Environment Health and Safety (EHS) Officer

  • Ethiopia
  • Jun 19, 2018 - Jun 29, 2018
Full time Engineering Safety

Job Description

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Define, update and implement a project EHS plan including all EHS requirements of all relevant project stakeholders
  • Assess risks and hazards in the workplace and compile into comprehensive risk assessment with the necessary mitigation controls in close cooperation with project management with particular focus on electric safety
  • Prepare corresponding method statements and where required permit to work system
  • Conduct toolbox talks and training measures to ensure proper understanding of defined EHS measures and programs
  • Conduct regular site visits and ensure that EHS requirements are fully complied with and identify unsafe acts, conditions, and hazards, investigate root causes in accordance with the company procedures, identify and implement corrective and preventative actions and report to Coordinate and participates in incident investigations and ensure that lessons learnt are appropriately developed and implemented
  • Coordinate regular EHS meetings with partners (contractors and subcontractors) to discuss project progress and challenges and to ensure their compliance with EHS requirements and adherence to safety standards
  • Provide regular EHS progress update, internal and external EHS reports to relevant stakeholders
  • Participate in internal and external project meetings and present and discuss EHS topics
  • Establish and maintain operational contact with relevant external authorities
  • Implement and support EHS Leadership measures (e.g. Safety Walk and Talk, Safety moment, etc.)
  • Keep abreast with all respective regulations and standards in regional or local law and Siemens standards
  • Managing the Siemens EHS team onsite



  • Completed Degree / National Diploma in Safety Management and/or EHS/HSE and Studies in the field of electrical engineering, preferably with a focus on high-voltage systems, alternatively several years of professional experience as an electrician in the field of high voltage
  • LOTO training (not older than 2 years)
  • Ability to maintain visual attention including colour vision and depth perception.
  • Advanced knowledge of EHS requirements for project business and project-related stakeholders (e.g. industry standards, World Bank, etc.)
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience in global projects (including outside mother country) and/or interdisciplinary teams in the related field and successful demonstration of tasks and responsibilities as presented above
  • Work experience and proper understanding of project business in the area of electrical substations and civil works (ideally HVDC)
  • Interact effectively with people from different cultures and/or interdisciplinary teams
  • Advanced communication and presentation skills to ensure meeting target needs and respectful interaction
  • An effective team player on tasks in a personal and virtual environment with focus on collaborative decision making
  • Proper understanding and experience in project management methodologies (e.g. PM@Siemens)
  • Advanced audit skills
  • Advanced skills in ISO 9001, 14001 and OSHAS 18001 Standards
  • Fluent in English – spoken and written