Current Vacancies


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Setting Out Engineer - Northampton

We are looking for a Setting Out Engineer to join our team on an existing project in Northampton.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience of groundworks
  • Have knowledge of how to use Leica Robotic equipment
  • Be able to use Robotic Total Station EDM and AutoCAD.

You may use your own setting out equipment or it can be provided however you will need to provide your own laptop.

Outcomes of the role:

  • Project engineering targets achieved
  • Profitable growth
  • Deliver a quality engineering service on, time and on budget
  • Engineering procedures are of a high quality
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Reduction of waste in processes

Site working hours are 7.30 -17.00.

Immediate start available and the contract will run until Christmas.

Rate is negotiable depending on experience.

 

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Setting Out Engineer - Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

We are looking for a Setting Out Engineer for a new project in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience of groundworks
  • Have knowledge of how to use Leica Robotic equipment
  • Be able to use Robotic Total Station EDM and AutoCAD
  • Be confident working independently.

You may use your own setting out equipment or it can be provided however you will need to provide your own laptop.

Outcomes of the role:

  • Project engineering targets achieved
  • Profitable growth
  • Deliver a quality engineering service on, time and on budget
  • Engineering procedures are of a high quality
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Reduction of waste in processes

Site working hours are 7.30 -17.00.

This contract is for at least 8 month starting 18th September.

Rate is negotiable depending on experience.

 

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Setting out engineer - Newport

We are looking for a Setting Out Engineer to be based in Newport, South Wales working on a new manufacturing facility.

Your role will include supporting the Project Manager and making sure all technical issues on site are covered. You will also be responsible for drawing management, completion of QA files and generally overseeing projects until completion.

The successful candidate will be from an engineering background with good knowledge of groundworks. You must be able to use Robotic Total Station EDM and Autocad.

You may use your own setting out equipment or it can be provided however you will need to provide your own laptop.

Site working hours 7.30 -17.00

Start date 21st August 2017

Specific Qualifications:

  • CSCS
  • SMSTS
  • Engineering qualification / HNC / relevant degree
  • 5 years setting out experience
  • Driving licence

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Groundworkers / Machine Drivers / Pipe Layers / Kerb Layers / Finishing Gangs

We are recruiting the following as gangs or individuals to join our site teams in Birmingham, Peterborough, Loughborough, Liverpool and Northampton:

  • Ground Workers
  • Machine Drivers
  • Pipe Layers
  • Kerb Layers / Finishing Gangs

You must have:

  • Good communication skills
  • A minimum of two years site experience
  • A valid CSCS/CPCS/NPORS card
  • Undertaken the HASA course
  • Your own transport.

NRSWA, confined space and deep excavations training would be an advantage.

Gangs should comprise of:

  • A Machine Operator
  • A skilled Groundworker with dumper or roller ticket
  • An operative with dumper or roller ticket.

All other training relevant to the role will be provided along with PPE.

Site working hours are 7.30-17.00

This opportunity is for 12 months for the right candidates.

Rate is negotiable (within industry standard) depending on experience.

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Senior Site Engineer

We are looking for a Senior Site Engineer to work nationwide. The successful candidate will be from an engineering background with good groundworks knowledge.

Your role will include supporting Project Managers and setting out engineers and making sure all technical issues on site are covered. You will also be responsible for drawing management, completion of QA files and generally overseeing projects until completion.

Site working hours 7.30 -17.00

Specific Qualifications:

  • CSCS
  • SMSTS
  • Engineering qualification / HNC / relevant degree
  • 5 years setting out experience
  • Driving licence

Opportunities for progression are genuine and there is a professional support structure in place.

We offer above average salaries and packages to reflect the importance of these roles.

 

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Site Supervisor

We are seeking a site supervisor with groundworks experience to work in the Midlands and surrounding areas

Qualifications required:

  • Health & Safety Management (SMSTS or SSSTS)
  • First aid
  • Full driving licence

Site working hours 7.30-17.00

Opportunities for progression are genuine and there is a professional support structure in place. We offer above average salaries and packages to reflect the importance of these roles.

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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Permanent position or freelance

Immediate start

We are seeking a Senior/Intermediate Quantity Surveyor with a proven background in groundworks or civil engineering. You will be primarily site based with facilities available at head office as required.

Outcome of role:

  • Full value of projects realised
  • Cultivate and develop client relationships
  • Provide feedback to the estimating team
  • Accurate reporting and forecasting
  • Risk mitigated

You will be required to ensure accurate income recovery through applications and valuation of variation works whilst accurately recording, monitoring and advising on costs, adhere to compliance with the terms of the contract and to liaise closely with project managers to achieve targets.

Working hours 7.30 – 17.00

You will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience as a Quantity Surveyor
  • Groundworks or civil engineering surveying background
  • Degree qualified
  • CSCS card
  • Driving licence
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Basic contractual knowledge

Opportunities for progression are genuine and there is a professional support structure in place. We offer above competitive packages to reflect the importance of this role.

Closing date: 21st March 2017

 

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Project Manager

We are seeking a project manager with commercial groundworks experience to work in the Midlands and surrounding areas on technically and logistically challenging projects. You must have at least 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role, ideally gained in civil engineering.

Outcomes of the role:

  • Developed and sustained customer satisfaction
  • Improved profile and reputation of the company
  • Effective cost control and elimination of waste
  • Project profitability every time
  • Improved utilisation of resources
  • Projects completed on time, to budget and with quality assured

Qualifications required:

  • CSCS level 6
  • Health & Safety Management (SMSTS)
  • First aid
  • Full driving licence

Site working hours 7.30-17.00

Opportunities for progression are genuine and there is a professional support structure in place. We offer above average salaries and packages to reflect the importance of these roles.

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Construction Operatives: Groundworkers / Machine Drivers / Pipe-layers / Labourers

Applications are invited from a range of construction operatives. It is essential that you already hold the appropriate CSCS/CPCS card and the relevant qualifications and accreditations to operate. Therefore, depending on the job that you wish to be considered for, the type of training we would be seeking would include: Slinger/Signaller/Banksman; Confined Spaces; Manual Handling; Asbestos Awareness; Abrasive Wheels; Quick Hitch; Cat & Genny and Health & Safety.

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Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Permanent position

Immediate start

Applications are invited from a Graduate Surveyor in Commercial Management, to assist and work under the supervision of the Senior Surveyor completing take offs, BOQ, Valuation preparation, pricing variations, updating costs records and subcontract orders/payments.

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Construction Specialist Trades: Steel fixer / Carpenter / Bricklayer

Applications are invited from a range of specialist tradespeople. Qualified in your respective trade, ideally apprentice-served, you should be experienced and hold the relevant qualifications, including PASMA.

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Construction Management: Contract / Project Managers/ Supervisors

Applications are invited from all levels of construction management. You need to have proven experience as a manager or supervisor in groundworks construction, hold the relevant CSCS Card and be appropriately qualified to either SMSTS (manager) or SSSTS (supervisor).

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Speculative applications

McDermotts is always keen to attract suitably qualified and experienced people. If you want to be part of a successful team and feel you can make a difference then send an up-to-date CV to info@mcdermotts.co.uk


Client testimonials


“I would have no hesitation in taking McDermott on my next project nor would I have any hesitation recommending McDermott to any other potential client.”

Noel Corbally
Project Manager, Interserve Construction

“McDermotts have delivered some challenging items of work within the School vicinity safely and within the necessary time and quality parameters.  I would have absolutely no hesitation in employing McDermotts."

Mark Alker
Project Manager, Wates