Buyer

Design Manager

Design Manager

Draughtsperson

Site Engineer

Contracts Manager

Senior Estimator

Health & Safety Manager

Bookkeeper

Health & Safety Manager

Buyer

Honiton
We are seeking a Buyer to join a civil engineering contractor, to join a busy commercial team
A leading name within their field, this organisation is going through a steady growth period and now is the perfect time to join to join and add value to their procurement strategy.

Reporting to a Senior Buyer, the role will include all plant and machinery procurement along with all equipment.

The role:

  • Create, maintain and build lasting relationships with new and existing supply chain.
  • Procure plant and equipment across several projects, areas and sites.
  • Ensure orders are distributed and approved by relevant personnel.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with the accounts team to provide support on any order related queries.
  • Best value strategy, rebates and ensuring a cost-effective method is established and maintained.

Suitable candidates:

  • Experienced within engineering or construction procurement – ideally plant but not essential
  • Effective IT skills, Excel is mainly used.
  • Good local and national supply chain knowledge

 

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

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

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

Design Manager

South Wales

£60,000 – £65,000 + package

 

Sphere Solutions are currently recruting for a Design Manager to work for a large, reputable civil engineering contractor on a permanent contract. It’s working for our clients Wales & Energy Division.

Our client currently operate 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.

 

The Candidate:

  • You must have experience managing and working with design consultants and ideally have spent time working for a consultant.
  • You will be a chartered engineer or near chartered and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
  • The role requires design management for both regional civils and national energy projects.
  • Clean UK Driving license
  • Experience of working for large civil engineering contractors previously

 

Our client actively promotes inclusiveness across the workplace, creating an environment where each individual has the equal opportunity to achieve his or her full potential and where employees feel respected. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to their success.

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

Design Manager

Cardiff

£60K – £75K + Package

 

We are working with a leading specialist contracting group who work across clean and wastewater infrastructure delivering projects ranging from £500k – £30.M.

They currently operate multiple regional frameworks within this sector and have a confirmed workload until well into 2025.

Having secured several major projects within the region, they now seek a Design Manager to within the preconstruction team, responsible for coordinating the design process on a project, from tender to Client / end-user handover, ensuring that the designs produced are efficiently buildable, sustainable, delivered on time, within budget.

Ideally, you will have a proven background in design coordination/management within a civil engineering environment. However, the client is open to speaking with Senior Engineer, Site Agent & Project Manager, who can detail a strong background in design management.

Additionally, they would be happy to consider candidates ascending from a design consultancy background.

The Design Manager will be accountable for the following within each project:

  • Ensuring completeness of scope in the Design Brief and allocation of the remit to the designer(s)
  • Accountable for the day-to-day management and co-ordination of technical and engineering activities.
  • Ensure suitable design is delivered within safety, sustainability, time, cost, and quality requirements.
  • Communication of the design programme to the project team and Client as required.
  • Management of design change in line with the Site Change Control process and mitigation of any design delays where applicable.
  • Engagement in the periodic assessment of our designer’s performance.

 

Qualifications & Training

  • Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers or equivalent relevant body desirable
  • Knowledge and experience using various BIM packages, ProjectWise, Connect Bentley, AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, Navisworks, etc.)
  • In return, the client can offer a progressive career, continuity of regional work on exciting and challenging civil engineering project.

If you’re interested and want further details, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Many thanks

Tekla Draughtsperson

Cardiff

£45k – £50k DOE

 

Tekla Detailer / Draughtsperson required for an established manufacturing company based in Cardiff. The candidate will be working in a small drawing office working on a range of projects including steel bridges, stairs, lift shafts, walkways, slipways, flood defence gates, piling platforms and many more different fabrications. The candidate will ideally have experience of Network Rail standards (but not essential) and be proficient in Tekla solutions having worked in a similar role within a drawing office for a minimum 5 years. The ideal candidate will also have a basic knowledge of AutoCAD. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing innovative company which will give the successful candidate the chance to progress their career within the Engineering industry. This is a full time position based at Centregreat Engineering fabrication facility in Cardiff.

 

Technician Overview

  • Interpret Engineer’s drawings.
  • Work on a variety of projects primarily within the rail sector.
  • Raise & interpret TQ’s.
  • Produce GA’s, assembly and part drawings.
  • Produce bolt lists.

 

Technician Position Requirements:

  • At least 5 years’ experience within a drawing office.
  • Basic AutoCAD experience.
  • 3D Modelling experience preferably using Tekla Structures software.
  • Good understanding of steel grades.
  • Strong communication & organisational skills.

 

Technician Position Remuneration

  • Salary £45K-£50K DOE
  • Pension
  • 25 Days holiday

 

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

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.

Contracts Manager
Exeter
Permanent

 

Sphere Solutions are working with a long standing Groundworks and Civils Engineering contractor to recruit a Contracts Manager for sites across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset

 

Suitable candidates must have groundworks and civil engineering experience, wanting to join a reputable regional contractor to manage their sites across all areas. With an expansion phase in full swing and a large client base of repeat business this is an excellent time to join.

 

You will be tasked with the overall management of designated sites, to provide and maintain on-site health and safety, ensuring compliance and standards are always met. Managing site teams, direct labour and subcontractors, ensuring all plant and materials are fit for purpose, all PPE and on site HSE are in place.

