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HSE Advisor

Job Description

HSE Advisor (Onshore)

Location: Germany

Start: May 2023

*** EU work permit required ***

Role description

Ensures that the client complies with local Health, Safety and Environmental Legislation, standards and Site requirements on a day-to-day basis. The person in this position also collaborates with contractors to fulfil these HSE requirements.
The HSE Advisor is responsible for supporting the Environmental, Health & Safety Manager in Projects in implementing the project specific HSE and Emergency management Plans and executing activities on site in line with the requirements of the product specification.

Formal competencies

  • Experience of working as an HSE Advisor within the Wind Industry or experience in other high-risk industries such as Construction / Oil and Gas / Marine Operations
  • Internationally recognized HSE certification and qualification required. (i.e. NEBOSH Construction, NVQ5, NEBOSH Diploma, BSc Hons.) (UKIE specific - Significant knowledge of CDM / PSCS regulations)
  • Excellent level of fitness - there will be regular climbing involved in monitoring WTG work teams
  • IT skills: solid user skills in Microsoft Office
  • Experience in leading, advising and coaching people on construction site (including Subcontractors)
  • Ensure that clients processes and standards are being followed on site
  • Participate in process improvement and promote a healthy and safe working environment on site
  • Experience in working abroad within a multicultural environment
  • Driving license

Personal skills

  • Self-driven & self-motivated with leadership and manager-skills
  • Structured, persistent, trustworthy, and reliable
  • Self-confident and a strong character
  • Willingness to work odd hours and show flexibility in rotation timing if on-site activities command
  • Willingness to travel and stay abroad on sites for extended time
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills including technical English for wind turbines - in order to explain health and safety processes to a wide range of people and to give presentations to groups
  • Local working experience and language knowledge is an advantage


  • Be up to date with new legislation and maintaining a working knowledge of all Health and Safety Executive (HSE) legislation and any developments that affect the wind energy industry
  • Be up to date with internal HSE procedures
  • Be a role model, lead by example
  • Complete all mandatory and role specific trainings before the project
  • Prepare the site by printing out HSE Plan, Risk Assessments, Emergency Response plan, environmental assessments
  • Establish and maintain HSE notice board where you post relevant HSE related communications according to HSE Plan
  • Get in contact with hospitals, fire and police departments at the beginning of the project in order to establish emergency preparedness with these emergency services
  • Participate in the ongoing development and improvement of Safety Performance, appraisal and modification of Safe Systems of Work, including sub-contractor evaluations, monitoring and auditing
  • Ensure that all persons working on the client's part of the project know the parts of the EHS plan relevant to their work and that they are continually informed of the safety and emergency preparedness programs and issues
  • Finalize the HSE site induction material in order to cover every feature of the project
  • Facilitate site HSE inductions for personnel planning to work and visit site
  • Perform an HSE Talk at the beginning of every work shift as part of the daily briefing / morning meeting
  • Monitor training records to ensure that all personnel arriving on site have the relevant training and certification