Careers

The phenomenal success that Brenig Construction have enjoyed over the last few years is, and always will be, based on a highly-skilled and motivated workforce.

It is the quality of our people which enables us to deliver a superb product at every level – from the ground up. To this end, all of our employees benefit from substantial investment in their training and their careers.

We have a vibrant, happy and healthy working environment with plenty of incentives that makes for a driven and successful working life.

We are always looking for new members of the team to add to our success, most notably at the moment we are looking to fill the following positions:

 

Quantity Surveyor

Date added                                                                  

Monday 4 May 2020    

Closing date

Friday 5 June 2020

Job description

As part of the Commercial team, you will be responsible for monitoring and controlling expenditure on the developments by controlling the “cost of sales”, as well as ensuring that all policies and procedures are adhered to. You will also be responsible for Procurement, Payments, Budgets, Valuations, Cost to Completes and administration of Health and Safety procedures.

This role is vital in accordance with our Business Plan and Company Values.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Prepare full enquiry pack, collating all tender information, ensuring fully compliant tender packs are issued.
  • Prepare tender analysis comparing individual tenders against each other and against build cost within land appraisal. 
  • Compile sub-contract Order, issue for contractor to sign and ensure Order is returned prior to work commencing.
  • Ensure robust, accurate and timely cost and value reporting at both project and business unit level 
  • Carry out cost management including forecasting 
  • Update the monthly CVR, cost and commercial plans 
  • Help ensure that internal commercial processes are adhered to across the business unit 
  • Ensure sub-contractor weekly and monthly applications for payment are analysed and checked.
  • Prepare interim payments for approval by the Operations Manager.
  • Carry out monthly site progress visits for all sites responsible for.
  • Produce Cost to Complete reconciliation (CTC) on a monthly and report quarterly.
  • Carry out cost (and value) reconciliation on all items in CTC and agree final CTC with Operations Manager.

Salary negotiable depending on experience.

For a full job description and to apply, please call us on 01492 514934 or email kay.pierce@brenigconstruction.co.uk


Architectural Technician

Date added                                                                  

Monday 4 May 2020    

Closing date

Friday 5 June 2020

Job description

You will produce and amend site layouts and house type planning drawings, manage projects on site, handle queries when they arise and liaise with planners on all matters planning related.

You’ll also undertake additional tasks that may be required from time to time, working with all members of the Design & Technical Team and Construction Department to ensure the smooth journey of a project from start to finish.

This role is vital in accordance with our Business Plan and Company Values.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Produce house type planning and construction issue house type packs.
  • Produce layouts and reports for Land Appraisals, and prepare working drawings, details and specifications, with minimum supervision.
  • Provide technical support and information to Construction, Commercial and Sales departments and maintain good communication to ensure the required level of service is maintained.
  • Report any changes which may affect budget
  • Produce and submit Planning & Building Regulation Applications and obtain planning permissions and other statutory approvals e.g. S104 and S38 Agreements/satisfy any imposed conditions.
  • Prepare Sales and Legal information e.g. Conveyance plans, sales area layout drawings.
  • Obtain and check information from external architectural consultants, and suppliers and manufacturers for supplementing working drawings.
  • Miscellaneous approvals such as foot path closures, sales signage etc.
  • Ensure updated drawings are issued in accordance with department procedures.

Salary negotiable depending on experience.

For a full job description and to apply, please call us on 01492 514934 or email kay.pierce@brenigconstruction.co.uk


Construction Manager

Date Added                                                                  

Monday 4 May 2020                                                     

Closing Date

Friday 5 June 2020

Job description

You will be responsible for effectively managing the Construction function to ensure best practices are followed, costs are controlled and manage the Construction Team to provide a quality product efficiently, safely and professionally; within set budgets and agreed timescales, ensuring highest levels of customer satisfaction.

