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Environmental Health & Safety

108300 - EH&S Engineer - Westmeath

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Westmeath
Date: 6/07/2020
Job Reference: 108300
Contact Name: Amanda Reynolds
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Job Description

EH&S Engineer - Westmeath - 108300
EH&S Engineer
My Medical Device Manufacturing client in Athlone, Westmeath are searching for an EH&S Engineer on a permanent basis
  • Deputising for EHS Manager
  • Responding to site incidents and supporting investigations where required
  • Deputising in meetings where EHS attendance is required
  • Managing the EHS compliance to all relevant legislation, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001
  • Authorise Permits to Work on site
  • Lead all activities related to Risk Management
  • Driving continuous improvement to reduce risks on site.
  • Manage training, SOP’s, document templates related to risk management, including general and equipment risk assessment
  • Manage the site risk assessment schedule
  • Carry out High Hazard assessments (eg working at height, LOTO etc), capture findings and drive actions to closure
  • Manage site fire risk assessments
  • Ensuring that any actions arising from assessments are suitably tracked to closure
  • Support site chemical risk program where required
  • Support the site ergonomic risk program where required
  • Support the site audit program
  • Lead departmental Integrated Audits and support site legislative audits
  • Support external BSI audits to maintain compliance to ISO 14001 and ISO 45001
  • Support any other external EHS audit for the site eg HSE
  • Close gaps on audits by implementing process, controls or projects
  • Support the closure of audit findings
  • Lead all activities relating to EHS Training
  • Manage site EHS Training program
  • Deliver training to employees as per schedule
  • Develop / update EHS training packages in accordance with legislative requirements, where necessary
  • Develop competency assessments to support training packages to demonstrate understanding of subject matter, where necessary
  • Deliver EHS induction package to all new starters
  • Manage processes related to Management of Change
  • Ensure process communicated effectively across site
  • Improve process to ensure risk is minimised during change
  • Arrange regular reviews to assess new change and completed change requests
  • Maintain EHS compliance to both corporate and legislative requirements
  • Monitor legal changes through external portal and ensure these are rolled out where required
  • Carry out audits and inspections to ensure site meets compliance requirements
  • Educate staff on compliance requirements
  • Investigation and deviations and implement improvements
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance to key EHS Management Standards
  • Support the site sustainability and environmental management program
  • Attend meetings where necessary
  • Support projects which will enable the site to meet its water, energy and waste goals
  • Ensure that EHS actions for sustainability improvements are closed on time
  • Ensure EHS requirements have been considered for new projects / installations
  • Review EHS requirements for new projects
  • Liaise with Project Engineering and ensure that UK legislations and EHS standards are being met for all new projects and changes to current processes
  • Representing EHS at project meetings
  • Support other EHS initiatives and projects as they arise
  • Manage site Security team through an external Security provider
  • Engage with site EHS Champions
  • Support EHS promotion activities
  • Support site Safety Survey and any associated actions
  • Create and implement engagement initiatives which improve safety of employees
  • NEBOSH General Certificate preferred or similar Safety qualification essential
  • Engineering skills / qualifications is an advantage
  • Environmental Legislation Awareness is an advantage
Risk Assessments, Compliance, Audits, Project Management
  • Good interpersonal, communication, prioritisations and organisational skills.
  • Communicates effectively in written and oral formats with peers, and others at varying levels within own organisation and external agencies.
  • Self-driven to achieve objectives
  • Good Analytical Skills
  • Leadership skills- Ability to lead teams, and participates on cross-functional teams.
  • Technical Expertise - Provides guidance and technical knowledge to peer groups and employees as appropriate.
  • Project planning, programme development and deployment skills.
  • Incident Investigation and incident management
  • Auditing skills
  • Collate and analyse data to make effective improvements

For further information on this EH&S role in Athlone please contact Amanda Reynolds on 0860468858/

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