Lead Engineer, Environmental, Health, Safety & Security (EHS&S)

Company Background

Tessa Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a portfolio of next-generation cell therapies for cancer. It has a pipeline of therapies in clinical development for the treatment of hematological malignancies and solid tumors.

Tessa’s lead autologous therapy is in late-stage clinical development for treatment of lymphomas. It has shown strong clinical responses in patients with relapsed/refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma, based on which it was granted the RMAT designation by the U.S. FDA and the PRIME designation by EMA.

Tessa is also developing a novel, differentiated, allogeneic “off-the shelf” cell therapy platform to create more efficacious, reliable, and scalable therapies capable of targeting a broad range of cancers. A therapy using this platform is being evaluated in an ongoing clinical trial in United States.

Job Position
Lead Engineer, Environmental, Health, Safety & Security (EHS&S)

Job Description

  • Implement EHS Management system according to SS651 requirements
  • Monitor progress of the performance metrics of Workplace Safety & health
  • Provide expertise, leadership, and technical EHS support to operations in anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of health/safety hazards and related compliance at the site
  • Provide guidance and roll out Emergency preparedness programs
  • Lead EHS relevant in house training
  • Implement Biosafety program in compliance with regulations
  • Provide guidance to EHS&S champions at other Tessa sites
  • Lead initiatives to continuously improve EHS&S awareness at site
  • Roll out Recycling program at site
  • Conduct site audits to evaluate facilities’ compliance with safety and environmental regulations and identifies areas of improvement
  • Facilitate in safety surveys/inspections and recommend appropriate corrective actions
  • Interpret and ensure compliance of statutory and legal requirements
  • Facilitate on accident and incident investigations due to deviations and ensure timely closure of remediation
  • Recommend changes to working processes and conditions to ensure that all employees have a safe and healthy working environment and that the organisation complies with all current and future regulations and laws, and the organisation’s safety policies and standards;
  • Maintain and analyse Near Miss, Unsafe Act or Unsafe conditions, record them and propose remedies to prevent accidents or recurrences
  • Provide annual budget/ latest estimates for EHS&S operational needs


  • Diploma or Degree in an engineering/ environmental health discipline with more than 8 years of working experiences
  • Registered workplace safety & health officer with Ministry of Manpower
  • Certified Fire Safety Manager
  • Qualified to lead risk assessments
  • Has prior experience implementing safety management systems
  • Experience in dealing with chemicals and radiation related safety matters, biosafety experience will be a plus
  • Able to lead/ facilitate/ participate in discussions
  • Able to work in a multi-cultural and fast-paced environment with little guidance
  • Has prior experience leading teams but is also able to leverage on cross functional support with little/no direct reports
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in managing contractors in cGMP facility operations
  • Experience in cGMP requirements is preferred
  • Willing to learn, self-starter and continuously improve
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge in Bio-Pharma R&D is an added advantage