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EHS Specialist

Location: Swindon Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Safety Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Simon Cowley

My client is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Their mission is to enable their customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

They are currently recruiting for an EHS Specialist (Environment, Health & Safety) based at their rapidly growing Swindon site.

As the lead contact for a new suite which will include the COVID-19 vaccine production, the EHS Specialist will manage EHS compliance and engage with key stakeholders to meet site KPIs, providing generalist advice to the site.

What will you do?

  • Instil a compliant and proactive culture within different business areas
  • Provide timely and credible generalist EHS advice
  • Ensure departmental on-time compliance through tools such as EHS gemba walks, audits, Maturity Matrix, SHED, IDHammar, Success Factors, Documentum, huddles, reports etc.
  • Deputise for the EHS Manager and their deputy in their absence when required
  • Lead the Company's fire management programme and coordination of fire plans
  • Lead the Company's asbestos management and survey programme;
  • Lead the Company's lock-out tag-out (LOTO), electrical safety and work at height (WAH) programmes;
  • Lead the company display screen assessment (DSE) / ergonomics programme.
  • Develop and deliver training, workshops and briefing sessions to support the business
  • To assist the EHS manager in the development, accreditation to, maintenance and continual improvement of an integrated EHS management system particularly in relation to ISO 14001;
  • Participate and contribute to 14001 or 45001 ISO audits and other third-party audits such as Corporate, FM Global insurance etc.

How will you get here?

  • NEBOSH National Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health (pass in all modules) (Essential)
  • Experience with health and safety systems, e.g. risk assessments, incident reporting, emergency planning and response in any regulated hazardous environment (Essential)
  • Scientific Degree (Preferred)
  • First hand pratical experience of a dynamic manufacturing environment (desirable)
  • Environmental qualification (Desirable)
  • Fire management qualifications (Desirable)
  • Experience in environmental and waste management systems (Desirable);
  • Experience with design reviews, HAZOP or FMEA including ATEX / DSEAR elements (Desirable);
  • Experience with industrial hygiene monitoring programmes, including APIs (Desirable);
  • ISO14001 experience (or 18001/45001) (Desirable);
  • Experience in delivering training to internal stakeholders (Desirable);
  • Auditing and investigation experience (Desirable);
  • Excellent Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Ability to work to critical timelines in a fast-moving environment
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills


  • This role will involve up to 25% intersite travel including Milton Park Site, therefore a driving licence is required.

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