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The company

Elia is the operator of the Belgian high-voltage transmission grid (380 kV to 30 kV) and is responsible for developing and maintaining the grid, providing users with access to it and controlling energy flows. The Elia group is a team of 2,000 professionals who have the task of ensuring the continuity of electricity supplies in Belgium.

As owner and operator of electricity transmission networks in Belgium and Germany Elia has an important role and mission in supporting and implementing Europe's energy and climate policy.

Project Manager Operational & Safety Excellence

Reference ID:  213



As Project Manager Operational & Safety Excellence, you will oversee transformation projects designed to continuously improve safety, quality and efficiency. You will be jointly responsible for ensuring that all processes and procedures are in place and are followed by all stakeholders. You will work in the North-East region (covering Antwerp, Limburg and Flemish Brabant). 


More specifically, as Project Manager Operational & Safety Excellence your job will involve:


  • working closely with colleagues from other zones to devise a uniform, integrated approach to projects at national level; 
  • putting safety, the set objectives, use of the right methodologies and achievement of the KPIs firmly at the heart of all projects;
  • translating strategies and methodologies into workshops to ensure that the operational teams observe the established procedures and are able to (and do) take on board the changes introduced by change projects; 
  • preparing and helping to lead the monthly operational meeting with team leaders in the field (covering topics such as transformation status and safety).


You will be assisted by your team, specifically the Operational & Safety SPOC, especially with regard to safety-related topics, and will report to the Head of Maintenance Assessment & Commissioning North.

Your Profile


To serve as Project Manager Operational & Safety Excellence, you ideally have:


  • A degree in civil or industrial engineering or equivalent experience;
  • Experience in change management projects and the ability to persuade those in the field to implement change;
  • An interest in the technical side of projects and a passion for occupational safety;
  • Excellent people skills, encompassing all levels of the organisation;
  • An analytical mind and the capacity to optimise complex processes.
  • In performing their duties, the employee has access to areas for which a prior security check will be carried out in accordance with the Screening law of December 11, 1998.



Vaartkaai, 2 – 2170  Merksem

What's in it for you?

More than offering you a mere job, we give you an exciting, ultra-professional environment, unique training and every opportunity to develop your career potential to the full, plus an attractive salary and fringe benefits. So choosing Elia means opting for a future full of promise!