Health, safety and environment (HSE) engineer

Health, safety and the environment are standards that few companies can afford to ignore. Not only do they limit risks and subsequent costs, but they also enhance the corporate image of companies that take them into account. The HSE engineer is therefore essential for companies.


  • In charge of the development and maintenance of health, safety and environmental systems
  • Ensure the standards are observed
  • Conduct in-depth statistical analyses
  • Define risks
  • Propose appropriate solutions in accordance with applicable legislation and corporate policies
  • Ensure the implementation of new standards
  • Be the main contact for inspection services
  • Train personnel on the standards to be observed
  • Negotiate and manage the health, safety and environment budget
  • Participate in internal awareness campaigns
  • Depending on the size of the company, the HSE position can be split up among different professionals or be done by a single engineer.


This profession is accessible via a university degree, generally a bachelor’s, in the scientific area matching the sector in which you wish to work. Afterwards, specialization through a master’s degree, Ph.D. or equivalent training is required.


  • Master the technical aspects of their sector
  • Be thoroughly familiar with legislation in their sector of activity
  • Proficiency in computerized industrial and management tools
  • English language skills are a valuable asset


  • Leadership
  • Good responsiveness
  • Stress management
  • Availability
  • Thoroughness
  • Resistance to internal and external pressure
  • Persuasiveness network