IMS Co-Ordinator

We are seeking for an Integrated Management Systems Coordinator to join our busy teams. This position will be based in our Head Office in Ballymoney.

THE ROLE

The post holder will be responsible for the continual improvement development, co-ordination and management of the Integrated Management Systems. They will be responsible for ensuring that it remains effective and efficient and that it continues to meet the requirements of the business and ISO standards 9001,14001, and OHSAS18001 with 45001 migration. The post holder will develop and co-ordinate IMS documentation, perform the role of Internal Auditor and actively assist with the training and promotion of the IMS System, processes and procedures to all staff.

Reports to: Safety, Health & Environmental Manager and indirectly to the Quality Manager.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Predominantly based in our Ballymoney HQ, the post will require occasional travel to our various sites and there may be some scope to work from our Belfast office
  • Actively develop current systems ensuring continual improvement, efficiency and effectiveness.  
  • Provide effective and efficient management of the Company’s IMS Documentation including all Logs and Registers (e.g. Legal Compliance Registers)
  • Co-ordinate IMS documentation through the Company’s current document control system ensuring maintenance of up to date information and archiving of historical information.
  • Assist the SHE and Quality Manager’s with timely changes to documentation, ensuring all changes are recorded through the Company’s document control process.
  • Assist the SHE and Quality Manager’s in producing regular compliance reports (e.g. Accident/KPI/Customer Satisfaction, Management Review, Quarterly Director reports)
  • Ensure employees are kept up to date with IMS system amendments.
  • Undertake induction training for staff on procedures and actively promote awareness of the importance of the Company’s IMS Standards.
  • Co-ordinate and assist with the completion of internal audits including site-based IMS compliance audits.
  • Monitor IMS policies and assist with keeping them up to date
  • Assist SHE Manager in the provision and maintenance of records (e.g. Accidents, Incidents, Safety Alerts/Fliers, HSE Visits, VDU Assessments)
  • Ensure certification and licenses required for Waste providers are accurate and up to date (including documentation at Company offices)
  • Assist Site/Design management teams with the compilation of BREAAM documentation
  • Maintain relevant IMS control procedures in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015, OHSAS 18001 (currently in transition to ISO 45001).
  • Be aware of and comply with the Company’s Health & Safety Policy.
  • Fulfil company CPD requirements undertaking all relevant training and development activities as required.

The above list is not exhaustive, and the post holder may be required to take on other duties and responsibilities for the effective and efficient performance of this role.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience within a SHEQ environment (construction preferred but not essential)
  • Can demonstrate previous experience in successfully managing and developing management systems, preferably to the following certification standards ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 (ISO 45001)
  • NEBOSH certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (construction preferred but not essential)
  • Internal Auditor training
  • Current driving licence
  • 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.
  • Fully proficient with Microsoft Office suite.

Desirable Criteria

  • NEBOSH environmental certificate
  • Experienced in SHEQ software/digitised systems
  • Experienced in delivering training

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

Closing Date: Friday 6th March

To apply please send a copy of your CV and Cover Letter to hr@dowdsgroup.com

Electrical Maintenance Engineer

We are currently seeking an experienced Electrical 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 and Van will be included.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Electrical Maintenance Tasks
  • Electrical 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 Electrical 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:

  • 18th Edition
  • Testing and Inspection Certificate
  • 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
  • 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: 14th February 2020

Receptionist & Travel Coordinator

We are seeking a Receptionist & Travel Coordinator to join our team who will be based in our Ballymoney Head Office.

THE ROLE
The purpose of this role is to be the first point of contact for visitors or those calling the office and be responsible for organising company travel, maintaining external supplier relationships and providing our colleagues with an efficient and cost-effective service

The successful candidate will have the following duties:

Reception Duties

  • Providing high quality and professional office hospitality to visitors
  • To maintain a high standard in personal appearance and demeanour
  • Meeting Room/Catering Management
  • Answering and efficiently transferring incoming calls
  • Receiving and distributing incoming post and deliveries
  • Stationery, uniform and sundry orders
  • Maintenance of phone lists

Travel Coordinator

  • To be responsible for the process of travel co-ordination
  • To arrange travel – including flights, trains, accommodation, car parking and car hire
  • To develop, implement and maintain effective and efficient administrative systems
  • Research optimal travel options and regularly check and compare offers
  • To maintain relationships with external suppliers
  • Adhere to and enforce Company Travel Policy
  • Assist with ad hoc projects
  • Provide administrative support back up on ad-hoc basis as required

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Previous Reception Experience
  • Travel Booking Experience Desirable although training will be provided
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Application, including Internet and Email
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with internal and external customers 
  • 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. 

To apply please send a copy of your CV and Covering letter to: hr@dowdsgroup.com

CLOSING DATE: 14th February 2019

Intermediate Quantity Surveyor

We are seeking to recruit a Quantity Surveyor for a substantial construction scheme in NI.

THE ROLE:

The successful candidate will be responsible for –

  • The preparation, submission and agreement of Valuations, Variations, Day works and Final Accounts with the Client’s consultants.
  • Sub-Contractor accounts including site measurement, Payment and Pay Less notices and the agreement of Final accounts.
  • Liaising with the Contracts Manager in the procurement of Sub-Contractor packages and the preparation of the Sub-Contract documents.
  • Supporting the site team in monitoring the progress of the works.
  • Preparation and submission of contractual notices and / or correspondence to both the Client and Sub-Contractors
  • Preparation of cash flows and monthly cost reports, including monitoring of expenditure.
  • Attending progress and technical meetings.
  • Assessing risk and working with the site team to develop and manage mitigation plans.
  • Working with the commercial and operational teams to strive for continuous improvement.
  • Liaising with the Quantity Surveying Manager in the review of contractual documentation.
  • Working with the Client’s team in the preparation of budgets.

 THE CANDIDATE:

The successful candidate should –

  • Hold a recognised professional qualification.
  • Have at least 5 years experience working for a Main Contractor.
  • Have a detailed knowledge of the construction process and the trades involved.
  • Be contractually aware and knowledgeable in the various forms of contract.
  • Be computer literate.
  • Be self-motivated, able to work independently and manage their time effectively.
  • Be proactive in your approach
  • Have the communication skills and diplomacy necessary for dealing with clients.
  • Have the ability to anticipate problems and have good problem solving skills.

The successful candidate will report directly to the Quantity Surveying Department Manager. They will be primarily site based for this initial scheme.

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

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 timesheets
  • 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.

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

To apply please send a copy of your CV and Covering letter to: hr@dowdsgroup.com

CLOSING DATE: 4th March 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, 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 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.

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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, IP CCTV system, energy monitoring, rising bus bar 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 a copy of your CV and Covering letter to hr@dowdsgroup.com.

Deadline – Friday 17th January 2020