Our biggest strength is our people
Bureau Veritas is one of the world’s largest providers of Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) services, dedicated to delivering the highest standards of service and quality in everything we do. We are a truly independent integrated service provider with a global reach.
At the heart of that is good people. That’s why we strive to attract and retain the very best talent in our industry. If you share our passion to help businesses improve their Quality, Health & Safety, Environmental and Social Responsibility issues, come and join our team.
Technical Reports Team Leader – Harlow Office – ISV
I am the technical reports team leader, responsible for the production of accurate, high standard reports, to be delivered within client SLA’s.
My team of 13 report writers produce all non-mechanical reports for the Business, this includes asbestos, fire, indoor air water quality, structural and electrical reports.
I enjoy my role greatly! I have a superb team, who support each other, the Business and I. We can deliver results when under pressure and as a team we have experienced some great Business successes and achieved some recognised milestones in report production. A colleague recently said we are a “centre of excellence” for reporting and that was a defining moment for me and I was extremely proud of the team I have built.
We work alongside some great colleagues throughout the divisions and we consider ourselves as one team and we are all “One BV”.
The pressured environment can be testing and sometimes I need to change thinking from one discipline to the other at the drop of a hat! However, the days are busy and vibrant and I get to interact with different people in the business and clients.
Opportunities for development and training are a culture embedded within BV and chances to grow are there for the taking. I have experienced this culture first hand and the training and development invested in me has been invaluable. I grow myself and my skills daily.
To sum up Bureau Veritas in three words I would say… world-class, prospects, exhilarating.
Graphic Designer – Birmingham Office – Marketing
I am the Graphic Designer for Bureau Veritas UK and Ireland and work alongside the Marketing Manager and Web Content Manager in the marketing team.
I am responsible for design and production of the internal and external communications and marketing collateral, such as brochures, advertising, graphic web content, events and exhibition stands to name a few.
I also work with our Bid Team which is based in Manchester providing tender support for delivering well-presented and engaging tenders, as well as producing various presentation graphics.
I enjoy my role at Bureau Veritas as it is very varied and get to work on different projects on a day to day basis. I get several requests from different business units, which gives me the opportunity to work and liaise with colleagues from other departments.
My role does have its challenges, on occasion I have very stringent deadlines for bids and tenders or exhibitions, where I have to prioritise, work under pressure and deliver. I am usually working on several projects at any one time which can cause issues on occasion with conflicting deadlines.
Within Bureau Veritas no day is the same and I am constantly learning new software or techniques as we try to stay innovative. Currently working on various video projects I am developing my skills within video editing software and regularly develop skills using various design resources to keep up with the trends. This is a plus for me as I enjoy the amalgamation of technology and design to create compelling communication.
Overall I enjoy working for Bureau Veritas, it can be challenging, but rewarding and provides the opportunity to develop and progress and I get to work with a great bunch of people.
Business Unit Manager, Risk and Safety – London Office
What are the key responsibilities of a Business Unit Manager? My role is pretty self-explanatory; I manage and run the Risk and Safety business unit. My job is to ensure our service is delivered on time, on budget and to a high quality. There is also the commercial aspect of my job, such as managing profit and loss and focusing on new business, but I also manage the engineers in my team. We’ve had three people within the unit promoted recently, which is great and demonstrates the career opportunities there are here, and I am currently interviewing and recruiting candidates for new roles.
Talk me through a typical day. From day-to-day, my role can be extremely varied. I travel quite a lot, visiting clients to present technical results and develop relationships. We’re a global business, so from time to time, we work on international projects; for example, we are supporting the design of a new metro system in the Middle East, so I’ve been liaising with our sub-contractors here in the UK, who are acting as independent checking engineers. Other activity focuses on the day-to-day running of the business unit, for example, reviewing the business development plan, setting business priorities, coaching engineers and writing technical papers.
