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 admin@bpe-ds.com.


Piping Designer (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 install 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

Project Manager

Location: Winchester

Salary: Competitive

Position Overview

Reporting to the Projects and Engineering Director, the Project Manager will be responsible for the successful delivery of a portfolio of projects.

They will be responsible for ensuring delivery to schedule and budget as well as working with the discipline engineers to achieve quality targets.  Additionally, the Project Manager will need to provide quality reports to both clients and the BPE board.

The individual should have a track record of successful project delivery within a design / consultancy environment who can escalate issues when necessary to ensure successful project delivery.

This is a key position in the company providing the relationship link within the project team(s), to the BPE senior management teams and externally to BPE clients, therefore good communication skills are essential.

Requirements

Technical
  • Engineering degree recognised by an Institution, Chartered Engineer
  • Project Management qualified, APM, Prince 2, PMI or equivalent – or working towards such
  • Understanding of the works to be delivered by the individual disciplines within a project such that they can plan work to achieve the project goals
  • Typically, 5 – 10 years of experience in a project leadership role within a design office or a consultancy company
  • Good subject knowledge of chemical / biochemical process plants.  Ability to liaise on a technical level with the BPE and client teams
  • An ability to communicate via both verbal and written means to peers and to people outside of the company, report writing and other written work to be completed appropriately.
  • Experience of operations & projects within a GMP environment would be beneficial
  • Proficient in MS Office suite including, MS Project, Excel and Word.
Personal

The following is a list of the qualities that the incumbent will be expected to bring to the role:

  • A confident communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • A competent, highly organised individual who motivates others and pays strict attention to detail.
  • Ability to deploy and manage initiatives by influence
  • Team player, personable and able to build relationships quickly, ability to communicate within a project team environment
  • Self-motivated with a positive outlook
  • Well presented, business-like, reliable, tolerant and determined to succeed
  • Keen for new experiences, responsibility and accountability
  • The individual is to 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 future work to the company;
  • Logical thinker, with the ability to develop new skills to solve new challenges
  • Self-awareness, conscious of personal levels of competence, with the ability to identify and call upon additional resources when these are exceeded.
Other
  • Legally permitted to live and work in the UK.  Good written and spoken English.  UK Driving License.
  • Sufficiently mobile and flexible to travel for up to a few days a month within the UK.

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

Mechanical & Piping Designer

Location: Winchester

Salary: Competitive

Position summary:

BPE are currently hiring a Mechanical & Piping Designer to work with our Piping Group Manager for our Winchester office to help with a mixture of site and design work within the Pharmaceutical & Chemical industries.

Key responsibilities:

  • Conversant in materials of construction, functions and impact of stress analysis, insulation, installed instruments commonly used.
  • 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.
  • Ensuring that conventional HS&E protection requirements are embodied in the designs.
  • Takes a hands-on and lead role with responsibility for all piping design and layout in an assigned area including;
      • Setting piping layout concepts
      • Assuring quality and consistency and ensuring that safety is built in
      • Operational compliance
      • 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
  • To coach less experienced individuals and also to agree work assignments with the Piping Group Manager

Skills & experience required:

  • Suitable Professional Qualification
  • Relevant Piping Design Engineering experience in the Pharmaceutical industry
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytic, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Leadership skills, with a view to managing people
  • 3D experience is essential, Plant3D would be an advantage or other AutoCAD based 3D package i.e. Autoplant etc. would be considered.
  • It is important that you can participate in project engineering activities
  • Experience within a consultancy background

Personal:

  • Well presented, business-like, reliable, tolerant and determined to succeed
  • Sufficiently mobile and flexible to travel for up to a few days a month within the UK
  • Able to get on with others and be a team-player, together with an ability to communicate within a project team environment
  • Logical thinker, with the ability to develop new skills to solve new challenges
  • Problem solver, with the ability to generate and implement solutions and to transfer ideas between companies and industries
  • Self-awareness – conscious of personal levels of competence, with the ability to identify and call upon additional resources when these are exceeded

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

 

 


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: