Development Manager

Administrator

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Site Supervisor

Senior Site Manager

Building Surveyor

Site Manager

Buyer

Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Quantity Surveyor

Development Manager

Cornwall

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Development Manager who is looking to progress their career within house building. Working with an experienced Land and Planning team, you will work across Cornwall and Cornwall assisting to deliver mixed residential development programmes.

You will have proven development management experience with either a housebuilding or housing registered provider and will have the ability to lead on a varied and mixed portfolio of open market/s106 and affordable schemes as well as converting an ever-growing strategic land portfolio. You will be responsible for the whole development process from land acquisition stage to obtaining financially viable and technically sound planning consents.

The person:

  • Essential you hold a HND or equivalent level 5 qualification in any discipline and it is desirable this is in planning, construction or development related discipline.
  • Knowledge and experience of the development process within housebuilding from land acquisition through to sales and good working knowledge of central and local government planning and UK housing strategies and policies is essential.
  • You will have a proven track record of achieving successful planning consents for residential schemes within a housebuilding environment
  • Knowledge of legal matters around land acquisitions, options, contracts and s106 agreements. Good project management skills
  • A full driving licence is essential as travel throughout Devon & Cornwall is an integral part of the role.

The role is offering agile working, with the ability to work in the office also. Offering a allowance, healthcare benefits and a generous holiday allowance.

If you would like to find out more and discuss in confidence, please call Jo on 01752 421888 or apply as instructed.

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

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.

Administrator

Exeter

Permanent – Full-time

Sphere is seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented Administrator and Customer Care Coordinator to join our clients team based in Exeter.

Reporting to the Regional Managing Director you will support the office with various administrative duties and provide exceptional, customer service to customers of newly built housing developments.

This role will involve coordinating and managing all office administration and customer care aspects, including handling inquiries, resolving issues, and ensuring customer satisfaction.

Key Requirements:

  • Previous experience in an office-based administration, customer care, or similar role, within the housing or construction industry, ideally.
  • Strong administration experience, including proficiency in the use of all MS Office applications and CRM databases
  • Knowledge of NHBC standards and regulations advantageous
  • Valid driving license as some occasional travel to sites across the South West region.
  • Proven longevity in previous employment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational abilities and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

On Offer

  • Salary circa £28,000 depending on experience
  • 26 day holiday + bank holidays
  • Private medical insurance
  • Pension matched up to 5%
  • Bonus (discretionary)

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

We are currently looking for an experienced  Senior QS to join one of our clients, a very well established main building contractor in Cardiff, who are looking for someone to work as part of a team on a very major construction project locally, in excess of £100 million in Value.

The role will involve having management resposnibilities for a small team of more junior surveyors and report to the commercial director on all issues. You will also play a key role in the overall commercial delivery of the project.

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 are a major contractor and are committed to long term growth in the region.

Candidates with the following skills and experience are encouraged to apply:

Background with larger or Tier 1 contractors

Experience of some management

Ideally experience of working on larger projects.

Please get in touch today for further information regarding this exciting role.

Please apply through CV Library for further details.

Site Supervisor

Permanent

Plymouth & surrounding areas

 A reputable, regional contractor has had an increase in workload and is looking to recruit a Supervisor to join their team based in Plymouth.

In a nutshell, you will use your experience and knowledge to ensure refurbishment projects are delivered on time and to the highest quality. With a varied client base, you will work within healthcare, education, retail, commercial and hospitality.

Time will be split between the Plymouth office and site, there will be an element of travel required on occasions throughout the Southwest and Southeast.

Duties will include:

  • Manage and supervise the day-to-day running projects
  • Prioritise work to meet project deadlines.
  • Ensure all relevant paperwork is fully completed and signed.
  • Maintain Health & Safety standards, site induction, tool box talks etc.
  • Interpret programmes, drawings, and technical specifications.
  • Issue updates and documentation to contractors and clients.
  • Attend prestart and handover meetings.
  • Ordering and scheduling delivery of materials to the site.

Suitable candidates must possess the following:

  • Previous experience in a similar role and preferably a Level 4 or above in construction management or equivalent
  • Good knowledge of Health Safety legislation
  • A full DBS check will be conducted as part of the company induction
  • Computer literate
  • SMSTS / SSSTS, CSCS (Preferably black card), First Aid (desirable, but training can be provided for the right candidate
  • Full UK driving license

Additional information:

  • Salary up to £32,000
  • Company health benefits (after successful completion of the probationary period)
  • Company pension
  • Company van provided (for company use only)

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, Gloucester, Taunton, Plymouth and St Austell) we fill vacancies daily with contractors, developers, civil engineers and their supply chain in high volume with quality candidates.

