Science & Pharmaceutical JobsEHS Business Partner

  • CJ50697
  • Permanent
  • Waterford

Collins McNicholas

EHS Lead | Waterford | Permanent |

Please contact Aisling:


Phone: 021-4320675

Collins McNicholas is working with a leading life science organization in the South East who has a requirement for an EHS Business Partner. The purpose of this role is to help support and maintain a safe working environment that complies with environmental, health and safety legislation.

If you have 7+ years of experience in a GMP environment in an EHS function then please read on….

Role Overview:

  • Develop and implement an Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Management strategy and system with associated policies and procedures.  Review at least annually thereafter.
  • Be a visible leader of EHS initiatives and stay involved in EHS forums/initiatives
  • Achieve milestone objectives as agreed on a yearly basis.
  • Development and delivery of EHS Key Performance Indicators on a monthly schedule.
  • Complete monthly safety audits of the site.
  • Advise management on Environmental health and safety laws, regulations and directives which affect the company and its employees
  • The EHS Lead will drive projects to actively promote a culture of Safety and Environmental awareness, excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Perform Risk Assessments and Audits across the site on a regular basis ensuring all site activities are being managed in line with legal and corporate requirements.
  • Lead investigations of all EHS incidents and corrective actions in a timely, thorough, and effective manner.  Report to third parties as required.
  • Monitor adherence to company policies and check effectiveness of current policies that are in place.
  • Create, update and maintain all internal safety-related quality documentation, working procedures and standard documents.
  • Highlight training requirements and improve the safety culture through training and awareness.
  • Annual review of the Safety Statement.
  • The EHS Lead will demonstrate effective communication skills and a proactive attitude to solving any lab issues by liaising with management and offering solutions where appropriate.
  • Ensures site is fully prepared for fire and emergency evacuations.
  • Undertake the role and responsibilities as the sites appointed DSGA
  • Carry out site wide manual handling training and ergonomic assessment of workstations on a regular schedule and as needed.
  • Take responsibility for fleet management.
  • Advise and assess the staff.


The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Third level qualification in Health & Safety and/or Environmental Science or a related discipline.
  • At least 7 years technical experience in EHS and a proven track record of developing EHS compliance programs
  • Excellent working knowledge of Health & Safety and Environmental Legislation and regulations.
  • Experience in the Pharmaceutical industry or related industry.
  • Experience of chemical agents’ risk assessment and occupational monitoring is desirable.
  • Experience in conducting EHS risk assessments and audits.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal and the ability to present reports/presentations at all levels.
  • Excellent organisational skills and good commercial acumen.  
  • Ability to focus on targets and practical solutions.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to drive improvements.
  • Proven ability to build effective relationships.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aisling Lane.


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