EHSS Specialist I

Corporate Functions Bothell, United States


Position at Seagen

Seagen is a global, multi-product biotechnology company dedicated to developing and commercializing transformative cancer medicines. As the industry leader in antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technology, we pioneered a new generation in the science of harnessing antibodies to deliver cell-killing agents directly to cancer cells. Seagen’s dedication to improving the lives of cancer patients goes beyond science, and we believe that every employee has a role in contributing to this mission. By working together with a shared dedication and diverse perspectives, we are able to reach our full potential and make a real difference in the world. Seagen is a fast-growing company and has an abundance of opportunities available for you to grow your career. Put your passion to work at Seagen and join us! 


This role reports into the AD, EHSS Operations and supported by the overall EHSS team, and works cross-functionally with the Canyon Park labs, North Creek, Everett, and Seattle locations. The EHSS specialist 1 is responsible for development, implementation, and management of 3 – 4 EHSS programs. The role will support site EHSS managers with moderate supervision in implementing EHSS program including Seagen Framework, standards implementation, SOP development, risk assessment, site competence/capabilities, high severity risk control (duty holder), site governance, EHSS management of change, and ensures compliance to company/legal requirements. The role will also support in the day-to-day aspects of the EHSS Management System, advising leadership, develop and promote strong EHSS culture, and ensure strong EHSS engagement. The Specialist will be responsible for partnering with internal customers from various departments and external clients and vendors as needed. 

Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy, and accuracy. Applies job skills and company's policies and procedures to complete a wide range of tasks. 


  • Researches, interprets, and keeps up to date with regulatory requirements, consensus standards, best management practice and Seagen standards and policies 
  • Develops, administers, and implements 3-4 environmental, health, and safety programs (a subset of EHS department’s responsibilities) of low to moderate complexity in accordance with regulatory and company requirements under supervision. Responsible for management of changes in programs, procedures in their respective program areas. Develops training materials and provides training to internal and external customers as needed in their area of responsibility 
  • Responsible for performing job hazard assessments, recommends the appropriate hazard controls and implementation 
  • Drafts and revises standard operating procedures in collaboration with internal customers to ensure safety and health of personnel and the effectiveness of services provided 
  • Assesses compliance with Seagen policy, local, state, and federal regulations in their respective programs through audits and makes improvements to programs and procedures 
  • Represents the EHSS with internal stakeholders at all functional levels of the organization 
  • Assists in preparing reports for Seagen and regulatory agencies under supervision 
  • Participates in meetings, conferences, committees as directed EHSS managers to facilitate efficient EHSS operations 
  • Takes ownership of content for their respective programs on EHSS webpage, newsletter, and bulletin boards 
  • Conducts routine and follow-up inspections of their respective building and of labs/office areas/manufacturing areas, utility yards etc. as assigned 
  • Responds to emergency situations as a part of emergency response team involving hazardous materials, fire and smoke incidents and other hazards. Prepares reports of findings and submits recommendations 
  • Performs incident investigation in coordination with appropriate stakeholders, develops corrective actions, ensures implementation of the corrective actions in their respective building, or as assigned 
  • Participate in technical reviews pertaining to their respective programs 
  • Performs job duties as assigned by EHSS managers 


  • 2+ years of experience in EHSS field preferably in a biotechnology or Pharma R&D/laboratory environment 
  • Understanding of Chemical and Biological laboratory operations 
  • Familiar with relevant regulations, consensus standards, best management practices 
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise, and accurate investigation reports under supervision 
  • Ability to lead without authority and build an engaged workforce 
  • Ability to Work on problems of low to moderate complexity where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors 
  • Ability to exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, concepts, and techniques 
  • Ability to build productive internal working relationships. Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects 
  • Ability to work under moderate supervision of senior members of the EHSS department 


  • Bachelor's degree in safety, environmental or related field from four-year College or university 
  • Master’s degree and certifications such as ASP or other applicable professional certifications are desirable 


As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seagen is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seagen, please visit  

Seagen is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.  

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, Seagen requires that all newly-hired employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before commencing employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and other requirements of applicable federal, state, and local law.