“Sphere Solutions are our provider of choice for permanent and freelance recruitment. Their culture of honesty, openness and confidentiality coupled with strong knowledge of the industry provides us with confidence that we will secure the most suitable candidate available. Always ensuring the scope of the position is clearly understood from the beginning allows Sphere to provide tailored candidate short-lists and that the process is effective and efficient. Of the Sphere candidates positioned within our business today, all have been successful for both us (Kier) and the candidate.”
Leading highways, infrastructure & earthworks contractor require a Land Surveying Engineer to join their expanding team. This is an excellent opportunity offering career progression and continued support with academic qualification & the opportunity to work towards chartered status:
Key Tasks & Responsibilities:
• Carry out initial surveys of existing ground level, final surveys of completed work and surveys of formation levels
• Use survey instruments and other methods to measure volumes as works proceed
• Produce interim measurement of work completed on various sites for use in applications for payment by the quantity surveyor(s)
• Ability to provide setting out for a variety of structures, including roads, railway embankments, foundations, etc.
• Produce back up information of surveys (eg. 2D CAD drawings) using appropriate software
• Preparation of ‘builders’ quantities for estimating purposes from a variety of sources (eg. pdfs, drawings, electronic files, etc.)
• Ensure equipment is calibrated
• Preparation of final quantities for remeasurement contracts
• Agreement of measures with client’s representatives
• Attending and contributing to meetings internally and externally
• Manage own workload including liaison with site teams to co-ordinate site measures
• Thinking creatively to resolve practical survey and setting out issues
• An appropriate degree qualification preferred (eg., land surveying, etc)
• At least 2 years’ experience in surveying.
• Subcontracting experience preferred with experience in civil engineering, groundworks or earthworks.
• Able to use a range of equipment to produce surveys including GPS and conventional methods.
• Able to use computer-aided design (CAD) and other IT software to interpret data and present information.
- Kier Construction - Multi-Sector National Contractor
“Sphere has provided the best rate of pay and by far the best service in the industry. When I call to find out information – they call back! If there is an issue with my wages then it is rectified the next day! It’s a proper service that is not provided elsewhere within the construction sector.”Ian Henderson - Contract Site Manager
“Sphere Solutions have been supplying labour to Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre for over a year now. We are contacted on a regular basis regarding our requirements to enable them to source quality labour to our time-scale. Sphere staff act in a professional manner at all times. The service throughout has been excellent, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone.”David Shaw - Works Manager - Vinci Environment UK
“I have been using Sphere Solutions for a number of years to fulfil Bell Group’s requirements for additional temporary site tradesmen, and they have always provided a valuable service. Our need for tradesmen generally arises at short notice, but Sphere have always helped us, and they always provide an honest assessment of the availability, qualities and references of their proposed candidates. Sphere’s knowledge of their candidates and understanding of our requirements means that we can be confident work will continue on site without delay or disruption.”Darren Jeffrey - Bell Group
“I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Kirsty and Leanne at Sphere Solutions for the service they have provided to Caraston Hall over the last year. The quality of the candidates they referred enabled me to recruit three permanent posts that I had been struggling to fill.
“It is reassuring to have the professionalism of Sphere Solutions alongside us to take some of the stress out of recruiting staff, and your competitive pricing shows your understanding of the financial pressure which the social services sector is under.”Caraston Hall - Social Services Sector
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jo from Sphere for the last 6 years, and find her to be professional, resourceful and trustworthy. It’s clear that Sphere and Jo have an in-depth knowledge of the construction industry, resulting in many long-standing placements with us. Her longevity with Sphere has ensured we have continuity with our recruitment campaigns, something other agencies have not been able to compete with! Jo’s excellent service has covered all disciplines of our business and we have multiple Senior Managers thanks to Sphere’s recruitment services.”Julian Harper, Commercial Manager - Dawnus Construction
“Mi-Build have used Sphere Solutions for our short term labour requirements for a number of years, and have found them to be a very flexible, efficient and reliable company. The staff they supply have always been proficient at their trade and have the right H&S and trade qualifications to work within the construction industry. They have always accommodated our requests to assist us in delivering a range of challenging projects and we would highly recommend them as an excellent agency to work with.”Jamie Spencer - Managing Director - Mi-Build Ltd
“Thank you for your fantastic support in 2014, especially the times when I gave you impossible challenges and you still managed to deliver! Your commitment and efforts are very much appreciated across the whole Team.”Mark Green - ISG Plc
“Churngold has developed an excellent working relationship with Sphere Solutions, who have been our preferred supplier for engineering, management and commercial staff over the last 6 years. Ed Ongley from Sphere has built up a mutually beneficial relationship with both myself and the Company, supplying us with quality staff to meet the needs of our business, helping towards the success and profitability we have managed to achieve in these challenging times.”Daniel Dillon - Contracts Manager - Churngold Construction
“I have always found Sphere Solutions both professional and easy to work with, and would not hesitate to work with them again. Sphere has provided us with the right people on the agreed dates. They understand our requirements quickly and provide us with personnel with minimum fuss.”Centristic Limited - Design & Construction
“I approached Sphere Solutions 2 years ago and since then have been very happy with their service. Their consultant, Charlotte, is quick to solve any issue that may arise and takes away a lot of the day-to-day stress which comes from running various contracts simultaneously.
“We find all members of the Sphere Solutions team to be friendly, reliable and always efficient in solving our staffing needs. We as a company would like to thank Sphere for their excellent customer service and ‘can-do’ attitude.”AP Electrical Contractors Ltd - Electrical Contractors
“I have known Kirsty from Sphere Solutions since 2007. During this time she has always been able to provide me with high quality senior management roles and contracts. I have always managed to seamlessly move from one position to another and have never been out of employment.
