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Principal EHSS Engineer at United Therapeutics Corporation

Principal EHSS Engineer

United Therapeutics Corporation Takoma Park, MD (Onsite) Full-Time
The job details are as follows:

What We Do

We build on the strength of our research and development expertise and a distinctive, entrepreneurial culture that encourages diversity, innovation, creativity, sustainability, and, simply, fun. Since inception, our mission has been to find a cure for pulmonary arterial hypertension and other life-threatening diseases. Toward this goal we have successfully gained FDA approval for five medicines, we are always conducting new clinical trials, and we are working to create an unlimited supply of manufactured organs for transplantation.

We are the first publicly-traded biotech or pharmaceutical company to take the form of a public benefit corporation (PBC). Our public benefit purpose is to provide a brighter future for patients through (a) the development of novel pharmaceutical therapies; and (b) technologies that expand the availability of transplantable organs. At the same time, we seek to provide our shareholders with superior financial performance and our communities with earth-sensitive energy utilization.

We currently have five approved products on the market and a long-term mission of providing an unlimited supply of transplantable organs for those who need them.

Our company was founded by an entrepreneur whose daughter was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition. She sought to find treatment options and a cure for her daughter and patients like her. We are founder-led, and relentless in our pursuit of "medicines for life". We continue to research and develop treatments for cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, and other orphan diseases.

How you'll contribute

The Principal Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) Engineer is responsible for designing, implementing, maintaining, and monitoring the compliance and workplace environmental, health, safety, and sustainability objectives with the aim of preventing work-related injury and illness, providing safe and healthy workplaces, stewarding product hazard communication, emergency preparedness, protecting the environment, responding to changing environmental and climate conditions, and achieving UT's global EHSS compliance obligations. This role will design, implement and maintain EHSS policies, programs, and operational procedures that ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations and corporate standards under the direction of Corporate EHSS Management.

* Contribute to planning efforts and achievement of the overall strategic goals for EHSS
* Develop EHSS continuous process improvement and sustained practices
* Communicate and align EHSS focused corporate social responsibility management systems with United Therapeutics mission and values
* Serve as the "go to" leader in supporting business growth through involvement in engineering design and assessing new projects and processes for EHSS impact with active participation in owner, architect and contractor meetings for large and complex projects
* Apply significant and proven leadership and technical expertise in environmental compliance and stewardship including air, water, hazardous waste, materials management, and chemical reporting; support program implementation corporate-wide and drive continuous improvement and sustainability practices
* Apply significant and proven leadership and technical expertise in product stewardship, qualitative occupational exposure assessments, high potent compound safety
* Apply significant and proven leadership technical expertise in health and safety compliance including injury and illness prevention, materials handling, energy control, biosafety, radiation safety, laboratory safety, personal protective equipment assessments, occupational health, fall protection, emergency preparedness
* Develop and oversee assigned projects and programs requiring advanced knowledge of EHSS engineering principles, practices and regulatory requirements and coordination of multiple internal and external stakeholders
* Develop and oversee assigned programs such as product stewardship, environmental compliance, sustainability, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, employee protection and emergency preparedness
* Develop and oversee water use and discharge control programs including permit writing, agency notifications, monitoring requirements, periodic sampling, user reports and records retention
* Develop and oversee site waste management including pollution prevention, chemical and biological waste removal, waste profiles, maintain manifests, conduct inspections, and environmental reporting and records retention
* Complete chemical reporting and community right-to-know submittals and present data to external stakeholders
* Proactively interpret potential issues and recommend engineering controls for hazards such as biological, high potent compounds, chemical, energy, flammable liquids, and fall protection
* Develop and implement temporary worker and contractor safety protocols
* Serve as key contributor in management of change such as program audits and inspections, make recommendations through written technical reports, effectively communicate findings and close out audit reports
* Develop, plan, and implement EHS training and awareness programs hands on, online, and hybrid
* Maintain EHSS management system documents, records, metrics tracking and reporting. Communicate results, identify and address trends as appropriate.
* Exercise good judgement in evaluating jobs, processes and operations and communicating with management and senior leaders to ensure compliance
* Lead UT management in incident investigation with effective root cause analysis and corrective actions identified and track to completion
* Provide input to corporate crisis management planning and implement EHSS aspects such as emergency planning and drills for UT locations
* Respond to emergency situations such as injuries, illnesses, life safety, and environmental releases during business hours, after-hours, and/or on weekends if necessary
* Use discretion and confidentiality in certain sensitive situations as appropriate and as required by law
* Complete other duties as assigned

For this role you will need

Minimum Requirements

* Bachelor's Degree in Arts/Sciences (BA/BS) in chemical engineering, sciences, environmental, health and safety or related technical discipline with 10+ years of relevant work experience in chemical, life sciences, pharmaceutical or other related field
* or Master's degree (MA/MS/MBA) in chemical engineering, sciences, environmental, health and safety or related technical discipline with 8+ years of relevant work experience in chemical, life sciences, pharmaceutical or other related field
* 8+ years of EHSS experience in high level expansion projects
* Working knowledge of federal, state and local regulations with ability to interpret regulatory issues and provide a recommend action plan
* Proven track record with successful interface with multi-level regulatory agency personnel
* EHSS management systems lead auditing experience
* Implement complex multi module EHS management system
* Project management skills with an attention to detail, timelines, and results
* EHS Training delivery and effective communication
* Decisive action orientation with a sense of urgency to achieve EHS and corporate goals
* Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain a strong EHS culture
* Integrity and alignment with EHS mission and values
* Demonstrated high performing team leader and internal client collaborative work relationship building
* Ability to manage multiple goals and assess situations to adjust priority work for self and others
* Decisive action orientation with demonstrated drive for results and goal attainment
* Proficiency in MS Office software programs and other job specific software

Preferred Qualifications

* Certified Safety Professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist
* Significant experience in an FDA regulated environment

At United Therapeutics, you'll realize quickly that it is not an ordinary place to work! When you join our company, you will learn, grow, contribute, have fun, and be challenged... all while making a difference in the lives of our patients.

While United Therapeutics does not require vaccination for Covid-19 at this time, we strongly encourage all employees and visitors to remain up to date on vaccinations and boosters to protect one another from illness. Employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere and comply with customers' credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination against Covid -19, the influenza virus, and other illnesses that could be harmful to healthcare staff and patients.

United Therapeutics Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities

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