EHS Manager required by leading, growing FDA company based in Waterford City. The EHS Manager is accountable and has oversight for the establishment, implementation and maintenance of a safe, accident-free, healthy work environment, compliant with all applicable EHS regulations and company policies and procedures.  The EHS Manager directs the development and maintenance of EHS policies, procedures and employee communications whilst setting site EHS goals and developing annual improvement action plans for the Waterford site.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops and ensures the update and maintenance of appropriate safety policies, procedures and guidelines in line with current legislation, corporate policy and best practice.
  • Provides direction and advice to site management and EHS team members in the area of Health & Safety legislation and Codes of Practice and how best to implement at site level including but not limited to the company meeting its’ objectives under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007.
  • The EHS Manager has responsibility for external regulatory reporting on safety, OH & Environmental including but not limited to: Corporate reporting; AIM, SIP & EIP plan; regulatory reporting, HSP, EPA & Country Council; Planning & Fire Officer, IPPC Licence; factory mutual & RSA.
  • The EHS Manager has final oversight to ensure the safety statement and policy including risk assessment are periodically evaluated and revised and that the Annual Safety Review is completed.
  • Develops in partnership with corporate and plant management annual safety objectives, KPI’s and improvement action plants.
  • The EHS Manager is the main liaison between corporate EHS and external agencies such as HAS.  He / She ensures the facility is inspected per legislative and corporate frequency and that any accident or health hazard (s) or potential problems are identified, and corrective action initiated.
  • Coordinate the Waterford Health and Safety Management system as outlines in the Safety Statement and corporate AIM process.
  • Must take personal accountability for your own safety.  Support culture of safety management through compliance with all safety policies, safety observation reporting and proactive involvement in company AIM programme.
  • Responsible for ensuring that his/her team is trained in their roles and kept abreast of legislative changes whilst supporting the development of documentation, training and work instruction activities where appropriate.
  • Subject matter expert and main liaison point between EHS Corporate, plant management on Health, Safety and Environmental matters including but not limited to the setting, reporting and delivery of key performance indicators.
  • Work with key members of the leadership teams to develop organizational goals and implement strategies to achieve critical business goals.
  • Identifies individual and team strengths and development needs on an ongoing basis whilst coaching and mentoring EHS team members to deliver excellence across the site.
  • Ensures through subordinates that all employees plant wide are trained on health, safety and environmental issues as appropriate within regulatory timeframes.
  • Consults with management in the design and use of new equipment, fire prevention and safety programs ensuring that any new equipment prior to release to production has the necessary environmental controls and standards in place.
  • Manage where appropriate the company safety team to continuously improve the company safety programs and systems.


  • Manage communications to managers and employees, ensuring that all employees are alerted as to the hazards of working with toxic fumes, dangerous chemicals, and any other hazardous substances.
  • Ensure that all safety files and records are properly maintained, and any quarterly, annual reports are properly filed with the appropriate regulatory agencies/bodies.
  • Manages the development and implementation of procedures to ensure that environmental regulatory obligations are fulfilled in a cost-effective manner, and that environmental risks are effectively managed.
  • Oversees the investigation and resolves compliance problems, questions, or complaints received from within the company, customers and government regulatory agencies.
  • Ensures that environmental inspections are conducted, corrective actions are completed on time and all the necessary documentation is kept.
  • Prepares environmental impact statements and manages the application process for all new permits and renewals.
  • Audits and evaluated current policies, procedures and documentation for compliance with government laws and regulations and recommends changes to policies and procedures where necessary.
  • Oversees the management of remedial activities (containment, treatment, cleanup, correction action etc.).
  • Role models and promotes the organisations Values and Behaviours.
  • Supports all company safety and quality programs and initiatives.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with GMP in all practices, recording of events and processes.
  • Ensure compliance with all learnings from all GMP training events.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as needed, based on the evolution of the company and the requirements of the department/position.

Minimum education and experience requirements:

  • BS/BA equivalent with safety qualification.
  • 6+ years’ experience.
  • Previous experience working in an automated manufacturing environment.
  • Solid knowledge of HSE legislation and regulations.


  • Exceptional organisational, leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, self-directed & results driven leader.
  • Knowledge of Lean continuous improvement techniques
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office.



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