Reference : 573138

Project Leader

  • Research and Development
  • United Kingdom
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 10/17/2019

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 Project Leader opportunity.

This exciting role will see you lead cross functional project teams through a Stage and Gate process delivering new product and system innovations, raw material change and process efficiency projects. This role is working with British Gypsum Technical Department, based from our East Leake office with occasional travel to other plants in the area.

What impact will you have in this role?

As part of a knowledgeable and passionate team you will;

  • Lead business projects to a successful conclusion by demonstrating best practice in leadership skills
  • Define Projects to fit with business strategy through understanding the customer requirements relative to products and systems
  • Know and apply existing standard method tests & develop new ones  
  • Communicate complex and scientific data into information which allows the business to make decisions
  • Make a significant contribution to capturing the knowledge of how and why our products and systems perform in the way they do
  • Actively contribute to developing new safe working methods and to the compilation of the team annual safety plan.

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?


For the Project Leader specifically it is important that you have:

  • Either primary Degree in an appropriate scientific or engineering field, a higher degree in a relevant specialist field, or equivalent work experience – a background in Material Science Testing and/or New Product Development is an added bonus
  • Evidence of a hands-on flexible approach
  • Experience of scientific research methodologies, including literature survey, idea generation and prototyping
  • Experience of leading projects in a multifunctional business/organisation
  • Demonstrable ability to accept responsibility either in or outside of work environment

It’d also be great if you have:

  • Relevant industrial experience including cross functional working, continuous improvement activities and networking in an international organisation

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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