This role is vital in accordance with our Business Plan and Company Values.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Produce build programmes and monitor and review in conjunction with Site Managers to ensure adherence to programmes. This includes a minimum of weekly visits to site.
  • Liaise with the Commercial Department on the appointment of suitable subcontractors and suppliers to ensure adequate resources and expertise to achieve required quality within agreed timescales.
  • Liaise with the relevant Sales team to ensure up to date understanding of Sales Exchange and Completion targets in the area in order to ensure the Build Programme optimises revenue generation for each development.
  • Monitor and inspect developments regularly to ensure that all quality control procedures are being adhered to and that the highest standards of build are being achieved and reflected in good NHBC Audit results.
  • Ensure full awareness of site budget and monthly valuations carried out on each development.
  • Comply with responsibilities as laid down in the Group’s Health, Safety & Environment Policy in order to ensure a safe working environment for employed, subcontractors and members of the public.
  • Responsible for implementing the Company’s waste management policy across all developments
  • Monitor and continually review the quality being produced to ensure that at all stages of construction the highest standards are being achieved.

Salary negotiable depending on experience.

For a full job description and to apply, please call us on 01492 514934 or email kay.pierce@brenigconstruction.co.uk


Design Engineer

Date added                                                                  

Monday 4 May 2020                                                     

Closing date

Friday 5 June 2020

Job description

You will be responsible for site evaluation and engineering design, the investigations of any technical problems encountered and provision of economical and viable solutions. This may involve liaison with, appointment of and co-ordination of external professionals.

You will be involved with the Brenig product from inception to completion and ensure that Section 38 and 104 roads and sewers are designed, approved, and constructed to appropriate adoption standards.

This role is vital in accordance with our Business Plan and Company Values.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Advise on Technical viability of new sites.
  • Assist in the production of layouts and technical reports for Land Appraisal and required working drawings.
  • Prepare outline engineering schematics for Land Appraisals.
  • Brief and commission site investigations, topographical surveys and other assessment reports on land acquired.
  • Brief Engineering consultants on scope of design.
  • Initial negotiations/enquiries with statutory bodies on environmental, drainage, highways, utilities and other engineering issues when apprising land.
  • Manage initial technical submissions for approval by statutory authorities (e.g. S104, S38, S278).
  • Issue engineering information to Commercial, Construction and Sales departments.
  • Fee negotiation and appointment of Consultants.
  • Obtain planning permissions and other statutory approvals e.g. S104 and S38 Agreements.
  • Prepare Sales and Legal information e.g. Conveyance plans, boundaries and highways details.
  • Progress POS, S38, S104 adoptions.

Salary negotiable depending on experience.

For a full job description and to apply, please call us on 01492 514934 or email kay.pierce@brenigconstruction.co.uk


Subcontractor/Purchase Ledger Clerk

Job Description

As the subcontractor / Purchase Ledger Clerk you will be responsible for the following:

  • Raise all Subcontractor Certificates received by Commercial Managers on Eque2, ensuring a matching invoice has been received from the Subcontractor
  • Management of CIS Verifications and Insurances
  • Deduct CIS in accordance with HMRC Legislation
  • Process Subcontractor Payments and Post payments in Sage
  • Issue Remittance Advices to Subcontractors
  • Maintaining Clean Ledgers and Filing Systems
  • Deduct CIS in accordance with HMRC Legislation
  • File monthly CIS Returns
  • Processing Supplier Invoices
  • Liaising with internal and external contacts to resolve invoice queries
  • Generate, check and process payment runs
  • Ensure supplier data is kept up to date and is accurate
  • Making ad-hoc payments and payment of proforma invoices
  • Reconciling supplier statements to the ledger
  • Filing of Documents

Skills and Qualifications

  • At least three years’ experience in accounting environment is essential
  • Good level of Microsoft Excel Skills
  • Strong Attention to Detail
  • Data Input Skills
  • Good Telephone Manner
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work to tight deadlines
  • Good Level GCSE or A Level in English and Mathematics

Salary negotiable depending on experience.

For a full job description and to apply, please call us on 01492 514934 or email kay.pierce@brenigconstruction.co.uk


Experienced Estimator

Due to rapid growth in the market and several new projects being undertaken, Brenig Construction are now recruiting for an experienced Estimator to join our team.

