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Environmental, Health, Safety And Security Director

General ElectricCarrigtohill, T45 Av60, Cork


Job Description Summary

The site Health, Safety, Environmental and Security Director is responsible for leading the site strategy programs focused on mitigating risk, driving regulatory compliance, and promoting a positive EHS culture. In this leadership role, you will manage EHS across the site and collaborate with business EHS and peers across the global supply chain for best in class practices. This role reports directly to the Site Leader and will be a key member of the site leadership team.

GE Healthcare is a leading global medical technology and digital solutions innovator. Our mission is to improve lives in the moments that matter. Unlock your ambition, turn ideas into world-changing realities, and join an organization where every voice makes a difference, and every difference builds a healthier world.

Job Description


  • Lead the EHS Program deployment, working in partnership with the leadership team, to support growth and drive operational excellence, manage complex issues, lead long-term EHS planning, and support the overall business strategy.

  • Demonstrate strategic and tactical knowledge to deliver excellence and drive continuous improvement and compliance against all applicable requirements 

  • Develop programs, tools and training to assist the team in ensuring compliance with legal requirements, implementing GE EHS programs, meeting business expectations and ensuring continuous improvement

  • Coach the team with a common vision to consistently delivers results

  • Analyze and communicate performance against expectations, provide feedback, establish and track required actions to improve performance

  • Provide technical and compliance support to the organization; respond to significant incidents and government requests/notices

  • Sustain a world class EHS program and safety culture; ensure robust pipeline and process for driving excellence certifications (ISO50001, 45001 etc.)

  • Provide technical support and guidance to the site Sustainability Team in achieving the GE 2030 sustainability objectives.

  • Ensure that robust Business Continuity, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health & Emergency Response programs are in place and effective.

  • Manage insurance and legal requirements as required.

Quality Specific Responsibilities

  • Ensure that you are fully aware of, and comply with the GEHC Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and regulations as they apply to this job type/position

  • Complete all planned Quality & Compliance training within the defined deadlines

  • Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required

  • Identify opportunities to partner with Quality to support QMS initiatives.

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher Qualification in Occupational Safety, Health, Environment, Engineering, or a related field

  • Substantial experience with proven EHS leadership in a pharmaceutical / medical device manufacturing environment and significant experience leading a direct team

  • Membership of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) at Chartered / Fellow Status.

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment, influence and motivate teams to achieve a unified goal 

  • Engage effectively with Regulatory Agencies (Health & Safety Authority (HSA), Environment Protection Agency (EPA), Irish Aviation Authority (IAA- Known Consignor), Irish Water / Local Authority).

  • Skill sets and experience in process improvement, lean, project management, solid communication, and analytical skills

  • Ability to make and take decisions with speed and accuracy based on available information and take ownership for assigned projects and programs

  • Expert knowledge of European, National & Local regulations, codes & standards, underpinned by a solid understanding of healthcare industry and safety standards

  • Experience leading a site security function, ensuring that Global Security Requirements are implemented, in addition to the effective implementation of the sites Known Consignor Program.

Desirable skills

  • Working knowledge of Gensuite EHS management system would be advantageous

Eligibility requirements

A good level of English and a valid work permit.

Inclusion and Diversity

GE Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer where inclusion matters. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

We expect all employees to live and breathe our behaviors: to act with humility and build trust; lead with transparency; deliver with focus, and drive ownership – always with unyielding integrity.

Our total rewards are designed to unlock your ambition by giving you the boost and flexibility you need to turn your ideas into world-changing realities. Our salary and benefits are everything you’d expect from an organization with global strength and scale, and you’ll be surrounded by career opportunities in a culture that fosters care, collaboration and support.


Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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