EHS Associate Director

Posted 27 Jul 2022

Tres Cantos, Madrid - Spain

Req Id 253358



A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.


United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.


Your role: An exceptional opportunity has become available for a dynamic EHS Associate Director. You will counsel and support local management in all EHS matters within the Tres Cantos biotechnology/manufacturing site, in Madrid-Spain. You will keep track and advise management on Corporates' values, intentions and visions given by Corporate EHS (EQ-E) and the Global GHO EHS Team in conformity with local legislation, supporting local site management in the implementation of our EHS Group Policies and Standards and local legal requirements, to review regularly the status of implementation, applicability and compliance level. You will introduce and coordinate the implementation of our EHS programs and projects on site and propose, support and drive sustainable initiatives with the purpose of continuous EHS improvement, assessing EHS risks and planning and recommending appropriate operational controls to minimize the risk level. You will ensure that EHS training is provided to all employees as per their specific requirements in accordance with the specific hazards and risks associated with their work activities. You will detail, evaluate and investigate accidents, incidents, occupational illnesses, near-misses and hazardous conditions and plan appropriate corrective and preventive actions. You will prepare, participate and/or conduct internal audits and participate in EHS inspections (e.g. authorities, Iso 14001, ISO 45001), and establish corrective action plans for all identified findings. You will foster an ongoing development and improvement of plant technology and industrial procedures in terms of EHS, actively working towards a common EHS Group Culture.

Who you are:

  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or other Life Science related field.
  • You have 5+ years of work experience in EHS, process safety and or industrial hygiene (LOTO & Energy Isolation, Work Permitting, Electrical, PPE, etc.)
  • You have previous extensive experience in biotech/pharma or chemical manufacturing you have extensive knowledge of environmental regulations and policies
  • You have knowledge and experience in statistical methods and continual improvement processes
  • You are a self-motivated individual able to work independently with minimal direction
  • You have a notable ability to respond to deviations in the daily work schedule
  • Experience with SAP, CREDIT 360, Microsoft suite

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


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