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Global Health and Safety Manager

Bonava’s Group Health and Safety Team is strengthening its competencies to meet the Health and Safety challenges of today and tomorrow. Joining an international team dedicated to keeping Bonava at the forefront within Health and Safety, you have an opportunity to grow with the function and work within a focus area for the organisation.

Role and responsibilities

At Bonava our health and safety vision is “A healthy and safe workplace for everyone, everywhere and everyday”. In this role you would join the Health and Safety Team at group level and report to the Group Head of Health & Safety. In your daily work, you will work closely both with your team at the group level as well as with your Health & Safety colleagues in the local business units in the countries where Bonava operates. and work closely with the Group Head of Health and Safety.

Your main areas of responsibility would be:

  • Responsible for mapping and following up the global organisation’s Health and Safety work and monitoring the implementation of the Health and Safety strategy that is set for 2026. This includes gap analysis, risk management and change management.

  • Supporting the Business Units in their Health and Safety work and fostering a culture of care. This work includes identifying learning and coaching needs and setting learning and education programs as needed for the individual Business Units. Including for example learning from incidents and things done right, benchmarking with external organiszations and companies as well as utilizing learnings and best practices from across Bonava.

  • Project Manager for Global Initiatives. You will be the first point of contact for new initiatives from the Group Head of Health and Safety, the Health and Safety Council and other internal decision makers and you will lead such project implementations.

  • Responsible for the coordination of the Health and Safety legal compliance for the group. This work involves having a birds-eye view of the Health and Safety compliance legislation applicable to the group and to work together with the local experts in the different jurisdictions that Bonava operates to ascertain adherence and compliance.

In this role you will report directly to the Group Head of Health and Safety and work from Bonava’s modern offices in Stockholm at Lindhagensgatan 72. For the right person, there is flexibility to be based at the office in Helsinki or possibly other Bonava offices.

This role requires frequent travel.

Bonava’s policy on remote working allows for 50% remote work.

Work with great people

Data Engineer
"Bonava has trusted and helped me define my own path and career within the company. I am grateful for the trust that was put in my abilities to learn new things."
Content Manager
"The best thing about Bonava is the people, many of my colleagues have also become close friends. There is a lot of competence in this company and people are always supportive."
Global Social Media Manager
"From the very start, I felt seen and cared for by everyone I came across, virtually or in the office. We have a very open and caring culture at Bonava, regardless of position, title, or country."
Group Head of Business Control
"It’s very motivating to work with something that means so much to the end customers. The home is a central part of people's lives and it’s a great feeling to contribute to that."

Skills & Requirements

To be able to thrive in this role we believe that you are a person who has a genuine interest and understanding of proactive health and safety work and believe that such is built by relationships and trust. It comes natural to you to drive your own work and take responsibility and you keep a constant focus on results. You will get the opportunity to join a dynamic team where there is an exceptional sense of building great things together and you will get a manager who truly wants to give you what you need to be the best that you can be.

Required qualifications:

  • An academic degree within a relevant area.

  • Solid experience of working with Health and Safety change management and implementation gained from the construction or industrial sector, preferably in an international context.

  • You have experience from, and a keen interest in, building relationships and fostering work cultures.

  • Professional level English in speech and writing. Knowledge in German and/or Finnish is qualifying.

  • Experience from leading trainings as well as incident investigations, risk management and auditing from a coaching and learning perspective. Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation applicable to the construction industry.

Personal characteristics:

  • Communicative with the ability to engage people and build relationships.

  • Persistence with a strong drive for improvement and development.

  • Self-starter who enjoys driving your own projects


In this recruitment process, Bonava is partnering with Key Legal Recruitment & Interim, please submit your application at www.keylegal.se, last day to apply is 27 March 2023.

Please note that we do not accept applications via email and we ask that you do not submit any cover letter. Apply at your earliest convenience as we review applications and interview candidates on a continuous basis and the role might be filled before the last day of application. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact recruiter Maria Elvung on 0763 15 90 00 or [email protected]

We look forward to your application! /#LI-VD1

About the company

Bonava is a leading residential developer in Europe with the purpose to create happy neighbourhoods for the many. The company is the first residential developer in Europe to receive approval from the Science Based Targets initiative for its climate targets. With its 2,100 co-workers, Bonava develops residential housing in Germany, Sweden, Finland, Norway, St. Petersburg, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, with net sales of approximately 1.5 Bn EUR in 2021. Bonava’s shares and green bond are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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