Careers at BPE

BPE are an innovative process-led consultancy working within the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech and energy sectors of the process industries. The company has offices in Winchester and operates throughout the UK and internationally. The company’s business has been growing year on year since its formation in 1997.

BPE is a dynamic and ambitious engineering consultancy that operates predominantly in the fine chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech sectors.

BPE offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, a contributory pension and profit share scheme.

We are currently recruiting for;

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Bio Process Engineering Senior Consultant

Qualifications

Candidates, ideally qualified to beyond degree level in a relevant Engineering discipline, will be self-starters who can demonstrate drive, tenacity and strong “presence” coupled with exemplary communication & presentation skills, thought leadership and a desire to build strong relationships both internally and externally.  Listening, influencing and negotiating will all be key competencies along with the ability to manage positive change and deliver performance improvement.  An enthusiastic outlook, strong IT & financial awareness and a track record of strategic design and engaging others to deliver exceptional results will all be required to grasp this opportunity and to make a real difference to this business as success is delivered.

Experience

Reporting to the Technology Director, the role of senior consultant is one of considerable seniority, with the incumbent taking complete technical and managerial responsibility for key projects with associated responsibility for the development of additional new business.  The appointee will demonstrate considerable experience of the engineering design and delivery of bioprocess engineering projects, be comfortable as a senior level representative of the business both with clients and at external events, be experienced in technology transfer & scale-up and contribute to the company’s overall strategy and direction.  With a strongly analytical and detail-minded approach, the appointee will be an effective leader, able to initiate and implement complicated project plans, who thrives on developing strong teamwork and can demonstrate continuous performance improvement along with strong professional and personal integrity.

Overview of Engineering Skills 

Biotechnology - Detailed understanding of the manufacturing processes utilising living organisms, especially microorganisms including, bacterial, yeasts and moulds, mammalian cells, viruses and transgenics.

Detailed knowledge of the following product sectors

  • Antibiotics
  • Vaccines
  • Therapeutic proteins
  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Industry Standards and Codes

As appropriate for the years of experience, good familiarisation with the main codes and standards applicable to process design. A strong working knowledge of those specific to work experience gained, and the ability to advise others on their interpretation and use. 

Company Representative

The ability to present themselves to Clients in a positive light and to give confidence in work presented, information flow is maintained and projects are progressed. Represent BPE within the bioprocess and biopharmaceutical design communities.

  • Experienced in technology transfer and scale up

  • Contribute to bid preparation

  • Participate in developing new business lines through networking

  • Be capable of contributing to multiple projects

  • Have an understanding of the chemical engineering consultancy market.

Personal

Self-motivated with a positive outlook and always with a view to improve skills and build upon opportunities given. Well presented, businesslike, reliable, tolerant and determined to succeed. Sufficiently mobile and flexible to travel up to a few days a month within the UK. Keen for new experiences, responsibility and accountability. Able to get on with others and be a team-player, together with an ability to communicate within a project team environment.

Summary

Location - Winchester, Hampshire or Warrington, Cheshire

Salary - Competitive plus bonus scheme

Hours: (40 hours per week)

8.30 – 5.30pm (Monday to Thursday), with option to finish early on a Friday.

If you are interested, please email your CV with a covering letter to Tracey@bpe-ds.com  or call Tracey on 01962-717070

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Bio Process Engineering Consultant

Qualifications

Candidates, ideally qualified to beyond degree level in a relevant Engineering discipline, will be self-starters who can demonstrate drive, tenacity and strong “presence” coupled with exemplary communication & presentation skills, thought leadership and a desire to build strong relationships both internally and externally.  Listening, influencing and negotiating will all be key competencies along with the ability to manage positive change and deliver performance improvement.  An enthusiastic outlook, strong IT & financial awareness and a track record of strategic design and engaging others to deliver exceptional results will all be required to grasp this opportunity and to make a real difference to this business as success is delivered.

Experience

Reporting to a Senior Consultant, the role of consultant is one of significant importance, with the incumbent taking technical and managerial responsibility for key projects along with associated responsibility for the development of additional new business.  The appointee will demonstrate strong experience of the engineering design and delivery of bioprocess engineering projects, be comfortable as a senior representative of the business both with clients and at external events, be experienced in technology transfer & scale-up and support the development of the company’s overall strategy and direction.  With a strongly analytical and detail-minded approach, the appointee will be an effective manager, able to initiate and implement complicated project plans, who thrives on developing strong teamwork and can demonstrate continuous performance improvement along with strong professional and personal integrity.

Overview of Engineering Skills

Biotechnology - Detailed understanding of the manufacturing processes utilising living organisms, especially microorganisms including, bacterial, yeasts and moulds, mammalian cells, viruses and transgenics.

Knowledge of the following product sectors

  • Antibiotics
  • Vaccines
  • Therapeutic proteins
  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Industry Standards and Codes

As appropriate for the years of experience, familiarisation with the main codes and standards applicable to process design. A good working knowledge of those specific to work experience gained, and the ability to advise others on their interpretation and use.

Company Representative

The ability to present themselves to Clients in a positive light and to give confidence in work presented, information flow is maintained and projects are progressed. Represent BPE within the bioprocess and biopharmaceutical design communities.

