Process Safety Engineer Job at Pfizer – in Cork

Job Description

Applications will close 18 May 2021.

Pfizer is currently seeking a Process Safety Engineer based in the EHS Department of the Ringaskiddy API Plant. This position will report directly to the Process Safety and Occupational Hygiene Team Leader and will be supporting elements of Process Safety onsite.

Main Areas of Responsibility

Chair and document process and equipment Hazop assessments and other process safety related risk assessments;

Oversee introduction of new products to the site from a process safety perspective;

Responsible for process safety elements associated with running product campaign(s) on plant and ensuring that all processes are managed effectively;

To propose, develop and implement improvements and modifications from a process safety perspective to process areas and equipment in order to improve operations;

Ensure compliance with relevant site, corporate and industrial standards;

Interact with change control system and approve from an EHS perspective;

Trouble shoot related process safety issues;

Review and approval of process safety related documentation, for example process HAZOPs and Capital Project Lifecycle system requirements;

Provide relevant training to colleagues, where required;

Support safety investigations throughout the site;

Conduct safety audits and continuously improve the Site safety management systems.


The successful candidate will:
Preferably be educated to honours degree level (or higher) in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or other related discipline and ideally have 3 to 4 years relevant experience within in the pharmaceutical industry.

Some experience in process safety subject matters such as ATEX, Seveso and reaction chemistry hazards would be beneficial;

A good understanding of process safety and process engineering, including general processing and plant operations is essential.

In addition, candidates will be highly motivated and able to demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as possessing problem solving and decision making abilities.

Pfizer Behaviours/Core Competencies

Acts Decisively

Change Agile

Seizes Accountability


Grows Self

Commits to “One Pfizer”

Builds Peer relationships

In order to be considered for this position you need to be legally eligible to work in Ireland.

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.


Additional Information

In order to be considered for this position in Ireland you need to be legally eligible to work in Ireland.

Please note there is no relocation support available for this position

How to apply

Make a difference today, all suitable candidates should apply with CV below. We are looking forward to hearing from you!


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Equal Employment Opportunity

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to building a successful business. As an employer, Pfizer is committed to celebrating this, in all its forms – allowing for us to be as diverse as the patients and communities we serve. Together, we continue to build a culture that encourages, supports and empowers our employees.

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Company Location:  Cork

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