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Estimator (for Bakers of Danbury Ltd)

Established over 140 years, Bakers of Danbury is a well-known principal contractor which specialises in conservation of heritage properties, as well as one-off new builds.

Bakers of Danbury are looking for an Estimator who can estimate for repair works (mainly heritage buildings) as well as measured quantities (new builds). The successful applicant will estimate construction projects valued between £50,000 and £3,000,000 for the residential, commercial, ecclesiastical and education sectors. They will be a self-motivated individual, looking to grow their experience in estimating a wider range of projects.

Bakers of Danbury are a well-respected construction company locally and within the industry, with a commitment to the professional and personal development of all its staff by providing regular opportunities to undertake further training and personal development. All staff are invited to biannual staff social events at summer and Christmas. Bakers is a member of the Building Mental Health Charter and provide all staff with access to a mental health first aider, together with the opportunity to opt into contributory private healthcare.

Other benefits include employee life insurance, 22 days annual leave together with the statutory bank holidays, an annual salary review and bonus (in discretion of the Directors).

Responsibilities:

  • Make visits to proposed construction sites or private properties
  • Carry out site surveys, meeting the client and discussing their requirements and possibly suggesting options
  • Take off information from drawings and tender documents to calculate the cost of materials, plant, labour and sub-contract packages, in accordance with an agreed programme of works and procurement schedule
  • Obtain quotes for all predicted requirements from sub-contractors and suppliers
  • Prepare tender for adjudication with directors
  • Negotiate with one or more companies, whose bids are competitive to secure the best possible value for money
  • Collate detailed price lists of everything needed on each construction project
  • Liaise with others including contract managers, the client and design teams
  • Complete quality submissions and quotations for work
  • Instructing, valuing, and agreeing any changes to the established sub-contract orders as the works progress.

If you would like to register your interest, please email info@bakersofdanbury.co.uk or apply in writing to: Managing Director, Bakers of Danbury Ltd, Eves Corner, Danbury, Essex CM3 4QB.

Site Manager – Construction (for Bakers of Danbury Ltd)

We are looking to recruit an experienced Site Manager for modern refurbishment or new build projects valued between £0.5m & £1.5m.

The successful candidate must have extensive experience of working to tight deadlines in a commercial and local authority environment. Future projects may include restoration and conservation work.

Competitive salary and package

If you have the experience required and are interested in this opportunity, please email info@bakersofdanbury.co.uk or apply in writing to: Managing Director, Bakers of Danbury Ltd, Eves Corner, Danbury, Essex CM3 4QB.

Bricklayer (for Bakers of Danbury Ltd)

We are looking for Bricklayers to work on projects in Essex, Herts and Suffolk and carry out refurbishment, rebuilds and restoration, to historic and prestige properties.

Experience of working with lime mortars, pointing, and repairs would be beneficial.

The successful applicants will require a current driving license. Salary is negotiable, based on experience.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

If you would like to register your interest, please email info@bakersofdanbury.co.uk or apply in writing to: Managing Director, Bakers of Danbury Ltd, Eves Corner, Danbury, Essex CM3 4QB.

Trainee Heritage Building Craftsman (for Bakers of Danbury Ltd)

We have two vacancies for Trainee Heritage Building Craftsman within our Church Works department.

This is a full time, permanent position with an 18 month internal training programme built around an onsite based NVQ and externally accredited in-house training modules, which will enable the trainees to become qualified and skilled Heritage Building Craftsmen with the chance to progress further.

The Trainees will carry out a variety of conservation and restoration projects on churches, cathedrals and ancient buildings and will cover all learning and assessments onsite.

The successful candidates are likely to already have some experience within the construction industry, have a passion for historic buildings and are looking to use their existing knowledge and skills to advance their career in the sector.

On successful completion of the training scheme the candidates will have a varied and valuable skill set and continue to work on many interesting and varied church projects with the prospect of subsequent training and internal promotion.

If you would like to register your interest, please email info@bakersofdanbury.co.uk or apply in writing to: Managing Director, Bakers of Danbury Ltd, Eves Corner, Danbury, Essex CM3 4QB.

Site Supervisor / Working Supervisor (for Bakers of Danbury Ltd)

Due to an increasing workload, Bakers of Danbury are looking to recruit a directly employed Site Supervisor / Working Supervisor.

The successful candidate will ideally have a trade background, hold a current SSTS or SMSTS qualification, be experienced in working on historic and listed properties and have a full driving licence.

The role will include running small/medium sized projects and managing both directly employed trades persons and specialist subcontractors and working closely with project managers.

The company offers a competitive rate and package along with a company van and pension.

If you would like to register your interest, please email info@bakersofdanbury.co.uk or apply in writing to: Managing Director, Bakers of Danbury Ltd, Eves Corner, Danbury, Essex CM3 4QB.

Working Site Supervisor (for Pickford Builders, Dunmow)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Working site Supervisor to join our reputable and long established local Building Company.

The role is with our busy contract works department dealing with traditional building works throughout Essex and South Suffolk region, working with domestic and commercial clients.

The candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to manage the works of direct trades operatives and sub-contractors, whilst being able to deal with carrying out practical tasks of work. The role will involve the management of the site works, supported by the office based team. The right candidate will be given the opportunity to develop the role, with training as necessary and to work with a number of work streams that our company is involved with.

