Senior Buyer – Materials

Position: Senior Buyer – Materials

Location: Preston with flexible working

Salary: Up to £48k (Neg DOE), car/allowance and excellent benefits package

The Role: Our Client is looking to strengthen their Procurement team with a Senior Buyer (Materials) for their Advance Plus Framework. They are part of the Advance Plus JV that will deliver a range of construction schemes to maintain and improve United Utilities water supply and wastewater treatment works within the Northwest region.

The Joint Venture has been set up specifically to execute the 5-year (2020 – 2025) AMP7 capital delivery framework. They will be delivering a programme of works up to £500m over the 5-year period consisting of both heavy civil engineering and mechanical and electrical activities.

Based at the Preston office you will be responsible for providing procurement and supply chain activities in line with company and client policies and procedures.

Responsibilities: You will report directly to the Supply Chain Manager and the responsibilities will include:

Efficient & effective day to day management of supply chain in support of Programme and Site requirements for goods and services.

Promote Programme Level Procurement (including enhanced and consistent governance, supply chain assessment and SRM)

Promote & develop long term value adding collaborative relationships with the supply chain and in doing so facilitate expert early supply chain involvement

Development and execution of category strategy and supplier development plans.

Develop and embed, procurement Frameworks & Subcontracts to providing end to end Supply Chain advice, sourcing, supply assurance, delivery, supply chain management and tasking against requirements.

Prepare, develop and monitor Project and Regional level Procurement Plans.

Collaboratively develop/prepare and issue tender packages with key stakeholders to ensure alignment of targets, improve supplier performance, and implement continuous improvement plans.

Take ownership for the negotiation of commercial terms, conditions and levels of service (including KPI’s) with suppliers.

Ensure compliance with process, governance and controls as agreed in the Procurement Rules.

Address and resolve issues that arise internally and externally, being the primary escalation point for day-to-day issues and personally handling the most complex enquires.

Mentor, coach and support junior members of the team.

Collaborate with peers to develop and enhance value, systems, process, and best practice sharing to help our client achieve best in class performance and bring consistency to sourcing activities.

Establish and develop excellent working relationship with the Client, Customers, Suppliers, internal functions and other relevant external bodies.

Work with the SHEQ team to ensure the supply chain meets its Health and Safety obligations and carries out commensurate corrective action where necessary.

Develop in-depth knowledge of IFS and work towards becoming the Procurement owner and champion for the system.

Support with any requirements from internal and external audits where required.

Harnessing innovative solutions from existing and future supply chain partners.

Undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required, and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this role.

Ensure your own continuous professional development by participating in external networking/conferences/associations/groups/training, to stay current on industry changes and innovations.

Skills/Experience: Confident in communicating, influencing and building relationships with cross-functional colleagues, suppliers and business stakeholders.

Be a self-starter and be able to represent the procurement function.

Proven track record for coaching

Commercially astute

Networking and business influence

Carry out your Purchasing duties in-line with the CIPS Ethical Policy

Microsoft suite of products proven track record

Develop and maintain close working relationship with all key stakeholders

Experience in a procurement role within the Construction/Utilities Experience.

Desirable: Professional qualification to degree level, preferably in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Economics, Procurement or related field.

Construction/Utilities Technical Qualification

MCIPS or willing to work towards

Packages include: A competitive salary

25 days holiday + Bank Holidays (with an additional 5 days available to buy)

Contribution Pension scheme

Life Assurance

Health Insurance

Private medical Insurance

And many more benefits including – cycle to work scheme, discounts and savings Hub, kids pass etc

Key Words

Buyer

Buying

Procurement

Supply Chain

Category Strategy

Supplier Development

Supply Assurance

Tender Packages

Supplier Performance

Commercial Terms

CIPS

Logistics

Construction

Materials

Utilities

Water Industry

Water Sector

Water Treatment

Wastewater

Sewage

Engineering

Health & Safety Advisor

Position: Health & Safety Advisor

Location: Preston (Regular visits to the North West)

Salary Guide: £40,000 – £45,000 (negotiable DOE) plus excellent benefits package

The Role:

To support Senior members of the H&S Team, regional management teams, construction managers and site teams on the requirements for implementing the health and safety management system. You will support the delivery of SHEQ objectives for the client and work with the operational teams to deliver on key requirements of the SHEQ Strategic Plan.