Estimator Job Purpose

Uses industry experience and knowledge to provide cost budgets and detailed estimates for client projects, including feasibility estimates. Maintains existing client contacts and continuously seeks out new clients and estimating opportunities.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare budgets, feasibility cost estimates and tenders for new contracts
  • You will take a leadrole in pricing tenders
  • Providing well presented, accurate, timely and clear estimates
  • You will be responsible for maximising best value by effective negotiations with customers and suppliers
  • Ensuring that Estimates are built-up methodically and in sufficient detail and in accordance with good practice.
  • Carrying out take-offs from plans and producing Bills of Quantities.
  • You will liaise with our current Subcontractor/Supplier databases to gain the best prices achievable.
  • Assisting our QS staff to produce internal Subcontractor budgets.
  • Adhere to company standards and guidelines when analysing and providing estimations; focus on maximising profit and customer satisfaction, while minimising any potential risks to the company
  • Prepare detailed, well-written proposals for each client, adhering to client guidelines while offering competitive and comprehensive cost estimates, and including supplementary documentation and value engineering options
  • Maintain relationships with existing clients keeping a sales-minded attitude, and seek out and build relationships with new clients
  • Work with Contracts Manager and design team to help with development, innovation, and creativity on client projects
  • Keep detailed records of all estimation documentation
  • Balance multiple proposals and estimates at once, achieving deadlines
  • Liaise with other company departments to maintain business development and continuously innovate new profitable outcomes

Estimator Skills and Qualifications

Minimum 5 years experience within the construction / building environment, Strong Customer-Facing Skills, Sales, Customer Service, Self-Management, Initiative, Ability to Manage Workloads, Timely, Self-Motivating, Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills, Problem Solving, Strong Math Skills, Networking, Valid Driver's License, Ability to Visit Client Sites.

Job Type: Full-time

For a full job description and to apply, please call us on 01492 514934 or email kay.pierce@brenigconstruction.co.uk


Experienced Quantity Surveyor

Due to rapid growth in the market and several new projects being undertaken, Brenig Construction are recruiting for an experienced Quantity Surveyor to join our team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all costs and value relating to building and civil engineering projects from the initial tender process through to the final account stages.

Responsibilities

  • Providing commercial expertise to drive the delivery of projects. Suitable candidates will have experience of managing their own schemes.
  • Ensure projects are delivered in accordance with the contract.
  • Preparation of monthly project reports including cost and value reporting.
  • Subcontract procurement, management and liaison.
  • Maintenance of project records.
  • Value management including raising, valuing and agreeing variations with the Client.
  • Final accounting schemes and subcontractors.
  • Preparation of monthly applications for payment.
  • Awareness of project planning techniques.
  • Ability to work to targets and timetables.
  • A comprehensive working knowledge of various standard forms of contracts, including JCT and NEC.

Qualifications

To be considered for this Quantity Surveyor role the following qualifications and experience are required:

  • BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying (or similar).
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a QS role with a principle contractor.
  • Experience in the delivery of construction and civil engineering projects.
  • Computer literacy with good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and other Microsoft Office programmes.
  • Full driving license

Job Type: Full-time

For a full job description and to apply, please call us on 01492 514934 or email kay.pierce@brenigconstruction.co.uk


Plasterers

Required as soon as possible with an immediate start & good rates of pay

Please contact 01492 514934 or email kay.pierce@brenigconstruction.co.uk


Experienced Ground Workers

We are currently looking for experienced Ground Workers with a good knowledge of drainage and kerbing. You can apply by contacting our office with your CV.


Experienced Plant Operators

We are looking for experienced Plant Operators to assist our busy team. To apply or find out more information please send your CV to admin@brenigconstruction.co.uk or telephone 01492 514934 or 01492 517096.


Quantity Surveyor

Reports to

Operations Manager

Accountable to

Operations Manager

Job Purpose

Control of costs, from procurement to Final Account for all aspects of cost. Administration of Sub-Contracts. Production of internal valuations/cost to completes.

Scope

The Quantity Surveyor is responsible for monitoring and controlling expenditure on the developments by controlling the “cost of sales”, as well as ensuring that all policies and procedures are adhered to.

The post holder is responsible for Procurement, Payments, Budgets, Valuations, Cost to Completes and administration of Health and Safety procedures.

