Project Engineer (Return to Work Programme), Open to flexibility

Barnard Castle, Durham
03 Apr 2018
20 May 2018

Project Engineer (Return to Work Programme), Open to flexibility

Are you ready for GSK to re-launch your career in Engineering?

If the answer is yes, you are currently not working and are on a voluntary career break of 2-years or more then applying for a return to work role with GSK might be right for you...

Job Title: Project Engineer
Location: Barnard Castle
Salary: Competitive
Length of programme: 12 months (flexible start date from June 2018 onwards)

Our 12-month returner programme is designed for highly qualified and motivated people who want to resume their career following a break of between 2 - 10 years.

You may have personal commitments that you did not have previously or find the thought of returning to work daunting. We understand your concerns and that's why we have created a return to work programme that offers the opportunity for flexible working; to make sure your work life balance is just right, a supportive environment; where you can re-establish and enhance your skills and tailored personal development plans, job plus coaching, mentoring and peer support. Our return to work programme will guide you back onto your career path.

The "Barney" site is a key member of the Global Manufacturing and Supply (GMS) organisation and produce some of the world's leading dermatological, sterile, inhaled and oral medicines for a wide range of diseases including MRSA, leukaemia and HIV. You will be the engineering customer for the sterile and inhalation business unit (SIBU) small-scale project activities.

Who are we looking for?

  • Your excellent skills gained in delivering on capital projects with a high engineering work content
  • Your technical and business understanding in identifying appropriate solutions and partnering with specialist engineering suppliers
  • The leadership skills you bring to engineering capital projects and customers in understanding and confirming the need for investment
  • Your ability to develop, justify and document (PIP documentation) technical solutions that fit with the customer need and business case
  • Your great communication skills which are impactful and influence key decision making at different levels to enable project authorisation
  • Your ability to lead mixed project teams of GSK staff, consultants and contractors whilst owning the construction activities in and adjacent to operational pharmaceutical facilities, ensuring projects are completed in compliance with statutory and company Employee Health and Safety standards.

What can GSK do for you?

At GSK we will reward your dedication and contribution to our business through your salary, bonus and employee recognition awards.

We offer you a stake in our success through shares and savings opportunities and help you save for the future.

You will automatically become a member of the GSK pension plan when you join us and to ensure you have some well-deserved time off you will be entitled to 26-days paid personal holiday each year, plus eight paid public holidays.

Our GSK Healthcare Plan is designed to provide you and covered family members access to prompt medical treatment.

Following completion of this programme, you'll be perfectly placed for GSK onward employment opportunities.

How do I apply?

If you feel that you are ready to join us, please click the apply now button. If you want to find out a little bit more about being an Engineer at GSK, follow the link below to watch our video:

VIDEO - GSK: Engineering a better world

If you want to talk to us before applying, please email us and add 'Returnship' in the subject title, we will be happy to talk with you.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 20th May 2018

Selection timings: We will contact you on 24th - 25th May to discuss your application in more detail. Assessments will be held 13th / 14th June 2018 at our Barnard Castle site. This will give us both the opportunity to meet each other and for you to get a feel for the site and GSK.

During your application, you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process.

If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application / selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements, please contact 0808 234 4391.

This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.


Basic qualifications:

What you will bring to GSK Barnard Castle?

We need your help to manage our engineering capital projects in accordance with Barnard Castle and GSK processes. We'd like you to work with customers to understand and confirm the business need for investment. Be our Project Manager, join our team and bring your skills and experience which include:

  • A degree level qualification in an engineering discipline
  • Previous experience as a professional engineer
  • Experience managing project teams who deliver capital projects on time and within budget.
  • A mix of technical and business understanding to identify the appropriate solutions to meet business needs

Preferred qualifications:

  • See basic qualifications

Why GSK?:

At GSK, our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Our three world-leading businesses research and deliver innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We need a talented and motivated workforce to deliver against our strategy. To achieve this, we strive to attract the best people and to create an environment that empowers and inspires.

Contact information:

You may apply for this position online by selecting the Apply now button.

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