Project Manager

Accounts Manager

Estimator

Site Manager

Contracts Manager (Firestopping)

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Contracts Manager

Quantity Surveyor

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Project Manager

MoD refurbishment projects

Plymouth,  Stonehouse

Sphere Solution is seeking a Project Manager to oversee a programme of refurbishment and maintenance works across Stonehouse Barracks, Plymouth. You will join a forward-thinking team that puts delivery and safety at the forefront of their agenda, working in partnership with the client to deliver maintenance and building services across this MoD establishment.

The opportunity will offer variation and as the Project Manager you will take responsibility for delivering multiple construction projects simultaneously at any one time, ranging from building fabric to M&E upgrades through to internal repairs.

This will include – Working with the client to plan the delivery of the projects, managing subcontractors, ensuring on-site health and safety is compliant, working within CDM regulations and ensuring projects are delivered within both the programme and budget. Manage and support the client’s expectations, progress reports and delivery time scales. Strong commercial awareness and technical ability will be required.
The candidate:

  • HNC, or equivalent, level qualification in a Building/Civil Engineering or Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Experience of managing construction, property maintenance programmes of work, and working in an MoD environment will be advantageous.
  • SMSTS and Asbestos awareness
  • Good supply chain management and local knowledge
  • Full Driving License
  • Excellent IT skills – MS Office and any experience of using CAFM will be an advantage.

On offer is a good salary with a car/allowance and good holiday allowance and working hours. You will be required to have the relevant security clearance checks.  Having read the above and hopefully enticed you to look into this role in more detail, please do call Jo Lambert for an informal chat.

Sphere Solutions are a market leader in the South West & Wales construction recruitment sector. With offices in Truro, Plymouth, Bristol, Cardiff 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.

Accounts Manager

Liskeard, Cornwall

Permanent

It is with great confidence we are recruiting for an Accounts Manager to head up an accounts team for a busy construction company.

Working with an experienced and diligent team you will take the helm of ensuring all accounts systems and processes are actioned in a detailed and organised manner.

The role:

  • To manage the accounts function of a busy construction company
  • Managing the other members of the accounts team
  • VAT reports and returns
  • Managing and adhering to deadlines for VAT, TAX etc.
  • Paying subcontractors CIS
  • Dealing with/ chasing large payments and billing large sums
  • Process payroll, invoicing and applications
  • Setting up new starters to the company

What you need:

  • Good experience in managing accounts/payroll process, being tasked and detailed orientated with leadership experience
  • Must have worked within a construction environment
  • An understanding of CIS Payments
  • SAGE experience is essential, and knowledge of the construction add-on EQUE2 would be advantageous
  • Detail-oriented, task/date focus, organised and have leadership experience
  • Longevity with previous employers would be a distinct advantage
  • Driving License due to the office location

Hours – Monday to Friday ; 8.30am – 5pm with an hour for lunch

For an informal discussion please call Jo on 01752 421888 or apply as instructed.

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

Are you an experienced Construction Estimator looking for a new challenge? One of our top clients, a prestigious and well-established main contractor in Cardiff, is seeking a talented professional to join their team. With over 20 years in the industry and a diverse project portfolio up to £40 million, this is a prime opportunity for career growth.

Working within an established pre-con team, you will Report to the Pre Construction Manager,  with the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the tender process in a timely fashion
  • Accurate measurement using both CAD and manual measures
  • Production of tenders using Causeway
  • Develop relationships with the design team and clients
  • Develop relationships, quality and the range of the supply chain
  • Identification of areas of risk and opportunity

This role would suit an experienced Estimator from a main contractor background who resides close to the Cardiff area and is able to work on larger schemes ideally. This is the ideal opportunity to work for a market-leading business that is secure with a strong pipeline of work. Get in touch today for further details.

Site Manager

Ashton, near Helston, Cornwall

We have a unique opportunity for an experienced Site Manager to join an award-winning team to deliver a new-build housing site in Helston.

