Estimator - Manchester - Contract - Rail Role Definition This individual will be working closely with all other disciplines throughout the company to ensure that high quality consistent Signalling estimates are produced. They will work closely with Project Manager & the Bid Manager on larger bids and in parallel be producing smaller estimates and variations to existing contracts. The job covers the collation and checking of estimates from multidisciplinary teams which are to be prepared in all offices. This role takes guidance from and reports to the Estimating Manager. Key Accountabilities Responsible for the effective management of all their allocated estimates from initial enquiry through to submission of final offer, including determination of the appropriate structure of the estimate. Involvement in each estimate will be determined by the size of project ie small tenders will require the physical production of costs, prices using RIB. Large schemes require close liaison with the Project Manager. The Estimator, however, remains responsible for managing the pricing process; evaluating, assessing and co-ordinating inputs from all other costing disciplines, ensuring high levels of consistency and quality. Input and direction into the project plan, and the establishment of the appropriate pricing structure aligning with the company Work Breakdown Structure and financial Tender Template. There will be involvement in tender pricing presentations to the board and the client as required. There will be involvement in subsequent negotiations with the client encompassing financial and commercial considerations. Measures A good grounding in the requirements for engineering activities, customer, national and international standards and procedures as part of the overall project life cycle. Experience in the development and implementation of project delivery programmes. Strong computing skills especially regarding databases and MSExcel. Financially and commercially aware. Specific Skills/Tasks Essential: Must be flexible and able to work under own initiative with minimal support. May be expected to work irregular hours depending on the requirements for each bid. Travel will be required between company offices. Be able to communicate programme and risk related issues to the bid planner. - Knowledge of the risk management process, likelihood, probabilities and how to tackle commercial risk and opportunities as well as understanding risk modelling is desirable but not a pre-requisite for the role. Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products especially Excel and Word. Knowledge of proprietary estimating systems is a distinct advantage although Training in RIB (Estimating Software) will be provided. Appreciation of Railway Safety rules will be an advantage, but training will be provided - ie Site based experience, knowledge of Personal Track Safety and the Railway Rule Book would be desirable however some knowledge of Railway Safety systems is a must. Desirable: A minimum of 2 years experience within engineering teams in a main line or metro project delivery company for the design period of the project life cycle. Willingness to travel to other offices and possible Client offices. The ability to work alone in a high pressure environment. Strong customer focused skills, understanding that we are the face the client sees. Minimum of HNC or HND. Signalling Design and/or Systems Engineering experience, preferably with large signalling schemes. Comfortable with operating at a senior level as part of the Tender and Estimating Team. Please apply with CV, or contact Craig
Position: Systems Designer Location: Birkenhead, Merseyside. Salary: Up to £40,000 depending on experience Benefits: 25 days holiday, contributory pension plan and private medical after qualifying service
The company: Our client is a rapidly expanding Financial/Marketing Services company based on the Wirral.
Due to the continued expansion of the IT Development Department, they now have a vacancy for a Systems Designer, to be based at Birkenhead.
The successful candidate will be responsible for: •Gathering, documenting and agreeing requirements with the Business to develop new and existing systems. These systems will be a mixture of web and more traditional batch processing and data input systems so a good all round knowledge of each of these is required. •Using the company’s methodology to gather and document the requirements using standard documentation, and ensure accurate version control •Obtaining User sign-off for requirements and ensure the solution put forward will match the business expectations •Delivering design specifications that ensure the solutions are robust and fully supported and fit for purpose. •Developing close working relationships with Business Users, Developers and the Test Team.
To be successful in this role, it is essential that the successful candidate will have: •A full appreciation and experience of UML and the ability to produce documentation for the following:- Business requirements catalogue; use cases; service specifications; business service documentation and object model.
Candidates must also be able to demonstrate experience on web application design and also have the ability to work on design of business applications. They must also be able to work under their own supervision, and ensure that deliverables are available on time and to agreed level of detail. Ideally, the successful candidate will also have a technical background, and have knowledge of full project lifecycle from a development perspective.