You will be involved in all stages of the project including design and planning, working with key contract figures to manage health and safety risks appropriately with a focus on risk elimination.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the Head of SHEQ and SHEQ Manager in undertaking their duties.
  • Aid the on-going development and maintenance of the ADP SHEQ Strategic Plan in line with corporate practices and contractual obligations.
  • Promote exceptional safety standards to the direct and subcontracted work force.
  • Provide support to JV project teams on the implementation of H&S guidance and best practice.
  • Provide support to Project teams in the development of H&S Plans.
  • Assist the Project Teams and employees with the preparation of risk assessments and identification of suitable control measures, as and when required.
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with the Policies and Procedures and applicable Health and Safety Legislation.
  • Carry out systematic audits and inspections of construction sites, mobile workplaces, offices and other workplaces to verify compliance with the legislative requirements and compliance with the requirements of the health and safety management systems.
  • Prepare reports of audits and inspection reports with findings and actions required.
  • Resolution of identified non-conformances.
  • Monitor the satisfactory resolution of health and safety issues. Liaise with Operations to ensure actions arising are closed out in a timely manner and feed back into management review meetings
  • Prepare monthly reports of key findings and trends.
  • Support the Quality Manager to review and validate monthly SHEQ data.
  • Investigate accidents and incidents to identify the root cause and learning points.
  • Prepare accident / incident investigation reports.
  • Support the development and maintenance of the safety-related documentation, e.g. manuals, procedures, guidance notes and forms.
  • Support the integration of safety, quality, environmental and other management systems, where appropriate.
  • Support the development of safety policies.
  • Participate in H&S working groups / forums as required.
  • Provide input and review of pre-qualification, tender and SHEQ award submissions.
  • Liaise with subcontractors and support the assessment of suppliers and subcontractor’s safety arrangements, as required.
  • Attend and participate in Client-led industry best practice forums.
  • Promote a positive health and safety culture where employees are encouraged to report unsafe acts
  • Implementation of safe working practices by subcontractors.
  • Maintaining health and safety records for delegated areas for:
  • Accident / incident records
  • Maintain a positive and solution-oriented approach to work, providing open and honest feedback.
  • Undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required, and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this role.
  • In all internal and external contact, present a professional and positive image of the department and SMB as well as maintaining mutually constructive, positive and beneficial relationships.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • 4 years’ experience in H&S Role
  • Corporate Membership of IOSH
  • Strong background in safety management and experience in a similar role
  • Experience of managing safety officers and advisors.
  • Ability to set SMART objectives and monitor the implementation of these objectives.
  • Solid understanding of the requirements of BS OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001

Package includes:

  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Contribution Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Agile Working
  • Health and Private medical Insurance
  • Many more benefits including – cycle to work scheme, discounts savings Hub, kids pass etc.

Procurement Data Analyst

Position: Procurement Data Analyst

Location: Manchester/Hybrid Working

Salary Guide: £24,000 – £27,000

Our client is a large Engineering Contractor who is looking to strengthen their Procurement team with an Data Analyst. Based from the Manchester office you will support the business unit by assisting the procurement team with cost analysis, invoicing, reporting and procurement administration.

Our client is an integrated design and build solution provider operating in the water sector. Having frameworks and sites all around the United Kingdom, With their projects going up to 180 million pounds.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the processing of requisitions into purchase orders working within the authority spend levels of the company
  • Merging spreadsheets
  • Analysing data
  • Manage the data load and merge different sources to compare
  • Co-ordinate, collate, analyse, and process consolidated invoicing for key Framework suppliers
  • Responsible for the administration and distribution of prescription site safety gear
  • Proactively maintain supplier records within their online portal system
  • Assist Operational Team with Good Receipting as required
  • Proactively manage committed costs, clearing down old costs where required
  • Support the Procurement team members in other duties where required such as reporting and cost analysis

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Must be proficient in Excel
  • Strong analytical mind, comfortable managing, formatting, analysing data
  • Able to work to strict timescales – Monthly reporting is mandatory, and deadlines must be met
  • Able to work as of a team
  • Must be a self-starter who is motivated and resilient

Package includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Contribution Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Agile Working
  • Health and Private medical Insurance
  • Many more benefits including – cycle to work scheme, discounts savings Hub, kids pass etc.

