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Head of HSEQ


Bilfinger is a leading international industrial services provider. The Group enhances the efficiency of assets, ensures a high level of availability and reduces maintenance costs. The portfolio covers the entire value chain from consulting, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, maintenance and plant expansion to turnarounds and also includes environmental technologies and digital applications.
The company delivers its services in two service lines: Engineering & Maintenance and Technologies. Bilfinger is primarily active in Europe, North America and the Middle East. Process industry customers come from sectors that include chemicals & petrochemicals, energy & utilities, oil & gas, pharma & biopharma, metallurgy and cement. With its ~ 30,000 employees, Bilfinger upholds the highest standards of safety and quality and generated revenue of €3.5 billion in financial year 2020.
Based on a site of Bilfinger and reporting to the COO, the Head of HSEQ plays a key role within the Bilfinger organization. He/she will be tasked with initiating, leading and fostering a safety culture and safety performance by implementing lean HSEQ systems, strategies, processes, controls and guidelines for an innovative, “zero accident” safety culture that is compliant to rules and regulatory standards.
He/she is a self-starter and highly driven by passion for HSEQ. The role is an opportunity for all (senior) talents within Bilfinger with operational experience paired with demonstrated inclusive leadership style influencing and guiding regional & local teams and strategies, which both can compensation on missing HSEQ background knowledge.


Tasks & Responsibilities:

(Location Mannheim)


  • Accountable for owning and the continuous improvement of the strategies, systems, processes (including defining standards, monitoring, analysis, forecasting, planning and reporting), controls and capabilities to develop a safety culture which drives the business to year on year improvements in safety performance
  • Deploy and deliver annual safety improvement plans to address root causes identified in in-depth investigation of accidents and incidents and prevent re-occurrence working closely with with industry regulators. 
  • Identify the existing gaps at an early stage and turn them into a systematic plan that is implemented in a comprehensive and synergetic (cross vertical) manner across all regions to address those areas and to lead to customer satisfaction and cost optimization
  • Closely collaborate with regions and legal entities’ HSEQ teams as well as active stakeholder management with senior clients and customer teams
  • Execute the responsibilities of a HSEQ Head according to the lawful and ethical standards, in particular the group’s business code of conduct in addition to ensuring your teams follow the same in setting high standards


  • Degree qualified in an engineering or management discipline with appropriate professional qualifications
  • At least 7-10 years of experience in the industry sector – special focus on providing services towards the industry is a plus
  • Relevant experience in delivering and improving HSEQ systems and processes across the globe as well as across multiple sectors (on-/offshore, engineering, maintenance, etc.) is a plus
  • Proven experience developing and directing the implementation of HSEQ initiatives, projects and programs across multiple geographies and business units.
  • Proven ability to manage (in-)direct teams and work result oriented within a matrix organization
  • Fluent in English, both oral and written
  • Willingness to travel internationally

Key Attributes

  • Unwavering integrity: strong character; widely trusted; demonstrates integrity, promotes and defends equal opportunities, builds diverse teams
  • Self-starter with gravitas that will take the initiative to build relationships with both the internal and external stakeholders
  • Global, diverse mind-set: understands and integrates different cultures, languages and leadership styles
  • Strong influencing, networking and stakeholder management skills
  • Able to manage/deal with complexity, diversity, uncertainty and ambiguity in a changing organization


For further information please contact Désirée Greipel,
General Management | Bilfinger SE | Permanent | White-collar workers | Supervision | HSEQ  

Banensegment: Metallurgy, Engineer, Consulting, Offshore Oil, Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology, Energy