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EHS Program Manager, Health and Safety, Devens, Massachusetts

CategoryEnvironmental Health and Safety
Job typeFull-Time
CountryUnited States

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision - transforming patients' lives through science.In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease - and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry - each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.


As a key member of the EHS staff, the EHS Program Manager will lead and manage a variety of EHS programs at the site. Position supports day-to-day operations of all functions and groups on site. The primary emphasis is on safety and health management.

  • Provides leadership, training and operational support to all levels of the organization and across all functional groups. Provides day-to-day program management and compliance with site, corporate and regulatory standards and requirements. Serves as an expert health, and safety resource the site, with knowledge of environmental regulations as well.
  • Participates in EHS risk assessment, self-assessment, audit and inspection processes.
  • Analyzes and prepares documentation, presentations, and reports for internal and external stakeholders. Initiates, leads and implements EHS improvement projects.
  • Manages EHS programs for the site. This includes execution of self-assessments to ensure compliance with global EHS and other requirements, and providing written guidance and support to the EHS team during daily execution of programs. Program included are lockout tagout, electrical safety, confined space, working at heights, powered industrial trucks, contractor safety and other high hazard safety programs. Manages EHS elements of occupational health programs, such as personal protective equipment, bloodborne pathogens, etc.
  • Maintains industrial hygiene programs.
  • Acts as site Biosafety officer, responsible for execution of risk assessments for all new materials brought to site. Owns the Biosafety program (develop, implement, and sustain), and includes chair of Biological safety committee, working closely with global and regulatory functions. Understands NIH guidelines regarding GLSP, BSL-1, BSL-1 Enhanced and BSL-2 Facilities
  • Provides safety, health, and environmental guidance to others. Facilitates and/or participates in various site committees and teams. Assist in monitoring the efforts of consultants, service providers and contractors participating in site activities with safety, health and environmental impacts.
  • Provides oversight and consistency for training program content and delivers effective EHS-related training.
  • Provides EHS guidance on facility projects to minimize or eliminate adverse impacts. Participates in technical transfer, change control, shutdown and pre-start up safety reviews, as required.
  • Assists people leaders in the performance of incident investigations and root cause analyses for EHS-related incidents. Conducts incident investigations and appropriate notifications, as required. Compiles, analyzes and interprets data, including data for incident management and reporting.
  • Participates in the site emergency response, including preparedness and business continuity programs.
  • May serve as a point of contact for regulatory and insurance inspections and project reviews.
  • Collaborates with leaders, driving accountability for safety across the site, ensuring a sustainable and enhanced safety culture.

  • BS with 7+ years related experience; safety, engineering or equivalent science degree. MS with 5+ years related experience; safety, engineering or equivalent science degree.
  • Certification in recognized EHS specialties or professional licensure a plus. Experience with Biosafety programs desired.
  • Has demonstrated sustained high level of performance in a position with strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Has subject matter expertise in relevant EHS regulations, principles, industrial hygiene and safety-related equipment and safeguards and ability to influence decision-making at all organizational levels. Has strong technical knowledge and solves practical environmental, worker health and safety problems.
  • Knowledge of OSHA and/or federal safety and health program requirements and process safety management is a plus.
  • Can identify complex EHS technical problems, analyze effectively and solve in consultation with supervisor.
  • Has demonstrated high degree of collaboration in leading and participating in teams, initiatives and projects, and has the ability to influence culture and business process changes.
  • Has investigation abilities and solves problems using some advanced environmental and safety engineering techniques.
  • Leads teams of experts from other functions to analyze and solve problems.
  • Works on multiple projects simultaneously and collaborates effectively.
  • Has EHS management systems development and certification experience (VPP, OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 or similar).
  • Maintains solid computer application skills.

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

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.
EmployerBristol-Myers Squibb

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