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EH&S Engineer

We are now recruiting a Contingent/Contractor Project Engineer, to join our clients diverse Project team in Westport, Mayo on a temporary basis. As our EHS Engineer you will be responsible for creating a culture of strong safety engagement amongst employees and utilising the Operational Excellence framework to drive EHS improvements, compliance with EHS requirements, and the achievement of EHS KPIs.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Actively engage with employees within the Business Unit (BU) to create an inclusive / ownership culture for Safety.

  • Motivate, energise and influence the BU management team to ensure fresh and leading edge EHS programs, initiatives and activities are effectively implemented.

  • Maintain EHS KPIs ensuring they are continuously up to date. Attend and chair safety meetings with key stakeholders to drive positive action and performance, ensuring appropriate timely action on KPIs showing a declining trend.

  • Attend and support safety forums, provide direction for forums to ensure focus on key safety topics, provide safety information as relevant, and influence management and employees to ensure active engagement.

  • Develop and deliver EHS Training modules in accordance with EHS Training Plan and risk assessment.

  • Lead EHS Risk Assessment program in BU and ensure all elements of facility, equipment, tasks, ergonomics and chemicals are appropriately risk assessed.

  • Support the Supervisors/Managers where breaches of EHS policy is encountered.

  • Support accident/incident investigation to ensure appropriate root cause analysis completed and CAPAs implemented.

  • Develop and support a system whereby Safety interventions/Good Observations are effectively recorded and managed.

  • Actively promote and develop the Behavioural Safety Program, by active engagement and support with management and core teams.

  • Coordinate EHS promotional activities to create a culture of engagement.

  • Complete regular audits to ensure the business meets all EHS Regulatory and Corporate requirements and engage relevant team members on the GEMBA.


Degree qualification in health & safety or degree in science / engineering with minimum diploma qualification in health & safety.

Technical Skills and Experience

Minimum 5 years EHS experience in a pharmaceutical or medical device environment.

Experience in influencing others, including influencing upwards, to drive safety improvements.

Experience in engaging employees to continuously improve safety culture.

Demonstrated knowledge of Irish health and safety regulations and industry best practices.

Excellent team-work, interpersonal, communication, organisation and decision-making skills.

Good time management. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously whilst maintaining close attention to detail. Thrives in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Results-focused and committed. Demonstrated commitment to achieving high results in a demanding work environment

For more information on this role please contact Chris O Toole.