Project Manager

Assistant Site Manager

Quantity Surveyor

Estimator

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Assistant Project Manager

Site Manager

Trainee / Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Site Manager

Quantity Surveyor

Project Manager

Development Project Manager

Plymouth

Fixed term contract

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a construction professional with several years’ experience overseeing UK building construction projects, ideally in the commercial refurbishment / small new build sector. The ideal candidate must be open to and experienced in working with a team of both internal and external professionals.

Responsible for providing relevant project updates to internal departments to support business strategy and decision making, this role manages various consultants including but not limited to architects, quantity surveyors, M&E engineers, structural engineers and planning consultants throughout the project lifecycle.

Based in Plymouth, this is a fixed term contract for approximately 12 months.

Role Requirements

  • Managing projects throughout their life cycle stages,
  • Interacting with consultants / contractors to provide guidance on technical, financial, contractual, safety, and environmental aspects.
  • Procuring contractors, negotiating contracts, and managing program, change, and risk.
  • Contract administration using JCT contracts,
  • Overseeing design data production, conducting technical reviews, and accepting deliverables are also key responsibilities.
  • Additionally, creating reports, organising and documenting meetings, supporting project governance procedures, and overseeing project cost control and communication with the Finance Department
  • Other duties include managing planning applications, writing project briefs, coordinating with stakeholders, and allocating project resources as needed.

Key Requirements

  • Previous experience working on similar commercial projects with both client and contractor up to £1m
  • Project life cycle management experience – pre construction, construction and post construction.
  • JCT contract knowledge
  • SMSTS, FAW, CSCS

Offering a great opportunity to be part of a creative and forward thinking organisation, working in a flexible and agile environment.

To Apply:

For an informal discussion please call Kalina on 01752 421888 or click the inviting red button in the upper right-hand corner to apply and embark on this journey with us!

Sphere Solutions are a market leader in the Southwest & Wales construction recruitment sector. With offices in St. Austell, Plymouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea and Southampton.

We pride ourselves on building long-term relationships with local, regional and national contractors, developers and consultancies and offer a bespoke, discreet and professional service delivered by highly experienced consultants.

 

Assistant Site Manager

Teignmouth

Permanent

Would you like to join a leading housing developer with a pipeline of new sites locally? With, a commitment to quality, innovation, and excellence, they have a strong reputation for delivering exceptional homes across the South West.

We are seeking a highly motivated and organised Assistant Site Manager to join the construction team. The Assistant Site Manager will work closely with the Site Manager to ensure the successful delivery of residential new build schemes.

The role:

  • Assist the Site Manager in planning and coordinating of all construction activities.
  • Monitor and enforce safety regulations and compliance with company policies.
  • Supervise and coordinate subcontractors and direct labour on site.
  • Ensure that work is progressing according to programme timelines.
  • Quality control, inspection of works, and Customer Care.
  • Support / deputise for the Site Manager s and when required.
  • Liaison with the NHBC/LABC and building inspectors.

What you will need:

  • Experience in a similar role within newly built housing
  • Knowledge of modern construction methods, in particular timber frame
  • Ideally a trade or HNC background, with a valid SMSTS, First Aid at Work, ideally CSCS also.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans and documents.
  • Health & Safety-conscious and familiar with safety regulations on-site.
  • Full driving license required.

In Return:

  • Competitive salary and Car Allowance
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity package

To Apply:

For an informal discussion please call Jo Lambert in the first instance or apply as instructed

Sphere Solutions are a market leader in the Southwest & Wales construction recruitment sector. With offices in St. Austell, Plymouth, Taunton, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea and Gloucester. We pride ourselves on building long-term relationships with local, regional and national contractors, developers and consultancies and offer a bespoke, discreet and professional service delivered by highly experienced consultants.

 

Job description

Quantity Surveyor

Crediton

Are you a Quantity Surveyor looking for your next move?

We are looking for an experienced Quantity Surveyor to join a long-established contractor, specialising in refurbishment projects across the Devon area.

Accurate reporting and maintaining contractual relationships are key for this role, ensuring projects are procured and delivered within budget. As the Quantity Surveyor, you will take the commercial lead with support from the commercial team on multiple projects.

Ideally, you will have 5 years + of experience within construction and have relevant experience to commercially manage projects up to £2m+.

