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  • Location: Cambridge  Ref.: VA57

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    Novus Property Solutions Ltd

    Job Description

    Position Title:                      

    Apprentice Painter & Decorator 

    Reporting To:                      

    Supervisor 

    Summary:

    Carry out relevant trade duties on responsive & planned works as requested to Client Specifications and Novus standards.

    Carry out preparation and painting of internal & external woodwork, walls, doors, fencing and gates as directed.

    Work at height using ladders and scaffolding as directed and in accordance with the Company’s safe systems of work.

    Use authorised equipment provided with due care and attention and as supervised

    Work as part of a team and use materials safely

    Load and unload materials and equipment as directed.

    Work flexibly across the repairs and maintenance service 

    Build and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, customers and managers to ensure the effectiveness of the repairs and maintenance service.

    Demonstrate commitment to equality and diversity by taking account of the needs of colleagues and service users and by treating other people with dignity and respect.

    Demonstrate commitment to excellent customer service by being polite, showing respect for customer’s homes, maintaining expected standards of work, and tidying up at the end of a job.

    Be aware of risk assessments and method statements relating to own area of work and to work in safe manner taking account other people’s health and wellbeing. 

    Follow Health and Safety policy and procedures including the wearing of personal protective equipment when necessary.      

    Undertake health and safety training as required.

    Raise any safety concerns with a manager or supervisor.

    Take part in the apprentice review process and complete any training required, and be capable of working independently in the final year of the apprenticeship.

    Represent the company when required at national competitions & career fairs and support CSR activities

    Undertake such other duties as are commensurate with the apprentice role, as may be reasonably required at the initial place of work or at other locations in the company..

     

  • Location: Devon and Cornwall  Ref.: VA75

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    Intermediate/Assistant Quantity Surveyor                                                                    

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    As a result of our success we are seeking an enthusiastic Intermediate/Assistant Quantity Surveyor to work from our Devon office.  This is a

    Benefits

    • Salary range Competitive
    • Company Car/Car Allowance
    • Mobile phone & Laptop
    • Bupa
    • Pension
    • 24 Days Hols & BH

    Summary – Intermediate/Assistant Quantity Surveyor

    The role is to obtain and evaluate information to ensure a realistic cost for the supply of works, goods, materials and services for designated build projects/contracts. Whilst liaising with Contractors, Suppliers and Clients to ensure information, costs, profitability and value meet the requirements of designated build project/ contracts. Site working/visits in and around the area.

    Key Responsibilities - Intermediate/Assistant Quantity Surveyor

    • Assist in the preparation, processing and selection of estimates, bids and tenders to demanding timescales.
    • Assist in the development of the procurement programme and carrying out sub-contractor procurement
    • Prepare and monitor cash flow forecast for designated projects.
    • Prepare and submit monthly applications for payment to the Client/Client’s representative.
    • Prepare monthly valuation reports for Novus Property Solutions Ltd Senior Management.
    • Submit invoices for certified value and ensure payments are received on time.
    • Value and authorise payments to sub-contractors.
    • Liaise with Contract Managers to establish the project specification and requirements.
    • Attend and contribute to meetings with work colleagues and or Clients/Customers when necessary, building relationships and demonstrating excellent communication skills.
    • Monitor the contract progress, assess and report any changes that may affect project costs and or time scale.
    • Assist in the control of individual contract budgets.

    Novus Property Solutions

    Are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 30 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. Novus are a family run company with a rich 118-year heritage and as a leading specialist in both planned and responsive maintenance we deliver a range of services delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.  

     
  • Location: Stoke  Ref.: VA115

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    Quantity Surveyor                                                                   

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 30 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. Novus are a family run company with a rich 118-year heritage and as a leading specialist in both planned and responsive maintenance we deliver a range of services delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    As a result of our success we are seeking an enthusiastic Quantity Surveyor to work from our Stoke on Trent office.

    Benefits

    • Salary range Competitive
    • Company Car/Car Allowance
    • Mobile phone & Laptop
    • Bupa
    • Pension
    • 24 Days Hols & BH

    Summary – Quantity Surveyor

    The role is to obtain and evaluate information to ensure a realistic cost for the supply of works, goods, materials and services for designated build projects/contracts. Whilst liaising with Contractors, Suppliers and Clients to ensure information, costs, profitability and value meet the requirements of designated build project/ contracts. Site working/visits in and around the area.

