Health and Safety Specialist

  • Contract
  • Meath

Website TPM05310

A Health and Safety Specialist is required for a biopharmaceutical company in Dunboyne. The incumbent will provide EHS technical guidance in order to develop and implement the Environmental, Safety and Health Management System to enable full compliance with legal requirements related to EHS.


  • Be the EHS point of contact and the owner of numerous cross site local EHS standards and complete EHS gap assessments and audits of effective EHS standards in line with site’s Safety and Environment Standards to transition the site to sustaining operations.
  • Special emphasis is paid to site’s standards on Industrial Hygiene, BioSafety, Chemical Management, and Process Safety Management.
  • Compile and submit required safety, health, and environmental reports to corporate and regulatory agencies.
  • Assist with managing contractor EHS compliance and related high-risk work HRW safety procedures to a high-performance level.
  • Ensure that Pre-Start Up, Safety, Environment Review (PSSER) for new product introductions on site are compliant with regulations, corporate requirements and industry best practices.
  • Streamline EHS KPI and EHS event reporting.
  • Develop and target the EHS cross site training strategy and support the delivery and coaching for both management and employees.
  • Manage EHS documentation through numerous IT system platforms such as Power BI, Enablon, Workday, Share-point, MyLearning, and Meds.
  • Ensure that adequate records are maintained to demonstrate compliance with EHS procedures and the EHS management system.
  • Work as one team with site Engineering.
  • Demonstrate collaboration with site colleagues to promote a safe by choice culture.
  • Help ensure that events are fully investigated and that appropriate Corrective and Preventative actions are put in place to prevent recurrence.
  • Support lead investigators and coordinate performance review of events trending for CAPA’s and NM’s.
  • Review processes, facilities, procedures, and management of change documents to assure conformance to recognised EHS regulations, standards, and guidelines.
  • Develop successful permitting strategies based on regulatory requirements, site operations and site business operating plans.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree in Environmental, Safety Management or related fields, or Technical primary Bachelor degree with a post-grad EHS qualification.
  • 5+ years EHS experience in Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Chemical industries, will consider other highly regulated industries.
  • Experience on supporting multiple activities/projects and on working with EHS regulatory agencies and Corporate support functions.
  • Proven leadership skills and an appetite to assume responsibility for appropriate decision making pertaining to EHS matters both urgent/non urgent and important/not important.
  • A thorough understanding of all applicable EHS regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence senior leaders on EHS matters with the ability to quickly adjust to changing situations.
  • Risk Management, assessment and implementing controls appropriate to the risk.
  • Experience in successfully implementing EHS programs enterprise wide.
  • Experience in managing and implementing change.

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