The role:

  • Financial and contractual management of projects
  • Procurement and management of the supply chain and subcontractors
  • Work closely with the commercial manager to review contract terms
  • Agree/pay invoices
  • Valuations, monthly CVR’s, and final accounts
  • Ensure variations are reported and costed
  • Managing financial risk and opportunity
  • Assist with project reporting
  • Provide estimating and contracts management support

Offering a comprehensive salary and package to include car allowance, annual bonus, private medical insurance

if this is of interest do get in touch to discuss in more detail.

Sphere Solutions are a market leader in the Southwest & Wales construction recruitment sector. With offices in Plymouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Gloucester and Southampton.

We pride ourselves on building long-term relationships with local, regional and national contractors, developers and consultancies and offer a bespoke, discreet and professional service delivered by highly experienced consultants.

13038QSC

Estimator

Crediton

Permanent – Full time

Sphere Solutions has been appointed to assist with the Recruitment of an Estimator for a construction company specialising in refurbishment works for major clients in both the public and private sectors across the South West

Working closely with the construction team, you will take responsibility for pricing tender packages, following the process from initial receipt through to award. Suitable candidates will have sound knowledge and the ability to read drawings with specific attention to detail.

Key experience and knowledge will include:

  • Reading and reviewing internal and external designs
  • Take-offs from designs
  • Liaising with subcontractors, price enquiries
  • Producing tender packs
  • Reviewing and scoring subcontractor tender returns
  • Working with the Senior Estimator reviewing and collating tender information
  • Production of tender documentation
  • Calculating, labour, equipment and material costs
  • Liaising with all the construction team on progress and viability

Key Skills:

  • Previous estimating experience for refurbishment projects in education, health, commercial, listed and public sector
  • Proficient in the use of MS365 and other Estimating Software packages
  • Strong analytical skills
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines.

On Offer:

  • Competitive salary depending on experience
  • Health care
  • Pension

To Apply:

For an informal discussion please call Kalina on 01752 421888 or click the inviting red button in the upper right-hand corner to apply and embark on this journey with us!

Sphere Solutions are a market leader in the Southwest & Wales construction recruitment sector. With offices in St. Austell, Plymouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea and Southampton.

We pride ourselves on building long-term relationships with local, regional and national contractors, developers and consultancies and offer a bespoke, discreet and professional service delivered by highly experienced consultants.

 

 

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

Assistant Project Manager – Civil Engineering

Newton Abbot – Covering the Southwest

Permanent – Full time

Family Friendly Work-Life Balance, Competitive Salary based on experience & Qualifications & Bonus Scheme

I am working with a well-known Civil Engineering Contractor to recruit either a Sub/Site Engineer or Assistant Project Manager who is looking to fast-track their career in civil engineering construction.

You would be fully proficient in managing a project from start to finish including managing and being responsible for all aspects of H&S, Environment, quality, programming, contractual and the financial side of the project.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the commercial and technical delivery of projects from £10k-£1m.
  • Confidently communicate with Site Managers, Engineers, Clients and Designers
  • Successfully deliver projects on time and within budget.
  • Ensure Health and Safety, Environment and Quality are maintained to the highest of standards.
  • Manage project procurement and temporary works requirements.
  • Administer Commercial Contracts, Provide Early Warnings, CE’s, Valuations, Applications, Cashflow, Forecasts to all Projects.

Essential Requirements:

  • HNC or NVQ equivalent – Industry-specific
  • Eye for engineering detail and setting out experience
  • SMSTS or IOSH, CSCS Card and Full UK Driving Licence
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft packages and experience of programme software is preferable but not essential.
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Live within 50 miles of Newton Abbot

In return:

  • Salary to reflect experience and qualifications
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Hybrid working
  • Company Vehicle
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Pension
  • Ongoing training and career progression

To Apply:

For an informal discussion please call Kalina on 01752 421888 or click the inviting red button in the upper right-hand corner to apply and embark on this journey with us!

Sphere Solutions are a market leader in the Southwest & Wales construction recruitment sector. With offices in St. Austell, Plymouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea and Southampton.

We pride ourselves on building long-term relationships with local, regional and national contractors, developers and consultancies and offer a bespoke, discreet and professional service delivered by highly experienced consultants.

 

Site Manager
Devon
Permanent 

We are working with a long-established contractor who has an enviable reputation for delivering high-end quality houses across the South Devon area, with a long-standing client base and a lengthy programme of work/s, they are keen to recruit a Site Manager to deliver high-end one-off luxury houses. Design and build contracts using RC, Steel frame with exceptional finishing and quality fixtures and fittings.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a supportive contractor and progress your career, reporting to a Contracts Manager you will join an experienced operational team and take responsibility for the delivery of houses up to £3m. You will need to have good experience of D&B project delivery within a contracting environment and be used to working with and understanding clients’ expectations.

