Health, Safety and Security Manager - Emili H/F

Job location:
Paris, France
Created moment:
January 31, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 07869

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Health, Safety and Security Manager - Emili H/F

Job Summary

Project Background

Imerys has launched a lithium mining project (the EMILI Project) at its Beauvoir site in Echassières (Allier, France). The EMILI Project schedule foresees production starting in 2028, with a production target of 34,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide per year for at least 25 years.



Leads all Health, Safety and Security aspects of the EMILI project aiming towards Zero accidents, and ensure Safety and Health Culture at Best in class standards

The incumbent will be a strategic, driven and experienced HSS professional, ensuring HSS aspects are embedded at every stage of the project as per Imerys policies.

A team player approach is essential, with ambition to grow, capable of creating the conditions for both organization and people to deliver.



  • Alongside Project Director, and project team responsible for Health, Safety and Security practices and results for the EMILI team and project.

  • Ensures H&S best-in-class industrial standards are achieved in the framework of the Imerys Safety System.

  • Implements and promotes a strong Safety culture at every stage of the project. ; Ensure full engagement and understanding of all relevant HSS information 

  • Prepares Project Health and Safety plan

  • Participate in the Security plan definition and implementation

  • Contributes during the Engineering and design stage to deliver a Safe designed plant. Participates in the Hazid and Hazop reviews.

  • Performs Job Hazardous Analysis (JHA) and participates to the Job Safety Analysis (JSA) as per Imerys guidelines and local regulatory EHS standards

  • Verifies the adequacy and application of the Construction contractors HS Plan and all related procedures

  • Organizes and defines Owner's team and Subcontractors HS training requirements and promotes it

  • Checks that the Subcontractors perform their activities in accordance with all the HSE applicable procedures, protocols , regulations and standards, promoting all necessary actions to ensure that these procedures and regulations are respected.

  • Organizes, plans and participates to the periodical HS walk around, Interactions, Inspections and Audits on site. Prepares all the relevant reports, action plans using Imerys systems and verifies the follow up and the timely execution of the corrective actions

  • Organizes in case of work accidents a full investigation of the event, till  the identification of corrective measure in order to avoid reoccurrence and drive improvements

  • Full fill  accident records in Imerys system, identifies the areas to which prevention must be addressed

  • Leads and coordinates the site emergency response team and fire prevention/fighting team, organizing training and emergency drill mock activities

  • Prepares and updates the Site HSE Statistics, verifies the performance versus the Project and corporate HSE Objective, Targets and performance indicators; proposes recovery plan in case of mismatch

  • Ensures industrial and mining operations of the EMILI project are run in compliance with local regulations, best-in class industry practices and Imerys guidelines

  • Shares good practices across BAs

  • Key interfaces: ensures tight coordination with project workstream leaders, EHS community, Operations Construction subcontractors, Local authorities.



  • Inspiring leadership skills and ability to influence internal and external stakeholders without direct reporting.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to engage the regional business contacts and interact in a cross-functional, inter-cultural and matrixed business environment.

    • Well versed in local and industrial EHS regulations

    • Minimum 15 years experience in Major Construction projects involving heavy construction sites with mechanical, electrical and piping installation or large Industrial plant operation as HSS Manager, Plant Manager

    • Knowledge about OSHA construction regulations and lockout requirements

    • Continuous Improvement mindset 

  • Detailed, self-motivated and strong commitment to EHS compliance, continuous improvement and step evolution

  • Master’s degree in engineering - EHS specialization or other industrial discipline 

  • Strong problem-solving and hands-on implementation skills;

  • Well organized and capable of multitasking, evaluating and prioritizing a number of projects;

  • Analytical & Synthetic mindset

  • Fluent in writing and speaking in French and English language

Position Type

Full time



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IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.