EH&S Engineer | Collins McNicholas

EH&S Engineer

  • Reference: CJ43241y
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Cork, Cork city, Munster
  • Category: Engineering, Technical & Manufacturing

EH&S Engineer – Pharmaceutical

Primary Function

Reporting to the EHS&S Manager, the EHS&E Engineer will manage the day to day operations of the EHS&E Department and ensure that the specific Site and EHS&E Projects are delivered in accordance with Site EHS Systems, Standards and all of the relevant Legislative and Corporate requirements.


Key Areas of Responsibility:

EHS&E Policy

  • Contribute the ongoing review of the site EHS&E policies.

Risk Management (Projects)

  • Risk management; actively identify the aspects of major engineering projects involving tech transfers, New Product Introductions
  • Organise and participate in the required PHAs/HAZOPs related to specific equipment and processes.
  • Identify the relevant occupational risks related to Ergonomics, Health and Hygiene.
  • Work with Health advisors to develop the required mitigation plans.
  • Compile the relevant strategy documentation, i.e.; ATEX, HAC and integration into site EPD;
  • Occupational Health/Hygiene and relevant monitoring plans; URS EHS&E requirements and legislative/corporate specifications;
  • Management of Change – complete/update all relevant risk assessments;
  • Complete ongoing assessments and inspections of contractors/suppliers and participate in FATs/SATs and handover exercises.

Environmental Programmes

  • Participate in the development/review of the site environmental programmes to ensure that they meet legislative, corporate and industry requirements.
  • Maintain the company’s licences and applicable corporate requirements.
  • Maintain the company’s accreditation to ISO 14001 and ISO 50001
  • Perform regular environmental audits within the plant.
  • Liaise with site engineering and applicable departments to ensure the requirements of the site EHS&S systems, standards and applicable licences are implemented.
  • Report on environmental performance within the various areas using approved KPI’s
  • Ensure that a program and procedures are in place to effectively manage all waste streams according to legislative guidelines and industry best practice.
  • Perform regular environmental  self-assessment audits within the facility


Health Programmes

  • Develop, maintain and review health programs to ensure that they meet legislative, corporate and industry requirements.
  • Maintain and further develop the industrial hygiene programme ensuring compliance with corporate guidelines.
  • Responsible for the day to day maintenance of company occupational health systems
  • Provide direction and guidance to Site Management on the Site Safety Programme to ensure an interdependent safety culture.

Safety Programmes

  • Develop, maintain and review safety programmes to ensure that they meet legislative, corporate and industry requirements.
  • Maintain the company’s accreditation to OHSAS 18001
  • Responsibility for the day-to-day application and  maintenance of company safety systems
  • Ensure that adequate evacuation and response arrangements are in place for fire/emergency situations.
  • Perform regular safety self-assessment audits within the facility
  • Coordinate safety committees and safety activities within the plant
  • Initiate accident/incident investigations and follow up on action items
  • Report on safety performance within the various areas using approved KPI’s
  • Monitor and manage safety KPI’s



  • Coordinate all of the applicable activities, such as; visitor and contractor control; emergency response and crisis management; physical security and access


Minimum Education:

  • Degree in H&S essential (or equivalent), along with a technical qualification (relevant scientific or technology-based discipline preferred)


  • 3-5 years’ experience in process safety including solvent handling essential
  • Pharmaceutical or Chemical (or similar, eg. medical devices) industry background required
  • GMP experience required plus experience in a highly regulated environment



Yes, 10 % of the Time



For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Emer O’ Callaghan on 021 4911063 or email

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