Manager/Sr. Manager, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)

Austin, TX, USA
Sep 17, 2020
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

Austin, TX

Company Description:

Molecular Templates is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of differentiated, targeted, biologic therapeutics for cancer. We believe our proprietary biologic drug platform technology, referred to as engineered toxin bodies, or ETBs, provides a differentiated mechanism of action that may address some of the limitations associated with currently available cancer therapeutics. ETBs utilize a genetically engineered form of Shiga-like Toxin A subunit, or SLTA, a ribosome inactivating bacterial protein, that can be targeted to specifically destroy cancer cells. Additional information about Molecular Templates can be obtained at

Position Overview:

The Manager / Sr. Manager EHS is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with a demonstrated advanced knowledge of environmental health & safety practices, and procedures. An EHS professional who applies established EHS principles, practices, regulations and internal standards, interacts with customers and is solutions-minded in driving the EHS program forward. Manages and implements environmental health and safety (EH&S) programs which include hazard identification evaluation and control, accident/injury prevention, hazardous materials/waste management, emergency preparedness, fire/life safety, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, and environmental regulatory compliance. This role is a key position for MTEM and the successful candidate will significantly impact and inform our bioprocesses used to produce engineered toxin bodies. This is an exciting and dynamic opportunity for you to contribute to the development of new principles and concepts and to be challenged and lead positive change.

Job Responsibilities will include:
  • Uphold MTEM Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
  • Implement policy and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state, regional, and local laws and for the reduction of EH&S liabilities and maintains the department's quality assurance programs.
  • Design, Build, and Lead the EHS program for all MTEM R&D, clinical manufacturing and administrative sites
  • Chair the MTEM Safety Committees across all MTEM sites ensuring a consistent and vibrant culture of safety
  • Acts as administrative liaison for all EH&S regulatory agency inspections and surveys, including EPA, DOHS, OSHA, and Local and State Fire Marshalls
  • Ensure systems are in place to enable area of responsibility to operate in legal and ethical compliance with EHS regulations
  • Communicates strategies, priorities and recommends corrective actions to facility leadership, department managers and employees
  • Direct the efforts of EHS specialists and consultants
  • Leads the development and continuous improvement of EHS procedures and standards
  • Responsible for the delivery of New Hire and Contractor Safety Training Programs
  • Responsible for defining, reporting and achieving all EHS targets and KPI
  • Leads other professionals and management in the application of standard EHS theories, concepts, and techniques.
  • Applies standard EHS principles and methodologies to interpret, draw conclusions, and recommend options for defined problems
  • Assures conformance to OHSA regulatory requirements and internal standards.
  • Initiates and cultivates open, professional relationships with stakeholders by establishing rapport and developing an understanding of others' needs and common goals
  • Remains current on applicable EHS regulations through regular professional development

  • Master's or bachelor's degree in EHS, Occupational Health, Engineering, Science, or closely related discipline is desired, or equivalent technical experience plus demonstrated competence.
  • Minimum of 7 years in EHS related experience within manufacturing or R&D environments, required.
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated success in independent judgment, technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others in a cGMP environment
  • Demonstrated working experience in implementing EHS regulations, conducting incident investigations, interacting with regulatory agencies and external organizations
  • Experience in Risk Assessments & Job Hazard Analysis for biologics and pharmaceuticals
  • Demonstrated effective cross-functional communication.
  • Technical expertise in the EHS functions as well as technical writing and business communication skills
  • Skill in listening to and understanding others' points of view and articulates tactfully and respectfully one's own perspective orally, in writing, and in presentation
  • Interacts well with diverse groups and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external collaborators
  • Possesses interpersonal skills to negotiate and reconcile differences
  • Ability to work well with other technical staff and scientist/engineers in a collaborative, fast-paced goal-driven environment

Reporting Structure:

This position will have supervisory responsibilities. This position reports to the Sr. Director, Facilities & Engineering.

Molecular Templates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

Molecular Templates Inc