Responsibilities

1. Procurement

  • With assistance from other QS’s, Contracts Managers & Site Managers, prepare subcontract Enquiry List for approval by the Operations Manager.
  • Prepare full enquiry pack, collating all tender information, ensuring fully compliant tender packs are issued.
  • Analyse tenders upon return to ensure compliant bids are received.
  • Prepare detailed breakdown of build cost included within land appraisal.
  • Prepare tender analysis comparing individual tenders against each other and against build cost within land appraisal.
  • Prepare tender authority sheet including recommendation to Operations Manager for placing sub-contract order.
  • For new contractors, ensure Health and Safety Contractor Competency Questionnaires are issued; analyse and action returned questionnaires.
  • Assemble Health and Safety Policies, Method Statements and Risk Assessments.
  • Ensure all health and safety information is signed off prior to placing Order.
  • Compile sub-contract Order, issue for contractor to sign and ensure Order is returned prior to work commencing.
  • Attend pre-start meeting, handover completed procurement pack to site team.

2. Payments

  • Ensure sub-contractor weekly and monthly applications for payment are analysed and checked.
  • Prepare interim payments for approval by the Operations Manager.
  • Prepare draft budget estimates for approval by the Operations Manager.
  • Issue contra-charges as appropriate.
  • Liaise with Customer Care with regards to payment of remedial works and contra charge costs as appropriate
  • Keep Payment Record Sheets up to date following completion of each weekly and monthly payment run.
  • Highlight claims for additional works outside Budget Estimate and report to the Operations Manager.
  • Settle all Final Accounts expediently after works complete.

3. Valuations

  • Carry out monthly site progress visits for all sites responsible for.
  • Produce Cost to Complete reconciliation (CTC) on a monthly and report quarterly.
  • Carry out cost (and value) reconciliation on all items in CTC and agree final CTC with Operations Manager.
  • Agree costs with the Accounts Department by checking Monthly printout.
  • Prepare Cost to Complete (Profit & Loss) notes.

4. Technical Skill and Knowledge

 

Basic

Intermediate

Advanced

Microsoft Outlook

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Microsoft Word

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Microsoft Excel

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AutoCAD LT

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Site Stream Housebuild

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Planning and Programming

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Detailed knowledge of NHBC regulations

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Detailed knowledge of Building regulations

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Knowledge of good engineering practice

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Knowledge of road and sewer construction

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Knowledge of Health & Safety regulations

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5. Health and Safety

  • Ensure all Health and safety information is signed off prior to placing Order.
  • Ensure familiarity with Brenig Group’s Health, Safety and Environmental policies and comply with employee responsibilities.

6. Other

  • Issue Variation Orders as appropriate.
  • Price customer Extra’s and liaise with Sales Department including Site Sales and Construction staff, Suppliers, Subcontractors and Purchasers (where required)
  • Attend sites regularly and frequently to provide assistance and support to site staff.
  • Ensure familiarity with Company’s Health, Safety and Environmental policies and comply with employee responsibilities. At all times comply with company policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Implement new ideas and methods and continue to seek ways of both improving contribution to the Company’s goals and enhancing the reputation of the company.
  • Authority on all cost issues of a “standard” nature. Any major cost issues should be referred to Operations Manager.
  • Carry out the above duties on maximum of 5 developments at any given time however, this may vary depending on the nature of the development/scheme whether normal residential development or affordable housing developments or non-standard developments.

Working Relationships:

Effective working relationships are an essential part of daily working life. The focus in this role is:- 

Internal: Colleagues within the Operating Company

External: Sub-contractors, Utility companies and the NHBC

These are illustrative duties and the post holder will be expected to become involved in a range of work to enable the department to respond effectively to the requirements of the Company.

Please apply direct to info@brenigconstruction.co.uk with current Curriculum Vitae


Site Manager

Reports to

Operations Manager

Accountable to

Operations Manager

Location

Various developments through North Wales and the North West

Job Purpose

To establish and manage a site workforce capable of constructing the Brenig product in a safe and diligent manner, to the highest possible standard, on time and in line with predetermined cost.

Responsible for

Staff: Assistant Site Manager, Labourer, Forklift Driver, Apprentices Sub- Contractors and Utility Providers.

Budgets: To manage the construction process of all new homes in an efficient manner thus ensuring that costs are kept within budget

Scope

The Construction Department in Homes Division is responsible for the company’s developments which will vary from time to time including, any of Brenig’s product range and both greenfield and brownfield locations; ensuring construction of a quality product, safely, within agreed budgets and timescales and works particularly closely with the Sales Department to ensure Customer satisfaction.

The Department also ensures the company’s policy on Health & Safety and the requirements of Health & Safety Legislation are met and safe working practices are actively encouraged.

