Working as a graduate in procurement

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Working as a Graduate in Procurement

Without Procurement there would be no supply chain; and without a supply chain, our exciting, innovative and ground-breaking projects simply wouldn't happen. Graduate Trainee, Chris Nicolaou, talks about his experience working in such a fundamental area of the business, and how he is finding the Bouygues Energies & Services General Management Graduate Scheme...

Green Apple Sustainability Award

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Bouygues Energies & Services has won the Silver Environment Award in the national campaign to find the greenest individuals, companies, councils and communities.

After competing against over 800 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, we are incredibly pleased with the award for our ‘smart logistics’ initiative that we implemented on our Kent County Council Street Lighting contract.


Case studies

University Hospital Lewisham

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Bouygues Energies & Services partnered with University Hospital Lewisham in 2016 under a 20-year PFI agreement to deliver Hard Facilities Management services. The work we do supports the UHL in delivering the highest standard of healthcare to the community.


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The Hard Services that we deliver to University Hospital Lewisham (UHL) are within the Riverside building; a 22,000m2 building that contains 415 beds over 6 floors and includes intensive care, high dependency and cardiology units.

Our flexible partnership ensures we deliver the best possible services to the building, our patients and end-users.

Our Solution

Through collaboration with UHL, we have successfully achieved their requirements on an ongoing basis. We have engaged in regular communication with the UHL team and other service providers, adopting a ‘one team’ approach that is maintained across the estate. We have open communication with the teams to address any issues, allowing innovative solutions to be developed.

Working closely with our Special Purpose Vehicle team, we have ensured that lifecycle requirements are met professionally and in accordance with the contract, benefiting all parties in service delivery and ensuring a comfortable patient experience.

The creation of Authorised Person/Competent Person & Authorising Engineer roles has also proved successful, with a full support system that can provide major planning and orchestration of critical system works. In order to remain a flexible partnership, Bouygues E&S began providing Grounds Maintenance service for the client in 2017, which is within the main body of our approach.

Client Benefits

  • Working as one team with other service providers has provided a greater understanding of all components that operate within the hospital environment.
  • Utilising Bouygues E&S Energy team to assist in energy management along with environmental impact reduction.
  • Joint communication with the UHL’s Health & Safety department and Bouygues E&S QSE advisers to develop a collaborative approach between these departments.
  • UHL benefits from access to all BYES specialist departments to provide expertise in a particular fields

Case studies

Broomfield Hospital

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Bouygues Energies & Services has been working in partnership with the Broomfield Hospital to deliver Hard FM, Lifecycle and HelpDesk Services to the New Build element since 2010.


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Working closely with our client, we work hard to ensure the building and services continue to meet the demanding and critical nature of patient care. We put the patient experience first, providing a well maintained, fully compliant hospital environment. By ensuring we keep the patients at the forefront of our minds, we have built a strong relationship with our client based on trust and hard work.

Our Solution

It was fundamental for Broomfield Hospital, and Bouygues E&S, that the patient experience was not impacted by the dual approach to Hard FM services, and that service remained consistent across the hospital.

As part of our service delivery platform, we established a HelpDesk facility that deals with all Hard and Soft FM Services in one central place.

The creation of interfaces and protocols detailing responsibilities on site (including AE/AP roles), in relation to shared technology such as fire systems, pneumatic tubes and physical links between the new and retained estate has been fundamental to our success on this project.

Our approach improved the hospital’s reporting mechanisms, aligned the facilities under a single number and provided added value through the removal of dual running costs.

Working with Broomfield Hospital, we ensure that we always maintain consistency of service for the teams and patients regardless of the building category or whoever is delivering the services.

Client Benefits

Joint procurement approach

By working together with the hospital, we can benchmark subcontractor prices and therefore procure at the best price for our client.

Collaborative benchmarking

By conducting bottom-up reviews of Hard FM services costs with the client and external advisers (costs identified as within benchmarks) during operations, we continually challenge and optimise the services we are providing.

Corporate Responsibility

In line with our corporate approach, we currently use 67% SMEs in our supply chain.

We actively seek to recruit from the local community and have an apprenticeship scheme in place to support those getting into work.


Case studies

Silver Hydrocel and Tank Farm Capacity Increase

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Our client required the modification of their facility, where they chemically convert cellulose based fibres into a gelling fibre for antimicrobial wound dressings which contain ionic silver. Such products are registered as Class III medical devices, so the facility is required to operate under cGMP guidelines and is auditable by BSi, FDA and MHRA. 

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They required the capacity increase of a Silver Hydrocel manufacturing suite and an additional Industrial Denatured Alcohol (IDA) and Solvent Effluent storage capacity increase, that could be integrated with minimal disruption to ongoing operations. The capacity increase needed to include provision of Grade D cleanrooms fitted-out with manufacturing equipment, all of which would be designed, commissioned and validated in compliance with corporate and regulatory standards.

Our Solution

Bouygues Energies & Services were required to adopt the design for the facility in its current form and complete the necessary detail to facilitate two operational suites, supporting facilities, utilities, services and equipment within the annex building.

The Grade D suites were provided with a discreet HVAC system, comprising of air handling units and extract fans to allow independent operation. The air flows were designed to achieve a minimum air change rate of 20 per hour and the technical spaces are served by natural ventilation.

Room pressures were designed to maintain GMP and solvent vapour containment requirements; pressure differentials can be monitored and an alarm is raised if an area does not retain pressure within a specified delay time. Temperature can also be controlled to 21±3.

Our solution included chemical storage and distribution systems capable of handling industrial denatured alcohol (IDA), silver nitrate, brine, BeCl and Tween. Presence of IDA was a particular challenge, as it is a highly flammable liquid. A range of measures were put in place to reduce risk of fire or explosion, adhering to DSEAR and ATEX 137 regulations.

Client Benefits

A single point of contact to boost performance
Providing detailed design, procurement, construction, commissioning and validation to offer seamless engineering solutions to the challenges facing our client.

Efficiency delivered long-term
Successful demonstration of the client’s target silver hydrocel production rate of up to 130 tonnes per year.

Quality as priority
Through the provision of suitably qualified and experienced personnel, effective planning and effective document management, the client received a high quality project with 0 product quality deviations.

Seamless execution and handover
No unplanned interruption to existing operations during delivery, plus a maximum of 8 days planned outage for tie-ins to existing systems (including shutdown, cleaning and restart).

High productivity from the very start
Plant availability of greater than 95% in the first 12 weeks of routine manufacturing following process validation.

Our Commitments

De-risk Project Development

Accompanying you through the whole project development from concept stage to handover


Technical Expertise

Leveraging our engineering design and construction technique to accelerate and realise the vision of our clients 


Compliance Strategies Within Regulated Sectors

Ensuring MHRA and FDA regulations are met as required



Lean Operation

Ensuring greater long-term operational efficiency and productivity

Beginning a sustainability initiative

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We are delighted to announce that we have entered into an agreement with Eurotec Environmental Limited for the supply of market leading innovative and sustainable clinical waste services to the West Middlesex University Hospital (WMUH), part of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. These services will include the provision of the UK’s most established and successful Behaviour Change programme plus the creation of the UK’s largest Sterilwave on-site clinical waste processing Plant.