Site Engineer

Health & Safety Manager

Bookkeeper

Site Agent

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Quantity Surveyor

Site Engineer

Cardiff

Permanent salary + Package

Sphere Solutions are currently recruting for a site engineer to work for a large, regional civil engineering contractor on a permanent basis.

Job Purpose:

Apply and develop knowledge and skills on projects. Make decisions as an engineer with direct support from your site agent, whilst being able to work autonomously. Level of autonomy will be dependent upon the size and complexity of the project.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand project requirements (drawings, specifications, etc) and provide setting out information to the workforce/sub-contractors in a suitable clear, concise and timely manner.
  • Check accuracy of construction operations to ensure compliance with provided information, seek and provide clarification/guidance where required.
  • Ensure quality control requirements are met and recorded through compliance and management of the Inspection and Test Plan and accurate recording of As-Built information.
  • Prepare reports, method statements, risk assessments and approval documents.
  • Organise, supervise and manage site activities in line with RAMS, ensuring a high standard of health, safety and environmental compliance.
  • Provide input to proposals, work schedules, value engineering and general improvements.
  • Assist the site team with running and managing site to deliver the project to a high standard.
  • Ensure adherence to legal requirements and company procedures.
  • Proactively seek to improve safety standards and promote a positive safety culture.
  • Be sufficiently aware of contractual requirements – clarify where necessary including maintaining accurate records to assist in commercial recovery where appropriate.
  • Identify problems and seek the most efficient construction solutions.
  • Ensure labour (as required), plant, and material requirements are procured, reconciled and managed through implementation of Evision.
  • Proactively engage with project communities to promote construction as a positive career choice, create favourable relationships with stakeholders, and enhance Knights Brown’s reputation, gaining support from the wider team as needed.

The Candidate:

  • Experience within a civil engineering environment (3-5 years)
  • NEX Experience
  • Ideally degree qualified (preferred)
  • Represent and promote the company in a professional manner
  • Understand our business strategy and your personal contribution to achieving our six point plans
  • Be clear on your responsibilities and strive to deliver what is expected, taking time to think, plan, and reflect on progress.
  • Actively contribute to improving our business through our Right Works programme.
  • Help others to succeed and acknowledge the success of others.
  • Understand your personal responsibilities to maintaining our HSQE standards.
  • Understand our company policies and procedures and recommend improvements.
  • Allow our guiding principles to guide you in your work.
  • Challenge behaviours that do not create an inclusive environment

If you are interested and would like further details, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Health & Safety Manager

Bridgend

£55K – £60K + Package

Sphere Solutions are currently recruiting for a Health & Safety Manager to work for a large, regional civil engineering contractor on a permanent basis.

Our client currently operates in a variety of sectors including waste, public realm, infrastructure, water, coastal defence and airports. They have won £60m worth of work and seem to have an incredibly busy 2024.

They have just finished a £6m regeneration project on Churchill Way in Cardiff and currently working on a £30m coastal defence project which will provide flood protection along the 2.9km of the Cardiff coast using a variety of interventions including rock armour, 19m sheet piles and embankment reinforcement works.

Job Purpose:

To support the implementation of our business strategy and provide advice and guidance on HSQE matters to our people. To monitor the implementation of our policies and processes, investigate incidents and promote a culture of continuous improvement.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Keep up to date with the latest HSQE requirements including legislation and best practice.
  • Provide support to the directors and management teams in all aspects of HSQE setting the highest standards by personal example.
  • Ensure site management is aware of and provided with up-to-date HSQE documentation.
  • Advise and propose policy and procedure amendments as required to meet the changing needs of the company and continual improvement.
  • Represent the company to clients and other external parties including the relevant enforcement agencies.
  • Assist in the facilitation of external audits for certification organizations and other bodies.
  • Assist with HSQE requirements at the pre-qualification and bid stages.
  • Assist in the preparation of risk assessments and method statements with project teams as needed.
  • Conduct six weekly reviews and HSQE audits and inspections on sites and for premises in accordance with the audit programme. Feedback findings to improve the management system.
  • Investigate accidents and incidents, preparing detailed reports with recommendations as directed by the HSQE operational lead.
  • Liaise with insurers in respect of claims and investigations for incidents including motor-related incidents.
  • Assist with the preparation of various HSQE awareness briefings, toolbox talks, alerts etc. in line with operational requirements.
  • Attend meetings both internal and external to represent the HSQE team, as appropriate.
  • Actively promote and support the Right Works programme partaking in joint reviews with divisional directors for the annual awards.

