Job ID R-377258 Date posted 15/10/2020 BACK TO SEARCH RESULTS Apply

EHS Officer

Job Description Summary

Job Description

BD is a global medical technology company focused on improving drug therapies, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases, and advancing research and discovery of new drugs and vaccines.  BD provides an environment which enables our highly talented workforce to be the best at their professions. We are always seeking people who have a passion and commitment to join our Company on its journey in ‘advancing the world of health’.

Our site in Drogheda is commencing a major upgrade and refurbishment of all facilities. In addition to this investment there are several new lines being brought into production. This BD facility is the only one globally which manufactures one of our new PosiFlush™ products.

We are recruiting an EHS Officer to join our BD team in Drogheda. This is a fixed purpose contract to provide maternity cover, the duration of which is expected to be 12 months.

You will work with the EHS Lead to ensure the Organization complies with its legal obligation relating to all aspects of Environmental, Health and Safety. The EHS Officer is key to sustaining robust EHS Management Systems while facilitating continuous improvement in these areas. The EHS Team will support the Plant during expansion and further developments while consistently promoting a positive culture among Associates and Management.

As EHS Officer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Implement any changes required to ensure the site maintains compliance with both regulatory and corporate requirements.

  • Facilitate EHS meetings and liaise with EHS Representatives and departmental stakeholders to drive EHS actions and initiatives.

  • Lead incident investigations, involving suitable participants, enabling effective Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and implementing appropriate corrective actions, tracking to a close.

  • Manage risk assessment programme, ensuring all areas of the process is appropriately assessed and reviewed with the suitable stakeholders.

  • Create EHS procedures, review and update existing ones and assist in their roll out to staff.

  • Develop content and deliver training to associates.

  • Conduct regular Audits to ensure compliance with the Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems and ensure follow up actions are closed.

  • Prepare the site for Audits under the guidance of the EHS Lead.

  • Lead crucial projects for risk reduction and carbon footprint reduction.

  • Drive important engagement initiatives for Environment, Health and Safety.

  • Develop training material, coordinate, monitor gaps and deliver training sessions.

  • You will conduct Safety Walks and assist Leadership in carrying out Safety Walks.


  • A suitable third level qualification in Occupational Health and Safety / Environmental Science and Health or related discipline.

  • Minimum 3 years experience in a similar role in a manufacturing environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Strong planning and organisational ability.

  • Proactive approach.

  • Proven track record in project management.

  • Ambitious with a commitment to learning.

  • Ability to prioritise in a fast-paced environment.

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IRL Drogheda - Donore Rd

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