HSE Controller & Workforce Engagement (Health, Safety & Environment) (100%)
Holderbank, Switzerland
vor 2 Tg.


As the world’s global leader in innovative and sustainable building materials, Holcim is reinventing the way the world builds.

Supported by a 70,000-strong global team spread across 70 markets and four industry segments, we are committed to shaping a greener, smarter and healthier world.

If you would like to get more information about our corporate organization in Switzerland specifically, please visit our company profile.

As we continue to look for more sustainable ways to build, we need world-class talent to join our team. People who are passionate about sustainability, driven by curiosity and keen to grow, learn, develop and thrive in our high-performance culture.

In line with Holcim’s Group Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Strategy, the Country HSE Controller represents the Group standards, systems and processes dedicated to HSE towards the operating companies in the countries / region and monitors their performance when implemented.

The HSE Controller plays a role of control and audit to ensure improvement plans are defined to boost the overall HSE performance of the Group.

In addition, you lead Workforce Engagement and ensure the development and implementation of Holcim’s Boots on the Ground initiative across the Group, as well as Scorecard Performance Management.

No agencies can be considered for this job posting.


This role is a key liaison between country organizations / region and the corporate Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) function. Your focus is to :

  • Be the first point of contact for the local Head of HSE in country operating companies regarding group standards, systems and processes;
  • regularly connecting with the countries - through visits and calls - and keeping track of the progress the local HSE Improvement Plan in the country

  • Utilize a standardized protocol and methodology to review country progress against intended targets
  • Review incident reporting and investigate in fatalities; support countries in any Critical Incident Investigation for the region and ensure appropriate communication of learnings and that consequence management and action plans are followed up
  • Provide insight, challenge, support and share HSE expertise with the country HSE teams and the Country Leadership Team accountable for delivering the HSE results
  • Deliver training programs (e.g. HSE Audit Group training, Working at Heights, Energy Isolation, RCA etc.) to the Country HSE Heads, who as needed ensure the programs are cascaded to the local Country teams
  • Lead several audits per year outside the supported perimeter
  • Benchmark with other multinationals to maintain a world class HSE program
  • As part of the continuous improvement process, participate in the review Standards, Guidelines and Good Practices.
  • As Workforce Engagement lead, your role is also to :

  • Lead the Group HSE engagement initiative Boots on the Ground (BoG), defining the new program developments and the strategy to roll-out across all countries globally
  • Drive the implementation of the Boots on the Ground program; deliver workshops to Country leadership teams and support development of country implementation plans
  • Monitor and track BoG performance worldwide and provide reporting to Group Executive Committee
  • Manage the development of the BoG app, ensuring the new functionalities align with the behavioral changes required by the BoG program, including coordinating of external third parties and internal app development teams
  • Ensure performance analysis and management through the Group HSE Scorecard, in close collaboration with countries for correct reporting.
  • Education / Qualifications

  • Degree in Health, Safety, Environment or Engineering or related field
  • Internationally recognized accreditation (CIH or CSP or equivalent certification) will be seen as an advantage.
  • Experience

  • At least 10 years operational experience in either HSE or in Operational roles
  • Operational experience in Cement, Aggregates or RMX will be an advantage.
  • Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to partner with country leadership teams and influence senior executives
  • Provide Health, Safety and Environment expertise to support, challenge and share insights with the countries
  • Strong skills in influencing, managing conflicts, communication, networking and change management
  • Analytical skills and ability to report and data manage
  • Language Requirements

    Fluent in written and spoken English. Any other language skill is welcome

    Local / International

    Approximately 50%

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