Mechanical Contracts Manager

We are seeking a Mechanical Contracts Manager for our Integrated Services Department.  The successful candidate will have responsibility for the management of several concurrent medium-large contracts based in Northern Ireland and The Mainland.

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.

This position is based in our Belfast office and is permanent full time.

Reports to: Divisional Manager

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will be responsible for –

  • 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 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.

Essential Criteria

The successful candidate should have –

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Contract Management
  • Mechanical Qualification
  • Good Mechanical Knowledge of  Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation & AC systems
  • Excellent Communication / Negotiation Skills
  • A Proactive Approach
  • Ability to work extended hour / weekends, as required

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 Cover Letter to hr@dowdsgroup.com

Closing Date: Friday 18th September 2020

Ventilation Estimator

Dowds Group are seeking to recruit a Ventilation Estimator to join our busy teams. In what will be a fast-paced and challenging role, the Ventilation Estimator will be joining an ambitious company boasting impressive year on year growth and a reputation for providing first class product training and professional growth for their people.

Specialising in high quality ventilation systems, this business designs and installs a wide variety of products and the Ventilation Estimator will work as part of a dedicated team to deliver commercial estimates for the mechanical team and report directly to line manager.

The position will be permanent full-time, based in Northern Ireland-Offices located in Ballymoney and Belfast and may be required to work between offices as demand dictates.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will be responsible for –

  • Day to day delivery of commercial estimating needs of the mechanical ventilation team
  • Interpret mechanical drawings and specifications
  • Reviewing tender enquiry documents and schedules
  • Ensure accurate estimates and tenders are produced in a timely fashion
  • Liaise and work closely with the sales team, contracting team, clients and suppliers
  • Collate and prepare accurate quotations for submission
  • Record, measure and take-off quantities
  • Contract Support/Administration as required
  • Financial recording and analysis of Contracts

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.

Essential Criteria

The successful candidate should have –

  • Technical competency, with a good understanding of mechanical installation methods and pricing
  • 3+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in an estimating capacity
  • Basic understanding of CAD/Revit products
  • Understanding of the principles of HVAC design
  • Ability to work to strict and tight deadlines
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

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 Cover Letter to hr@dowdsgroup.com

Closing Date: Friday 18th September 2020

Mechanical & Electrical Design Managers

We are seeking to recruit Mechanical and Electrical Design Managers to join our team.  We are open to discussion with all levels of experience – if interested please contact us for more information on the posts.

Desirable Criteria

•  Minimum HNC /HND in building services engineering or equivalent.
•  Fully proficient with Microsoft Office suite.
•  Membership of CIBSE / IHEEM preferred but not essential.  
•  Working knowledge of IES and Revit design software.

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 Cover Letter to hr@dowdsgroup.com

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

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

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