Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Consultant - Pharmaceuticals

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date Posted: 10-03-2017
Company: Client of The Griffin Groupe Executive Search
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Job Type: Contract
Duration: 6 Months+
Industry: Pharmaceutical
Rate: Market
Environmental, Health & Safety Consultant - Pharmaceuticals

The Griffin Groupe is searching for safety professionals for a premier client in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, with a concentration in occupational safety, industrial hygiene or safety related field.  Extensive experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years of safety, security and environmental management in positions of responsibility, preferably in the pharmaceutical environment.
  • Certifications are a plus (CSP, CHMM, and equivalent)
  • Must have been responsible for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of safety, security and environmental programs.
  • Thorough understanding of regulatory requirements associated with manufacturing/ pharma

A member of the Philadelphia team, the EHS Manager will be responsible for developing, implementing and continually improving our client’s EHS program in a manner that reduces risk, eliminates incidents and complies with external regulatory requirements to provide an environment that is safe for employees, visitors and contractors.

  • Guide and promote employee safety performance by developing safety systems, policies and procedures, campaigns and programs to eliminate, prevent or control injuries, hazardous acts or behaviors and create a safety culture.
  • Provide assessment, prevention and management of EHS issues and risks arising from operations, incidents, company products and business affairs.  Inspect, assess, monitor, investigate and/or recommend corrective actions, conduct trend analysis, document compliance with standards, design programs and implement; accountable for incident handling and reporting of EHS issues.
  • Ensure that complaints, accidents, incidents, compliance deviations and enforcement actions are fully investigated and work with operations to ensure corrective and preventative measures are taken.
  • Implement and continuously improve loss control programs such as emergency response, business contingency planning and building/life safety.
  • Serve as site specific EHS compliance program owner to interpret EHS regulations and develop standards, procedures and programs (safety, ergonomic and industrial hygiene).
  • Perform facility audits, surveys and inspections to identify environmental and occupational hazards, to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and develop recommendations that provide solutions, remedies or process improvement.
  • Oversee Product Assessments and ensure employees are trained and appropriate engineering controls are placed to eliminate employee risk.  In addition, oversee hearing conservation programs and monitor employee exposure.
  • Adhere and maintain 100% compliance with federal, state and local regulatory agencies.
  • Prepare, submit and document all EPA and OSHA requirements up to but not limited to OSHA 300 log, CAA, CWA, RCRA, storm water / waste water, Title V, PSM/RMP, SARA 311, 312, 313 and Hazardous waste generator as well as Air Emissions annual inventory report.
  • Oversee all chemical and hazardous waste management, including transportation.
  • Develop and implement training for all personnel to assure understanding and compliance of EH&S programs and environmental permit conditions.
  • Interact, report and provide company representation to regulatory bodies relating to aspects of EHS affairs, compliance matters, enforcement actions, remedial activities and regulatory affairs.  Interfacing with external professional services, customers, regulators, industry and represent our client at public meetings, hearings and perform public relations duties.
  • Administer and manage the Workers Compensation program.
  • Any other duties which may be properly assigned to this position.
  • Bachelors of Science degree in Safety, Environmental Engineering or other relevant discipline.
  • Master’s Degree and relevant professional certifications a plus.
  • Minimum 10 years EHS experience in a manufacturing environment is required
  • 5+ years in an EHS leadership/management role is required
  • Experience with EPA or similar government or regulatory agency a plus
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry a plus
  • Thoroughly understand regulatory requirements, including OSHA and EPA compliance standards, as well as regulations related to storm water / wastewater, RCRA, PSM/RMP, Title V, CAA, CWA, Air Emissions reporting and other federal, state and local laws.
  • Experience in risk management, ergonomics, personnel protective equipment, industrial safety, injury and incident investigation, reporting, auditing and training.
  • Successful track record of designing and managing employee safety, worker’s compensation and drug testing programs
  • Must possess and demonstrate excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications and presentation skills.
  • Must possess excellent problem solving, analytical, influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Must be able to interact effectively with a variety of individuals at all levels within the organization and with outside agencies.   
  • Must be well-organized and detail-oriented.
  • Knowledge and ability to implement process improvements and program
Ryan Schortmann
The Griffin Groupe
Director of Recruiting and Technology

Please contact me with any questions:


(w) 774-773-9321
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