CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Privilege Homes is working with CT Skills, Burton and South Derbyshire College and Chameleon School of Construction to offer young apprentices the opportunity to get hands on experience, working with Modern Methods of Construction (MMC’s) that the colleges don’t offer.

Job Description

Job Title: Apprenticeship
Reports to: Trade Foreman.
Salary: On Application.

Main Purpose

  • As part of our on-going expansion and our commitment to creating newly skilled labour in the construction industry.
  • You will learn a diverse range of skills within the construction industry dealing with traditional construction methods.
  • You will learn a diverse range of skills within the construction industry dealing with modern methods of construction (MMC’s). Which you don’t get chance to use in colleges, these are listed below.
    • ICF (Insulated Concrete Formwork).
    • SIP’s (Structural Insulated Panel’s).
    • No dig foundation solutions.
    • Timber frame.
  • Things to consider will be working in a variety of different locations both internally and externally sometimes in cold/wet conditions.

Key Accountabilities

SKILLS

  • Required A – D GCSE grades or equivalent in Maths and English.

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Excellent time keeping.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good organisation skills and attention to detail.
  • Should be someone who can use own initiative.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Polite
  • Friendly
  • Punctual
  • Hard working
  • High degree of personal motivation.
  • The ability to work on own initiative and with the minimum of supervision.
  • Accountability and responsibility for own actions.
  • Full driving license with own car.

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Job Description

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor.
Reports to: Construction Manager.
Salary: On Application.

Main Purpose

  • To work as part of a team to ensure the smooth running of the company. Delivering the highest levels of customer services to customers.
  • Having a commercial understanding of projects, advising and implementing cost savings at all times, and represent the company in a professional and proactive manner in all dealings with those associated with, and affected by, the building project.

Key Accountabilities

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To maximise gross margin of the company’s projects by supporting the contracts manager in obtaining best prices from subcontractors, accurately assessing / monitoring project variations and costs during delivery of the contracts.
  • Preparation / Verification and procurement of subcontract and supply work packages.
  • To maximise gross margin of the company’s cash flow.
  • Carry out regular site visits to pick up any variations / cost implications.
  • Preparation / verification and procurement of sub contract work packages / orders.
  • Attend initial site visit with contracts manager / site manager and subcontractors were required to assess access requirements and work methods.
  • In conjunction with contracts manager hold pre-ordered meeting with subcontracts / supplies to establish packages are compliant.

PRE-CONTRACT

  • Maintain subcontractor database.
  • Maintaining material supplies database
  • Assess tender documents to ensure sufficient information available to prepare tender packages.
  • Assisting in quantifying materials.
  • Prepare and issue subcontractor enquiries and assessment of quotations upon receipt.
  • Prepare and issue material supply enquiries and assessment of quotations upon receipt.
  • Complete tender documentation for submission.
  • Prepare specifications and all contractors proposals.
  • Submit tenders and follow up.

POST-CONTRACT

  • Maintain contract documentation and advise on pre-tender and post contract matters.
  • Preparation and issue of contractual letters to clients and more subcontractors.
  • Post contract liaison with clients.
  • Post contract liaise with design team.
  • Prepare take offs for material procurement.
  • Sub contract negotiation and letting.
  • Preparation and submission of interim valuations.
  • Site measurements.
  • Agreement and certification of Sub-Contractors interim valuations and final accounts.
  • Agreement of final accounts.
  • Checking the tender documentation and any irregularities or discrepancies to be brought to the team’s attention.
  • Copying or issuing of drawings to site managers and relevant subcontractors usually issue sheet of variation order.
  • Dealing with correspondence and instructions.
  • Keeping your diary for due payments and the raising of invoices in chasing of monies due in conjunction with the accounts department.
  • Preparation of claims documentation if necessary
  • Create good relationships with clients and placing company in the best position to negotiate the next project/contract.

FINANCE

  • Preparing subcontract valuations, issuing notices and payments.
  • In conjunction with the contracts manager for settling and signing off final / subcontract accounts as soon as reasonable practicable at the end of the job.
  • Preparing and arranging variations / interim valuations and Final payments.
  • Supplier invoice verification.
  • Placing purchase orders.
  • Negotiating the best deals with suppliers and subcontractors.
  • In conjunction with the contracts manager, monitor jobs costs and progress against budget.
  • Ensure the valuations are submitted in a professional format and on time.

