Senior Civil Engineer

Saint Gobain UK & Ireland
Loughborough, LE11
Jun 26, 2022
Jun 26, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
The Role

At Saint-Gobain we pride ourselves on being innovative, customer focused, agile, open and engaging and entrepreneurial. We are also proud to have been named a 'Top Employer' for 5 consecutive years. If you're an experienced Civil Engineer, with a background in large industrial projects, and you want to know what it's like to work for a top employer that is working hard to make the world a better home; then please read on to find out more about this exciting opportunity to join us as Senior Civil Engineer.

Based out of East Leake, Loughborough when not travelling, you'll be working for BPB Ltd, as part of the GMT (Gypsum Manufacturing Technology) team, working on, and travelling to projects, globally.

GMT cooperates multiple Saint-Gobain Gypsum businesses around the world. We develop, design, and build new gypsum factories and update existing sites with new equipment and processes.

You'll have the opportunity to use modern design techniques;3D design with automated functionality, 3D scanning of existing factories, and virtual reality study.

Involves good interactions with business units across the world, presents opportunities to understand different market practices, cultures and provides travel opportunities to various sites.

Is this role right for me?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. For this role in particular we are looking for someone with the following skills and expertise;

Whilst we are relatively open, we'd prefer someone who has a background in process plant construction, medium-to-large industrial construction projects, or similar.
  • Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering (ideally educated to Masters or PHD with a minimum of 5 years' experience or to degree level and with considerable experience). Chartered status, or working towards, is advantageous.
  • Experience in detail design on big-scale factory layouts - Architectural, civil&structural.
  • Autodesk software knowledge:
  • a) AutoCAD
  • b) Revit, Tekla, Consteel etc
  • c) Invetors&Navisworks (interface functionalities will be an advantage)
  • d) Autodesk BIM cloud server knowledge to see clash checking with Revit&Inventor models.
    • Extensive knowledge of sub-soil structures design.
    • Experience in study and interpretation of geotechnical reports, soil types, contaminations, water tables, and hydrological data.
    • Experience in flood mapping, soil stabilization and embankments design.


    What will I be doing in the role?

    You'll have a willingness to travel internationally; You will be travelling for approximately 6-7 months per year, to various project sites

    In this role you will have responsibility for;
    • Lead development of processes to deliver best performance at lowest cost giving due regard to safety, operability, maintainability and legal compliance
    • Lead continuous improvement of process plant design
    • Scope and develop initial designs and layouts for capital projects, and then expand them into detailed plans and drawings.
    • Provide feasibility studies, specifications and budget estimates for capital schemes
    • Support Project Managers on major projects undertaken by GMT worldwide or existing operations to deliver installations on time and to budget
    • Lead the implementation of approved capital projects.
    • Ensure efficient handover of projects ensuring full documentation, training, support etc.
    • Provide expert support to operating plants
    • Commissioning of new equipment and processes
    • Update and maintain best practice design information within the GMT Supplier relationship management

    Are BPB Ltd and Saint-Gobain an Inclusive employer?

    We're working hard to be, and we're keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, abilities, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, taste in music, fashion sense or anything else that makes you, you!

    We understand that a diverse workplace is not only a more enjoyable place to be, but also facilitates better decision making and innovation. So, whoever you are, and whichever Saint-Gobain business you join, you can be sure of a warm welcome with us.

    And what about flexibility?

    The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role (this could be flexible hours, a job share, part time, to name a few). We can't guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting, but we promise to listen.