Job Search
This job is no longer available.
You can view related vacancies or set-up an email alert notification when similar jobs are added to the website using the buttons below.

Buyer - Infrastructure, Highways, Utilities Sector


Job Description

Buyer - Infrastructure, Highways, Utilities Sector


"Buyer with NEC3/4 contract experience gained within civil engineering, infrastructure, highways, utilities sector required for newly centralised procurement function."


£Very Competitive + Car Allowance & Benefits


Hybrid - Office, Site & Home Based - South West/Wales M5/M4/M50 corridor


Looking for a challenging and rewarding buying role in the world of civil engineering? Our client, a global leader in the industry, is seeking a talented Buyer to join their civil engineering contracts division serving the South West and Wales.


This is an exciting and interesting role offering the opportunity to work across major civil engineering and infrastructure projects in road, water, utilities, and rail.


As a Buyer, reporting to a Senior Buyer, you will play a vital role in supporting our client's new and recently centralised procurement team. You will be responsible for driving best-value solutions, fostering strong supply chain relationships, and ensuring the timely delivery of materials and sub-contractors to project sites across the region.


We're looking for someone with a strong background in procurement, preferably within the civil engineering sector. You should have experience with NEC3 Contracts and a proven track record of relationship-building with customers and supply chain partners. You'll be familiar with construction and estimating software such as Causeway and ERP systems such as COINS and have excellent IT skills across the Microsoft suite. You will be experienced in supplier performance management and ensuring compliance to procurement policies.


Key responsibilities of the role include:


* Developing and improving procurement processes and procedures

* Supporting the company's business strategy and goals

* Attending contract handover meetings to ensure timely delivery of materials and sub-contractors.

* Developing and maintaining robust supply chain relationships

* Supporting pre-construction and estimating teams in tender stages

* Coordinating the tendering, negotiation, and placement of sub-contracts and material orders

* Providing comprehensive procurement advice and support to delivery teams


The ideal candidate will have good experience in procurement, along with an excellent grasp of modern civil engineering techniques, plant & equipment, and logistical needs. You should be a confident communicator with excellent grammar and language skills and be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.


This role is hybrid, and you will spend time working on site across the South West and Wales as well as from home. Its an ideal role if you like being out and about visiting site-based colleagues and stakeholders and also enjoy innovating and collaborating face to face in the office with your procurement colleagues to shape the centralised procurement function. You can base yourself from one of our client's offices in Monmouthshire, Bristol, Barnstaple or St Austell or Portsmouth.


In return for your skills and experience, our client offers a competitive salary, a fantastic benefits package, and the opportunity to work on some of the most exciting projects in the industry.


So, if you're ready to take your career to the next level and join a dynamic and innovative team, we'd love to hear from you! Email your CV or call us on 01905 381 320.



  • Project Director


    Project Director - Commercial Fit-Out


    "Calling All Self-Starters: Spearhead Our Client's Manchester Expansion"


    £80-85000 + Excellent Benefits





    Are you an ambitious project management professional with a knack for business development? Do you thrive in start-up environments where your impact is tangible, and your autonomy is uncompromised? Our client is seeking a self-driven Project Director to establish and grow their brand-new office in the heart of Manchester.


    The Role:


    As the Project Director, you'll drive their expansion into one of the UK's most vibrant commercial markets.


    From day one, you'll leverage your extensive network to secure immediate projects and tenders, focusing on commercial office fit-outs ranging from £250,000 to £1 million. This is your chance to bring your existing client relationships and ongoing projects to a company that values your entrepreneurial spirit.


    More than just a project manager, you'll wear multiple hats - business developer, financial controller, and team leader. You'll oversee projects from inception to completion, ensuring they're delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.


    With your expertise in surveying, pricing, procurement, and commercial management, you'll run the Manchester office as an independent profit and loss centre, driving its profitability from the ground up.


    As the business grows, you'll be able to build and mentor your team, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture. The company's supportive yet autonomous environment will allow you to make your mark, free from micromanagement and bureaucracy.