SKILLS

  • Analytical skills to be able to understand and interpret complex technical specifications, drawings and documents and formulate plans for them.
  • Knowledge of building, material components, building regulations and Health and safety.
  • Ability to work as part of the close-knit management team and manage numerous activities/projects simultaneously – both short and long-term.
  • Management skills-programming, planning, compiling reports.
  • Word processing and computer skills for record keeping / data entry and report writing on Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of JCT contractual procedures and responsibilities.
  • Good negotiation, influencing and communication skills, Well-spoken and able to get on with diverse personalities.
  • Good organisation skills and attention to detail.
  • Confident and resourceful.
  • Evidence of maintaining a professional, consistent and fair approach.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work alone or within the team.
  • Personal commitment to equality and diversity.
  • Good working knowledge of standard method of measurement SMM7 and NMR1&2.
  • Excellent communication skills.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ideally higher national certificate, and relevant degree or equivalent.
  • Possibly membership of IOB / RICS.
  • Computer experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Previous surveying experience of at least four years.

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • High degree of personal motivation.
  • The Ability to work on own initiative and with the minimum of supervision.
  • Outgoing personality essential for dealing directly with clients and the design team.
  • Flexibility with regard to working across all areas of the business and house to meet the requirements of the challenging position.
  • Accountability and responsibility for own actions.
  • Customer focus.
  • Good negotiator.
  • Full driving license with own car.

RESOURCES AVAILABLE

  • Computer with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and any Microsoft / other programs required.
  • A3 colour printer / photocopier / Fax machine.
  • Use of E-mail, Internet

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Job Description

Job Title: Site Manager.
Reports to: Construction Manager.
Salary: On Application.

Main Purpose

  • To manage building contracts on-site, liaising with the Contracts Manager, client, sub-contractors and other trades, co-ordinating all aspects of the works so that the building project is completed in line with the requirements, within budget and on time.
  • Having a commercial understanding of the project, advising and implementing cost savings at all times, and represent the company in a professional and proactive manner in all dealings with those associated with, and affected by, the building project.

Key Accountabilities

PLANNING

  • Produce a labour schedule in conjunction with line manager and project surveyor to ensure sub-contractors packages are placed in time to meet the programme. Maintain the schedule and track progress, keeping records on file and copying weekly records to line manager / office.
  • Formulate a material schedule for the project, including take off from issued drawings and specifications, and produce requisitions as far ahead of programme periods as possible to enable best prices to be obtained by the Purchasing Department.
  • Form a secure site, including access and egress.
  • Form and maintain the storage facilities and manage stock planning so that stock, materials, plant and tools are organised to meet the timescales for the project.
  • Set up an emergency plan and general site facilities for the project, ensuring that these are in line with the health and safety proposal.
  • Work closely with the Contracts Manager to plan the project effectively, by ensuring that the project requirements, specification, design drawings, health and safety proposals are all read, understood and agreed, and that a project programme is in place.

HEALTH, SAFETY AND SECURITY

  • Provide first aid facilities, ensuring there is a first aid area (kept clear), first aid stocks/facilities are kept clear
  • Ensure safety to public, site visitors and staff on site at all times, ensuring that preventative measures are taken, including personal protection, following safety instructions and following all aspects of the health and safety proposal for the site.
  • Maintain security of completed works, perimeter barriers, stored materials and plant, at all times during the project.

ONGOING MANAGEMENT

  • Supervise and manage all site based operatives, overseeing all aspects of their work, to include; carrying out safety inductions; tool box talks; controlling quality of work; ensuring method statement and order fulfilment; cleanliness & tidiness; the use of plant and tools, waste reduction; upkeep of plant and facilities; use of personal protection equipment/wear,
  • Ensure that all works carried out are undertaken within current codes of practice e.g. for brick work, plastering, carpentry etc. and that works are to the required standard
  • Check that all materials used, including those used by sub-contractors, are compliant with technical and quality specifications.
  • Keep photographic survey of all site operations and works and forward to the office via line manager.
  • Maintain and track deliveries, ensure that stock and materials are deployed properly, off load/check all deliveries to relevant storage facilities, and manage stock issue, adhering at all times to operational needs and with due regard for health, safety and security.

COMMUNICATION

  • Communicate effectively at all times with the client, client’s representative, project architect, project engineer, local authorities, residents (if applicable) and all persons affected by the project, representing Privilege Homes with professionalism, integrity and honesty.
  • Liaise daily with the project surveyor and line manager.
  • Attend and take notes of any meetings relevant to the project, either on site or in offices.

PAPERWORK/ADMINISTRATION

  • Maintain accurate and up to date records for site attendance, site induction, tool box talks, accidents, good received, weekly site records, site safety inspections, plant register records, scaffold report records and all staff related forms / administration.
  • Produce TQ sheets and resolve these with the relevant person, ensuring directives are undertaken and also maintaining records of these items, including site instructions received.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

  • Substantial experience of the full life cycle of a commercial building projects or bespoke domestic dwelling, involving the supervision of the project and the staff working on it.
  • and/or.
  • Construction Management degree, plus some site based work experience up to supervisory level.
  • Qualified first aider.
  • CSCS card (management level).

