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Senior Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Location: Bothell
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Working with Us
Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren't words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You'll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.
Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives. Read more: .
The primary focus of this role is to support Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) as the Senior Specialist, Environmental, for the Bothell facility within the Department of Environmental, Occupational Health, Safety and Sustainability (EOHSS). As the Senior Specialist you will play an active role in supporting the company's environmental, and sustainability (EOHSS) efforts within the Bothell facility to drive long-term company and stakeholder value. The individual in this role will be responsible for managing the site environmental programs in accordance with company and regulatory requirements. This position plays a key role in aligning corporate and local policies and procedures and will foster a proactive and integrated EOHSS culture that promotes a positive, proactive approach throughout all operations.

  • Identify, manage and assess risks pertaining to air, water, and soil.

  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local environmental and sustainability laws, regulations, codes, rules, and consensus guides.

  • Develop and implement new environmental programs, policies, and procedures and update and improve existing ones.

  • Continually monitor federal, state and local regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Prepare and maintain environmental reports, records, monitoring data and plans as required by regulation or company requirements.

  • Conduct hazard assessments and risk assessments for processes and equipment as needed.

  • Conduct incident investigations and ensure CAPA actions are tracked to completion.

  • Point of contact for environmental regulatory agencies and lead agency inspections or audits.

  • Manage a wide range of communications and preparation / distribution of EOHSS communications.

  • Develop, create, and manage site platforms, databases, and SharePoint for documentation of procedures, forms, SOPs, investigations, reporting, inspections, action items, communications, and other management system platforms and their outcomes in line with quality and EOHSS requirements.

  • Develop, create, and maintain, and distribute EOHSS reports, and records as assigned.

  • Create and maintain a systemic process to ensure workflow timelines for EOHSS events and action plans are adhered to including mechanisms for EOHSS performance and trend reports.

  • Manage the environmental training process for the site, including development of new and revised training, accurately assigning training based on guidelines, and supporting training records requests.

  • Participate in and show leadership in an EOHSS culture at the site that partners with operational teams to ensure all are accountable for EOHSS culture and performance, modeling what good looks like.

  • Proactively collaborates at site and above-site levels.

  • Participates in EOHSS operational and tier discussions, EOHSS committees and teams; and EOHSS self-assessments, inspections, GEMBAs, and audits.

  • Challenges the status quo and brings new approaches to continually improve the effectiveness of workflows and processes and learn and apply new concepts.

  • Review and ensure accurate and complete resolution of issues as they arise and escalates concerns, resource constraints, or needs with urgency to appropriate leaders in the organization.


    • Bachelor degree in either an environmental discipline, chemistry or the biological sciences.

    • Minimum 3 years of environmental experience in a manufacturing facility, including but not limited to, hazardous waste, biologic waste, wastewater, stormwater, SPCC, DOT hazardous material shipping, air and sustainability.

    • Proficient with Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point).

    • Experience with learning systems database (e.g., Enablon, Success Factors, ComplianceWire, etc.) preferred.

    • Previous experience developing program and plans related to federal and state environmental and transportation regulations.

    • Ability to take initiative and adapt to frequently changing priorities simultaneously and think creatively, critically, and strategically to solve problems in a complex environment with urgency, agility, and calm.

    • Prioritizes work and thinks independently, analyzes, and solves complex problems with excellent judgment, quality, and detail in an urgent manner.

    • Demonstrated continuous improvement mindset that takes a proactive, solution-oriented approach to identifying issues and developing innovative and effective solutions to improve operations.

    • Strong decision-making capability to guide assigned projects to successful conclusions.

    • Experience handling confidential information and sensitive issues in a diplomatic manner to ensure integrity and confidentiality.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    • Strong interpersonal skills with a proclivity for partnership and collaboration with peers with all levels of management and cross-functional teams at site and above site teams.

      The starting compensation for this job is a range from $78,000 - $105,000, plus incentive cash and stock opportunities (based on eligibility).
      The starting pay rate takes into account characteristics of the job, such as required skills and the where the job is performed.
      Final individual compensation will be decided based on demonstrated experience.
      For more on benefits, please visit our Working With Us ( (
      Eligibility for specific benefits listed on our BMS Careers site may vary based on the job and location.
      If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn't perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.
      Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
      With a single vision as inspiring as "Transforming patients' lives through science--- ", every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.
      On-site Protocol
      Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.
      BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to . Visit ( eeo-accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.
      BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.
      BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.
      Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.
      Company: Bristol Myers Squibb
      Req Number: R1564495
      Updated: 2023-05-23 02:40:39.285 UTC
      Location: Bothell,Washington
      Bristol Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, gender expression, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Seattle , Senior Environmental Health & Safety Specialist, Healthcare , Bothell, Washington

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