Quality Assurance Coordinator

Senior Site Manager

Contracts Manager

Buyer

Design Manager

Design Manager

Contracts Manager

Draughtsperson

Site Engineer

Contracts Manager

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.

 

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.

Site Engineer

Cardiff

Permanent salary + Package

Sphere Solutions are currently recruting for a site engineer to work for a large, regional civil engineering contractor on a permanent basis.

Job Purpose:

Apply and develop knowledge and skills on projects. Make decisions as an engineer with direct support from your site agent, whilst being able to work autonomously. Level of autonomy will be dependent upon the size and complexity of the project.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand project requirements (drawings, specifications, etc) and provide setting out information to the workforce/sub-contractors in a suitable clear, concise and timely manner.
  • Check accuracy of construction operations to ensure compliance with provided information, seek and provide clarification/guidance where required.
  • Ensure quality control requirements are met and recorded through compliance and management of the Inspection and Test Plan and accurate recording of As-Built information.
  • Prepare reports, method statements, risk assessments and approval documents.
  • Organise, supervise and manage site activities in line with RAMS, ensuring a high standard of health, safety and environmental compliance.
  • Provide input to proposals, work schedules, value engineering and general improvements.
  • Assist the site team with running and managing site to deliver the project to a high standard.
  • Ensure adherence to legal requirements and company procedures.
  • Proactively seek to improve safety standards and promote a positive safety culture.
  • Be sufficiently aware of contractual requirements – clarify where necessary including maintaining accurate records to assist in commercial recovery where appropriate.
  • Identify problems and seek the most efficient construction solutions.
  • Ensure labour (as required), plant, and material requirements are procured, reconciled and managed through implementation of Evision.
  • Proactively engage with project communities to promote construction as a positive career choice, create favourable relationships with stakeholders, and enhance Knights Brown’s reputation, gaining support from the wider team as needed.

The Candidate:

  • Experience within a civil engineering environment (3-5 years)
  • NEX Experience
  • Ideally degree qualified (preferred)
  • Represent and promote the company in a professional manner
  • Understand our business strategy and your personal contribution to achieving our six point plans
  • 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.
  • Help others to succeed and acknowledge the success of others.
  • Understand your personal responsibilities to maintaining our HSQE standards.
  • Understand our company policies and procedures and recommend improvements.
  • Allow our guiding principles to guide you in your work.
  • 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.

Contracts Manager
Exeter
Permanent

 

Sphere Solutions are working with a long standing Groundworks and Civils Engineering contractor to recruit a Contracts Manager for sites across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset

 

Suitable candidates must have groundworks and civil engineering experience, wanting to join a reputable regional contractor to manage their sites across all areas. With an expansion phase in full swing and a large client base of repeat business this is an excellent time to join.

 

You will be tasked with the overall management of designated sites, to provide and maintain on-site health and safety, ensuring compliance and standards are always met. Managing site teams, direct labour and subcontractors, ensuring all plant and materials are fit for purpose, all PPE and on site HSE are in place.

 

Ensure both short and long term programmes and planning is in place to deliver sites on time and in budget. Regular liaison with the client on progress and attending meetings when required will all be part of this role.

 

The candidate:

  • Experience at Contract Manager level within groundworks & civils is essential
  • SMSTS and a good level of health and safety management, RAMS and COSHH
  • Commercial / financial understanding
  • Full Driving License as sites will be across all of Devon

 

On offer is a competitive salary, car allowance and pension.

 

To Apply:

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