Multi-Skilled Technician (Plumbing Bias)

We are currently seeking an experienced Multi-Skilled Technician (Plumbing Bias) to join our busy Integrated Service Division.

THE ROLE

To work as part of a dedicated team within a busy commercial environment in Belfast City Centre. Job title does not delimit the duties that may be required, candidate will be expected to carry out any other such duties that may be reasonably required.

Hours will be a standard 40 hours over a seven day period. Emergency call-out will be required over and above normal working hours but will be set within an agreed pattern and a full remuneration package will be included.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Trace and Repair of mechanical services / systems
  • Planned Daily, Weekly, Monthly Checks,
  • Carrying out and tracking flushing regimes related to Legionella
  • TMV maintenance
  • Fire Damper maintenance
  • Reactive issues
  • External ground work checks,
  • Minor repairs including identification & preparation for minor painting / varnishing touch up works.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The candidate will have a strong based work knowledge in all mechanical systems, self-motivated, strong team working attributes, have the ability to analyse a problem and develop a solution with minimum input from others, a professional approach and high self-conduct standards will be expected at all times, Health & Safety is of paramount importance at all times and must be at the forefront of all working decisions.

The candidate will be expected to prepare and issue reports, verbal and written to the facilities manager and produce upon request any and all back up data gained while in execution of all duties.

Essential Criteria:

  • NVQ / C&G Plumbing/Mechanical Qualification
  • Minimum 2 years experience within a similar environment

Desirable:

  • CSR qualification
  • IPAF 3A/3B
  • PASMA Combined
  • Close proximity to the job site would be advantageous for emergency call-outs

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

To apply please send a copy of your CV and Covering letter to hr@dowdsgroup.com or click here complete the careers form.

CLOSING DATE: 26th OCTOBER 2018

Trainee Electrical Contracts Manager

We are seeking a Trainee Electrical Contracts Manager both to assist on large-scale construction projects throughout NI & London.


THE ROLE

The role will involve ensuring management and administration of the works are completed to the programme deadline and to a high standard ensuring a satisfied client and an acceptable profit margin for the Company.

Reporting to the Contracts Manager (CM), the successful candidate will have the following duties:

To be trained in & assist with:

  1. Estimating – the ability to read drawings and extract all equipment for costing.
  2. Health & Safety – inductions of personnel onto site, carry out daily briefs, tool box talks, monitoring & assist writing RAMS, monitoring H&S plan
  3. Procurement – monitoring stock of materials, assist site supervisor timely procurement of materials, overseeing deliveries and appropriate hire goods
  4. Subcontractors – liaising with subcontractors, coordination of works, trouble-shooting
  5. Programme – monitoring the progress of the programme & reporting on progress to main contractor / client
  6. Quality – check sheets, inspection of quality of installation on site – ensuring they meet company standards
  7. Meetings – attend/provide input for progress meetings
  8. Testing – carrying out and/or signing off tests, overseeing other testing on site
  9. Commissioning – overseeing commissioning by specialists, ensuring there are no delays,
  10. O&M – production information for the manual & timely mark-up of ‘as installed drawings’, preparation of the building log book & operations guide
  11. Communication with the Contracts Manager is essential – supervision of the site and update reporting directly to the CM
  12. Communication – good communication / reporting with the Main Contractor
  13. Escalation of issues to Contracts Manager
  14. Building & maintaining good relationships with the project team from client/end user through to maintenance team
  15. Conflict / Issue resolution
  16. Management of all Site Personnel
  17. Sharing lessons learned, flagging of recurring issues
  18. Liaising with the design team & answering queries
  19. Overseeing specialist installations – have/build on a brief knowledge of all mechanical systems & their operation

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of 7 years Site Supervision experience or alternatively a HNC in Building Studies
  • Experience in Electrical Design
  • Good Electrical Knowledge
  • Excellent Communication / Negotiation Skills
  • A Proactive Approach
  • Ability to work extended hour / weekends, as required

To apply please send a copy of your CV and Covering letter to hr@dowdsgroup.com or click here complete the careers form.

CLOSING DATE: 21st October 2018

Trainee Mechanical Contracts Manager

We are seeking a Trainee Mechanical Contracts Manager both to assist on large-scale construction projects throughout NI & London.

