EHS Manager

 Full Time
 Health & Safety

About the job 

Quaker Houghton is a leading multinational company present in many people’s lives by providing solutions to the main industries in today’s economy such as the automotive, aerospace & metals sectors. 

This is a very dynamic Environmental, Health & Safety role, you will support our Manchester head office and R&D teams as well as our field-based technicians located at our 50+ customer sites within the UK & Ireland region to continue to keep safety at the core of our culture and take it to the next level. 

Join us and help us build a better & safer future!  


What’s in it For You? 

  • Company car + fuel expenses paid

  • Hybrid work schedule. 

  • Pension scheme. 

  • Life assurance. 

  • Permanent contract.  

  • EAP Scheme

  • Group income protection.  

  • Company laptop and mobile phone. 

  • 25 days paid time off + bank holidays.  

  • 2 days annual paid leave for volunteering. 

  • Wellbeing, Women Inclusion, Diversity & Inclusion programs.  

  • On the job training as part of our QH University . 


What will you do?  

  • You will ensure sustainability and drive for continuous improvement at the Quaker Houghton Manchester site and our UK & Ireland customer sites where our field-technicians operate, these sites are mainly automotive and aerospace manufacturing plants. 

  • Manage, develop and motivate the UK & Ireland EHS Specialist reporting into this role. 

  • Engage with office and lab teams based in our Manchester location as well as with the field-based technicians located at our customer sites to promote and elevate our EHSQ standards.  

  • Work closely with the Regional EHS Manager, Site Manager, Lab Manager, Warehouse Manager and other relevant local business leaders, external firms and contractors when necessary to ensure full engagement. 

  • Provide EHS knowledge, guidance, coaching and training to establish a positive progressive EHS culture. Act as a key resource for EHS training.  

  • Investigate Incidents, near misses, hazard identifications and ensure appropriate root causes are identified and corrective actions are implemented. 

  • Be responsible for the EHSQ management system within UK & Ireland

  • Perform or coordinate internal and external audits, tests & inspections to ensure EHSQ standards and regulations are met.  

  • Support and implement corporate EHS programs and systems. 

  • Attend training, seminars, webinars where required to assist in maintaining an up-to-date professional knowledge in all areas of EHS legislation, standards, guidelines and codes of practice and ensure that any changes are reflected in the Company’s systems. 

  • Travelling within UK & Ireland: 50%. 


What do we look for? 

  • Experience: A minimum of 5 years in the Environmental, Health and Safety discipline, ideally within an industrial environment. Any additional training needed will be offered upon onboarding.  

  • Education: NEBOSH Certificate, or equivalent and working towards full membership of IOSH, or equivalent. 

  • Language:  English professional level; written and spoken.  

  • LocationRemote working role within the UK. Location is flexible, ideally based around the Manchester area. 

  • Driving license is a must.  

  • Soft skills: 

  • Customer focused

  • Excellent communication skills to work within all levels. 

  • Good practical problem solving with acute attention to detail. 

  • Strong team player, passionate about delivering success. 


Who are we? 

We are the global leader in industrial process fluids present in 40+ countries continually improving and innovating so the world’s steel, aluminum, automotive, aircraft, machinery and industrial parts manufacturers can stay ahead in a changing world. Throughout our 100+ locations, our chemists, engineers and industry experts partner with our customers to continually improve their operations so they can run even more efficiently, even more effectively, whatever comes next. 

Our values: 

  • Live Safe  

  • Act with integrity  

  • Exceed Customer Expectations  

  • Drive Results  

  • Embrace Diversity  

  • Do Great Things Together  

Our core values embody who we are as a company, guide our decisions and inspire us. Our commitment to these values, in words and actions, builds a safer, stronger Quaker Houghton. They are the fundamental beliefs that guide our internal conduct and our relationship with the outside world.