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Senior Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Advisor

Location Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden Job ID R-126042 Date posted 12/05/2022

Are you an expert in Safety, Health and Environment with a deep interest in the area of work environment? You are a curious and inquisitive professional, seeking proactively for relevant information and improvement possibilities? If yes, we have the position for you at AstraZeneca!

At AstraZeneca, we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and fuel your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior SHE Advisor to join our SHE department at AstraZeneca, Gothenburg.

SHE related activities are integrated into all aspects of our work within AstraZeneca. The SHE department is responsible for developing suitable processes, setting local standards and requirements to ensure a good workplace environment and to be able to contribute in an exemplary manner to the Group's sustainability work. Our SHE team delivers advice and support to the business, meeting their current underlying needs, while following the SHE processes and an agreed operating model.

What you’ll do

As a Senior SHE Advisor you work as a member of a team to support systematic SHE Management, both practical and  strategic within the SHE team and across the business areas you are responsible for. You will mainly work together with our Facility Management construction projects service partners and and some of our office and laboratory based departments.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Actively contribute within our SHE team to further develop our SHE competence, SHE management system and participate in improvement and development projects

  • Cooperate with your dedicated partner departments to achieve our SHE objectives and targets

  • Contribute to manage our SHE responsibility and develop good working relationships across the departments you are responsible for

  • Advise your dedicated business areas in SHE relevant topics, especially regarding work environment, SHE legislation, requirements and reporting to ensure best decision making

  • On demand, participate in SHE audits according to our internal audit plan

  • On demand, advise, support and participate in safety rounds, risk analyses, accident investigations, project and change management activities in the departments you are responsible for

  • Contribute to a proper site SHE reporting

Essential for the role

We believe that you have a profound knowledge and experience, mainly in the area of Safety and Health as well as expertise in relevant Swedish regulatory requirements.

Further you have excellent communication, collaboration and coaching skills to address SHE related needs and build trust with our internal and external partners. You have high integrity, work in a structured, systematic and independent way. You are quick to learn.

We assume that you have:

  • 8-10 years of work experience in the area of SHE in combination with relevant education or other experience that is equivalent

  • Solid experience of practical work within SHE, especially in the work environment area

  • Fluent Swedish and English language skills, both orally and in writing

  • Experience in a co-ordination role in the area of SHE with proven proactive, curious and positive attitude

  • Strong abilities for problem solving, analytical thinking, collaboration with colleagues on all levels and being a team player

Desirable for the role

  • Experience in the biopharmaceutical/med-tech industry is a great plus as well as a relevant Master degree (MSc) or equivalent

  • Knowledge of relevant European SHE regulations

  • Experience from work with ISO 14001/ISO 45001 standards, preferably as internal or external auditor

  • Experience from large international/multicultural companies/projects

  • Understanding of Lean Thinking and Continuous Improvement

The seniority of the role can depend and be adjusted depending on your previous experience and skills.

Why AstraZeneca?
With more than 2,400 employees from over than 50 countries, our vibrant Gothenburg site is a truly inspiring place to work. Here, the history and future of scientific breakthrough come together. We believe that the diversity of our people is crucial to bringing new discoveries to life.

We truly believe that everyone contributes with a unique set of competence. Your curiosity and passion for personal development combined with support from colleagues, mentors and leaders, will ensure you will further develop your skills, abilities and contributions.

We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits, such as extra paid Holiday, Private Medical Benefit, on-site Work Out and much, much more.


So, what’s next? If this sound like the role and place for you – apply today!

For more information about the position please contact hiring manager Liane Haeffler liane.haeffler@astrazeneca.com


We look forward to find out more about you. Send in your application as soon as possible, but no later than June, 10th 2022. We will review applications continuously.

Where can I find out more?

Gothenburg site: https://www.astrazeneca.com/our-science/gothenburg.html
Inclusion & Diversity at AstraZeneca: https://careers.astrazeneca.com/inclusion-diversity

Life at AstraZeneca: https://careers.astrazeneca.com/life-at-astrazeneca

Sustainability at AstraZeneca: https://www.astrazeneca.com/sustainability.html



AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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