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Opportunities to work with the BE-ST team

BE-ST is a flexible employer, promoting equity, inclusion and diversity.  The BE-ST family thrives in a welcoming environment created by our friendly and high performing team.  Our values are important to us and help us all to create impact.

Current vacancies

Built Environment – Smarter Transformation (BE-ST) is Scotland’s national innovation centre for the built. Its mission is to accelerate the built environment’s transition to zero carbon, and does this through a range of innovation, R&D, knowledge exchange and service design programmes. At the heart of this is our Innovation Factory; the UK’s first dedicated digital manufacturing, prototyping, and future skills centre of excellence.    

As a Design and Manufacturing Specialist, you will be the factory supervision lead and be responsible for ensuring the health and safety of staff, visitors, service users and learners within the Innovation Factory. You will receive comprehensive training on our equipment and will oversee the planning and executive of the production process while prioritising health and safety, quality standards including regulatory compliance and maintenance of the factory and its equipment.

With your expertise, you will collaborate with clients, trade organisations, academic partners, and public sector entities, giving them access to advanced equipment and technical knowledge to help support the management of high-impact innovation projects.

If you’re looking for an environment where you can grow whilst exploring big ideas and making an impact, this is it. BE-ST has an equal and inclusive work environment and our values are important to us and help us thrive and grow.

For more detailed information about the role and responsibilities, click here.

Due to the nature of this role, you will be based at our BE-ST Innovation Campus in Hamilton  (find us here).


What’s in it for you?

Salary:  £36,024 - £44,263 per annum plus annual pay increases each year.

We’re here to make a difference. This is only possible because of the people that work here – it’s our people that make us great. And with our people at the heart of what we do, it’s important that you are supported and rewarded.

We are committed to providing a wide range of benefits including:

  • minimum of 41 days annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • employer pension contributions of 20.8%
  • a wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • opportunity to join our staff inclusion and support networks
  • access to our benefits platform Vivup which includes huge range of discounts across the UK’s major retailers, health care discounts and Cycle to Work (click here for more info)
  • access to our Employee Assistance Programme


What do we need from you?

We’re looking for someone who’s ready to learn to get stuck into a variety of responsibilities. You’ll also need:

  • HNC, HND or Degree or equivalent experience in a construction/engineering, environmental area, OR professional qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • H&S qualifications such as NEBOSH, IOSH etc.
  • Experience in supervising large-scale testing or prototyping space including client engagement.
  • Awareness and understanding of relevant innovative construction techniques and solutions.
  • Experience in developing and delivering a safe working environment suitable for conducting commercial work, collaborative projects, training and events.
  • An understanding of how Scotland / the UK’s construction sector operates from both a strategic and operational perspective (industry dynamics; supply chains etc.).
  • Experience in managing sub-contractors/trades and service providers.

For more information on the skills/experience we’re looking for, see page 4 of our role profile.


Ready to get stuck in?

Apply via our online application portal supported by our host, Edinburgh Napier University.

If you require any support completing your application, please reach out to the Talent Acquisition Team at


Application closing date:  Sunday 17 March

Interview date: 26 and 27 March   

Interviews will take place at our BE-ST Campus in Hamilton (find us here).

We don’t look for culture fit, but culture add. We value all the perspectives our team brings to the table, and we want to hear from YOU. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions, and will look at candidates holistically, balancing work, education, and additional experiences.

Equity, inclusion, and diversity are at the heart of what we do. We are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged, and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. Please see here for more information.