Our established Client is seeking an Environmental, Health and Safety Lead (EHS Lead)

EHS Manger will be the point person for reporting site metrics on EH&S to the site General Managers and Executive Teams.

The EHS Leader will drive a culture of safety at the Mayo based plant utilising a collaborative approach and will ensure that all incidents are rigorously investigated to root cause implementation of countermeasures.


  • The Management of all Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) activities within the company, including installation projects and activities at Ireland locations. Drive projects to actively promote a culture of Safety and Environmental awareness, excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Management, development and co-ordination of the EHS team.
  • Construct and manage annual improvement plan for EHS, and implement in conjunction with departmental management teams.
  • Carry out internal auditing & inspection of the EHS system to ensure continuous improvement of the system.
  • Lead in the development of EHS systems and ensure the company complies with all applicable regulations.
  • Drive continual improvement of EHS performance and internal EHS processes.
  • Co-coordinating risk management process for site.
  • Ensure compliance to safe working practices from implementation through to enforcement.
  • Liaise with relevant statutory bodies and consultants regarding EHS matters.
  • Work with the site management team, site safety representatives and workforce to manage EHS.
  • Chair or co- chair and lead the Safety Committee
  • Ensure that all incidents and accidents are thoroughly investigated and reported both internally and externally as necessary.
  • Management of EHS documentation and ensuring the Integrated Management System is updated with the most recent documents. Manage and co-ordinate the development, review, update and issuing of EHS documentation as necessary.
  • Be the EHS champion for project work and ensure all new equipment, contractors and visitors to site comply with legislation and audits are conducted to check compliance.
  • Liaise with Insurance providers regarding all visits and manage any actions generated, be the link between site and insurance providers.
  • Deliver training and coaching on key EHS topics as necessary.
  • Manage all complaints regarding EHS issues.
  • Build close working relationships with key stakeholders and continually strive to improve overall EHS performance.
  • Developing specific site Method Statements, Risk Assessments, Site Induction and Safe of Systems of Work for eland Ireland locations and remote working where applicable.
  • Manage the hazardous waste materials and ensure compliance to LCC IPPC license requirements.
  • Ensure waste is managed and disposed in a proper manner and all documentation and records are maintained, kept up to date and filed away as appropriate.
  • Carry out occupational monitoring e.g. noise monitoring.

Specific Areas of Responsibility include:

  • Be accountable for sites EHS and represent management in all matters relating to EHS.
  • Grows a culture of behavior-based safety.
  • Take a lead role in working with internal safety committee and training efforts.
  • Instill a sense of self-responsibility for safety among Colleagues. Ensure the safety of the Colleagues and safe use of the equipment. Support the safety processes and programs of the Plant.
  • Liaise and represent company management in communications with external bodies such as the HSA (e.g., reporting lost time accidents).
  • Establish priorities for development of hazard control programs and participates in their implementation.
  • Direct large scale EH&S related emergency situations.
  • Set the direction for the site ERT.
  • Manage and ensure that the environmental system requirements are established, implemented and maintained in accordance with the ISO 14001 Standard.
  • Reports on the performance of the environmental management system to top management for review and as a basis for improvement of the environmental system.
  • Create a culture of relentless pursuit of continuous improvement, focused and data based.
  • Build a high performing, skilled EHS team to instil ownership of Plant EHS objectives through communication and training and development of Colleagues.
  • Model the Corporate Values and Principles, including instilling a high performance, people-driven culture, providing high expectations and high support.

For more information, Contact Mairéad at Arcon Recruitment

Mairead Kelly, marketing and recruitment consultant at Arcon Recruitment Services. PHOTO: ALISON LAREDO

Mairéad Kelly

Recruitment Consultant

Mairéad initially joined our team as Marketing and Recruitment Co-ordinator. She quickly progressed to Recruitment Consultant and currently manages our busy Technical division. Mairéad is a proud Castlebar woman and holds a B.B.S from ATU Sligo. Mairéad recruits for positions in all areas of Technical/ Engineering and I.T.  She has built excellent relationships with companies large and small and has proved herself invaluable in solving their recruitment issues.

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