    About You:


    To excel in this role, you'll need a proven track record in managing Cat A and B commercial fit-out projects.


    Your qualifications in building services engineering or a related field, coupled with your extensive experience in the Manchester market, with an existing network of contacts amongst the building consultancies and property developers in the City and Greater Manchester area will give you a competitive edge.


    But above all, it's your self-starting attitude, problem-solving abilities, and passion for the industry that will set you apart.


    The Package:


    This is a unique opportunity to join a well-established company and shape its future in a thriving market. Our client offers a competitive salary range of £80,000 to £85,000 per year, with the potential for a significant increase after six months based on your performance.


    You'll also enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including a generous mileage allowance, pension scheme, private health insurance, and a profit-sharing scheme that rewards your contributions.


    If you're ready to take the lead and leave your mark on our client's Manchester venture, apply now. This is your chance to embark on a journey where your ambition, expertise, and entrepreneurial spirit will drive their success.


    To apply, please send your CV, quoting LX 2340995



  • Bid Manager

    Bid Manager - Public Sector


    "Ready to Extend Your Bid Management Career? Manage a Variety of Diverse Tenders for The Public Sector Bids as a Bid Manager."


    Location: Manchester, UK.


    Salary: £60,000 + Uncapped Commission + Benefits


    Ready to Extend Your Bid Management Career? Manage a Variety of Diverse Tenders for The Public Sector Bids as a Bid Manager.


    Are you an experienced Bid manager wanting to progress their career? Do you wish to join an organisation that has the capability to provide clear progression paths? Are you someone wanting to make a difference? If so, this role will be perfect for you!


    Our Client: is a leading organisation for translation and interpretation in the UK, offering over 450 language and dialect translation and interpretation services using over 8000 linguists throughout the UK. Their focus on removing language barriers and improving access to support channels, allows individuals who may not have previously accessed help, be able to improve the quality of their lives.


    The Role: We are looking for an experienced and driven Bid Manager to join our client's team, to play a key position in their growth, securing new sustainable work in the public sector. In this role you shall overview all aspects of the bidding process. You shall consult with all relevant departments involved within the bidding process, as well as negotiating with potential customers to achieve a positive outcome for all involved.


    What you'll do:

    • Manage Multiple Parties: Manage multiple relevant departments involved in the bidding process, including Finance, Health & Safety, Quality, Sub-Contractors, and all other relevant parties.
    • Overviewing the Whole Bidding Process: You will liaise with multiple parties throughout all relevant stages of the bidding process, starting with opportunities all the way through to bid completion.
    • Writing Contracts: Coordinate and provide feedback to bid writers.
    • Presentations: writing and presenting invaluable information and presentations to potential customers.
    • Productive relationships: Establish and maintain excellent relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.


    Who you are:

    • Experienced Professional: You have demonstrable experience as Bid Manager, often dealing with a high volume of bids, having overseen the entire bid management process, and processed successful bids. Preferably involving the public sector.
    • Detail Orientated: Attention to detail focused and can notice what others don't.
    • Negotiable: Appropriately negotiate with customers, when necessary, to achieve a positive outcome.
    • Relationship Builder: Successfully manage and consult with a multitude of individuals with a variety of backgrounds, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Self-Starter: Ability to work independently while thriving in a collaborative environment.
    • Time keeper: excellent time management skills.
    • Ideal location: Ideally, you live in the Greater Manchester Area, such as Warrington, Bolton or Partington.


    What our client offers:

    • Competitive Salary: Potential total earning of £50,000 uncapped commission.
    • Flexibility: Flexible working post-training (4 days a week in office, 1 day at home)
    • Generous Benefits: 22 days annual leave plus bank holidays (this increases with your service).
    • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay
    • Access to different healthcare benefits and services, giving you money back towards essential health costs.
    • Employee Assistance Program providing up to 4 sessions of structured counselling and access to a variety of wellbeing resources including webinars, Health Checks, and podcasts.