  • Experienced in technology transfer and scale up

  • Contribute to bid preparation

  • Participate in developing new business lines through networking

  • Be capable of contributing to multiple projects

  • Have an understanding of the chemical engineering consultancy market.

Personal

Self-motivated with a positive outlook and always with a view to improve skills and build upon opportunities given. Well presented, businesslike, reliable, tolerant and determined to succeed. Sufficiently mobile and flexible to travel up to a few days a month within the UK. Keen for new experiences, responsibility and accountability. Able to get on with others and be a team-player, together with an ability to communicate within a project team environment.

Summary

Location - Winchester, Hampshire or Warrington, Cheshire

Salary - Competitive plus bonus scheme

Hours: (40 hours per week)

8.30 – 5.30pm (Monday to Thursday), with option to finish early on a Friday.

If you are interested, please email your CV with a covering letter to Tracey@bpe-ds.com  or call Tracey on 01962-717070

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BPE are always keen to hear from; __________________________________________________________________________________________________

Experienced Biochemical or Chemical Engineering Professionals

You will be self-motivated and organised with a demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with clients and peers at all levels. You will be UK Degree qualified (or equivalent) in Chemical and/or Bio-Chemical Engineering.

You will be reliable with a professional and personable demeanour and have a proven track record of positive leadership in multi-discipline teams.

Previous experience, or a desire, to work within an engineering consultancy environment is essential and you would be expected, as a minimum, to be able to;

  • Compile and present engineering capability to potential clients in support of proposals
  • Lead and advise others in the delivery of engineering solutions
  • Carry out detailed process and/or equipment engineering including preparation of calculations and drawings, both directly and through supervision of other engineers.
  • Review designs, reports and installations for compliance with design intent, GXP and H&S requirements

It would be expected that you have a desire to advance the status of the process engineering profession as well as your own skills and expertise together with that of others within the company.

All of this is within a supportive and open environment where process engineering is truly valued.

As well as a competitive salary and a friendly, flexible working environment  BPE can give you the opportunity to have a real influence over the development of a growing, innovative process engineering enterprise.

If you are interested,  please email your  CV with a covering letter to Tracey@bpe-ds.com  or call Tracey on 01962 717070.

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Experienced Electrical/Instrument Engineering Professionals

You will be a self-motivated and organised individual with a UK Degree qualified (or equivalent) in an instrument or electrical engineering subject with demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with both clients and peers.

You will be reliable with a professional and personable demeanour and a proven track record of positive leadership in multi-discipline teams.

Previous experience, or a desire, to work within an engineering contracting/consultancy environment is essential and you will be expected, as a minimum, to be able to;

  • Compile and present engineering capability to potential clients in support of proposals
  • Lead and advise others in the delivery of engineering solutions including preparation of specifications, calculations and drawings, both directly and through supervision of other engineers and designers
  • Review designs, reports and installations for compliance with design intent, GXP, H&S requirements and Hazardous Area / ATEX requirements

A good practical knowledge of the following engineering subjects would be considered advantageous:

  • Process instrumentation and measurement techniques and specification
  • Pharmaceutical Facility experience
  • Hazardous Areas
  • DCS and PLC specification, including hardware, wiring and configuration
  • SIL ratings and safety circuit specification
  • Server and network specification
  • Electrical and Instrument circuit designs
  • Lighting and small power specification
  • Site installation and commissioning work experience within the process or pharmaceutical industries

We will expect you to have a desire to advance the status of the engineering profession as well as your own skills and expertise together with that of others within the company.

All of this is within a supportive and open environment where engineering is truly valued.

As well as a competitive salary and a friendly, flexible working environment BPE can give you the opportunity to have a real influence over the development of a growing, innovative engineering enterprise.

If you are interested, please email your CV with a covering letter to Tracey@bpe-ds.com  or call Tracey on 01962-717070


  

The following points are applicable to all of the above mentioned roles

 


The Location

The place of work will be principally BPE’s offices with site visits or assignments on a case by case basis.

Company Representative

The ability to present themselves to Clients in a positive light and to give confidence in work presented. Time on site may be regular and here the incumbent must show initiative in adapting to new environments and interacting with new people such that the information flow is maintained and projects are progressed.

Company Development

Liaise and attend meetings with other company functions necessary to perform duties and aid business and organisational development. Willingness to attend training and to develop relevant knowledge and skills.
 
Personality

Self-motivated with a positive outlook and always with a view to improve skills and build upon opportunities given. Well presented, businesslike, reliable, tolerant and determined to succeed. Sufficiently mobile and flexible to travel up to a few days a month within the UK. Keen for new experiences, responsibility and accountability. Able to get on with others and be a team-player, together with an ability to communicate within a project team environment.

Computer Skills

Must be adept in use of MS Office based programs, particularly Excel, Word, Explorer and Outlook and ideally MS Project to basic level. All specifications reports and data sheets shall be produced by you from company templates; your typing skills shall be excellent.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Able to clearly communicate via both verbal and written means to peers and to people outside of the company. Report writing and other written work is to be completed with clarity and skill within an acceptable time frame.
Commercial Skills

The individual shall recognise that delivery of work to time, budget and quality is essential for the profitability of the company. Also the individual is to be aware that Client interaction has a positive impact on the award of work to the company.

Management Ability

Time management for the individual and that of their own work is essential.


BPE operate a no smoking policy throughout and encourages equal opportunities for all.