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Job title:  Deputy Director Group Health & Safety (m/f/d)

Job family:  QHSE Management
Business area:  Andritz Group
Contract location: 

Raaba-Grambach, Styria, AT

Working location:  Graz, Styria, AT / any other ANDRITZ location in Europe
Location type:  Office Location / Office-based
Contract type:  Permanent
Job description: 

ANDRITZ is an international technology group providing plants, systems, equipment, and services for various industries. The company is one of the technology and global market leaders in the hydropower business, the pulp and paper industry, the metal working and steel industries, and in solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial segments.
The listed Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria. Since its foundation 171 years ago, ANDRITZ has developed into a Group with approximately 29,800 employees, and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries worldwide. As a reliable and competent partner, ANDRITZ supports its customers in achieving corporate and sustainability goals. 
ANDRITZ stands for passion, partnership, perspectives and versatility – core values to which the company is committed.

The ANDRITZ Group Quality & Safety Management is looking for an experienced Health and Safety professional to join the global team, as deputy of the Group H&S Director (m/f/d). The preferred location for this position is either the headquarter in Graz or any ANDRITZ office in Europe. 


Your Tasks

  • Contribute to the definition of groupwide strategies to ensure continual improvement of the H&S performance 
  • Develop and facilitate implementation of global H&S policies & programs
  • Support the H&S Managers in the Business Areas and the Regional Safety Coordinators in the implementation of the Group H&S policies and initiatives 
  • Consult, collaborate and coordinate with other internal and external Stakeholders (e.g. Business Area and local H&S teams, Customers, authorities, etc.)
  • Establish, develop and coordinate global safety training programs within the ANDRITZ group
  • Promote communication about H&S (e.g. ANDRITZ internal channels, social media, stakeholders groups, etc.) on group level
  • Organize H&S events and celebrations (e.g. H&S World Day) 
  • Take on a key role in the Emergency Management team and support investigation of major accidents within the ANDRITZ group  
  • Prepare ANDRITZ group H&S reports and statistics 
  • Support the global team in implementing, consolidating and further strengthening a Safety Management System according to international standards (ISO45001) and good health and safety practices
  • Monitor the H&S performance and the effectiveness of enforced H&S policies, initiating improvement projects and additional H&S programs, as required
  • Develop, coordinate and/or execute required H&S trainings
  • Execute H&S audits and inspections at ANDRITZ locations and construction sites
  • Monitor & follow-up on implementation of audits’ observations / findings
  • Prepare and distribute safety alerts and lessons learned

Your Profile

  • Degree in H&S or in engineering or in other related technical fields of science
  • Relevant working experience of minimum five years in international business environment with a similar product range, as well as at customers’ sites 
  • Knowledge of H&S management systems standards (e.g. ISO 45001) and audit process; Lead Auditor certification will be considered as a plus 
  • Familiarity with recognized RCA methodologies (e.g. TapRoot) and Behavior Based Safety programs will be considered as a major advantage
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills, sound judgment and decision-making skills 
  • Ability to maintain strong network relations to stakeholders within a global organization
  • Strong skills in gathering, analyzing, and reporting information and in using spreadsheets, database and presentation software 
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in a highly structured and organized manner within an interdisciplinary environment and a matrix organization 
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written 
  • Good knowledge of MS Office Suite (e.g. Excel and Power Point) and other moder place application and software
  • Willingness to travel up to 45% to our locations, factories and construction sites worldwide

Our Offer
Andritz AG offers a secure job in an innovative and international company with long-term development opportunities.

  • Talent & leadership programs
  • Flexible working time model
  • Home office option
  • Various employee discounts
  • Subsidized company restaurant
  • Parking spaces & public accessibility
  • Bike Leasing


In Austria we are legally obliged to announce at least a gross monthly salary of € 4.502,64 for this position. Depending on qualifications and professional experience we offer you a market-based salary.

We pursue a policy of equal rights and opportunities and do not discriminate against any applicants on the basis of gender, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or other protected characteristics. We promote diversity and equal opportunities and place exclusive emphasis on your qualifications, experience and skills that are relevant to the advertised position.

Requisition ID:  11908

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