Randstad, as the EMEA Johnson & Johnson talent acquisition partner, is responsible for finding and contracting talent for the contingent roles at Johnson & Johnson. If you are selected for a role you will be engaged or employed by one of the Randstad recruitment companies in EMEA and will not be an employee of Johnson & Johnson.

Johnson & Johnson

PSM Engineer

Posted Dec 14, 2020
Job ID: JJJP00005197
1 year
(Jan 11, 2021 - Jan 9, 2022)
39 hrs/week
Payrate range

Johnson & Johnson Worksense (via Randstad Sourceright) is responsible for finding, engaging and contracting talent for the Johnson & Johnson contingent workforce.

I am currently recruiting for a PSM Engineer to join Janssen in Cork. This is a 12 month contract initially.

The successful PSM Engineer will assist with the design, implementation, maintenance and review of Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) programmes to ensure compliance with regulatory, corporate and industry requirements. Acts as an SME and advisor to all teams on site in relation to PSM & other EHS matters.


Primary role:

  • Provide PSM & general EHS support for the Cork site:
  • Support equipment / capital project HAZOP assessments and other process safety related risk assessments e.g. SIL / LOPA, ATEX.
  • Co-ordinate & support HAZOP Revalidation programme
  • Assess changes / projects from process safety perspective as part of site Change Control process
  • Support Pre Start Up Safety Reviews
  • Support site to trouble shoot related process safety issues,
  • Ensure compliance with SEVESO III regulations.
  • To propose, develop and implement improvements to the Process Safety Management System (PSM) as required
  • Ensures that systems are in place to maintain 100% site compliance with all relevant leglislation & J&J EHS standards related to area of responsibility.
  • Develop, support and delivery of process safety training programs as deemed necessary
  • Responsible for generation of process safety metrics & trends & presentation e.g. EHS&S management Review
  • Participate in incident / accident investigations & root cause analyses (RCA)
  • Completes / assists in completion of periodic Self Assessments & audits of the EHS Management System.

Additional scope -

  • Perform periodic walkdowns / audits / programme reviews to ensure compliance with safety and environmental permits, plans, policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist in the preparation, implementation and review of EHS Procedures and other EHS documents appropriate to the scope of site activities and in compliance with J&J requirements.
  • Provide technical support for the site risk assessment / JSA programme / PTW and assist in implementing appropriate control measures for identified risks.
  • This is not an exhaustive, comprehensive listing of job functions. May perform other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will have a strong general/technical knowledge and experience in the Pharma industry or equivalent, be a strong effective communicator with all stakeholders. She/he will be a strong collaborator with a proven track and a strong networker able of leveraging EHS&S expertise on and off site.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to operate as part of a team is critical.
  • Customer focus
  • Innovative
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent presentation and training skills
  • Strong Influencing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Results and performance driven
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Availability and willingness to travel on company business
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy when dealing with colleagues regarding EHS issues


  • Previous experience working to ISO14001 and OSHAS 18001 international standards, preferably within a pharmaceutical or related environment is required.


  • 3rd level degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or other related discipline.
  • At least 5 years experience, preferably in a pharmaceutical environment
  • Sound knowledge of EHS legislation and standards, particularly those applicable to SEVESO
  • Good written, oral communication & interpersonal skills
  • Highly proactive, mature judgement and decision making ability
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability
  • Self-directed & demonstrated efficient work methods, problem solving skills & ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel & Powerpoint


  • A post graduate qualification in Process Safety
  • HAZOP Chairperson
  • LOPA / SIL trained
  • Green Belt
  • Knowledge of SEVESO regulations


  • A strong communicator & influencer who is credible, self-assured and highly capable of negotiating successful outcomes with site stakeholders (managers, leads, contractors, front line workers).
  • Demonstrates ability to work with teams and individuals
  • Proven track record of delivering agreed-upon expectations.
  • Builds strong productive lasting relationships
  • S/he will have strong technical skills and the ability to explain complex issues and requirements in an easily understood manner
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the necessary capabilities to understand and find solutions for complex technical/regulatory issues
  • Asserts personal ideas and opinions using persuasion to influence others
  • Seeks opportunities to grow and develop professionally
  • Uses best practices to improve business operations
  • Holds self-accountable for compliant and flawless execution
  • Takes personal responsibility for decisions that successfully build customer value
  • Effectively manages and adapts to change
  • Demonstrates the courage to stand alone on ideas and opinions that differ from others
  • Listens effectively and remains open to others ideas.
  • Works effectively with people that have diverse styles, talents and ideas
  • Maintains the highest standards of ethical behaviour
  • Treats people with dignity and respect


  • Comply with the requirements of the company's Environmental, Health & Safety Policy, Safety
  • Statement, associated EHS Procedures and duties outlined in the site EHS Manual.

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