Working with an experienced team, you will take charge of delivering this unique site. With a considered and realistic build programme, quality and delivery are at the forefront of this site, ensuring a high-end unit is handed over every time.

You will take charge of on-site teams, including sub-contractors, on-site health & safety and material control. You will be responsible for the site’s short-term programming and reporting on site progress.

To be considered for this role, you will need to have good volume housing and experience of building with timber frame.

SMSTS, CSCS and First Aid at Work will all be required and ideally, you will have a trades background and have worked with the local supply chain.

Initially offering a Fixed Term Contract, for the right individual this could be a permanent opportunity.

If this is of interest, please call for an informal discussion please call Jo Lambert or apply as instructed.

Sphere Solutions is 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.

Contracts Manager (Fire-stopping)

Cardiff

Competitive Salary + Benefits Package

Sphere Solutions is seeking a skilled Contracts Manager specialising in Fire-Stopping for a reputable contractor in Cardiff, South Wales. This permanent position offers the chance to join a leading firm in the passive fire industry.

About the Role:

As a Contracts Manager, you will oversee fire-stopping contracts from inception to completion. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • The ability to be able to take a project from initial enquiry to completion.
  • Effectively manage and run a team.
  • Preparation of Risk Assessments and Method Statements for each contract, ensuring operatives sign and records are retained in the contract file, for HSE inspection if ever needed.
  • Liaising directly with sub-contractors/directly employed staff including planning critical dates and organising labour, materials (organising the logistics of delivery/material ordering and transportation of materials to site), plant and accommodation where appropriate, with admin support.
  • Responsible for management of each contract ensuring that each project is delivered smoothly on time and within budget.
  • Contracts Manager to be issued with a budget and timescale for each project and to hit the budget targets.
  • You will be expected to manage more than one contract at once and visit site, providing the office with site reports, carrying out toolbox talks and checking plant maintenance records.
  • Liaise with site managers and customers managing their expectations
  • Preparation of operation and maintenance manual and handover on completion with client.

The Candidate:

  • Previous experience working as a Contracts Manager
  • Thorough Knowledge of relevant legislation, fire-stopping products
  • Ideally experienced in interior finishing and refurbishment
  • Ability to undertake site surveys to scope and select appropriate solutions to the issues presented
  • Understanding of the importance of collating evidence for all completed works using systems such as bolster or site audit pro
  • Capable of overseeing numerous projects and directly employing operatives and subcontractors.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to produce health and safety documentation in line with current legislation
  • Excellent man-management capabilities
  • Suitable Contract management qualifications
  • SMSTS

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Newquay, Cornwall

We are seeking an experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor to join a national contractor, managing a range of projects across Cornwall. Sectors include health, education, defence and vary in value up to £50m. You will join an experienced team and take financial charge of projects, mentoring and managing junior commercial team members.

The role:

  • Vet, appoint and negotiate subcontract packages for projects
  • Pre-contract pricing and agreement project costs, submission of cash flow forecasts
  • Prepare and agree CVR’S / interim valuations and agree on final accounts
  • Managing financial accounts and reporting to Senior Management on the project performance
  • Monitor progress, secure payments, if necessary, issue formal notices / contractual claims
  • Attend project support meetings

 Requirements:

  • Educated to degree level in Quantity Surveying, although other equivalent qualifications may be accepted such as HNC/HND if backed up with extensive work experience.
  • Experience in procuring major works sub-contractor packages
  • Good knowledge of measurement and valuations and standard forms of contract.
  • Ability to negotiate with clients/sub-contractors
  • Experience of value engineering
  • Exposure to resolving disputes
  • Good negotiation skills and commercial awareness.
  • IT skills specifically of MS365 and COINS ideally, not essential.

 Package:

  • Car Allowance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Excellent holiday allowance
  • Flexible benefits scheme

Next steps…

For an informal discussion please call Jo 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, Taunton, Gloucester and St Austell) we fill vacancies daily with contractors, developers, civil engineers and their supply chain in high volume with quality candidates

Our client is a very well-established and highly successful Groundworks and Civil Engineering contractor based in the Bridgwater area. They carry out a range of projects across the residential and commercial sectors, with projects ranging up to £10 million typically. They have grown continually over the last few years and have an excellent reputation throughout the South West.