How did you get your start in the industry? I’m from Australia and that’s where I studied as a Chemical Engineer. As part of my degree, I undertook a placement at an agricultural chemical manufacturer, who then hired me once I graduated. However, I wanted the opportunity to travel and eventually found myself in the UK, as it is a hub of engineering. I started at Bureau Veritas in 2010, as a Consultant in the Risk and Safety team, where I was able to put my technical skills to use, but also had the chance to carry out secondments in Abu Dhabi and Australia – one of the benefits of working for a global company.
Coming back to the UK, I realised there was an opportunity to develop the Risk and Safety team further, which helped me to progress into the role I’m in today. Also, taking part in Bureau Veritas’ Grow Your Talent programme helped me immensely in achieving that, as I have been able to develop my skills in becoming a leader in the business, which is important in my current role.
What do you enjoy about working at Bureau Veritas? Working at Bureau Veritas is really fast-paced, which I enjoy, and our client base is so varied, which keeps the job interesting. However, what I enjoy most, is the entrepreneurial spirit here and the opportunity I’ve had to grow and shape the Risk and Safety team. This has led to my own career progression, as I am shortly due to start a new role within the business as Head of Technical Centre, which is a new centre of excellence looking at delivering innovative technical solutions to our clients.
I also enjoy engaging with different people and, as well as being a member of the Women in Engineering Society and Institute of Chemical Engineers, I also work on a programme called StemNet, which encourages children in school to study science and maths subjects, to ensure that engineering can be a career option. Developing the talent of the future is definitely something I enjoy doing.
Asbestos Surveyor - Hull Office
What are the key responsibilities of an Asbestos Surveyor? Essentially, I will visit our customers and conduct a survey to investigate whether they have asbestos on site and, if so, outline our recommendations and the next steps to manage the asbestos.
I will either conduct a management survey, or a refurbishment survey (which is a little more intrusive). These surveys involve me walking around the site, collecting the necessary information, taking samples if required, and then generating a report of my findings. I will send the samples off to our laboratories for testing and depending on the results, I will recommend how we can manage the asbestos on site, or provide assistance in progressing any required remedial actions.
As well as asbestos surveys, I also conduct radon testing and fire risk assessments for clients
Talk me through a typical day? As I am a mobile surveyor, I travel all around the country to conduct my surveys, so every day is varied in terms of the locations I’m in and the type of business I’m surveying. For example, one week I could be surveying the premises of a bank in Manchester and the next, I could be on an offshore rig.
Depending on the type of job we have on, also depends on the amount of time we’re there on site. So, I could have three surveys in one day, scheduled around the same area, or one survey which I will undertake over the course of two days.
How did you get your start in the industry? I actually started my working career in manufacturing in the Motor Trade industry, so a world away from what I’m doing now. However my wife, Samantha, worked for an asbestos removal company, which is how I first got interested in working the industry. I started with her company, which is where I got my basic training. I worked there for five years before moving to Bureau Veritas, where I have happily been for five years.
What do you enjoy about working at Bureau Veritas? No one day is the same working at Bureau Veritas, as I get to travel lots and meet a lot of different characters along the way, which is great and keeps the job interesting. Working for Bureau Veritas also offers me great flexibility. As I am a mobile surveyor, when I’m not on site, I work from home in Hull, filing the necessary paperwork and managing my accounts.
Another benefit of working at Bureau Veritas is the size of the organisation, which not only offers greater job security, but it also means that there are plenty of training opportunities. As there are regular changes to various regulations, it’s important we stay on top of these, so we have regular briefings to ensure we’re all up to date. That also means if I have any queries on site, I know I can get in touch with one of the team who will have an answer. As I work in different environments, such as on a rig, that means we also have to have the likes of survival training too, as you’re offshore. Essentially my knowledge is always increasing, which not only benefits me, it benefits our clients.
Bureau Veritas is a truly independent consultancy, with a network of fixed and mobile laboratories that are UKAS accredited. We offer services such as building surveys, annual re-inspections, project management of asbestos remediation, site risk assessments, air monitoring, four stage clearance air testing, laboratory sample analysis, management plans and training.
