Senior Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

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05 June 2020
Location: Great Abington
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Job Description

Develop and implement EH&S policies and procedures across laboratory operations

Working alongside the EH&S Manager and specialist team you will be responsible for the development, planning, and implementation of environmental, health, and safety programs including (but not limited to) COSHH, industrial hygiene, product stewardship, including REACH, hazardous waste management across the EMEA region.

Like you, we know the importance of your role and offer you a collaborative and supportive environment in which you are actively encouraged to continually develop your own skills and knowledge.

Youll join a culture fuelled by innovation, collaboration and openness. Our customers are at the forefront of genetics and NGS (Next Generation Sequencing), helping change lives by driving advancements in life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging markets. Your new colleagues are all deeply passionate about what they do, knowing that our work has the power to improve lives.
Responsibilities will include:

EMEA lead and technical expert on laboratory safety including, but not limited to, chemical safety and industrial hygiene monitoring;
Lead product hazard communication, chemical notification/registration compliance across EMEA (e.g. REACH, CLP)
Lead chemical hazard assessment in chemical product and process design
Represent EHS by leading integration of effective EHS risk management into product design and development at R&D sites, EMEA
Member of the Product Stewardship Committee
Hazardous waste management oversight for EMEA
EHS advisor in new laboratory/site projects across EMEA
Lead investigations and root cause analysis for chemical related incidents
Lead emergency response program for chemical related incidents, hazardous material handling
Support regulatory interpretation
Managing/supporting information systems (SDS database, incident reporting system)
Champion for safety / lead safety culture

Preferred background, skills and experience:

NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent essential
Science based degree, or equivalent, preferable
Extensive demonstrable experience within a similar role in EH&S
Proven track record of working within a similar role
Multi-year experience of biotech or life sciences company essential
Experience of working in chemical environments
Knowledge of scientific principles and concepts essential
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Presentation skills and experience of presenting to a variety of audiences
Experience in IVD/Med Device/Life Sciences industry is a plus
Experience of working in fast paced and dynamic environment with fast global business growth
Ability to prioritise and execute work among competing priorities Knowledge and experience in implementation of EHS Management system 45001 advantageous

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.