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The HSE Manager develops, in close consultation with management of the division, the HSE policy for the organisation and implements and controls the relevant processes within the organisation with respect to health, safety and environment (HSE).  The formal responsibility for the execution of the HSE policy lies primarily with Line Management.  Therefore, the HSE Manager has an advisory, informing, supporting and signalling role towards the organisation.

The HSE Manager stimulates the process of continual improvement of the organisation with respect to health, safety and environment.

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Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR) is a leading ship repair and conversion yard in the Netherlands and one of the largest in Western Europe.

Task & Responsibilities

  • Monitor in- and external developments with respect to health, safety and environment and determine the consequences for the organisation;
  • Design and implement the HSE policy (including a long-term policy) for the entire organisation;
  • Advise management and the board of directors with respect to HSE subjects;
  • Coordinate implementation, transfer and reporting of policies and procedures with respect to HSE within the organisation;
  • Coordinate the acquisition and maintenance of certification (OHSAS) with respect to health, safety and environment;
  • Initiate and coordinate (and improve) projects with respect to health, safety and environment;
  • Provide for safe practices, procedures and awareness;
  • Effect and correct compliance with legal and company policies and procedures, concerning health, safety and environment;
  • Practical support of the HSE policy at the various locations of the organization.


  • Professionally and intellectually at university level;
  • Completed HVK or shipbuilding studies, including HSE qualifications;
  • Minimum of 5 years workexperience in a similar position;
  • Good knowledge of the Dutch and English languages, orally and in writing;
  • Managerial qualities;
  • Accurate, safety conscious, problem-solving abilities, convincing, communicative, planning and organising;
  • Verifiable experience with Change Management.

Company Information

Damen Shiprepair and Conversion is a well-established and leading group of repair yards with modern facilities and part of the Damen Group. It services about 40 drydocks, the largest being 420 x 80 m, which is one of the biggest in Europe. This allows the Group to accommodate almost any ship in the world. Also repair quays with sufficient crane capacity are available. Apart from our docks and quays we also have several workshops, de-slopping and polluting water discharge facilities and offices. We are growing in installation of Green Technology on board of maritime objects and do offer Port and Voyage Repair as well.

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Kirsten van der Knaap, HR Advisor


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Damen Shipyards Group operates 40 ship- and repair yards, employing 8,000 people worldwide