Quantity Surveyor

Graduate / Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Project Manager

Contracts Manager (Firestopping)

Our client, a maintenance & construction contractor are recruiting for an experienced Quantity Surveyor to join their South West operations.

  • Plymouth
  • Permanent

Reporting to the Commercial Manager, you will manage the financial aspects of contracts including sub-contractor procurement, invoicing and payment management, through to the final account. Projects will be varied and include; fire stopping, retrofit – PV installations and general planned maintenance works across social housing and commercial clients.

Specific duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Supply chain procurement
  • Ensure tenders are prepared by measuring and calculating rates
  • Measure and prepare cost estimates for contracts and tenders
  • Ensure all work issued has labour targets to return agreed margins
  • Ensure production targets are issued and contract CVR’s are set
  • Valuations and final accounts

Suitable applicants will possess the following:

  • Previous experience in a quantity surveying role, ideally within contracting, maintenance or fire-stopping
  • Knowledge of the financial and contractual elements of projects
  • Able to manage a contract from inception to final account, understand all costing and expected budgets
  • Relevant industry qualifications
  • Full driving license
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Good MS Office knowledge

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, offering circa £50,000-£55,000 depending on experience and qualifications.
  • 31 holidays including public holidays which will increase with length of service
  • Staff Bonus Scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Life Assurance cover
  • Long Service Awards

For an informal discussion please call Abbie 0773 655560 or use the red button to apply online.

Sphere Solutions is a market leader in the Southwest & Wales construction recruitment sector, with offices in Truro, Plymouth, Bristol, Taunton, Gloucester and Cardiff.

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.

Sphere Solutions are currently recruiting for a Graduate/Assistant Quantity Surveyor

  • Cardiff
  • £30k – £35k + package
  • Permanent

Our client specialises in the following sectors:

  • Residential (apartment projects, including private and student accommodation)
  • Commercial
  • Health
  • Education
  • Public
  • Hotel & Leisure
  • Industrial and Infrastructure

They provide the following supply and install services for carpentry and joinery packages:

  • Doorsets and ironmongery, including all aspects of fire, acoustic and security requirements
  • Bespoke joinery, such as wall panelling and reception areas
  • Skirting, architraves, window boards, stair stringers
  • Glazed screens
  • Furniture, wardrobes, cabinets, vanity units
  • Reception desks, fixed seating and feature walls
  • Timber flooring
  • Staircases, kitchens and miscellaneous joinery requirement

They are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Ideally degree qualified and graduated
  • Resides locally in the area and has a full driver’s license
  • Preferably some JCT experience but not essential
  • Post-graduate construction experience (preferable)
  • Motivated and eager to learn and progress

For an informal discussion please call Connor on 07990 569 825 or use the red button to apply online.

Sphere Solutions is a market leader in the Southwest & Wales construction recruitment sector, with offices in Truro, Plymouth, Bristol, Taunton, Gloucester and Cardiff.

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.

Sphere Solutions is looking for a dynamic Project Manager to lead the refurbishment and maintenance of Stonehouse Barracks in Plymouth.

  • MoD refurbishment projects
  • Plymouth,  Stonehouse

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.

For an informal discussion please call Jo Lambert 01752 421888 or use the red button to apply online.

Sphere Solutions is a market leader in the Southwest & Wales construction recruitment sector, with offices in Truro, Plymouth, Bristol, Taunton, Gloucester and Cardiff.

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 (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