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Environmental Health and Safety Manager

La Jolla, CA 92037
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Environmental Health and Safety Manager will be primarily responsible for EHS compliance as part of Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) Region 3 supporting WRDM facility operations in California. In addition, this role will interface with members of the GWS-Region 3 Risk Management Services Team. The Environmental Health and Safety Manager will also assist in implementing important aspects of the EHS management system related to environmental programs such as operational control, risk assessments, inspections, program and compliance improvements, and investigations. This position requires a 'hands-on approach' to partner with multiple business lines and colleagues to ensure compliance with applicable guidelines, regulatory requirements and Pfizer Global EHS Standards, and continuous improvement of EHS performance.

This position may also be required to support and/or manage additional responsibilities for other site Risk Management programs such as DEA controlled substances, radiation safety, and occupational hygiene.


+ Implement and oversee laboratory and facility environmental programs for the sites covering applicable Federal, State and local regulations along with applicable Pfizer EHS Standards and Recommended Practices.

+ Maintain and develop environmental management systems (including policies, procedures and training) that enhance the laboratory and facility environmental programs.

+ Develop metrics to measure performance and goals to achieve continuous improvement in environmental performance, including the site sustainability plans and energy master plans

+ Manage the hazardous and medical waste programs and oversee contract providers of hazardous waste management services.

+ Manage wastewater and stormwater programs.

+ Manage the site air pollution and ozone depleting chemical (ODC) programs.

+ Actively support and participate in applicable site EHS/Safety Committees. Serve as an EHS Liaison to assigned Lines/site groups.

+ Interact with RU/BU Line Leadership and site colleagues to develop EHS compliant workplace solutions to complex Pharmaceutical R&D processes or technology changes

+ Investigate workplace incidents, determine root cause, and develop corrective and preventative actions.

+ Participate in global networks as applicable.

+ Other related assignments as identified by RMS/EHS and GWS management as deemed appropriate.


**Education and Experience** :

+ Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Occupational Safety; environmental, or other physical sciences

+ Minimum of seven years' experience implementing and managing environmental programs

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Master's degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Occupational Safety; environmental, or other physical sciences

+ Certified Hazardous Materials Manager from the Institute of Hazardous Material Managers

+ Prior experience in the pharmaceutical/ biotech industry

+ Prior experience implementing or working under OHSAS 18000 or OSHA VPP management systems

+ Prior or current DOT/IATA Dangerous Goods shipper certifications

**Technical/Job-Related Skills** :

+ Possesses a strong understanding of environmental programs, and key processes such as risk assessment, inspections, audits and root cause investigations.

+ Ability to independently assess workplace risks and programs, and sensitively communicate/collaborate with line management on appropriate risk control and compliance measures.

+ Demonstrated working knowledge of typical local, state and federal regulatory requirements and guidelines associated with regulatory compliance.

+ Ability to identify, drive, and implement improvement programs across a multi-discipline organization without having direct management or control over colleague performance.

+ Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.

+ Strong verbal and written communication skills.

+ Self-motivated/self-starter with ability to multi-task and work effectively with minimal supervision.

+ Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of computer programs


Due to the nature of work assignment, the Environmental Health and Safety Manager must be able to perform detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks, with frequent interruptions and under time constraints. On a daily basis, the position responsibilities may require the ability to stoop; to reach; to stand, to walk the site for extended periods of time; to push and/or pull objects weighing up to 30 pounds; to lift and carry objects weighing up to 15 pounds; to sit/stand at a computer workstation for extended periods of time; to use finger dexterity to operate a computer and other office equipment and hand strength to grasp objects; to perceive the attributes of objects by touch; to hear and verbally exchange ideas and information with colleagues and others on the phone and in the office; to see clearly from less than one foot to arm's length with a good field of vision. On a frequent basis, essential duties of the position may require the ability to climb stairs, to kneel and/or crouch to retrieve items.


+ Day shift with occasional after hours or weekend response required.

+ Periodic travel may be required in support of Global Workplace Solutions business needs

+ Respond to the site in support of business continuity, emergency response and off-shift schedules as necessary

+ Entry and work in laboratory spaces, vivarium spaces, mechanical/electrical rooms and utilities areas, services areas such as maintenance shops, shipping and receiving, service corridors with adherence to personal protective equipment practices and procedures.


+ Reports to GWS Region 3 Area RMS Lead

+ Interacts with Colleague Wellness personnel and other members of the site Global Workplace Solutions (Compliance, Maintenance, Operations, Business Planning and Facility Solutions) team

+ Interacts with site senior leadership.

+ Interacts regularly with scientific lines and vendors supporting those lines.

+ Interacts with Pfizer Global EHS and various Pfizer Networks.

+ Interacts periodically with Pfizer Legal Groups including Global EHS Legal.

+ Liaises with regulatory compliance organizations and hosts regulatory inspectors.

+ Interacts with EHS colleagues from other sites.

+ Last Date to Apply for Job: 3/12/2021

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

**Sunshine Act**

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

**EEO & Employment Eligibility**

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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Posted: 2021-02-22 Expires: 2021-03-29
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