Process Commissioning Engineer

Position: Process Commissioning Engineer – Water

Location: North West

Rate Guide: £375.00 – £400.00 per day (Guide Rate)

Our client is a leading design and build contractor operating in the water sector. They have over 1,000 staff working across eight regional centres, primarily supporting six long term water sector frameworks through a number of joint ventures and alliances.

They are looking to recruit a Process Commissioning Engineer to work on their United Utilities AMP7 framework. Based in North West you will be responsible for the hands on commissioning on various clean water and wastewater projects. You will report directly to the Project Manager and the responsibilities will include:

  • Develop commissioning plans through the detailed design and installation phase, attend HAZOPS, HAZCOMMs and other risk reduction meetings, arrange and manage sampling activities to be carried out during testing.
  • Carry out process commissioning on site, including managing sampling activities, liaising with process support and to have analysis carried out or conduct analysis internally, managing process start up and ensure optimum operation of the plant during performance trials.
  • Write and submit commissioning completion reports indicating the performance levels achieved and successful pass of the process criteria.
  • Facilitate feedback of improvement information from commissioning.
  • Take part in off-site testing and pre-commissioning activities by suppliers or others where required.
  • Ensure Commissioning is carried out safely in accordance with regulations and procedures.
  • Ensure all necessary Commissioning documentation is produced in a timely manner and co-operate with Technical Documentation teams to ensure timely delivery of O&M manuals.

Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Previous hands on Process commissioning experience
  • Strong process commissioning experience both site based and in planning activities
  • Site experience in process commissioning, within the water industry
  • Relevant degree or HND (scientific, chemical or process engineering preferred) or other suitable qualification

Assistant Buyer

Position: Assistant Buyer

Location: Manchester/Hybrid (Office 3 Days/Home 2 Days Per Week)

Salary Guide: £24,000 – £27,000

Our client is a large Engineering Contractor who is looking to strengthen their Procurement team with an Assistant Buyer. Based from the Manchester office you will support the business unit by assisting the procurement team with cost analysis, invoicing, reporting and procurement administration.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the processing of requisitions into purchase orders working within the authority spend levels of the company
  • Co-ordinate, collate, analyse, and process consolidated invoicing for key Framework suppliers
  • Responsible for the administration and distribution of prescription site safety eyewear
  • Proactively maintain supplier records within IFS
  • Assist Operational Team with Good Receipting as required
  • Proactively manage committed costs within IFS, clearing down old costs where required
  • Support the Procurement team members in other duties where required such as reporting and cost analysis
  • Ensure your own continuous professional development by participating in external networking/conferences/associations/groups/training, to stay current on industry changes and innovations.
  • Take all reasonable steps to ensure appropriate confidentiality

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical mind, comfortable managing, formatting, analysing data (Excel)
  • Able to work to strict timescales – Monthly reporting is mandatory, and deadlines must be met
  • Able to work as of a team
  • Must be a self-starter who is motivated and resilient

Package includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Contribution Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Agile Working (3 Days Office/2 Days Home)
  • Health and Private medical Insurance
  • Many more benefits including – cycle to work scheme, discounts savings Hub, kids pass etc.

Senior QS

Position: Senior QS

Location: Preston or Manchester with flexible working

Salary: £50-60k (Neg DOE), car/allowance and excellent benefits package

Our Client: Is an integrated design and build solution provider operating in the water sector. They have over 1,000 staff working across eight regional centres, primarily supporting six long term water sector frameworks operating both on their own and increasingly in joint ventures and alliances.

The Role: A Strategic Working Alliance (SWA) has been created to deliver works in AMP 7 for United Utilities as Advance Plus.

