EHS Coordinator

- (full-time) -

The Position

The purpose of this position is that Lonza Netherlands meets the corporate and legal EHS standards and requirements, within the legal and company rules and regulations, in such a way that the necessary certificates and permits are available at all times and physical risk are minimized.


Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Carrying out site inspections / audits to check policies and procedures (f.i. RI&E).
  • Conduct risk assessments of job tasks and processes to ensure EHS risks to employees are minimized and or eliminated.
  • Ensure a Biosafety program is developed and implemented at the site and that all cell lines are evaluated prior to handling.
  • Increase awareness of EHS of all employees within the two sites and organize trainings.
  • Inform and report EHS topics internal and external and make suggestions for improvement.
  • Advise on the use and storage of material.
  • Investigate accidents and follow up with appropriate measures.
  • Proactively identify, plan and develop solutions to EHS issues and establish improvement strategies and goals.
  • Prepare health and safety strategies and develop internal policies and procedures together with the different departments for all relevant subjects and in cooperation with Biopartners or Chemelot Campus.
  • Respond to inspections from authorities and report to the Site Head
  • Responsible for the organisation of the BHV team and BHV Plan.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety, or a related scientific field such as biology, chemistry or engineering plus at least two years of experience in the field of Health and Safety related to labs handling cell lines and gene therapy products.
  • Planning and organizing, analytical, flexible, ability to set and manage independently multiple projects, team player.
  • Able to manage priorities, under stress and at short notice
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively at all level of employees in a diversely cultural organization

GMP Certification CMF Geleen

The Geleen Cell Manufacturing Facility was first GMP certified in 2012 by the Dutch authorities (IGZ).

Fact sheet

GMP Certification CMF Maastricht

Our Maastricht Cell Manufacturing Facility was first GMP certified in 2006 and has been successfully inspected by the Dutch Authorities (IGZ) on a regular basis thereafter.

Fact sheet