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Senior Geoenvironmental Consultant
Durham
£32000 - £42000 per annum + Package, pension
Senior Geoenvironmental EngineerDurham, potential to work in Newcastle within 6 months£32,000 - £42,000Are you currently working on some mundane projects and feel like you are stuck in your ways? I am currently looking to speak with Consultants with a strong contamination land background to join a growing Environmental practice in Durham. They are ambitious, with a view to moving their premises from Durham to Newcastle within the next 6 months. To be considered for the role you must have a strong experience within a similar practice. You must be close to Senior level or already operating at Senior level. You must be outgoing and confident with a view to joining a small team. You must be able to contribute across a wide variety of projects and levels and have good interpersonal skills with cross-office communication the centre of the office.You will manage the day to day technical output of geoenvironmental projects within the region, contribute to the procurement and supervision of phase 1 desk studies and phase II site investigations and mentor junior members of staff within the organisation. You will have a Degree in a related discipline and ideally will be chartered with a relevant professional body.On offer is a competitive salary, a fantastic benefits package and a company car/car allowance scheme. You will be given the chance to grow and develop as an engineer with support and training given whenever needed. For a confidential discussion please contact Simon Wake at Calibre Search. Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Senior Geotechnical Engineer
Newcastle upon Tyne
£30000 - £420000 per annum + Progression Plan
Senior Geotechnical EngineerNewcastle£30,000 - £42,000Are you an experience Geotechnical Engineer looking to make a move into one of the most prestigious consultancies in the North East? This is an exciting opportunity to work on some of the most innovative projects in the UK and worldwide and to be surrounded by an outstanding support team. You will be working closely within a multi-disciplinary practice (with close reference to their Civil and Structural Engineering teams), providing specialist consultancy input on projects across all sectors including Healthcare and Residential In this wide ranging role, you will undertake detailed geoenvironmental analysis, lead site investigations and risk assessments (including Phase I and II land quality risk assessments and environmental due diligence), and undertake remediation design and specification.The candidate: Will be a Chartered engineer (or working towards chartership) Have a BSc (or equivalent) in geology, earth sciences, geochemistry or environmental science. Have extensive experience in geoenvironmental work (Phase I and Phase II, remediation method statements, remediation supervision & verification). Have experience with Detailed Quantitative Risk Assessments (DQRA) for Human Health and/or Controlled Waters Have experience of scoping, conducting an interpreting site investigations. Have knowledge of BS 5830/Eurocode 7, BS10175, CIRIA 665, 552 and 733, BS8485, BRE-SD1, CIRIA SP32 and WM3 and Have the ability to produce detailed, robust and defensible ground models and conceptual site models. Have experience of undertaking Tier 1 and Tier 2 qualitative and semi-quantitative contaminated land risk assessment.Communication skills will be essential to being successful given the client focussed ethos of the role. You will need to overcome challenges using your own initiative and through your extensive negotiation skills.For confidential discussion, please contact Simon Wake at Calibre Search. Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Mechanical Engineer Building Services
Stourbridge
£24000 - £34000 per annum
Mechanical Design EngineerStourbridge£23K - £33KRef: 10673An established M&E Contractor in Stourbridge is looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer due to an increased workload and a solid performance in 2017 to date. They have continued success of delivering on large and interesting projects for both new and existing clients and have created a formidable reputation in the local market. Off the back of their success over the last 15+ years, they are now developing links further afield and have opened a Manchester office to handle the demand. They have successfully acquired a number of key projects to add to their portfolio of late including, but not limited to; Midland Medical Hospital, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (White Hart Lane) and a number of high rise apartments.This is a company that develops its people and listens to the wants and needs of its employees about the support they can give professionally and academically. As a Mechanical Design Engineer, you will join an existing team and a Chartered LCEA Design Manager who is keen to support and nurture you in your professional development. If you want to get down the LCEA or LCC route that is something they encourage. Autocad, Revit and Hevacomp are their software of choice. Hevacomp is used for Mechanical Design as well as producing energy certificates for buildings. My client is open on your background, including applicants from both a consultants or contractors background. ONC/HNC Qualifications as a minimum. What is important is that you have had exposure to Mechanical Building Services Design Engineering.Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Junior Mechanical Engineer
Manchester
£12000 - £20000 per annum
Junior Electrical Building Services Engineer Location: Manchester Salary: £12,000 - £20,000 Ref: 11459 Junior Mechanical Building Services Engineer required for a role in Manchester City Centre for a recognised brand within the Building Services sector. My client is looking for a Junior Building Services engineer to work on a variety of projects, you will be exposed to different areas of the business with the ideology of developing you as an engineer the primary focus throughout. You will begin the CAD department working with the team, progressing into engineering. You be shown by the more senior engineers how things are done and mentored throughout. You will get involved in projects from the earliest stages; this includes initial concept design, tender and feasibility, taking it through the detailed design stages before it is being handed over to the client. You will be in safe hands as a Junior Engineer. Ideally you will be coming from a college background with ONC/HNC qualifications and have some experience as a CAD Technician within a Building Services team or practice. You will begin by looking at the CAD work to settle in, familiarise yourself with the projects and then develop into a Junior