EHS Specialist – Sligo – 12 month contract

  • Reference: SJ46918
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo
  • Category: Health & safety

Our client based in Sligo require an EHS Specialist to join their team on a 12 month fixed term contract basis.


  • Provide direction and support to the site in meeting the requirements of the EHS Management and Technical Standards,ISO and OHSAS standards and other external regulations.
  • Maintain ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Certification
  • Support the development, implementation and maintenance of the Site EHS Strategic Plan and regularly review this plan with site management.
  • Liaise with Managers / Team Leaders to ensure employees are trained to a defined competency standard with all applicable EHS policies and procedures.
  • Perform Risk assessments throughout the plant and oversee and monitor training on risk assessments
  • Ensure adequate training is in place to ensure that employees and contractors can perform their roles in compliance with all EHS standards.
  • Manage the EHS Assessment of all new chemicals and processes
  • Implement ongoing evaluation of EHS awareness activities and develop continuous improvement on EHS programmes.
  • Provide EHS reports to Division and Corporate as requested.
  • Support, improve and continuously monitor the Site Emergency Response Plan to ensure it meets the requirements of changing processes.
  • Support the Emergency Response Team during an EHS emergency
  • Support EHS activities during construction phases
  • Assist in induction and training of new and/or existing employees.
  • Auditing to ensure compliance with safety standards and with the corporate management and technical standards
  • Monitor and achieve environmental targets such as recycling, waste,emissions etc.
  • Maintain the Global incident reporting system.

Experience and Education:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a regulated manufacturing environment in an EHS role, including proven track record in managing contractor safety.
  • Detailed knowledge of legislation, policies, strategies, and systems needed to implement and maintain a regulated Environmental Health and Safety organization.
  • BSc in Occupational Safety & Health Level 8, or a degree in a related discipline is a necessary requirement for this position, as ability to understand scientific process and implement EHS systems is a fundamental prerequisite in this role.
  • A demonstrated commitment to further learning is essential, with additional qualifications in the following desired but not essential:
    • FETAC Level 6: Manual Handling Instructor and Assessor
    • FETEC Level 6: Train the Trainer
    • FETAC Level 5: Qualified Occupational First Aider
    • Internal Occupational Health & Safety Management System

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