Contracts Manager

Senior Estimator

Billable Works Manager

Health & Safety Manager

Electrician

Site Agent

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Trainee / Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Site Manager

Contracts Manager

Area Manager

South West region – Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset

 We are assisting in recruiting an Area Contracts Manager for a new contracts team, managing MOD maintenance contracts across the South West. We are looking for an ambitious and people-focused leader who can make their mark building and delivering an exceptional and customer-focused facilities management/built-estate service.

As an Area Contracts Manager, you will drive your team and the trusted sub-contractors, providing a safe and compliant service, in a busy and demanding environment. At the same time ensure you are delivering a cost-effective and quality service.

 Duties will include:

  • Responsible for the delivery of planned and reactive maintenance projects, across multiple sites, managing a trusted supply chain/contractors.
  • Ensuring a culture of exceptional health and safety
  • Ensure a programme of work is in place.
  • Develop and maintain lasting client relationships, working openly and transparently.
  • Responsible for the growth and delivery of further billable works

Suitable candidates will possess the following:

  • Previous experience within facility management – hard services or building refurbishment works.
  • Excellent communication skills, ensuring excellent engagement with the management teams and client.
  • Experience in leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams and sub-contractors.
  • Relevant professional qualification, CIOB / MRICS / BIFM or equivalent experience through experience or qualification in the role-related subject
  • Sound knowledge of all MS Office Package
  • You must be able to pass SC Clearance to be considered for this role.

 

Package:

  • Car or Car Allowance
  • Annual Bonus
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • 25 Days annual leave
  • Volunteer leave
  • Private medical insurance
  • One paid professional subscription
  • Life Assurance Policy
  • Employee discount and reward schemes

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.

 

 

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

Billable Works Manager

Small Works Manager

Fareham, Hampshire

Permanent

We are assisting to recruit a Billable Works Manager on a long-standing MOD maintenance contract, to join a direct delivery team, managing a pipeline of small projects up to £25,000 across large MoD sites and surrounding locations.

Duties will include:

  • You will be responsible for overseeing the direct delivery of minor works up to £25,000, complying with all Health & Safety and Environmental standards and policies
  • Liaison with the direct delivery team and contractors to ensure all billable works are delivered efficiently and in a timely manner.
  • Working cohesively with the Built Estate Manager, you will provide weekly progress reports on billable work plans, advising on budgets, requirements, and project risks
  • Carrying out the duties of Temporary Works Coordinator and CDM Principal Designer/Principal Contractor.
  • Identifying opportunities to reduce energy consumption on site and initiate Billable Works as appropriate by the raising of Statements of Need

Suitable candidates will possess the following:

  • Previous experience within facility management or built estates managing small works, including scoping of works, CDM regulations and Asbestos
  • An ONC or equivalent level qualification in a Building / Civil Engineering or Electrical / Mechanical Engineering or related discipline is desirable
  • Good IT skills, and previous experience working with CAFM systems such as Maximo are desirable.
  • You must be able to pass SC Clearance to be considered for this role.

Package:

  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • 25 Days annual leave
  • Volunteer leave
  • One paid professional subscription
  • Life Assurance Policy
  • Employee discount and reward schemes

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.

 

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,

Electrician

Covering the London area

Company Van and tools provided

Permanent – Fulltime Full Time – Monday – Friday
Out of hours cover 1 in 4 rota (occasional weekend working)

Sphere Solutions is working in partnership with a leading provider of engineering, technical, and FM services to the UK MOD, to recruit an 18th-edition qualified Electrician to join their team. As part of the Defence FM and Housing Maintenance framework contracts, you will play a crucial role in delivering effective and compliant electrical maintenance tasks within the London area.

Reporting office based in Byfleet, this role will cover sites across London, this position is a permanent, full-time Monday to Friday position with a 1in4 out-of-hours rota which will include occasional weekend work

Responsibilities:

  • Undertake planned and reactive electrical maintenance
  • Work as part of the on-site engineering team
  • Complete all works scheduled within service-level agreements
  • Carry out reactive repairs and callouts for emergencies
  • Ensure all works carried out meet JSP375 standards
  • Review and contribute to Risk Assessments and Method Statements
  • Work independently from drawings, specifications, and other documentation
  • Report all equipment or system defects
  • Attend team briefs, Toolbox talks, training

 Requirements:

  • Full, clean UK driving licence (travel within multiple locations required)
  • 18th edition electrical qualification, including City and Guilds 2391 Inspection and Testing
  • Experience in an MOD or Construction/Property Maintenance environment (desirable)
  • Ability to obtain SC Clearance

 Benefits:

  • Salary £40,000 & Package (depending on experience)
  • Ongoing training opportunities.
  • Fully kitted company van

 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 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

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.