Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Job description

We’re driven by the impact we can have on people’s health around the world, and this gives focus to our work every day. We are currently sourcing for a EHS Specialist to join an exciting and expanding team at our Ballytivnan site, Sligo.

 The EHS Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring that the highest standards of Environmental Health and Safety are maintained throughout the plant in an ever-changing business environment
  • Fostering a positive culture of continuous improvement while also ensuring that the site complies with all statutory Employment and EHS related legislation
  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant EHS legislation and develop systems and procedures that optimizes the safety, health and environmental performance of the Site
  • Ensuring that effective contractor management systems and procedures are followed and maintain Contractor Safety Performance KPI’s

Key Responsibilities will also include:

  • Provide direction and support to the site in meeting the requirements of the Global EHS Management and Technical Standards, ISO and OHSAS standards and other external regulations
  • Maintain ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Certification
  • Support the development, implementation and maintenance of the Site EHS Strategic Plan and regularly review this plan with site management
  • Liaise with Managers / Team Leaders to ensure employees are trained to a defined competency standard with all applicable EHS policies and procedures
  • Perform Risk assessments throughout the plant and oversee and monitor training on risk assessments
  • Ensure adequate training is in place to ensure that employees and contractors can perform their roles in compliance with all EHS standards
  • Manage the EHS Assessment of all new chemicals and processes
  • Implement ongoing evaluation of EHS awareness activities and develop continuous improvement on EHS programmes
  • Provide EHS reports to Division and Corporate as requested
  • Support, improve and continuously monitor the Site Emergency Response Plan to ensure it meets the requirements of changing processes
  • Support the Emergency Response Team during an EHS emergency
  • Support EHS activities during construction phases
  • Assist in induction and training of new and/or existing employees
  • Auditing to ensure compliance with safety standards and with the corporate management and technical standards
  • Monitor and achieve environmental targets such as recycling, waste, emissions etc.



  • BSc in Occupational Safety & Health Level 8, or a degree in a related discipline

Additional qualifications in the following desired but not essential:

  • FETAC Level 6: Manual Handling Instructor and Assessor
  • FETEC Level 6: Train the Trainer
  • FETAC Level 5: Qualified Occupational First Aider
  • Internal Occupational Health & Safety Management System Auditor (OHSAS 18001)
  • Certificate in "Introduction to Lean Sigma Quality" - IT Sligo
  • Working at Heights Instructor Training
  • Radiological Protection Training Course
  • Safe Pass Health and Safety Awareness Training Programme


Required Experience:

A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a cGMP environment in an EHS role, including proven track record in managing contractor safety


To apply for this position please contact James Porter at Sigmar Recruitment T: +353 91 455305 E:  

All applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence.  Sigmar will never forward your CV to a third party without prior consent