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Safety engineers – familiar with all aspects of occupational safety

Every plant has at least one safety engineer. Safety engineers are responsible for ensuring the compliance with safety guidelines during the production. These guidelines may concern staff as well as structural and technical aspects.

Which opportunities do safety engineers have on the labour market?

Safety engineers are very specialised experts and thus highly sought-after by employers in different industries. Therefore, they have very good career prospects. Find your dream job as a safety engineer – with Hays!

What are the tasks and responsibilities of safety engineers?

Safety engineers are responsible for ensuring the safety within companies. They perform a wide range of different tasks.

  • Application of their knowledge of the relevant safety guidelines and regular participation in further training measures
  • Inspection of plants regarding compliance with safety guidelines
  • Documentation of current occupational safety measures/guidelines
  • Training and advising occupational safety and accident prevention officers as well as all other employees on occupational safety aspects

Which hard skills and soft skills should safety engineers have?

An engineer’s title is essential to start a successful career as a safety engineer. Furthermore, safety engineers require a vocational degree in a field related to safety engineering, e.g. an academic degree or a vocational qualification certified by the state or a professional association. Safety engineers need to have certain soft skills as well.

  • A confident appearance and assertiveness
  • Leadership qualities, good moderation skills and excellent communication skills
  • An accurate way of working
  • The ability to deal with several projects simultaneously

What is the average salary of safety engineers?

The salary of safety engineers depends on region and industry and is similar to that of other engineers. On average, their starting annual salary amounts to between EUR 45,000 and EUR 55,000. With increasing experience, it may rise up to EUR 60,000 per year.

Finding your ideal job as a safety engineer – with Hays

As a safety engineer, you work precisely and interact with other people on a regular basis.

We have contact persons at more than 20 locations – they will be happy to help you find your dream position. Contact us and learn more about the benefits of finding a job with Hays!

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