visit of vessels and projects worldwide (50% of time travel abroad).
  • Full/part-time job: The position of global health and safety manager is a full-time job (40 hours a week).
  • Next steps: Apply easily by completing the online application form. Interviews are held online or in the office. Once it’s clear we’re a good match, we’ll make you an offer – and look forward to welcoming you to the company.

About Boskalis

Working at Boskalis is about creating new horizons and sustainable solutions. In a world where population growth, an increase of global trade, demand for (new) energy and climate change are driving forces, we challenge you to make your mark in finding innovative and relevant solutions for complex infrastructural and marine projects.


We’ll be happy to answer your questions about the position of global health and safety manager Please contact Robert Smits, Senior Corporate Recruiter, 078 - 696 83 98.

Interested? Please apply by filling in your details and by uploading your cover letter and CV on our careers site.

Disclaimer for recruitment and selection agencies
We don’t accept any unsolicited applications or CVs from recruitment- and selection agencies.

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