Safety & Environmental Specialist Job

Date: Feb 14, 2019

Location: Cramlington, ENG, GB

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Requisition ID: ENV000678

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.



Our Manufacturing Division, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.



Provision of safety & environmental advice as required by site needs and training to staff on a planned basis.

The role involves investigation of incidents, the generation of EHS data and analysis reports and KPI data.  Essential self-directing the position holder should be able to generate their own workloads and priorities. Good team working, and communication skills are essential. 




  1. Investigates accident and determines appropriate course of remedial action in conjunction with local management.

  2. Compiles, interprets and delivers accident/incident statistics and determines future direction to address trends.

  3. Ensure EHS compliance with UK and MSD regulatory requirements standards and procedures. Can develop site systems to meet compliance requirement.

  4. Promote culture of EHS excellence at site and provide high-quality technical leadership to assigned operations.

  5. Develop, define and monitor safety metrics at a site and programme level to drive the facility’s safety continual improvement processes.

  6. Coordinate EHS technology transfer implementation for new products and operations.

  7. Co-ordination of internal and external resources to deliver a quality and efficient support service.

  8. Responds to site emergency alarms, acts as the safety department point of contact with the emergency team and deputises for the safety & environment manager as emergency controller.

  9. Develops and maintains the site emergency plan and detailed action plans.

  10. Develops and can conducts site safety inductions for all new staff.

  11. Compiles and maintains the site safety inspection system, can analyse results and identify trends

  12. Undertakes risk assessments of various types are required. Management of the risk assessment programme.

  13. Optimize existing operations and practices with focus on continuous improvement initiatives.

  14. Can work cross-functionally, identify EHS problems and provide possible alternatives and solutions.

  15. Participate on project teams to ensure safe design and construction.

  16. Maintains a current knowledge of Safety & Environmental legislation and advises as required

  17. Compiles and delivers safety and environment training programmes in accordance with the safety training matrix and yearly plan. Liaises with outside training providers when required.

  18. Audits waste disposal sites to ensure that they meet MSD standards, submits written reports to Central Safety for review. Carries out internal Safety & Environmental audits of areas, systems and procedures.

  19. Maintains the registers of S&E legislation and monitors compliance with requirements.

  20. Evaluates contractors to ensure satisfactory levels of safety expertise and methodology – advises on selection of contractors.

  21. Evaluates the adequacy and compliance with standards of all PPE in use on site. Determines systems for the use and monitoring of the use of PPE.

  22. Support EHS teams with technical advice and systems.  

  23. Maintains and communicates chemical hazard data to appropriate areas and site personnel.

  24. Can lead hazops and document actions to completion.



  • A graduate/post-graduate degree level H&SE.

  • Experience in environment, safety and industrial hygiene management.

  • Strong leadership skills.

  • Clear communicator both written and verbal.

  • Technical knowledge.

  • Ability to respond to changing priorities.

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.

  • Problem solving.




Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.



MSD is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms / recruitment agencies for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at MSD via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of MSD.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by MSD as a result of the referral or through other means.


Job: Env, Health & Safety Generic
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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