Collins McNicholas

Are you looking to join a growing, dynamic, fast-paced organisation?

The EHS Lead will manage and develop all EHS activities on site. They will lead the EHS team to develop and implement site EHS programmes.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Generation of an EHS culture onsite, fostering the principles of participation, compliance and continuous improvement.
  • Leadership in the development and implementation of proactive EHS management systems which facilitate compliance, are cost-effective, protect the employee’s health and safety and manage our impact on the environment.
  • Leadership in the development of long-range plans to address current and future EHS issues facing the site and the divisions and development of management communications on these topics.
  • Participation in the negotiation of compliance issues with regulatory agencies as necessary and track any response to citations/violations should they occur.
  • Provision of a technical/regulatory resource in the areas of EHS and the interpretation of analytical data to determine EHS control measures, etc.
  • Project management relating to EHS investigations.
  • Manage EHS program for continuous improvement, facilitating the involvement of all employees.
  • Manage site EHS training process and programs to ensure effectiveness and compliance of EHS education.
  • Support plant processes related to EHS to ensure consistency and continuous improvement.
  • Develops direct reports by securing appropriate training, assigning progressively challenging tasks, applying progressive disciplinary action as appropriate and conducting formal written and verbal performance reviews.
  • Maximize standardization/efficiencies and to communicate/represent the site at these levels.
  • Implements a staffing plan by identifying resource requirements, writing justifications for additional personnel, obtaining approval for changes, and coordinating the selection process with Human Resources.
  • Monitors daily work operations and provide direction and guidance to, experienced exempt employees, or skilled nonexempt staff to achieve unit or project goals.
  • Interacts with internal and external customers, by meeting regularly, responding to requests and explaining procedures
  • Contributes to the development and monitoring of area budgets through regular analysis of cost and spending. Translates department goals into individual objectives and KRAs (key result areas).
  • Identifies, develops and implements processes to improve department performance.


Role Requirements:

  • NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications) level 7 qualification in a relevant discipline. 6+ years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Monitors progress of exempt individuals, teams, supervisors or nonexempt technical individuals toward departmental goals; monitors costs of projects and of human and material resources within a department or unit; monitors the external environment in the area of technical or professional responsibility.
  • Will perform this job in a quality system environment.
  • Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aisling Lane on 021-4320675 or email

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