THE ROLE

The role will involve ensuring management and administration of the works are completed to the programme deadline and to a high standard ensuring a satisfied client and an acceptable profit margin for the Company.

Reporting to the Contracts Manager (CM), the successful candidate will have the following duties:

To be trained in & assist with:

  1. Estimating – the ability to read drawings and extract all equipment for costing.
  2. Health & Safety – inductions of personnel onto site, carry out daily briefs, tool box talks, monitoring & assist writing RAMS, monitoring H&S plan
  3. Procurement – monitoring stock of materials, assist site supervisor timely procurement of materials, overseeing deliveries and appropriate hire goods
  4. Subcontractors – liaising with subcontractors, coordination of works, trouble-shooting
  5. Programme – monitoring the progress of the programme & reporting on progress to main contractor / client
  6. Quality – check sheets, inspection of quality of installation on site – ensuring they meet company standards
  7. Meetings – attend/provide input for progress meetings
  8. Testing – carrying out and/or signing off tests, overseeing other testing on site
  9. Commissioning – overseeing commissioning by specialists, ensuring there are no delays,
  10. O&M – production information for the manual & timely mark-up of ‘as installed drawings’, preparation of the building log book & operations guide
  11. Communication with the Contracts Manager is essential – supervision of the site and update reporting directly to the CM
  12. Communication – good communication / reporting with the Main Contractor
  13. Escalation of issues to Contracts Manager
  14. Building & maintaining good relationships with the project team from client/end user through to maintenance team
  15. Conflict / Issue resolution
  16. Management of all Site Personnel
  17. Sharing lessons learned, flagging of recurring issues
  18. Liaising with the design team & answering queries
  19. Overseeing specialist installations – have/build on a brief knowledge of all mechanical systems & their operation

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of 7 years Site Supervision experience or alternatively a HNC in Building Studies
  • Experience in Mechanical Design
  • Good Mechanical Knowledge
  • Excellent Communication / Negotiation Skills
  • A Proactive Approach
  • Ability to work extended hour / weekends, as required

To apply please send a copy of your CV and Covering letter to hr@dowdsgroup.com or click here complete the careers form.

CLOSING DATE: 21st October 2018

Site Manager

We are seeking a Site Manager responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of build projects The successful candidate will be responsible for managing medium-large contracts throughout NI, though initially in Belfast / Downpatrick.


THE ROLE

The role will involve ensuring management and administration of the works are completed to the programme deadline and to a high standard ensuring a satisfied client and an acceptable profit margin for the Company.

Reporting to the Construction Manager, the successful candidate will have the following duties:

  • Responsible for the co-ordination and control of the project from the design stage, through to completion and the handover of the project to the client.
  • Day to day management of operations on site, ensuring that the project is brought to a successful completion and meets the required time, budget and quality constraints.
  • Ensuring timely management of any unforeseen delays.
  • Regular monitoring and liaison with the Construction Manager on the Master Programme and development of stage/section programmes as required.
  • Liaise with the Construction Manager to ensure adequate labour and sub-contract resource is available on site utilising the agreed agency list.
  • Carry out tool box briefings to the site teams and sub-contractors.
  • Plan and efficiently organise the site facilities and logistics, ensuring all equipment on site is fit for purpose and only operated by appropriately trained staff
  • Supervise, manage and motivate all site team including effective management of sub-contractor activities on-site.
  • Ensure workmanship and material standards are achieved in accordance with specifications, building regulations, health and safety legislation as well as quality standards.
  • Ensure site team and sub-contractors are following common operational standards.
  • Maintain close relations with the Construction Manager and Contract Surveyor regarding cost control, waste management, variations and Confirmation of Instructions.
  • Organise and chair weekly review meetings with site/sub-contractors team.
  • Carrying out safety inspections and fulfilling the health, safety and welfare responsibilities as detailed in the Company’s Policy and in compliance with OHSAS 18001.
  • Control and monitor site waste in accordance with the Company’s Site Waste Minimisation & Management Policy.
  • Maintain quality and environmental control procedures in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
  • Undertake all relevant training and development activities as required.
  • Fulfil the role of mentor as and when required.
Essential Criteria
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Site Management
  • Relevant Construction Qualification
  • Good Technical Knowledge
  • Excellent Communication / Negotiation Skills
  • A Proactive Approach
  • Ability to work extended hour / weekends, as required
  • Experience of Supervision/mentoring of other operatives/apprentices
  • Security Clearance will be required

Desirable Criteria

  • Valid CSR Card
  • IPAF 3a/3b
  • PASMA Combined

 

To apply please send a copy of your CV and Covering letter to hr@dowdsgroup.com or click here complete the careers form.

