A Warm Dowds Group Welcome!

We would like to give a warm welcome to our new London Operations Manager, Wayne Kemp who will be based in our West Hampstead office.

Wayne will be responsible for the total day-to-day operations of all the London contracts as well as winning new business. He will be developing, implementing, managing and reviewing activities which support the London Unit and the company as a whole. Wayne will be working closely alongside Julian McCamphill our Operations Director to help maintain new and existing clients in London and other parts of the UK.

Wayne Kemp, Dowds Group’s new London Operations Manager

As part of Wayne’s job role, he will be taking on an element of Business Development, using Customer Relationship Management (CRM), he will create a marketing, networking and events plan that underpins the business objectives within the region. Wayne will lead and report on innovative trends and liaise with the leadership group as required. Wayne will work alongside the other Contracts team to contribute to successful tender submissions and negotiations.

We want to wish Wayne all the best with his work alongside Dowds Group!

Site Administrator

Dowds Group are looking for a Site Administrator for a multi-site project in the Downpatrick area. Working directly to the Project Manager & Site Manager you will act as the Site Office Administrator / Document Controller providing all administrative support where required.

This is a busy role in a construction site environment, ideal candidates will need to have excellent administration and organisation skills and a team player.

THE COMPANY

Dowds Group are a national Mechanical, Electrical and Specialist Construction company with over 40 year’s experience delivering quality installations to a diverse range of clients throughout the UK and Ireland.  We have offices in Ballymoney, Belfast and London, and due to continued growth, we are keen to take on new talent to help us expand our operations.

THE ROLE

Duties will include:

  • General admin support to the project delivery team, reporting to the Senior Project Manager
  • Managing and entering contractor time-sheets
  • Arranging and holding site inductions
  • Keeping track of documentation for health and safety and compliance records
  • Printing, copying and scanning site documentation such as drawing
  • Create records, update internal systems and ensure files are up-to-date.
  • Complete O&M manuals

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Ideal candidates will possess the following skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft packages.
  • Experience of construction administration.
  • Team player.
  • CSR card would be advantageous.

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

CLOSING DATE: 31st January 2020

Project Manager – Build Bias

We are seeking a Project Manager – Build Bias to join our team who will be based ­­­on site in the Downpatrick area.

THE COMPANY
Dowds Group are a national Mechanical, Electrical and Specialist Construction company with over 40 year’s experience delivering quality installations to a diverse range of clients throughout the UK and Ireland.  We have offices in Ballymoney, Belfast and London, and due to continued growth, we are keen to take on new talent to help us expand our operations.   The company are looking an experienced Project Manager who is capable of running projects independently from initial design, through to project completion. Competitive salary and package available.

THE ROLE
The role of a Construction Project Manager will involve a variety of tasks including:

  • Complete liaison with Project Director, Site Manager, Project QS and H&S Officer
  • Manage multiple activities and projects at once
  • Overseeing and ensuring all construction activities are on track to be completed to the required standards, in full, on budget and programme
  • Managing the day to day operation from foundations to completion, and the critical paths for labour, materials and plant including material lead times.
  • Driving through quality at every stage of the construction process
  • Ensuring all H&S requirements are being adhered to on site (5-point PPE)
  • Liaison with design team and client
  • Taking responsibility for self-development and the development of others
  • Preparing regular progress reports for project stakeholders
  • Delegating tasks and responsibility throughout the site team
  • Arranging and leading on regular team meetings
  • Keeping up to date with any policy and legislation changes
  • Undertaking site checks to monitor progress
  • Dealing with matters arising from stakeholders such as environmental and local community issues
  • Monitoring budget reports

Planning – From the outset, it is the responsibility of the Construction PM to plan the build process, this means producing relevant Programmes, identifying critical paths and understanding the timing of each stage. Following each phase of the project is essential to ensuring that the project is completed on time.

Resource Allocation – It is the responsibility of the Project Manager to understand what resources are required and when they need to be made available.

Staff Management – The Project Manager will be responsible for allocating tasks to relevant managers. It may mean identifying suitable contractors who can complete project work.

Setting Benchmarks – An integral aspect of the ongoing monitoring of a project is setting benchmarks to monitor progress.

