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EHS Engineering & Projects Manager



Westport, CT, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas – immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care – and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on X, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

We are recruiting an EHS Engineering & Projects Manager to join our talented and ambitious team in Westport, Co. Mayo. This is a fixed term contract for 12 months. You will be responsible for developing and coordinating an effective EHS Program for all construction projects on site as well as for engineering, facilities, and maintenance activities, to ensure the health, safety, welfare and wellbeing of our employees, contractors, and local community onsite.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of EHS professionals to develop and execute EHS plans, effectively supporting projects and engineering operations, compliance, and excellence in all aspects of EHS.
  • Oversee key EHS Programs at the site, including but not limited to Contractor Safety; LOTO; Confined Space Entry; Hot Work; Work at Height; ATEX; Process Safety; Laser Safety; Machinery Safety; Electrical Safety.
  • Oversee Environmental Compliance, including Environmental Sampling and Monitoring, Spill Prevention, FGas compliance, Environmental Sustainability.
  • Partner with wider leadership team to ensure a strong embedded culture of EHS onsite.
  • Deliver a strong EHS culture in areas of responsibility, fostering an accident-free work environment.
  • Provide input to EHS Goal Setting, EHS Senior Management Reviews and Capital Planning Processes.
  • Ensure appropriate risk assessment and mitigation in areas of responsibility.
  • Collaborate with EPA and H.S.A. as appropriate regarding Environmental Compliance and construction operations at the site.
  • Ensure effective root cause analysis and implementation of CAPAs for any EHS incidents, injuries or near misses.
  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly reporting in areas of responsibility


  • Degree in science, engineering, or relevant field with a diploma in Health & Safety.
  • 10 years relevant EHS experience with 2 years leadership/management experience.
  • Experience of leading EHS on construction projects.
  • Strong knowledge of EHS compliance requirements and legislation.

Additional Information

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.