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

Project Administrator and Coordinator

Position: Project Administrator and Coordinator

Location: Cambridgeshire

Salary: £25,000 (DOE), Plus Excellent Benefits Package

The Role:

Working within a Framework JV made up of seven partner companies and their extended supply chain, delivering over half of Anglian Water’s capital investment programme. The framework is heading into its latest Asset Management Period, known as AMP7 which will the delivery of a £1.8bn programme of work over the next five years.

Working within the Engineering team, providing project and technical delivery support to a designated programme of work. You will produce, develop, facilitate, coordinate, and monitor a range of technical delivery support schedules and administration across the project lifecycle.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the coordination and production of deliverables on a number of schemes within the portfolio of work
  • Maintain working knowledge of the Capital Delivery Process; produce and maintain a reference file for the team to refer to
  • Work with Document Control to ensure project files comply with the document management requirements
  • Coordinate DM1 – DM6 deliverables and ensure final documentation is produced on time and to agreed standards
  • Liaise with the PDM to document and ensure visibility of outstanding deliverables and proof of deliverables are accessible to the wider team
  • Undertake key administrative tasks i.e. arranging and minuting meetings, keep project trackers up to date, produce reports and coordinate communications amongst the team
  • Establish areas of improvements; suggest these initiatives and implement upon agreement from the team to aid output and promote outperformance

Experience:

  • Previous administrative experience with an awareness of how this role can contribute to successful project delivery
  • Organising meetings and taking effective minutes
  • With the desire to learn and develop new skills
  • Strong IT skills

Senior Internal Recruiter

Position: Senior Internal Recruiter

Location: Manchester, Derby or Rickmansworth with flexible working

Salary: £40-45k Negotiable (DOE) Plus Excellent Benefits Package

Our Client: 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: Our Client is looking to strengthen their People team with a Senior Internal Recruiter. The preference would be for someone to be based near Manchester, however there will be flexibility on your location as there are regional offices throughout the UK.

Within this role you will take full ownership and accountability for the successful recruitment of candidates for different frameworks and JV’s, and will partner and offer extensive support to the various business divisions in all aspects of recruitment and selection, including direction on recruitment strategies, redeployment and mobilisation.

Duties: You will report directly to the Recruitment Manager and the responsibilities will include:

Take ownership and accountability for the successful recruitment of an agreed number of candidates per month.

Work independently at a senior level on allocated frameworks and joint ventures.

Working closely with recruiting managers and the wider recruitment function, you’ll take ownership of the full end-to-end recruitment process for a portfolio of vacancies covering a variety of different skill sets.

Development and delivery of a strong recruitment strategy, attraction campaigns and market analysis to support the on-going needs of the business.

Deliver comprehensive recruitment advice commercially, strategically and on an operational level.

Liaising with the Senior Management Team/Directors/Managers to gain a full understanding of their recruitment needs; offering them advice and guidance where required.

Provide recruitment support to directors, senior managers and line managers in all aspects of management of resourcing and selecting.

Build and maintain close, appropriate and productive relationships with relevant business unit leaders internally and with clients.

Develop recruitment solutions to attract the highest level and exceptional quality of staff.

Source talented candidates via job boards, LinkedIn Recruiter and by headhunting passive candidates

Manage the interview and offer process for both candidates and clients

Build and maintain strong networks to enhance candidate attraction campaigns.

Ensure your own continuous professional development by participating in external networking/conferences/associations/groups

Experience: Previous experience within an internal, In-house, corporate or agency recruitment environment at a senior level.

Water Industry, Construction/Engineering or Utilities background

Ability to build and maintain core business relationships with key stakeholders

Understanding and experience of manpower planning, resourcing. benchmarking and metric delivery

Extensive Senior Recruitment & Selection experience

Extensive knowledge/experience of social, direct recruitment/job boards and new methods of direct resourcing

Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise work in a demanding environment

A highly professional and customer service focused approach to recruitment & selection

Demonstrable employment legislation knowledge

Excellent Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills

Key Words:

Internal Recruiter

Internal Recruitment

Talent Acquisition

Recruitment Consultant

Recruitment Process

Recruitment Strategy

Recruitment Solutions

Attraction Campaigns

Resourcing

Candidate Attraction

In-House Recruitment

Water Industry

Water Sector

Water Treatment

Sewage

Construction

Engineering

Utilities

Rail

Infrastructure

Power

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.

