Job Description

Environmental Health & Safety Specialist- Mayo

Ref No: SF17209

Mayo, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Competitive salary

Environmental Health & Safety Specialist- Mayo

Core Purpose: 

A global Pharmaceutical client is looking for a Health and Safety Specialist to join their growing team in Mayo. This is a permanent role and you will join a busy and progressive EHS/engineering department. The role requires the candidate to review health & safety systems and procedures, update and maintain systems to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Implement and review health & safety systems and procedures, update and maintain systems to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • To provide assistance to local managers with assessments and other practical requirements as necessary under H&S legislation.
  • To assist in the operation, development and organisation of safety and health monitoring schemes, including written policies, record keeping and monitoring.
  • To undertake incident investigations as necessary, record and report monthly accident/incident statistics to management.
  • To liaise with the Facilities Department in relation to maintaining the fire safety systems as required by legislation.
  • To manage and monitor the Contractors program on-site.
  • To liaise with internal and external Enforcing Authorities as required.
  • To carry out regular H&S audits/inspections.
  • To assist in staff safety training.
  • To maintain suitable and sufficient records relating to all H&S matters.
  • Liaise with the facility environmental staff and other departments including but not limited to operations, maintenance and procurement in order to lead and coordinate the facilitys sustainability efforts. 
  • Leading the site sustainability team via monthly meetings in its efforts to reduce the sites environmental impact including energy use/CO2, water and waste.
  • Implementing sustainability initiatives and programs based on guidance from the companys Global Sustainability Department.
  • Educate, inspire and lead employees to help make the operations more sustainable.
  • Entering waste and water data into the company sustainability database (Resource Advisor) and preparing reports for site management on progress vs goals

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A BSc. Degree qualification in Environmental Health & Safety
  • 5+ years of working in a Pharma Environment.
  • Ability to work to tight timescales
  • Takes ownership of projects.
  • Knowledge of Biosecurity levels preferable.
  • Good working knowledge of storage and disposal of chemicals
  • Proven track record of dealing with a waste management system


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