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Careers

Why join our team?

Developing a successful team doesn’t come easy, but at Horizon Construction we believe we have something rather special and unique. The company’s reputation for delivering exceptional construction projects is defined by the talent, personalities, diversity and commitment within its team across all areas of the business.

A career at Horizon Construction Group means being part of a collaborative team which goes the extra mile to ensure each other is supported to achieve their goals and deliver high-quality services to its clients. You’ll be working with some of the brightest minds in the industry, across a wide range of areas, and will be able to further your career aspirations through a structured personal development programme.

Within a friendly and professional environment, there’s a culture that enables everyone to achieve their true potential. From the very start, focussed on the company values, you’ll be encouraged to lead: to lead with your expertise, to lead on your personal development and to lead by inspiring others (e.g. colleagues, clients and other interested parties).

Horizon Construction Group is an equal opportunity employer and proud of a diverse and inclusive workplace. We recognise that the mental well-being of our staff is as important as their physical well-being, so we aim to provide a safe, healthy and enjoyable environment for all, wherever they are working.

How do we support your career?

Horizon Construction Group actively promotes a learning culture across the company, where staff support and learn from each other to further their knowledge and understanding of practices and principles involved within their role, the construction industry and delivering continuously improving services to clients.    

Through a structured, regularly reviewed personal development programme there will be training opportunities for developing new skills, as well as enhancing existing ones, and progressing within the company. You’ll also benefit from the company’s involvement in a broad range of construction areas and specialisms.

All staff are also encouraged to play an active role in the development of the company and to shape its future. The company has an open-style of management where managers, senior management, directors are accessible and approachable at all levels.

Horizon Construction Group recognises the importance of investing in its people to support their career aspirations. It offers a programme which supports existing staff, management trainees and apprenticeships in structured training/educational courses or work-based learning qualifications. This includes academic, vocational and distance learning courses.

We invest in our people and provide a strong benefits package, which includes:

  • 24 days of holiday, plus bank holidays and December holiday shut down
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Highly competitive maternity and paternity package
  • Private medical insurance
  • Sponsorship of education schemes (on approval)
  • Continuous on the job training and development
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme

Current vacancies

We have the following job vacancies:

Even when we have no job vacancies, we invite you to email your CV to us so it can be considered when any new opportunities arise.  Also, see our future job vacancies based on expected project and resourcing requirements. By sending your CV, you agree to our privacy policy for the processing and care of your personal information.

STRICTLY NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES – APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

There are currently no job vacancies, however, we invite you to email your CV to us so it can be considered when any new opportunities arise. By sending your CV, you agree to our privacy policy for the processing and care of your personal information.

Job vacancy: Quantity Surveyor

Status: Active

Status: Not active / Position filled

The successful candidate must have at least 5 years’ post qualification experience. They will be dynamic and enthusiastic and wanting to provide an exceptional service. They are expected to work on their own initiative but must be able to interact well with other members of the team. They will have relevant experience running multiple projects of similar type and value to those undertaken by Horizon Construction, and be comfortable with all aspects of the surveying role from tender through handover to final account.

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Job title: Quantity Surveyor
Type: Full-time
Location: Colchester, Essex
Salary: Competitive + Benefits

Key responsibilities

  • Reporting into and keeping the Managing Surveyor informed of commercial issues.
  • Procuring subcontractors to meet the programme and budget requirements, using organisational skills and experience to maximise opportunities.
  • Preparing accurate cashflow and cost value reconciliation reports, including analysis of project risks and opportunities.
  • Producing reliable site and on-screen and measures across the full range of packages.
  • Analysing subcontractor accounts, assessing applications and preparing payment certificates.
  • Reviewing contract documents and amendments to present to senior management.
  • Managing contractual obligations and providing advice during the project.
  • Maintaining and building on relationships with clients and consultants.
  • Produce monthly valuations, manage change control and agree final accounts.
  • Ensure that company policies and procedures are followed.
  • Provide feedback on subcontractor and commercial performance to senior management and the estimating department.

NOTE: The list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and is intended to give an overview of the requirements. The company expects a degree of flexibility and for the employee to carry out all reasonable requests in connection with the role. The job description may be subject to changes/amendments from time to time.

Key requirements

  • 5 years’ post qualification experience.
  • Communicates concisely, courteously and accurately, both verbally and in writing.
  • Dynamic, enthusiastic and customer-focused.
  • Is approachable and responsive.
  • Strong commercial acumen and negotiation skills.
  • Willingness and flexibility to learn new skills and working practices, as required.
  • Keen to develop their career in construction.
  • An eye for detail and understanding the expected standards to be delivered.
  • A good understanding of modern construction techniques.
  • Competent in IT skills and software packages that are relevant to the role – includes Microsoft Office 365 and construction accounts management software.

To apply for this role, please email us your CV using the button below. Please also email us with any questions you may have. By sending your enquiry and CV, you agree to our privacy policy for the processing and care of your personal information.

Job vacancy: Estimator

Status: Active

Status: Not active / Position filled

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team within the estimating department. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has the relevant qualifications, skills and experience to succeed in this role. The individual will become an integral part of delivering exceptional construction solutions to our clients. You will be supported by the team members in your department and will be encouraged to progress within your role.

