Reference : 581027

Project Engineering Manager

  • Technical Production
  • United Kingdom
    Burton Upon Trent
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 08/28/2020

Who are we ?

This position is only open to internal applicants of Saint Gobain. Please note that any applications made by people outside of Saint Gobain will not be considered at this stage.

British Gypsum – part of Saint-Gobain - Winners of ‘TOP EMPLOYER UK AND GLOBAL' five years running! (2016-2020)

British Gypsum are part of the Saint-Gobain group and the UK’s leading manufacturer of plasterboard and plaster-based dry lining systems and products. In Saint-Gobain, every individual is able to build a career without boundaries in a genuine and ambitious group. At British Gypsum, we’re proud to support this promise and offer our people a world of opportunity, all the challenge they’ll ever need and colleagues with great pride in what they’re a part of.

British Gypsum is looking to appoint a Project Engineering Manager to be based at their East Leake site. This is a really exciting opportunity as you will be part of a brand new team that will deliver Operational Improvements in line with our journey from “Good to Great”.

What impact will I have in this role?

In support of “Expedition 2024 “and the overall Operational Excellence strategy, the Engineering Project Manager will support and manage the overall CapEx and project program for British Gypsum, looking at both short and longer term horizons.

As Project Engineering Manager you will be involved in a host of wide and varied projects to include Project types will include upgrades and refurbishments to gypsum plants, implementation of energy and environmental projects, obsolescence, new technologies, and infrastructure capital improvements.  Projects will vary from multiple contracts to oversight of turnkey installations.

The responsibilities of the Engineering Project Manager will include:

  • Support the development of a clear and agreed prioritised capex list over a 5-year horizon in conjunction with the business leads
  • Ensure project timeframes and budgets are achieved whilst delivering the set out ROI
  • Tracks & Manages overall capital budget for BG
  • Administers and is subject matter expert for capital submittal and approval
  • Supports and/or oversees key capital projects as determined by overall business resource and priorities
  • BG lead for the EEM Pillar
  • Supervisory responsibility for a team of 3 Engineers

Am I what you are looking for?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working; we innovate, we collaborate, we’re agile, we act with entrepreneurial spirit, and we’re supportive of and close to our customers. As part of the Saint-Gobain group, we’re committed to empowering and developing talented individuals wherever possible. As such, we’d welcome applications from other Saint-Gobain businesses wherever candidates can demonstrate the following key skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Civil, Chemical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience with a successful record of accomplishment safely leading the completion of several major industrial project installations throughout UK
  • Project Management training and certifications.
  • EEM Practitioner or WCM Instructor


The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role. We can’t guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting. But, we promise to listen.


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