EHS Specialist

Bavarian Nordic A/S

Are you passionate about safety and compliance and want to make a significant impact in a dynamic environment? Then this role might be for you.

About the Role

Bavarian Nordic, a leading vaccine production company in Kvistgaard, is seeking an EHS Specialist to join their team. This role is pivotal in balancing Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS), Biorisk Management (BRM), and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) to ensure safe working conditions and compliance while maintaining operational excellence.

You will be part of the Drug Substance organization, working under the Senior Director and closely collaborating with the Biosafety Officer. The team currently comprises around 260 members, with plans for further expansion.

Key Responsibilities

As an EHS Specialist, you will work closely with the Biosafety Officer (BSO) to ensure compliance and safety throughout the production area. You will implement necessary safety measures, promote a culture of health and environmental responsibility, and act as the main contact for regulatory bodies and inspectors.

Furthermore, you will manage responses to bio-related incidents, minimizing impact and restoring operations promptly. Partnering with the BSO, you will address chemical, biological, general safety, and biosecurity risks, ensuring aligned health and safety policies.

On the floor, you will implement ergonomics assessments, oversee the handling of hazardous waste, and support chemical spill responses. You will also ensure the safe operation of large-scale production equipment, conduct audits to identify non-compliance and develop risk mitigation strategies. Finally, you will maintain records of incidents and ensure relevant reports are submitted to authorities.

About you

To excel as an EHS Specialist in the Drug Substance organization, you hold a degree in environmental science, occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, or a related field. You possess a deep understanding of local, national, and international regulations and standards related to environmental protection, health, and safety. This includes knowledge of relevant ISO standards, applicable compliance frameworks, and international best practices in a production environment. Experience with GMP/LMS regulations is a plus.

What Bavarian Nordic offers

The EHS Specialist role offers a unique opportunity to influence and make a real impact at Bavarian Nordic. You will join a company known for its distinctive culture, characterized by streamlined decision-making, pragmatism, and a readiness to embrace risks. As part of a growing organization, your input will help shape its future.

You will be part of a global team of over 1,600 dedicated professionals with diverse backgrounds, all committed to protecting lives daily. Bavarian Nordic values an inclusive and flexible workplace, with a strong emphasis on personal and professional development. In this role, you will play a crucial part in shaping safety protocols, navigating complex regulations, and driving compliance and operational excellence.

Apply for this exciting opportunity!

The recruitment process is carried out in collaboration with the consulting company, Compass Human Resources Group. If you want to learn more about this position before submitting your CV, please do not hesitate to contact Senior Research Consultant, Emine Murati, at As we process CVs continuously, we encourage you to submit your CV at your earliest convenience if you are interested. Please note that all inquiries will be handled with confidentiality and that we will reply to the email address from which your CV is sent.

Deadline for application: As soon as possible
Workplace: Kvistgaard, Denmark
Reference:  2405.104
Company: Bavarian Nordic A/S

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