About us

The Damen Shipyards Group, the world’s leading specialist ship builder, operates 35 yards globally with around 12,000 employees
Since joining the Damen Shipyards Group in 1999, Damen Shipyards Galaţi has developed into a highly efficient production yard with significant output. Its expertise and closely managed supply chain have been behind some of Damen’s most important deliveries to date, fully representing the group’s diverse product portfolio.
The yard’s efficient infrastructure and associated supply chain ensures that everything is in place to handle the most challenging and complex shipbuilding projects with the appropriate care and control.
With more than 1,300 vessels built in more than 128 years since its beginning, the shipbuilders from Galaţi can justifiably celebrate their rich heritage derived from the deep professionalism of their craft and their dedication to detail.

The role

The Health and Safety Head of Department is responsible for implementing and monitoring site-specific Health and Safety operations and tasks on site.

Key accountabilities

• Ensure that safety policies are implemented, understood and adhered to at the work location, so far as is reasonably practicable in order to ensure a safe working environment;
• Develop the policies, procedures and other resources and maintain them up to date and compliant;
• Drive process improvement initiatives in support of Health and Safety performance;
• Implement process controls and environmental awareness training events;
• Ensure the Health and Safety risk evaluations are monitored, renewed and reported;
• Ensure safety by observing and reporting all potential liability risks;
• Ensure the Company follows all legal obligations in the management of Health and Safety;
• Ensure compliance with the Integrated Management Systems Standards: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018;
• Liaise with client and supplier Health and Safety departments regarding audits and contractual requirements and develop plan to action;
• Liaise with Group Company Health and Safety departments on matters that relate to system implementation;
• Give assistance to the Managing Director/ contractors/ employees with Health and Safety requirements and assist in compliance;
• Coordinate and implement annual Health and Safety planning and performance measurement and reporting at Company level;
• Coordinate the Health and Safety incident reporting and investigation framework and provide regular reports to the Management Team;
• Coordinate statistical analysis and reports of Health and Safety performance;
• Report all Health and Safety concerns to the interested parties;
• Lead and support the Health and Safety personnel to work safely and productively through role clarity, support with allocation of work and priorities, regular feedback;
• Assist with the development and implementation of appropriate location emergency response systems;
• Provide support across departments;
• Perform and assume other duties and responsibilities as may be reasonably required.

Skills & experience

Safety awareness
· Keep up to date with all relevant Health and Safety laws, codes of practice and standards for the area;
· Demonstrate excellent leadership skills;
Team work, co-operation and communication
· Ability to challenge others in a constructive manner;
· Ability to negotiate in order to influence decisions or ways of working;
· Excellent written and oral communication skills;
· Flexible team player;
· Actively contribute to the continual improvement of the business and seek ways to make improvements to working methods and efficiencies in line with the Company core values;
· Consistently efficient and productive;
· Positive safety attitude across the business;
Personal attributes
· Strong problem solving and decision making skills;
· Ability to work under pressure, to deadlines and operate in a fast – paced environment;

Your profile
• Bachelor’s degree in technical field, a diploma in Occupational Health and Safety consists advantage;
• Minimum 10 years of experience in implementing Health and Safety policies and procedures, in different roles;
• Proficient in the use of MS Office Applications (Words, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);
• Good use of English, both written and spoken.