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Health, Safety and Environment Site Manager

Waltham, Massachusetts

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Responsibilities

Position Overview:

We are currently seeking a motivated candidate to serve as an HSE Site Manager.  Reporting into the Head of NA R&D HSE, this position will lead the Health, Safety and Environment programs for the Waltham R&D campus, which includes the Integrated Drug Discovery, Early Development and Genomics Medicine Business Units, as well as office-based employees.  This position is accountable and responsible for ensuring the HSE Management System is in place with appropriate HSE support and for advancing the HSE Culture of a rapidly growing business. This position is highly visible and requires proven ability to interact with and influence executive management and all levels of the organization in order to identify, assess and reduce risks associated with rapidly changing  technologies involved in the drug discovery and development process as well as those associated with major construction projects.

This position may also lead or participate in programs and networks across all NA Sanofi sites to share specific expertise from the candidate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strong safety leadership and is accountable and responsible for HSE programs, ensuring the HSE Management System is implemented and maintained for the Waltham R&D sites through interaction and influence of executive management to ensure compliance with company and legal requirements and to support the site in achieving continuous improvement in health, safety and environmental performance and culture. 

  • Lead the implementation and maintenance of comprehensive risk identification and management processes for laboratories. 

  • Ensure processes are in place for communicating risks to the business unit management and stakeholders (risk map).  Work with senior R&D management to develop and track HSE performance improvement plans based on risks (PASS).

  • Chair the Waltham HSE Committee, Chair/Co-Chair the Biosafety Committee, and oversee radiation safety program requirements for the site radiation program.

  • Oversee the site emergency response efforts to ensure a good quality emergency and crisis management system for the site. Responsible for leading any decommissioning activities for the Waltham Site(s).

  • Oversee compliance with company standards and regulatory requirements which include Global HSE reporting, maintenance of OSHA logs and HSE related permitting and regulatory submissions.

  • Responsible for working directly with site Occupational Health, Facilities Management and other appropriate personnel to maintain HSE program documentation, evaluate the impact of new regulations and company standards on the site, ensure implementation of the programs as applicable to the site, track specific regulations that affect the site, perform periodic regulatory and company standard compliance assessments of the programs at the site, submit timely documentation and input as required, and be part of sub-teams as requested to assist in providing best practices across the sites.

  • Lead industrial hygiene, laboratory safety, biological safety, environmental and emergency/crisis management programs at the Waltham R&D sites.

  • Ensure HSE exposure and risk assessments are performed for all relevant research, development and operations activities within Waltham. Ensure report results are communicated to all affected personnel and implement compliance plans as applicable to reduce exposures.  Follow up on all compliance plans to ensure completion and provide document control.

  • Lead and manage the Site environmental programs by actively coordinating and interacting with the NA HSE region Environmental and Sustainability leads. The major environmental management responsibilities of this position include:

                  - Hazardous and Biological Waste Management

                  - Recycling

                  - Water and Air Permitting

                  - SARA Right to Know

                  - Ozone Depleting Substances

                  - Global environment reporting

                  - Environmental Risk Assessment

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Environmental Science, Life Sciences or related discipline with a minimum of 10 of relevant experience, or master’s degree with a minimum of 8 years relevant experience.

  • Leadership abilities, self-motivated and ability to work seamlessly in interacting and influencing effectively executive management and other HSE professionals. 

  • Ability to work with all levels of employee populations and build relationships with others in order to improve overall efficiencies and effectiveness.

  • Ability to handle multiple major and diverse issues and priorities. 

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Willingness to expand knowledge of HSE disciplines through professional development activities.

  • Experience with contractor safety management and permit-to-work programs.

  • Experience with management system program audits

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Industrial Hygiene, Public Health, Safety or related field.

  • Experience in pharmaceutical research/development or manufacturing.

  • Experience managing biological safety programs.

  • Possess an industry-related professional certification (ASP, CSP, CIH, CHMM).

  • Experience managing direct reports.

Special Working Conditions:

  • Travel up to 20%, driving/walking between sites.

  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Ability to lift to 30 pounds.

  • Frequent sitting, walking, standing, bending and squatting – applicable.

  • Some work with hazardous materials.

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