Senior Principal Environment, Health And Safety Program Manager

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. South San Francisco , CA 94080

Posted 2 months ago

Provides support in maintaining the facilities' environmental, industrial, health and safety programs. Monitors environmental compliance and industrial health and safety programs (chemical safety, ergonomics, illness and injury prevention). Maintains safety equipment inventory, performs periodic safety inspections, monitors hazardous waste removal vendors, and may assist in consolidating hazardous wastes (chemical, medical and radioactive). Recommends corrective action where environmental health and safety hazards exist. May conduct compliance training and inspection of lab and plant environments to ensure compliance with global occupational safety and health standards. Monitors environmental compliance and industrial health compliance.


Global Engineering executes major CAPEX projects in the Pharma Division with focus mainly on Pharma Technical Operations (PT). This position is responsible to lead the design, implementation, compliance, and continuous improvement of Roche's Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) program within the North American Project Delivery group (PTAA). This position will ensure that SHE requirements, including all applicable local, state, and federal regulatory requirements, are being appropriately incorporated into planning, design, construction and execution of Capital Projects.

The Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Engineer reports to the Resource Manager within the region.

Key Responsibilities:

The Principal SHE Engineer will be the PTAA industry expert in the area of environmental, health, safety and compliance for Capex projects' design and construction phases, acting as a subject matter expert and advising consultant in these areas.

The Principal SHE Engineer's focus areas, responsibilities and tasks span PTAA's full portfolio of Capex projects (ranging in size from $5M to $500M) and are grouped into two main focus areas (Capex SHE Design and Project Construction Safety), as generally described below:

Capex Projects SHE Design Lead functions:

  • Ensure the effective implementation of EHS requirements and elements (Genentech/Roche internal requirements and applicable federal, state and local environmental, health and safety regulations).

Capex Project Construction Safety compliance functions:

  • Act as PTAA's SHE Lead to ensure compliance and conformance with applicable Roche Directives, federal, state and local regulations, and site SHE construction safety programs.


This position will ensure compliance with EH&S design standards as well as with construction field safety requirements during Capital projects' design, execution and handover, for PTAA's full portfolio of Capex projects.

Typical duties include:

  • Extensive pro-active and cross-function collaboration with organizations across Genentech/Roche network to develop and implement strategies and procedures to manage EHS compliance risks and protect our Right to Operate

  • Support internal and external EHS audits, including hosting regulatory agency inspections, as required

  • Act as certified reviewer for discipline reviews for PTAA CAPEX Projects, providing technical input and technical coordination in the areas of design safety including design guidance on EPA, Cal-OSHA, safety related codes, applicable Roche directives, federal, state and local regulations, and Genentech/Roche EH&S programs

  • Lead the development to establish Capex project safety methodology and management addressing construction project field safety

  • Collaborate and share knowledge with the Genentech and Roche SHE communities on requirements, practices, and methodologies to ensure compliance and safe behaviors in project planning, design, and project execution

required educations / experiences / competencies

Education / Experience

  • BS/MS in relevant engineering field (Mechanical, Chemical, or Environmental) or scientific field

  • Minimum of 12-15 years relevant work experience in environment, health and safety, with an emphasis in construction safety

  • Experience in the biomedical, biopharmaceutical, or medical device fields is strongly preferred

  • Certification in one or more of the following areas is strongly preferred: Certified Safety Professional, Construction Health & Safety Technician, Certified Environmental Auditor, Certified Environmental Professional, or Professional Engineer

  • Robust familiarity and experience with relevant Federal, State and local regulatory requirements including, but not limited to, CA building and fire code, NFPA, ANSI standards, EPA and OSHA regulations

  • Experience providing guidance and managing work activities of others

  • Proven track record of developing practical solutions for a variety of complex problems and initiatives

  • Deep experience in Capital project design and project execution, including field construction

  • Pharmaceutical GMP project mechanical design experience, experience in project management and/or experience working in a campus environment preferred

  • Global experience preferred; can adapt to and effectively manage across various cultural environments and organizational levels, including executive management

  • Significant travel including weekly commuting or travel to temporary remote assignments

  • Potential - International project assignment of 1 to 3 years as required to meet business needs

Knowledge / Skills / Competencies

  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal collaboration, teambuilding, conflict resolution and influencing skills

  • Exceptional verbal, written communication and presentation skills, including the ability to prepare clear and concise technical memos and communicate effectively, with stakeholders, executive-level management, and government regulatory agencies

  • Self-starter, able to work independently and achieve results with minimal direction

  • Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments

  • Strong business and technical acumen, strategic agility and global perspective

  • Proficient knowledge of English (written & spoken) a must, other additional languages a plus

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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