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EHS Engineer IV



Westport, CT, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas – immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care – and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on X, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

Do your best work at AbbVie — as part of a brilliant, curious team

Welcome to AbbVie!
AbbVie employees work every single day to discover and address many of the world's most pressing health challenges. Our work helps people live better lives. When you have patients depending on your solutions, you look for the best people and, when we find them, we make it our business to treat them well.

We are currently sourcing an experienced EHS Engineer with a safety focus to join our growing team in AbbVie, Westport. Reporting to the Assoc. Director, Environmental Health and Safety, you will manage the day to day safety programs onsite and ensuring that the specific Site and EHS&E Projects are delivered in accordance with Site EHS Systems, Standards and all of the relevant Legislative and Corporate requirements.

Does this sound like the right role for you? If so, read on...

In this role you will:

  • Create a strong “Zero Believe It, Achieve It. I Will” incident and injury-free safety culture
  • Engage and empower managers and employees to highlight and implement continuous safety improvements
  • Ensuring effective risk identification and mitigation, compliance with EHS requirements, and achievement of EHS KPIs.
  • Working as part of a cross-functional team in the assigned Business Unit, provide support to the management team and employees to achieve safety and environmental goals & objectives in line with the overall campus goals and objectives.
  • Implement a range of EHS programs in conjunction with the EHS Team – e.g. EHS Auditing; Risk Assesssment; Permit to Work; EHS Promotional Activities; Accident/Incident Investigation; EHS Training.
  • Lead a number of EHS programs campus-wide – e.g. Ergonomics, Behavioural Safety, Chemical Safety.
  • This role offers autonomy and ownership for assigned projects/areas/programs, whilst having the support of an experienced EHS Team.


Still interested, for this role, you need:

  • 3rd level degree in Engineering, Science, Health & Safety, Environmental Science or similar (if primary degree is in Engineering/Science, then additional EHS focused qualification is preferred)
  • Minimum 5 years EHS experience in pharmaceutical / medical device industry
  • Proven track record of leading projects and/or people
  • Self-motivated individual with excellent interpersonal, communication, organisation and decision-making skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously whilst maintaining close attention to detail

So, are you ready now to be part of this diverse EHS team?

It’s important to remember, AbbVie is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop innovative solutions for patients and being part of an inclusive work environment.

Additional Information

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.