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Safety Officer (Space, part-time)




75,000 per year

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Some 250 professionals work at Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands (Airbus DS NL), in Leiden at the frontiers of technology, in one of the most challenging industries: space. Airbus DS NL is a project organisation with a matrix structure. It focuses on the development (design, engineering) of mainly satellites, instruments and solar panels for space missions, plus the assembly, integration and testing thereof. Production of components and subassemblies is outsourced to suppliers. These systems enable space missions that make our daily life on earth possible, such as satellite navigation, -communication and climate research.

In the past space programs were initiated by the European Space Agency. Nowadays increasing competition and commercialisation of space missions result in a very dynamic market where costs and delivery times are under great pressure.

Airbus DSNL’s future success also depends on a lean, yet safe, production process, in close cooperation with suppliers.



You report into the QHSE manager at Airbus DSNL and function as the safety ambassador within the company. You are part of the Safety (Health and Environment) project team together with colleagues from production and facilities, that is led by the QHSE manager.

The role primarily focuses on Safety. Last year a plan was drafted and approved and the implementation of which has just started. This is the basis for your work. Your focus will be on

  • increasing the awareness of the importance of Safety in all aspects of daily work, both on the shop floor and within management
  • improving and implementing procedures, setting the agenda for regular evaluation, adapting the HSE plan, regular reporting on progress, etc.

To be successful you are expected to take initiative, develop the company wide safety policy further, execute audits, lead near accident investigation, perform Risk Identifications and maintain the hazardous material database. You give advice about all safety topics and train colleagues to work in accordance with the safety policy. You feel comfortable in advising at all hierarchical levels within the organization, give feedback on non-safe behavior and know how to act upon unsafe situations.


Your profile

  • ‘Hogere veiligheidskundige’ (HVK) diploma
  • Solid experience as Safety or HSE officer in an international, high-tech environment
  • Experience with (cultural) change management is a plus
  • Strong communicator on all levels, from management to shop floor
  • Pragmatic, analytic, solution oriented, confident
  • Fluent in Dutch and English



This is a part-time position, if filled for 3 days/week it will focus solely on Safety and if for 4 days/week also on Health and Environment.

The salary level is max. € 80.000 gross per year (on full-time basis), no bonus, 27+13 vacation days, plus a pension scheme with PME, on the basis of ‘middelloonregeling’; 60% of premium is paid by the employer.



Please send your CV and motivation letter to

Additional information can be obtained from Maarten Smits van Oyen, tel. +31.70.2400414.


In the industrial or construction sector



In the industrial or construction sector