Careers

Build your career with Dowds…

We recognise that our employees are our most valuable asset and as such we  don’t just fill vacancies, we make a commitment to invest in our staff and build careers.  This is displayed by our impressive staff retention levels, with over a quarter of our staff having 10 years + service, in fact the many of our Senior Management joined the company as trainees!!

As a growing company we are always interested in hearing from new talent who want to build their career with Dowds Group – while we will advertise specific job posts on this page we are also happy to receive CV’s – just complete the form below or email hr@dowdsgroup.com

In particular we would like to hear from:

  • Electrical Estimators
  • Electrical Bid Managers
  • Electrical Contracts Managers
  • Mechanical Contracts Managers
  • M&E Design Managers

Upload your CV here…

Subject

 

Mechanical Contract Manager – London

We are seeking a Mechanical Contracts Manager based in North London. The successful candidate will have responsibility for the management of large-scale mechanical installation contracts.

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 Operations Manager, the successful candidate will have the following duties:

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

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum 2 years experience in Contract Management
  • Mechanical Qualification
  • Good Mechanical Knowledge
  • Excellent Communication / Negotiation Skills
  • A Proactive Approach
  • Ability to work extended hour / weekends, as required

To Apply

If interested, please send your CV and covering letter to hr@dowdsgroup.com

The closing date for Applications is 29th January 2018.

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Apprenticeship Scheme

We run an annual Apprenticeship Scheme for both Mechanical & Electrical apprentices.

We are no longer accepting CVs for the 2017 Apprenticeship Scheme.

The recruitment process begins in May/June each year and is as follows:

  • On receipt of your CV we will invite you for interview and to complete an aptitude test
  • Successful applicants will be invited to do a week’s trail 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 via CV 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.

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