Accounts Administrator

We are seeking an Accounts Administrator to join our team. This full time post will be based in our Head Office in Ballymoney and will initially be maternity cover for 10-12 months.

 The Role

  • To comply with our standards of service and interact with all clients and employees in a professional and friendly manner at all times
  • Processing a high volume of invoices through Sage
  • Ensuring accurate follow up of all invoice queries
  • Ensuring all accounts on hold are investigated and resolved
  • Communicating with buyers and suppliers on a daily basis
  • Dealing with supplier account queries
  • Reconciliation of supplier statements
  • Maintain the accounts department’s filing system for all accounts
  • Perform any assigned duties required for completion of month-end and year-end closing of the books

 Person Specification

  • Minimum 3 years experience in Accounts Administration (Essential)
  • Previous experience in Sage Accounts
  • Computer literate with good knowledge in Microsoft Excel & Word
  • Excellent knowledge of general accounting procedures in a business setting
  • Ability to produce work of a consistently high quality
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with the internal management of the company from Graduate to Director Level
  • Ability to work fast paced and unassisted
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to take and follow instructions

We are committed to investing in talent and developing opportunities for our staff.  As equal opportunities employers, we welcome applicants from all communities.  

If you are interested please send a copy of your CV and Covering letter to hr@dowdsgroup.com

The closing date for this post is Tuesday 12th September.

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Electrical Design Manager

We are seeking to recruit a focused, organised and experienced Electrical (Building Services) Senior Design Manager to join our team. The post will based between London and Belfast.

 THE ROLE

  • Manage external consultants providing MEP designs to meet design and construction budgets, on time and to meet client’s requirements.
  • Verification of external consultants design’s including detailed analysis of
    Revit and Hevacomp output data.
  • Verification of external Consultants design including review of Revit models.
  • Development of concept designs and management of key deliverables.
  • Attendance at client and design team meetings.
  • Preparation of excel spreadsheets and power point presentations.
  • Develop new and existing business opportunities.

 Essential Criteria

  • Minimum HNC /HND in building services engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an Electrical Services design role either consultancy or contractor based with a bias towards design and build contracts.
  • Working knowledge of IES and Revit design software.
  • Ability to demonstrate a good awareness of elemental cost figures and process.
  • Fully proficient with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Highly motivated with excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Must have the ability to work alone with minimal supervision.
  • Client facing attributes and presentation experience.
  • Have a flexible attitude and be comfortable working on a number of projects simultaneously.

Desirable Criteria

  • Membership of CIBSE / IHEEM preferred but not essential.
  • Background in healthcare and education sectors with full understanding of HTM, HBN and Building Bulletin standards preferred.
  • Experience in delivering projects to BIM level 2.

We are committed to investing in talent and developing opportunities for our staff.  As equal opportunities employers, we welcome applicants from all communities.  

 Please click here to send a copy of your CV and Covering letter.

 

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Dowds Group appointed for new PPI Cancer Treatment Centre

Dowds Group are delighted to be working again with main contractor Graham Construction on the new Cancer Treatment Centre in Reading. Our previous experience gained from highly complex installation projects such as Altnagelvin Radiotherapy Unit and Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex assured Proton Partners International of our capabilities and that we are the ideal M&E contractor for this £30M project.

After working closely with the client and design team, construction works are now underway on this project with an estimated completion date of March 2018.

The cancer centre is located within the Thames Valley Science Park, which is part of the University of Reading, and this facility will be the third of it’s kind built in the UK by Proton Partners International. It is located just off the M4 corridor and will have connections to Heathrow making it available to South of England and International patients.

Amongst other conventional cancer therapies, this centre will offer proton beam therapy which is a specialised type of cancer treatment not available yet in the UK. The centre will include facilities for proton beam therapy, a linear accelerator, as well as a CT suite and an MRI. It is expected that the centre will be able to treat up to 500 patients a year and will also offer imaging, chemotherapy and traditional radiotherapy.

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Dowds Shortlisted for 3 at the NI Electrical Awards

Dowds Group are hoping to continue their winning ways at the Northern Ireland’s Electrical Awards 2017, where we are finalists for ‘Large Contractor of the Year’, as well as having double shortlisting’s in the ‘Commercial Project of the Year’ and ‘Apprentice of the Year’ categories.

This is a tremendous achievement, with the panel of judges commenting on the very high calibre of entries received.

 

 

Large Contractor of the Year:

Over the past two year, we have experienced unprecedented growth at Dowds Group, doubling both our turnover and employee numbers as well as expanding into new markets.  While this has created challenges, it has also presented many opportunities to become a better company by encouraging initiatives to improve Health and Safety Management, Training and Development, and heavier investment in and utilisation of BIM technologies to increase our efficiency.

Commercial Project of the Year

Two of our outstanding projects completed over the last two years have made the shortlist:

  • Omagh Hospital

We managed the £12.7m electrical contract on the new build, state-of-the-art Omagh Hospital – it has been our largest solely electrical contract to date and one of the largest public sector construction projects within Northern Ireland in recent years.  To read more on this project click here.

  • Craigavon Area Hospital, Infrastructure Project

Teamwork, Co-operation and excellent Planning were the key elements to the successful completion of this £2.3m HV Infrastructure project.  The complete installation, carried out on a live Acute Hospital site included the installation of over 3.5Km of HV cabling, 6 no 11000/400 step down transformers, 1 No 400/11000 step up transformer, all associated ring main units 1 No 9 panel HV switchboard, numerous LV switchboard additions and modification ranging from 400 amp to 3200 amp and all associated LV cabling and connections.

Apprentice of the Year

Dowds have a long tradition of supporting apprenticeships, with many of our management team today having begun their careers as apprentices.  Following the success of Aaron Corr, last year’s Plumbing and Heating Apprentice of the Year, we are delighted to have two of our electrical apprentices, Connor Hyland and Paul Higgins in the running for this year’s award.  Both Connor and Paul continue to impress at college and on-site and look to have very bright futures ahead in the electrical industry.

This year’s winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Ceremony which takes place on Friday 15th September, 2017 at Titanic, Belfast.

For more details or to view all shortlisted companies click here.

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