    Key Responsibilities - Quantity Surveyor

    • Assist in the preparation, processing and selection of estimates, bids and tenders to demanding timescales.
    • Assist in the development of the procurement programme and carrying out sub-contractor procurement
    • Prepare and monitor cash flow forecast for designated projects.
    • Prepare and submit monthly applications for payment to the Client/Client’s representative.
    • Prepare monthly valuation reports for Novus Property Solutions Ltd Senior Management.
    • Submit invoices for certified value and ensure payments are received on time.
    • Value and authorise payments to sub-contractors.
    • Liaise with Contract Managers to establish the project specification and requirements.
    • Attend and contribute to meetings with work colleagues and or Clients/Customers when necessary, building relationships and demonstrating excellent communication skills.
    • Monitor the contract progress, assess and report any changes that may affect project costs and or time scale.
    • Assist in the control of individual contract budgets.

    Key skills and Qualifications

    • Holds the relevant qualifications
    • Must be an experienced Construction Quantity Surveyor
    • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office
    • Must be flexible in hours of work and travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

     NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE ALL FEES

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  • Location: Edinburgh  Ref.: VA120

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    Carpenter/Joiner x 2

    We are NOVUS. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance business with expertise in delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    Our vision is to be the leader in building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate.

    As a result of our success we are seeking to recruit Qualified Carpenter Joiners to work in the Edinburgh Region. Applications are invited from qualified experienced Carpenter/Joiners who have experience in Reactive Maintenance and Social Housing.

    We always welcome applications from talented, enthusiastic people who are looking for a career within a construction company that has been awarded the Investors in Excellence standard. With an excellent starting base salary and generous benefits, successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation, has been recognised by Business in the Community as Responsible Small Business of the Year 2014 and is the Construction News Awards 2015 Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer.

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

     
  • Location: Bathgate  Ref.: VA96

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    Quantity Surveyor                                                                    

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 30 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. Novus are a family run company with a rich 118-year heritage and as a leading specialist in both planned and responsive maintenance we deliver a range of services delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    As a result of our success we are seeking an enthusiastic Quantity Surveyor to work from our  Bathgate office.

    Benefits

    • Salary dependent upon experience
    • Company Car/Car Allowance
    • Pension
    • 24 Days Hols & BH

    Summary Quantity Surveyor

    The role is to obtain and evaluate information to ensure a realistic cost for the supply of works, goods, materials and services for designated refurbishment/maintenance projects/contracts. Whilst liaising with Contractors, Suppliers and Clients to ensure information, costs, profitability and value meet the requirements of designated project/ contracts. Working on Social Housing and Planned Works contracts.  Site working/visits in and around the East Coast. 

    Key Responsibilities - Quantity Surveyor

    • Assist in the preparation, processing and selection of estimates, bids and tenders to demanding timescales.
    • Assist in the development of the procurement programme.
    • Prepare and monitor cash flow forecast for designated projects.
    • Prepare and submit monthly applications for payment to the Client/Client’s representative.
    • Prepare monthly valuation reports for Novus Property Solutions Ltd Senior Management.
    • Submit invoices for certified value and ensure payments are received on time.
    • Value and authorise payments to sub-contractors.
    • Liaise with Contract Managers to establish the project specification and requirements.
    • Attend and contribute to meetings with work colleagues and or Clients/Customers when necessary, building relationships and demonstrating excellent communication skills.
    • Monitor the contract progress, assess and report any changes that may affect project costs and or time scale.
    • Assist in the control of individual contract budgets.

    Key skills and Qualifications

    • Holds the relevant qualifications
    • Must be an experienced Construction Quantity Surveyor
    • Ideally to have worked with the public sector
    • Social Housing/Planned Works experience preferable 
    • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office
    • Must be flexible in hours of work and travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.

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  • Location: Devon and Cornwall  Ref.: VA118

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    Painting Supervisor

    We are NOVUS. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance business with expertise in delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    Our vision is to be the leader in painting, decorating, building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate.

    As a result of our success we are seeking an experienced Painting Supervisors to work in and around of Devon and Cornwall.

    The ideal candidate will have previously worked in a similar position and be able to work closely with operational teams on a variety contracts in order to meet strict business deadlines.

    • A valid CSCS Card
    • Full UK Driving Licence.
    • NVQ/City & Guilds in Painting/Decorating
    • SMSTS would be an advantage

    Individuals will need to be enthusiastic self-starters, be able to build relationships and demonstrate excellent communication skills to work to demanding timescales within a team delivering a variety of painting contracts.

    We always welcome applications from talented, enthusiastic people who are looking for a career within a construction company that has been awarded the Investors in Excellence standard.

    With an excellent starting base salary and generous benefits, successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation, has been recognised by Business in the Community as Responsible Small Business of the Year 2014 and is the Construction News Awards 2015 Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer.

