EHS Specialist France

 Full Time
 Health & Safety

About the job


An excellent opportunity to join the Quaker Houghton EMEA EHS team in a position where you can gain experience working both internally and externally with our Fluidcare customer sites located within the French region while you can also actively participate in European and global projects. You will be able to engage not only with office and lab teams but also with our field-based technicians and customer key stakeholders to promote our EHSQ standards to ensure sustainability and the drive for continuous improvement.

Safety is the core of our culture. You will be the leader in the effort to engage with all company staff operating within France to ensure adherence to Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Quality requirements. Work with your key stakeholders to obtain full engagement and ‘buy in’ for all new and existing EHS matters. Conduct EHS inspections and training whilst providing guidance to create an EHS focused environment where staff feel comfortable raising concerns and helping to minimize any EHS risks. Participate in different European and Global projects that drive innovation and exceed customer expectations.


What’s in it For You?


  • Excellent onboarding and training programs as part of our QH University.
  • Competitive pay with attractive bonus opportunities.
  • Wellness, CSR, Sustainability, Women Inclusion & Diversity programs.
  • Health insurance, mobile phone, laptop, etc.
  • Business travel expenses paid via company credit card.
  • Remote / Hybrid working possibility.
  • Opportunities to see your efforts contribute toward the success of our clients’ business and our own. Solving problems and creating value are part of our DNA.


What will you do?


  • This role will champion & drive a positive EHS culture across our French teams as part of an international team and reporting to the EMEA EHS Manager, Fluidcare and Commercial Operations based in the UK. Your priorities will be focused 80% on EHS and 20% on Quality activities as well.
  • Be responsible for the EHSQ management system within France and in line with ISO 9001 standards. Coordinate implementation of new ISO standards as needed.
  • Represent the business successfully and professionally with Fluidcare Customers (mainly multinational industrial companies) and External auditors.
  • Provide EHS knowledge, guidance, coaching and training to establish a positive progressive EHS culture.
  • Provide front line practical EHS advice on a day-to-day operational basis.
  • Provide support with the Company’s integrated EHSQ Management Systems including legal compliance and provide support and guidance to the field-based management teams.
  • Drive effective risk management with the various key stakeholders, including, but not limited to: Fluidcare Site Managers, Support Engineers, Lab Supervisors and Managers, including Job Task Risk Assessments, Chemical risk assessments, etc. ensuring risk reduction and mitigation measures are implemented and there is appropriate emergency preparedness in place.
  • Lead and/or participate in incident investigations, near misses and hazard identifications and ensure appropriate root causes are identified and corrective actions are implemented in line with corporate requirements. Perform EHSQ audits/inspections and ensure appropriate corrective actions are developed and implemented on a timely basis.
  • Ensure Corporate EHSQ and Sustainability reporting is accurate and on time. These will be available and presented to the French Management Team.
  • Accept and control customer site Prevention Plans.
  • Ensure that an effective and efficient customer complaint system operates within the France business.
  • Organise and manage internal audits for EHSQ requirements.
  • 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.
  • Travel time about 30-40% to the Fluidcare customer sites across France, the Villefranche office and Rouen laboratory.


What do we look for?


  • Appropriate recognized EHS qualification within France is a must.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ EHS experience within a similar environment such as metalworking industry, chemical or an industrial manufacturing workplace.
  • Proven experience and knowledge of risk management techniques.
  • Solid expertise in development and delivery of EHS training.
  • We value knowledge and experience of implementing ISO 9001 management systems, but we can offer that as part of our training.
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken is a must.
  • Good IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Customer focused – Experience of interacting with Customer teams and their representatives.
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal & listening.
  • Good practical problem solving with acute attention to detail.
  • Strong team player, passionate about delivering success.
  • Available to travel within France up to 40% (some EMEA travel may also be required from time to time)
  • Residency in the Lyon area and Rouen are preferred locations.
  • French valid Driving license.


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
  • 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