“When in these roles I have found that I have often needed to source staff to cover sickness or annual leave. The staff Kirsty provided have always been reliable and of a high calibre.”Karl Trevis - Senior Management Contractor
“Shaylor Group has been working with Sphere Solutions in relation to the supply of agency staff for 18 months. Sphere has sourced numerous site managers and trades operatives which undoubtedly helped us to deliver our projects on time and to budget. It was refreshing to deal with an agency that genuinely wanted to engage with us throughout the project delivery period, ensuring the best candidates were sourced as required at competitive rates. This combined with their constant communication and speed of response leads me to without hesitation recommend their recruitment services.”Shaylor Group - Building & Maintenance Contractor
“Sphere Solutions have been professional in their approach to resourcing the right labour for our sites. They are aware of the need to provide quality staff first time in order that our contracts run smoothly and to programme. Charlotte is always at the end of the phone when we have any requirements and keeps us informed of all goings on. In particular Charlotte has resourced a number of decorators to assist with the workload we have had with Devon & Cornwall Housing over the last 12 months.”Ian Williams Property Services -
“Over the years Sphere has worked hard to understand the nature and demands of our business and has been invaluable in helping us to both define the roles and fill the posts. No matter where we pitch the type or level of the role, Sphere has always managed to source a well balanced, pre-vetted list of candidates and has been a vital part of our recruitment process, including the giving and receiving of honest feedback from both parties.”Underhill Group - Civil Engineering Contractor
“Devonshire Homes recently appointed two members of staff through Sphere Solutions. We had been finding it difficult to fill the roles ourselves as none of the applicants were quite what we were looking for. Sphere stepped in and were able to provide several CV’s for good quality, potential candidates for both roles. Interviews were arranged and staff appointed very quickly, plus within budget. Communication throughout was honest and quick, and we received follow up calls checking that our new staff had continued to meet our expectations. Sphere will be my first port of call for any future recruitment requirements.”Devonshire Homes - Building and Development Contractor
“I have worked with Ed Ongley at Sphere Solutions for many years and have found it great working with him. Sphere has supplied me with regular contracts of work, and often provided additional trades and labour support to the projects I am working on. I feel they understand my position as a Freelancer and give appropriate support, plus if I have any administration or payroll queries they are quickly resolved. In short they give great support and value their relationships with candidates and clients. I would recommend them to anyone coming into the industry.”David Gamble - Construction Manager
“RPB Ltd has used Sphere Solutions for a number of years and we have always found their services to be of a very high standard. As a Carpentry company operating on live construction sites, we always have to work to tight programmes, and due to the nature of the industry there is often a demand for additional resources at short notice. Sphere has assisted us greatly by supplying carpenters of a high standard, in a prompt manner that has allowed us to ensure the projects are successfully completed on time.
“We have found Sphere Solutions to always be reliable, professional and exceeding our expectations. We will be still using this outstanding company for many years to come.”Robert P Barry Ltd - Carpentry Subcontractor
“I have worked with Sphere on a Freelance basis for the past 10 years and have always found them to give an excellent service. They have always kept me in work, and the diverse variety of positions which they found for me means that I have broadened my experience on every job. Their enthusiasm and experienced professionalism has never dimmed. I have been privileged to work for them and will continue to do so as long as I possibly can.”Bob Young - Construction Engineer
“Having dealt with a number of agencies in the past, I was a little reluctant to use an agency when finding a position for myself. I was approached by James at Sphere and a role was mentioned which took my interest and subsequently I attended an interview. The role was exactly what I had been looking for, and I have been in the position for the last 6 years. I have used Sphere Solutions for all subsequent recruitment needs within my company and they have exceeded expectations across the board. I would certainly recommend.”Commercial Manager - Major National Contractor
Having used Sphere Solutions for a number of years for my recruitment needs in the Bristol and Cardiff areas, I found myself “on the market”, therefore seeking new opportunities. I was looking to relocate to South West area so immediately rang James, who put me in touch with his Plymouth team stating that I needed to be treated as a VIP! I thought this was just rhetoric but in fact this is exactly how I have been treated by Gareth and Jo. They have been very dynamic and have sought decent opportunities that fit my requirements and skillsets; it has been a tailored service. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone seeking new openings, as the service you get is market leading.Chris Crowley - Contracts Manager
I just wanted to let Ed know that I appreciate his professionalism and persistence in keeping everyone happy and my good self in work. I think it’s a credit to his ability, the contacts and resources he has of the industry. I am looking forward to the knowledge and experience which I can gain from it. I will do my best to deliver the best service which is within my ability.Wayne Williams - Site Engineer - JN Bentley
I find your service very professional and value for money, you are prompt and have good candidates on your books and responsive to our company requirementsRoger Hewitt - Plymouth Community Homes
Firstly, I would like to say a huge thank you for this assignment and your high professionalism in the whole process, I really appreciate itJim Grogan - Candidate
From my initial contact with you in June 2017, it has led to me to finding a permanent role and I can’t thank you enough for all your help and support.
It’s amazing how one phone call can totally transform your life. I’m in a job I thoroughly enjoy, working for a company that actually seem to care about its employees. A far cry from my last job. Best of all, it’s only a 5 minute commute to work from where I live.
Please also pass on my thanks to the rest of your team. I will certainly recommend Sphere Solutions to friends and acquaintances who might be looking for this type of work, whether on a temporary basis or in the hope of it becoming more permanent (it worked for me).Commercial Manager - Candidate