Engineer. Areas of limited knowledge will be improved throughout this period. You will be working on a varied project base and they encourage that you work on a wide variety of works to keep the team motivated and remove any tedium from the position. These sectors will include Commercial, Residential (Private and Student low rise and high rise) and Mixed Use Developments. Some of these projects are prestigious and therefore haven't hit the press yet but are due to in the coming weeks. My client works a lot with Allied London and NOMA to give you an indication of the scale of projects we are discussing.My client has a long history of developing its staff and investing academically and professionally. You will be given training throughout and networking event attendance is encouraged and they in return are looking for someone who is keen on a long-term career within a progressive engineering practice.If this role is of interest, or you require something similar, please feel free to call Rob Jones in Calibre Search's Manchester Office. Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Junior Electrical Engineer
Manchester
£12000 - £20000 per annum
Junior Electrical Building Services Engineer Location: Manchester Salary: £12,000 - £20,000 Ref: 1057JB My client is looking for a Junior Building Services engineer to work on a variety of projects designing electrical systems. You will be started off on CAD and worked up towards doing the engineering aspects of the role over time. You be shown by the more senior engineers how things are done and mentored throughout. You will get involved in projects from the earliest stages; this includes initial concept design, tender and feasibility, taking it through the detailed design stages before it is being handed over to the client. My client have a long history of developing its staff and investing academically and professionally. You will be given training throughout and networking event attendance is encouraged, you will be in safe hands as a Junior Engineer. Ideally you will be coming from a college background with ONC/HNC qualifications and have some experience as a CAD Technician within a Building Services team or practice. You will begin by looking at the CAD work to settle in, familiarise yourself with the projects and then develop into a Junior Engineer. Areas of limited knowledge will be improved throughout this period. You will be working on a varied project base and they encourage that you work on a wide variety of works to keep the team motivated and remove any tedium from the position. These sectors will include Student and Private Accommodation (high rise and low rise), Offices and Mixed Use Developments. Some of these projects are prestigious and therefore haven't hit the press yet but are due to in the coming weeks. If this role is of interest, or you require something similar, please feel free to call Rob Jones in Calibre Search's Manchester Office. Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Geotechnical Engineer Engineer to Senior
West Bromwich
£25000.00 - £36000 per annum
Role: Geotechnical Engineer / Engineering Geologist (Engineer or Senior)Salary: £33K+ Location: West BromwichI am looking to speak with an experience Geotechnical Engineer / Engineer Geologist qualified with an MSc that is looking for that next step in the career. You will have the chance to join a strong medium sized team to help the deliver on complex Geotechnical projects crossing several sectors. It is expected that you are technically strong within the design/organisation of Geotechnical ground investigations, Geotechnical reporting and foundation design. You will have the responsibility of taking projects from tender stage to completion whilst clearing how to develop aa team of juniors. Requirements *MSc qualified in the relevant field.*Chartered or approaching with a relevant engineering body. *Good experience of the co-ordination of the design process and team management. *Broad experience in ground investigation and geotechnical design *Good communication skills dealing with clients, project partners, supply chain, elected representatives and the public *Undertake complex geotechnical design and be specifically conversant with industry software. (Ideally GeoStudio and Oasys, Wallop etc.) *Knowledge of contaminated land will also be advantage. If you require any more information on this role, or would like to hear of similar roles please do not hesitate to contact Cory on the Calibre Search Manchester telephone number. Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Project Structural Engineer
Birmingham
£23000 - £30000 per annum
Role: Structural Engineer Location: Central Manchester Salary: £23-30kNational Structural Engineering consultancy is looking to appoint a Structural Engineer to join their central Birmingham office. This consultancy specialise within Residential High Rise, Apartment blocks, Educational, Commercial and Urban Regenerations scheme. Due to securing several new builds and refurbishment works they are looking to expand the Structural team to cope with the growing demand. The role will be to develop opportunities and then control the technical output of large structural engineering projects in medium/large scale commercial, and retail projects. This Consultancy currently has a presence nationally and are looking to appoint a Chartered Structural Engineer who is looking to build and develop on an existing portfolio, within the Building Structures market. The successful applicant should be a wanting to become a Chartered Engineer with experience in the buildings sector who is looking to run their own division. You will be reporting into the Senior Structural Engineer and have support from a strong team on a chartership programme. This is a truly exciting opportunity for somebody looking to build their own office and be a shareholder in a developing consultancy. All enquirers will be treated in the strictest of confidence. If you are interested in the role and would like to speak in more detail, please contact Mike at Calibre on 0161660 2360.Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Air Conditioning Installation Engineer
Maidstone
£32000 - £35000 per annum + van, ot, paid travel
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Air Conditioning Installation engineer to join a well established Air Conditioning contractor based in the Kent Area.The ideal candidate will have experience installing various types of air conditioning plant such as splits and VRV / VRF's as well as all associated pipework. You will also hold your fgas certificate and a full driving licence is this is a mobile role.The role will involve traveling around the South East/London installing Mitsubishi splits and VRF's as well as Daikin VRV's in commercial properties. This role will involve NO STAYING AWAY. For the right candidate a basic salary in the region of £35,000 will be on offer plus overtime, company van and pension.Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Project Civil Engineer - Infrastructure Design
