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Senior Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

LocationVancouver, British Columbia
Job ID R0005078 Date posted 04/03/2023

Job Description Summary

The Senior Environmental Health & Safety Specialist is program design focused, with the implementation of larger projects taking place. Able to problem-solve more independently. Is responsible for researching, developing, implementing, and enforcing the organization's Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) policies, procedures and training. The primary objective is to create a workplace that is safe and healthy for employees and the environment while adhering to safety legislation.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead employees, managers, and contractors in the interpretation and application of internal and regional health and safety regulations

  • Identify non-compliant or incomplete EHS procedures

  • Ensure documentation is completed to support company due diligence in ensuring the safety of employees

  • Support and provide guidance on safety inspections

  • Develop and deliver health and safety training for employees as required

  • Write EHS policies, standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and work instructions to meet EHS legislative requirements

  • Collaborate with the EHS team to monitor safety compliance and identify safety issues

  • Assist in the investigation of hazard and incident reports to provide recommendations to address safety concerns

  • Provide advice/make recommendations to management on health and safety issues and compliance

  • Proactively identify risks and work with management and employees on preventative actions

  • Works independently with limited supervision and collaborates with others on key initiatives/ projects.


  • Occupational Health & Safety diploma/degree and/or a degree in a relevant field (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Industrial Hygiene, etc.)

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience

  • Ability to research and draft global policies and training programs

  • Effectively manage/ lead projects and initiatives

  • Adept at time management

  • Strong communications skills

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Excellent customer service

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore.  Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training.  We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree.  STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative, and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and meaningful career development opportunities.

STEMCELL is well recognized for exceptional leadership and business practices. We are one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and operate an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system to measure and reduce our environmental impact. 

As an equal opportunity employer, STEMCELL is dedicated to ensuring that every employee feels safe, valued, and respected for who they are. We know that scientific progress and innovation occur when diverse, creative minds come together and we are committed to nurturing a culture of inclusivity and belonging. STEMCELL enforces a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.

NOTE: STEMCELL’s vaccination policy requires that all candidates for this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters), as currently recommended or required by local health authorities and public health orders, unless an exemption from this policy is approved through our accommodation request process.

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