EHS Advisor Job Description

EHS Advisor Job Description

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EHS advisor provides support and technical expertise during emergency situations and collaborates to the development,maintain certification of the HSE management system (ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001).

EHS Advisor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Co-ordinate and make arrangements for the supervision of external contractors, auditors or third party consultants when working on any client site
Supporting the site EHS Manager with the day to day Environment, Health and Safety function of the site
Providing advice on EHS issues, proactively supporting and improving the site’s EHS systems and processes
Managing the execution of programmes to ensure site is in compliance with all Environment, Health and Safety requirements
Responsible for submitting reports to Environmental Agency and Safety Authorities as appropriate to ensure the Plant is compliant with EHS requirements
Leads risk assessments for EHS hazards across the site ensuring actions are taken to mitigate risks and participate in site safety improvement initiatives
Executes, reviews, and revises site safety plans for current year and quarter and manages the development, revision and delivery of safety training programmes
Manages the execution of programmes to ensure ongoing EHS improvements and compliance with all legal and global standards
Permitting (e.g., air, wastewater, storm water)
Provide management and employees with competent health, safety and environmental advice

EHS Advisor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for EHS Advisor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: NEBOSH, ISO, IEMA, MSHA, IATF, OHSAS, BS, CIH, CSP

Education for EHS Advisor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the EHS advisor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Engineering, Science, Health, Industrial, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Management, Chemical Engineering, Graduate, Biology

Skills for EHS Advisor

Desired skills for EHS advisor include:

Safety engineering
ISO14001
Process safety
Application of each to the worksite
COSHH
Canada Labour Code
HSE Management System Auditing
Microsoft packages
OHSAS 18001
Principles

Desired experience for EHS advisor includes:

Day to day support of EHS programmes on site, including delivery of training, accident/incident investigation, conducting risk assessments, developing and maintaining EHS documentation
Provide EHS input to hazard studies, PHR and risk assessments, leading risk assessments where appropriate
Ensure compliance with applicable regulations for safety activities
Performs reporting, risk assessments and auditing and observes all HSE related activities and policies within a location
Provide management and employees with competent HSE advice
Interpret the requirements of the Zero Harm Implementation plan and ensure the plan is successfully implemented within defined timescales