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

  • Location: Bristol  Ref.: VA123

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    Building Site Supervisor/Manager

    We are NOVUS.

    We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance business with expertise in delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    Our vision is to be the leader in building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate.

    As a result of our success we are seeking an experienced Site Supervisor/Manager employed from our Bristol Offices and working in the: Bristol and surrounding areas.

    The ideal candidate must have previously worked in a similar position and be able to work closely with operational teams on a variety contracts in order to meet strict business deadlines.

    A valid CSCS Card is essential along with SMSTS and Asbestos Awareness.

    Individuals will need to be enthusiastic self-starters, be able to build relationships and demonstrate excellent communication skills to work to demanding timescales within a team delivering a variety of contracts. Must have previous Managerial skills.

    We always welcome applications from talented, enthusiastic people who are looking for a career within a construction company that has been awarded the Investors in Excellence standard.

    With an excellent starting base salary and generous benefits, successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation, has been recognised by Business in the Community as Responsible Small Business of the Year 2014 and is the Construction News Awards 2015 Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer.

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

     
  • Location: Glasgow  Ref.: VA136

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    Quantity Surveyor                                                                    

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 30 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. Novus are a family run company with a rich 118-year heritage and as a leading specialist in both planned and responsive maintenance we deliver a range of services delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    As a result of our success we are seeking an enthusiastic Quantity Surveyor to work from our  Glasgow office.

    Benefits

    • Salary dependent upon experience
    • Company Car/Car Allowance
    • Pension
    • 24 Days Hols & BH

    Summary Quantity Surveyor

    The role is to obtain and evaluate information to ensure a realistic cost for the supply of works, goods, materials and services for designated refurbishment/maintenance projects/contracts. Whilst liaising with Contractors, Suppliers and Clients to ensure information, costs, profitability and value meet the requirements of designated project/ contracts. Working on Maintenance/Refurbishment/Social Housing and Planned Works contracts.  Site working/visits in and around the Glasgow area. 

    Key Responsibilities - Quantity Surveyor

    • Assist in the preparation, processing and selection of estimates, bids and tenders to demanding timescales.
    • Assist in the development of the procurement programme.
    • Prepare and monitor cash flow forecast for designated projects.
    • Prepare and submit monthly applications for payment to the Client/Client’s representative.
    • Prepare monthly valuation reports for Novus Property Solutions Ltd Senior Management.
    • Submit invoices for certified value and ensure payments are received on time.
    • Value and authorise payments to sub-contractors.
    • Liaise with Contract Managers to establish the project specification and requirements.
    • Attend and contribute to meetings with work colleagues and or Clients/Customers when necessary, building relationships and demonstrating excellent communication skills.
    • Monitor the contract progress, assess and report any changes that may affect project costs and or time scale.
    • Assist in the control of individual contract budgets.

    Key skills and Qualifications

    • Holds the relevant qualifications
    • Must be an experienced Construction Quantity Surveyor
    • Ideally to have worked with the public sector
    • Social Housing/Planned Works experience preferable 
    • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office
    • Must be flexible in hours of work and travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.

     
  • Location: Leighton Buzzard  Ref.: VA124

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    Site Manager

    We are NOVUS.

    We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance business with expertise in delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    Our vision is to be the leader in building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate.

    As a result of our success we are seeking experienced Site Supervisors employed from our Leighton Buzzard Offices and working in the:

    Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Kent and Essex areas.

    The ideal candidate will have previously worked in a similar position and be able to work closely with operational teams on a variety contracts in order to meet strict business deadlines.

    A valid CSCS Card would be a distinct advantage.

    Individuals will need to be enthusiastic self-starters, be able to build relationships and demonstrate excellent communication skills to work to demanding timescales within a team delivering a variety of painting contracts.

    We always welcome applications from talented, enthusiastic people who are looking for a career within a construction company that has been awarded the Investors in Excellence standard.

    With an excellent starting base salary and generous benefits, successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation, has been recognised by Business in the Community as Responsible Small Business of the Year 2014 and is the Construction News Awards 2015 Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer.

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

  • Location: Leighton Buzzard  Ref.: VA125

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    Multi Skilled Tradesperson

    We are NOVUS.

    We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance business with expertise in delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    Our vision is to be the leader in building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate.

    As a result of our success we are seeking to recruit Qualified Multi Skilled Tradesperson to work out of our Office in Leighton Buzzard - covering Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex locations.

    Applications are invited from experienced Multi Skilled Operatives, ideally with an NVQ level 3 and a current valid CSCS Card.

