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EHS Specialist

Cork, Cork
Environmental Health & Safety

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805659350W

Role: EHS Specialist
Location: Ringaskiddy Cork, Ireland
Reports to: EHS Manager
Band: 26


Janssen Sciences Ireland UC established its operation in Ringaskiddy in 2005 on a 100-acre site with an investment of €500 million. For more than 25 years we have been a global leader in the field of biomedicines, in particular groundbreaking monoclonal antibody technology a ground breaking approach to producing medicines that launched a new generation of products to treat immune related diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and plaque psoriasis.
The facility in Ringaskiddy is now operational producing biomedicines for both the treatment of immune related diseases and new and creative cancer treatments.

Job Purpose

An EHS Specialist assists with the design, implementation, maintenance and review of the company’s Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) programmes to ensure compliance with regulatory, corporate and industry requirements. The suitable candidate will act as an SME and advisor to all teams on site in relation to EHS matters.
As an EHS Specialist, your typical day may include:

•Assist with the design, implementation, maintenance and review of the company’s Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) programme to ensure compliance with legislative, corporate and industry requirements and support the achievement of ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001.
•Perform periodic evaluations to ensure compliance with safety and environmental permits, plans, policies and regulatory requirements.
•Reinforce the importance of EHS in the organisation and work with site teams to integrate EHS into facility operations and to continuously develop a positive EHS culture.
•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.
•Co-ordinate and provide technical support for the site risk assessment programme and assist in implementing appropriate control measures for identified risks.
•Assist in coordination of the site’s EHS teams and provide SME support on EHS related issues.  
•Ensure that adequate evacuation and response arrangements are in place for fire and emergency situations.
•Investigate accidents and incidents; develop corrective actions and track progress.
•Assist with the management of contractor related activities during normal operations and project/construction activities.
•Prepare EHS reports as required for both internal and external groups e.g. J&J Corporate reporting requirements.
•Assist with the identification of EHS training needs. Develop and deliver EHS training programmes as appropriate.
•Maintain awareness of current and future EHS developments and legal requirements and to advise accordingly.
•Create high impact EHS presentations & documentation as required
•Provide project support for all projects inching large projects or expansions, NPI’s etc. including-  

oEnsure all EHSS requirements and standards are in place at design, commissioning and handover phases. Support JnJ’s ‘EHS by design’ process, HAZOPS, ATEX reviews, Machine Safety, JSA’s, Chemical Risk Assessments, Noise, IH/Ergonomics etc. 
oOversee EHS aspects of FAT, SAT, commissioning, start-up and final handover.
oComplete Pre Start-up Safety Reviews (PSSR’s) on all process and equipment during client walk downs. Ensure any EHSS critical actions are closed prior to handover or the introduction of hazardous energies or materials into the system. 
oEnsure any handover over project, process or equipment is 100% audit ready to regulatory and JNJ standards.

Be vital:

To be part of this high performing team you will have great attention to detail, alongside:


Previous experience working to ISO14001 and OSHAS 18001 international standards, preferably
within a Biopharma/pharmaceutical or related environment is required.

•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
•Previous experience in carrying out Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment
•Creates dashboards, power-point presentations and can track and trend KPI’s, assembling information into clearly written reports, documented findings or recommendations and communicate this progress in easily understandable manner to all stakeholders.


•Familiarity with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 would be a distinct advantage
•Excellent communication, presentation, and training skills
•A flexible approach, good priority setting skills and ability to deal with multiple tasks

What we’re about:

We are passionate about our work, and play vital roles across a range of professional disciplines, and care deeply about our customers and communities. At Johnson & Johnson our culture enables dynamic and impactful careers. We share a kind of DNA where we’re each:

•Committed to caring
•Responsible to our communities
•Ready to apply our knowledge and know-how
•Rare in our background and experiences
•The drivers of our own success
•Passionate about doing what’s right

Make a unique mark in your career

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Primary Location
Janssen Pharmaceutical Ltd. (8170)
Job Function
Environmental Health & Safety
Requisition ID