Engineering Manager (Return to Work Programme)

Basic qualifications:

What can you bring to GSK Barnard Castle?

We need your help to provide an engineering support service that meets the business and regulatory needs of the department. With your skills and experience we'd like you to be responsible for engineering activities associated with the GSK production process including the management and supervision of the SIBU engineering team and any contractors. We'd like you to be our Engineering Manager and bring your skills and experience which include:

  • Engineering degree level qualification and experience as a professional engineer
  • Maintenance budget management
  • Maintenance strategy, including maintenance and shutdown requirements to business schedule planning
  • Planning & implementation of employee health, safety and quality policies and improvement activities
  • Preparation and review of planned preventative maintenance (PPM) schedules and reports via the MERPS system
  • Continuous improvement – driving increased performance aligned to objectives and key performance indicators (KPI's)

Preferred qualifications:

As Above


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

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

Job Title:Engineering Manager

Location:Barnard Castle


Length of programme:12 months (flexible start date from October 2017 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?

Someone who is highly motivated, with a great track record of multitasking and delivering within the Engineering sector

Your strong stakeholder management skills

Your ability to create and maintain new relationships

Your great communication skills which are impactful and influence decision making at different levels

Your willingness to assume responsibility

What can GSK do for you?

At GSK we will reward your commitment and contribution to our success 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 [email protected] and add 'Returnship' in the subject title, we will be happy to talk with you.

Closing date for applications: Monday 9th October 2017

Selection timings: We will contact you w/c 2nd October to discuss your application in more detail. An assessment day will be held week commencing 16th October 2017 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.

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Contact information:

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