Derby
£35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Calibre Search is currently working with a large independent consultancy, based in Derby, who are currently undergoing substantial expansion. They have recently received an influx of work as a result of winning new work and a large amount of repeat business. They have three main teams within Civil Engineering currently - a planning team who work on Flood Risk Assessments, Feasibility Studies and Drainage Strategies, a residential team who work purely on their residential developments and highways and drainage design and a commercial and Industrial team who work on the projects which fall within these sectors. They are currently looking for an intermediate or Senior Civil Engineer to join their team. It is most useful for you to be experienced within Civil Infrastructure design, particularly highways and drainage schemes in accordance with section 38's, 104's and 278's. The work falls largely within the residential sector, however, there is also work within the industrial and commercial sectors which is ever growing within the company. They have a medium sized team already in place there and have a recruitment strategy in place to significantly strengthen this team over the next twelve months.If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, require more information regarding the role, or other Civil Engineering roles within the East Midlands area - please contact Jake Finch at Calibre Search, Leeds. Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Project Civil Engineer - Infrastructure Design
Derby
£32500 - £37500 per annum
I am currently recruiting for an excellent opportunity to join a large independent consultancy, based in Derby, who are currently undergoing substantial expansion. They have recently received an influx of work as a result of winning new work and a large amount of repeat business. They have three main teams within Civil Engineering currently - a planning team who work on Flood Risk Assessments, Feasibility Studies and Drainage Strategies, a residential team who work purely on their residential developments, highways and drainage design and a commercial and Industrial team who work on the projects which fall within these sectors. They are currently looking for a Senior Civil Engineer, to join their team. It is most useful for you to be experienced within Civil Infrastructure design, particularly highways and drainage schemes in accordance with section 38's, 104's and 278's. The work falls largely within the residential sector, however, there is also work within the industrial and commercial sectors which is ever growing within the company. They have a medium sized team already in place there and have a recruitment strategy in place to significantly strengthen this team over the next twelve months.If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, require more information regarding the role, or other Civil Engineering roles within the East Midlands area - please contact Jake Finch at Calibre Search, Leeds. Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Senior Research Executive / Senior Research Manager
Manchester
£22000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Growing market research agency, exciting clients, cutting edge research using emerging technologies, providing consultative work that excites clients........ Interested? My client, a research agency based in central Manchester, have a very exciting opportunity for a qualitative or quantitative-focussed Senior Research Executive or Research Manager who has experience of the research process and is familiar with qual and quant methodologies. The company has performed very well in recent years with very exciting times ahead so if you want to be part of an exciting company where researchers progress their careers then please read on to see if you fit the bill. Essential Skills/Experience: 2+ years market research experience - agency preferably but clientside applications are welcome. Degree - Minimum of 2:1 ideally. Strong communication skills. Experience in setting up and running integrated research projects is desirableMust have a positive can do attitude fitting of a Senior Research Executive looking to get to the next level.If this sounds like the next position for you, please submit your details or give Matthew Finlay at Calibre Search in Leeds a call for a confidential chat. Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Research Manager / Senior Research Manager
Leeds
£30000 - £40000 per annum + Great Benefits
My client, a leading research agency in Leeds are looking to add a Research Manager or Senior Research Manager to their team. The company have been performing extremely well in winning and retaining clients and are undergoing a sustained period of growth. As a result they are looking to build on this with an experienced researcher who can hit the ground running but can also develop their career to become a senior researcher within the business. A background in qual is required but if you are a quantie, please still send your details. Candidates must have: - 4 years + experience, some of that within an agency environment. - Exposure to the full research project life cycle. - A client-centric attitude. - Excellent communication skills. - Strong moderating skills - Enthusiasm and a desire to learn and succeed. - Commercial acumen. - Strong people and project management experience.This is a fantastic organisation with a passionate workforce and an excellent working relationship with some very exciting clients. They offer a fun but dynamic place to work and an environment where researchers at all levels can truly develop. If you would like to hear more, please submit your CV or speak with Matthew Finlay at Calibre Search for a confidential chat.Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Site Manager
Bradford
£20 - £22 per hour
Are you a freelance New Build Housing Site Manager available for a holiday cover contract in Bradford?My client is currently recruiting for a freelance Site Manager to take care of a new build housing site in Bradford for 3 weeks initially as holiday cover. 29th August until 22nd September.Requirements New build timber frame experience CSCS First Aid SMSTS Please submit your CV and contact Sam Sykes on 01132346047 Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Architectural Technician
Preston
£25000 - £35000 per annum
