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  • England - £42,000 to £45,000 pa

    Location: Birmingham or London Base (Opportunity to work from home)£42,000 - £45,000 per annum40 Hours per week25 Days Holiday per annumPension ContributionsPermanent Position Position Overview Knowledge of the full construction project process from inception to completion and future maintenance.Supply chain management and procurement techniques, estimating and surveying functions.Tendering, management and delivery of various subcontract packages primarily in connection with Fuels Infrastructure g. Tanks, pumps, pipelines, valves, gaugesParticipation in the management of the supply chain and project costs of construction/fuels projects to ensure the overall financial success of a project.Measurement and valuation of works in progress in-accordance with industry standard forms of method of measurement and contract.Analysis of rates and prices, agreement of early warning and compensation events (variations).Responsible for the commercial management of all or part of a project and/or a number of trade packages within the project. Circa £5m per annum on averageUK Based role, international projects - Either home working, Birmingham or London BaseOccasional, infrequent travel to site if require Responsibilities To ensure the full and proper implementation of the Company's Procedures;To generate/maintain relevant records, accurate filing and support for all commercial functions;To ensure the prompt and regular submission of main contract payment applications and subsequent cash collection together with the preparation of sub-contractor payments;To prepare draft sub-contracts to the level of responsibility delegated by the individual's supervisor;To monitor sub-contractor performance in consultation with senior staff;To participate in pricing variations/design cost control/value engineering;To participate in the recording of delays & preparation of any request for extensions of time;To participate in the settlement of main contract final accounts;To attend meetings with other stakeholders (if so delegated to do);To assist senior staff in the compilation of data to monitor individual contract performance on a monthly and quarterly basis;To apply a neat and accurate approach in all day to day activities and to strive to enhance one's own professional capability;Possible future project managementAny other duties relevant to the role. What we are looking for: Experience of working on a live project, undertaking measurement and valuation functions; ideally fuel infrastructure relatedExperience of managing low risk sub-contractors;Experience of processing subcontract payments;Understanding of Projects/construction (Building, Mech, Electrical and Civils, Downsream Fuels Projects )Basic knowledge of different industry contracts;Basic understanding of risk in construction process;Basic understanding of the relevance of the construction programme.Adept at understanding construction drawings and able to measure and take off accurately;Understanding of the inter-relationship between bills, specifications and drawings;Understanding the importance of Company Procedures;Understanding of construction contracts in relation to projects and of the relevance of sub contract terms and conditions;Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplined team;Able to prioritise and work to one's own initiative;Ability to communicate effectively with a range of people;Able to read a construction programme and relevance of the critical path (desirable);Understanding of H&S issues at work (desirable);Awareness of dispute resolution procedures (desirable).Possible future project management capability

  • South Wales - £50,000 to £60,000 pa

    Role: Project Manager - Civil Engineering Salary: £50,000 to £60,000 plus package. Location: South Wales Are you an experienced Project Manager who has worked across a broad range of Civil Engineering Projects? Are you looking for an opportunity to lead a team on a complex scheme in South Wales for an International Civil Engineering Contractor? Then a role within this Market Leading business could be for you. My client is looking to recruit a dynamic Project Manager to join a growing regional business unit within a Tier 1 Civil Engineering Contractor delivering schemes across the Highways, Rail and Airports Sectors. Previous Project Management experience, having worked within a breadth of Civils schemes is highly desirable. The successful candidate will be an integral part the Operational team with responsibility for leadership and line management of the team along with interface with the client and external stakeholders. Your duties will include:Responsible for providing overall project management, project scoping, budgeting, client relations, and overall profit / loss responsibilities for projects.Preparation of contracts, risk assessments, method statements and report writing.Plan, coordinates and schedules all work activities to ensure quality service and timely completion of projects.Ensure that all operations are performed with the utmost regard for the safety and health of all personnel involved.Improve performance and assure supervision succession by training, developing and motivating all employees.Establish strong stakeholder relationships.Provide Leadership to ensure all works are resourced and carried out to the required specification.Maintain interface relationships with Clients and external stakeholders Ideal Qualifications include:Be a Degree, or HND qualified, engineer working towards professional accreditation.Have experience across a breadth of Civils SchemesHave experience of budget and commercial management. This is an excellent opportunity to join a rapidly expanding market leading company with advance orders and scope for career progression. Please contact Peter Morse as soon as possible if you think you are suitable for this role.

  • Surrey - up to £1 pd

    Role: Construction Manager (EMEA)Contract: 1 year + Location: Surrey, UK We have an exciting opportunity for a Construction Manger to work on contract for a leading Oil & Gas company based in Surrey, UK. The position is office based with UK & International travel required to both site and contractor organisations. Our client has recently won various projects throughout the EMEA regions and is now seeking a contract Construction Manager to execute the construction phases of regional projects and provide support during commissioning stages. This position will transition to site as a Construction Site Manager for a large project. To be the correct calibre for our client, candidates should match the following criteria:Degree qualified in EngineeringExperience in both Project Construction and Project Management positions with skills including budgeting, cost management, schedule management, admin and organisation skills and project planningExtensive knowledge and understanding of construction in the EMEA regions including RussiaStrong construction design experience and contract managementExperience in site construction management on Oil & Gas projects including turnkey construction scope which included installation of equipment and packages, pipework and E&I cabling, pipeline networks and infrastructure.You must be an experienced leader and developer of teams with a strong safety background This is a fantastic opportunity given the current market to join a busy organisation. Only candidates who match the above criteria can be considered for this opportunity.