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Honiton, Exeter, Devon

We are recruiting for a Quantity Surveyor to join a regional civil engineering firm dedicated to delivering high-quality projects that shape the infrastructure of the South West and the surrounding regions. With a rich history of excellence, this company are committed to innovation, sustainability, and fostering a collaborative work environment within both the private and private sectors.

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Quantity Surveyor to join the team in Exeter. As a key member of commercial team you will play a crucial role in ensuring the financial success and accuracy of their civil engineering projects.

The role

  • Collaborate with Contracts Managers to develop cost-effective project plans
  • Monitor project budgets and financial performance, identifying cost-saving opportunities
  • Sub-contractor procurement
  • Negotiate contracts, change orders, and variations
  • Cost analysis and value engineering
  • Site measurements, valuations and final accounts

What you will need:

  • Experience within a Civil Engineering environment
  • Proven experience as a Quantity Surveyor / Estimator in civil engineering projects
  • Strong knowledge of construction methods, materials, and costing principles.
  • Proficiency in MS applications, in particular Excel.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.

If this is something of interest or you want to find out further details, please call Jo 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, Taunton, Plymouth and St Austell) we fill vacancies daily with contractors, developers, civil engineers and their supply chain in high volume with quality candidates.

Building Surveyor

South Wales

Competitive Salary + full benefits package

 

Responsible to: Assistant Team Manager (Building Assets)

Responsible for: Undertaking the delivery of key activities relating to the implementation of the structural maintenance and improvement of properties within the County Borough.

The general duties would be to deliver minor works and small capital projects specific to Building Assets properties at various portfolios within the Authority (e.g. Education, Social Services, Aneurin Leisure etc.). This will involve working closely with clients, contractors and other various technical teams.

The work is generally reactive with an element of planned works, we are a small team who are looking to expand to meet the clients needs.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Assist with the development of the Division’s expertise in planned and reactive maintenance procedures regarding properties within the Authority.
  • Deliver minor works and small capital projects specific to Building Assets properties at various portfolios within the Authority (e.g. Education, Social Services, Aneurin Leisure etc.). This will involve working closely with clients, contractors and other various technical teams.
  • Assist on the development of the Division’s expertise in all aspects of statutory testing in order to implement a testing regime, so that the Authority meets its statutory requirements.
  • Place relevant orders to comply with Authorities Procurement Policy
  • Work closely with DLO section / Building Facilities Officers & H&S Officers with regards to minor and reactive works Implement the Division’s responsibilities for Health & Safety.
  • To comply with the relevant sections of the Authority’s policy statement on Health, Safety and Welfare at Work.
  • To adhere to the principles of the Corporate Equality Policy and ensure commitment to anti-discriminatory practice.
  • To undertake any other duties that may be required from time to time, by Management.

 

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

Site Manager – Housing

Newton Abbot

Permanent

Are you a house building expert with a good eye for detail and keen vision to deliver an outstanding build?

Sphere is currently working with one of the markets leading developers to recruit an experienced Site Manager with a background of working on Timber Frame new build developments.

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, must be confident in managing a team and liaising with senior management level. You will be capable of running a site with minimum supervision and set high standards of quality, customer service and Health & Safety.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring compliance on site at all times to the company health and safety standards and processes, NHBC standards, building regulations and overall quality standards
  • Co-ordinating labour and resources
  • Monitoring and controlling the cost of production, and approving payment to contractors and trades where appropriate
  • Initiating and attending plot inspections
  • Carrying out toolbox talks or similar on-site briefings
  • With the support of the Contracts Manager, ensure that the on-site Construction team is fully resourced and well-directed
  • Showing a good behavioural example in all aspects of health and safety, organisation, conduct, quality of work, and professionalism.

 

Key Requirements:

  • Extensive timber frame house building experience, MUST have at least 5 years experience as a Site Manager
  • Demonstrated good leadership and assertive skills to ensure optimum delivery to the highest quality standards on site.
  • In depth knowledge of all aspects of construction and housebuilding, and the relevant legislative requirements e.g. health and safety, NHBC requirements and Building Regulations.
  • SMSTS, First Aid at work and CSCS card

 

On Offer:

  • Is a salary ranging from £55,000 to £65,000 for the right candidate, depending on experience. You will also be rewarded with a company car or car allowance.