They are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Individuals must have at least 5-10 years civil experience
  • NEEBOSH general or construction certificate
  • IOSH
  • Ideally resides locally to the area
  • Full UK Driving License
  • Demonstrate a track record of overseeing major projects up to £20-£30m
  • Computer literate and able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of MS Office
  • Undertake onsite inspection and monitoring of health, safety, and welfare.
  • Understand our business strategy and your personal contribution to achieving our business
  • priorities.
  • Be clear on your responsibilities and strive to deliver what is expected, taking time to think, plan, and reflect on progress.
  • Actively contribute to improving our business through our Right Works programme.
  • Understand your personal responsibilities to maintain our HSQE standards.
  • Understand our company policies and procedures and recommend improvements.
  • Understand how your actions impact positively and negatively on our reputation.
  • Allow our guiding principles to guide you in your work.

If you are looking and would like further details, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Kind Regards,

Bookkeeper/Administrator

Pyle, Bridgend

£20k

Sphere Solutions are currently recruiting for an experienced bookkeeper/administrator to work for a growing civil engineering contractor in Bridgend on a permanent contract.

The Client:

Our client is a privately owned civil engineering contractor, forming part of a group of companies that utilise their knowledge and experience to deliver diverse projects that include utility companies, private sector, local authorities, MOD and renewable energy sector. Their vision is to be a company where people and community are at the heart of achieving success for their customers. Our client is an equal-opportunity employer, and they actively promote inclusiveness across the workplace. They aim to create an environment where everyone has the equal opportunity to achieve his or her full potential and where employees feel respected and valued.

The Candidate:

  • Previous experience as a bookkeeper or administrator in construction
  • Full UK driving license
  • Ideally resides locally to the area
  • Knowledge of sage accounts, document control and administration

Responsibilities:

  • General office duties and performing admin on sage accounts
  • Looking after payroll
  • Reporting directly to the office manager

Package:

  • £20k salary
  • 30 hours a week
  • Immediate start

If you are looking and interested in this opportunity, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

Kind regards,

Site Agent

Cardiff

£55k – £65k + Package

 

Sphere Solutions are currently recruiting for an experienced site agent, to work for a reputable and regional civil engineering contractor in South Wales on a permanent basis.

Job Purpose:

  • Apply and develop knowledge and skills in delivering construction projects and leading site teams.
  • Make decisions and develop your confidence and ability as a site agent with support from your contracts manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand project requirements (tender, form of contract, deliverables, programme, drawings,
  • specifications, etc) and communicate to your site team, providing information to the workforce/sub-contractors in a suitable clear, concise and timely manner.
  • Ensure that your project is properly planned, programmed and resourced to achieve safe, profitable and timely delivery.
  • Ensure quality control requirements are met and recorded through compliance and implementation of the Integrated Management System.
  • Prepare monthly progress reports, and ensure that method statements, risk assessments and approval documents are in place for all site activities.
  • Supervise and manage your site team and activities ensuring a high standard of health, safety and environmental compliance – promote a positive safety culture.
  • Monitor and manage all foreseeable risks and opportunities associated with your project
  • Ensure adherence to legal requirements and company procedures.
  • Ensure thorough understanding and adherence to all the contractual requirements
  • Identify problems and seek the most efficient construction solutions.
  • Proactively lead the site team, providing motivation and development support.
  • Prepare in partnership with the commercial team monthly reports and forecasts
  • Ensure labour, plant, material and subcontract requirements are procured, reconciled and managed through the implementation of Evision.
  • Support the divisional team in Marketing, Business Development, Work Winning and other business requirements.

Manager Accountabilities:

  • Represent and promote the company professionally.
  • Understand our business strategy and six-point plans. Share with your team how they can contribute to achieving them.
  • Encourage colleagues to deliver and recognise success.
  • Challenge how things are done to make us more productive.
  • Encourage your team to suggest improvements to how we work in line with our Right Works ethos.
  • Understand our HSQE standards and ensure your team knows their responsibilities
  • Understand personal responsibilities to comply with our company policies and procedures and recommend improvements.
  • Continually enhance the reputation of your team.
  • Help your team understand their roles in protecting and enhancing our reputation.
  • Recognise behaviours in your team that reflect our guiding principles
  • Create opportunities for you and your team to learn.
  • Challenge behaviours that do not create an inclusive environment

 

If you are interested and would like further details, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Bridgend

Competitive Salary + full benefits package

Sphere Solutions are currently recruiting for a full-time, senior/experienced QS to join our clients Wales & Energy Division.