The post holder is responsible for effectively managing and controlling all aspects of the build process on a development, as specified.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. To comply with the Brenig Construction Ltd Build Policy and Procedures.
  2. Identify critical path issues such as services and put plans in place to meet keydates.
  3. Identify in advance a schedule of information required to meet the build programme and asnecessary.
  4. Produce build programmes and monitor and review in conjunction with Operations Manager to ensure adherence to programmes 
  5. Monitor and inspect works regularly to ensure that all quality control procedures are being adhered to and that the highest standards of build are being achieved and reflected in good NHBC Audit results.
  6. Supervise and co-ordinate staff, Sub-Contractors, material suppliers and Utility providers to ensure an efficient method of build to the required build quality and build programme.
  7. Scheduling work to be carried out to ensure production targets are achieved and high quality of product is maintained.
  8. Ensure that production targets are met whilst producing the highest quality of product and ensuring costs are kept within budget.
  9. Liaise with NHBC and local Authority on the key stage inspections required.
  10. Comply with Site Managers responsibilities as laid down in the Group’s Health, Safety & Environment Policy and complete the relevant documentation on a weekly/monthly basis.
  11. At all times comply with company policies, procedures and instructions.
  12. Implement new ideas and methods and continue to seek ways of both improving contribution to the organisation’s goals and enhancing the reputation of the company.
  13. Liase with Sales department and customers to ensure the highest possible Customer Services performance / satisfaction and complete all relevant inspections and documentation.
  14. Direct liaison with Sales, Technical and Commercial departments ensuring that up to date records of all site activities are retained, thereby achieving cost/quality control; and report on the same to Contracts Managers/Construction Director.
  15. Lead, motivate, communicate with, develop, appraise and performance manage staff to ensure staff are fully motivated to achieve best performance to meet the company’s needs.

‚ÄčPersonal characteristics/ qualifications and skills:

  • Able to liaise with external bodies (Local Authorities, NHBC, NRW, EA etc) as well as provide a flow of information to the Commercial, Construction and Sales TeamsManagers
  • Handle internal pressures to start a site too quickly against minimising risk both financially and on Health and SafetyGrounds
  • Administration skills needed as well as detailed Construction Knowledge and an understanding of NHBC/LABC Standards, Adoptable Drainage and Building Regulations. Either through internal Training or external accreditation (HNC/Degree etc) preferably both this is a key role and very difficult tofill
  • EnsurefamiliaritywithBrenigGroup’sHealth,SafetyandEnvironmentalpoliciesandcomply withemployeeresponsibilities.
  • At all times comply with company policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Contributetoimprovingthebusiness,protectingandenhancingthereputationofthecompany, by puttingforwardnewideas and,whenrequestedtodoso,implementingchange.

3. Technical Skill and Knowledge

 

Basic

Intermediate

Advanced

Microsoft Outlook

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n

o

Microsoft Word

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n

o

Microsoft Excel

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n

o

AutoCAD LT

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n

o

Sewers for Adoption

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n

o

Adoptable Highways Standards

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o

Planning and Programming

o

n

o

Detailed knowledge of NHBC regulations

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n

o

Detailed knowledge of Building regulations

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o

Knowledge of good engineering practice

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Knowledge of road and sewer construction

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o

Knowledge of Health & Safety regulations

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o

 

Meetings

  1. Attend weekly Build and Sales meeting as required and keep the management team fully informed of site issues and progress and assist in closing down issues and providingsupport.
  2. Attend CVC/CVR meetings asrequired.
  3. Attend Build/Technical meetings asrequired.
  4. AttendregularmeetingswiththeOperationsManagerincludingjointvisitsofallshowhomesand marketingsuiteareas.

Working Relationships

Effective working relationships are an essential part of daily working life.

The focus in this role is both:-

Internal: Colleagues within Operating Company; and Group Health & Safety Department.

External: Contractors, Suppliers, Purchasers, Utility Providers, NHBC, Local Authority Building Control and Health and Safety Executive.

Decision making authority:    

  • Build Programs
  • Site Budgets
  • Build rate within build program

These are illustrative duties and the post holder will be expected to become involved in a range of work to enable the department to respond effectively to the requirements of the Company.

Please apply direct to info@brenigconstruction.co.uk with current Curriculum Vitae

 

 

 

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