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HSE Advisor M/F – Brussels (Belgium)

Location: Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, ベルギー
Job ID: R0038384
Date Posted: Feb 16, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Entry Level
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for a passionate HSE Advisor based in Brussels, who is driven to exceed expectations in an international environment. Do you want to be a part of prestigious projects whose outcome will affect a lot of people every day? Then the role HSE Advisor at the Hitachi Rail Belgium Branch might be something for you!

About us

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 14,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

The Hitachi Rail Belgium Branch Office is based in Brussels. Our 20 employees are fully dedicated to our main project: the modernization of Brussels metro. A diverse, inclusive and responsible culture is the root of our company where we consider hiring the right people and treating them well, as key factors of our sustainable success. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people with pioneering spirits, driven by customer satisfaction and company global growth. As member of the global Hitachi Rail group, you may be offered to take part in global projects and to team-up with colleagues from around the world. 

A career at Hitachi Rail will help create a legacy. With operations in every corner of the world, our work goes to the cutting-edge of digital transformation and technology. From the multi-cultural strength of our global organization to the sustainable and innovative ways we work to bring people together, there’s something for everyone to get stuck into. And that’s where you come in.

About The Role


  • Support the Project Team in all relevant HSE issues
  • Assist the Project Team to carry out on-site H&S inspections and audits on behalf of Hitachi Rail and its Subcontractors, and monitor the application of H&S contractual requirements
  • Assist the H&S Project Referent in maintaining all H&S aspects in accordance with the Company's Safety and Environmental Management system according to ISO 14001 and ISO 45001
  • Participate in H&S coordination meetings with the Client and Subcontractors
  • Carry out H&S coordination activities and formalize (meeting minutes) with the Client, Hitachi Rail, subcontractors during the completion of the work
  • Ensure the development and review of Safety, Environment, Emergency Response and Risk Assessment Plans
  • Work on the issuance, verification, and control of Safety, Environment, Emergency Intervention, H&S Risk Assessment, and Method Declarations on site (documents specific to the Subcontractor)
  • Transmit information to help employees (induction training) on risks, prevention and protection measures, safety and environmental dangers; Organize awareness and training sessions on Safety and the Environment
  • Carry out investigations and analyses of Accidents in matters of Safety and Environment
  • Collect data for all H&S performance indicators and report them to the Hitachi Rail Project H&S Officer (regularly) by preparing and submitting periodic reports to the H&S Manager of Hitachi Rail (Progress of Safety and Environment Activities, simulations of emergency interventions, accidents, incidents, near-misses, control of subcontractors, etc.)
  • Provide comments and suggestions, verbal or written, on occupational health, safety, and how to avoid workplace accidents
  • Support the HSE Project Manager to carry out the OHSE audit and legal compliance audit in the work areas of Hitachi Rail and its subcontractors
  • Prepare documentation and provide support in managing emergency, fire and rescue issues for the construction site
  • Carry out an emergency and evacuation exercise, with a frequency agreed with the HSE project representative
  • Report, investigate, and communicate all HSE accidents, incidents, and near misses as requested by the Hitachi Rail HSE management system

About The Profile

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Civil engineering degree or similar
  • Followed mandatory Italian/French/Belgium course on OHS coordination
  • Previous experiences in construction projects
  • Preferred experience on railway project/activity
  • Experience in working with electrical hazards and in power plant activity/commissioning
  • Experience in dealing with authorities, the client or third parties
  • Experience in managing interference phases, subcontractors or stakeholders
  • Knowledge of ISO14001 and ISO45001 standards
  • Preferred of knowledge of Belgian health and safety regulations

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Experience: Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience as an OHS coordinator

Languages: Level of English/French, both technical and fluent, which allows you to evolve easily in our international and multicultural environment    

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at

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