Project Manager

Contracts Manager (Firestopping)

Quantity Surveyor

Minor Works Operations Manager

Site Manager

Project Manager

MoD refurbishment projects

Plymouth,  Stonehouse

Sphere Solution is seeking a Project Manager to oversee a programme of refurbishment and maintenance works across Stonehouse Barracks, Plymouth. 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.  Having read the above and hopefully enticed you to look into this role in more detail, please do call Jo Lambert for an informal chat.

Sphere Solutions are a market leader in the South West & Wales construction recruitment sector. With offices in Truro, Plymouth, Bristol, Cardiff 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 (Fire-stopping)


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

We are looking to recruit a Quantity Surveyor to join a MoD projects team. This role will see you work on a variety of projects ranging in value up to £10m across both Construction and Facilities Management.

Projects will vary and range from £250k up to £10m, encompassing small refurbishments and alterations through to new build projects. Working in a sizable commercial team you will have several sites to financially oversee.

As a Quantity Surveyor you will be responsible for helping to estimate costs, quantities and project timelines and providing business support to the Projects Team regarding project costs and risks.

This will include procuring sub-contractors, valuations, cost reporting and providing cost advise and support to the Billable Works Team.

 To be considered:

  • Experience in a similar role either within construction / or Commercial Property Maintenance
  • HND/Foundation Degree level qualification in a construction related subject.
  • Experience of developing cost models, risk analysis and management, preparation of proposals and tenders and dispute resolution.
  • Good IT skills are a must, in particular Excel.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and organisational skills are essential, as well as the ability to build positive working relationships at all levels
  • Due to the vetting requirements we can only accept applications from British Nationals who are able to pass SC Clearance.

Offering a competitive salary, 25 days annual leave, private medical cover, life assurance and excellent career progression opportunities

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

Minor Works Operations Manager

We are seeking an experienced Operations Manager to oversee a programme of minor works for an established client. With a long-standing client base, working across MoD, education and healthcare sectors, as an Operations Manager, you will oversee and manage site teams, sub-contractors. At the same time ensuring high quality and safety standards are delivered to clients throughout Cornwall and South Devon.

The role:

  • Managing a programme of minor work, site teams and specialist sub-contractors
  • Attending site, scoping and quoting work
  • Working alongside and supporting the Contract Manager and Contract administrative teams to develop the weekly labour planner. Ensuring all materials and plant are arranged and on-site in line with the planner.
  • Maintaining company material stock levels and vehicle stock
  • Overseeing site resource, developing the teams, and identifying training requirements/areas for improvement
  • Client liaison, ensuring quality standards are met.
  • Production and review of site and job-specific documentation – Risk and Method Statements, Toolbox Talks and Standard Operating Procedures etc.
  • Delivering reactive and planned project works
  • You must be able to deliver a positive and strong representation of the company with emphasis on winning works and growing the Small Works Division

The person:

  • Experience in a similar role and preferably with a recognised trade
  • Strong knowledge of construction processes, methods, and materials
  • Excellent IT, organisational and time management skills
  • Be able and happy to travel across Cornwall and South Devon

This role is offering a fully expensed company car, pension, private medical insurance and a bonus scheme.

For an informal discussion please call Jo Lambert or apply as instructed

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

Site Manager



I am working with a regional contractor, known for their repeat business and quality of work to recruit a permanent Site Manager to join their team, working on projects across Devon.

Suitable candidates will have good experience in both refurbishment and new build Be confident in managing sub-contractors and on site HSE to coordinate works efficiently and hand over quality projects ranging from £500k – £1m. Projects will include; universities, schools, industrial units & commercial projects.

  • SMSTS, CSCS and FAW will be required as will a full DBS check.
  • Ideally you have a trades background and have worked in a similar role with proven longevity with previous employers.
  • This is a permanently employed role, covering sites across Devon, you will get a fully expensed company van & fuel card, annual leave, pension contribution and company IT.

To Apply

For an informal discussion please call Kalina 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, Gloucester, Plymouth and St Austell) we fill vacancies daily with contractors, developers, civil engineers and their supply chain in high volume with quality candidates.