HSE Auditor (w/m/d)


PALFINGER stands worldwide for the most innovative, reliable and economical lifting solutions used on commercial vehicles and in the maritime sector. To strengthen our team in our global headquarters in Austria/ Salzburg-Bergheim we are looking for a HSE Expert (f/m/d).

Are occupational safety and environmental protection management in your company your field of expertise? You have already gained several years of experience as a Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) Auditor in industrial companies and are familiar with the requirements of ISO 45001, 14001 and 50001? Do you enjoy international assignments and the resulting challenges? Are you looking for a working environment in which you can use your knowledge and skills to independently develop the HSE standard of our production sites?

Then we have the right position for you!

As an HSE Auditor, you will be responsible for implementing and auditing our global strategy and standards for health protection, occupational safety, environmental protection and fire safety at our 21 EU sites. You will support the Corporate HSE Manager in the further development of the HSE organization and the creation of HSE guidelines and check their compliance in the course of site audits. In addition, you will advise the local HSE managers on the introduction, implementation and auditing of HSE standards, management systems and HSE software systems and organize monthly HSE online meetings for this purpose. You will conduct potential analyses for improvements and savings in the areas of occupational safety, environmental protection and energy management, ensure know-how transfer within the organization and provide support for related HSE projects. With your open, communicative and assertive nature, you will quickly build a network with regional and local HSE managers and thus create the basis for a long-term and cooperative collaboration to shape the continuous development of HSE management.


  • Consulting and auditing HSE management system, HSE legal compliance as well as PALFINGER HSE standards (on-site and monthly online meetings)
  • Auditing of local implementation of HSE policies and standards
  • Development of a network for HSE managers within the EU locations
  • Workplace and occupational accident evaluation, promotion of initiatives to reduce accidents
  • Potential analysis and consulting with regard to environmental protection and energy saving measures, monitoring of projects
  • Creation of transparency regarding the HSE maturity level of the PALFINGER organization
  • Creation of HSE status reports for the head office


  • Completed technical education at a higher technical college or university
  • Completed training as safety specialist and several years of practical work experience in the field of occupational safety in a manufacturing industry
  • Several years of experience as HSE lead auditor (HSE management systems and standards, HSE legal compliance / due diligence assessments)
  • Practical experience in audit planning, moderation, presentation and positive communication in English
  • International project experience
  • Completed training or several years of professional experience in the field of operational environmental protection and environmental management systems
  • Ideally completed training as fire safety officer
  • Ability to convince and motivate the local HSE organization and to communicate at eye height with all levels
  • Confidence in dealing with external auditors 
  • fluent German and English language skills, written and spoken 
  • Willingness to travel in the EU of approximately 50%


  • Life balance through flexible working hours and individual freedom of design
  • Performance-related pay and attractive bonus systems
  • Career planning and development opportunities 
  • Management Development Programmes
  • Ongoing training
  • Voluntary social benefits through our company health management system PALfit 


We offer an attractive and performance-related salary based on your qualifications and professional experience, which for this position can be significantly higher than the collective agreement (KV minimum on the basis of full-time employment is 43.314,74 euros gross per year).

We look forward to receiving your detailed application!


Sabrina Angerer

HR Business Partner
Lamprechtshausener Bundesstraße 8 | 5101 Bergheim | Austria


Lamprechtshausener Bundesstr. 8 , 5101 Bergheim
Palfinger Bergheim

Job Benefits

  • Learning Opportunities
  • Barrier Liberty
  • Company Doctor
  • Food Allowances
  • Company mobile phone (function related)
  • Fitness Programs
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Health Measures
  • Good transport connection
  • Mobile working (function related)
  • Canteen
  • Employee discounts
  • Parking facilities
  • Car Sharing Initiative
  • Job Ticket