CLOSING DATE: 21st October 2018

Trainee Construction Manager

We are seeking a Trainee Construction Manager responsible for assisting with the management and administration of construction works, ensuring programme deadlines are met and the contract is finished to a high standard ensuring a satisfied client and an acceptable profit margin for the Company.

Reporting to the Construction Manager, the successful candidate will have the following duties:

  • Assisting project/contract managers and estimators with daily duties
  • Coordinating with project/contract managers and estimators
  • Gathering prices of materials
  • Gathering prices from sub-contractors
  • Ordering tools and materials
  • Compiling method statement and risk assessments
  • Checking and preparing site reports
  • Replying to enquiries
  • Assisting with works programmes and staffing lists and needs
  • General office duties

Essential Criteria

  • Significant Site Experience
  • Relevant Construction Qualification (i.e. HNC in Building Studies)
  • Good Technical Knowledge
  • Excellent Communication / Negotiation Skills
  • A Proactive Approach
  • Ability to work extended hour / weekends, as required

Desirable Criteria

  • Site Administration Experience
  • Valid CSR Card
  • IPAD 3a/3b
  • PASMA Combined

To apply please send a copy of your CV and Covering letter to hr@dowdsgroup.com or click here complete the careers form.

CLOSING DATE: 21st October 2018

Bright sparks complete BS 7671 2018; 18th Edition Wiring Regulations Course

Recently, a number of our electricians successfully completed the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations course held by Training Solutions NI in Antrim. The course is aimed at practising electricians with relevant experience to update and enhance their understanding of IEEE Wiring Regulations. It is intended to ensure individuals are conversant with the format, content, and application of the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671 2018; 18th Edition Wiring Regulations. The course was spread across 3 full days and concludes with an open book online examination.

Delivered by the exceptional Mr Lyle Dunn MIET MIFPO:

It was a privilege to guide the guys from Dowds Group through their recent BS7671 2018 course. As an instructor, I have three simple objectives on this course, the first of which is to assist the candidate in being thoroughly prepared for the reasonably searching assessment. That particular task was made so much easier by a class populated by experienced electricians who showed interest and who were obviously prepared to work hard over three days of intensive training, not to mention homework! Objective number one was achieved with a 100% successful outcome in the exam The second objective is to make the training as worthwhile as possible. This requires as much from the candidates as it does from the tutor and it was great to see the lads get involved especially in the many technical changes that the 18th Edition has introduced. Objective number two achieved!

The third objective might be regarded as the most important of the three. This is simply for all involved in the course to enjoy the time together. I can honestly say that it was a pleasure to provide tutorial support to such a grand group of lads. So from my perspective at least, objective number three achieved!

I am confident that Dowds Group have a team of first class electricians who are now fully up to date with the latest national standard for electrical installations. I wish both them and Dowds Group every success in the future.

We would like to especially thank Mr Lyle Dunn for delivering the course to our electricians and extend our thanks to Training Solutions NI for organising and running 3 successful days of training for our group as always!

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Apprenticeship Scheme

Applications for both our Electrical and Plumbing 2018 Apprenticeship Schemes are now closed .

Our 2019 scheme will open in Spring next year – please see below for details of our application process:

The recruitment process will then be as follows:

  • On receipt of sending your CV we will invite you for an interview and to complete an aptitude test
  • Successful applicants will be invited to carry out a week’s trial on-site in July/August
  • Having passed the trial you will begin your college course and your Dowds Group apprenticeship in September.
  • For more information or to apply for next year please contact hr@dowdsgroup.com

Prior to applying we recommend and encourage you to register with your preferred college to obtain a place on your desired course.