Advance Plus has been awarded two geographical batches of work within the United Utilities Area (North and Southwest) with an anticipated combined value in excess of £400m over a five-year period.

Our Client is looking to strengthen their Commercial team with a Senior Quantity Surveyor for the Advance Plus Framework. You will work closely with project operational teams providing commercial support throughout the project lifecycle for individual projects or batches.

Responsibilities: You will report directly to the Commercial Manager and the responsibilities will include:

Preparation of internal commercial reporting and any other reports which may be required.

Preparation of Valuations/Application for payment with full supporting documentation in accordance with the contract.

Preparation and management of subcontract and material procurement schedules.

Administration of subcontractor/supplier accounts from the preparation of detailed requisitions, monitoring and authorisation of subcontract payments through to agreement of final accounts.

Drafting of complex subcontract arrangement including professional services & appropriate terms of engagement.

Identifying commercial risks, opportunities, value engineering and change.

Measurement of quantities in accordance with the standard methods of measurement as required.

Maximising of cash position, including WIP control, cash flow production & improvement plans.

Experience: Relevant HND/Degree Qualification.

MRICS qualified (or equivalent) or be able to demonstrate that they are working towards chartership.

Relevant CSCS Card

Preferably water treatment industry experience and would consider other civil engineering or construction backgrounds.

Key Words:

Quantity Surveyor

Quantity Surveying

QS

Commercial

Value Engineering

CVR

Valuations

Procurement

Final Accounts

Application for Payment

Contracts

Contractual

Conditions of Contract

Subcontracts

NEC 3

NEC 4

Construction

Civils

Civil Engineering

RICS

MRICS

Water Industry

Water Sector

Water Treatment

Waste Water

Wastewater

Sewage

Utilties

Infrastructure

Water Supply

Water Distribution

Application Support Engineer – ERP

Position: Application Support Engineer- ERP

Location: Manchester with some home working

Salary: £40-45k (DOE), and excellent benefits package

The Role: Our client is looking to strengthen their IT Support team with an Application Support Engineer. You will support and develop their ERP application (IFS) and other core business applications

Responsibilities: You will report directly to the Solutions Manager.

Provides 2nd and 3rd line support for ERP system (IFS) and other core business applications

Troubleshoots and resolves application related problems and incidents

Provides system specifications, support documentation and facilitates systems testing

Manages and carries out deployments across different environments (Dev, Test, Prod) in accordance with the company change management process

Works collaboratively with business stakeholders to understand and document business requirements

Designs and develops solutions that satisfy business requirements and deliver measurable business benefits

Works with software owners, vendors, and support partners to gain product roadmap awareness, seek technical support and guidance and understand product developments/new technologies

Makes recommendations for business improvements that can be achieved through new technology or alternative uses of existing technology

Ensure your own continuous professional development by participating in external networking/conferences/associations/groups, to stay current on industry changes and innovations.

Maintain a positive and solution-oriented approach to work, providing open and honest feedback.

Experience:

Essential: Relevant ERP/ application support experience

Able to independently troubleshoot and work through a problem to resolution

Able to effectively communicate technical concepts to non-technical users

Able to research and quickly assimilate relevant new technologies, concepts, architectures, and features

Knowledge or experience of programming/scripting languages e.g., SQL, PL/SQL

Passion for high-quality IT service delivery and continuous improvement

Desirable: Good working knowledge of IFS and/or similar ERP systems

Experience of change and incident/problem management

Knowledge or experience of Microsoft 365 apps e.g., SharePoint, Forms, PowerApps, PowerBI

Knowledge or experience of application connectors, RESTful APIs and system integration tools. Knowledge of ITIL framework

Key Words:

IT Support

IT Service

Application Support

ERP

Enterprise Resource Planning

IFS

Technical Support

Application Problems

Programming Languages

Scripting Languages

SQL

PL/SQL

Application Connectors

ITIL Framework

Principal EICA Engineer/Regional Discipline Lead

Position: Principal EICA Engineer/Regional Discipline Lead

Location: Preston with flexible working

Salary: £60-75k negotiable (DOE), car/allowance, bonus and excellent benefits package

Our Client: Is an integrated design and build solution provider operating in the water sector. They have over 1,000 staff working across eight regional centres, primarily supporting six long term water sector frameworks operating both on their own and increasingly in joint ventures and alliances.

