Senior Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

STEMCELL Technologies

STEMCELL Technologies

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

Job Description Summary

Are you an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) professional ready to take your career to the next level? Come and work at STEMCELL Technologies, the largest biotech company in Canada!

In this position, you will be the Environmental, Health and Safety representative for construction/ renovation projects in the Lower Mainland and also provide support to colleagues for global projects (as needed). In addition, you would oversee the contractor safety/ orientation process for these projects. You will also help to put in place the security program at STEMCELL Technologies, and assist to set a standard for a global security program for the company.

If this resonates with your experience and interests, let’s chat!

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Key point of contact for internal and external stakeholders in training, interpretation, and application of internal and regional health and safety regulations

  • Write EHS policies, standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and work instructions to meet EHS legislative requirements, and ensure EHS documentation is completed to support company due diligence in ensuring the safety of employees

  • Support and provide guidance on safety inspections, and assist in the investigation of hazard and incident reports to provide recommendations to address safety concerns

  • Develop and deliver health and safety training for employees as required and collaborate with the EHS team to monitor safety compliance and identify safety issues

  • Work independently with limited supervision and collaborate with others on key initiatives/ projects

Knowledge & Qualifications:

  • Occupational Health & Safety diploma/degree and/or a degree in a relevant field (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Industrial Hygiene, etc.) with 6- 7 years of relevant work experience

  • Effectively manage and lead EHS projects and initiatives

  • Strong communication and problem solving skills

  • Exposure to renovation construction projects is a plus

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STEMCELL Technologies is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore. Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training. We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree. STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative, and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and meaningful career development opportunities.

STEMCELL is well recognized for exceptional leadership and business practices. We are one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and operate an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system to measure and reduce our environmental impact.

As an equal opportunity employer, STEMCELL is dedicated to ensuring that every employee feels safe, valued, and respected for who they are. We know that scientific progress and innovation occur when diverse, creative minds come together and we are committed to nurturing a culture of inclusivity and belonging. STEMCELL enforces a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.

NOTE: STEMCELL’s vaccination policy requires that all candidates for this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters), as currently recommended or required by local health authorities and public health orders, unless an exemption from this policy is approved through our accommodation request process.

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