EHS Specialist | Collins McNicholas

EHS Specialist

  • Reference: CJ45330
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: Cork, Cork City, Munster
  • Category: Health & safety

Position Summary: 
Assists with the design, implementation, maintenance and review of the company’s Environmental, Health and Safety programmes to ensure compliance with legislative, corporate and industry requirements. Acts as an SME and advisor to all teams on site in relation to EHS matters. 

Role Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with the design, implementation, maintenance and review of the company’s Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) programme to ensure compliance with legislative, corporate and industry requirements and support the achievement of ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001. 
  • Perform periodic evaluations to ensure compliance with safety and environmental permits, plans, policies and regulatory requirements. 
  • Reinforce the importance of EHS in the organisation and work with site teams to integrate EHS into facility operations and to continuously develop a positive EHS culture. 
  • Assist in the preparation, implementation and review of EHS Procedures and other EHS documents appropriate to the scope of site activities and in compliance with company requirements. 
  • Co-ordinate and provide technical support for the site risk assessment programme and assist in implementing appropriate control measures for identified risks. 
  • Assist in coordination of the sites EHS teams and provide SME support on EHS related issues. 
  • Participate in the development of site Industrial Hygiene Programme, ensuring that compliance is achieved with corporate guidelines. 
  • Ensure that adequate evacuation and response arrangements are in place for fire and emergency situations. 
  • Investigate accidents and incidents; develop corrective actions and track progress. 
  • Assist with the management of contractor related activities during normal operations and project/construction activities. 
  • Assist in the management of all environmental related matters including, Waste, IPPC License, GHG Permit and GMO Notification. 
  • Prepare EHS reports as required for both internal and external groups e.g. Corporate reporting requirements. 
  • Assist with the identification of EHS training needs. Develop and deliver EHS training programmes as appropriate. 
  • Maintain awareness of current and future EHS developments and legal requirements and to advise accordingly. This is not an exhaustive, comprehensive listing of job functions. May perform other duties as assigned. 

Role Requirements: 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to operate as part of a team is critical. 
  • Customer focus 
  • Innovative 
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal 
  • Excellent presentation and training skills 
  • Strong Influencing skills 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Good problem-solving skills 
  • Results and performance driven 
  • Adaptable and flexible 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Availability and willingness to travel on company business 
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy when dealing with colleagues regarding EHS issues 

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Previous experience working to ISO14001 and OSHAS 18001 international standards, preferably within a pharmaceutical or related environment is required. 


  • A relevant third level qualification in Science, Engineering or EHS, with at least 5 years’ experience in the environment, health and safety area is a prerequisite for the position. 
  • Good overall knowledge of legal requirements and best practices in both Environment and Safety. 
  • Previous experience in dealing with regulatory agencies. 
  • Previous experience in carrying out Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment


  • Familiarity with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 would be a distinct advantage 
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and training skills 
  • A flexible approach, good priority setting skills and ability to deal with multiple tasks


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aisling on 021 4809118 or email

For more information on our Recruitment and HR Services and to see a full list of our available jobs across Ireland, please visit our website

Follow us on LinkedIn and connect with our Recruitment Consultants to discuss the latest jobs, our job searching tips & videos!


Firstname (required)

Surname (required)

Your Email (required)

Your phone

Upload CV (required)

Security Code captcha


Aisling Lane

Contact Consultant

  • Aisling Lane
  • Recruitment Administrator
  • 021 4809118
  • Connect with Aisling
Request a Call Back

Top 10 Phrases to Avoid on Your CV and What to Write Instead

Blog Image
A study conducted by the New College of Humanities in 2015 reveals that on average, recruiters make their mind up about a CV in less than 60 seconds. While they spend on average only three minutes and 14 seconds reviewing an application. These findings come after researchers interviewed over 860 recruiters, 20% of which have […]
read whole article

Job Seekers Guide

Everything you need to know to find a job, including; how to prepare a CV and cover letter, how to prepare for a job interview, how to navigate the modern job market, and much more.
view more