 

Ensure both short and long term programmes and planning is in place to deliver sites on time and in budget. Regular liaison with the client on progress and attending meetings when required will all be part of this role.

 

The candidate:

  • Experience at Contract Manager level within groundworks & civils is essential
  • SMSTS and a good level of health and safety management, RAMS and COSHH
  • Commercial / financial understanding
  • Full Driving License as sites will be across all of Devon

 

On offer is a competitive salary, car allowance and pension.

 

To Apply:

For an informal discussion please call Kalina on 01752 421888 or apply as instructed. Sphere Solutions are one of the Southwest & Wales market leaders in providing recruitment services to the built environment.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Senior Estimator

South Wales

Permanent Salary + Full benefits package

 

Sphere Solutions are currently recruting for a senior estimator, to work for a regional civil engineering contractor on a permanent contract.

 

Job Purpose:

 

Provide the business with the best net cost and margin to win the work in line with business strategy. Assist those less experienced within the function to achieve success. The senior role will work across all sectors of work. This role may take the estimating lead depending upon the size of the division and in such  instance will take responsibility for line managing the estimating team and contributing to  the development of the six point plan.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Fully understand tender documentation across whole suite of projects within the sectors we operate in and provide initial accurate assessment for all elements.
  • Engage with contracts managers and other experts within the business, ensuring there is a clear plan and programme of delivery.
  • Understand the build requirements and techniques, assess subcontract requirements, assemble enquiry documentation and issue.
  • Understand construction programming and planning.
  • Develop mitigation strategies as appropriate.
  • From first principles, produce accurate costs, access value engineering and risk issues and provide a comprehensive tender submission, anticipating changes in the marketplace.
  • Work closely with others across the business to gain an understanding of the project and use the advice gained from previous experience.
  • Understand design and understand the impact of individual / combined disciplines on the tender.
  • Be able as appropriate to work on more than one project at a time.
  • Present tender submission for approval ensuring a true and accurate picture of the tender is communicated.
  • Finalise project at tender adjudication.
  • Answer queries and undertake any negotiations.
  • Handover successful bids with contracts team providing clarity on the bid itself and programme of works.
  • As applicable support the development of the estimating team.

 

Manager Accountabilities:

 

  • Represent and promote the company in a professional manner.
  • 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 contact me

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,

Health & Safety Manager

South Wales

Permanent salary plus full benefits package

Purpose of Job:

The job holder will be responsible for supporting the Future Valleys Construction (FVC) project teams and supply chain on H&S matters. The role will also have a particular emphasis on guiding and supporting the construction teams throughout the construction phase from a Health, Safety and Wellbeing perspective with the support of the Projects Director.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promoting health, safety and welfare throughout the project with a particular focus on major civils activities and disciplines.
  • Fully supporting the Project Director to coordinate between all sectors of the project and report to the Project Director daily upon current site concerns and areas for improvement.
  • Supporting Safety Advisors, supervisors and operatives and its appointed supply chain of good practice.
  • Ensuring project compliance with statutory legislation and contractual safety requirements indicated, Construction Phase Plan, Integrated Management System and current legislation.
  • Collate monthly Health, Safety and Welfare data for review and approval by the Project Director.
  • Undertake onsite inspection and monitoring of health, safety and welfare.
  • Undertake onsite audits and monitoring of health, safety and welfare with a particular focus on major civils disciplines.
  • Maintaining the H&S content of the IMS to ISO45001 and the Project Agreement, in collaboration with the Quality Manager.

Accountabilities:

The Health & Safety Manager is also responsible for ensuring that Health and Safety Team members carry out their duties effectively.

  • Advise supervisors and operatives at Future Valleys Construction sites, depots and offices on statutory health and safety requirements.
  • Assist in the preparation of risk assessments and development of project management plans.
  • Regularly inspect Future Valleys Construction work locations and activities.
  • Verify that temporary works procedures are implemented safely as well as monitor all works (direct and sub-contractor) during site visits to ensure that safe systems of work are being adopted.
  • Assist in the undertaking of health and safety audits to the audit programme, both internally and externally.
  • Ensure that all accidents, incidents and dangerous occurrences are thoroughly investigated and reported.
  • Assist in the provision of safety training for site operatives including but not limited to the behavioural safety program.
  • Provide site personnel with advice, support and encouragement so that they may fulfil their duties effectively..

Environmental Responsibilities:

  • Consider the environment in decision-making, including material procurement, energy efficiency, pollution and ecology on site.
  • Be environmentally aware of the consequences of actions; be familiar with relevant project documentation, standards and contractual requirements regarding environmental performance seek advice from the Environmental Department.

The Candidate:

  • NEBOSH General or Construction Certificate in additional to being Chartered Status IOSH
  • Relevant CSCS Card.
  • Full driving licence
  • Previous experience of working on major construction/civils projects.
  • Experience of delivering training modules is desirable.
  • Ability to evaluate safety practices, procedures, programmes, attitudes and awareness and to recommend methods of improvement.
  • Strong IT knowledge and skills – e.g. Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook.
  • Ability to influence and persuade others to build working relationships with both internal and external customers at all levels.
  • Ability to prioritise and organise own workload with a collaborative approach to work.
  • Working knowledge of current UK Health and Safety legislation and best practice.
  • Knowledge of a variety of occupational environments, such as works at height, confined spaces, bridge structures and arrangement of equipment.
  • Knowledge of safety devices to use in conjunction with tools and equipment in the workplace