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Health & Safety Manager & Prevention Advisor

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Position, Tasks, and responsibilities

As part of his growth strategy, there is unique opportunity for a Health & Safety Manager & Prevention Advisor to join our Knauf Energy Solutions management team to:

  • Establish, update, and maintain the company H&S policy up to the best standards
  • Ensure a practical and performing implementation of H&S standards on our Construction sites, mainly in Belgium, Netherlands and exceptionally in the United Kingdom, driving our teams and partnering contractors toward excellence

The HSE Manager & Prevention Advisor is responsible for a safe, ergonomical, and sustainable work place for all KES employees worldwide.

The HSE Manager & Prevention Advisor will be assisted by a team external HSE experts.



H&S Policy

  • Serves as H&S point of contact for authorities, customers, and internal safety audits. Reports to the MD in the role as legal Safety Advisor (Preventie Adviseur)
  • Develops, maintains, and coordinates a standardised Audit program Belgium wide; aligns with the overall European organization for ISO certification (45001).
  • Functions as a Senior Auditor/Lead Auditor according to the standards OHSAS 18001 (ISO 45001)
  • You report Key Performance Indicators, gap analysis and action plans to the Executive Committee (EXCO)
  • Develop and operationally deploy the KES Way, and HSE policy in close cooperation with the different internal stakeholders (Operations, Sales, Data Science, Public Affairs)
  • Supports the Managing Directors to drive improvement by developing and providing leadership, training, and resources for Health&Safety.
  • Creates Safety Awareness and encourages a safety driven culture through training and education solutions
  • Interacts with the C-suite to advise necessary continuous improvement efforts so that systems and processes are in line with overall company strategy


Teams support

  • You support the site in the implementation and application of the HSE Policy and HSE related procedures
  • You establish constructive working relationships with the Site, Construction Manager and operational leaders
  • You follow and support operational activities (HSE aspects) from mobilization till demobilization of the site, this includes subcontractors
  • Cultivates a strong safety management culture in all functional areas to drive standardization, improve efficiency, and reduce injury rates
  • Builds and maintain sustainable working relations with external stakeholders, such as safety auditors and external HSE advisors
  • Conduct incident investigations based on incident classification and liaise with engineers, management and health and safety regulatory authorities to identify causes of accidents and prevent their recurrence
  • Create action plans by identifying potential emergency situations, creating emergency communication plans that addresses operation or business disruptions, recovery, testing and validating the emergency action plans
  • Consulting on risk assessment (planning, implementation, and operations) for all site locations
  • You provide training for subjects related to your specific HSE related competences


Place of work safety

  • Assist in fire alarm drills, and training of first aid helpers
  • Identify and review hazard, risk and opportunities on an ongoing and proactive basis and ensure that appropriate follow up actions are being implemented on all KES offices locations
  • Participate in the development of offices & production related emergency response procedures
  • You perform internal HSE inspections & audits in line with the internal audit & inspection planning that you developed
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Construction or Technical area with specialization in Safety Management or equivalent through experience
  • 10 years relevant professional experience within a production environment with at least 3 years in a Safety Advisor role
  • You are Health and Safety advisor – level 2 (Belgian Law)
  • You master the current HSE related legislation on construction and are aware of the latest developments
  • Excellent verbal and written Dutch & English language skills, French will be appreciated
  • Computer skills: at ease in an IT mature company, mastering MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), online resources and Outlook is a minimum
  • Demonstrated knowledge of UK CDM regulation and/or Netherlands Safety regulation is a real asset



  • Supporting & facilitating change: enables and shapes change, helps others (including 3rd parties) to understand the need for change and adapt to it
  • Resilience – Maintains self-control, direction and effectiveness in high-pressure situations.
  • Strategic thinking – Creates a clear, long-term and shared vision and mission for KES integrating information from internal and external resources.
  • Translating work methods into thorough risk analysis is nothing new
  • You possess an entrepreneurial mind, self-motivated, showing flexibility, being innovative and result-oriented while promoting teamwork
  • Very open, adaptative and flexible mindset, with the ability to learn from, and communicate with, people from very different backgrounds.
  • Strong communication skills and business acumen



We Offer:

  • A “start-up” company culture with the support of a major group, driven by innovation and the will to open new markets
  • A unique career growth opportunity in the very dynamic market of energy efficiency retrofit at Belgian and European level,
  • A great benefits package, including among others: 7 weeks holidays, company car; health & group insurances; meal/eco vouchers,
  • A multicultural work environment

If this is your dream role, then we’d love to hear from you.

Knauf Energy Solutions 450x400 1

Part of the Knauf Group, we are the building performance solution for asset owners. We support the delivery of high-quality energy efficiency outcomes for new build and retrofit, as well as providing smart home services.

​Key to what we do is a technology breakthrough – the negaWatt hour meter. For the first time energy efficiency can be measured the same way as energy generation. A kiloWatt hour of energy saved is now equivalent to a kiloWatt hour of energy supplied.

​This technology means that asset owners can:

  • Calculate the real energy savings day-after-day for building retrofits
  • Properly benchmark the fabric energy performance of new builds and retrofits
  • Create the necessary feedback loops to significantly improve the design and quality of work on-site

Part of the service we provide are the associated retrofit design and works, delivered with the highest Quality and Health & Safety standards.