We are looking for an experienced Architectural Technician for a multi-disciplinary client in Preston, starting ASAP.Our client is seeking to find a candidate with the ability to clearly demonstrate sound understanding across all Architectural matters and have a proven record of working with Clients and liaising with the relevant authorities (Building and Planning), whilst supporting each aspect of projects from inception through to completion.You will have the ability to offer sound technical advice and produce high quality technical drawings with a keen eye for detail at the pace required in a busy practice. The company's growing client base provides opportunities to work on a number of varied and interesting projects.The ideal candidate must be qualified to at least NVQ / SVQ Level 4 in Architectural Technology and will possess 2+ years post qualification experience within the Construction Industry.ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:Proficient in Autodesk AutoCAD & Trimble Sketchup.Experience in using RevitAbility to advise on Environmental, Legal and Regulatory Issues.If you are interested in this role, please apply here or contact Andrew Warburton at Calibre Search for more information.Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Senior Geotechnical Engineer Numerical Analysis and Modelling
Solihull
£35000.00 - £50000 per annum
International well respected multidisciplinary design consultancy in Solihull are looking to expand their Geotechnical team with a Senior Geotechnical engineer. They are looking for a candidate that specialises in numerical Modelling and analysis to deliver complex soil-structure interaction analysis problems.Candidates must have experience of delivering innovative geotechnical solutions for foundations, earthworks and retaining walls subject to seismic and dynamic loading.I am looking to speak to a successful applicant that is an experienced Geotechnical Engineer with a proven strong technical and project delivery track record on a wide variety of schemes preferably specialising in Rail but not essential. Candidate requirements: *Very strong academic background with a relevant degree, degrees or equivalent*Chartered Engineer status or working towards *Substantial amount of complex design and analysis experience*Familiarity with advanced site investigations; foundations, earthworks and retaining walls subject to seismic and dynamic loading*Familiarity and considerable experience in the use of numerical modelling to ground structure interaction problems using commercially available finite element and finite difference packages*Proven experience in a fast moving engineering consultancy environment*Excellent commercial track record in running successful jobs*Strong people skills and the ability to develop and lead a design team and to influence others*Excellent report writing skills and the ability to self-check and produce accurate workIf you require anymore information, please contact Cory Taylor on the Calibre Search Manchester office telephone number. Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Cost Consultant
Liverpool
£30000 - £40000.00 per annum
My Client are a Global Branded Property Consultancy who are looking to take on an experienced Cost Consultant with a strong construction/property consultancy background for their Liverpool Office (Soon to be moving into a bigger, better office before the new year). This practise are looking for those wanting to take charge and lead on some of their incoming multi million pound development projects they have coming in due to their continued success within the business. This role offers you to handle all cost & project management matters on a wide range of healthcare (NHS/Hospital refurbs), residential (high rise apartments) & educational (Universities/student accommodation) schemes across Merseyside. Cheshire & North Wales being part of huge framework agreements.Requirements: Ideally, have BSc Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or relevant degree. Post qualification experience working within a Construction/Property Consultancy. Professionally qualified MRICS or working towards such qualification ideally. The ability to communicate effectively to people of all levels. Delivering on Pre & Post Contracts (JCT/NEC), Cost Management on all reports. Project Management/Employer Agent Services/ on-site travel & inspections. Cost Estimates Taking off Bills of Quantities Open to wanting to mentor the junior surveyors and handle their own team. To discuss all my relevant roles in complete confidence please call Rob Hayton at Calibre Search. Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Civil Infrastructure Engineer Roads and Drainage
Oxfordshire
£24000 - £45000 per annum
Role: Civil Infrastructure Engineer (Roads & Drainage) Location: Guildford Salary: £25-45k I am looking to speak with Civil Engineers for an opportunity in Guilford. You will join a well established civil engineering team with an ever increasing UK workload. The team work on a variety of development and infrastructure projects for private sector clients on Residential and Retail developments. The work comprises a broad range of civil engineering services including highways, drainage, public realm, earthworks and utilities. You will be designing and detailing drainage networks for interesting Residential Housing, Car Showrooms and Retail developments. Also detailing of general civil engineering and external works associated with development schemes. You will be support the production of technical reports, tenders and submission documents, consulting with statutory and regulatory bodies associated with the implementation of s38, s278 and s104 agreements. You will be Liaising and consulting with statutory bodies for utility impact assessments and utility provision. Lastly you should be able to design using Design using 3D modelling software. Duties You must be a 'hands on' design engineer with working knowledge of Microdrainage (Windes). It is desirable to have 3D ground modelling experience using PDS or Civil 3D. There is also the possibility to lead projects and mentor junior members of staff. Qualifications ONC/HNC Civil Engineering as a minimum. This is an excellent opportunity to be the 'front line associate' for the company and deal direct with key contractors and developers locally and nationally. If you are interested in this role or require something similar, please do not hesitate to contact me Mike at Calibre. Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Site Engineer
York
£25 - £27 per hour
Are you a Freelance Site Engineer who's currently available for a 3+ month contract in York?My client is a civil engineering contractor currently looking for a Site Engineer on a freelance basis immediately. The works will involve foundations, drainage and external structure setting out on a site in York. The contract will initially run for 3 months with the possibility of moving on to other works after. Kit can be provided if needed. Please submit your CV and call Louanne on 01132346047 Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Qualified Architect