As a Working site Supervisor your duties will include:

  • Site based, working with our own tradesmen and specialist subcontractors to work on and oversee the daily operations on projects. Typically ranging £20 - 250k and occasionally larger
  • To liaise with office team, clients and professionals to keep the information flow
  • To assist in preparing and then monitor sequence programmes
  • Ensure correct use of site Health & Safety procedures and to assist in preparing Health and safety documentation
  • Site documents records keeping
  • Coordinate site operations, including arranging delivery and storage of materials
  • Set standards and oversee quality of works
  • Monitoring effective management of appointed subcontractors and their workmanship
  • Work in conjunction with Pickford Builders Ltd to manage client expectations.

Ideally you will have the following:

  • Must have SMSTS
  • First aid qualification
  • Tradesman and must have a wide based knowledge of the building practices
  • Previous experience in a similar role an advantage.

Other qualities required of the successful individual:

  • The person should be a positive individual prepared to join our team of dedicated professionals
  • The candidate should be capable of working as part of a team but also function well on their own
  • They must have excellent communication skills
  • Must possess a current driving licence

Package

  • Salary £36k – £40k
  • Company van for work use
  • 22 days annual leave
  • Paid bank holidays
  • Company auto enrolment pension

  • Pickford builders Ltd welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation

    Please email your CV to enq@pickfordbuilders.co.uk or apply in writing to: Pickford Builders Ltd, Unit 18, Zone D, Chelmsford Road Industrial Estate, Dunmow, Essex CM6 1HD

    Stonemason (for Bakers of Danbury Ltd)

    Required for restoration works to historic & ecclesiastical structures due to the continued growth of the company’s Church Works Department.

    Skilled craftsmen with relevant experience to work within and supervise a small site team of directly employed multi-skilled labour force & trade subcontractors, for all aspects of work to historic buildings in and around Essex and surrounding counties.

    Based near Chelmsford, direct employment, pay negotiable.

    If you would like to register your interest, please email info@bakersofdanbury.co.uk or apply in writing to: Managing Director, Bakers of Danbury Ltd, Eves Corner, Danbury, Essex CM3 4QB.

    Subcontractors needed for Insurance Repair wanted (for Bakers of Danbury Ltd)

    Our Specialist Insurance Repair Department are looking for subcontractors across all trades, to provide additional support within the following postcode areas: CB, IP, CO, CM, SS, RM, IG, ME, DA, CT and SG.

    Insurance repair works range from a full underpinning scheme, to repairing damage caused by vehicle impact, fire, flooding or an escape of water.

    Bakers of Danbury work closely with leading insurance companies, specialist loss adjusters and engineers to repair all types of insured risks to domestic, commercial and industrial premises, usually whilst still occupied.

    We understand it can be a difficult time when making an insurance claim, therefore it is important that our staff and sub-contractors are sympathetic and work closely with building owners and/or occupants to complete the repairs to a high standard, with minimal disruption and inconvenience.

    If you would like to register your interest, please email info@bakersofdanbury.co.uk or apply in writing to: Managing Director, Bakers of Danbury Ltd, Eves Corner, Danbury, Essex CM3 4QB.

    Experienced Bench Joiner (for Bakers of Danbury Ltd)

    We are looking to recruit a Bench Joiner to join our expanding Joinery division specialising in bespoke, ecclesiastical joinery. The successful applicant will have previous experience with woodworking machinery. They will have a strong background working as a Bench Joiner on windows, doors, stairs and fitted furniture whilst working independently from production drawings.

    Key Skills Required:

  • Able to manufacture high quality bespoke joinery products
  • Able to read and understand CAD and pdf drawings
  • Work from your own cutting lists taken directly off drawings
  • Experienced in operating & setting up of workshop machinery (eg. Planers, Thicknessers, Spindle Moulders and Cross-Cutting techniques)
  • Be hardworking with an eye for detail
  • Experienced in installing manufactured products individually and as part of a team
  • Observe Health and Safety rules and be observant of possible hazards in the work place
  • Ensure the workplace is kept clean and tidy
  • Work with the workshop manager to continually improve our workshop procedures to the highest level
    • Pay negotiable, based in Danbury near Chelmsford
      Hours of work: Mon-Thurs: 7.30am - 5:00pm, Friday: 7.30am - 4.30pm
      Salary: From £14 per hour, depending on experience

    If you would like to register your interest, please email info@bakersofdanbury.co.uk or apply in writing to: Managing Director, Bakers of Danbury Ltd, Eves Corner, Danbury, Essex CM3 4QB.

    Stonemason (for Collins and Curtis Masonry Ltd in Ipswich)

    An opportunity has arisen for a Stonemason within our sister company Collins and Curtis Masonry Ltd which is based in Ipswich.

    As a Stonemason you will be required to cut and shape stonework with a range of hand and power tools, working from templates and moulds, to give it a textured or polished finish (dressing), in accordance with design plans; you may also be involved in carving figures, lettering or pattern work.

    The role will be based at their production facility in Ipswich, Suffolk, but may also include visits to sites, along with site fixing for which training can be provided.

    The candidate would ideally have a minimum of 5 years’ post qualification experience; however, additional training can be provided to a candidate with the correct aptitude to work.

    The successful candidate should know/be able to:

    • Efficiently and effectively be able to work and dress natural stone.
    • Have good co-ordination and manual skills for cutting and shaping stone.
    • Follow and adhere to Health and Safety policy at all times.
    • Be able to work carefully and methodically.
    • Read drawings and plans.
    • Be accurate with dimensions.
    • Have an eye for detail to ensure quality control and high standards are met.
    • The ability to work as an individual or as part of a team.
    • Experience using Dimensional Saw beneficial but not essential.

    Salary: Depending on experience.