    We always welcome applications from talented, enthusiastic people who are looking for a career within a construction company that has been awarded the Investors in Excellence standard. With an excellent starting base salary and generous benefits, successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation, has been recognised by Business in the Community as Responsible Small Business of the Year 2014 and is the Construction News Awards 2015 Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer.

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE THE FEES

     
  • Location: Stoke  Ref.: VA127

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    Painter team of 4

    We are NOVUS. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance business with expertise in delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    Our vision is to be the leader in painting, building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate.

    As a result of our success, winning new Retail contracts,  we are seeking experienced Painters to work from our Stoke on Trent office. We are looking to directly employ a team of painters.

    Applications are invited from experienced Painters, ideally with a minimum of an NVQ level 2 qualification in Painting & Decorating. Must hold a valid CSCS Card with asbestos awareness training completed. Ipath, Pasma, First Aid experience, along with a Full UK driving licence preferred.

    Working rule agreement applies or price work.

    We always welcome applications from talented, enthusiastic people who are looking for a career within a construction company that has been awarded the Investors in Excellence standard.

    With an excellent starting base salary and generous benefits, successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation, has been recognised by Business in the Community as Responsible Small Business of the Year 2014 and is the Construction News Awards 2015 Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.

     
  • Location: Stoke  Ref.: VA128

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    Site Manager

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 30 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. Novus are a family run company with a rich 118-year heritage and as a leading specialist in both planned and responsive maintenance we deliver a range of services delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    As a result of our success wining new retail contracts we have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic Site Manager to work from our Stoke on Trent Head Office. 

    Benefits

    • Salary Competitive
    • Company Car
    • Mobile phone & Laptop
    • Bupa
    • Pension
    • 23 Days Hols & BH

    Summary – Site Manager

    The role of the Site Manager is to ensure the smooth operation of a designated site.

    With responsibility for the supervision of a number of site personnel including subcontractors, the Site Manager will ensure all site personnel carry out their designated tasks efficiently and effectively to enable the contract to be completed on time, with zero defects, within budget and with no risk to the Health & Safety of their operational team, the Client or the general public.

    The successful candidate will have strong experience in Refurbishment within the Retail Sector, ideally working within Supermarkets.

    Main Responsibilities – Site Manager

    • Assist in the selection of site labour.
    • Assist in the procurement of materials and equipment Site Management
    • Assist in the selection of  sub contractors.
    • Manage site personnel, work activities and resources to meet the quality standards expected and programme set.
    • Ensure projects are snagged and defects remedied before handover.
    • Ensure site is safe and secure at all times.
    • Contribute to the control individual contract budgets minimising waste and maximising labour outputs.
    • Ensure all necessary contract documentation/reports are accurate and produced on time.

    Key skills

    • Must hold a current SMSTS.
    • Essential to have minimum of 5 years experience of Site Management ideally within the Retail sector.
    • Must be an enthusiastic self-starter with confident communications skills.
    • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office& Project
    • Must be flexible in hours of work (as may be required to work nights as and when required), travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence.
    • Ipath, Pasma and First Aid preferred

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.     

  • Location: Thetford  Ref.: VA122

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    Planned Works Site Supervisor x 2

    We are NOVUS. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance business with expertise in delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    Our vision is to be the leader in building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate.

    As a result of our success we are seeking an experienced Planned Works Site Supervisor to liaise with contractors, suppliers and clients to ensure information, costs, profitability and value meet the requirements of designated projects with both public and private sector organisations. Working in the Norfolk and Suffolk areas.

    Individuals will need to be enthusiastic self-starters, be able to build relationships and demonstrate excellent communication skills to work to demanding timescales within a team delivering a variety of contracts and strategic frameworks for major clients.

    The successful candidate must have commercial awareness, being fully conversant with all aspects of construction contracts, have good Health & Safety knowledge and will hold a current SMSTS and need to be confident in using Microsoft Office.

    The successful candidate will be client facing and have strong experience gained in Refurbishment, Decent Homes & Cyclical Maintenance contracts within the Public Sector market. Experience in roofing contracts would be an additional advantage.

    We always welcome applications from talented, enthusiastic people who are looking for a career within a construction company that has been awarded the Investors in Excellence standard. With an excellent starting base salary and generous benefits, successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation, has been recognised by Business in the Community as Responsible Small Business of the Year 2014 and is the Construction News Awards 2015 Winner of Employer of the Year.

    No Agencies please 


    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer.


    NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

  • Location: North Wales  Ref.: VA131

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    Contracts Manager

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 30 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. Novus are a family run company with a rich 118-year heritage and as a leading specialist in both planned and responsive maintenance we deliver a range of services delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    As a result of our success we are seeking an enthusiastic Contracts Manager to work in North Wales.

    Summary – Contracts Manager

    With responsibility for the control and management of a number of Site Managers the Contracts Manager will ensure contracts are completed to programme, with zero defects, within budget and with no risk to Health & Safety of their operation team, the client or the general public.

    The successful candidate will be client facing and have strong experience in Refurbishment, Decent Homes & Cyclical Painting Contracts, estimating experience would be beneficial.

    Must be commercially aware, fully conversant with construction contracts with good Health & Safety knowledge.

     

    Key Responsibilities – Contracts Manager

    Pre-Contract

    • Assist in the preparation, processing and selection of estimates, bids and tenders.
    • Assist in the development of the procurement programme.
    • Assist in the presentation of the contract brief to the client.

    Contract

    • Manage the selection and formation of site personnel teams (inc. sub contractors) as determined by individual contracts.
    • Manage site personnel, work activities and resources to meet the requirements of individual contracts.
    • Control individual contract progress towards completion.
    • Control individual contract budgets.
    • Ensure all necessary contract documentation / reports are accurate and produced on time.

    Key skills

    • Holds the relevant qualifications.
    • Must hold a current SMSTS.
    • Ideally have experience of Planned Works Contracts.
    • Must be an enthusiastic self-starter with confident communications skills.
    • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office.
    • Must be flexible in hours of work and travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence.

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE ALL FEES

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  • Location: North East  Ref.: VA140

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    Business Development Manager - North East/Yorkshire

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 30 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. Novus are a family run company with a rich 118-year heritage and as a leading specialist in both planned and responsive maintenance we deliver a range of services delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    Benefits

    • Salary range Competitive.
    • Structured Bonus.
    • Car / car allowance.
    • Mobile phone & laptop.
    • Bupa.
    • Pension.
    • 24 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

    Summary – Business Development Manager – North East & Yorkshire

    We are looking for a Talented and Motivated Business Development Professional based in the North East, to secure future tender opportunities with existing, lapsed and new clients. The successful candidate will be expected to have medium/long term focus on opportunities that are a good strategic fit for the business. However quick wins are always welcome

    The successful candidate will have experience selling painting & decorating, planned maintenance and refurbishment services into social housing, commercial, education, healthcare, retail and leisure sectors. An understanding of the above sectors and knowledge of modern procurement methods along with experience of dealing with end users, architects & consultants is essential.    

    Main Responsibilities: - Business Development Manager

    • Sell NPSL services to new and existing clients in line with strategic objectives/target market.
    • Present a professional image of the business to new and existing clients.
    • Ensure that all administrative tasks, reporting and recording on the CRM system, are completed and submitted to a high standard within timescales.
    • Attend and participate at regional & national sales meetings, networking events and seminars where required.
    • Maintain a strong awareness of competitor activity as well as changes within our key markets.
    • Work closely and communicate effectively with operational teams to identify & target prospective clients.
    • Work closely with the marketing department to assist with development of case studies, literature and targeted marketing campaigns.
    • Work closely with the bid team providing valuable input to the bid and approved list processes.
    • Achieve company standard of performance in all areas where service standards exist.

    Key skills Business Development Manager

    • Pragmatic, determined self-starter who is self-motivated and driven.
    • Experience within the Construction sector essential
    • A result orientated individual who relishes challenges.
    • Confidence to talk with and influence people at all levels.
    • Proven track record in a similar role.
    • Contractor background would be beneficial.
    • Strong IT and Presentation skills, including the use of MS Office and CRM systems.
    • Must be flexible in hours of work and travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence.

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.

  • Location: North West  Ref.: VA143

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    Business Development Manager – North West

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 30 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. Novus are a family run company with a rich 118-year heritage and as a leading specialist in both planned and responsive maintenance we deliver a range of services delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    Benefits

    • Salary range Competitive.
    • Structured Bonus.
    • Car / car allowance.
    • Mobile phone & laptop.
    • Bupa.
    • Pension.
    • 24 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

    Summary – Business Development Manager – North West 

    We are looking for a Talented and Motivated Business Development Professional based in the North West, to secure future tender opportunities with existing, lapsed and new clients. The successful candidate will be expected to have medium/long term focus on opportunities that are a good strategic fit for the business. However quick wins are always welcome

    The successful candidate will have experience selling painting & decorating, planned maintenance and refurbishment services into social housing, commercial, education, healthcare, retail and leisure sectors. An understanding of the above sectors and knowledge of modern procurement methods along with experience of dealing with end users, architects & consultants is essential.    