The Role: Due to recent successful bids on the AMP7 Frameworks, our client is looking to strengthen their Engineering team with Regional Discipline Lead for the Preston Office.

Responsibilities: You will be responsible for the technical leadership of the discipline in region, ensuring that the technical discipline is the right size and shape and has the correct competencies and capacity in region. You will also ensure that the standard design practices are applied in region and contribute to the development of the discipline.

You will report directly to the Regional Engineering Lead/Technical Discipline Lead and the responsibilities will include:

People Management

Duty of care in discipline in region.

Training & Development Planning in discipline in region.

Staffing levels and personnel management in discipline in region.

Long term staffing/succession plans in discipline in region

Staff performance reviews/PDRs in discipline in region.

Engineering Discipline Management

Application of strategic design philosophy in discipline in region.

Competency management in discipline in region.

Technical quality in discipline in region.

Task time requirements (estimates) in discipline in region.

Application of task delivery methods and toolsets in discipline in region

Allocation of best-fit, competent staff to projects in region.

The use of common, secure, information management systems in discipline in region.

Operational Management

Contributing to definition and implementing technical strategy in discipline.

Contributing to discipline productivity.

Tactical technical risk in discipline in region.

Client relationships and service management in discipline in region.

Experience: To be successful in this position you will need the following:

Deep understanding of technical discipline design.

Relationship development and working with others to deliver results. (Collaboration)

Technically focused.

Technical design management.

BIM and digital delivery astute.

Attention to detail

Problem solving & decision-making.

Drive for continuous improvement.

To be considered for this position you will need the following

Essential: Experience of technical design in a design-build environment.

Experience in the water treatment industry.

Experience in leading and managing discipline design teams.

Degree in a discipline-related subject, or substantial experience.

Must be quality-driven with the ability to set targets, manage and motivate multi-disciplinary teams to deliver to time, cost and quality objectives.

Technical and design skills.

Able to identify and manage project technical risk.

Desirable: Experience of leading remote/geographically-dispersed teams.

Chartered engineer.

Key Words

Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineering

EICA

ICA

Technical Leadership

Principal Engineer

Discipline Lead

Discipline Manager

Discipline Management

Technical Lead

Technical Leader

Regional Lead

Design

Water Treatment

Wastewater

Waste Water

Water Industry

Water Sector

Process Engineer – Water/Wastewater

Position: Process Engineers – Water or Wastewater Treatment

Location: Preston with flexible working

Salary: £35-45k negotiable (DOE) and excellent benefits package

Our Client: Is an integrated design and build solution provider operating in the water sector. They have over 1,000 staff working across eight regional centres, primarily supporting six long term water sector frameworks operating both on their own and increasingly in joint ventures and alliances.

The Role: Due to recent successful bids on the AMP7 Frameworks, our client is looking to strengthen their Engineering team with Process Engineers. Based at the Preston office with the opportunity to also do some home working, you will provide superior quality engineering design services to allow the company to minimize risks and maximize profits on turnkey and engineering services contract.

Responsibilities: You will report directly to the Principal Engineer and the responsibilities will include:

Co-ordinate the design and produce process design documents and drawings taking due account of health & safety requirements, specifications and standards pertaining to the contract

Responsible for the technical aspects of the delivery of several projects and for specific department management functions and improvement initiatives as directed by the department manager

Assist with the production of process designs which are cost effective, meet the requirements of the specification and which can be constructed and commissioned effectively

To be cost effective the whole out turn cost of the design solution must be considered including design time costs, material costs, erection costs and any impact that the design solution might have on other disciplines

Assist the design manager to write, update and monitor efficient procedures to aid the smooth running of the department

Ensure co-ordination of the designs with all other disciplines internal and external to ensure that the design processes carried out on the contract are coordinated for the benefit of the contract as a whole