Manchester
£30000.00 - £40000 per annum
A forward-thinking and progressive Architectural and Urban Design practice in Manchester are looking for a Qualified Architect to join their expanding team, based in their city centre office.Applicants should be confident in the use of AutoCAD and Revit, and experienced in working on a wide variety of schemes in sectors including Office/Workspace, Residential, Public and Education. A modern approach and innovative design flair will be essential for this practice.You will need to be confident in maintaining a close collaborative relationship with clients and project partners and experienced in the delivery of projects which fully reflect the intricacies of a collective vision.In addition to the above, they are looking for someone with over 5 years of post-qualification experience, able to get involved in projects from day one in the practice. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified architect to work on modern and innovative designs at an expanding practice.Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Air Conditioning Engineer - No call out
Worthing
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + van, pension
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a busy Sussex based Air Conditioning Company whom are looking for an experienced Air Conditioning Service Engineer.You will have experience working on the service / maintenance and repair of a wide range of Air Conditioning plant in commercial properties. You will also hold your current Fgas certificate and a full driving licence as this is a mobile role.The role will involve travelling around the Sussex Area servicing, maintaining and the occasional installation of Commercial Air Conditioning plant for a range of customers.For the right candidate a basic salary in the region of £30k - £35k will be on offer (dependent upon experience) , van, mobile phone etc. There is also no call out with this position. Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Electrician - Testing
Hemel Hempstead
£28000.00 per annum + paid travel, OT, van, fuel card
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Testing Electrician to join a well established, national provider of building maintenance around the Hemel Hempstead region.The role will be working for a very successful, nationwide maintenance provider in the commercial sector who have a wide range of contracts through the UK.Due to their ongoing success and expansion they have an immediate requirement for a Mobile Testing Electrician ideally with 2391 and 17th Edition to work around the Helem Hempstead region. The work will all be in commercial properties predominantly throughout this region. You must have extensive electrical experience to be considered for the role and the relevant qualification (City & Guilds - 17th Edition and 2391)The package on offer will be in the region of £12.50 - £13.50 per hour plus paid travel (door to door) based on a 40 hour week and there is plenty of overtime available. The call out rota is 1 in 10 and you will also receive a company van which can be used for private use. Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Civil Design Engineer
Newcastle upon Tyne
£26000 - £32000 per annum + Clear Progression and Bonus scheme
Civil Design EngineerNewcastle£26,000 - £32,000I am currently working with an excellent practice who are actively looking to grow their drainage team. They work on some specialist projects with a particular reference to Residential and Commercial developments. They have a strong presence in the area, being one of the most respected consultancies in the North East. Their drainage team already works with some prestigious clients in the region providing infrastructure solutions and Highways and Drainage design. To be considered for the role you musty have a strong experience from a similar consultancy. You must have a good knowledge of Highways and Drainage design for residential and commercial developments. You must also have a demonstrable knowledge of Microdrainage as it is the key computer package used by the consultancy. As a person, you must be hard working with a desire to progress. On offer here is the chance to work on some good projects with a good team to guide you though. You will be supported through any chartership application/route you wish to take and you will be compensated with a generous salary. The progression scheme is second to none in the region, with the ability to progress through to Technical Director at your own pace. You will also have to chance to work with other offices within the consultancy. If you have recently started your career but feel stifled with a lack of growth/progression then this could be an excellent option for you. For a confidential discussion please contact Simon Wake at Calibre Search Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Industrial Refrigeration Project Manager
Coventry, Manchester
£40000 - £50000 per annum + Car, Bonus
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Refrigeration Project / Site Manager to join a leading international refrigeration manufacturer in the Midlands area. The company manufacture market leading, energy efficient, bespoke refrigeration plant to both commercial and industrial clients.The company have been operating nationally for over 50 years and continue to expand and use the latest technology to develop leading, energy efficient refrigeration solutions to various clients throughout the world.The ideal candidate will have worked in a similar role and have experience managing refrigeration projects on site and ideally have experience working with industrial refrigeration plant and refrigerants such as Ammonia and CO2. You will also hold a relevant qualification in refrigeration and have knowledge of ammonia systems, CO2 cascade plant and other commercial refrigeration.The role will involve travelling to various sites to oversee the installation of commercial and industrial refrigeration plant in a range of premises throughout the countryDuties include: * Project planning, calculation and management in coordination with the project leader. * Design of the assembly and work orders. * Ensure that all participants have all the necessary information and documents. * Ongoing consultation with the client / customer and the project leader. * Cost monitoring, claim management. * Project programme tracking and completion till invoicing. * Communication on site (orally and in writing). Site meetings, claim management. etc. * Coordinator and controller of all sub contractors on site. * Responsible for health and safety regulations. * Procedure planning of commissioning and test operation. * Handover from the sub contractors and to the customer as well as to the service organization.For the right candidate an excellent basic salary in the region of £45k - £55k will be on offer (dependent upon experience) plus a company car, mobile phone, laptop and an excellent benefits package.Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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BIM Co-ordinator