    Main Responsibilities: - Business Development Manager

    • Sell NPSL services to new and existing clients in line with strategic objectives/target market.
    • Present a professional image of the business to new and existing clients.
    • Ensure that all administrative tasks, reporting and recording on the CRM system, are completed and submitted to a high standard within timescales.
    • Attend and participate at regional & national sales meetings, networking events and seminars where required.
    • Maintain a strong awareness of competitor activity as well as changes within our key markets.
    • Work closely and communicate effectively with operational teams to identify & target prospective clients.
    • Work closely with the marketing department to assist with development of case studies, literature and targeted marketing campaigns.
    • Work closely with the bid team providing valuable input to the bid and approved list processes.
    • Achieve company standard of performance in all areas where service standards exist.

    Key skills – Business Development Manager

    • Pragmatic, determined self-starter who is self-motivated and driven.
    • Experience within the Construction sector essential
    • A result orientated individual who relishes challenges.
    • Confidence to talk with and influence people at all levels.
    • Proven track record in a similar role.
    • Contractor background would be beneficial.
    • Strong IT and Presentation skills, including the use of MS Office and CRM systems.
    • Must be flexible in hours of work and travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence.

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.

  • Location: Bathgate  Ref.: VA155

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    Trainee Helpdesk Co-Ordinator

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 30 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. Novus are a family run company with a rich 118-year heritage and as a leading specialist in both planned and responsive maintenance we deliver a range of services delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    As a result of winning a new contract we are looking for a Trainee Helpdesk Co-ordinator to work in our Bathgate office, the role would be ideal for a college leaver or someone with basic office/customer service experience.

    Main Responsibilities – Trainee Helpdesk Co-Ordinator

    •           Using the latest company I.T systems to provide a Helpdesk support service.

    •           Telephone enquiries.

    •           Input orders on to company data base.

    •           Keep a diary of requested/allocated work.

    •           Allocate work to Operatives.

    •           Liaise between, Clients, Managers and Operatives.

    •           Check jobs are carried out correctly and on time.

    •           Monitor active dashboard and interactive planner at all times.

    •           Schedule all work onto PDA’s using the correct job lengths and within specified timescales.

    •           Scheduling work to contractors.

    •           Logging and following up of emergency call out orders.

    •           Chase orders that are awaiting materials with the Contracts Manager/Quality manager/Contractors.

    •           Rescheduling of follow-on orders and updating the clients.

    •           Monitoring/acknowledging/reschedule rejected works from subcontractor.

    •           Applying for work extension with the client.

    •           Updating Impact with relevant notes.

    •           Liaising with Contracts Manager regarding orders nearing completion target.

    •           Monitoring orders to ensure completion within specified target.

    •           Support of contract and admin staff.

    •           Deal with internal and external communications and record and/or report information as necessary.

    •           Ensure all necessary contract data, documentation and reports are accurate and produced on time.

    •           Ensure contract/own KPI’s are met.

    •           Any other duties as deemed necessary.

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE ALL FEES.

     
  • Location: Bristol  Ref.: VA145

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    Painting Supervisor

    We are NOVUS. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance business with expertise in delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    Our vision is to be the leader in painting, decorating, building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate.

    As a result of our success we are seeking experienced Painting Supervisors to work in and around Bristol.

    The ideal candidate will have previously worked in a similar position and be able to work closely with operational teams on a variety contracts in order to meet strict business deadlines.

    • A valid CSCS Card
    • Full UK Driving Licence.
    • NVQ/City & Guilds in Painting/Decorating
    • SMSTS would be an advantage

    Individuals will need to be enthusiastic self-starters, be able to build relationships and demonstrate excellent communication skills to work to demanding timescales within a team delivering a variety of painting contracts.

    We always welcome applications from talented, enthusiastic people who are looking for a career within a construction company that has been awarded the Investors in Excellence standard.

    With an excellent starting base salary and generous benefits, successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation, has been recognised by Business in the Community as Responsible Small Business of the Year 2014 and is the Construction News Awards 2015 Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer.