The successful candidate will be a team player with positive behaviours aligned with our vision and guiding principles

 

Job Purpose:

  • Deliver sustainable, profitable growth by minimising risks, maximising opportunities and avoiding disputes across projects.
  • Manage both commercial and contractual aspects of a project(s), supporting the project team to deliver the project successfully.
  • Mentor graduate and trainee commercial staff within your division to support their development.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide information to assist in developing the divisional budget as required.
  • Take responsibility for delivering forecasted profits and margins.
  • Deliver consistent value and cost reporting.
  • Establish a robust and consistent change control process to ensure that appropriate contract price
  • Adjustments are identified and agreed upon with the customer.
  • Manage commercial activities with the operational team to achieve delivery and growth.
  • Ensure contractual duties, obligations, notices, standards etc. are observed and discharged to protect our position and entitlement under the Contract.
  • Ensure commercial activity is consistent and in line with company procedures.
  • When required support work winning teams in identifying and quantifying risk and opportunity in tenders and bids.
  • Support key negotiations with prospective customers, partners and subcontractors.
  • Effective cash management supported by regular liaison with our Accounts department.

 

Manager Accountabilities:

  • Represent and promote the company professionally.
  • Understand our business strategy and six-point plans. Share with your team how they can contribute to achieving them.
  • Encourage colleagues to deliver and recognise success.
  • Challenge how things are done to make us more productive.
  • Encourage your team to suggest improvements to how we work in line with our Right Works ethos.
  • Understand our HSQE standards and ensure your team knows their responsibilities
  • Understand personal responsibilities to comply with our company policies and procedures and recommend improvements.
  • Continually enhance the reputation of your team.
  • Help your team understand their roles in protecting and enhancing our reputation.
  • Recognise behaviours in your team that reflect our guiding principles
  • Create opportunities for you and your team to learn.
  • Challenge behaviours that do not create an inclusive environment

Quantity Surveyor

Bridgend

Permanent Salary plus benefits package

Our client is an award-winning rail infrastructure service provider based in South Wales. With extensive experience in Civil Engineering, Mechanical & Electrical and Rail infrastructure support. Our team of professionals deliver practical, flexible and innovative solutions that challenge the status quo. Due to the consistent growth of our business over recent years, they are seeking a dynamic and driven individual who wants to join the Commercial Team as a Quantity Surveyor.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Understanding, preparing and presenting monthly cost/value (CVR’s) and/or work-in-progress (WIP’s) reports with input and assistance from the Project Team.
  • Experience in working with, negotiating and understanding the NEC contracts.
  • Preparation of monthly cost plans identifying and providing justification for periodic or completion movements.
  • Regular communication and liaison with the project team to identify and manage both contractors and client risk.
  • Ability to prioritise and schedule workload enabling the meeting of external and internal submission deadlines.
  • Working collaboratively with the department and project teams to ensure contract administration and internal processes are improved and maintained to the maximum standard.
  • Understanding and experience in project programmes and critical paths
  • Producing, submitting, substantiating and agreeing monthly Applications for Payment to the point of Certification.
  • Producing, submitting, substantiating and negotiating external Final Accounts.
  • Subcontract administration including but not limited to procurement, management, administration and Final Account agreement.

The Candidate:

  • Good interpersonal communication, listening, and negotiation skills
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Good interpersonal communication, listening, and negotiation skills
  • Confidence in providing good quality written and oral communication.
  • A Degree in Quantity Surveying or similar
  • MRICS qualified or a commitment to professionally develop
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to work alongside colleagues in a joint effort to drive the business forward.
  • The successful applicant will be highly motivated, and practical, and possess excellent communication and presentation skills allied to a strong track record of delivery within the civil engineering industry.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Benefits:

  • Company car
  • Company pension
  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Supplemental pay types

Bonus scheme

  • Work Location: In person