Environmental, Health & Safety Engineer

CordenPharma Colorado
Colorado (US)
Job #1922

CordenPharma Colorado
Job #1922

Boulder, Colorado (US)

CordenPharma Colorado

CordenPharma Colorado is a highly sophisticated and entrepreneurial mid-sized pharmaceutical manufacturing company located in Boulder, Colorado. Our chemists and engineers are widely recognized for their history of innovation, having developed efficient manufacturing processes for some of the world’s most complex pharmaceutical compounds. CordenPharma Colorado also is acclaimed for its flexible manufacturing facilities and experienced workforce that can handle a wide range of production techniques and volumes. Ultimately, in partnership with our customers, CordenPharma Colorado is focused on its health care mission, proudly producing medicines that help patients around the globe survive and enjoy more comfortable lives.


Provides technical expertise for the Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) team through knowledge of regulations and safety standards, developing and implementing continuous improvements and management systems used in the manufacturing processes, and ensuring that EHS goals are met. This position helps coordinate the industrial health program, requiring application of engineering principles and technology to analyze and control conditions contributing to occupational hazards. This position will also evaluate the environmental impact of manufacturing processes, including air emissions modeling and process waste optimization. The EHS Engineer’s responsibilities include a focus on business and supports profitability by providing creative solutions to potential regulatory limitations.

Other duties may be assigned.

  • >> Provides day-to-day support to manufacturing regarding EHS topics, at times requiring attention outside of normal business hours.
  • >> Reviews new EPA, OSHA, State and City EHS regulations, determines applicability to Corden, and implements necessary compliance systems. Submits periodic government reports as required.
  • >> Performs measurements, calculations and/or modeling to determine compliance with regulatory programs as well as estimate waste and air emission volumes and compositions.
  • >> Conducts plant or area surveys to confirm safe limits of exposure to hazardous materials or conditions such as temperatures, noise, dusts, fumes, vapors, mists, gases, solvents, and radiation which are known or suspected of being real or potential detriments to health. Implements or recommends control measures to prevent exposure and validates effectiveness of engineering controls.
  • >> Communicates physical and chemical properties and risks of materials used at Corden to employees, management and occupational health physicians to ensure appropriate level of protection is designed into processes and utilized by employees.
  • >> Helps facilitate toxicological studies of manufactured materials and prepares Safety Data Sheets.
  • >> Conducts training and education for employees in various EHS topics.
  • >> Works with process and/or equipment design teams to design safe and environmentally compliant processes, minimizing EHS risks. Reviews and approves new or modified equipment designs and operating procedures.
  • >> Conducts monitoring and recordkeeping activities as required by environmental permits or regulations and Health & Safety standards. Reviews EHS data collected by instruments, software packages, etc. Writes EHS SOPs as required.
  • >> Provides technical engineering resources for the environmental team.
  • >> Works with process development engineers to design environmentally friendly processes early in the development stages to avoid added investment requirements during scale-up. This includes identifying safe and effective means to manage and control process waste, wastewater, and air emissions.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Responsible for defining, creating and forecasting limited EHS program and equipment needs and cost, and for helping manage those costs to budget.


Every individual is personally responsible for the safety and environmental aspects of his or her activities in the workplace. Each employee is expected to perform their job duties in a safe manner utilizing all of their knowledge, training, ability and experience.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelors of Science degree in chemical engineering from a four-year college or university is required. 1-3 years’ experience in chemical plant process engineering/support functions is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience in a pharmaceutical or fine chemicals manufacturing environment including Industrial Hygiene and Environmental responsibilities.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


None required. A certified Safety Professional and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist will be given special consideration.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; work with hands; reach above shoulder height; climb ladders; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is that of a typical manufacturing plant, and the employee is exposed to typical environments encountered in a chemical manufacturing facility.


These are the specific areas of knowledge, skill and ability that are important for successful job performance. They must be job related and consistent with business necessity.

  • >> Working knowledge of EHS regulations and ability to apply regulatory letters of interpretation, in addition to other sound engineering practices consistent with recognized codes and standards. Ability to explain regulatory requirements and propose, defend, and implement cost-effective solutions.
  • >> Ability to analyze and recommend strategies for improving the work environment related to EHS while also understanding and supporting business objectives.
  • >> Typing and technical writing skills, experience with spreadsheets, word processing, databases, and chemical process modeling software (such as Aspen Batch Process Developer and SuperPro Designer).
  • >> Demonstrated technical competence and ability to learn new processes and technical subject matter, and the ability to identify innovative and practical solutions to complex problems.
  • >> Demonstrated ability to manage several complicated projects concurrently.
  • >> Demonstrated skills in problem solving, negotiations, initiative, strong written and verbal communications with employees at all levels of the manufacturing organization. The ability to resolve problems with competing priorities and influence others to adopt the solutions in a collaborative manner.
  • >> Demonstrates problem analysis and troubleshooting skills, data compilation and simple analysis, draws conclusions from data.
  • >> Demonstrates a trend toward working independently, decreasing reliance on mentors and supervisors to guide work and daily activities.
  • >> Demonstrates willingness to work in teams and to contribute in technical, plant support, and staff meetings.
  • >> Demonstrates emerging leadership skills, and influence over others in small groups and small projects; knows and uses key facility contacts required to make progress on projects.
  • >> Ability to understand and apply statistical analysis to industrial hygiene monitoring events and draw sound conclusions from the results.
  • >> Thorough working knowledge of regulatory issues in pharmaceutical manufacturing including cGMPs, PSM, OSHA, and EPA requirements.
  • >> Technical engineering skills frequently utilized for consultation outside of the main job assignment, including contribution to other departments.


This is an exempt position. Salary based upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and level of experience.


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Job #1922 – Environmental, Health & Safety Engineer