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

  • Location: Glasgow  Ref.: VA148

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    Modern Apprentice - Administration Assistant

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 30 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. Novus are a family run company with a rich 118-year heritage and as a leading specialist in both planned and responsive maintenance we deliver a range of services delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    Summary – Apprentice Administration Assistant

    The Administrator will:

    Ensure the office is tidy and approved from Health and Safety

    Provide administration assistance for Branch Administrator/Other Administrators

    Ensure all support documentation is produced accurately and on time, deal with contract correspondence appropriately and efficiently to ensure the requirements for compliance are met

    Modern apprenticeship – fulfil tasks and document each duty carried out

    Main Responsibilities – Apprentice Administration Assistant

    Administration

    • Using the latest company I.T systems to provide administration assistance in the ordering of goods, materials and services to enable the requirements of compliance are met
    • Support of contract managers and other staff members
    • Deal with internal and external communications and record and or report information as necessary
    • Ensure all necessary contract data, documentation and reports are accurate and produced on time

    Personnel

    • Continuously develop your own learning and development
    • Ensure identified individual development/training needs are met

    General

    • Support Staff in meeting the business needs.
    • Deal with Client / Customer queries and or communications professionally and efficiently.
    • Ensure appearances and actions are professional and reflect the Companies image

    Customer Service

    • Ensure the Customer Care Policy Charter and standards are maintained
    • Ensure support and information is provided to enable the Customer Care training and annual Quality Programme to be delivered

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE ALL FEES.

               

     
  • Location: Greenock  Ref.: VA153

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    Carpenter/Joiner x 2

    We are NOVUS. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance business with expertise in delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    Our vision is to be the leader in building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate.

    As a result of our success we are seeking to recruit Qualified Joiners to work in the Greenock/Gourock area's. Applications are invited from qualified experienced Joiners who have Reactive/Void experience.

    We always welcome applications from talented, enthusiastic people who are looking for a career within a construction company that has been awarded the Investors in Excellence standard. With an excellent starting base salary and generous benefits, successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation, has been recognised by Business in the Community as Responsible Small Business of the Year 2014 and is the Construction News Awards 2015 Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer.

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

  • Location: Stoke  Ref.: VA152

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    Multi-Skilled Joiner 

    We are NOVUS. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance business with expertise in delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    Our vision is to be the leader in building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate.

    As a result of our success we are seeking an experienced Multi-Skilled Joiner to work as part of our busy responsive maintenance team working out of our Smethwick office.

    Individuals will need to be comfortable undertaking all aspects of joinery work and the ideal candidate should be able to undertake additional trade skills such as; Basic Plumbing, Patch Plastering; Patch Decorating.

    Works orders will be planned and distributed via a hand held Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) and experience in using these devises would be beneficial although training would be provided. 

    An Out of Hours service is provided to our client and the individual would be required to do call out on a ROTA basis.

    A successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of qualifications or training held. A CSCS card would be required but could be arranged in the first few weeks of joining if not currently held.

    Predominantly the sector that the individual would be working on is Social Housing within the West Midlands and surrounding areas, therefore experience of this sector would be favourable.

    We always welcome applications from talented, enthusiastic people who are looking for a career within a construction company that has been awarded the Investors in Excellence standard. With an excellent starting base salary and generous benefits, successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and has been recognised by Business in the Community as Responsible Business of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. 

    NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

     
  • Location: Stoke  Ref.: VA151

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    Branch Administrator

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 30 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. Novus are a family run company with a rich 118-year heritage and as a leading specialist in both planned and responsive maintenance we deliver a range of services delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    As a result of our success we are seeking an enthusiastic Administrator to work from our Stoke on Trent HQ.

    Benefits

    • Salary Competitive
    • Pension
    • 24 Days Hols & BH

    Summary – Administrator

    The role is to ensure the smooth operation of the Whitbread area office, providing an administration service for contract personnel. Ensuring all support documentation is produced accurately and on time, deal with contract correspondence appropriately and efficiently to ensure the requirements of contracts are met.

    Main Responsibilities - Administration

    • Using the latest Company I.T systems to provide an administration service in the preparation, processing and selection of estimates, bids and tenders
    • Ordering of goods, materials and services to enable the requirements of contracts are met
    • Support of contract and support staff
    • Deal with internal and external communications and record and or report information as necessary
    • Ensure all necessary contract data, documentation and reports are accurate and produced on time
    • Attend meetings with work colleagues and or Clients/Customers when necessary.
    • Deal with Client / Customer queries and or communications professionally and efficiently.

    Key Skills

    • Previous Construction or Contact experience would be preferred but not essential

    • Must be PC Literate and highly accurate.

    • Articulate and excellent Communication skills essential.

