Health and Safety Engineer

About Pharming
Pharming is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company, developing innovative products for the treatment of rare diseases and unmet medical needs. Headquartered in the Netherlands the company also has locations in France and the US and is listed both in Amsterdam and the US on the NASDAQ stock exchange. 
Our growing team of 300 is ready for further scientific, technological, and new product development, as well as global commercial rollouts.

Our Culture
We are an open organization with ambitious and passionate people who are committed to the company, the colleagues, and the patients we serve. A good base of self-awareness, leadership, respect and teamwork, is a platform to support high performance and a pleasant workspace.

Together to get ther(e)!

“We hire for attitude and train for skills” is our simple mantra, but one that has a profound impact on how we select new employees.

 About the role:
As a Health and Safety Engineer you design, implement and establish the Health, Safety and Environment processes at all Pharming production sites to ensure compliancy with health and safety laws and regulations. He/she is the HSE subject matter expert and advises managers and employees regarding HSE compliancy in a GMP environment.

 In this role there is a large interface with Quality Control, Production, R&D.

  • Design, implement and establish health, safety and Environment processes in the production organization in collaboration with operations
  • Performing internal safety audits and inspections identifying potential risks to employees and business to ensure continued compliance to legislature.
  • Communicate findings to the relevant stakeholders involved and track the required finding close-out to remove the risk.
  • Create, develop, implement, train and standardize the required HSE documentation, supporting employee/site safety and security.
  • Maintain the documentation system to adapt to changing legislation in the field
  • As health, safety and Environment subject matter expert advise and work together in Operational projects

What you’ll need to succeed

  • HBO bachelor within the required discipline of HSE
  • Applicable HSE knowledge relating to site, building, plant room, storage and personnel safety and regulation.
  • Excellent verbal and technical writing skills in English and Dutch.
  • Knowledge of cGMP practice and regulatory guidelines (EMA, FDA, ICH)
  • 5 Years HSE experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry is a plus.

What you’ll get in return
We offer you a permanent position (starting with a one-year contract), with an excellent remuneration scheme, including:

  • A highly competitive salary
  • 33% holiday allowance
  • A minimum of 30 vacation days
  • An excellent pension plan
  • Commuting allowance

You will also join our Learning & Development program, which can offer a tailer made development plan, based on your personal and professional needs. Learning opportunities are everywhere, in all forms imaginable and we want to create learning memories for all “Pharmers”.

Also important! We truly value a healthy live-work balance with a lot of flexibility.

And when you are at our Leiden Headquarters, you have the opportunity to have a fabulous lunch in our subsidized staff restaurant.

Apply for the job
Does this sound like you and do you want to join our team as our new HSE Engineer ? Then we’d love to hear about you!

Do you have questions?
For questions please contact Anita Kok, Talent Acquisition Officer by email:
Do you want to apply?

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