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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Social Circle, Georgia
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Environmental Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Industry Segments:
Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) - Environmental Lead

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmic.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

Job Requirements: 

  • Leads development and implementation of Environmental (air, land, water, and waste) programs at the Covington site.
  • Provides technical assessments, conducts training, prepares regulatory reports, coaches and advises employees on all aspects of environmental compliance/risk, and sustainable practices.
  • Responsible for the Industrial Wastewater Compliance Program, Air Compliance Program, Sustainability Program, and Waste Management Program.
  • Creates, reviews, and updates programs/procedures for all assigned environmental programs.
  • Ensures detailed incident investigations, CAPAs, management of change documentation and field support for assigned programs.
  • Conducts and participates in audits of assigned environmental programs, resolving and escalating issues promptly to senior management.
  • Support EHS management inspections and committee meetings.
  • Responsible for maintaining all documentation related to environmental programs and supporting internal and external audits.
  • Provides non-routine problem solving to Engineering, Manufacturing, Research and Development groups through participation in committees.
  • Implements the environmental management system as assigned and inputs environmental metrics into the software management program.
  • Provides specialized training required by local and federal regulations to employees.
  • Stays current on all regulatory changes with their assigned programs.
  • Provides assistance with pollution prevention and waste minimization activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Shire recognizes the importance of being able to provide our employees and their families with quality benefits as a part of their overall total rewards package. Therefore, Shire has developed a comprehensive benefits package that delivers quality and value while satisfying the needs of our workforce.

Shire provides a range of benefit programs that may vary by country and location, but generally include:

  • Retirement
  • Risk Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Programs

Benefits for US employees include:

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Employer provided Life and AD&D insurance
  • Supplemental employee and dependent Life and AD&D insurance Employer provided disability benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Employee assistance program
  • Educational assistance
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • 401(k)
  • Adoption assistance
  • Healthy Lifestyle reimbursement


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