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Scientific & Laboratory

Job Description

An EHS Specialist is required by CareerWise Recruitment for our Cork based Biopharmaceutical Client. The successful candidate will assist with the design, implementation, maintenance and review of Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) programmes to ensure compliance with regulatory, corporate and industry requirements and act as an SME and advisor to all teams on site in relation to EHS matters.

Role of this position

Primary Role
  • Provide EHS support for projects and operational business at the Cork site
  • Incident and accident investigation
  • EHS communication and training
  • Conduct EHS Impact Assessments (IA) to ensure that all EHSS requirements and company standards are in place
  • Support IA action closure tracking, Machine Safety, JSAs, Chemical Risk Assessments, Noise, IH/Ergonomics etc
  • Provide EHS support for site projects - EHS by design, participate in site HAZOP process for projects, change control impact assessment. Support Impact Assessment action closure tracking, Machine Safety, JSAs, Chemical Risk Assessments, Noise, Industrial Hygiene, Ergonomics etc

Additional scope
  • Perform periodic walkdowns / audits / programme reviews to ensure compliance with safety and environmental permits, plans, policies and regulatory requirements
  • 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
  • Provide technical support for the site risk assessment / JSA programme and assist in implementing appropriate control measures for identified risks
  • Assist in the implementation of the Industrial Hygiene Monitoring program
  • Support Chemical management and New product inductions through site chemical and New product introduction risk assessment


  • 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
  • Creates dashboards, power-point presentations and can track and trend KPIs, assembling information into clearly written reports, documented findings or recommendations and communicate this progress in easily understandable manner to all stakeholders
  • Strong EHS general/technical knowledge and experience in the Bio/Pharma industry or equivalent
  • Be a strong effective communicator with all stakeholders and a strong collaborator with a proven track and a strong networker able of leveraging EHS&S expertise on and off site
  • Previous experience working to ISO14001 and ISO 45001 international standards, preferably within a Biopharma/pharmaceutical or related environment is required

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and training skills
  • A flexible approach, good priority setting skills and ability to deal with multiple tasks
  • Experience in participating in the implementation of an Industrial Hygiene Program

Please call Aisling O'Hagan-Yil today for further information on 021- 2427410 or email:
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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Scientific & Laboratory

Cork Office

CareerWise Recruitment. EastGate Village, EastGate, Little Island, Cork.

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 1900