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Principal Associate - HSE

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
Start date
Mar 24, 2024

Job Details

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 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.

Organization Overview:

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.


  • Provide Indianapolis sites support to implement Waste related regulatory requirements and enable site Waste and USDOT program compliance;
  • Develop Waste related program documents in support of Indianapolis Environmental Services (IES) efforts to promote program compliance, support waste goals and drive program efficiencies;
  • Support central IN sites in preparing external reports to governmental agencies, such as the Annual Manifest/Biennial reports, Exception Reports etc.;
  • Participate and support the Lilly Waste Forum, Waste Management Steering Team, Internal and External Steering Teams;
  • Maintain the IES collaboration spaces for the activities of WM;
  • Be an active participant in the Lilly Research Labs (LRL) Environmental Tech Team;
  • Perform administrative activities for Lilly’s External Waste Facility process;
  • Participate in and provide written findings from company compliance audits, External Waste Facility (EWF) audits and perform reviews of EWF audits performed by others;
  • Own the RCRA Large and Small Quantity Generator Training and the RCRA Manifest Training;
  • Develop and support the RCRA eManifest system for Lilly business units through the IES collaboration space;
  • Provide Lilly Indianapolis business units (BU’s) with their completed Manifest copies returned;
  • Provide stewardship and/or serve as Member Contact for external vendors;
  • Support Lilly sites in the review and critique of their Waste Site Self-Assessments;
  • Assisting in updates and revisions to the site integrated contingency plan;
  • Review and update Waste Profiles;
  • Assist in maintaining the sites RCRA operating record;
  • Conducts site Self-assessments for environmental aspects;
  • Track and maintain the manifest tracking tool;

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences or related science, or relevant equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in the regulatory environment (e.g. IDEM) in support of compliance with solid and hazardous waste related regulations;
  • Minimum 5 to 15 years working experience in developing and supporting environmental programs to comply with all environmental regulations;
  • Regulatory training in RCRA and DOT.

Additional Skills/ Preferences:

  • Experienced in providing and delivering leader led training on the requirements associated with solid and hazardous waste and USDOT hazardous materials is a plus;
  • Experience with applying rules concerning solid and hazardous waste and USDOT within the pharmaceutical industry is a plus;
  • CHMM preferred.
  • Master degree in any of these disciplines noted above;
  • Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, across a broad group of people to influence HSE associates and their management;
  • Effectively manage relationships, particularly as it relates to HSE colleagues who we depend upon to implement program requirements;
  • Prior experience in managing relationships with in-plant services contractors who perform a broad array of waste management services is a plus;
  • Thorough technical understanding of the regulatory requirement of solid and hazardous waste management, as well as USDOT rules concerning Hazardous Materials;
  • Experience in root cause analysis and incident investigation;
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Masters level, and/or Quality Environmental Professional (QEP) Certification
  • Good organizational skills are required.

Additional Information:

  • Normal working hours at Lilly Technology Center - South (LTC-S).
  • Onsite presence is required the majority of the time. This is not a remote role.
  • Travel is possible, infrequent, less than 10% of the time.

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.



Science has been our calling from the beginning. Colonel Eli Lilly founded the company in 1876 and charged employees to “take what you find here and make it better and better.” More than 147 years later, we remain committed to his vision through every aspect of our business and the people we serve, starting with discovering the best treatments for those who take our medicines and extending to health care professionals, employees and the communities in which we live. Moreover, you can also count on the team at Lilly to be incredibly civic-minded, supporting our communities through philanthropy, volunteerism, and a creative and innovative can-do spirit. 

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