Senior Environmental Officer (Pharma)


DPS have a requirement for a Senior Environmental Officer with a Pharmaceutical Client based in West Dublin

Environmental Civil
Years of Experience Req.:
5-10 Years+
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Senior Environmental Officer

DPS have a requirement for a Senior Environmental Officer with a Pharmaceutical Client based in West Dublin. The role will support the maintenance of the environmental management system and environmental compliance activities to support the site’s compliance with regulatory requirements. 

Role Responsibilities:

  • Act as a contact point with the EPA and provide information to the agency as requested and notify relevant plant changes and environmental incidents / non-conformances in a timely manner.     Ensure that the site is ready at all times for regulatory, management system (ISO 14001, EMAS) and corporate environmental/CSR audits.
  • Compile and maintain the environmental legislative register and through involvement with external groups such as Biopharmachemical Ireland to ensure that Company standards and interpretation of the legislation is consistent with the best industry practice. Ensure the site’s compliance with all relevant environmental legislation.
  • Develop and maintain the environmental management system in conjunction with other team members. 
  • In conjunction with other functions on site (facilities engineering and environmental operations) support the development and maintenance of the site’s Energy Management programme. 
  • Conduct audits of third party waste disposal companies.
  • Take a lead role in the investigation of Environmental Near Misses including follow-up and close out of actions. Assist in EIR/NCR investigations where required. Facilitate investigations for other departments as required. 
  • Promote improvements in environmental operations and assist in any site investigations to prevent the re-occurrence of environmental incidents 
  • Manage and/or participate in relevant site projects ensuring that environmental aspects receive appropriate consideration and evaluation as part of plant/process changes and/or other site projects.
  • Method development – occasional analytical method development may be required for waste analysis. 
  • Maintain the environmental laboratory, including records, equipment maintenance, organisation and permitting of equipment calibrations, and maintenance of lab chemicals and consumable stocks. 
  • Maintain Internal Environmental Audit Schedule, including completion of audits, follow up & close out of actions.
  • Waste Management: work in conjunction with FESP (Facilities Engineering Service Provider) and Waste Management contractor to ensure waste generated on site is managed in compliance with all relevant IE license, Irish and EU legislative requirements. Conduct off-site audits of Waste Facilities if necessary. Compile relevant waste related sections of the PRTR. 
  • Integrity Testing: Maintain Site Register for Integrity Testing of site drainage systems, bunding and underground tanks. Liaise with external contractors, Environmental Operations personnel and FESP to schedule testing. 
  • Safety – all work must be carried out safely and according to the defined procedures, including the handling of all materials.
  • Quality – all work must be carried out in accordance with the principles of cGMP and general good laboratory practices. The laboratory must at all times be ready for internal and external inspections.
  • Environment – any laboratory work, modifications to the processes or the development of new processes must be carried out with consideration of the site environmental standards and in compliance with ISO14001  


  • Qualification (Degree) in Engineering, Science or EHS discipline. Environmental Qualification would be an advantage.
  • Experience in a regulated environment for a minimum of 10 years, within Environmental Compliance, preferably in a Pharmaceutical Plant with IPC licence.
  • Excellent general knowledge of environmental regulatory requirements.
  • Be a self-starter with demonstrated efficient work practices, good analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Good attention to detail. Management of databases of information for waste, drains, solvent mass balance etc. required. 
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards associated with cGMP including data integrity, ISO 14001, ISO45001, Health & Safety Legislation, Environmental Legislation, and also all site standards, policies, and procedures. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Experience of working with electronic management systems desirable e.g. SAP etc.
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