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Senior Principle HSE Associate

Eli Lilly and Company
Concord, North Carolina
Start date
Jun 2, 2023

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Lilly is entering an exciting period of growth and we are committed to delivering innovative medicines to patients around the world. Lilly is investing over $1 billion to create a new state-of-the-art manufacturing site, in Concord, North Carolina. The brand-new facility will utilize the latest technology to increase the company's manufacturing capacity in parenteral (injectable) medications, device assembly and packaging operations. This is an exciting once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help build and operate a new site.  The Lilly Concord site will be built using the latest high-tech equipment, advanced highly integrated and automated manufacturing systems, and have a focus on minimizing the impact to our environment. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss! 

The Health, Safety, Environmental (HSE) Associate will be responsible for the development and technical support of health and safety systems, processes, and programs at the Concord site. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: regulatory and corporate HSE compliance for the site, coordination of all HSE activities for the site, tracking and trending data necessary for safe operation, site HSE improvements, and influencing business and strategic planning.


Develop, establish, and sustain health, safety and environmental systems, processes, and programs for the Concord site.  This includes both day-to-day front line support and longer term development of best practices.

Engage site resources in achieving an injury free workplace. Leverage knowledge of severe incident risk to influence minimization of potential events and increase awareness / knowledge among site resources.

Partner with construction and design build firms to ensure smooth handoff from construction to start up.

Coach and train other HSE associates.  Provide coaching to all levels of leadership in safety culture and applications.

Understand and support the HSE event, CAPA and change control processes, and influence application of the hierarchy of controls to reduce risk.

Leverage knowledge of severe injury risk to influence minimization of potential events, and increase awareness / knowledge among site resources.

Effectively train and coach employees in both technical and cultural HSE subjects

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor of science in scientific, engineering, or HSE-related discipline.

Minimum 7 years’ experience in full time health, safety or environmental positions with increasing levels of responsibility in an industrial environment. 

At least one HSE-related professional certification.

Additional Preferences:

Masters degree in scientific, engineering, or HSE-related discipline.

Certified Safety Professional or certified Industrial Hygienist

Hands on, practical emergency response experience in hazardous environments.

Experience coaching leadership on safety culture.

Experience interacting with HSE regulators (OSHA, EPA, etc)

Experience mentoring early career safety professionals.

Additional Information:

Role is Monday through Friday based. Must be flexible in providing support to accommodate other inputs (production schedules, shutdowns, etc.). Occasional extended hour and / or off-hour work may be required.

Position will be based out of Concord site with ability to travel to Indianapolis and other global Lilly sites, as required.

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women’s Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.


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