Careers at Fives
In a world where the speed and scale of change is unprecedented, Fives chooses to rely on Women and Men to enrich the group of itineraries and diverse profiles
Our design departments bring together a wide range of mechanical and civil-engineering know-how, as well as expertise in areas such as equipment, instrumentation, automation, electricity, installation and piping.
Depending on their degrees of competence, engineers or technicians can be given responsibility for defining technical requirements and drafting documents (plans, equipment lists, specifications, instructions, etc.) required for project implementation. For complex projects, the design manager has to lead multidisciplinary – and often multicultural – teams. He may also be required to supervise outsourced design work.
Jobs include: Designer, Design Coordinator, Consulting Engineer, Design Engineer, Structural Engineer and Documentation Technician
Working in close collaboration with the sales department, and taking care to consult all of the company's departments – and notably the purchasing and design departments – the preliminary-design teams define technical solutions and prepare budgetary projections for the preliminary design of equipment and turnkey workshops.
Their work involves making technical choices, coming to decisions concerning sizing and processes, drawing up technical specifications and calculating costs.
Jobs include: Costing Technician, Costing Engineer and Preliminary-design Engineer
Working in close collaboration with the technical and preliminary-design departments, the sales teams identify new markets, analyse changing customer needs and draw up offers for equipment and turnkey workshops.
Their work involves negotiations encompassing technical, financial and contract-related aspects of projects.
Jobs include: Sales Engineer, Business-development Engineer, Key-account Manager and Marketing Manager
The project manager, who is the customer's main contact person, manages his particular projects from the beginning to the end, thereby ensuring that contracts are honoured and that projects are completed within budget.
He coordinates the work of the departments involved, supervising production and ensuring that deliveries and services comply with the relevant technical specifications and lead-time constraints.
Jobs include: Project Manager, Project or Implementation Engineer, and Planning Manager
Sites and workshops
The sites teams, who are in constant contact with our customers, are responsible for the assembly and start-up of equipment and turnkey plants, very often outside of France. They coordinate the on-site work of partners, suppliers and subcontractors, and ensure compliance with the agreed specifications, costs, lead-times and health & safety rules.
Once a facility has been completed, the site teams look after the start-up phase. In certain cases, the site phase is preceded by a preparatory workshop phase.
Jobs include: Site Manager, Construction Manager, Site Engineer, Start-up Engineer, Start-up Technician, Site Foreman, Works Foreman, Assembly Technician/Supervisor, Workshop Foreman, Welder, Fitter and Pipe Fitter