Due to ongoing growth, they have approached us with the requirement to recruit an Assistant Quantity Surveyor on a permanent basis.

Working closely with a Senior QS in regards to most projects you will play a key role in the commercial delivery of schemes, which typically stretch from Bristol down as far as Exeter.

This role will allow the incumbent to develop their skills in all areas of the role. This really is an excellent long-term opportunity for an individual who is keen to further their career long-term. Our client is looking for someone who wants to develop into a key senior member of the commercial team down the line.

Candidates may come from a Civil Engineering background or main contracting as well as housebuilding. More important is a willingness to learn, and develop long-term with a rapidly expanding company.

Get in touch through the website for further details.

Contracts Manager – Civils

Cornwall

Permanent

We are seeking an experienced Contracts Manager with Civils and/or groundworks engineering experience to join a long-standing regional Contractor to manage their sites across Cornwall.
With an expansion phase in full swing and a large client base of repeat business this is a great time to join.

The Role:

  • You will be tasked with the overall operations management of sites, to provide on-site health and safety, ensuring compliance and standards are always met.
  • Managing site teams, and site supervisors.
  • Programmes and planning is in place to deliver sites on time and in budget.
  • Attend pre-let meetings, regular liaison with the client on progress

Requirements:

  • Experience at Contracts Manager level with – civils, groundworks, and surfacing will be considered
  • SMSTS and a good level of health and safety management
  • Commercial/financial understanding
  • Full Driving License as sites will be across all of Cornwall

On offer is a competitive salary paying circa £65,000, a company vehicle and a pension.

To Apply:
For an informal discussion please call Jo on 01752 421888 or click 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, 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 consultants.

Quantity Surveyor / Estimator

Aberdare – South Wales

Permanent salary + package

Sphere Solutions are currently looking for a Quantity Surveyor / Estimator to work for a multi-disciplined company delivering Structure Maintenance and Rail projects across England and Wales.

I’m working with a RISQS-approved rail contractor, that covers a range of civil engineering and maintenance services to the rail infrastructure. After 15 years working in the Rail Industry has allowed the company to build technical expertise whilst developing and encouraging other innovative ideas such as adjustable FRP platform systems and driver walkways.

The Candidate:

  • Ideally resides locally in the area and drives
  • HNC/HND and preferably degree-qualified
  • Civil engineering and rail experience
  • 2-3 years of industry experience or more
  • Comfortable undertaking estimating duties from time to time
  • Good interpersonal communication, listening, and negotiation skills
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

 

Responsibilities:

  • Understanding, preparing and presenting monthly cost/value (CVR’s) and/or work-in-progress (WIP’s) reports with input and assistance from the Project Team.
  • Experience in working with, negotiating and understanding the NEC contracts.
  • Preparation of monthly cost plans identifying and providing justification for periodic or completion movements.
  • Regular communication and liaison with the project team to identify and manage both contractors and client risk.
  • Ability to prioritise and schedule workload enabling the meeting of external and internal submission deadlines.
  • Working collaboratively with the department and project teams to ensure contract administration and internal processes are improved and maintained to the maximum standard.
  • Understanding and experience in project programmes and critical paths
  • Producing, submitting, substantiating and agreeing monthly Applications for Payment to the point of Certification.
  • Producing, submitting, substantiating and negotiating external Final Accounts.
  • Subcontract administration including but not limited to procurement, management, administration and Final Account agreement.

 

If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We are currently looking for an experienced  Senior QS to join one of our clients, a very well-established main building contractor in Bristol, who are looking for someone to work as part of a team managing commercial projects in the Bristol and Bath areas predominantly.

The role will involve having management responsibilities for a small team of 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 which will likely be in the region of £15 – £20 million in value.

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 in some management
  • Ideally, experience working on larger projects.
  • Reside within commutable distance of Swindon

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

Please apply through CV Library for further details.