EHS Advisor (Environmental)

Basic qualifications:

  • Minimum B.S. Degree in Science, Engineering, or EHS discipline
  • 5 years experience in Manufacturing Site Environmental Compliance as well as EHS program development and implementation, preferably in the pharmaceutical or consumer healthcare industry.
  • Thorough understanding of key regulatory requirements (eg OSHA, NIOSH, ANSI, NFPA, DOT, IATA, RCRA, SARA, and EPA rules and regulations) and their application to a manufacturing environment, particularly in the following key areas:

1) Safety: Fire safety, machinery safety, process safety

2) Environmental Compliance Programs and Reporting

3) Industrial hygiene: ergonomics, noise, chemical agents, HazCom

4) EHS management systems.

  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Excellent computer skills primarily with Microsoft Office Suite and Project
  • Highly effective written, oral and presentation skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple demands, think strategically and successfully lead multiple simultaneous projects

Preferred qualifications:

  • Professional certification (e.g., CHMM, CIH, CSP) is preferred. An advanced degree is desirable.
  • Sound grasp of EHS principles, e.g. management systems, risk assessment and various hierarchies of control..
  • Understanding of requirements and practical implementation of Federal, State and Local EHS Legislation.
  • Detailed knowledge of EHS issues most relevant to Aiken, ie machinery safety (zero access), chemical agents, process safety, ergonomics, occupational and environmental noise, workplace transport and waste management.
  • Ability to collect, manage, analyse, and interpret EHS data for professional and lay audiences;
  • Ability to walk long distances, climb ladders, and wear PPE (fall protection / respiratory protection)


The EHS Advisor will be responsible for establishing, implementing, managing, and continuously improving the environmental, health and safety programs at the Aiken facility. The EHS Advisor will have broad knowledge of EHS compliance programs and EHS specialty areas including Environmental Engineering, Safety Engineering, and Risk Assessment. The EHS Advisor will provide guidance in the managing of budgets to support outside services and operating expenses. The role includes strategic EHS planning as well as a tactical role for site-wide EHS management systems, EHS regulations, and industry best practices.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and submit local, State, and other Environmental Reports to regulators and to stakeholders within GSK, ensuring site Environmental Regulatory compliance.
  • Drive continuous improvement in site EHS performance and serves as a site contact with EHS-related government agencies (e.g. OSHA, EPA, SCDHEC etc.) and with the GSK Corporate EHS Department
  • Provide timely, high quality EHS technical support.
  • Establish site EHS policies, objectives, key performance indicators and targets that reflect local needs and alignment with GSK's long term EHS Strategy. Maintain local EHS SOPs that effectively describe the site's EHS Management system. Design, conduct, and oversee EHS training. Monitor and analyze EHS performance and initiate action to support or correct trends.
  • Establish programs to manage the site's different EHS risks and impacts, coordinated within an overall EHS Management system. Review change proposals (including capital projects and new product introductions) to identify potential EHS issues and participate in their resolution.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues at other GSK sites in North America and around the world to ensure that EHS best practices and lessons from adverse events are shared effectively.
  • Coordinate the completion of job safety analyses and risk assessments.
  • Manage an internal audit program to assess compliance with regulatory and GSK requirements and identify opportunities for improvement. Complete regular workplace inspections to monitor compliance with site rules, procedures, etc.
  • Review and track investigations of injuries, illnesses, environmental releases, non-injury accidents and near-misses to ensure that they are effective, and that they identify and resolve root causes. Lead investigations into serious adverse events.
  • Coordinate business continuity, emergency response, and crisis management plans. Test the plans with realistic scenarios.

Job Family - Environment, Health & Safety: Provides technical EHS consultation, designs, develops, implements and oversees the organization's environmental and safety programs and procedures to safeguard employees and surrounding communities and to ensure that all facilities are in compliance with regulations.

Job Family Group - Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability: Designs, develops, implements and oversees the organisation's environmental health and safety programs and procedures to safeguard employees and surrounding communities and to ensure that all facilities are in compliance with regulations.

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