Junior Estimator (Mechanical Bias)

We are seeking to recruit a focused and organised Junior Estimator (Mechanical bias) to join our estimating team within our busy Integrated Services Division.

THE ROLE

  • Prepare enquiries and analyse quotations.
  • Review data and documents like analysis reports, purchase orders and also subcontracts.
  • Prepare and update project estimates.
  • File all relevant documentation such as receipts and purchase orders.
  • Gather information to be used to produce the project estimate.
  • Complete civil and/ or mechanical take offs from first principles.
  • Review ITT Technical & Commercial documentation.
  • Develop professional relationships with individuals within main contractors consulting engineers, quantity surveyors and client bodies.
  • Seek out potential tender opportunities
  • Undertake other general duties as required by the team.

 PERSONAL SPECIFICATION

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience within building services engineering
  • Preference for estimating experience
  • Ability to produce work of a consistently high quality to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to work fast paced and use own initiative.
  • A good eye for detail.
  • Ability to take and follow instructions.

As a junior you will be working toward taking on a portfolio of your own and we would expect you to eventually be able to work the full start to end process (which will include but not be limited to):

  • Managing tender drawings/admin
  • Managing tenders
  • Produce accurate costs, and identify key risks and opportunities to enable effective tender settlements
  • Complete elements of larger / more complex tenders working closely with senior staff
  • Contribute positively to the successful mobilisation of secured contracts
  • Maintain and create strong and positive working relationships with clients

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.

Ductwork Installers

We are seeking to recruit full-time, permanent opportunities for Ductwork Installers to join our Ventilation team and assist in the completion of a number of upcoming projects. Reporting to the site supervisor, you will be responsible for ensuring that all installations are completed in time. We require good quality, reliable and trustworthy duct workers

MAIN DUTIES:

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience.
  • Skill card CSCS/CSR/Safe pass.
  • Competency in general duct fitting.
  • Competency in using relevant hand tools/power tools.
  • Flexible in willing to work across NI, ROI & UK.
  • Trade qualifications related to sheet metal installation DW144.
  • Experience in large scale projects will be beneficial. 
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment.

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 to send a copy of your CV and Covering letter to hr@dowdsgroup.com.

Junior Electrical Contract Manager

We are seeking a Junior Electrical Contract Manager to join our team who will be based on our Ulster University, Belfast contract.

THE ROLE
The basis of this 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 Electrical Contract Manager, the successful candidate will have the following duties:

  • Health & Safety – inductions of personnel onto site, carry out daily briefs, toolbox talks, monitoring & assist writing RAMS, monitoring H&S plan
  • Procurement – monitoring stock of materials, assist site supervisor 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 meeting
  • 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 logbook & operations guide
  • Communication with the Contract Manager is essential – supervision of the site and update reporting directly to the CM
  • Building & maintaining good relationships with the project team from client/end user through to maintenance team


PERSON SPECIFICATION

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience within electrical building services
  • Ability to produce work of a consistently high quality to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent Communication / Negotiation Skills
  • A Proactive Approach and a good eye for detail.
  • Ability to take and follow instructions.

Dowds Group 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: 6th December 2019

Ventilation Contracts Manager

We are seeking to recruit a qualified Ventilation Contracts Manager to join our busy Integrated Services Division.  The opening will be based primarily in Northern Ireland but willingness to travel throughout the rest of the UK & Ireland will be essential. Candidates will be required to efficiently manage ventilation and duct work contracts to a very high standard, and must ensure all management, H&S and administration of contracts are completed to the programme deadlines.

The Role – Main Duties

  • Estimating/ Estimating Assistance – the ability to read and fully understand specifications and drawings (to DW144, TR19, HTM requirements & Dowds Group standards) to enable the extraction of all relevant information for quotation build up.
  • Health & Safety – Production of Contract Risk Assessments and Method Statements, inductions of site personnel, daily briefs, toolbox talks, continual monitoring of contract H&S plans.
  • Procurement – ensure timely procurement and delivery of materials, monitoring stock of materials, overseeing deliveries and appropriate hire goods.
  • Subcontractors – develop supplier base, liaising with sub-contractors, negotiating of rates.
  • Programme – close monitoring of site progress against programme & reporting on same to main contractor / client / Line manager / Director as required.
  • Quality – check sheets, regular inspection on quality of installation on site – ensuring company & industry standards are maintained.
  • Meetings – attend/provide input for progress / technical meetings as required
  • Commissioning/Testing/ Certification – carrying out/organising and/or signing off all required tests & certification, overseeing testing on site to ensure full compliance.
  • Co-Ordination – Ensuring that all services are fully considered through meetings, drawings, onsite measurement all to ensure first time production and installation of duct work.
  • O&M – early production of all relevant information for the operations manual including as installed drawings & all required maintenance information.
  • Communication – with Line Manager / Director is essential throughout the projects as to highlight potential issues early.
  • 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

The Role – General

  • Ongoing mentoring and supervision of your site team to encourage commercial and technical development.
  • Challenge conventional methods of practise in the interest of the Company, encouraging your team to be innovative.
  • Regularly assess the performance of your team, highlighting and dealing with any issues including under performance or additional training requirements.
  • Any other duties as deemed by the Line Manager / Director to be within the scope of your skills

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  • NVQ/C&G Qualifications.
  • Minimum 3 years working within a similar environment.
  • Clean Driving Licence

 

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

  • CSR Gold / Black Card
  • Emergency First Aid
  • IPAF 3a/3b
  • PASMA Combined
  • Experience in estimating

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

The closing date for Applications is Friday 22nd November 2019.

