Quality Assurance Coordinator

Senior Site Manager

Contracts Manager

Buyer

Design Manager

Design Manager

Contracts Manager

Project Manager

Office Administrator

Draughtsperson

Quality Assurance Coordinator

Home Based with weekly site visits across the Southwest.
(mileage covered)

37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday
Permanent – Full time

Sphere Solutions is recruiting a Quality Assurance Coordinator to be responsible for the successful delivery of Contract Quality Plans.

Supporting operational teams with, inspections, training, and guidance to ensure work activities are completed in line with quality standards and contractual requirements.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Gather, analyse, and prepare data for monthly inspections
  • Manage and analyse Company events and trends by quality audits, inspection actions, and customer complaints
  • Provide training on Management Systems
  • Maintain relationships with staff and suppliers to ensure policy consistency
  • Submit weekly assurance reports to the business

Key Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a similar Quality Assurance based role.
  • Excellent report writing and data analysis skills.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft office applications specifically Excel
  • This position does require weekly site visits therefore it is essential you hold a clean and valid UK driving licence and access to own vehicle.
  • Excellent knowledge of local geography
  • You must be able to pass a SC Clearance to be considered for this role

On Offer

  • Up to 6& pension contribution scheme
  • 25 days holiday
  • Paid professional subscription.
  • Life assurance
  • Employee discount and reward schemes
  • Training opportunities and qualifications within a supportive environment to ensure 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.

 

Senior / Site Manager
St Austell, Cornwall
Permanent/Full time
Our client, an award-winning residential developer is recruiting for an experienced Housing Site Manager to work on a large unit site in St Austell. With a healthy land bank and clearly structured management team, this will suit an experienced manager with experience of NHBC processes and traditional build methods.

As an experienced Site Manager you will take responsibility for the production of all units, on-site health and safety management and the management of sub-contractors. Reporting to you will be a full site team consisting of an Assistant Site Manager and a permanent forklift and labourer as a minimum.

Suitable candidates will have a proven track record in house building at a similar level, together with knowledge of modern construction methods, processes and current health and safety legislation. Strong organisational and communication skills are also required. Good local supply chain knowledge will be essential.

In return, our client is offering a competitive salary Circ. £66,000 and an excellent benefits package including; company car/car allowance, pension, private medical, life assurance and a performance-related bonus.

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.

Contracts Manager

Build Manager

South Devon & Cornwall

Permanent

Sphere Solutions is looking to recruit an experienced Contracts Manager for Cornwall and South Devon. Our client is a dynamic well-established, award-winning developer who creates and build design-led housing developments of the highest quality

Due to growth in the region, from both sales and a healthy land bank, they are looking to recruit an experienced Contract Manager for the South West – sites are spread across Cornwall & South Devon and you will be given up to 4 in a particular area.

The Role:

Reporting to the Construction Director you be responsible for a number of residential sites across the region. You will manage an experienced build team whilst ensuring build programmes are on time and Health & Safety and Quality are adhered to.

What we’re looking for:

The ideal candidate will be a proven Contracts Manager with experience of working with a housebuilder coupled with knowledge of the NHBC both modern and traditional build methods. Excellent Management and organisational skills are a given.

On offer:

On offer is an excellent salary of up to £80,000 with car/car allowance, excellent bonus structure, private medical cover, pension and flexible benefits package.

To Apply: For an informal discussion please call Jo Lambert on 01752 421888 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, Gloucester, Cardiff, Plymouth, Southampton, and St Austell) we fill vacancies daily with contractors, developers, civil engineers and their supply chain with quality candidates.

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

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.

 

Project Manager

Development Project Manager

Plymouth

Fixed term contract

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a construction professional with several years’ experience overseeing UK building construction projects, ideally in the commercial refurbishment / small new build sector. The ideal candidate must be open to and experienced in working with a team of both internal and external professionals.

Responsible for providing relevant project updates to internal departments to support business strategy and decision making, this role manages various consultants including but not limited to architects, quantity surveyors, M&E engineers, structural engineers and planning consultants throughout the project lifecycle.

Based in Plymouth, this is a fixed term contract for approximately 12 months.

Role Requirements

  • Managing projects throughout their life cycle stages,
  • Interacting with consultants / contractors to provide guidance on technical, financial, contractual, safety, and environmental aspects.
  • Procuring contractors, negotiating contracts, and managing program, change, and risk.
  • Contract administration using JCT contracts,
  • Overseeing design data production, conducting technical reviews, and accepting deliverables are also key responsibilities.
  • Additionally, creating reports, organising and documenting meetings, supporting project governance procedures, and overseeing project cost control and communication with the Finance Department
  • Other duties include managing planning applications, writing project briefs, coordinating with stakeholders, and allocating project resources as needed.

Key Requirements

  • Previous experience working on similar commercial projects with both client and contractor up to £1m
  • Project life cycle management experience – pre construction, construction and post construction.
  • JCT contract knowledge
  • SMSTS, FAW, CSCS

Offering a great opportunity to be part of a creative and forward thinking organisation, working in a flexible and agile environment.

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.

 

Office Administrator

Truro

Permanent

We are seeking an experienced office administrator for a growing construction company. The role will be varied, supporting both the commercial and site teams, office-based.

The role will involve:

  • General office administration, daily paperwork and document control
  • Assist with buying, material and office procurement.
  • Coordinating office meetings, minutes, diary management
  • Assist with marketing material and payroll

To be considered for this role:

  • you will have good MS Office knowledge
  • have experience as an office administrator, (previous construction industry knowledge will be advantageous)
  • Ideally, you will have longevity with previous employers.

On Offer:

  • Monday to Friday. 09:00 – 17:00
  • £23,000 – £26,000 & Company Benefits

If this is of interest, please call Kalina on 01752 421888 to discuss in confidence.

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, Southampton and Plymouth) we fill vacancies daily with contractors, developers, civil engineers and their supply chain.

 

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.