Contracts Manager

Project Manager

Contracts Manager

Accounts Assistant

Assistant Site Manager

Finance Administrator

Buyer

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Trainee / Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Site Manager

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.

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

Accounts Assistant

Full Time – Permanent

Sphere Solutions is recruiting an Accounts Assistant on behalf of a well-established reputable client based in Estover,

As the Accounts Assistant you will play a vital role in providing support to the accounting team, duties will include financial data, reconciliation of accounts, HRMC reporting.

Key responsibilities:

  • Purchase Ledgers
  • Cashbook entries and reconciliations.
  • Calculate VAT and CIS reporting
  • Sales ledger invoice generation and debtors management.
  • Various other accounting tasks including some payroll involvement.
  • Create and maintain spreadsheets as required and provide data to assist in the running of the business.
  • Various other business-related tasks

Key Skills

  • Extensive bookkeeping knowledge with AAT qualification or equivalent
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Proficient in using Accounting Software such as SAGE, XERO MS365
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy
  • Construction experience (desirable)
  • Hold a valid UK driving licence and access to own vehicle – due to the location of the office, public transport is not easily accessible

 

Next steps:

For an informal discussion please call Kalina 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 Site Manager

Teignmouth

Permanent

Would you like to join a leading housing developer with a pipeline of new sites locally? With, a commitment to quality, innovation, and excellence, they have a strong reputation for delivering exceptional homes across the South West.

We are seeking a highly motivated and organised Assistant Site Manager to join the construction team. The Assistant Site Manager will work closely with the Site Manager to ensure the successful delivery of residential new build schemes.

The role:

  • Assist the Site Manager in planning and coordinating of all construction activities.
  • Monitor and enforce safety regulations and compliance with company policies.
  • Supervise and coordinate subcontractors and direct labour on site.
  • Ensure that work is progressing according to programme timelines.
  • Quality control, inspection of works, and Customer Care.
  • Support / deputise for the Site Manager s and when required.
  • Liaison with the NHBC/LABC and building inspectors.

What you will need:

  • Experience in a similar role within newly built housing
  • Knowledge of modern construction methods, in particular timber frame
  • Ideally a trade or HNC background, with a valid SMSTS, First Aid at Work, ideally CSCS also.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans and documents.
  • Health & Safety-conscious and familiar with safety regulations on-site.
  • Full driving license required.

In Return:

  • Competitive salary and Car Allowance
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity package

To Apply:

For an informal discussion please call Jo Lambert in the first instance or apply as instructed

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

 

Finance Administrator

Plymouth – Estover

Permanent /Full-time

Monday to Friday 8:00am to 17:00pm

Sphere Solutions is working with a busy regional company looking to expand its office and recruit a Finance Administrator to support the financial aspects of the business.

Joining this busy, fast-paced office you will support the financial team in their everyday duties, helping where and when required.

You will be a confident, forward-thinking team player and able to use your initiative.

The successful candidate will need demonstrable experience & skills in the following:

  • Manage administrative tasks of the finance department.
  • Maintain accurate financial records/spreadsheets.
  • Process invoices, payments, and expense reimbursements
  • Assist with accounts payable and accounts receivable functions.
  • Support the finance team in various administrative tasks.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel, Xero and other accounting systems including other Microsoft Office applications.
  • Previous experience in a similar role in finance/accounts administration.
  • Hold a valid UK driving licence and access to own vehicle – due to the location of the office, public transport is not easily accessible

Next steps:

For an informal discussion please call Kalina 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.

Buyer

Plymouth

Are you a Construction Buyer with experience in procuring materials and plant?

We have a new opportunity to join a growing commercial team, based in Plymouth, we are seeking a dedicated Buyer on a permanent basis.

As a Buyer, you will play a vital role in the construction process, responsibilities will include:

  • Material and plant procurement
  • Material scheduling for multiple live and upcoming sites at any one time
  • Calculating bulk quantities for each site / scheduling them with the manufacturer
  • Maintaining/monitoring regional bulk material levels to ensure there are no shortfalls/over-ordering
  • Submitting material cost budgets and advising where large losses occur
  • Work closely alongside Site and Contract Managers to ensure requisitions are processed efficiently and site issues are overcome swiftly

You will need:

  • Proven experience as a Materials Buyer in the house building or construction industry.
  • The ability to take off from drawings
  • A good working knowledge of Excel is essential
  • Previous COINS experience is a distinct advantage
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with construction materials and suppliers
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Full UK driving licence.

