EHS Advisor (Environment, Health and Safety)
Posted on Dec 9, 2018 by GlaxoSmithKline
The EHS Team supporting GSK's Stevenage site is highly effective 10-strong team, who are tasked with providing the site with a framework to effectively manage Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) risks. This incorporates a wide range of issues including: assessment of EHS risk; formulation of policies and procedures to comply with legal and company standards; setting of EHS objectives and targets; performance monitoring; emergency planning; incident and accident investigation and crisis management.
Reporting directly to a Site EHS Lead, you will be responsible for developing and implementing effective safety, health and environmental management systems for the Stevenage R&D site. Your role will include the provision of technical advice and assistance to managers and staff to enable EHS performance to be managed effectively.
Day to day, your role will include the development, dissemination, implementation, monitoring and review of site-wide or area EHS procedures and practices. You will provide authoritative EHS advice to multi-disciplinary project teams dealing with site or area EHS development issues (taking account of statutory and corporate requirements and site objectives). In delivering your role you will maintain effective and constructive relationships with key EHS stakeholders, such as regulatory authorities, GSK corporate functions, contractors and suppliers. You will also advise, assist and monitor key managers and staff to ensure the site maintains an audit-ready status at all times. This element of the role includes identifying, investigating and report on serious incidents, injuries, occupational illness, and EHS compliance contraventions and formulating and recommending remedial actions to management (including maintaining a site incident management plan and relevant resources).
PLEASE NOTE: We are particularly interested in hearing from experienced professionals with NEBOSH certification (either at Certificate or Diploma level), but we are also interested in hearing from people with some experience in the wider EHS area and are keen to develop a career in this important area.
This role would suit a self-motivated individual who has strong experience of working in an Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) role. You will also be resilient and calm under pressure. Strong people skills and a proven ability to influence people to achieve objectives and drive performance are considered fundamental to the role. You will also have a strong continuous improvement mindset.
About Stevenage R&D Site:
GSK's Medicines Research Centre at Stevenage is a major R&D facility for the company, acting as a center of excellence for research into Respiratory, Inflammation and Respiratory conditions. It has also been designated a satellite site for the company's research into Neurology / Cardio-Vascular diseases. The site employs over 3,000 people and is at the heart of GSK's global efforts to develop new medicines.
Applicants should demonstrate in their application how they meet the above criteria in order to be successful for interview selection.
CLOSING DATE for application: Monday 10th of December 2018 (COB).
Please take a copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available post closure of the advert. When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.
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Why You?Basic qualifications:
• Relevant experience of working in a highly regulated technical industry with relevant qualifications in Scientific or Technical discipline (or strong equivalent experience).
• NEBOSH Certificate or similar qualification in occupational health & safety
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