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EHS Specialist

Job description

Great new opportunity for an EHS Specialist to work for a leading Medical Device company in Galway.  The EHS Specialist will be an individual contributor but will have  the support of a global EHS team.   You will be directly involved in the development and administration of site environment, health and safety programmes with special emphasis on employee safety and education.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain Global EHS standards, policies, systems and programs applicable to the site.
  • Drive and lead the site EHS function to align with corporate goals and develop programs and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Provide EHS leadership and direction for management, professional, technical and support staff across the site.
  • Ensure systems are in place to enable site to operate in legal and ethical compliance with regard to EHS issues.
  • Provide business perspective, strategic and tactical direction to develop and implement EHS initiatives for the EHS long range plan.
  • Authority to represent the company externally on matters related to EHS with external regulatory agencies and non-government organizations.
  • Maintain a broad understanding of local, regional and global EHS regulations and practices for area of responsibility.
  • Providing training materials and conducts training as required.
  • Conducts with supervisors/managers of departments, regular inspections of work conditions and practices.
  • As requested, review the environment, safety and health aspects of new substances, equipment, plant modifications and layout.
  • Modifying as necessary and maintaining the facility’s emergency response plan.
  • Planning, scheduling, and conducting facility wide fire and evacuation drills.
  • Maintain and update IT reporting databases and generate monthly and quarterly EHS performance reports to senior management.
  • Leading the site Energy Reduction Program to align with corporate goals.
  • Revise the site safety statement as required and ensure all employees are familiar with its content.
  • Promote employee awareness / training on matters of environment, health and safety.
  • Other duties as assigned by senior management.

Key requirements:

  • 10 - 15 years of EHS related experience. Preferably Pharmaceutical or Medical Device.
  • EHS related Engineering Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master’s Degree
  • Understand and complies with all the regulations governing Occupational Health & Safety and the environmental systems, including knowledge of; ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and ISO 50001.
  • Development of practical, applicable standards and/or policies that meet business objectives.
  • Technical expertise in the EHS function as well as technical writing and business communications.
  • Ability to actively listen, build and maintain effective working relationships with internal/ external colleagues and stakeholders, and resolve conflict
  • Ability to successfully manage projects and programs.
  • Must be able to organise and prioritise tasks and be detail orientated and self-motivated.
  • Must have excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills.

If you are interested in this EHS Specialist role, please send your resume to mslevin@sigmar.ie or call me on 091 455 300 for more information.

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