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From £35,000 to £55,000 per year + Overtime +Expenses+ Pension
Based on Nuclear Power Stations throughout the UK primarily Heysham. Key Responsibilities • Procure spares, materials, engineering services, tools and equipment for day to day working and long term specialist projects. • Support Procurement Department with technical specifications and quotations. • Design of specialist tooling to carry out work. • Liaise with medium/large machine shops carrying out engineering solutions for components removed during outage programmes. • Supply of one off and batch components requiring knowledge of turning, milling, boring grinding and other machine shop techniques (including CNC). • Design and procurement of gasket sealing materials, graphite, shaft and gland sealing, ‘O’ rings etc. • Maintain Design and Procurement in-house drawing system.
Skills and Experience • Knowledge of modern 660mw turbine materials and components for high pressure and high temperature applications and their procurement. • Knowledge of bolt tensioning methods including induction heating, hydraulic tensioning and bolt stretch measurement for high temperature fasteners. • Awareness of laser cutting, water jetting, forging, casting and their limitations for solving engineering problems. • Self-driven, flexible and highly motivated with an understanding of planning, purchasing, quality control and reporting processes. • Excellent communication skills. • Computer literate with the ability to use applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Autocad. • Experience of EDF work management system for spares control would be advantageous
Formal Qualifications • OND/ONC or equivalent in engineering discipline.
Engineering Director Cheshire c£75k - £90k + generous benefits
Our client is the market leader in manufacturing a diverse range of safety critical monitoring systems and solutions for supply to customers throughout the world. As a result of continued success and an ongoing programme of strategic growth, they are now seeking to recruit a dynamic, proactive and considerably experienced Engineering Director to complement their established and successful team.
Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will be tasked with providing technical leadership, control and inspiration to the organisation in order to drive the company forward in obtaining its strategic and commercial objectives. With a committed business plan to grow the company into a £75m group by 2019, this is not a role for the faint hearted, and with other exciting and challenging milestones also in mind including aiming to become the Best Company (Sunday Times*) to work for in the UK and to continue to evolve as a pioneering organisation that is a leader, not only in its technical field but in all aspects of the operation of a modern business, this will push even the most experienced of engineering professionals to their limits.
You will be responsible for providing technical leadership in support of the company strategy whilst planning and controlling the new product development and product implementation processes, and overseeing the group International Certification and Approvals programme whilst ensuring the programme is a commercial weapon in the company armoury rather than perceived as a restrictive burden. Additionally you will ensure the delivery of new product developments on schedule and on-budget, to a commercial plan and with market-driven specifications and will ensure this process is accurately communicated throughout the company and its wider stakeholders.
Additionally you will both manage and introduce systems to ensure a smooth process of new product introduction and implementation throughout the company and its partners whilst providing inspirational and effective leadership in ensuring that the company works with and applies new technologies that will have a major commercial impact in the near future. Ultimately you will be focussed on ensuring profitability and being recognised as the leader in their specialist yet competitive market through a range of differentiated products and services and basically being better and different from the rest of the market.
This is an exceptional opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced Engineering Director to progress their career within a progressive, dynamic, customer committed and diverse organisation offering variety, stability and a generous remuneration package for a similarly professional individual. Contact Premier Technical Recruitment on [contact details removed] or email your cv in the strictest confidence to [contact details removed] for further details and a confidential discussion regarding your suitability and experience for the position.
We can offer a challenging and rewarding working culture, competitive salary and benefits which include healthcare, pension scheme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, share purchase plan, flexible benefits, professional development and bonus scheme.
Kimberly-Clark is one of the world’s most successful FMCG companies, with Globally-recognised brands such as Andrex® and Kleenex.® Our goal is to be one of the best in the world in terms of people, products and profitability.
Our facility sits at the fringe of the Lake District and has good transport links for exploring the local area.
