Construction Safety Advisor Pharma – SK biotek Ireland

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Construction Safety Advisor – Pharmaceutical
24 months contract role

Location: Swords Campus, Co. Dublin


SK biotek Ireland, an SK pharmteco company, is a global Contract Development and Manufacturing organisation (CDMO) with state-of-the-art facilities in Korea, US, France and Ireland. We are part of the wider SK Inc. with revenues of $95 billion in 2020. Our mission is to ‘make what matters for a healthy, happier world’, from grams to tonnes. The Swords Campus has led the way in the development, scale-up and commercial manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Chemical Intermediates for almost 60 years. With a talented workforce, exceptional technical capabilities, and facilities we have made some of the world’s most important medicines and continue to do so. Further information on SK pharmteco can be found at

Current Need:

The SK biotek Ireland here at the Swords Campus in partnership with CPL are looking for a Construction Sa on a 24-month contract, reporting directly into the Safety Manager with a reporting line to the Engineering Programme Manager, you will be responsible for developing and implementing Construction SHE programs in support of the P2 Project ensuring best in class performance. This role duration is expected to be 2 years. Role will also require support of other small projects in parallel.

The P2 Project involves the construction of a new API Manufacturing plant on the site an existing building, to be demolished to facilitate. New plant will consist of new reactors, filter dryer and relevant ancillary process, utilities and facilities equipment.

Position Description:

Job Role and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
• Ensure full compliance with local and national Safety, Health and Environmental legislation pertaining to construction phases of projects
• PSDP & PSCS Role and support to Engineering Department
• Support Primarily the Engineering Department in the development of project site infrastructure, also on going maintenance and site work
• Coordinate project element including site security, project induction, first aid, welfare and emergency arrangements
• Develop, promote and maintain a strong safety culture within the projects engineering group and contractors.
• Maintain and further develop onsite Contractor Safety Award Programme
• Communicate and coordinate the adoption of industry best practices in health and safety on multiple projects
• Conduct periodic Safety Health and Environmental audits and inspections on site activities
• Monitor and report on health and safety performance and challenges
• Compile and report leading and lagging safety indicators through onsite Safety Observation Reporting programme.
• Develop, periodically review and update project EHS documentation, SOP, RA and training manuals.
• Manage and audit contractor compliance with local legislation and project standards
• Support the Project Engineering team in the execution of statutory duties.
• Lead/Review the investigation of incidents, ensuring corrective actions are defined and implemented.
• Influencing employee work practices through dialogue, relationship building and behavioral safety coaching
• Liaise with the site teams regarding safety training and safety talks
• Implement onsite training programmes in line with company training schedules and requirements of the projects team
• Liaise with Project/Engineering department on all safety matters offering advice and assistance where required
• Conduct contractor safety meetings
• Manage permitting system, systems training, and daily site registers
• Implement Tool Box Talks and Stand Downs as required.
• Manage Induction System and all relevant issues
• Multiple daily walks around the site and projects.

Minimum Requirements:
• Primary Degree in Occupational Safety field, in addition Construction specific education
• Chartered member of IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) or seeking to obtain this qualification.
• A reasonable knowledge of Safety and Health principles with a minimum 2 years’ experience in a related role.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills; strong influencing and negotiation skills. A demonstrated ability to communicate and influence at management and operator levels within an organisation.
• Pharmaceutical Experiences added advantage
• Proficient in the use of MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook.

Why choose a career at SK biotek?
A career with purpose and a chance to work with a world-leader in contract development and manufacturing in a fast-paced, dynamic, and growing organisation. Here at SK biotek Ireland, we believe we enhance patients’ lives and we need you! It reminds each one of us that what we do matters, and our mission is to ‘make what matters for a healthy, happier world’ – whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. By choosing a career with SK biotek Ireland, you’ll join a team of passionate people working together to improve lives by making what matters for a healthy, happier world.

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