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.

General Administrator

Position: General Administrator

Location: Derby

Salary: £25k Plus 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.

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

General (80%)

  • Support the Office Manager with administrative tasks associated with the office such as maintaining noticeboards, ordering stationery, processing emails to shared Admin mailbox including annual leave requests, liaising with reception regarding external visitors and parking etc.
  • Be a keyholder for the Derby Office which includes Fire Warden and First Aid duties.
  • Arranging meetings/events and assisting staff with booking travel by rail and overnight accommodation.
  • Assisting with staff inductions and providing follow-up support.
  • Creating and managing user accounts and interface with Severn Trent Water (Client).
  • Collating data for reports/presentations.
  • Managing site start-up details for all projects including liaising with Direct team.
  • Collection of customer, community and social experience information and development for publication.

SHEQ Specific (20%)

  • Assist production of monthly Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) performance dashboards and reports.
  • Support communication of SHEQ incidents, bulletins etc.

Experience:

  • Previous experience of working within an office environment in a similar role
  • Office health and safety knowledge desirable
  • Strong Administration skills
  • Customer service experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent IT skills in Sharepoint and other cloud-based applications, MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and social media including Yammer
  • First Aid, Fire Warden and Manual Handling certificates desirable

Office Assistant / Meetings Coordinator

Position: Office Assistant / Meetings Coordinator

Location: Peterborough

Salary: £25,000 (DOE), Plus Excellent Benefits Package

The Role:

Our client is a large engineering company who have been awarded a contract with Anglian Water to design, build and refurbish their water treatment plants. They are recruiting for an Office Assistant and Meetings Coordinator to drive the most efficient and robust meetings in their Delivery teams and ensuring meeting agenda covering safety, time frames, budgets and quality are effectively met. You’ll ensure each of these areas of project delivery have set meetings and agendas at certain times throughout delivery, to help drive project completion.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure CPMS Delivery Process meetings are accurately scheduled, prepared and appropriately facilitated to optimise outputs
  • Securely keep records of meetings so they can be reflected upon for reference points, data, analysis, audit trails and aiding business decisions
  • Ensure ongoing support is provided to all participants of the meetings so they can suitably maximise their input and obtain suitable training
  • Through keeping abreast of technological advancements and professionally challenging the status quo; drive continuous improvements where possible
  • Proactively ensure meetings are facilitated to the highest standards by ensuring everyone has a voice and our values and behaviours are adhered to at all times
  • Become a recognised subject matter expert of the CPMS Delivery Process across the @one alliance and share approaches to successful meeting to other teams

Experience:

To join the Delivery team in playing a critical part in of the successful delivery of hundreds of projects around the region, you’ll have experience of facilitating meetings and have excellent administrative and IT skills.

Demonstrable experience of taking responsibility for administration and reporting outputs and be accustomed to working in collaborative teams. You’ll show passion for developing your career in an engineering environment to compliment your strong administrative skills.

Showcasing strong organisational and prioritising skills to complement your enthusiasm, you’ll enjoy working with a number of people and teams to build relationships. Using your strong IT skills, you’ll be confident in producing reports and analysis to aid decision making.

Project/Engineering Administrator

Position: Project/Engineering Administrator

Location: Beckton, East London

Salary: £20,000 – £25,000 (DOE), Plus Excellent Benefits Package

The Role:

Our client is a large engineering company who operate predominately in the water industry. They have been awarded a contract with Thames Water to design, build and refurbish their water treatment plants.

They are recruiting for a Project Administrator to work within the Engineering team, providing support to a designated programme of work. You will produce, develop, facilitate, coordinate, and monitor a range of technical delivery schedules and administration across the project lifecycle.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the production of meeting presentations, reports and issuing of Land Entry Notices by liaising with internal and external teams/organisations
  • Assist the Engineering team in scoping survey requirements and liaison with the Survey Co-ordination Team
  • Support the Technical Managers and Lead Technical Managers in the administrative elements of their roles, such as customer surveys and communication of team updates and achievements
  • Establish areas of administrative process improvements and implement these enhancements to increase output
  • Assist the engineers in producing key public relations communications to ensure customer awareness and satisfaction is as high as possible
  • Record and submit carbon usage for the team; assess and understand areas where carbon reduction or efficiency can be achieved
  • Collaborate with other Team Coordinators to create a community where knowledge and processes sharing is encouraged

Experience:

Demonstrable experience of taking responsibility for administration and reporting outputs and be accustomed to working in collaborative teams. You’ll show passion for developing your career in an engineering environment to compliment your strong administrative skills.

