Environment, Health & Safety Advisor

Basic qualifications:

  • Minimum B.S. Degree in a Science, Engineering, or EHS discipline with a minimum of 4 years experience in Manufacturing Site Environmental Compliance as well as EHS program development and implementation, preferably in the pharmaceutical or consumer healthcare industry
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in EHS Environmental program development and implementation, preferably in the pharmaceutical/ consumer healthcare / manufacturing industry.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Professional certification (e.g., CHMM, CIH, CSP) is preferred. An advanced degree is desirable.
  • Good understanding of key Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Principles is required but not essential.
  • Thorough understanding of key regulatory requirements (e.g. OSHA, NIOSH, ANSI, NFP, and EPA rules and regulations) and their application to a manufacturing environment, particularly in the following key areas:
  • Safety, e.g. fire, machinery safety, dust explosion
  • Environmental Compliance Programs and Reporting
  • Industrial hygiene, e.g. ergonomics, noise, chemical agents
  • EHS management systems.
  • Demonstrated 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
  • Sound grasp of EHS principles, e.g. management systems, risk assessment and various hierarchies of control.
  • Detailed understanding of GSK's Global EHS Standards and supporting documentation.
  • Understanding of requirements and practical implementation of Federal, State and Local EHS Legislation.
  • Detailed knowledge of EHS issues most relevant to Oak Hill, i.e. machinery safety (zero access), chemical agents, ergonomics, occupational and environmental noise, workplace transport and waste management.
  • Ability to collect, manage, analyze, and interpret EHS data for professional and lay audiences;
  • Ability to thrive and work effectively with EHS staff in an highly matrixed organization
  • Good role model / change agent skills
  • Proficient computer skills primarily with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Effective written, oral and presentation skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple demands, think strategically and successfully lead multiple simultaneous projects.


The EHS advisor will be responsible for establishing, implementing, managing and continuously improving the environment, health and safety programs for the Oak Hill facility. The EHS Advisor will have broad knowledge of EHS compliance programs and EHS specialty areas including Environmental Engineering, Safety Engineering and Risk Management. The EHS advisor will provide guidance in managing 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.

  • Prepare and submit local, State and other as required Environmental Reports, ensuring site Environmental Regulatory compliance
  • 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.
  • Provide timely, high quality EH&S technical support
  • Design, conduct and oversee EH&S training
  • Carry out regular workplace inspections to monitor compliance with site rules, procedures, etc.
  • Develop and manage an internal audit program to assess compliance with legal and company requirements and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Coordinate the completion of job safety analyses and risk assessments
  • Conduct environmental impact assessments to identify the site's key environmental priorities
  • Establish site EHS policies, objectives, key performance indicators and targets that reflect local needs and alignment with GSK's long term EHS strategy.
  • Monitor and analyze EHS performance and initiate action to support or correct trends
  • Establish program 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.
  • Maintain local EHS SOPs that effectively describe the site's EHS management system.
  • Ensure that necessary EHS information is reported to local regulators and to stakeholders within GSK
  • Champion a strong safety culture across the site and maximize personnel involvement in EHS-related activities.
  • Ensure proportionate focus is maintained on EHS priorities through proactive communication and support.
  • Coordinate local business continuity, emergency response, and crisis management plans.
  • Test the plans with realistic scenarios.

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