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Foremen / Groundworkers / Machine Operators

We are currently looking for experienced foremen, groundworkers and machine operators for work in the local and surrounding areas.  Reliable and hard-working applicants need only apply and must provide proof of industry related qualifications and hold current CSCS and/or CPCS cards (copies will be required prior to commencement).  Good rates of pay on offer to successful candidates.

 To apply provide full details of your employment history, qualifications held and experience

Alternatively E: info@kavell.co.uk or write to Discovery Court Business Centre, 551-553 Wallisdown Road, Poole, Dorset BH12 5AG

Quantity Surveyor

We are looking to recruit an experienced Quantity Surveyor to complement our existing team.   The successful candidate will have a proven track record within a similar role and be friendly and professional in their approach with;-

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexible; adaptable and reliable
  • Teamwork
  • Organised and able to work under own initiative

With the capability to undertake management of a variety of projects simultaneously and manage all costs relating to each from initial calculation to final figures whilst enhancing value and achieving high standard and quality, an ability to multi-task is essential.

  • Relevant degree or professional qualifications / experience in surveying, groundworks, construction, structural and civil engineering would be advantageous
  • Be commercially aware and able to effectively undertake costs analysis for works undertaken on specific projects
  • Carry out take offs for material procurement
  • Analyse outcomes and prepare detailed progress reports
  • Must be computer literate and competent in the use of Microsoft Office software including word, excel and use of emails
  • Excellent communication skills are essential as liaison with Clients is routine
  • Work well within a team and be flexible in your approach
  • Be able to prepare monthly valuations for submission including printing/managing drawings and keeping detailed records
  • Procure materials and effectively work within budgets
  • Able to co-ordinate own workload liaising with Contracts Manager and colleagues as necessary on a daily basis
  • Understand the implications of health and safety regulations

You will be joining a friendly but hard-working and dedicated team in a relaxed office environment based at our offices on the border of Poole/Bournemouth with sites scattered across the local and surrounding areas.

Buyer

We are looking to recruit a suitable candidate in this position to complement our existing team.  Whilst a background in civils is preferred it is not essential, however, a good construction material product knowledge is required and the post would suit someone from a builders merchants background looking for a new challenge.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • Well organised, self disciplined and able to work under pressure and own initiative
  • Adaptable and reliable with the ability to multi-task effectively
  • Work well within a team and be flexible in approach
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy vital
  • Computer literate and competent in the use of Microsoft Office software, emails and Dropbox

This office based post offers the successful candidate a varied role and involvement in a variety of duties.  As the main contact between Contracts Managers, our suppliers and site operatives, on a daily basis you would be responsible for ordering materials, arranging plant and machine moves etc on multiple sites simultaneously, as well as a variety of other duties in this busy position:-

  • Assessing and monitoring reliability of suppliers and building/maintaining effective working relationships
  • Negotiating and agreeing most favourable terms possible with suppliers and liaising with finance team to ensure accounts are operated efficiently
  • Securing competitive prices for materials, plant and equipment etc as required on site
  • Identifying potential suppliers and new products
  • Arranging plant/machinery moves as required
  • Procurement of materials and plant for site
  • Agreeing delivery times and monitoring as necessary
  • Detailed record keeping and maintaining well organised working practices
  • Liaising closely between suppliers, Contracts Managers and site operatives in every aspect of the business
  • Arranging repairs/servicing requirements for our fleet of vehicles and Kavell plant/equipment on site – liaising with Site Operatives/Contracts Managers/Service Providers as required
  • Dealing effectively with challenges arising with suppliers and the flow of materials
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant health, safety and environmental requirements for both materials and services
  • Providing information to our Estimator as required at tendering stage to ensure accurate project costs
  • Computer literate and competent in use of Microsoft Office software, emails and Dropbox 
  • Be commercially aware and work effectively within budgets

We would emphasise that the successful candidate should not only meet our requirements for the role as advertised but be friendly and professional in their approach and a 'good-fit' for the Company, a team player with enthusiasm and desire to contribute to our continuing growth moving forward.