Careers at BPE

BPE is an exciting place to work, with a wide variety of clients across many different sectors. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, a contributory pension and profit share scheme. We are currently recruiting for the following roles.

To apply for any of these jobs please email

Piping Designer (Sub-Contract)

Location: Winchester

Position summary:

BPE are currently hiring a Piping Designer for our Winchester office to help with a mixture of site and design work within the Pharmaceutical & Chemical industries. This is a contract position.

Key responsibilities

Thorough understanding of common equipment and capable of routing all major process and utility piping in accordance with P&IDs and project standards, including the impact of specific service conditions on piping design.
Experienced in more complex piping systems such as lined and jacketed pipe and impact of material supply and fabrication on piping design.

Good time management skills with the ability to manage sections of design and work within a collaborative team environment.

Take a pro-active approach to working with other disciplines such as process and E,C&I in order to;

  • Set piping layout concepts
  • Deliver  safety, quality and consistency within designs
  • Ensure Operational,Maintenance and construction requirements are incorporated
  • Support a cost focussed approach to plant layout and piping design such that installed and operational costs are minimised

Skills & experience required

  • 3D experience is essential, Plant3D would be an advantage or other AutoCAD based 3D packages i.e. Autoplant etc. would be considered.
  • Relevant Piping Design experience in the Pharmaceutical or Chemical industry
  • Relevant Piping Design experience of clean piping systems ASME BPE
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytic, problem-solving and decision-making skills

Senior Electrical, Control & Instrumentation (E,C&I) Engineer

Location: Winchester

Salary: Competitive

BPE’s Electrical, Control and Instrumentation (E,C &I) design team are looking for an experienced engineer to join them, in the staff position of Senior E,C&I Engineer, to help meet ongoing project objectives.

The Senior E,C&I Engineer shall ideally have knowledge and experience, which brings a high degree of competence, in the following areas:

  • Instrument and actuated valve technologies.
  • Instrument loop design.
  • Analytical and weighing instrumentation.
  • Industrial automation and industrial system communications.
  • Control and Safety System architectures.
  • Process Control technique.
  • Design of LV electrical circuits including motor controls, LV distribution, lighting and earthing.
  • Electrical requirements in Hazardous Areas, where a risk of explosion from dusts and gases exist, in particular the implementation of Intrinsically Safe circuits.
  • Use of Amtech Electrical Design software.
  • Use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • MCC design.
  • Lightning Protection.
  • GAMP V standards and guidance.
  • Functional Safety IEC 61508/11 and Machinery Safety IEC 60204.

(please note however, consideration will be made where an engineer, biased towards one discipline, can demonstrate transferrable skills and willingness to develop new competencies.)  

The following attitudes are expected:

  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated.
  • Fits well within a team but can lead as required.
  • Plans own workload.
  • Takes on appropriate responsibilities but knows when to escalate issues.
  • Focused on meeting deadlines and quality targets.

The following industry experience is highly desirable:

  • Pharmaceutical – API and Secondary Manufacture.
  • Biotechnology.
  • Fine Chemicals.

The following qualifications are expected:

  • BSc / BEng degree in related engineering subject, or equivalent industry knowledge and experience.
  • Ideally a Chartered Engineer or working towards.

The Senior E,C&I Engineer shall be a central part of the E,C&I team, reporting to the E,C&I Design Manager. The Senior E,C&I Engineer shall take a discipline lead role in individual projects (Concept to Detailed Design), supervise contract members of the team and may provide on-site support to clients.

Main duties are:

  • Conduct site surveys and liaise with the client, throughout projects, to develop the process electrical and instrument design.
  • Attend internal and external project meetings.
  • Assist in the coordination of the project design, alongside Process, Piping, Building Services and CSA Designers and Engineers, through 3D model review.
  • Engineer General Arrangement Drawings, Layout Drawings, Cable Route Drawings, Location Drawings, Block Cable Diagrams, Single Line Diagrams, Circuit Diagrams, Wiring Diagrams and Instrument Loop Diagrams.
  • Engineer Instrument and I/O Lists, Instrument and Electrical Cable Schedules (including cable sizing calculations), MTO/BOMs.
  • Produce instrument datasheets.
  • Produce Requirement Specifications and Scopes of Work
  • Provide Technical input into Invitation to Tender Packages
  • Peer check colleagues design documentation.

The Senior E,C&I Engineer shall be familiar with the use of British and International Standards, Industry Regulations, EC Directives and Health & Safety Regulations, including CDM Regulations.

Main Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 23 days holiday (rising with service) plus Bank Holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Profit Share
  • Healthcare Plan
  • Car parking and cycling facilities

If you would like to apply for this position, please e-mail your CV, covering letter and salary expectations to quoting the job title of Senior E,C&I Engineer.

No Agencies please.

Undergraduate Industrial Placements

BPE are keen to support undergraduate Chemical Engineers and run a Summer Placement programme offering a 2nd or 3rd year Chemical Engineering Undergraduate eight weeks work experience during July and August. Based at our Colden Common office, the placement typically includes some CAD, process modelling and HAZOP scribe experience, and site and sales visits where possible although the nature of the work very much depends on our project and client portfolio at the time.  Applications for Summer 2019 are now closed.

At present we are not able to offer 12-month industrial placements.

In addition we are always keen to hear from: