Health & Safety Manager

Location Ireland
Discipline: Construction & Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Dermot Doherty

Contact email:
Job ref: 32736
Published: about 1 month ago

Our client, are on the lookout for an EHS Manager who will oversee the EHS team, delegate tasks, and provide support, guidance, and coaching. This role requires a resilient individual capable of building relationships and positively influencing all levels of the organization. Responsibilities include identifying problems and offering improvement suggestions. The role will be working on a hybrid basis from their manufacturing facility in Kilarney.

Key duties include:

  • Managing all Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) activities, including installations and projects across various sites.
  • Advising on company health and safety policies and assisting managers and supervisors with their implementation.
  • Promoting a safety and environmental awareness culture through projects.
  • Coordinating and developing the EHS team.
  • Ensuring the company complies with all relevant EHS regulations.
  • Driving continuous improvement in EHS performance and internal processes.
  • Developing and implementing annual EHS improvement plans with departmental teams.
  • Conducting internal audits and inspections to ensure ongoing system enhancement.
  • Inspecting facilities for health and safety compliance and making recommendations.
  • Organizing safety committee meetings and liaising with department safety representatives.
  • Informing management about new legislation and safety practices.
  • Collaborating with site management, safety representatives, and the workforce on EHS matters.
  • Leading the Safety Committee and managing incident and accident investigations.
  • Overseeing EHS documentation and maintaining the Integrated Management System.
  • Coordinating with insurance providers and managing site inspections.
  • Publishing safety instructions and assisting with safety-related disciplinary actions.
  • Serving as the primary contact with EPA and LCC for IPPC licence compliance.
  • Managing annual and periodic reporting to the EPA.
  • Ensuring site emissions are monitored and reported as required.
  • Reviewing and revising emergency response procedures and the company safety statement.
  • Setting EHS objectives and targets and developing management programs for continuous improvement.
  • Conducting annual management reviews for company directors.
  • Providing training and coaching on key EHS topics.
  • Building strong relationships with key stakeholders to enhance overall EHS performance.
  • Developing Method Statements, Risk Assessments, Site Inductions, and Safe Systems of Work for factory and site operations.
  • Managing hazardous waste and ensuring compliance with LCC IPPC license requirements.
  • Ensuring proper waste management and maintaining relevant documentation.
  • Conducting occupational monitoring, such as gas, noise, and dust surveys.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Degree in Health & Safety, Environmental Science, or a related field.
  • Chartered membership of IOSH or equivalent is advantageous.
  • At least 6 years of experience as a Health & Safety Manager in a manufacturing setting.
  • Progress towards achieving CMIOSH is beneficial.
  • Thorough understanding of Irish and European EHS legislation.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, planning, organizational, teamwork, and presentation skills.
  • Experience in developing and implementing behavioural safety programs.
  • Ability to lead, take initiative, and be self-motivated.