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.

 

Buyer

Cardiff

£30,000 – £35,000

 

I’m currently recruiting for a buyer/procurement manager to work for a growing civil engineering contractor in the South Wales area. The client have approached us with the urgent requirement of recruiting a buyer on a permanent basis.

 

The client:

 

Our client is a well-established civil engineering and road surfacing company, employing an experienced workforce of approximately 40 people. Working throughout South East Wales – but especially in the Cardiff area, they mainly carry out the construction of roads, car parks, retaining walls, marine works, bridges and drainage works. The Company’s client list consists predominantly of Local Authorities, other public bodies, developers, and blue chip companies. They pride themselves in attention to detail and quality, working with clients to identify cost and time-savings.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

 

  • Responsible for the daily buying of materials
  • Placing orders with suppliers
  • Procuring subcontractors for live works
  • Procurement for tenders
  • Assist in preparing invoices for payment.
  • Ensuring site delivery requirements are met.
  • Negotiating and obtaining quotations from suppliers.
  • Support the Commercial Department in collating records for weekly Plant and Labour returns.
  • Ensure health and safety procedures and compliance is adhered to at all times.
  • Assist with other relevant procurement and commercial duties as required from time to time.

 

The Candidate:

  • Construction and civils experience is preferred.
  • Would consider experience in a similar industry providing they are used to a busy procurement environment
  • Competent at using MS office and Sage
  • Ideally the candidate resides locally to the area
  • Good organisational skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Excellent attention to detail and inputting data.
  • Conscientious, flexible and reliable.
  • Excellent communication skills in order to deliver accurate information.
  • Effectively prioritise work load in order to meet set deadlines.
  • Ability to work as part of a team or individually.
  • Professional, approachable and helpful to ensure smooth running of the general operation.
  • Confident at dealing with people at all levels both on the telephone and in person

 

If this opportunity is something of interest for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Many thanks

Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Exeter

We are offering a unique opportunity for a Graduate Quantity Surveyor to join a long-standing regional contractor, offering a dedicated training programme, giving you the tools and experience to progress your commercial career.

With a diverse client base, you will be exposed to both refurbishment and new build projects, covering commercial, education, and public sector projects.

Shadowing and supported by a senior commercial team member you will be involved in the following:

  • Supporting the commercial team with subcontractor procurement
  • Client invoicing, applications for payments, remittance etc.
  • Site Measurements
  • Client liaison and relationship building
  • Introduction to valuations/variations
  • Introduction to forms of contracts and understanding the legalities of contracts.

To be considered for this role, you will be a recent Graduate in a Construction related subject, Quantity Surveying will be advantageous.  Good IT skills will be expected in particular Excel.  A full UK driving license as regular site visits will be expected.

To Apply:

For an informal discussion please call Jo Lambert or apply as instructed Sphere Solutions are a market leader in the Southwest & Wales construction recruitment sector. With offices in St. Austell, Plymouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Gloucester and Taunton. 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.

Quantity Surveyor

Cornwall

Sphere Solutions is seeking an experienced Quantity Surveyor, ideally from a Groundworks/civils background to join a very successful Contractor covering sites across Cornwall and South Devon.

You will join an experienced commercial team, reporting to a Commercial Manager.

Working with an extensive client base; predominantly house builders large and small. This is an excellent opportunity for a suitably qualified Quantity Surveyor to join a forward-thinking team of like-minded professionals.

  • The role will involve managing sub-contractors to maximise costs, as well as assisting with ongoing estimating duties.
  • Commercial/financial management, valuations, reconciliations, and final accounts.
  • You will be required to report to the head office and travel to site.

 

The successful applicant should ideally be qualified with a suitable construction-related qualification and have extensive experience within the construction industry. A full driving license will be required, along with good IT skills in particular Excel.

Offering ongoing career progression, with a car / car allowance, pension and private medical insurance.

To Apply: For an informal discussion please call Jo on 07771 985354 or apply as instructed.

Sphere Solutions is 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, Taunton, Plymouth and St Austell) we fill vacancies daily with contractors, developers, civil engineers and their supply chain in high volume with quality candidates.