Env, Health and Safety Director

Co. Tipperary
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Seeking a dynamic, self-directed Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) professional with recent manufacturing experience and strong management and leadership skills. As part of Global Safety and the Environment (GSE), the successful candidate will have responsibly for EHS systems and programs at our Ballydine facility, leading a team of EHS professionals, and actively participating in the site leadership team.

Working within a highly matrixed organization, the person should possess strong emotional intelligence, influencing, problem solving and decision-making experiences. The ability to think strategically and act tactically through site EHS and operational teams is important.

Our Company considers compliance to Irish and EU regulations and company standards as the operational baseline and the person selected will have this mindset. 


  • Acting with considerable self-direction, oversee and align professional EHS staff activities to ensure site wide EHS compliance and drive personal ownership and accountability for all employees. Coach site operational leaders to be visible EHS advocates.  Ensure comprehensive change management of all Company and site initiatives to maintain ongoing compliance with regulatory and Company requirements
  • Directly manage site EHS personnel and ensure their technical and leadership development.
  • Implement our Company’s corporate EHS strategy at the site operations level:   evaluate numerous initiatives, ensure robust process, systems, and resources are in place for all areas of accountability, drive internal audit/self-assessment programs to monitor program effectiveness.
  • Assure completion of all regulatory submissions, notifications, etc. to maintain compliance with country, local and company standards.
  • Ensure systems are in place to track EHS performance metrics within the operational area and EHS governance council to manage concerns and promote site communications.
  • Partner with GSE Centers of Excellence to develop guidance for site operations on the impact of new regulations and Company requirements and how best to implement.
  • Evaluate, with the Engineering Department, the applicable EHS requirements for new projects and processes as well as changes in the existing processes and installation.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely complex technical and regulatory information to site leaders and operations personnel.
  • Exercise good judgment to discern critical issues and events for escalation to senior level management.



  • Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Engineering or Physical Science Degree Required 
  • Post-Graduate qualification preferred
  • Relevant EHS certifications preferred



  • 7+ years EHS experience in Chemical and/or Pharmaceutical industries.
  • Direct responsibility in managing a team of EHS professionals.


  • Experience in a chemical manufacturing environment, including active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing. Strong project management skills, supporting multiple activities/projects simultaneously.
  • Experience working with EHS regulatory agencies and corporate support functions.
  • Demonstrated skills in complying with one or more regulatory programs: IPPC, Seveso and High Risk Work (e.g. elevated work, confined space, hot work, lock out tag out, etc.)

Important Dates
Posted on
24 May, 2023
Application deadline
07 June, 2023