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EHS Specialist Lead

Job description

EHS Specialist Lead

Do you want to work for a world class company offering fantastic career opportunities?

Anderson McQue is recruiting for our client who is a world leader in providing customized solutions in the Energy, Water- and Waste-Water Treatment and Waste sectors.

Location: Dublin

Duration: Permanent

Overview of the role:

The EHS Lead will ensure the highest standards of Environmental, Health and Safety practices for the client’s team on site and will work closely with our client EHS department to ensure compliance with client site EHS requirements.

He/she will develop robust internal audits of the EHS management systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001) and work with assigned direct and indirect reports. He/she will also facilitate local compliance with the Incident/ Accident management system and evaluate and promote a Safety Culture (e.g. BBS) within the team in tandem company and client safety initiatives.

Duties of the Role include:

  • Ensure the highest standards of Environmental, Health and Safety practices for the company’s team on site

  • Coordinate Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) activities in the operating unit to ensure sustained and continuous improvement in EHS compliance

  • Evaluate and promote a Safety Culture (e.g. BBS)

  • Attend monthly safety and BBS meetings as relevant

  • Collaborate with the company’s Risk & Assurance team and attend R&A meetings as relevant

  • Ensure effective actions are assigned completed and closed out in the designated safety reporting system

  • Facilitate local EHS Forum via monthly meeting agenda preparation and minutes close-out

  • Provide support and focus for the shift EHS Reps

  • Support the operations teams in the sign-off and ongoing development and improvement of both company and supplier RAMS

  • Be proactive in identifying non-routine tasks and ensure associated risk assessments are completed in a consistent and comprehensive way

  • Support both company’s and client’s third party external and internal EHS audit programmes and requirements

  • Network on EHS issues within the business and across operating sites

  • Ensure any incident learnings are communicated across the business and the wider site network

  • Maintain and apply all relevant company and client EHS policies, procedures and systems; support the application of company’s Minimum Requirements as relevant

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws

  • Ensure wellbeing of all company staff on site in accordance with the policies and regulations

  • Monitor and collaborate with contractor / suppliers working on site the ensure they adhere to company and/ or Client procedures and relevant legislation

  • Ensure training and re-training of staff is managed in compliance with both local Client and company requirements and maintain a site-specific training matrix

  • Monitor and audit compliance with local Permit Issuing requirements

  • Deal with all other EHS matters arising

Required skills for this role:

  • Hold a recognised qualification in Occupational Health and Safety or working towards CMIOSH

  • Have experience as a senior EHS professional within a large, multi-site organisation, preferably with a pharmaceutical background

  • Have experience in auditing, preferably experienced with ISO9001, 14001, 45001 standards

  • Have an in-depth knowledge of the relevant legislation

  • Have experience of risk assessment, auditing and incident investigation processes


  • Experience of working on a 24/7 production site

  • Experience dealing with shift teams

Please Note:

If you are an EU/EEA national, you will be asked to show proof of right to work in Ireland.

If you are a non-EU/EEA national, you will require a current and valid permission to work and reside in the Republic of Ireland.

I am keen to have an initial discussion with anyone who feels this could potentially be of interest. Please, contact us at Anderson McQue by sending an up-to-date CV via the link provided to speak further about this opportunity.

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