EHS Engineer

St.-Prex, Switzerland

Posted: 28-Mar-2018

Ref#: FER-0056


Headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets. The company identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology and orthopaedics. Ferring has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its products in 110 countries. To learn more about Ferring or its products please visit www.ferring.com.


In our Headquarter in St.-Prex/Lausanne (Switzerland), we are looking a:

Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Engineer



Main Responsibilities

Ferring Local Site related EHS activties:
  • Promote a Site Safety, Health and Environment policy, in line with Ferring vision and policy
  • Participate to risk analysis on EHS significant aspects
  • Actively promote safety, occupational health and welfare-minded behavior by raising employee awareness
  • Participate and promote activities / projects to reduce environmental footprint
  • Develop and deliver local EHS and Security awareness training
  • Participate to internal security audits and EHS reviews for new product or process, facility modification, product manufacturing modifications and new equipment/machinery installations
  • Participate in maintaining and improve the Emergency Response Plan and Business Continuity Plan
  • Follow monitoring employee exposure to chemical and other toxic substances and physical hazards
  • Manage and provide advice on protective security measures required
  • Participate to internal and external investigations related to injuries, incidents and near misses, perform root cause analysis
  • Follow and publish Key Performance Indicators
  • Participate in maintaining EHS Management system (ISO 14001, OSHA 18001 and ISO 45001)
  • Participate in  the organisation of fire business activities (exercises, internal and external training, PPE)
  • Participate in ergonomic assessments and risk analysis
  • Participate in training organizations, safety drills, etc...

Ferring Global related SHE activities:
  • Report, follow and close EHS event in the tracking system
  • Participate to quarterly EHS report, verify data, issue report on time
  • Communicate Ferring EHS policy and CSOP in the local organization
  • Promote the use of global systems and tools in the local organization
  • Support and participate in global EHS projects
  • Participate in EHS workshops and other meetings
  • Ensure a regular awareness to safety aspects. Actively work to close assigned safety actions


Required Experience & Competences
  • Degree level in a technical field (process, chemistry, mechanical, etc.)
  • "Safety Engineer" diploma or min. "Chargé de Sécurité", recognized by CFST.
  • Minimum 1-2 years work experience in a similar position. Experience with environmental and safety activities in GMP or manufacturing environment
  • Experience in direct EHS work, complying with regulatory requirements
  • Training in core EHS disciplines
  • Fundamental understanding of drug manufacturing and technical terms
  • Strong leadership and influence management skills
  • Ability to take decisions and work independently
  • Ability for problems solving
  • Good management of priorities
  • Project management skills
  • Good negotiation. listening and communication skills
  • Languages: French and excellent command of English

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