HSE Engineer,

China, Hebei, Langfang

Business unit: Integrated Supply Chain

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


- Processes – Build line management understanding of safety processes (50%)
Tasks: Be an influential advisor to line management by building and fostering a deep understanding of the theoretical concepts, industry standards and best practices in one or more AkzoNobel safety Core Processes (people/process safety) and/or sub-processes (for example: behavior based safety, industrial hygiene, hazard study, asset integrity, environmental management and distribution safety) as they are relevant to the [Business/Location/Unit].
Results: Safety process knowledge of [Business/Location/Unit] management meets company expectation

- Capability: Leverage HSE expertise to support own unit and others (20%)
Tasks: Be an effective coach for the [Business/Location/Unit] by leveraging and extending its HSE knowledge through personal participation in AkzoNobel expert pools for delivery of the Safety Common Platform, HSE Faculty learning programs, auditing and/or incident investigation and/or through training activities within the [Business/Location/Unit] as well as through personal functional development.
Results: HSE capability of [Business/Location/Unit] management meets company expectation

- Delivery: Guide line management to deliver HSE policy, set the culture and manage hazards (10%)
Tasks: Guide line management to develop and ensure implementation of HSE policies, plans and practices for the [Business/Location/Unit] in line with the AkzoNobel HSE Policy, Directives, Rules & Procedures ( HSE Procedures) and in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements; together with and in support of line management, set the safety culture and manage hazards.
Results : Established HSE management system 

- Improvement: Act as a role model for compliance and commitment (10%)
Tasks: Spend time engaging with employees and act as a role model for ensuring compliance with and commitment to the AkzoNobel HSE Policy, Directives, Rules & Procedures, including its risk tolerance criteria.
Results: Progress towards leading level of HSE maturity

- Strategy: Contribute to the HSE strategy beyond own unit (10%)
Tasks: Contribute to the development of the HSE strategy for design, deployment and delivery of the AkzoNobel HSE Policy, Directives, Rules & Procedures and Safety Common Platform for the entity at the next higher level, in order to ensure alignment of objectives and performance of the [Business/Location/Unit].
Results: Alignment of strategy with next higher level

- Other (where applicable)

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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Business unit

Integrated Supply Chain

Job family

Health, Safety & Environment

Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Bachelor, masters or doctorate level qualification in HSE or engineering or related discipline
Management/general skills:
- Strong strategic and conceptual skills with ability to execute and follow through;

- Positive influencing: ability to convince others, gain agreement or acceptance of plans, activities and ability to move others willingly towards a desired goal or course of action;

- Ability to drive continuous improvement of the processes, policies, standards;

- Able to work in an inclusive way in the HSE community to make sure the business experiences ‘one voice’ and the teams collective objectives are met;

- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, entrepreneurship, result oriented, negotiation, problem solving, project management, business acumen;

- Very good verbal and written English language skills;

- Relevant experience in different multiple units, disciplines, locations and/or other companies;

Functional skills:
- Specialized knowledge of the AkzoNobel HSE functional role and HSE management systems and programs, as well as external benchmarks.