Your day will consist of:

  • Manage the build of high-end houses – from pre-construction to handover.
  • Manage and liaise with the supply chain / sub-contractors.
  • Oversee all on-site health and safety.
  • Liaise with the client, architect and building control.
  • Site planning and programming

You will need:

  • Tier 1 or 2 contracting experience, ideally a trade or HNC background
  • Passivhaus build knowledge will be a distinct advantage
  • SMSTS, CSCS & First Aid
  • Forward-thinking with good IT skills, Asta would be an advantage for planning.

You will be rewarded with:

  • Salary Circ. £50,000 with car allowance
  • Pension
  • On-going Training and support
  • Excellent client base and longevity of work

To Apply:
For an informal discussion please call Jo on (phone number removed) or apply as instructed.

Sphere Solutions are one of the South West & Wales market leaders in providing recruitment services to the built environment.

With specialist consultants based in our regional offices (Bristol, Cardiff, Gloucester, Southampton, Taunton and Plymouth) we fill vacancies daily with contractors, developers, civil engineers and their supply chain in high volume with quality candidates.

Trainee / Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Plymouth

Sphere Solutions is recruiting a Trainee / Graduate Quantity Surveyor to join a long-standing contractor to work across the Plymouth area. You will join a team of commercial professionals to assist with the commercial running of projects across the region. The projects will be varied including refurbishment works of a variety of projects including; listed / heritage, defence, commercial, and education.

This role would be suitable for graduates with either an HNC/Degree in construction or finance/economics looking for their first role in Construction/Surveying. Equally, candidates with some commercial experience are encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Trainee Quantity Surveyor, your duties will include:

  • Assist the commercial team with their daily tasks and duties.
  • Assisting with subcontract procurement
  • Assist with valuations and commercial administration / raising PO numbers.
  • Subcontractor payment management
  • Site Measurements and valuations

Suitable candidates will possess the following:

  • HND / Degree qualification or equivalent profession industry standard
  • Full training and support is on offer
  • Excellent IT skills, in particular Excel, are essential,
  • Full driving license

Offering ongoing works local to Plymouth with an option of a company vehicle or car allowance.

To Apply:

For an informal discussion please call Jo Lambert or apply as instructed.

Sphere Solutions are one of the South West & Wales market leaders in providing recruitment services to the built environment. With specialist consultants based in our regional offices (Bristol, Cardiff, Taunton, Plymouth and St Austell) we fill vacancies daily with contractors, developers, civil engineers and their supply chain in high volume with quality candidates.

Site Manager

Plymouth

I am working with a highly successful regional contractor to recruit an experienced Site Manager to oversee a large programme of refurbishment. Working across multiple sectors, which will include refurbishment of heritage, MoD, commercial and further educational establishments, up to £2m.

To be considered for this role you will need extensive Site Management experience, be used to taking a project from inception to completion and have good client liaison skills, sometimes working in an occupied environment.

Duties will include:

  • Manage and coordinate all site staff and sub-contractors.
  • Give daily toolbox talks
  • Drive delivery of the site, building to programme and budget
  • Always manage and ensure a high level of health and safety.

Suitable candidates:

  • A proven track record managing projects up to £2m, working will include; MoD, Commercial, Refurbishment and Heritage schemes
  • SMSTS, CSCS Card, and First Aid are required
  • Candidates must be willing to undergo DBS/security clearance.
  • IT skills are a must,

 Offering ongoing works local to Plymouth with an option of a company vehicle or car allowance.

To Apply:

For an informal discussion please call Jo Lambert or apply as instructed.

Sphere Solutions are one of the South West & Wales market leaders in providing recruitment services to the built environment. With specialist consultants based in our regional offices (Bristol, Cardiff, Taunton, Plymouth and St Austell) we fill vacancies daily with contractors, developers, civil engineers and their supply chain in high volume with quality candidates.

Quantity Surveyor

We are currently looking for an experienced QS or Senior QS to join one of our clients, a very well-established main building contractor, that has a regional base in Cardiff

This appointment is due to the the award of a very large and very high-profile building project which is more than £100 million in value.

The role will involve running packages commercially as No.1, reporting to the Commercial lead on all issues.

Candidates will come from a larger main contractor background, reside locally in the Cardiff area, and have experience working on larger building projects.

The company can offer excellent long-term career security given a very healthy pipeline of work, as well as a very attractive remuneration package from the start. They have been in the region for over 30 years and continue to grow.