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

Payroll & Accounts Administrator

We are seeking an experienced Payroll & Accounts Administrator to join our team. This full-time post will be based in our Head Office in Ballymoney. The post would be suitable for someone at Assistant Management level and successful candidate will be responsible for meeting deadlines and working efficiently alongside the accounts team.

What will I be doing day to day?

You will be working within a tight-knit Finance team, assisting in the delivery of Payroll,  the Accounts Receivable and Payable functions and contributing to month and year end processes in line with business, corporate and legal requirements and deadlines;

THE ROLE

  • To comply with our standards of service and interact with all clients and employees in a professional and friendly manner
  • Assisting in payroll processing and reconciling labour time sheets
  • Processing of account payables
  • Ensuring accurate follow up of all invoice queries
  • Data processing and inputting data
  • Collate data and create reports of services
  • Dealing with supplier account queries
  • Processing a high volume of invoices through Sage
  • Reconciliation of supplier statements
  • Other accounts & office admin tasks as and when needed
  • Perform any assigned duties required for completion of month-end and year-end closing of the books

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  • 5 years minimum experience in accounts/administration (Essential)
  • Previous experience in Sage & Sage Payroll (Essential)
  • Computer literate with good knowledge in Microsoft Excel & Word (Essential)

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Good knowledge of general accounting procedures in a business setting
  • Ability to produce work of a consistently high quality
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with the internal management of the company from Graduate to Director Level.
  • Ability to work fast paced and unassisted.
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to take and follow instructions.

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

The closing date for Applications is Friday 15th November 2019.

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

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Electrical Contracts Supervisors

We are seeking to recruit qualified Electrical Contracts Supervisors to join our busy M&E Division.  The openings available are based in London (NW9, W10, SW7).  Candidates will be required to supervise the electrical services on site ensuring all management and administration of works are completed to the programme deadline and to the highest standard.

Main Duties

  • Effective daily management of the contract including daily / weekly allocation and supervision of key tasks in line with the Contract Programme.
  • Oversee daily / weekly programming of the contract and organisation of appropriate plant, labour and materials to ensure cost effective utilisation of all resources.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with the client, key suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Effective progress monitoring of the contract to ensure it is running with programme and to budget, highlighting, recording and claiming where appropriate for delays, variations or problems.
  • Assist in the development of valuations with client / suppliers on an agreed timescale to ensure effective cash flow management and accurate WIP.
  • Ongoing liaison with key suppliers, Dowds buying team and contractors to ensure timely supply, delivery and installation of key items and base materials.
  • Represent Dowds at Contract progress meetings.
  • Preparation of contract progress information and cost review meetings for regular in-house meetings with Contract Manager, Dowds Directors and Senior staff.
  • Assist in the management of subcontract costs, including authorisation of sub-contractor payments.
  • Ensure a continued emphasis on Company management systems including promoting high standards of safety and quality with all employees and subcontractors on site.
  • Review and regularly asses your contract team to ensure all site personnel, including subcontractors are working to a high standard and take remedial action if appropriate.
  • Assist in the preparation and handover of operation / maintenance manuals to Clients.

General

  • Ongoing mentoring and supervision of your contracts team to encourage commercial and technical development.
  • Challenge conventional methods of practise in the interest of the Company, encouraging your team to be innovative.
  • Regularly assess the performance of your team, highlighting and dealing with any issues including under performance or additional training requirements.
  • Any other duties as deemed by the Contracts Manager to be within the scope of your skills

Required Criteria

  • NVQ/C&G Qualifications
  • Minimum 2 years site supervision experience
  • Supervision/mentoring of other operatives/apprentices

Desirable

  • 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: 30th November 2018

 

Electrical Design Manager/Trainee Design Manager

We are seeking to recruit a focused and organised Electrical Design Manager/Trainee Design Manager to join our team to work alongside the Senior Design Management team. The post will be based between our offices in Ballymoney and Belfast.

The ideal candidate would be from a current installation or design role wishing to move to a contracting office/site-based role.

THE ROLE

Assist the Electrical Design Managers in:

  • Managing external consultants, main contractors and clients to develop MEP designs within budget and on time.
  • Verification of external consultant’s design’s including detailed analysis of Amtec/Hevacomp (cable distribution) Dialux/Relux (Lighting calculations) and have the ability to carry out self-contained designs of same for development
  • Verification of external Consultants design data including review of Revit models’ outputs in 3D and sectional views.
  • Development of concept designs and management of key deliverables.
  • Attendance and recording minutes at client and design team meetings.
  • Preparation of excel spreadsheets and power point presentations.
  • Develop new and existing business opportunities.

PERSON SPECIFICATION 

Essential

  • Highlighted 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.
  • Client facing attributes and presentation experience will be expected.
  • Have a flexible attitude and be comfortable working on a number of projects simultaneously.
  • HNC /HND in electrical engineering or equivalentOr
  • 3rd Level Electrical Installation Apprenticeship (technical level)
  • 5 years’ experience in an electrical engineering/installation role (including qualifying/apprenticeship).
  • Fully proficient with Microsoft Office suite.

Desirable (not essential)

  • Background knowledge in commercial, industrial, healthcare and/or education sectors with working knowledge of HTM, HBN and Building Bulletin standards preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Dialux/Relux and Revit design software.
  • Experience in delivering projects to BIM level 2.

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

The closing date for Applications is Friday 30th November 2018.