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.

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Piping Designer (Sub-Contract)


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

CAD Designer


£18,000 – £24,000 per annum – depending on experience (plus benefits)

BPE was formed in 1997 as an independent Process Engineering Consultancy serving the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries. Since that time, it has grown year on year, its success is based upon strong partnerships with clients in the UK and Europe.

We are ‘Process Led’ and can offer a comprehensive range of Process Engineering Design expertise and experience, with integrated support for Process Safety, Project and Construction Management, 3D Piping Design and Electrical, Controls and Instrumentation. Most of our team are Chartered Chemical Engineers, and we excel on the challenging projects that require a real depth of knowledge around core Unit Operations, in particular Reaction, Filtration, Mixing/Blending and Drying.

We are looking to welcome a CAD Designer.  The successful applicant will have a strong eye for detail with good self-management and a desire to learn and develop further skills.  It would be advantageous to have a working knowledge and confidence in using Autocad, although full training will be provided to cover all aspects of the role.

Key responsibilities:

Supporting the engineering output for the business with CAD designs and learning the processes within the department.

Required experience:

  • Autocad or similar programs (although training will be given)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Competent computer skills/MS Office
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Willingness to learn
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a small team
  • Ideally experience of working in an office environment

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: