Process Safety Engineer Job

Date: Jul 12, 2019

Location: Tipperary, IE

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Requisition ID: ENV000718

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.

[Specialist, S&E – Industrial Hygiene]
[Ballydine, Co Tipperary, Ireland]
Are you ready to Invent, Impact, Inspire?
Join MSD and shape the future of healthcare in Ireland

At MSD Ireland, we are committed to ‘Inventing for Life’ in all that we do. We keep the patient at the very heart of all that we do and strive to find solutions and treatments for some of the world’s most challenging healthcare needs.


MSD Ireland is one of the country’s leading healthcare companies, having first established here over 50 years ago.

We currently employ over 1,700 employees, across four sites in Ballydine, Co Tipperary, Brinny, Co Cork, Carlow and Dublin and, in addition, operate substantial Human Health and Animal Health businesses.

In total to date, we have invested $2.5 billion in our Irish operations and our annual turnover ranks us as one of Ireland’s top 20 companies. Currently, our Irish sites manufacture approximately half of MSD’s top twenty products, saving and enhancing lives in over sixty countries around the world.

With almost 70,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, you will be joining one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.


MSD Ballydine develops and supplies the active ingredients and final formulated product for a range of innovative medicines at its manufacturing and R&D facilities. The plant, which has been operating in Tipperary for over 40 years, exports to over 25 countries around the world with primary markets being Europe, USA and Japan.

Our highly-skilled local workforce of 500 employees is now leading the way in the development of new medicines, including MSD’s treatment for hepatitis C, which is being manufactured in Tipperary for patients around the world.

MSD Ballydine’s existing portfolio and future pipeline offers team members the opportunity to operate at the cutting-edge of science and technology, and develop new treatments that positively impact patients across the globe.

MSD is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Our research division is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take MSD’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases. 


An exceptional opportunity for an experienced S&E Specialist with specialisation in Process Safety to join the Environmental Health & Safety team and play an integral role in developing, maintaining and continually improving the EHS systems at MSD’s API / Pharma facility in Ballydine to achieve its goals of Zero Harm, Sustainability and EHS Compliance.

In this position you will be primarily responsible for the development, co-ordination and continual improvement and management of all aspects of the Process Safety Management program working with other S&E Specialists and stakeholders.

You will provide technical guidance to the organisation to ensure compliance with all relevant legal requirements related Process Safety as well as MSD's corporate standards, policies, procedures and guidelines and industry best practices. In addition, you will work with management to support the overall EHS Management System.


Why is this a compelling position for a dynamic and ambitious EHS professional to consider?



  • Excellent opportunity to play a key role in the future development and maintenance of all EHS functions in our Ballydine facility.
  • Superb opportunity to join the existing EHS team in Ballydine and become a part of the broader MSD EHS community which presents opportunities to be exposed to the network of sites across MSD worldwide whilst developing and expanding your career.
  • Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and the people that matter the most in their lives.


Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Developing and implementing the EHS programmes/policy required to ensure compliance with local legislation, MSD's standards and industry best practices.
  • Preparing Process Safety Procedures and other related documents.
  • Providing guidance and support to relevant stakeholders on all aspects of Process Safety Management.
  • Completing EHS Audits and Inspections and supporting external audits undertaken by Regulatory agencies, Insurance providers or corporate.
  • Liaising with regulatory authorities and corporate stakeholders as required.
  • Preparing / maintaining reports for site, corporate or regulatory agencies as required including the site Safety Report, MAPP and EPD documents.
  • Preparing Process Safety and Emergency Management training materials and delivery of training.
  • Providing Process Safety technical support to stakeholders during the introduction or modification of exiting processes and infrastructure.
  • Evaluating the Process Safety impacts associated with change relating to new projects, processes and infrastructure and changes to existing processes and infrastructure in accordance with site Change Management Procedures.
  • Completing/Chairing PHA studies (HAZOP/LOPA)
  • Providing safety support for trouble shooting activities; participating in safety compliance reviews and providing technical support as necessary to resolve safety issues.
  • Completing investigations into process safety and general safety incidents and the development of corrective and preventative actions as required.
  • Supporting Installation Qualification and Operational Qualifications
  • Participating in and approving pre-start up safety reviews and equipment walk-downs.
  • Maintaining compliance with the requirements of the Major Accident Prevention Policy (MAPP) and the COMAH Safety Management System (SMS).
  • Providing technical guidance, review and approve changes to the Site Explosion Protection Document (EPD) under ATEX Regulations.
  • Supporting the Loss Prevention Program on site.
  • Participation in the site Process Safety Relief Device sizing program as required.Supporting the Fire System Coordinator in ensuring that effective processes are in place to ensure the prevention, mitigation and response to major accidents should they arise.
  • Participation in the site Process Safety Relief Device sizing program as required.
  • Monitor developments and advice Management on changes in Process Safety/COMAH related Standards and Legislation





  • Degree in Chemical Engineering or an Engineering / Science Degree with Higher Diploma in Chemical Engineering.
  • 3+ years’ EHS experience in Pharmaceutical or other industry which is regulated under the requirements of the SEVESO and Industrial Emission Directives.
  • Knowledge of HAZOP, LOPA and SIL.
  • Knowledge of ATEX/EPD
  • Proven track record of success.
  • Experience on supporting multiple activities/projects.


  • Ability to influence others.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Troubleshooting
  • Analytical, Methodical and detailed.


  • Team player, capable of working within a multi functionary team environment; and to periodically lead teams.
  • Enthusiastic with a strong drive for to deliver results as per agreed commitments.
  • Innovative with a growth mindset.
  • Self-directed, capable of using own initiative to make EHS improvements.
  • Dedicated to maintaining high standards, with the courage and candour to ensure things are done properly onsite – ‘right first time.’
  • Desire to protect employees and environment.

So, if you are ready to:
INVENT solutions to meet unmet healthcare needs

IMPACT the future by joining MSD, one of the world’s leading healthcare companies


INSPIRE your team to reach their full potential and push the boundaries of science and technology

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. 

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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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