Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity


Shannon, Republic of Ireland

Enva is a leading provider of waste management and resource recovery solutions, operating in 33 facilities in the UK and Ireland, employing over 1600 people. We manage a broad range of hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials from industrial, commercial and municipal customers and create valuable products for re-use in manufacturing and conversion. We also provide a complete portfolio of water and waste-water services. Our dedication to developing new and innovative products and solutions and extending the lifecycle of the world's resources is driving our business forward, saving energy and saving resources.

Main purpose of role:

To coordinate the day to day management of environmental, health & safety (EHS) issues for the Shannon plant and site operations (on and off site). The role will involve all aspects of EHS and will act to support the Operations team in all aspects of EHS. The successful candidate will play a key role in the continued development of Enva’s expanding EHS management system in Shannon and across all Enva locations in Ireland.

This role requires a significant degree of initiative and management of one’s own time and workload. It will suit an individual whose job satisfaction is derived from their ability to work autonomously within a fast-paced environment. This role will report directly to the Health, Safety & Compliance Manager. 

General Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for day to day management of HSEQ management system and standards for Enva’s Shannon facility, to optimise its efficiency and effectiveness. 
  • Maintain and ensure compliance with the requirements of the Environmental Management System and Safety Management systems (e.g. ISO 14001, 45001, 50001).
  • Support the maintenance and development of appropriate applications/software to improve efficiency and performance of HSEQ management system. This will include improvements to existing systems/applications currently in place and the implementation/development of new systems/applications. Examples include document control, training, accident/incident investigation, auditing, asset management, checks and inspections, etc.
  • Assist in the identification and quantification of health & safety risk, helping to ensure effective implementation of appropriate control measures. 
  • Ensure adequate monitoring of safety risks throughout the operations e.g. chemicals, hazardous environments, ergonomics, mechanical, electrical and others as they arise.
  • Generate, review and update documents such as standard operating procedures, method statements for off-site work and risk assessments (both operational and chemical) with EHS requirements.
  • Source and maintain adequate stock of appropriate PPE for staff operating on and off-site.
  • Update and maintain asset manager database for equipment for the site and ensure that all plant and equipment is compliant with statutory requirements. 
  • Liaise and communicate with regulatory authorities (EPA, HSA etc.) as required.
  • Co-ordinate all regulatory correspondence and licence reporting/ requirements.
  • Ensure that communication is maintained to management & staff of key EHS related issues, this includes taking a lead role in weekly and monthly site EHS meetings and forums where the health, safety and environmental performance of the company and division are discussed. 
  • Monitor and report on relevant performance data relating to EHS including Key Performance Indicators, ensuring data accuracy within systems; Develop and communicate appropriate reports to drive continuous improvement culture.
  • Ensure effective control of contractors while on site.
  • Produce reports for management on a regular basis to summarise EHS performance and identify key areas of weakness.
  • Develop and Deliver information and training to staff in core safety subjects. 
  • Maintain records and systems which form part of the integrated management systems, regulatory licences/permits or other compliance schemes relevant to the business. 
  • Support the appropriate investigation of accidents incidents, and near misses ensuring the identification of root causes and implementation of appropriate corrective/preventative actions, communicating as appropriate the learning identified. 
  • Promote a strong safety culture among staff through development of safety initiatives and regular communication forums.
  • Maintain, monitor and ensure progress on internal audits required to be carried out. Ensure that findings of internal audits are communicated to relevant departments and any issues are corrected as appropriate. 


  • To act courteously and communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, Enva personnel and other personnel encountered within your role
  • To act across multiple Enva Facilities and maintain regular communications with site operational management as required
  • To foster and develop good customer and public relations at all times and to portray a professional image of the company
  • To report for work in a timely manner and to conduct work as scheduled
  • To remain flexible at all times within reason to support operations team achieving site targets
  • To work within the instructions and procedures of the Company’s systems as directed by your Manager or other management as appropriate
  • To conduct all duties in a constructive and productive manner aligned to the interests of the company and management 
  • To act diligently and professionally in the interests of the Company
  • To demonstrate a willingness to promote the positive development of the business to all stakeholders of the business including customers but also extending to staff, contractors, EPA, HSA etc.
  • To demonstrate the company values at all times, i.e. Flexibility, Action, Customer Driven and Trust

Qualifications/ Skills/ Experience Required:

  • Third level qualification in health & safety / environmental 
  • Relevant hands on experience or good knowledge of EHS management systems is essential
  • Ability to work on own initiative and be innovative 
  • Strong report / procedure writing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential 
  • An energetic, progressive, can do attitude with proven capabilities
  • Excellent organisational skills and an ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities 
  • Ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations, e.g. Training.
  • High level of IT literacy; Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, E-mail etc.
  • Full driver’s licence and willingness to routinely travel nationally

To apply, please complete our online Application Form, link here: EHS Officer

This job description is not exhaustive and may be modified as appropriate to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the business.

No agencies please