Ensure that design takes full regard of all health and safety requirements

Experience: Degree Qualified in Chemical Engineering

Extensive knowledge of either water or wastewater process design

Proven track record of developing process design/mass balance

Ability to rationalise designs and produce economic process designs

Key Words

Process Engineer

Process Engineering

Chemical Engineer

Chemical Engineering

Water Treatment

Wastewater

Waste Water

Effluent Treatment

Water Industry

Water Sector

Engineering Design

Process Design

Process Designer

Mass Balance

Environmental Advisor – Construction

Position: Environmental Advisor – Construction

Location: Preston with flexible working, covering sites in the Northwest and Cumbria

Salary: £30-34k plus car/allowance and excellent benefits package

Our Client: Is an integrated design and build solution provider operating in the water sector. They have over 1,000 staff working across eight regional centres, primarily supporting six long term water sector frameworks operating both on their own and increasingly in joint ventures and alliances.

The Role: They are looking to strengthen their SHEQ team with an Environmental Advisor for their Advance Plus Framework which has been created to deliver works in AMP 7 for United Utilities. Based at the Preston office you will visit site locations around the Northwest region to undertake environmental audits, provide support and give advice on environmental management.

Responsibilities: You will report directly to the Environmental Manager and responsibilities will include:

Support projects from tender through to commissioning and handover, to ensure all environmental requirements have been identified and satisfied during the project, and where feasible innovation and best practice has been implemented to reduce environmental impacts of the project.

Produce Environmental Control Plans (ECPs) for Advance Plus projects.

Undertake environmental audits and inspections on site to review the implementation of ECPs and compliance with legal and other requirements, including the Clients S08 Environmental Specification.

Undertaking focussed/themed audits as required. Supporting external audits as required.

Support sites to ensure that all waste is stored and removed from site in line with legislation Waste Duty of Care requirements, ensuring this is diverted from landfill where possible.

Coach site teams in the use of SmartWaste for environmental reporting, and other platforms as deemed necessary.

Collate data, and support site teams to collate data, to facilitate monthly environmental performance reporting at Client, Advance Plus, and company levels.

Ensure environmental impacts and considerations are factored in at project design stage through attendance at Design Review Meetings (and other meetings) as deemed appropriate.

Support the development of Invasive Species Management Plans, and other specific management plan requirements, as required on site.

Review Risk Assessments, Method Statements and other documentation as required, to ensure sufficient environmental content and consideration for activities with specific environmental risks and/or requirements.

Support the development of project programmes to ensure all environmental requirements and association timeframes are adequately captured.

Liaise with the Advance Plus Environmental Planner as necessary to identify suitable environmental solutions and to support the environmental planning process, including application for consents, permits and permissions where required. Including consulting with Environmental Regulators and other 3rd party/interest groups.

Support the delivery of projects to achieve Biodiversity Net Gain.

Support the Advance SHEQ team in the delivery of formal environmental training.

As directed, promote and drive continuous improvement of environmental/sustainability performance.

Be familiar with and promote current environmental legislation and requirements of such, including best practices relevant to Advance Plus/construction activities.

Participate in the development, regular review and update of the Environmental Management System/Integrated Management System.

Provide advice, support and assistance to all project personnel to enable them to manage their environmental and sustainability responsibilities.

Represent and promote the SHEQ Department in meetings, workshops, management reviews and forums.

Experience: Essential:

Appropriate qualification covering environmental management

Construction industry experience

Strong written and verbal communication and negotiating skills.

Good IT skills

Effective time and workload management

Flexible approach

Ability to define goals and plan to deliver them

Full driving licence

Ability to work well as an individual and as part of a team

Desirable:

Relevant CSCS Card

EUSR National Water Hygiene Water card

Experience within the environmental field, specialising in construction

Lead Environmental Auditor qualification (IEMA course or equivalent)

Practitioner or Graduate Member of IEMA

Key Words:

Enviormental Advisor

Environmental Audits

Construction

Environmental Management

Environmental Reporting

Environmental Impact

Environmental Inspection

Enviornmental Planning

Project Delivery

SHEQ

Environmental Auditor