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

Financial Accountant

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Financial Accountant who can support the development and delivery of robust finance systems and controls.

The preferred candidate needs to demonstrate the ability to build robust accounting and cost control processes, and be an active member of the operational delivery team reporting to the Finance Manager/Company Secretary.


  • Preparation of monthly management accounts from trial balance and variance analysis reporting
  • Creating and maintaining cost centre budgets and controls
  • Complete monthly detailed balance sheet reconciliation and full control account reviews
  • Oversee the month-end close and complete monthly balance sheet reconciliation, including key control account reconciliations (e.g. Sales, Bank, Purchase, VAT, Payroll).
  • Oversee all nominal ledger journals, including validation of all postings with backup reconciliations where required.
  • Oversee the Procure to Pay process, proactively contribute to the ongoing development and improvement of the workstream, including processes & controls and reporting requirements.
  • Oversee bank reconciliations and supplier payment process.
  • Ensuring accuracy from Sage and data collection systems 
  • Preparation of draft annual statutory account
  • Provide mentoring and support to other finance team members and help assist as necessary in other aspects of the finance functions (purchase ledger, sales ledger, payroll).

Essential Criteria

  • Education: Degree and qualified accountancy certification (e.g. CIMA, ACCA)
  • Experience – minimum 3 years in a senior role
  • Advanced MS Excel skills.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal organizational and communication skills.
  • Analytical approach to decision making
  • Possess the ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • Possess strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to use initiative

Desirable Criteria

  • Ideally have some industry experience in Construction or in Project Accounting 
  • Sage 200 or similar package experience

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: Tuesday 24th March

To apply please send a copy of your CV and Cover Letter to

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 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.


  • 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.


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

Intermediate Quantity Surveyor

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


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 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

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.


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.


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:

CLOSING DATE: 4th March 2020


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