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Lilly Health, Safety, Environmental (HSE) Specialist in United States

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.

Organization Overview:

Lilly unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. Lilly is a fortune 500 company that has been in operation for over 140 years. We make medicine with safety first and quality always while living our company values of Integrity, Excellence, and Respect for People.

Lilly is designing and building a new state of the art Parenteral, Device Assembly, and Packaging Facility located at the Research Triangle Park (RTP) in North Carolina. This is an exciting opportunity to help build and operate a state-of-the-art manufacturing site from the ground up.

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

The HSE Specialist provides coaching to the organization to ensure a safe work environment.


  • Engage site resources in achieving an injury free workplace.

  • Develop, establish, and sustain HSE systems, processes, and programs for the RTP site to support the transition from construction to start up, and to ensure compliance with internal and external requirements

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

  • Develop and establish HSE aspects for RTP and provide ongoing technical support.

  • Provide support for all HSE activities at the RTP site including compliance with environmental permits.

  • Understand and support the HSE event, CAPA and change control processes, and influence application of the hierarchy of controls to reduce risk, driving toward site and company goals to achieve an injury free workplace.

  • Provide floor support to multiple operations (this includes auditing, data collection, trending, and supporting local safety teams).

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

  • Provide front line Industrial Hygiene, Industrial Safety, and Environmental support for the site.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Scientific, Engineering, or HSE discipline

Additional Preferences:

  • Prior HSE experience

  • Strong HSE regulatory knowledge

  • Experience with CAPA system for HSE changes and deviations

  • Demonstrated technical leadership skills

  • Strong communication and computer skills required

  • Green site start up experience preferred

  • GMP operational experience

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 RTP site with ability to travel to Indianapolis and other global Lilly sites, as required

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.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company. If you would like to request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons, you may do so at

At Lilly we strive to ensure our employees are part of a team that cares about them and our shared purpose of making life better for those around the world. How do we do this? We continue to look for ways to include, innovate, accelerate and deliver while maintaining integrity, excellence and respect for people.​ We hope that you seek to join us on our journey as we create medicine and deliver improved outcomes for patients across the globe!