Showcasing strong organisational and prioritising skills to complement your enthusiasm, you’ll enjoy working with a number of people and teams to build relationships. Using your strong IT skills, you’ll be confident in producing reports and analysis to aid decision making.

Project/Engineering Administrator

Position: Project/Engineering Administrator

Location: Rickmansworth

Salary: £20,000 – £25,000 (DOE), Plus Excellent Benefits Package

The Role:

Our client is a large engineering company who operate predominately in the water industry. They have been awarded a contract with Thames Water to design, build and refurbish their water treatment plants.

They are recruiting for a Project Administrator to work within the Engineering team, providing support to a designated programme of work. You will produce, develop, facilitate, coordinate, and monitor a range of technical delivery schedules and administration across the project lifecycle.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the production of meeting presentations, reports and issuing of Land Entry Notices by liaising with internal and external teams/organisations
  • Assist the Engineering team in scoping survey requirements and liaison with the Survey Co-ordination Team
  • Support the Technical Managers and Lead Technical Managers in the administrative elements of their roles, such as customer surveys and communication of team updates and achievements
  • Establish areas of administrative process improvements and implement these enhancements to increase output
  • Assist the engineers in producing key public relations communications to ensure customer awareness and satisfaction is as high as possible
  • Record and submit carbon usage for the team; assess and understand areas where carbon reduction or efficiency can be achieved
  • Collaborate with other Team Coordinators to create a community where knowledge and processes sharing is encouraged

Experience:

Demonstrable experience of taking responsibility for administration and reporting outputs and be accustomed to working in collaborative teams. You’ll show passion for developing your career in an engineering environment to compliment your strong administrative skills.

Showcasing strong organisational and prioritising skills to complement your enthusiasm, you’ll enjoy working with a number of people and teams to build relationships. Using your strong IT skills, you’ll be confident in producing reports and analysis to aid decision making.

Quality Manager

Position: Quality Manager

Location: Derby with hybrid/remote working

Salary: £45-50k (DOE), car/allowance and excellent benefits package

The Role: Our client is looking to strengthen their SHEQ team with a Quality Manager for their Severn Trent Region. Based at the Derby office, you will ensure effective delivery of Quality performance within the Framework.

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

Lead the Quality performance to achieve agreed standards (KPIs) and provide incisive SHEQ monthly Management Information to deliver effective performance.

Oversee the collection, input and validation of monthly SHEQ data

Oversee the submission of monthly client data reports

Develop and deliver a continuous improvement programme for Quality performance, advising action and recommendations for changes.

Embed understanding of Quality, its benefits and the requirements on the company in this respect.

Provide support on quality issues to all areas of the business including construction delivery, proposals, procurement, business services and design

Manage the resolution of findings and corrective actions

Lead the Integrated Assurance process with the Client including compliance with IA procedures, managing the IA improvement plans, ensuring reporting, attendance at Client IA meetings, management of internal responses to Client IA actions and being the face of the company to the Client on IA issues

Providing training (or ensuring a suitable programme is developed and delivered) on quality issues and business processes

Undertake internal and external quality audits at all stages of the delivery process including at supply chain sites.

Lead the Quality team to deliver their responsibilities

Implement a robust monthly audit and inspection schedule

Participate in the Quality Managers Forum, ensuring development of quality practises throughout the company’s regional quality managers.

Lead SHEQ Communication and engagement including development/manage distribution of SHEQ Alerts and Monthly SHEQ comms

Lead Quality incident investigation, reporting, development of corrective actions and track their completion

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

Experience: Essential:

Degree qualified; preferably in an engineering, technology, technical or personnel development topic (Considerable relevant experience will also be acceptable).

Approved Lead Quality auditor’s course from an IRCA accredited company

Desirable:

Background in the water/wastewater industry

Background in construction works

EUSR SHEA Water card

Key Words:

Quality Manager

Quality Management

Construction

Lead Auditor

SHEQ

Audit

Inspection