Well-being and Safety
As a ROSPA holder we take health and safety seriously. Our vision is zero accidents and incidents. Safety forms one of the three Bureau Veritas ‘absolutes’ driving our people’s behaviours, values and culture.
Bureau Veritas Absolutes: Safety: Ethics: Financial Control
We hold partnerships with best in class benefits providers offering health education and wellness solutions to support you at every stage of your life. So whether you’re a new parent or hold caring responsibilities, require fast track access to medical services or looking for financial advice, this is available to all our employees.
Whether you are starting out your career or a long serving employee, we are committed to helping you develop within the organisation.
We support you to achieve your potential, enabling you to make more of a difference by putting your ideas into action and sharing best practice and learning. With a global professional network of 64,000 colleagues and counting, we make a real difference to our customers, local communities and the environment to name a few.
We aim to create an inclusive workplace to attract and retain the most talented people from all backgrounds and cultures. Inclusivity welcomes different knowledge, perspectives, experiences, background, interest and working styles from across the global population. This not only enhances individual creativity and innovation, but makes good business sense.
We are proud to have been awarded the prestigious Top Employer UK award for an unprecedented four years in a row.
INTEGRITY AND ETHICS
We act with good faith, honesty and fairness.
We do what we say we will do.
We state clearly our contracts and actions and deliver them accordingly.
We follow company policies and processes.
We respect confidentiality of business and personal information.
We respect local and international ethics and professional standards.
We provide information, instruction and training as necessary to ensure the health and safety at work of our teams.
We are all required to meet our health and safety duties and responsibilities at work.
RESPECT FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS
We treat others as they are entitled to be treated.
We consider the impact of our personal actions on others.
We have our individual contribution recognised and valued and receive accurate feedback on our performance.
We respect differences, care about others and do not discriminate against others on race, ethnic origin, age, sex or religious and political beliefs.
IMPARTIAL COUNSEL AND VALIDATION
We deliver professional and unbiased advice.
We deliver reports which are accurate records of actions in line with our best practices.
SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
The growing commitment of companies to society creates new challenges to combine profitability and accountability.
An awareness of these new risks creates new requirements and new activities and has an effect at both organisational and management levels of the company.
Bureau Veritas as a whole, and each employee individually, takes account of the impact of their actions on the community, people and business. We ensure that we are good neighbours to the communities in which we are doing business by complying with the law and acting in the right spirit.
OUR EVENTS / PARTNERS
We have strong networks
We have strong networks and work in partnership with organisations such as the Women’s Engineering Society and Ministry of Defence.
We are proud to have won a silver award for Employer Recognition in working with partnership with the MOD to provide resettlement for ex-services personnel in UK.
Learn more about this here
We regularly participate in local and national events such as CTP Fairs (Careers Transition Partnership), Recovery Careers Services (helping wounded injured and sick service leavers), Open Days and Industry conferences/events. Stay abreast of what’s new and up and coming events, which can be found on our LinkedIn page.
- Ongoing training and development including professional fees
- Benefits, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Enhanced pension package – we double your contributions up to 8%
- Private medical insurance
- Life assurance
- Company vehicle or allowance for some roles
- Friendly work environment including social functions
With a range of flexible benefits choices:
- Personal accident cover
- Partner life assurance
- Cycle to work scheme
- Dental insurance
- Childcare vouchers
- Travel insurance
- Gourmet society
- Wine club
- Discounts on retail and leisure brands
Providing better prospects for our people is at the heart of our strategy to enable everyone to fulfil their potential. By giving our employees the opportunity to continually develop through defined career paths; we empower our people to take ownership of their own progression. With programmes such as ‘Grow your Talent’ and ‘PATH’ you will be able to take control of your professional development at Bureau Veritas.
GRADUATE / APPRENTICESHIP
Our current programmes are now closed. However, if you like what you have read and would like to learn more about joining the Bureau Veritas family, send in your CV and we will keep you updated of any relevant opportunities.
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