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Abbott Sr. EHS Specialist in Abbott Park, Illinois

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Project Management

  • Independently plans and conducts assigned projects;

  • Manages multiple, often concurrent, projects and meets deadlines;

  • Facilitates the definition of a project scope with stakeholders;

  • Independently performs feasibility studies related to project alternatives;

  • Develops schedules (with metrics if required) and seeks concurrence from stakeholders;

  • Responsible for achieving the project's targets or deliverables.

  • Maintains project scope, cost and schedule; develops EHS strategy and executes contingency, if necessary.


  • Applies technical knowledge/skills to EHS programs and systems.

  • Anticipates future business/EHS needs and develops new skills as appropriate.

  • Benchmarks internally and externally.

  • Independently executes, and/or directs others in the planning and execution of projects.

  • Designs and leads projects. Reports findings.

  • Prepares and communicates recommendations and respective action plans.

  • Presents technical information in an understandable format to non-technical audiences.

  • Has recognized expertise in theories, principles and analytical tools.

Problem Solving / Innovation

  • Produces value added and cost-effective results.

  • Identifies, analyzes and resolves existing/new EHS challenges.

  • Integrates EHS solutions across the business within regulatory constraints.

  • Conducts investigations and root cause analysis.

  • Provides recommendations as appropriate.

  • Develops solutions to a wide range of complex problems where in-depth analysis is required.

  • Anticipates future trends, obstacles and barriers as they relate to technical expertise and develops strategies to address.

Organizational Interface

  • Mentors others by sharing technical expertise and providing feedback and guidance.

  • Interfaces with regulatory agencies, trade groups and peers from similar organizations.

  • Represents the company in external meetings.

  • Communicate information effectively and in a timely manner with team members.

  • Establishes networks. Is a good listener and open to suggestions; shares resources, knowledge and serves as an EHS expert in cross-functional projects.

  • Builds professional relationships with colleagues, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Identifies training needs.

  • Develops amends and conducts training.

  • Prepares and delivers presentations intended to motivate or persuade others to adopt a specific recommendation or course of action.


  • Supports compliance with all applicable regulations and internal standards.

  • Stays current on changing technical requirements, regulations and standards.

  • Identifies potential EHS risks and consequences of new and modified processes/systems/regulations and takes appropriate action.

  • Ensures timeliness and accuracy of required documentation.

  • Is able to identify potential EHS consequences of non-conformance and takes appropriate action.

  • Represents the function during external regulatory inspections and internal audits.

  • Analyzes and communicates EHS performance data.

  • Responsible for achieving or contributing towards EHS targets.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email