Budget Management – The Project Manager is responsible for the financial planning and monitoring of the project, keeping the team informed of forecasts and changes and managing the scope meticulously.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working as a Project / Contracts Manager on projects £3m +
  • Excellent Construction & Technical knowledge
  • Minimum HND / NVQ level 4 / Foundation Degree
  • Programme management.
  • Practical experience of contract delivery
  • Excellent Communication, Negotiation and influencing Skills
  • Passionate with drive and enthusiasm together with excellent commercial acumen
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to work extended hours / weekends, and travel as required
  • Good Computer Literacy including Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project
  • Hold CSR / CSCS Card, relevant Site Management Card and First Aid
  • Full understanding of current Health & Safety legislation and regulation
  • Relevant Construction Qualification

Desirable Criteria

  • Temporary Works Coordinator
  • IPAF 3A/3B
  • PASMA Combined
  • Security Clearance
  • MCIOB

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

CLOSING DATE: 31st January 2020

Build Site Supervisor

We are seeking a Site Supervisor – Build Bias to join our team who will be based ­­on site in the Downpatrick area.

THE COMPANY
Dowds Group are a national Mechanical, Electrical and Specialist Construction company with over 40 year’s experience delivering quality installations to a diverse range of clients throughout the UK and Ireland.  We have offices in Ballymoney, Belfast and London, and due to continued growth, we are keen to take on new talent to help us expand our operations.   The company are looking an experienced site supervisor to assist the Site Manager in the day to day running and organisation of the project.

THE ROLE

The role of a site supervisor generally involves the management and supervision of a construction site in accordance with health and safety guidelines. It is the responsibility of the site supervisor to assess hazards, determine risks, conduct regular inspections, and maintain a safety programme. The site supervisor will typically work closely with the site manager, who is responsible for organising construction works on site, and report to the project manager.

Site supervisors should have relevant experience in construction, as well as appropriate health and safety training.

The responsibilities of a site supervisor may include:

PERSON SPECIFICATION
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Site supervision role.
  • 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 to be sought

Desirable Criteria

  • Valid CSR Card
  • IPAF 3A/3B
  • PASMA Combined

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

CLOSING DATE: 31st January 2020

Build Site Manager

We’re seeking a Site Manager responsible for overseeing the daily running of build projects for our Build Department. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of several concurrent medium-large contracts throughout NI.

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.

THE COMPANY

Dowds Group are a national Mechanical, Electrical and Specialist Construction company with over 40 year’s experience delivering quality installations to a diverse range of clients throughout the UK and Ireland.  We have offices in Ballymoney, Belfast and London, and due to continued growth, we are keen to take on new talent to help us expand our operations.

THE ROLE

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 Project Manager on the Master Programme and development of stage/section programmes as required.
  • Liaise with the Construction Project 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 to be sought

Desirable Criteria

  • Valid CSR Card
  • IPAF 3A/3B
  • PASMA Combined

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

CLOSING DATE: 31st January 2020

Plumber/Gas Mechanical Service Engineer

We are currently seeking an experienced Plumber/Gas Mechanical Service Engineer to join our busy Integrated Service Division, working within various sites around Northern Ireland.

THE ROLE

To work as part of a dedicated team within Various commercial sites around Belfast and Northern Ireland, Security vetting required. 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 Five-day period, hours negotiable. 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 and Van will be included.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Mechanical/Gas Maintenance Tasks
  • Mechanical/Gas installation Project works
  • Troubleshooting in order to diagnose and correct faults
  • Planned Weekly, Monthly Checks,
  • Meeting Delivery and Quality KPI’s
  • Efficient planning of tasks
  • Procurement of materials
  • Maintaining Working relationship with client site teams
  • Enforce Health & Safety and Housekeeping standards and ensure relevant protocols are followed

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The candidate will have a strong based work knowledge in Mechanical/Gas Maintenance and installation Tasks, 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 Level 3 Qualification or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience within a similar environment
  • Completion of Security Vetting Clearance, to be undertaken along with Dowds and job pending this clearance, willingness to go through this clearance process is essential.

Desirable:

  • CSR Card
  • Access NI
  • Gas Safe Qualification
  • IPAF 3A/3B
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Close proximity to sites around Belfast for 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

CLOSING DATE: 31st January 2020

Multi-Skilled Building Fabric Maintenance Engineer

We are currently seeking an experienced Multi-Skilled Building Fabric Maintenance Engineer to join our busy Integrated Service Division.