Manchester
£30000 - £40000 per annum
Our client is a well established (20+ years) Architectural firm with offices in London, Manchester and Leeds. They have an opportunity for a BIM Co-ordinator in their Manchester office, looking for the right candidate to start ASAP.The role will involve working on commercial, office and mixed-use projects, along with providing BIM/Revit support for a team of 8 colleagues. As such, the successful applicant will need to have excellent Revit knowledge, and experience in working on the types of projects listed above. It would be beneficial to have worked in a role in which offering guidance to colleagues on Revit and BIM processes has been an integral part also.Our client will be happy to see any CVs of experienced BIM Co-ordinators, from those with 2-3 years' post-qualification experience to those with a longer amount of relevant experience in the field. Salary will be negotiable, and dependent upon experience - as a rule, the company offers competitive salaries for their vacancies and aims to stay above RIBA-standard payscales in order to attract the best talent.The practice is committed to training and developing its staff, and is a silver-accredited Investors In People employer.If you would be interested in applying for this role, please do so here or contact Andrew Warburton at Calibre Search directly for more information.Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Mechanical Design Engineer
Stretford
£35000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance
Mechanical Design EngineerStretford, Manchester,Salary £35,000 to £45,000 + Car AllowanceRef: 11434An exceptional company with 2 offices across the UK are seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer to work from their second office in Stretford, Manchester. The business was founded over 20 years ago and originates in Chesterfield, they have become specialists in their industry and the sectors in which they work. They are renowned in the Rail Depots sector and this success brings them work from all corners of the UK from various clients. Mostly, their work has been more Electrical in its nature, however current and projected projects incorporate a lot of Mechanical works and therefore we are seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer to join the team.You will need to be an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer who is happy attending site, travelling nationwide and also dealing with clients from a technical standpoint. Your background will ideally be from working for a contractor and doing in house design, however, we are also happy to received applications from consultants with an aptitude towards working on projects from cradle to grave. Plenty of projects have been forecast for the near future, currently they have 2 major projects in which includes Merseyrail Depot near Liverpool and another in Blackpool. They are very hopeful on 2 other projects landing in the southern counties.The company is well versed in Revit and have a team capable of producing the work in Manchester. They also offer Microstation but this is done from their other office. They are offering a very competitive basic salary and also a Car Allowance if you have already reached a level of seniority where you can go out to site and attend client meetings. If this opportunity is of interest, please call Rob Jones in Calibre Search's Manchester Office.Calibre Search promotes equality in the workplace and acts as both an employment agency and employment business.
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Similarly,  you might think offering to start as early as possible, earlier than your notice period allows, will make you a stronger candidate, but it can look like you are comfortable leaving your current employer in the lurch. Unless you’re in a unique circumstance always see out your notice and make the interviewer aware of your notice at an early stage. Have your Interview Notes to Hand You will know how quickly you can be offered an interview in this industry and it’s not uncommon to be asked to attend at very short notice, meaning limited time to collate your qualifications, CV and proof of right to work. If possible, give yourself a little time to write some notes, even on your phone, to remind yourself of the important qualifications, training and experience you have had. It is easy to forget these things in the pressure of an interview so having them written down can be a point of reference when missing the documents you would usually have with you. First Impressions are Key To get to the interview stage your experience and skills are likely to be right for the job. This stage of the recruitment process is used to fill in the gaps, in particular, to see if your character is right for the company. Too often in this industry candidates are too self-promoting in the interview stage and this can come across as arrogant. Try discussing your own skills and qualifications by linking them to the company’s interests, goals and achievements. You want the interviewer to feel you will support the company as well as drive for individual success.  It’s Ok to Wear Your Work Clothes Companies are usually very accepting – and often expect- you to be in your work uniform when you come to the interview. Interviews tend to take place in working hours and therefore your interviewer will already be grateful you are taking time out of your working day to meet. Of course, there will be some exceptions to the rule so, if you know you will be coming directly from work, try to mention this beforehand, it will seem more considerate.  John Cassidy - LinkedIn Managing Consultant specialising in HVAC & Refrigeration John.cassidy@calibresearch.co.uk   James Cameron - LinkedIn Consultant specialising in HVAC and Refrigeration james.cameron@calibresearch.co.uk   Hannah Nicholl - LinkedIn Consultant specialising in HVAC and refrigeration hannah.nicholl@calibresearch.co.uk     Struggling to find the right position for you in the first place? Our team at Calibre Search have the experience and expertise to help you find the role that will help your career develop. Find out what is available on the Calibre Job Page. Call us on 0113 234 6047 to find out how we can help you. Alternatively you can email our specialists and they will be in touch
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The Life of a Female Mechanical Engineering Graduate.