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Job title: Estimator
Type: Full-time
Location: Colchester, Essex
Salary: Competitive + Benefits

Key responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Managing Estimator (Line Manager) and be responsible for Assistant/Trainee Estimators. Key interfaces will also include the Commercial Director and Construction Director.
  • Upon receipt of tender documents, review and prepare a report identifying the project details, including deliverables required as part of the bid submission.
  • Pricing preliminaries in conjunction with contract staff, as required.
  • Identifying and preparing a log of project risks for discussion and agreement at tender settlement.
  • Dealing with all amendments issued during the tendering period, including liaison with key team members to discuss information required and issue of requests for information, as appropriate.
  • Carrying out site visits and act as an ambassador of the business, take appropriate photographs and preparation of a report.
  • Packaging up enquiries and sending out to the market, including the selection of appropriate supply chain partners. Continued liaison and engagement with the supply chain to ensure competitive and compliant bids are received.
  • Comparisons of quotations received from the market and entering onto estimating software.
  • Preparing tender sum analysis/pricing document/bills of quantities etc.
  • Taking of dimensions from drawings, as required.
  • Preparing reports for presentations at tender settlements.
  • Assessing re-buy achievable on projects with others.
  • Preparing cost plans for budgets and Stage 1 tenders.
  • Assist in the preparation of tender submission documents, including contractor’s proposals for design elements.
  • Attending internal and external tender meetings.
  • Post-tender financial negotiations.
  • Liaison with design consultants during the tender process to obtain design information and ensure the most viable construction processes are adopted.
  • File tender documents in accordance with standard company procedure.
  • Explore elements of the design information to provide possible value engineering proposals.
  • Preparation of budget estimates/cost plans from early-stage design information, including developing as the scheme progresses.
  • Reporting responsibilities include Priced Tender Sum Analysis/Bills of Quantities, priced preliminaries, Tender Settlement reports and tender risks/clarifications.

NOTE: The list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and is intended to give an overview of the requirements. The company expects a degree of flexibility and for the employee to carry out all reasonable requests in connection with the role. The job description may be subject to changes/amendments from time to time.

Key requirements

  • Experienced in computerised estimating (EValuate).
  • Competent with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Commercial acumen and an understanding of current market rates.
  • Be able to estimate using first principles.
  • To be able to produce accurate results within the time-pressured environment of pre-contracts.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of various construction processes and keeping up to date with new innovations within the industry.
  • Ability to work on multiple tenders simultaneously.
  • Using strengths to identify potential weaknesses in the team and provide support to others when possible.
  • To be able to demonstrate suitable experience in a similar capacity within the industry.
  • Is comfortable working both on an individual basis and within a team environment.
  • Is approachable and responsive.
  • Communicates concisely, courteously and accurately, both verbally and in writing.

To apply for this role, please email us your CV using the button below. Please also email us with any questions you may have. By sending your enquiry and CV, you agree to our privacy policy for the processing and care of your personal information.

Job vacancy: Administrator

Status: Active

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Job title: Administrator
Type: Full-time
Location: Colchester, Essex
Salary: Competitive + Benefits

 

  • Responsibilities

    Your responsibilities include the following: 

General

  • Dealing with incoming telephone calls
  • General/Archive filing
  • Set up site files for new sites
  • Manage office stationery supplies & requirements & ensure ongoing competitive purchases
  • Co-ordinate meetings for office staff as required
  • Minute taking/dictation
  • Provide assistance to Office Manager
  • Opening and distributing daily post
  • Monitor/Log Aftersales defects and report to Customer Care
  • Daily monitoring & distribution of ‘enquires@’ emails
  • Maintain Printers
  • Recycling office supplies (toners)
  • Update Project list
  • Booking of meeting rooms 
  • Assisting with Dropbox
Construction Department
  • Assist Quantity Surveyor’s with the issuing/tracking of Subcontract orders
  • Chasing outstanding Subcontractor PQQ’s and Insurance
  • Enquiry management for Quantity Surveyors – Issuing, tracking & chasing
  • Administration of payment certificates
  • Collate project profile reports
  • Monitor drawing inbox, print and distribute accordingly
  • Assist contracts managers with letters and emails
  • Collate operation and maintenance manuals on completion of projects
Estimating Department
  • Monitor estimating inbox
  • Set up new tender enquires and files for quotations
  • Printing of documents and saving electronically
  • Tender acknowledgement & checking of documents received for completeness
  • Chase tender enquiry returns/compile unsuccessful emails
  • Direct technical enquiry queries to relevant project estimator
  • Receive tender amendments, print file and issue to relevant parties
  • Schedule tender settlement and interim review meetings in accordance with return dates inform relevant parties
 

NOTE: The list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and is intended to give an overview of the requirements. The company expects a degree of flexibility and for the employee to carry out all reasonable requests in connection with the role. The job description may be subject to changes/amendments from time to time.

Key requirements

  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Word is required as is a basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • The ability to communicate effectively with other members of the team is a necessity
  • Knowledge of the construction industry would be an advantage but is not essential

To apply for this role, please email us your CV using the button below. Please also email us with any questions you may have. By sending your enquiry and CV, you agree to our privacy policy for the processing and care of your personal information.

Future job vacancies

Horizon Construction Group is a forward-thinking and innovative construction company. We are constantly planning ahead to match the growth in demand for our services with new resourcing requirements. We are defined by the exceptional people within our team, so we heavily invest in their development and wellbeing. We believe the success of our future team of people is as important as our current team. Therefore, we promote future job vacancies with the essential aim of ensuring our clients continue to receive exceptional services.

Our expected future job vacancies are shown below. If you would like to register your interest in one (or more) of the roles, please complete all 4 steps in the form. You’ll be asked to upload your CV – permitted file types are doc, docx and pdf and the maximum file size is 2MB. If you match our requirements for the role, you’ll be contacted as soon as it becomes available. We also recognise that things do change, both for you and us, so if you are no longer available or interested at the time we contact you, we will simply amend or delete your details.

By registering your interest in a future job vacancy, you agree to our privacy policy for the processing and care of your personal information.

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