Location:  Cork, Ireland Category: Facilities


Manager/SR. Manager, Global EHS&S


BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin’s Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin’s cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.


The role will act as the global support for ensuring Environmental, Health Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S) program development, oversight and compliance across BioMarin’s European, Middle East and Africa (EUMEA) commercial operations offices. Position will work with satellite office Points of Contact (POC) to help ensure compliance of programs with all applicable local, state and federal safety regulations, including documentation, reporting, permits, training, and procedure development, and will take appropriate actions to minimize EHS&S related risk to employees and facilities. 


  • Serve as the EUMEA contact for Global CommOps sites for support on EHS&S issues and questions.
  • Report to and communicate regularly with the Global EHS&S Lead in San Rafael on plans and progress.
  • Develop and implement deliverables that are aligned with broader organization and create awareness of this direction with affected members/business functions.
  • Monitor global commercial office site compliance with all applicable local, state and federal environmental and safety regulations, including documentation, reporting, permits, training, and procedure development.
  • Conduct regular assessments of safety procedures, industrial safety practices, international codes, related equipment, training program effectiveness, and other EHS&S related items across the EUMEA commercial offices and operations.
  • Drive significant change and improvement through proactive process improvements and site support across global commercial offices and operations.
  • Influence relevant site management, customers and stakeholders, as appropriate, to drive safety culture improvements across EUMEA commercial offices and operations.
  • Assist Global EHS&S Lead with regional-level site safety committees/meetings, including ownership of Incident Management program across global commercial offices and operations.
  • Review new or proposed changes to EUMEA site facilities, equipment, materials or operations to determine all necessary EHS&S requirements are addressed in a thorough and rigorous manner.
  • Conduct Risk Assessments using process hazard evaluation techniques such as What If, HAZOP, FMEA etc. to support EHS&S and client deliverables
  • Assist with incident investigations and/or root cause analysis to support injury prevention program.
  • Perform audits at EUMEA and other regions.  Recommend and ensure corrective action for hazardous situations in compliance with Country-specific Health & Safety, Hazmat Transportation, and environmental regulations, for each global commercial office.
  • Conduct or coordinate training for compliance for health and safety programs including hazard communications, Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, safe working practices, and PPE to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Review new equipment, materials, and processes to assure employee safety.
  • Recommend improvements in policies, procedures and equipment to prevent accidents and injuries.
  • Plan and coordinate industrial hygiene testing (air sampling, noise level testing, etc.) to ensure compliance with OSHA regulations or equivalent international organizations for each global commercial office.  Work with EUMEA POCs regarding contracted services of Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene support.
  • Appropriately consult and respond to onsite inspections and inquiries from federal, state and local agencies for each global commercial office.
  • Provide advice to EUMEA POCs regarding evaluation of workstations and support an Ergonomic program to continuously improve employee working conditions.
  • Provide recommendations and backup of health and wellness programs including Workers Compensation, Medical, and Drug and Alcohol Testing.
  • Provide regulatory compliance assistance for Environmental programs and permits.
  • Collaborate/coordinate responses to governmental proposals affecting our global commercial operations and sites.
  • Requires regular attendance to perform essential elements as contained herein between the assigned start and end times for work.
  • Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.
  • Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department, other internal departments of the Corporation and the community.
  • Maintains the professional competence, knowledge and skill necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities.
  • Conducts other duties as assigned. 


  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant science, engineering, or safety-related field minimum requirement.
  • Environmental, Industrial Hygiene, Safety, and/or auditing related credentials and/or professional certifications strongly preferred (IOSH, VDU/DSE, Manual Handling Assessor, etc.).


Minimum Experience:

  • Required minimum EHS experience within an operating industrial setting is dependent upon previously attained education level:
    • Minimum of 5 years prior EHS experience with undergraduate degree.
    • Minimum of 3 years prior EHS experience with Advanced degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years working with European Union and country specific EHS regulations.


Additional Preferred Experience:

  • US/Global/international EHS&S consulting experience preferred
  • US/Global/international EHS&S related auditing experience preferred
  • US/Global/international EHS&S experience within an operating biopharmaceutical company highly preferred
  • Prior experience with EHS-MIS software systems preferred.
  • Technical background in areas such as construction, mechanical or electrical, and life safety systems preferred.


  • Frequent long durations in office and/or cubicle environment.
  • Frequent visits to global commercial operations offices
  • Occasional visits to manufacturing areas, laboratories, and utility areas.
  • Occasional long durations of walking, sitting, standing and kneeling.
  • Frequent listening, writing, and public speaking in small and large groups.


The Manager/Sr. Manager, EHS&S, Global Ops reports to the Associate Director, Global EHS&S.  The position will work directly and indirectly with other EHS&S teams supporting global, regional and site operations.  The position will work directly and indirectly with HR, finance, IM, security and other corporate functions across the globe.


This position will eventually include supervisory responsibilities of regional level EHS&S staff, as needed, to support global growth of the company.  Initial responsibilities will be 0 direct reports, but could grow to 1 -2 direct reports within 5 years. 

Future EHS&S Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Identifies group goals and objectives
  • Identifies actions for strategic planning and implements actions
  • Supports identification of resource needs
  • Develops and manages junior staff

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.