EHS Advisor Examples

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EHS Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of EHS advisor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for EHS advisor
  • Ensure relevant health, safety and environmental records
  • Establish programs to manage the site’s different EHS risks and impacts, coordinated within an overall EHS Management system
  • Coordinate business continuity, emergency response, and crisis management plans
  • Develop/implement SH&E procedures for successful project completion
  • Implement and communicate all necessary SH&E strategies within assigned area
  • Conduct routine SH&E inspections (formal and non-formal) within assigned area of responsibility
  • Work with SH&E lead and line management to develop an SH&E culture that truly believe in the goal that all incidents can be prevented”
  • Coach and mentor SH&E Advisors/Representatives
  • Attend coordination/client meetings as directed by SH&E Lead
  • Serve as the SSF Transport Safety Advisor and provide technical expertise and guidance regarding the transportation of hazardous materials, (also known as dangerous goods) both on-site and off-site
Qualifications for EHS advisor
  • Three years of oil and gas experience preferred
  • Construction Health and Safety Technologist (CHST), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Environmental Professional (CEP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • 5 years experience in Manufacturing Site Environmental Compliance EHS program development and implementation, preferably in the pharmaceutical or consumer healthcare industry
  • Professional certification (e.g., CHMM, CIH, CSP) is preferred
  • 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)
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EHS Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of EHS advisor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for EHS advisor
  • Influence site leadership and other SSF groups (e.g., researchers, shipping groups, Security, Logistics, Mobility, Global Packaging) to establish and maintain policies and procedures necessary for the safe transportation of hazardous materials, assist them with addressing shipping challenges
  • Ensure that changes in regulatory and/or company requirements are incorporated into the SSF EHS program and communicated to other SSF groups
  • Lead periodic internal assessments of SSF hazardous material transportation operations to identify compliance gaps with established policies and procedures, and recommend to management corrective/preventive actions, and/or process improvements, as appropriate
  • Create and maintain the means for personnel involved in the transportation of hazardous materials to receive the appropriate training
  • Maintain all regulatory permits and associated fees such as CHP, CHEMTREC, DOT HAZMAT, EPN and other applicable permits related to the transportation of hazardous materials at SSF (and for other sites in the Genentech network as applicable)
  • Provide technical support to shipping groups in preparation for, during, and in response to, periodic inspections by outside agencies (e.g., CHP, DOT, FAA)
  • Provision of competent EHS advice, coaching and guidance to line Managers
  • Provision of advice and leadership in Environmental specialism including effluent and waste management
  • Coach and mentor generation of suitable and sufficient risk assessments and safe systems of work
  • Development and maintenance of key EHS management system
Qualifications for EHS advisor
  • Involvement in and leadership of EHS Audits as appropriate
  • Experience of working within a production/manufacturing environment
  • Able to take ownership of projects and drive improvement programmes
  • Degree qualified within appropriate subject
  • Environmental knowledge/expertise
  • Familiar will varied departments within production/manufacturing
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EHS Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an EHS advisor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for EHS advisor
  • Under general supervision performs technical work in a wide range of environmental, health and safety disciplines to achieve compliance with SH&E standards along with federal and state regulatory requirements
  • May provide guidance for a team of SH&E specialists and/or support personnel
  • Provide assistance in the development of safe systems of work where required, and ensure documentation is regularly reviewed
  • Ensure all accidents and near misses are recorded, reported and investigated in accordance with the company accident and reporting procedures and all corrective actions are identified, implemented and reviewed
  • Ensure adequate supplies of effective Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as specified by risk assessments, are readily available
  • Escalate all potential RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases & Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) events to management to enable prompt and formal reporting to the Regulator
  • Leading or participating in incident investigations
  • Contributing to the development of EHS improvement programmes and implementing improvement opportunities on the site
  • Facilitating or delivering EHS Training
  • Providing EHS expertise including through supporting and advising on Risk Assessments and control measures, and through participation in or leading EHS audits
Qualifications for EHS advisor
  • Supporting development and delivery of Behavioural Safety Programs
  • Working with external bodies and regulators such as Local Authority, ROSPA, EA and BSI
  • Networking with peer EHS Professionals around the UK, meeting on a regular basis for best practice sharing sessions and providing meaningful contributions to those sessions
  • Assist in managing the site requirements for Occupational Health
  • Assist in managing the local security requirements, liaising with 3rd party provider
  • Driving improvements and championing Sustainability and Environmental Management
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EHS Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of EHS advisor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for EHS advisor
  • Actively participate in or lead project specific risk assessments from the quotation phase till project delivery
  • Facilitate project specific EHS inductions and trainings
  • On-site inspections during construction work, perform audits
  • Coordinates the investigation of incidents to minimize recurrence, follow-up till closure of corrective actions
  • Active role in the M+W project teams to establish a proper safety culture and lead by example
  • Internal continuous evaluation, elaboration, implementation and maintenance of EHS policies and procedures
  • Implement the M+W Quality System, prepare and support quality audits
  • Elaborate with other EMEA colleagues to share best practices, lessons learnt and new procedures
  • You report to the Head of the Branch Office in Belgium
  • Reinforce and strengthen the HSE culture at every opportunity across all departments
Qualifications for EHS advisor
  • Possesses broad knowledge of Health, Safety and Environment issues affecting a manufacturing site, through relevant prior experience
  • Able to prioritize tasks and workload
  • Communicates project or programme status and results to local operational management
  • Collates and analyses EHS data and reports trends and results to management, recommends plans for corrective action, and provides EHS input to address change in facility programmes
  • Communicates effectively in written and oral formats with peers, and others at varying levels within own organization
  • Presents ideas well one-on-one, in small groups, and to larger audiences
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EHS Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an EHS advisor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for EHS advisor
  • Review contractor risk assessments and method statements and advise project leaders
  • Collate accident and incident data and report trends to allow focus on key areas
  • Recognised safety qualification NEBOSH Diploma
  • Health and safety background in a chemical/pharmaceutical or COMAH industry
  • Ability to embrace change and facilitate in a positive manner
  • Provide leadership and ownership for all EHS initiatives to drive our safety culture
  • Mentor and provide direction for the safety coordinators & safety monitors
  • Lead multiple projects that align with the business’ key safety metrics
  • Proactive approach to key initiatives that drive the EHS engagement for the entire workforce
  • Ensure all regulatory and compliance related commitments are maintained
Qualifications for EHS advisor
  • Works independently on assignments and knows when to ask for assistance
  • Communicates with external agency representatives, and also may communicate with EHS interest groups and community members
  • Candidates would be expected to hold or be working towards the NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (or equivalent)
  • An Environmental qualification or experience is an advantage
  • Relevant work experience as a safety coordinator in a construction environment
  • Prevention Advisor level 2 required, Safety coordinator, Environmental Coordinator and VCA-VOL are additional assets

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