Reference : 567336

Industrial Project Leader

  • Technical Production
  • United Kingdom
    Nr Penrith
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 04/18/2019

Who are we ?

Innovative?  Customer Focused?  Agile?  Open and Engaging?  Entrepreneurial? –These are our key attitudes and the way we like to work at Saint-Gobain. If this sounds like you, please read on to find out more about our Project Leader opportunity.


How will you support us?


This role is working in the Project Engineering Department (PED) of British Gypsum, where you will be responsible for managing and engineering projects for a major part of the capital expenditure of the business.  Based at Kirkby Thore, in Cumbria, we want someone to work with the plant manager and his team, along with the central project engineering team, to agree priorities, resource and programmes for capital investment within the factory, and then oversee the successful execution of these project.


In the role as Project Leader you will:


  • Be  the focal point at the Kirkby Thore site for the delivery of capital  investment projects
  • Work with the local site management and engineers, as well as your engineering colleagues based in East Leake (Nottinghamshire),  to plan and agree the scope and timelines of projects
  • Oversee and manage agreed projects through all phases, from inception to implementation and commissioning
  • Manage the site installation, being especially focused on the safe implementation of the project and control of sub-contractors.


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;


  • Be focused on safety and be able to demonstrate an understanding of safe working practices and ensuring these are followed
  • Project Management experience in an industrial setting, with an understanding of CDM regulations and site construction.
  • Demonstrable organisational ability at overseeing and running projects of a variety of sizes (from £100k to £5m+)
  • Worked with a dynamic range of people on site, from senior managers to sub-contract labour
  • Good communication skills, you will be able to communicate effectively with the team on site but also the project team that is based in East Leake.
  • Preferably from an engineering background (Mechanical, Electrical or Process)
  • A degree in an appropriate subject or substantial equivalent experience.


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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