R.T. Lane Recruitment

Our Client, a manufacturing company in Galway, is looking for an EH&S Manager to join their team. The role is due to internal progression. The successful candidate will provide leadership in driving continuous improvement in Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) performance and will manage the EHS Team while reporting directly to the Campus Leader. Provide technical expertise across all functions to ensure a compliant and safe workplace for all employees, visitors, and contractors.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Team providing technical expertise and achieving objectives.
  • Build relationships across the campus to ensure compliance and promote a proactive environment, and health & safety culture.
  • Preparation of EHS reports/metrics for both internal campus, global and external stakeholders. Communicate EHS performance.
  • Lead EHS projects on-site as required and support cross-functional teams.
  • Ensure EHS programmes comply with applicable government regulations, technical standards and best practices. Promote EHS compliance through detailed EHS programmes, training, and auditing.
  • Coordinate and drive continuous improvement across environment and safety programmes. Examples: Internal SMS (S.A.F.E), Hazard Management, Unsafe Act/ Conditions, Behaviour Based Safety (BBS), Ergonomics, Chemical Management (REACH, CLP), Energy Reduction, Ergonomics, Machine Safety etc.
  • Maintain site permits, licences, and certificates. Prepare for Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) licencing requirements.
  • Provide governance and guidance for the control of hazardous materials and waste.
  • Manage the EHS accident and incident programme in accordance with HSA, OSHA and corporate requirements.
  • Develop and manage the EHS budget.
  • Represent the company at audits and site visits by the HSA, EPA and customers.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for applicable liability insurance claims.

Qualifications

  • Level 8 degree in EHS or related field.
  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar position within manufacturing, preferably in the medical device industry or other similar regulated manufacturing industry.

Key Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of Environment, Health and Safety legislation and experience in environment management systems.
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal skills and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Previous experience in managing a team.
  • Computer skills, including proficiency in using common word processing software, excel, database applications, presentation software, and email.

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