We have an opportunity for a talented individual to join the team at our manufacturing site in Cumbria as an Electrical Engineer. In this role you will work with a team of technicians to provide specialist engineering support for manufacturing operations, ensuring that it is operated at optimum efficiency. You will also manage projects within budgetary constraints to initiate and provide solutions for the design, development and operation of manufacturing and supporting processes.
Your relevant experience as an engineer in a fast moving environment ideally combined with an electrical engineering degree will enable you to apply engineering principles in a logical manner to solve problems. Training will be provided to develop your knowledge of specific engineering and manufacturing systems and tools, therefore applicants from outside the paper industry will be considered.
Whatever your industry background we seek a goal orientated and hands on approach that will ensure that you are able to perform in our results driven and fast paced environment.The capacity to grow and develop within the business and the flexibility to move to new roles or projects as appropriate will be a key attribute.
To apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter by email. Closing date for applications: Friday 21st March 2014
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Software Engineer / Developer to start at the beginning of this company’s expansion into the UK and Europe market, with over 60% market share in the USA they have a clear growth strategy. With all the agility and freedom of a small organisation (without the politics) and the security and comfort of a global player you will be a key player in the technology landscape. Rising in the business quickly as the team expands under / around you. Career progression is guaranteed.
As a Software Engineer your duties will include: • Project managing your workload; • Freedom to explore new technologies and bring vision • Collaborative team working with other experienced developers in house and in the US; • Delivering innovative technical solutions; • Development of a core Enterprise application; • Learning Mobile applications development, unless you have previous.
As an accomplished Software Engineer / Developer you will working with a small friendly team to create ‘big solutions’ that are scalable. Developing using best practice you will be building systems from the ground up so they can be deployed to the new and existing UK clients. With a passion and desire to want to learn you, will fit in perfectly.
The ideal Software Engineer will have the following skills and experiences: • Have a background in ANY of the following PHP, Java, .NET, C#, C++, Perl or similar; • Good solid OO programming skills are essential; • Know Ruby on rails (RoR) developer; • Be comfortable cross training from any OO language.
In return you will receive a higher than average salary of £35,000 - £45,000 plus onsite parking and excellent benefits.
The first stage of the application process is to apply online.
From £18,000 to £18,000 per year + c£18k p.a. + benefits
HR Systems Support Officer
Salary: c£18k p.a. + benefits Hours: 36.25 per week Ref: PFPAD17401 Closing date: 10th March 2014 Location: Preston
Places for People is one of the largest property management, development, regeneration and leisure companies in the UK. We own or manage over 148,000 homes and have assets of more than £3billion.
About the job
You will support the HR systems administrator to ensure all HR systems are developed, monitored and reviewed to enable the HR strategy to meet business objectives in line with HR policies and procedures and with consideration to current employment legislation and best practice.
This is a fixed term contract expected to last until 31st March 2015 and may be considered as an internal secondment opportunity. If you are interested in taking this up as a secondment opportunity please ensure that you seek approval from your current Line Manager before applying.
Who we’re looking for
Do you consider yourself a positive, energetic person?
Here at Places for People we are looking for someone who is as spirited as we are about delivering great customer service. It is our passionate approach that has made us one of the largest and most innovative property management companies in the UK.
The ideal candidate will have a blend of customer service skills and technical ability. You will have strong I.T. and analytical skills including intermediate/advanced Excel skills with experience of working with database systems. It is imperative that you are an effective team player and understand what elements are required to deliver a first class customer experience.
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Position: Web Systems and Devops Administrator Location: Office based, North Manchester, 2 mins from M60 Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 dependent on experience and skills.
Our client provides key marketing and technology tools on an international scale to both suppliers and distributors operating in the promotional merchandise industry, catering to over 3000 customers in our 10 countries. With offices in UK, USA and Canada. Their UK office specialises in media, marketing and technology solutions for the development of the promotional product and print industries, offering a market leading and internationally acclaimed collection of technology tools and marketing/publishing services designed to help grow sales and profits of promotional product suppliers and distributors. These tools include Exhibitions, Catalogues, Search Portals, Magazines, Websites and Business Management Software. The head office is located in Manchester along with a full technical support team in Sheffield.
