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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity
EHS Specialist (Fixed Term Contract)
Feb 01, 2021
EHS Specialist (Fixed Term Contract)
Ireland Dundalk
Dundalk, Ireland
major responsibilities:

Job Summary

The Environmental Health and Safety Specialist will provide technical support on environmental, occupational health and safety, ergonomic management and other relevant environmental, health and safety areas. This role will support all EHS aspects to ensure successful completion of the capital site build while also playing a key role in developing the EHS Safety Program for WuXi Biologics sustaining operations. This role will be hired on a 12 months FTC basis.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Support the establishment of an EHS management system to support our two manufacturing suites namely, MFG6 and MFG7.

  • Support and continue to work closely with current site contractor management programme.  Ensure process in place to identify all high risk work and associated risk assessments and permit to work program are in line with agreed processes and procedures.  
  • A key element of the role particularly in start up phase will be the initiation and conducting of risk assessments across the site and ensuring appropriate control measures are in place.  
  • Be a site champion in EHS practices and develop, promote and drive the maintenance of a strong, pro-active health & safety culture on the project.
  • Lead EHS management of the corrective action program (CAPA) process, providing regular guidance and measurement to all associates to ensure all corrective actions / preventative measures are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Support the licensing process and ensure compliance with statutory legislation and internal policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate site environmental waste management programme, reporting regularly and driving continuous improvement initiatives.
    Implement and update EHS control procedures detailing programme for Working at Height, Confined Space mgm, Work Permit programme, ERT among others as required.
  • Assess training needs analysis and support the development of training programme.  Participate in and deliver associated training where required.
  • Coordinate activities regarding procurement, supply, provision and maintenance of safety equipment ensuring compliance to relevant standards and processes.
  • Coordinate EHS related meetings and provide information and training as a recognised EHS expert.
    Play a important role in the  implementation and development of the site ERT team for Operations (MFG 6 and MFG 7) start up.
  • Complete risk assessments to determine relevant occupational health surveillance programs and coordinate same.
  • Conduct thorough incident and accident investigations as required and report as per policies and procedures.
    Review and approve other functional SOP’s and URS’s and other safety documentation to support site EHS activities. 
qualifications requirements:

 Technical Competencies

  • It is essential the successful candidate has excellent knowledge of EHS legislation and demonstrated application of same through risk assessment processes.
  • Strong ability to conduct risk assessments in a manufacturing environment. 


  • Strong experience in an Occupational Health and Safety role in a manufacturing or process industry is essential demonstrating exposure to a broad scope of EHS

  • Experience working in a Bio Safety Level 1 manufacturing environment is preferable
  • Experience working in a start up facility environment is an advantage
  • Experience of EHS management systems including ISO14001, OHSAS18001 & ISO45001
  • Experience in IPC licence and environmental management is desirable



  • Strong knowledge of EHS management systems & IPC license requirements



  • Diploma or Certificate in Health and Safety or equivalent is essential

  • IOSH membership is desirable


Behavioural competencies

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Have excellent time management & organisational skills with a proven ability to multi-task, prioritise 
  • responsibilities & meet deadlines.
  • Display a high level of enthusiasm and energy
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in cross-functional teams
  • Results and solutions focused
  • Strong analytical skills

 Closing date: 21st February 2021

WuXi Biologics is an Equal Opportunities Employer


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