Quantity Surveyor

Engineering Manager

Senior Planner

Sales Executive

Quality Assurance Coordinator

Senior Site Manager

Contracts Manager

Buyer

Design Manager

Design Manager

Quantity Surveyor

Penzance/Cornwall

Permanent / Full – time

Sphere Solutions are seeking a highly motivated Quantity Surveyor to join a very successful Civil Engineering and Groundworks Contractor with regional offices across the South West.

Working with an extensive client based; covering both leading contractors and house builders this is an excellent opportunity for a suitably motivated candidate to join a forward thinking team of like-minded professionals. There is the opportunity to progress with a good support structure and training on offer.

The role will be varied and include:

  • ·Assist with pricing civil & groundworks packages
  • ·Tender administration
  • ·Assisting with producing bills of quantity
  • ·Submission documentation
  • ·Excellent computer skills, including Word and Excel
  • ·Good client liaison skills / attendance at tender interviews
  • ·Must be highly motivated

To Apply: For an informal discussion please call Kalina on 0175242188 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.

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Engineering Manager (CEM)

Rail / Civil engineering

Pontyclun. South Wales

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Engineering Manager (CEM) to join our rail and civil engineering team in the Wales region supporting long term and secured Infrastructure projects and major frameworks, throughout Wales.

 

The Client:

A busy and fast paced business unit involved in a range of civil engineering works in a variety of sectors to include rail (bridges, embankments, stations, platforms, tunnels etc.), Environment Agency, Local Authority etc. The business unit are involved in multi-disciplinary civils projects across the Wales region, whether one off tendered projects or projects within our long term framework / contract agreements with key clients including both Asset Management and Infrastructure Projects.

Existing contracts include CP6 infrastructure projects, minor works and Environment Agency frameworks with works typically including bridge re-construction/replacement, upgrades and refurbishments, station work (platforms, access for all etc.), structures including bridges, tunnels, footbridges, flood repair and alleviation to name just a few examples.

 

The Role

As Engineering Manager (CEM) you will be working within the framework and project delivery teams, responsible for managing the design delivery process for both the internal design team and external designers, primarily dedicated to schemes within the local framework but also providing support to other projects in the Wales region.

You will be responsible for managing the engineering process throughout the project lifecycle, working closely with the Project Manager and CRE(s), reporting to the Contracts Manager for the associated project/ programme of works. You will typically be responsible for:

 

  • Review the remits
  • Develop and agree the relevant engineering processes and deliverables for the complexity and scale of projects to enabling the right solution to be provided.
  • This will be undertaken and agreed with the associated Network Rail DPE of the works, in accordance with Governance of Railway Infrastructure Projects (GRIP)
  • Prepare and manage design reviews
  • Arrange and attend meetings as required with the client, designers and colleagues to secure design and implementation.
  • Review project generated documentation including CPPs, WPPs, TBs, Specifications, and drawings.
  • Providing approval for construction methodologies
  • Brief out changes to standards to the project team(s) throughout the lifecycle of the project/ programme of works.

Requirements

  • To excel in this position, you will have been accepted as a CEM (Contractors Engineering Manager) within a contracting organisation & have extensive railway project experience.
  • BSc / MEng / MSc in Civil Engineering
  • Chartered Member of a relevant and recognised professional industry body i.e. ICE
  • Experience as CEM / Contractors Engineering Manager in a multi-disciplinary rail contracting environment.

 

The Package:

 

  • Competitive annual salary negotiable dependant on experience
  • Company Car or Car Allowance
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (increasing with service)
  • Up to 3 volunteering days
  • Company contributory Pension scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • Westfield Health Cash Plan & Westfield Rewards
  • Generous Employee referral scheme
  • Support and employee infrastructure embedded in the business as a platform for personal and professional development creating pathways for unrivalled career development and progression opportunities internally.
  • Employee forum’s that provide a platform for having your voice heard

 

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

Kind regards,

Our client is a well established (major) building contractor that operates from a base in the Cardiff area, covering the South Wales regions in its entirety. They carry out a range of building and refurbishment projects typically up to £200 million in value.

Due to expansion of the regional office and the award of a very prestigious and high profile building project in Cardiff,  they have approached us with the requirement to recruit an experienced Construction Planner to join their team.

Involed primarily in the delivery of lthe scheme, you will work closely with a very experienced project team. The projects starts in Q2 and you wwill be heavily involved from the very start. The project is in excess of £200 million in value.

Your role will involve carrying out a full planning function from pre tender stage through to handover. This will include Producing linked tender and construction programmes from quantities, method statements, identifying Key Performance Indicators, site logistics, compiling and contributing to submission documents.

Candidates will have a strong main contracting background as a Planner, and reside within commutable distance of the Cardiff area.

On offer is an opportunity to join a rapidly expanding contractor that can offer genuine long term prospects for the right individual, working on a range of major projects with key public and private sector clients.

Sales Executive

Newquay

Permanent, Full time

Tues-Sat 10am-5pm

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and organised Sales Executive to join a regional housing developer.

The Sales Executive will be responsible for managing sales traffic across sites in the Newquay area, overseeing show homes, and engaging with potential customers.

The ideal candidate should possess excellent communication skills, have a strong interest in property, and preferably have previous experience in the housing or estate agency industry. This role requires good IT skills and the ability to work independently while maintaining a professional and personable demeanor.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage all sales traffic on site, including show homes and drive-by/walk-in potential customers.
  • Conduct viewings and provide guidance on pricing, fixtures, and fittings.
  • Develop a deep understanding of our clients brand and what it stands for, ensuring consistent representation to customers.
  • Assist with general sales administration tasks to ensure smooth operations.

Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel between sites
  • Availability to work Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Presentable and personable,
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong interest in the property industry, with a good understanding of market trends and customer preferences.
  • Ideally, previous experience in the housing or estate agency sector,
  • Proficient in IT skills, including the use of relevant software and tools.
  • Salary range: £25,000 – £35,000 per annum

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 is 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.

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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