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Senior Specialist, Environmental

Bristol Myers Squibb
Bothell, Washington, US
Closing date
Aug 6, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision transforming patients lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.


The primary focus of this role is to support Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) as the Senior Specialist, Environmental, for the Bothell facility within the Department of Environmental, Occupational Health, Safety and Sustainability (EOHSS). As the Senior Specialist you will play an active role in supporting the company s environmental, and sustainability (EOHSS) efforts within the Bothell facility to drive long-term company and stakeholder value. The individual in this role will be responsible for managing the site environmental programs in accordance with company and regulatory requirements. This position plays a key role in aligning corporate and local policies and procedures and will foster a proactive and integrated EOHSS culture that promotes a positive, proactive approach throughout all operations.

  • Identify, manage and assess risks pertaining to air, water, and soil.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local environmental and sustainability laws, regulations, codes, rules, and consensus guides.
  • Develop and implement new environmental programs, policies, and procedures and update and improve existing ones.
  • Continually monitor federal, state and local regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Prepare and maintain environmental reports, records, monitoring data and plans as required by regulation or company requirements.
  • Conduct hazard assessments and risk assessments for processes and equipment as needed.
  • Conduct incident investigations and ensure CAPA actions are tracked to completion.
  • Point of contact for environmental regulatory agencies and lead agency inspections or audits.
  • Manage a wide range of communications and preparation / distribution of EOHSS communications.
  • Develop, create, and manage site platforms, databases, and SharePoint for documentation of procedures, forms, SOPs, investigations, reporting, inspections, action items, communications, and other management system platforms and their outcomes in line with quality and EOHSS requirements.
  • Develop, create, and maintain, and distribute EOHSS reports, and records as assigned.
  • Create and maintain a systemic process to ensure workflow timelines for EOHSS events and action plans are adhered to including mechanisms for EOHSS performance and trend reports.
  • Manage the environmental training process for the site, including development of new and revised training, accurately assigning training based on guidelines, and supporting training records requests.
  • Participate in and show leadership in an EOHSS culture at the site that partners with operational teams to ensure all are accountable for EOHSS culture and performance, modeling what good looks like.
  • Proactively collaborates at site and above-site levels.
  • Participates in EOHSS operational and tier discussions, EOHSS committees and teams; and EOHSS self-assessments, inspections, GEMBAs, and audits.
  • Challenges the status quo and brings new approaches to continually improve the effectiveness of workflows and processes and learn and apply new concepts.
  • Review and ensure accurate and complete resolution of issues as they arise and escalates concerns, resource constraints, or needs with urgency to appropriate leaders in the organization.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Bachelor degree in either an environmental discipline, chemistry or the biological sciences.
  • 2+ years of environmental experience in a manufacturing facility, including but not limited to, hazardous waste, biologic waste, wastewater, stormwater, SPCC, DOT hazardous material shipping, air and sustainability.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Experience with learning systems database (e.g., Enablon, Success Factors, ComplianceWire, etc.) preferred.
  • Previous experience developing program and plans related to federal and state environmental and transportation regulations.
  • Ability to take initiative and adapt to frequently changing priorities simultaneously and think creatively, critically, and strategically to solve problems in a complex environment with urgency, agility, and calm.
  • Prioritizes work and thinks independently, analyzes, and solves complex problems with excellent judgment, quality, and detail in an urgent manner.
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement mindset that takes a proactive, solution-oriented approach to identifying issues and developing innovative and effective solutions to improve operations.
  • Strong decision-making capability to guide assigned projects to successful conclusions.
  • Experience handling confidential information and sensitive issues in a diplomatic manner to ensure integrity and confidentiality.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a proclivity for partnership and collaboration with peers with all levels of management and cross-functional teams at site and above site teams.


Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.

Associated topics: air, air monitoring, ecological, environment, environmental science, food, sustainability, sustainable, water monitoring, wetlands

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