THE ROLE

To work as part of a dedicated team within Various commercial sites around Belfast and Northern Ireland, Security vetting required. 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 Five day period, hours negotiable. 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:

  • Building Fabric Maintenance Tasks
  • Planned Weekly, Monthly Checks,
  • Joinery Repairs
  • Meeting Delivery and Quality KPI’s
  • Efficient planning of tasks
  • Procurement of materials
  • Maintaining Working relationship with client site teams
  • Health and Safety consideration

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The candidate will have a strong based work knowledge in Building Maintenance tasks, 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:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience within a similar environment
  • Completion of Security Vetting Clearance, to be undertaken along with Dowds and job pending this clearance, willingness to go through this clearance process is essential.

Desirable:

  • Joinery Qualification
  • CSR Card
  • Access NI Clearance
  • IPAF 3A/3B
  • PASMA Combined
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Close proximity to sites around Belfast for 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

CLOSING DATE: 31st January 2020

Dowds “Lighting” the Way for the Future

Dowds Group have officially confirmed the electrical works for the newly enhanced Ulster University, Belfast campus. This inner-city regeneration project involves the creation of a 75,000 sqm campus which will hold up to 15,000 students and staff. 

The electrical installation for this project is one of Dowds Group’s largest projects to date at a staggering £22M. We have over 100 employees onsite and this isn’t including the specialist sub-contractors that we employ. It is a high-spec design and build project comprising of blocks BC and BD.

This project incorporates 15 storeys with 2 storeys being below ground level. There will be 150 classrooms ranging from seminar rooms to large flat floor lecture theatres. A library and student hub space will be embedded into the facilities to promote learning outside the lectures. Ground floor and library will be publicly accessible and will contain catering facilities, gallery and lecture theatres. The Electrical Services Installation include; High voltage ring including HV transformers, fire detection systems incorporating voice alarm and assistance call systems, standby generator system and UPS system, general/emergency lighting & intelligent lighting control,door access, intercoms and intruder alarm systems, CAT 7 -IT installations, IPCCTV system, energy monitoring, rising busbar and underfloor busbars, public address and induction loops and BMS installation.

This is a very challenging and demanding project along with a very tight programme,installation. We are due to finish all work by December 2020.

Quantity Surveyor (Electrical Bias)

We are seeking to recruit a focused, organised and experienced Quantity Surveyor (Electrical Bias) to join Dowds Group. The position will be based in Ballymoney and Belfast.

THE ROLE:

  • Have contract awareness and mitigate on delays
  • Total financial control of projects including valuations, preparation of / assistance with the evaluation and submission of claims for variation works
  • and cash flow forecasts.
  • Final account negotiation achieving the best possible outcome.
  • Issue sub-contract tender packages and undertake contractual evaluation of the tender returns
  • Negotiating with suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Manage the commercial aspects of subcontract accounts from procurement to interim and final account agreement.
  • Reviewing of contract documents to ensure that the company is protected from onerous terms and conditions.
  • Assisting the proposals team to evaluate risk and opportunity during tender preparation
  • Working with the programmer to assess productivity and measured works
  • Attend post tender and pre-contract meetings.
  • Assess contract risk and work with the site team to develop and manage mitigation plans.
  • Undertake cost to complete reviews with the contract delivery teams.
  • Attend internal and external commercial review meetings.
  • Working with the commercial and operational teams to strive for continuous improvement.
  • Maximising value and minimising cost, ensuring that appropriate controls are in place to monitor and manage the operating cost base.

 PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Mechanical & Electrical experience would be ideal but not essential
  • Be able to organise yourself and others workload
  • Be proactive in your approach
  • An excellent communicator
  • A high level of diplomacy and customer focus
  • The ability to anticipate problems and ensure early intervention
  • Demonstrable experience of dealing with multiple clients, forms of contract and methods of measurement
  • An industry applicable ONC/HNC/BSc equivalent
  • Commercial and contractual awareness with a proven track record of success
  • A good level of competency of Microsoft packages
  • Self-motivation, passion and a driven ‘can do’ attitude

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 your CV and covering letter to: hr@dowdsgroup.com

CLOSING DATE: 17th January 2020