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EHS Specialist

Peter Paul Galligan
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Job Reference: JO-2012-65506_1608044562


EHS Specialist

12 Month Contract


Assists 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. Acts as an SME and advisor to all teams on site in relation to PSM & other EHS matters.


Primary role -

* Provide PSM & general EHS support for the Cork site:

* Support equipment / capital project HAZOP assessments and other process safety related risk assessments e.g. SIL / LOPA, ATEX.

* Co-ordinate & support HAZOP Revalidation programme

* Assess changes / projects from process safety perspective as part of site Change Control process

* Support Pre Start Up Safety Reviews

* Support site to trouble shoot related process safety issues,

* Ensure compliance with SEVESO III regulations.

* To propose, develop and implement improvements to the Process Safety Management System (PSM) as required

* Ensures that systems are in place to maintain 100% site compliance with all relevant leglislation standards related to area of responsibility.

* Develop, support and delivery of process safety training programs as deemed necessary

* Responsible for generation of process safety metrics & trends & presentation e.g. EHS&S management review

* Participate in incident / accident investigations & root cause analyses (RCA)

* Completes / assists in completion of periodic Self Assessments & audits of the EHS Management System.

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 J&J requirements.

* Provide technical support for the site risk assessment / JSA programme / PTW and assist in implementing appropriate control measures for identified risks.

She/he will have a strong EHS general/technical knowledge and experience in the Pharma industry or equivalent, be a strong effective communicator with all stakeholders. She/he will be a strong collaborator with a proven track and a strong networker able of leveraging EHS&S expertise on and off site.


* Excellent interpersonal skills

* Ability to operate as part of a team is critical.

* Innovative and Customer focus

* Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

* Excellent presentation and training skills

* Attention to detail and strong Influencing skills

* Results and performance driven with good problem-solving skills

* Adaptable, flexible and ability to maintain confidentiality

* Availability and willingness to travel on company business

* Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy when dealing with colleagues regarding EHS issues


Previous experience working to ISO14001 and OSHAS 18001 international standards, preferably

within a pharmaceutical or related environment is required.


* 3rd level degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or other related discipline.

* At least 5 years experience, preferably in a pharmaceutical environment

* Sound knowledge of EHS legislation and standards, particularly those applicable to SEVESO

* Good written, oral communication & interpersonal skills

* Highly proactive, mature judgement and decision making ability

* Strong analytical and problem solving ability

* Self-directed & demonstrated efficient work methods, problem solving skills & ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment

* Proficient in use of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel & PowerPoint


* A post graduate qualification in Process Safety

* HAZOP Chairperson

* LOPA / SIL trained

* Green Belt

* Knowledge of SEVESO regulations


* A strong communicator & influencer who is credible, self-assured and highly capable of negotiating successful outcomes with site stakeholders (managers, leads, contractors, front line workers).

* Demonstrates ability to work with teams and individuals

* Proven track record of delivering agreed-upon expectations.

* S/he will have strong technical skills and the ability to explain complex issues and requirements in an easily understood manner

* Excellent problem-solving skills and the necessary capabilities to understand and find solutions for complex technical/regulatory issues

* Asserts personal ideas and opinions using persuasion to influence others

* Seeks opportunities to grow and develop professionally

* Uses best practices to improve business operations

* Holds self-accountable for compliant and flawless execution

* Takes personal responsibility for decisions that successfully build customer value

Fastnet has a strict confidentiality policy - please be assured that your details will never be forwarded to any third party without your consent.

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