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Senior Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

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Primary Location: Valencia, California, United States Full time R1315328

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Job Overview
In accordance with Q Squared Solutions transnational corporate safety and security program, the Senior Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day management/implementation of site EHS policies and programs to ensure a safe, healthy, and environmentally responsible workplace at the local level. This position is responsible for overseeing specific EHS programs across a country or local sites to assure compliance with Q Squared Solutions corporate/global EHS programs and policies as well as applicable county, state/provincial and related EHS regulations. The Sr. Specialist will also champion regional projects as assigned to achieve site or Corporate goals and objectives.

• Assess site EHS programs for prioritized risks in line with business unit/global business objectives
• Ensure corrective actions are implemented at each of the sites and documented in response to corporate, sponsor and site audits and reviews
• Maintain site compliance calendar, ensure all recurring compliance actions are assigned and verify timely completion
• Ensure corrective actions are implemented and documented in response to corporate, sponsor and site audits and reviews
• Carry out programs of monitoring visits to all designated sites to evaluate the effectiveness of company policies and standards and take suitable action where necessary
• Produce, implement, monitor, update and actively promote EH&S policies/procedures and safe systems of work throughout the region
• Identify training needs and ensure the delivery of appropriate training to management, staff and site EH&S Representatives to ensure compliance with applicable legislation
• Assist with the production, design, and implementation of EHS risk management
• Manage the measurement and control of EHS performance throughout the country or local sites
• Act as EHS representative with applicable local/state/provincial agency on issues related to EHS at the sites within the country or local sites
• Maintain a current knowledge to ensure the sites within the region are compliant with applicable EHS regulations and best practices related to EHS
• Work with site management to ensure appropriate corrective actions are taken on health, safety and environmental hazards or potential hazards
• Assist investigation teams after recordable incidents to conduct RCAs and develop CAPAs. Ensure the following actions are completed
• Ensure sites regulatory compliance and reporting with corresponding agencies
• Assist in ensuring compliance to SOPs in Q Squared Solutions EHS Management System or their more stringent regional equivalents
• Assist in the implementation of EHS resources (i.e EHS Committee, training, etc.) to multiple locations across the country
• Perform duties of site EHS representative or support and coach delegated site EHS representative to assist them in their EHS duties
• Oversee applicable Corporate Sustainability goals and implementation

• Bachelor's Degree Technical or safety related field required
• 3-5 years' relevant experience.
• Working regulatory knowledge and experience  interfacing with regulatory agencies.

• Thorough knowledge of EHS legislation within the country or local sites.
• Good knowledge of the relevant local EHS regulations, international EHS management systems (e.g. ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001)  and how they apply to sites and functions within region.
• Good knowledge of corporate standards and policies.
• Equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Exceptional organization and analytical skills.
• Strong organization and analytical skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills that enable effective interaction/communication with management at many levels.
• Effective leadership abilities.
• Comfortable presenting and training in large and small groups (training/presentation, communication with site management).
• Excellent influencing skills.
• Good technical writing skills.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.
•  Certified Safety Professional and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (or equivalent certification in country or jurisdiction) or eligible for certification.

IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. We believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. Learn more at

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, IQVIA’s ability to operate and provide certain services to customers and partners necessitates IQVIA and its employees meet specific requirements regarding vaccination status.

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