    • Team work

    • Working under own initiative with a can do attitude

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE ALL FEES

               

     
  • Location: Bathgate  Ref.: VA149

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    Helpdesk Co-ordinator - Bathgate

     Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 30 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. Novus are a family run company with a rich 118-year heritage and as a leading specialist in both planned and responsive maintenance we deliver a range of services delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    Main Responsibilities – Helpdesk Co-Ordinator

    Administration

    •           Using the latest company I.T systems to provide a Helpdesk support service.

    •           Telephone enquiries.

    •           Input orders on to company data base.

    •           Keep a diary of requested/allocated work.

    •           Allocate work to Operatives.

    •           Liaise between, Clients, Managers and Operatives.

    •           Check jobs are carried out correctly and on time.

    •           Monitor active dashboard and interactive planner at all times.

    •           Schedule all work onto PDA’s using the correct job lengths and within specified timescales.

    •           Scheduling work to contractors.

    •           Logging and following up of emergency call out orders.

    •           Chase orders that are awaiting materials with the Contracts Manager/Quality manager/Contractors.

    •           Rescheduling of follow-on orders and updating the clients.

    •           Monitoring/acknowledging/reschedule rejected works from subcontractor.

    •           Applying for work extension with the client.

    •           Updating Impact with relevant notes.

    •           Liaising with Contracts Manager regarding orders nearing completion target.

    •           Monitoring orders to ensure completion within specified target.

    •           Support of contract and admin staff.

    •           Deal with internal and external communications and record and/or report information as necessary.

    •           Ensure all necessary contract data, documentation and reports are accurate and produced on time.

    •           Ensure contract/own KPI’s are met.

    •           Any other duties as deemed necessary.

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES UNLESS YOU INTEND TO WAIVE ALL FEES.

               

     
  • Location: Edinburgh  Ref.: VA146

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    Gas Engineer

    We are NOVUS. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance business with expertise in delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    Our vision is to be the leader in building and maintenance solutions, delivered with compassion and care for the communities in which we operate.

    As a result of our success we are seeking an experienced Gas Engineer to work as part of our busy responsive team on our Home Scotland contract, working in the Dundee, Edinburgh and Rosyth areas.

    Individuals will need to be comfortable undertaking all aspects of domestic gas work including testing, you will need to hold a minimum of CCN 1, CPA 1, CHB 1 & CKR 1 Certification.

    This will be a full time position which will have a stand by/on call element.

    A successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of qualifications or training held. A CSCS card would be required but could be arranged in the first few weeks of joining if not currently held.

    We always welcome applications from talented, enthusiastic people who are looking for a career within a construction company that has been awarded the Investors in Excellence standard.

    With an excellent starting base salary and generous benefits, successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and has been recognised by Business in the Community as Responsible Business of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer.

    STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

  • Location: Thetford  Ref.: VA154

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    Quantity Surveyor                                                                    

    Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 30 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. Novus are a family run company with a rich 118-year heritage and as a leading specialist in both planned and responsive maintenance we deliver a range of services delivering bespoke solutions to client needs.

    As a result of our success we are seeking an enthusiastic Quantity Surveyor to work from our Thetford office.

    Benefits

    • Salary range competitive 
    • Company Car/Car Allowance
    • Mobile phone & Laptop
    • Bupa
    • Pension
    • 24 Days Hols & BH

    Summary Quantity Surveyor

    The role is to obtain and evaluate information to ensure a realistic cost for the supply of works, goods, materials and services for designated refurbishment/maintenance projects/contracts. Whilst liaising with Contractors, Suppliers and Clients to ensure information, costs, profitability and value meet the requirements of designated project/ contracts. Site working/visits in and around the East Anglia area. 

    Key Responsibilities - Quantity Surveyor

    • Assist in the preparation, processing and selection of estimates, bids and tenders to demanding timescales.
    • Assist in the development of the procurement programme.
    • Prepare and monitor cash flow forecast for designated projects.
    • Prepare and submit monthly applications for payment to the Client/Client’s representative.
    • Prepare monthly valuation reports for Novus Property Solutions Ltd Senior Management.
    • Submit invoices for certified value and ensure payments are received on time.
    • Value and authorise payments to sub-contractors.
    • Liaise with Contract Managers to establish the project specification and requirements.
    • Attend and contribute to meetings with work colleagues and or Clients/Customers when necessary, building relationships and demonstrating excellent communication skills.
    • Monitor the contract progress, assess and report any changes that may affect project costs and or time scale.
    • Assist in the control of individual contract budgets.

    Key skills and Qualifications

    • Holds the relevant qualifications
    • Must be an experienced Construction Quantity Surveyor
    • Ideally to have worked with the public sector.
    • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office
    • Must be flexible in hours of work and travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence

    Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

    Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

    Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.