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Department Manager – Fire Safety, Security & Audiovisual

Requisition ID: 43140

Domain: Project Managers/Electromechanical

Job type: Standard

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is recruiting a Department Manager for the Fire Safety, Security & Audiovisual department in the division Transversal Integrated Solutions.

You will have full P/L responsibility for the Fire Safety, Security & Audiovisual department in Belgium with locations in Aartselaar, Braine L’Alleud, Brucargo (Vilvoorde) and Muizen (Mechelen).

Your mission?

  • you will be responsible for achieving the financial, quality, environmental and safety objectives
  • planning, developing, organizing and coordinating all activities
  • you have a strong personal commitment to HSEQ and motivate your employees towards a strong safety culture
  • you ensure a positive social climate
  • you encourage your teams in creativity, new ideas and innovation but also in new technologies in a rapidly changing technical environment
  • you develop and maintain processes for continuous improvement
  • you monitor the quality and quantity of the employees required to achieve the objectives and, in this sense, also keep an eye on the further development of employees
  • you detect the training/recruitment needs and initiate these with HR
  • you detect opportunities in the market and develop and strengthen the department’s position in the market
  • you supervise the commercial activities, support the development of contacts with potential customers and align commercial activities with the strategy
  • you have final responsibility for financial and economic reporting
  • you are responsible for optimizing the profitability of your department
  • you detect deviations from the budgeted costs, turnover and results and initiate and follow up on corrective actions
  • you decide on the tenders to be followed and set the course and conditions during major contract negotiations
  • you are ultimately responsible for all execution activities, you decide on or validate the actions undertaken
  • you report directly to the Division Manager

What do you need?

  • you have a master in engineering, preferably in an electrical or electronical field: electromechanics, energy, electricity, etc. and at least 10 years’ relevant experience in the field of technology, project management and team management
  • you have experience in the Belgian market within the field of fire safety, security & audiovisual techniques
  • you have experience with change management
  • you ideally have good knowledge of the technical market with regard to fire safety, security & audiovisual applications
  • you are an experienced people manager and able to motivate others
  • you have a great affinity with digitalization and automation
  • you have a good financial overview and make the necessary reports
  • you are good at sales and negotiations
  • you are strong in optimizing and, where necessary, changing processes and getting your team on board with this
  • you are a team player
  • you are performance and result oriented
  • a good level in French-Dutch & English is required


The Fire Safety, Security & Audiovisual department of Equans specializes in audiovisual total projects, high-tech building security, technical monitoring of industrial installations, integrated fire prevention, anti-theft, camera surveillance and access control systems. We bring all these techniques together in one open building management system.

With more than twenty years of experience in installation & maintenance and the in-depth product and technology knowledge of our experts, we offer our customers one total approach and 24/7 service adapted to their needs.

Concrete department information:

  • > 60 mio turnover/year
  • > 250 employees: mix of blue collars, white collars and exempts
  • contacts with national clients, companies, subcontractors and suppliers
  • you will be responsible for projects in the areas of both fire detection, security and audiovisual
  • to carry out the various assignments, the department consists of the following sections: 
    • Fire Safety at Brucargo (Vilvoorde)
    • Security & Audiovisual Aartselaar
    • Security & Audiovisual Braine
    • PortEyes NV/SA – separate company for activities of control room, located in Muizen (Mechelen)

Good cooperation and interaction between these sections is important.


Want to tackle tomorrow’s multi-technical challenges with us?

Then join our experts in the various innovative and exciting projects of Equans. You get the opportunity to use your technical skills as well as to discover cutting-edge technologies and help customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.

Joining Equans is more than that! You also get:

  • a competitive salary in line with your education and experience
  • interesting training and career opportunities
  • group-, hospitalization insurance
  • eco & meal vouchers, representation allowance
  • lease car (with fuel card), bicycle lease plan
  • smartphone with subscription, laptop, internet fee
  • additional paid leave, homeworking

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Are you interested in this position and do you have questions? Please contact our HR colleague Eva Rowies – eva.rowies@equans.com

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Equans is a multi-technical expert within the Bouygues group that offers a complete service from design to installation, maintenance and financing.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition. In Belgium, we can count on the expertise of our 9,600 employees, spread over more than 56 locations. Every day they use their know-how to make cities more attractive, industries more efficient and greener and buildings more sustainable and comfortable.

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