Buyer

Quantity Surveyor

Estimator

Buyer

Health and Safety Manager

Assistant Project Manager

Administrator

Site Manager

Senior Quantity Surveyor

SHEQ Advisor

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.

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.

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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.

 

 

Buyer

Exeter
Permanent
Sphere Solutions has the privilege of working with a leading construction company in Exeter to recruit an experienced Buyer to join their team to work closely with the procurement and commercial team on construction projects across the South West.

  • You will work closely with the Commercial Manager, taking responsibility for the procurement of all materials and plant.
  • Ensure the best price is sourced for materials and plant, in line with contract specification and site programme
  • You will manage supply chain agreements, and site order lists and obtain competitive prices where agreed prices are not available to enable orders to be placed
  • Research/product information and alternative products
  • Site / measuring quantities of materials, reading drawings

Please only apply if you have the following:

  • Suitable candidates must have buying experience within the construction industry
  • An understanding of commercial awareness and negotiation skills
  • Positive outlook and can-do attitude
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Good understanding of all MS packages

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, Southampton, Gloucester, Taunton and Plymouth)

 

Health & Safety Manager

Devon & Cornwall

Permanent

Our client is a well-established regional civil engineering contractor that puts health safety and quality at the forefront of their agenda and as a high priority for all of their sites.

With an exceptional programme of works and forthcoming sites in mind, they need a Health and Safety Manager to join their South West operations.

The successful applicant will promote and uphold a positive health & safety culture on site and provide specialist expert construction health and safety knowledge to the business as a whole.

Suitable candidates will have good experience in implementing a positive health and safety culture within a construction/contracting environment.

The role will include:

To provide and maintain safe systems of work across all sites, monitoring compliance with all legal bodies and regulatory requirements relating to health, safety and the environment

  • Developing both internal policies and strategies
  • Prepare and submit streetwork notices
  • Investigate/record incidents/complaints
  • Carrying out construction phase plans, method statements, risk assessments, site inspections/audits and working with the senior management team to uphold a positive health and safety environment
  • Ensure all works are carried out / set to achieve ISO/SMAS certifications

To apply for this role you will need to have the following qualifications:

  • NEBOSH General or Construction
  • Internal Quality Auditor ISO 9001/ 14001 (OHSA18001) advantageous
  • Experience of CDM, Risk assessment, Construction Phase Plans, Fire Safety, Waste Management, Manual handling
  • Full valid driving licence

To Apply:

For an informal discussion please call Jo Lambert on 01752 421888 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, Plymouth and St Austell) we fill vacancies daily with contractors, developers, civil engineers and their supply chain in high volume with quality candidates.

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.

 

Administrator

Crediton

Full-time – Permanent

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Sphere Solutions is currently recruiting an experienced administrator for a long-standing construction company based in Crediton.

Being the first point of contact for clients and suppliers and providing vital administration support to the business, you will be proficient in the use of MS365, have high attention to detail ensuring accuracy and quality are at the forefront of everything you do.

Main duties will include:

  • Reception duties – Dealing with all incoming calls and emails and walk-ins
  • Stock control and office supply management
  • Data entry and Document management
  • General Admin duties, proofreading, filing, photocopying, database management
  • Any other ad-hoc office, administrative, reception duties

Key Requirements.

  • Proficient in the use of all MS365 packages
  • Previous experience within a similar role within construction (desirable)
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Extremely organised and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Confident in IT, Maths and English
  • Great attention to detail and willing to follow instructions, processes and procedures.

On Offer

  • Salary paying up to £24,000 depending on experience.
  • Pension
  • Health care
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Annual Bonus

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 – Solar/Civils

Cullompton

£55k & Package

Are you an experienced Site Manager with a Solar / Civils background looking for a new opportunity,

Sphere is currently working with a Renewable Energy Client seeking an experienced Site Manager to initially oversee a 12-month Solar Farm project near Exeter, moving on to manage projects based Nationally.

As the Site Manager, you will organise and oversee works carried out on site ensuring it is completed on time and within budget.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaising with clients and reporting on progress to site staff
  • Supervising and hiring site staff and subcontractors
  • Monitoring build costs and project progress
  • Conducting quality and safety inspections
  • Checking and preparing site reports, designs and drawings
  • Maintaining quality control checks
  • Give toolbox talks.

Key requirements:

  • Must have previous Solar experience.
  • Willing to travel to other sites on completion of the project
  • SMSTS, CSCS, First Aid

Nationwide Travel will be required after the initial site is completed.

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 – Civils and Solar

Exeter – with some Nationwide travel

Up to £70,000 & package

I am currently working with a renewable energy construction company to recruit a Senior Quantity Surveyor with a strong Civils background on a Permanent basis.

Reporting directly to the office near Exeter with some nationwide travel, overseeing general civil engineering projects.

This position would suit a Senior Quantity Surveyor looking to take the next move into Commercial Management

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the site is running to budget with regular liaison with the procurement and commercial team.
  • Prepare accurate cost estimates for civil engineering projects, including materials, labour, and equipment.
  • Collaborate with project managers, engineers, and contractors to develop cost-effective project plans.
  • Monitor project budgets and financial performance, identifying cost-saving opportunities and potential risks.
  • Negotiate contracts, change orders, and variations.
  • Cost analysis and value engineering
  • Site measurements, valuations and final accounts

Key Requirements:

  • Previous Solar Farm/Renewable Energy/Civil Engineering knowledge and experience
  • Must have a strong Contract Management background with SMSTS, CSCS and FAW
  • Contractual knowledge and understanding
  • Proficient use of MS 365 and project planning software
  • Nationwide travel is required

Travel is essential for this position, with expenses paid for accommodation / food.

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.

 

 

 

 

SHEQ Advisor

Exeter

Permanent

Sphere Solutions is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Safety, Health, environmental and Quality Advisor to join a very successful Solar and civils contractor, based in Exeter.

The role will be varied and include site auditing, risk assessments, method statements, inductions, and training quality assurance, to implement a positive culture and ethos on site.

Suitable candidates will have similar experience and knowledge of construction, along with a NEBOSH certificate, and a a full driving license.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to all management and site staff on Safety, Health, Environment and Quality issues.
  • Attend meetings to proactively contribute to initial decisions made on H&S matters.
  • Assist the Contract Managers with the completion of the construction phase plans and RAMS documentation.
  • Leading on accident/incident investigations. Producing detailed investigation reports.
  • Liaise with site staff ensuring safe systems of work are implemented correctly and carried out.
  • Produce and collate all Health, Safety & Quality documentation.

Job Requirements

  • Have previous experience in an HSE Advisor role within construction.
  • Have an excellent understanding and knowledge of Quality Assurance
  • Hold a NEBOSH certificate.
  • Hold a full valid UK Driving Licence

On Offer

  • Salary Circa £45,000 & Package
  • Life Assurance
  • 25 days holiday & bank holidays

 

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.