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Safety Coordinator (Dublin Waste to Energy)
Job ID 6817           
Dublin, Ireland
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
Full-Time Regular
Bachelors Degree
Minimum 5 Years

Covanta is a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy. Covanta's 45 Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities provide communities and businesses around the world with an environmentally sound solution to their solid waste disposal needs by using waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Covanta is a listed company under the symbol CVA. Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into 9 million megawatt hours of clean renewable electricity and almost 9 billion pounds of steam that are sold to a variety of industries. Covanta's facilities also recover 400,000 tons of metal per year for recycling. To learn more about how Covanta's facilities provide sustainable waste management for the communities it serves, visit . Information on our facilities is available at . For career opportunities, visit . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Dublin Waste to Energy project is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Dublin City Council and Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy solutions, to build, own and operate a new 600,000 metric tonne per year, 58 net megawatt Energy-from-Waste facility in Dublin. The facility will provide the Dublin region with a long-term sustainable and environmentally superior waste management solution, enabling it to divert post-recycled waste from landfills and become locally self-sufficient in managing waste, consistent with regional, national and EU waste policies.

SUMMARY: Maintain and enhance health and safety programs by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manage all communications with the HSA and be the first point of contact for same.  
  • Manage and report Seveso requirements for the site.
  • Coordinate and participate in weekly health and safety inspections of the facility being cognizant of unsafe conditions and hazards, unsafe acts and equipment. 
  • Monitor the performance and effectiveness of the plant’s health and safety program in the field and make program adjustments as necessary to meet performance and improvement objectives.
  • Participate in HSA, Fire Department and corporate safety inspections/audits.  Formally document and report corrective actions taken to the monitoring agency.
  • Investigate all near miss accidents, medical incidents and OSHA recordable accidents.  Review accident and investigation reports, prepare risk assessments and root cause analyses and make recommendations for corrective action.
  • Direct and administer all required health and safety related training for all employees.
  • Prepare and maintain all safety and health documents pertaining to the facility according to Corporate and government guidelines.
  • Maintain all required record keeping for compliance reporting.
  • Review and coordinate with local government offices all safety and health issues pertaining to specialty wastes.
  • Attend necessary meetings/seminars and conferences that enhance the overall safety efforts and betterment of the facility and company.
  • Coordinate and participate in emergency response training with the local Fire Department.
  • Oversee and nurture the plant’s safety committee.
  • Primary contact with the plant’s occupational health clinic.  Schedules annual employee physicals.
  • Manage and update the company’s H&S systems.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly working in an administrative office and plant environment.   The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; heights, fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

The description, duties, and responsibilities stated herein are representative of the nature and level of work assigned to the person.  The principles are representative and not necessarily all inclusive.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s Degree (preferable in safety, engineering or a science related area) with a minimum of 5 years relevant health and safety experience ideally in a Waste-To-Energy or power plant environment.   

Language Skills: Excellent English (verbal and written communication skills) along with proficiency in MS Office Suite.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Individual must feel comfortable with public speaking, as he or she will be responsible for providing effective health and safety training.

Mathematical skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  The individual must be able to manage and prioritize multiple projects/programs simultaneously and work well with all levels of the organization.

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