    Company culture: Our client prides themselves on being a successful, growing organisation with a friendly, professional office environment with excellent progression opportunities. They are committed to cultivating a diverse environment that promotes equity, inclusion and belonging. This is a role for someone wanting to support a business who are making a positive change.

    If you're a motivated Bid managing professional wanting to make a difference involving the public sector we want to hear from you. Apply now and become an essential part to this organisation's growth and development.


    Apply today. Send us your CV, quoting reference number LX2339428.





    "High profile leadership and transformational change management role for Plant Management professional with a track record of people development, engagement and continuous improvement leading to best-in-class OEE and safety."

    c.£Very Competitive Car/Allowance, Bonus & Benefits

    Northern Home Counties

    Commutable from Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire

    Our client is a market leader within the construction/building materials sector and operates several plants in the UK.

    They are seeking a professional Site/Plant Manager, ideally educated to degree standard in an engineering discipline or similar, to take the lead at a strategically important site located in the Northern Home Counties

    The Site/Plant Manager will provide leadership, guidance and direction for manufacturing and production operations, ensuring sustainable performance aligned with strategic corporate objectives and delivery of business commitments. As Site/Plant Manager you will be responsible for optimising labour, site safety, material and equipment resources to maximise the Plants production capability and meet customer expectations with excellent quality and service as the site takes on increased customer volumes.

    The ideal candidate will possess a strong technical engineering and production background gained within the heavy processing industry and will be able to build a vision referenced to experience in "best in class" plant management. The Site/Plant Manager will be a strong leader with the ability to challenge, drive, coach, inspire and motivate a team to become "best in class". You will also be an excellent problem solver, structured, systematic and logical with a track record of project management in the context of turnaround, transformation and continuous improvement.


    The Role:

    * Operating a safe Plant, continuously driving towards sustaining a positive safety and health culture.

    * Develop a long-term vision for the plant.

    * Provide exemplary leadership, setting demanding standards and driving high performance from the team.

    * Build a customer focussed performance culture within the business and a climate to inspire the team to achieve world class performance and reliability.

    * Ensure that the production commitments in terms of volume, deadlines, and product conformity are met.

    * Ensure the plant complies with UK legislation, with specific regard to health & safety, environmental and employment laws.

    * Be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the plant performance plan, plant team assessment and budget to achieve identified improvements.

    * Ensure product quality meets agreed targets and ensure that plant capability is sustained through optimisation of the process.

    * Manage the operating and capital budgets, maintaining a vigilant approach to reducing costs.

    * Lead and manage change programmes with clear goals, drive and engagement; Drive for continuous improvement.

    * Ensure positive working relations with employees and their representatives within the plant.


    The Ideal Candidate:

    * Ideally degree educated in Engineering or similar. Must understand engineering and business principles. Technical knowledge of manufacturing, and modern maintenance technology and methods will be integral to success and credibility in this role.

    * Consistent multinational industry career history including existing or recent experience as a Site/Plant Manager.

    * Track record of people development, engagement, change and continuous improvement leading to best-in-class OEE and safety standards.

    * Experience in Project Management, business and systems analysis highly advantageous but people management and leadership is key and foremost to success in this role.

    * Experienced Lean or Continuous Improvement champion, including 5S, with track record of excellent team development and engagement in this context would be an advantage.

    * Demonstrable experience of cross functional and multi-level interaction and working in a matrix organisation.

    * Led & achieved results in a multi or single site role, managing cross functionally.

    * Experience of leading and managing employee relations at a senior level within a unionised environment.

    * Proven skills and capabilities in leadership, communication, capability, collaboration, and problem solving.

    * Excellent experience of £multimillion financial and budgetary management, the budgeting process and CAPEX business case approval process.

    * Fluent Business English both verbal and written.

    * IT literate across Microsoft

    * Resilient, driven, results focused personality - a high achiever