EHS specialist

Role Summary / Purpose

Primarily responsible for developing, implementing and managing Global Environmental, Health, Safety & Security (EHSS) programs to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and company policies and practices.

Essential Responsibilities

The position is covering part time EHS role at Haasrode Technology Center of Excellence and part time EHS role to support the Field Services activities at customer sites.
• Drive continuous improvement in EHS performance in order to achieve EHS excellence & keep internal and external EHS Management systems certifications in place.
• Implement local EHS programs to ensure compliance with applicable environmental, health and safety laws and regulations and with VEOLIA and Business Policies.
• Organizes and coordinates risk-assessments for machines and installations, investigations of incidents and accidents, and advises in complex root cause investigations in order to be able to improve safety and reduce risks.
• Organize and coordinate employee EHS training.
• Track goals achievement through collection, analysis and communication of EHS goals and measurements
• Participate in EHS compliance and/or management system audits and providing guidance to field EHS personnel on conformance and best management practices.
• Knowledgeable of local EHS regulations affecting business operations and communicates specific regulatory requirements as they apply to the work setting.
• Follow-up on reported health and safety concerns

Specific to Haasrode Technology Center: 

• Responsible for the emergency response program for the Haasrode Technology centre to have procedures and intervention equipment and to act in case of an incident.
• Management of (Sub-)Contractors: safety training, EHS compliance audits, …

Specific to Field Services activities: 

• Occasionally travelling in Belgium & the Netherlands for Field EHS audits and customer meetings but mostly online support  
Other Duties and Responsibilities
• Reporting to the EHS Manager CMS Benelux, support senior leadership and operations 
• Oversee of the work of EHS consultants for specific EHS projects (eg. Audits, Training, Site Assessment)
• Coordinate the safety of VEOLIA employees who work in VEOLIA buildings.

Required qualifications

• Safety Engineer / Safety advisor level 2
• 3 - 5 years experience in similar function
• Knowledge local and European EHS legislation
• General Knowledge in link with the job : Risks assessment, analytical tools, digital tools
• Knowledge on health & safety issues, in particular the risks associated with chemicals and laboratory operations
• Fluently speaking Dutch, good level of English required and knowledge of French appreciated. 

Desired Characteristics  

• Demonstrated ability to influence organization culture, personnel and EHS programs
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage projects and tasks by using timelines and tracking systems of action plan/milestones to assure self-delivery.
• Demonstrated ability to prioritize the most important liabilities and compliance issues and focuses activities/efforts on them.
• Excellent administrative and personal skills

About Us

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