Benefits:

Offering a competitive salary up to £45,000 and benefits, including:

  • Car Allowance
  • Healthcare and Life insurance
  • Contributory Pension
  • Annual Bonus
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment.

If you are ready to be part of a team that makes a difference in house building, we want to hear from you!

Next steps…

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, Southampton, Taunton, Gloucester and St

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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Civils / Infrastructure
Plymouth

We are recruiting for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join a major projects team in Plymouth, working on an eagerly awaited infrastructure project
With an impressive portfolio of delivering some of the UK’s most important infrastructure projects, this client is offering the opportunity to work on large civil engineering schemes, local to Plymouth This project will be complex with a lengthy programme of work over many years and working to NEC4 form of contract.

The role:
You will be expected to provide commercial expertise, which will include financial and contractual forecasting to the senior management team, ensuring cash flow is plentiful, and payments are on time. You will also take responsibility for preparing and reviewing monthly cost reports.

The person:
As a Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will have demonstrable experience ideally within civil engineering or similar. Qualified to degree level or equivalent, with good NEC form of contract knowledge. You will be a confident user of MS Office in particular Excel and Causeway project accounting knowledge will be advantageous.
Offering a very competitive salary, with Car / Allowance, flexible benefits, and subsistence depending on location. The role will be subject to being able to get full security clearance and a full UK driving license is required.

If this is of interest and you would like to discuss it in more detail so call Jo or apply as instructed. Sphere Solutions is one of the Southwest & Wales market leaders in providing recruitment services to the built environment. With specialist consultants based in our regional offices (Bristol, Gloucester, Cardiff, Taunton, Plymouth and Truro) we fill vacancies daily with contractors, developers, civil engineers, and their supply chain in high volume with quality candidates.

Trainee / Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Plymouth

Sphere Solutions is recruiting a Trainee / Graduate Quantity Surveyor to join a long-standing contractor to work across the Plymouth area. You will join a team of commercial professionals to assist with the commercial running of projects across the region. The projects will be varied including refurbishment works of a variety of projects including; listed / heritage, defence, commercial, and education.

This role would be suitable for graduates with either an HNC/Degree in construction or finance/economics looking for their first role in Construction/Surveying. Equally, candidates with some commercial experience are encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Trainee Quantity Surveyor, your duties will include:

  • Assist the commercial team with their daily tasks and duties.
  • Assisting with subcontract procurement
  • Assist with valuations and commercial administration / raising PO numbers.
  • Subcontractor payment management
  • Site Measurements and valuations

Suitable candidates will possess the following:

  • HND / Degree qualification or equivalent profession industry standard
  • Full training and support is on offer
  • Excellent IT skills, in particular Excel, are essential,
  • Full driving license

Offering ongoing works local to Plymouth with an option of a company vehicle or car allowance.

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, Taunton, Plymouth and St Austell) we fill vacancies daily with contractors, developers, civil engineers and their supply chain in high volume with quality candidates.

Site Manager

Plymouth

I am working with a highly successful regional contractor to recruit an experienced Site Manager to oversee a large programme of refurbishment. Working across multiple sectors, which will include refurbishment of heritage, MoD, commercial and further educational establishments, up to £2m.

To be considered for this role you will need extensive Site Management experience, be used to taking a project from inception to completion and have good client liaison skills, sometimes working in an occupied environment.

Duties will include:

  • Manage and coordinate all site staff and sub-contractors.
  • Give daily toolbox talks
  • Drive delivery of the site, building to programme and budget
  • Always manage and ensure a high level of health and safety.

Suitable candidates:

  • A proven track record managing projects up to £2m, working will include; MoD, Commercial, Refurbishment and Heritage schemes
  • SMSTS, CSCS Card, and First Aid are required
  • Candidates must be willing to undergo DBS/security clearance.
  • IT skills are a must,

 Offering ongoing works local to Plymouth with an option of a company vehicle or car allowance.

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, Taunton, Plymouth and St Austell) we fill vacancies daily with contractors, developers, civil engineers and their supply chain in high volume with quality candidates.