Only 9% of the engineering workforce is female and only 6% of registered engineers and technicians are women. The numbers of females studying engineering is growing across the UK but there is still lots to be done to change the gender gap. Last week we spoke to Lauren, a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from Newcastle, she told us about her experience studying engineering, her views on the industry and how people react when she tells them her degree!   So what made you first choose to study engineering at University? I didn't know what I wanted to do throughout school and sixth form but I was always good at, and really liked maths and physics. I loved to find ways around problems in the house when I was younger and I would make small contraptions to solve the problems. My older brother is very similar to me and went on to do mechanical engineering at Northumbria University. He would show me videos and projects that he was doing and I thought it would be something I would enjoy, so when it came to deciding what to do at university I decided to do mechanical engineering and ended up at Newcastle University.   Was it hard to get on an Engineering Course? Did you feel prepared to start studying? I got ABCD in A-level maths, physics, chemistry andgeography. The grades needed for Newcastle were AAB. I did the partners scheme to lower the grade boundaries to ABB and with the extra credits from an extended project qualification I managed to get in. I had an interview with Newcastle University before I was accepted but I prepared well for it. My first choice was Leeds University which wanted AAA to be accepted and I was rejected from that. It was aspirational so I was disappointed but not surprised. I didn't do further maths at A-level which included a mechanics module so when I got to uni I found that having an A-level in further maths would have really helped, I struggled a lot with the mechanics module when I got to uni.   What was the gender ratio like on your course? We had 160 students on our course at the beginning and only 11 were girls. My brother only had 6 in his year so I suppose 11 was an improvement! I had only 2 female lecturers throughout the whole 3 years.   Are people often shocked by your degree?  Yeah all of the time! I'm a petite blonde girl so I think they see me as quite a girly girl. It's always fun to shock them with the degree though! I've had one person call me a liar on a night out once. But there is always going to be someone who thinks like that. I expected to have more boys on my course be a less accepting of women engineers but they have all been lovely and have the right views about it.   Have you got a grad job set up?  Not at the minute, I have decided to take a little time off before starting a graduate job.   Is there anything you're looking for in particular, anything you want to go into? I'm not too fussed about which companies but I would like to go into product design if I can. I'm not 100% sure what field I want to work in but I think product design is a big start in finding that out. I'm also up for working as a mechanical engineer if I struggle to find a job in product design.   Did it take any adjusting to be one of very few women in your university classes and do you think it will be strange when joining a new company?  It wasn't too difficult, I've always had a lot of male friends at school and from what my brother had told me from his year, I had expected there to be few girls. We had a 'women in engineering' lunch in fresher's week which helped us meet the other girls on our course. We have a group of girls that stuck together but most of us mingled with the boys. Everyone got to know our names very quickly as we stood out more so we made friends quite quickly. I think starting a new company may be more difficult as everyone will probably have their own friends in the work place and you have to try and fit in, whereas at uni no one knows anyone at first so people are open to make those friendships with you.    Is there anything you have come across while studying that would put girls off from doing an engineering degree?  Not that I can think of, I think the uni can see how difficult it can be for girls and they've really done well to help us get to know each other. There's a lot of practical work but I'm sure if any girls want to do engineering they can expect that to happen!   Is there anything you would like to see in the future for women in the industry?  I think they're on the right track. They've really tried to get girls into STEM subjects and engineering as a whole to try and steer away from the stereotype. They had people come in at school which swayed me towards engineering. I know the year below me at University had a lot more girls than my year so I think it's working. I think it would be nice to see more women in engineering but at the same time I don't think the men should be penalised for being men if they're better for the job. We're getting there but it will still take some time. The thing I'd like to see most is the stereotype engineering be changed, that will help young girls feel like it's more acceptable to pursue an engineering career but that's easier said than done.   Are you an Engineering Graduate looking for your first step on the career ladder? Here at Calibre Search our specialists are out and out experts in the sectors they work in. They know what’s happening in the industry, who the big players are and how to reach them. Check out our job page to find out what is available or alternatively you can email us or give us a call on 0113 423 6047 to see how we can help you. 
