Reference : 567108

Senior Project Leader

  • Research and Development
  • United Kingdom LEICESTERSHIRE
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 04/11/2019

Who are we ?

Innovative? Customer Focused? Agile?  Open and Engaging? Entrepreneurial? – The key attitudes and way we like to work at Saint-Gobain. If this sounds like you, please read on to find out more about the Senior Industrial/ Scientific Project Lead opportunity.


How will you support us? How you will utilise your expertise? What impact will you have in this role?


This role is working with British Gypsum where you will be responsible for a varied number of activities including lab testing, validation, being the voice of the customer and working with our raw materials and product testing/ development.


The role will be based in our East Leake office with occasional travel being required to other plants in the area as well.


In the role as a Senior Industrial/ Scientific Project Lead you will;


  • Perform lab work- with raw materials, starting with smaller samples building up to full scale tests

  • Plant trials- you will be working on different plant sites doing trials and tests on products and new product development

  • final products validation- you would be working with a variety of teams across British Gypsum for final product validations

  • work on a variety of projects with a range of stakeholders all throughout the business.

  • Work on our larger scale projects


What kind of person are we looking for?


First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. In addition to the five Saint-Gobain attitudes we shared at the start, suitability for the role is always key; does the following criteria sound like you?


In order to be successful in this role, you must have;


  • A Scientific Degree- for example- chemistry, chemical engineering, material science, engineering (mechanical)

  • Ability to work with and manage a range of stakeholders within the business

  • Work well in a team environment- no project can be completed alone, therefore you will be working closely with your team members and colleagues

  • Industrial experience would be a plus, but is not a “must” for this role

  • Six Sigma (nice to have)

  • Safety qualifications/ experience (nice to have)

  • Experience in working with and managing a variety of stakeholders up to Executive level


Who are Saint-Gobain?


Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 to deliver a world first – the production of glass on an industrial scale we have continued to adapt and grow through providing innovate ideas, services and products to our customers. 350 years later we have a presence in 67 countries and employs 170,000 people worldwide. The UK & Ireland is home to over 30 of our well-known and respected businesses within the construction sector including: British Gypsum, Jewson, Weber, Graham and Glassolutions.


You are applying to work with British Gypsum this is one of 32 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that operate within UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.


Our Ambition as a business?


At Saint-Gobain, our goal is to ‘Create great living places and improve people’s daily life’. We design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.


Do you want to be part of this vision? Click apply, we would love to hear from you.

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