SKILLS/TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

  • Analytical skills to be able to understand and interpret complex technical specifications, drawings and documents and formulate plans from them
  • Written communication to be able to write reports and complete paperwork/administration.
  • Numeracy skills, to enable scaling of drawings, checking measurements/angles and doing calculations.
  • Verbal communication skills to enable effective communication all levels, and able to develop good relationships with client’s/client representatives.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all the trades required on site, the codes of practice relating to them and the requirements for them, to be able to quality control works ensuring that they are completed to the required standards.
  • Understanding of all the health and safety proposal and able to apply health and safety and security requirements.
  • Commercial approach, identifies cost savings, understands budget issues.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the new CDM 2015 regulations.

QUALITIES/KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • People management skills, to be able to instruct staff, deal with difficult staffing situations and maintain a productive, happy but disciplined working environment.
  • Pro-active good at planning ahead as far as possible as the project progresses, checking back to plans/programmes regularly.
  • Strong sense of achievement; able to drive projects forward, expects good standards of work, tenacious, and able to overcome barriers/ solve problems.
  • Organised, good at time management and prioritisation of work.
  • Good eye for detail, e.g. for seeing small points in drawings, checking work quality.
  • Reliable, punctual and responsible.

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Job Description

Job Title: Trade Foreman.
Reports to: Construction Manager.
Salary: On Application.

Main Purpose

  • To work as part of a team to ensure the smooth running of the company. Delivering the highest levels of customer services to customers.
  • Liaise with and support the site manager and contracts manager to coordinate the safe management or sections of work on major projects or control all site activities on a small project ensuring HSQE, program and Budget’s are met.

Key Accountabilities

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Labour-management.
  • Liaise with subcontractors.
  • Ensure all personal adhere to health and safety requirements including toolbox talks compile snagging lists and ensure they are completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all works carried out are all undertaken within current codes of practice e.g. Brickwork, plastering, joinery etc, are all completed to the required standards.
  • Correct use of materials for the correct application.
  • keep photographic evidence of all site operations, works and remedial works and for them to be forwarded to the site and management team.
  • Maintain and track deliveries ensure that stock and materials are deployed properly offloaded and check all deliveries to relevant storage facilities, manage stock, stored securely and in a tidy and organised manner.
  • Assist the site manager and management team to the best of your abilities.
  • Monitoring and implementing all matters relating to health and safety and the environment.
  • Correct use of PPE to all personnel on site including visitors.
  • Ensuring current and future activities are planned and resources available both plant and labour.
  • Continuous monitoring of all trades quality and standards of work.
  • Monitoring productivity and performance of subcontractors and direct labour.
  • Ensure the coordination of a section of works or trade on larger projects, or all aspects on a Smaller project, and to ensure the communication between all parts of the operations team including suppliers, subcontractors, engineers, safety and environmental team and the client’s representatives.
  • Build and develop the team to deliver all aspects of the projects requirements, identifying training requirements, review the performance of the workforce and insured delivery of briefings.
  • Provide, monitor and control labour plant and materials to meet the agreed construction program.
  • Manage subcontractors and direct workforce
  • Ensure high standards of quality and the works meet the specification requirements first time and to minimise rectification works.
  • Assisting the site manager with the documentation to achieve accurate, legible and up-to-date allocation sheets and provided close of shift labour, plant and delivery ticket returns to the management team.
  • Ensure all records for example inspections, work permits in briefings are all up-to-date and in place.
  • Carry out regular safety and environmental inspections and implement recommended courses of action as identified from these inspections.
  • Keep a full accurate daily site diary, any changes / variations, subcontractors and direct labour attendance records, any work related discussions with the client / Representatives, design team, site management team.
  • Ad hoc duties as job requires.

SKILLS

  • Analytical skills to be able to understand and interpret complex technical specifications, drawings and documents.
  • Knowledge of building, material components, building regulations and Health and safety.
  • Ability to work as part of the close-knit management team and manage numerous activities/projects simultaneously – both short and long-term.
  • Word processing and computer skills for record keeping / data entry and report writing on Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Good negotiation, influencing and communication skills, Well-spoken and able to get on with diverse personalities.
  • Good organisation skills and attention to detail.
  • Confident and resourceful.
  • Evidence of maintaining a professional, consistent and fair approach.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work alone or within the team.
  • Personal commitment to equality and diversity.
  • Excellent communication skills.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • CSCS card as the minimum and any other health and safety training will be advantageous.
  • Understanding and experience of construction techniques and best practices Preferably with a trade background.

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • High degree of personal motivation.
  • The Ability to work on own initiative and with the minimum of supervision.
  • Flexibility with regard to working across all areas of the business and house to meet the requirements of the challenging position.
  • Accountability and responsibility for own actions.
  • Customer focus.
  • Good negotiator.
  • Full driving license with own car.

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