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Interview Tips for Site Managers
In the second part of our interview tips series we talked to our White Collar Housing Consultant, Sam Sykes. Sam has previously produced CV tips for Site Managers which was very well received from the industry and clients. There are numerous interview tips which apply to any career, but knowing how to approach different interviews for different companies can put you ahead of the curve. Here are some insider tips for your Site Manager interview.  Sam Sykes LinkedIn White Collar Housing Consultant sam.sykes@calibresearch.co.uk 0113 234 6047   Have Stats to Hand Everyone knows to take your CV to the interview. It means you have a point of reference and as most interviewers will also have a copy you will be able to predict what they will want to discuss next.For extra detail before the interview, add notes to your CV with statistics, costs, budgets and timescales. You are likely to be asked specific questions and having the facts to hand will show you are prepared and organised.  Tailor your Conversation Whilst you may have a vast amount of managerial experience you need to make sure the skills and examples you are highlighting are relevant to the property sector you are being interviewed for. You may have a vast amount of social housing experience but if the interviewing company builds speculative homes then it will look like you haven't researched the company enough to know what housing sector they work in. Keep what you are saying relevant to the company.  Don’t Miss out on an Opportunity to Showcase Your Skills Candidates often fail to use the interview as an opportunity to talk about their success and even miss important skills, qualifications and commendations from their CV. Make use of your time with the interviews to fill any gaps you couldn't fit on your CV, this includes any first aid qualification, IOSH, NEBOSH or other training you have. If you have ever been recognised or rewarded for your work as a Site Manager, even if you were nominated but did not win, make every effort to mention it. You want to sell yourself without sounding like you are bragging.  Stand Your Ground This does not mean getting competitive or aggressive with your interviewer but don’t be afraid to speak truthfully. It has been known for companies to test your knowledge and experience in Site Manager interviews. If they say their build time is 16 weeks and you are confident it should be 20 weeks, speak up. Assuming you are correct, they will be impressed with your understanding and it opens the conversation to discuss specific projects.  Ask the Questions That Matter There is fine line between the right and wrong questions to be asking in an interview. Bonus structures are of course important to you but make sure you don’t look driven by individual gains instead of company goals and success. Looking interested in the company as well as your own career progression shows the right attitude in the interview. Ask about the company’s core goals and values, this will help to determine what the bonus structure will depend on, whilst finding out what drives the company. Find out more about future projects: again this has two benefits 1. you will show interest in the company’s development and long-term plan and 2. you get a greater idea of other locations you may be asked to work in.    Struggling to find the right position for you? Our team at Calibre Search have the experience and expertise to help you find the role  that will help your career development. Find out what is available on the Calibre Job Page. Call us on  0113 234 6047 to find out how we can help you. Alternatively email Sam and he will be in touch.
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The Intern Diaries: Part III
Our Intern Charlotte has been pretty busy and after 5 weeks working she gives you the run down of what she's been up to and what she has planned... The offices have been complaining about me. Apparently I’m never in the office, my lunches are too healthy and the final straw was when I was criticized for my tea making ability.  All are very accurate complaints. I have made some embarrassing brews but I don’t think it’s a reflection on my tea ability, I do have healthy lunches but as a social media intern, my Instagram must be filled with healthy lunches so I can use the #healthyliving and, in truth, I have spent a lot of time out of the office. The important thing is that my time out of the office has been work related! Within the first few weeks I had attended an SEO conference; full of very interesting speakers, helped on the annual golf day and meeting clients, joined the whole team in an escape challenge, spent the day photographing Leeds and visited the Manchester office to meet the Calibre Search team over there.  For a summer internship, I would say I have done pretty well! Everything I have attended has filled the social media feeds and, as a social media nerd, I get a real buzz from every click, like, share or retweet. Nearly five weeks have passed, my days are packed with things to do; blogs to write, posts to produce, campaigns to start and events to attend.  Nearly five weeks working and I feel like I have been part of the team for months. I know that after the internship is over I will be Calibre Search’s social media stalker, partly critiquing everything produced, but mainly jealous I’m not the one producing it. Last week was the first social media campaign I worked on. #Wimbledont was a competition for the Calibre team and other offices to compete in three 5-minute challenges across the week for a chance to win a Wimbledon themed hamper. The challenges included a clipboard rally, a Wimbledon outfit challenge and an Andy Murray impersonation challenge. With some big help from the team we got some great responses and the team at Branded3 won the hamper for some very creative entries. On top of all of the work and events I was invited to join the whole team in the annual trip to York races. I was delighted! The day was fantastic, despite having a few of the team missing we still had a great day and I actually ended up making more money than I took, annoying a good proportion of the losers in the group. So what will my last few weeks entail? As an intern, I have not been actively researching candidates, clients or companies, that isn’t my role in here, however, I have noticed that with a heavy Built Environment recruitment team there has been an unbelievably small number of women in the industry. We have women recruiting for the sector but so few women in it. Not a surprise to most, but when so many sectors are now beginning to achieve a greater equality (Well… apart from the BBC apparently!)  construction, engineering and others similar are really behind the curve. So I am setting myself a goal for my final few weeks, to produce content promoting the achievements of women. I don’t expect to change anything but I want to spend some time shouting about the numbers, very talented women working in male dominated industries, and the even bigger amount of potential talent out there. It’s great working for a company where you have the freedom to be creative with ideas. Some of my ideas have been unique and deliverable some have been awful and embarrassing, despite the latter I have never felt nervous about pitching them to the team. This bad brew making, healthy lunch eating, skiver is still very happy and looking forward to what the next few weeks will bring… who knows maybe one day they will agree to my idea to add a “Leeds United Appreciation” page to the website and having #UnlimitedMalteaserMondays…
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