They are looking for a Web Systems and Devops Administrator based in Manchester. To join a web software development team and complement existing systems and IT administration.
The role:- •To develop and support the live hosting and development environments and tools for the company’s applications.
Main duties and responsibilities: •To ensure that the live and development systems are monitored and maintained with high availability, adequate capacity and kept secure •Maintain and further develop the CI and deployment processes •Set up development, test and staging environments as required. •Plan and liaise with the Systems Development Manager, systems administration and IT. Introduce or migrate to new or improved systems and architectures •Support the database systems and carry out operations as required •System and application configuration •Support the issue tracking and monitoring systems •To work with your colleagues in a positive and productive way
Competencies required:- •Experience of supporting Windows and Linux servers •Experience with traditional, cloud and VM hosting •Experience with MySQL essential •Experience with Jenkins or similar CI environment beneficial
Qualifications required:- •Experience and competency is more important than specific qualifications
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Location: North West Region Servicing the Surrounding areas
Salary: Negotiable / Bonus System also in Place
Our client, a leading Fire Alarm / Intruder Company, requires engineers for an exciting expansion program for 2014.
Our client is looking for qualified, experienced engineers with good communication skills and able to think independently. The role will incorporate fault-finding, test, repair and Maintenance of various fire and Intruder Alarms, CCTV, Access, and Extinguishers.
Applicants with related experience in these systems will be considered and can secure an excellent remuneration package, career progression and job stability in one of the most respected independent installers in the UK.
Please apply online with your CV and covering letter.
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QA Manager Responsible for: • The day to day supervision of the Quality Control Department • Ensuring that QA/QC systems are adhered to • Liaising with production, procurement, projects and QA Departments regarding quality control and inspection requirements • Inspections at nominated sub-contractors • Participation during internal and external audits • Ensuring that weld procedure and welder qualification register is updated • Production of process control and inspection documentation as required
From a fabrication and welding background the successful candidate will ideally possess: • A working knowledge of ISO9001 Quality Management Systems • Supervisory experience • QC/Inspection experience • A understanding of NDT techniques • A understanding of coating systems i.e. painting and galvanising • Ability to use computers and IT
A qualification in any of the above would be a distinct advantage however we are prepared to provide training and development to the right candidate.
Please forward your C.V. to:- Mr Kelly Scott – Works Director
A growing structural engineering consultancy have an immediate vacancy for an experienced Structural Engineering Technician within their busy design office.
They are working with Developers, Architects and Contractors across a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial building projects, they are well-regarded and ambitious and they are looking to recruit a Structural CAD Technician to join their growing dynamic team.
The successful candidate will be engaged in the preparation of technical drawings in support of the delivery of a wide variety of projects.
- Preparation of general arrangement and detailed drawings for building and civil engineering structures in AutoCAD in general construction, steel structures and reinforced concrete. - Produce CAD drawings, support and help to improve drawing and information production and quality systems. - Ensure that the technical content of all work carried out is correct and completed in accordance within agreed timescales and budgets. - Undertake site survey work and inspections
HNC/ HND in Civil Engineering or 5 years relevant experience.
Be interested and committed to work towards a recognised professional qualification and membership of appropriate professional body.
They are committed to continued professional development; they would be pleased to support the successful candidate through further education and professional development to ultimately achieve professional qualifications.
- Highly proficient in AutoCAD to produce detailed construction drawings. - Demonstrable experience in reinforced concrete detailing, structural steelwork detailing and general building construction detailing. - Experience of using CADS-RC would be an advantage, but not essential. - Computer literate with good understanding of Microsoft Office. - Knowledge of BIM and experience in the use of Revit would be an advantage, but not essential.
There is excellent progression available for the right candidates.
They offer an attractive package of basic salary plus bonus scheme, including mobile phone, private health care and child care voucher scheme.