Senior EH&S Specialist

Foster City
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August 02 2021
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Senior EH&S Specialist
Ireland - Cork

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gileads therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the companys five core values. Thats because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

Specific job responsibilities:
  • Assists in the preparation, review, update and delivery of policies, procedures, practices, and training which support continual improvement of the site EH&S and Quality Management Systems (EH&S & QMS)
  • Attends and reports to the department on EH&S meetings, updates the members with regards to observations, changes in procedures, work practices and general EH&S information.
  • Provides EH&S induction for new personnel and contractors; prepares, co-ordinates and presents specialised safety and environmental training, as required, for all personnel
  • Ensures that the site procedures for event investigations (accidents, incidents, near misses, hazard observations) are carried out as appropriate, investigations and remedial actions tracked to closure in line with stage gates.
  • Overseas the implementation and review of the site Emergency Response Plan; schedules, organizes and conducts emergency response training and exercises with all levels of staff
  • Ensures supplies of correct safety equipment are maintained and accessible - purchases, preforms preventative maintenance and arranges for and/or performs fit checks to comply with regulations
  • Assists with screening and communicating environmental regulatory requirements relating to the development and manufacture of APIs
  • Maintains records relating to environmental management system initiatives and projects, records of regulatory filings and correspondence
  • Serves as EH&S representative for key environmental programs, prepares meeting agendas, addresses technical concerns, and ensures preparation and distribution of meeting minutes
  • Gathers data for the purposes of regulatory reporting and for monitoring, measuring, and communicating environmental performance; prepares report submissions
  • Co-ordinates with and leads on queries from consultants and laboratories relating to new substance registration programs. Monitors and measures performance in relation to contractual obligations and project deadlines
  • Oversees Gilead internal projects to ensure all EH&S regulations and company policies are being followed
    Communicates cross-functionally: routinely interfaces with other functions on site and personnel to identify regulatory requirements at early stage of process development
    Actively participates and represents EH&S in internal management system and regulatory compliance audits, prepares reports, monitors and tracks the status of compliance projects
  • Develops and delivers training to departmental groups relating to management system conformance and regulatory compliance
  • Plans, implements, audits and co-ordinates upgrades for site safety equipment
  • Utilises established systems and practices to determine and develop approaches to routine problems of moderate complexity, based on analysis of situation or data

Knowledge & Skills:
  • Knowledge of current International, European & National safety and environmental legislation and standards (OSHA, ISO, SHWWA 2005 and associated Regulations), etc.
  • Possesses a high degree of technical knowledge and understanding of MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Access, and standard MS Office tools
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills
  • Demonstrates planning and organisational skills including project management

Specific education and experience requirements:
  • Relevant years of experience and BSc. Degree
  • Background in health and safety, chemistry, engineering or environmental science
  • A technical diploma in Health and Safety, Chemistry, or Biological Science and relevant experience may also be considered.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
It is the policy of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively "Gilead" or the "Company") to recruit select and employ the most qualified persons available for positions throughout the Company. Except if otherwise provided by applicable law, all employment actions relating to issues such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoffs, company-sponsored training, education assistance, social and recreational programs are administered on a non-discriminatory basis (i.e. without regard to protected characteristics or prohibited grounds, which may include an individual's gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, veteran status, and age, unless such protection is prohibited by federal, state, municipal, provincial, local or other applicable laws). Gilead also prohibits discrimination based on any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.

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