  • Bristol - Salary negotiable

    Role: Project Manager - Structural SteelLocation: BristolOne of the Top Steel Specialist Contractors in the UK is currently looking for an exceptional Project Manager to join their business on a permanent basis to manage and oversee the steel structure phase of their construction projects.The company manage a number of large, well known projects in the industry and work alongside some of the best main contractors, so this would be a great position for someone who is experienced in the industry and would like to apply their skills, knowledge and experience on other well-known, large scale projects. Requirements/ability; Excellent knowledge and ability to read structural drawings, connection details and specifications of various qualityAbility to coordinate the Design; Production & Installation of Projects; fullyunderstand the project requirements/scope of works/specifications etc.ITP & Handover's to be managedAbility to produce programsAbility to liaise with Clients site team and engineersAbility to manage a team of Site Managers ensuring successful projects to their clientsAbility to liaise with the company buyer, workshop and QS's successfully working asa Team.Positive attitude to problems and dealing with staff of all levelsIf you have the required skills/experience required and are looking to join a well-established company in the industry, then please do not hesitate to contact Sharon O'Donnell at your earliest convenience.

  • Bristol - Salary negotiable

    Role: Project Manager - Structural SteelLocation: BristolOne of the Top Steel Specialist Contractors in the UK is currently looking for an exceptional Project Manager to join their business on a permanent basis to manage and oversee the steel structure phase of their construction projects.The company manage a number of large, well known projects in the industry and work alongside some of the best main contractors, so this would be a great position for someone who is experienced in the industry and would like to apply their skills, knowledge and experience on other well-known, large scale projects. Requirements/ability; Excellent knowledge and ability to read structural drawings, connection details and specifications of various qualityAbility to coordinate the Design; Production & Installation of Projects; fullyunderstand the project requirements/scope of works/specifications etc.ITP & Handover's to be managedAbility to produce programsAbility to liaise with Clients site team and engineersAbility to manage a team of Site Managers ensuring successful projects to their clientsAbility to liaise with the company buyer, workshop and QS's successfully working asa Team.Positive attitude to problems and dealing with staff of all levelsIf you have the required skills/experience required and are looking to join a well-established company in the industry, then please do not hesitate to contact Sharon O'Donnell at your earliest convenience.

  • Bristol - Salary negotiable

    Role: Project Manager - Structural SteelLocation: BristolOne of the Top Steel Specialist Contractors in the UK is currently looking for an exceptional Project Manager to join their business on a permanent basis to manage and oversee the steel structure phase of their construction projects.The company manage a number of large, well known projects in the industry and work alongside some of the best main contractors, so this would be a great position for someone who is experienced in the industry and would like to apply their skills, knowledge and experience on other well-known, large scale projects. Requirements/ability; Excellent knowledge and ability to read structural drawings, connection details and specifications of various qualityAbility to coordinate the Design; Production & Installation of Projects; fullyunderstand the project requirements/scope of works/specifications etc.ITP & Handover's to be managedAbility to produce programsAbility to liaise with Clients site team and engineersAbility to manage a team of Site Managers ensuring successful projects to their clientsAbility to liaise with the company buyer, workshop and QS's successfully working asa Team.Positive attitude to problems and dealing with staff of all levelsIf you have the required skills/experience required and are looking to join a well-established company in the industry, then please do not hesitate to contact Sharon O'Donnell at your earliest convenience.

  • Hampshire - Salary negotiable

    ROLE: Contracts Manager - SteelLOCATION: HampshireA market leading Steel Specialist is currently looking for a Contracts Manager to work on multi-million pound projects based across the UK.This opportunity gives you the chance to develop and train along side the Senior Project Manager and Operations Director. You will be overseeing the planning, technical design, fabrication and engineering aspects of each project.Please note this is a development role with a long term career progression plan for you to become a Senior Project Manager running your own million pound contracts. RequirementsTwo - 4 years years construction experience is essential. Experience within the steel industry is preferable.Degree desirableIf you would like to develop your career to the next step or progress from site work over to a more office based role with a experienced steel specialist this is the job for you! Get in touch with Sharon O'Donnell - Structural steel specialist at The Highfield Company

  • Netherlands - €24,000 to €35,000 pa

    Project Engineer - CommercialLocation: Ridderkerk, NetherlandsSalary: In the region of €24k - €35k per annum Our client is a leading OEM of rotating equipment. Due to company growth, they are now looking for an enthusiastic Project Engineer who will be responsible for the entire tender process, dealing with both technical issues and coordination of contracts. Experience/ knowledge required:Fluent in English and Dutch - EssentialQualified to degree level within a relevant subject - e.g. Mechanical EngineeringExperience with rotating equipment - compressors, generators etc.Experienced with tender process and contractsMust possess and ambitious and enthusiastic attitude with an appetite to develop yourselfResponsibilities:Reporting to the Project ManagerCoordinating the project teamSupport to field staffResponsibility for the entire tender processResolving technical issuesCoordination of contracts If you would like an exciting new challenge where you will have the opportunity to grow and develop with a leading, global company, then please don't hesitate to contact me on 01962 896 366 or on email

  • London - £60,000 to £70,000 pa

    Role: Project Manager - Structural SteelLocation: London One of the Top Steel Specialist Contractors in the UK is currently looking for an exceptional Project Manager to join their business on a permanent basis to manage and oversee the steel structure phase of their construction projects.The company manage a number of large, well known projects in the industry and work alongside some of the best main contractors, so this would be a great position for someone who is experienced in the industry and would like to apply their skills, knowledge and experience on other well-known, large scale projects. Requirements/ability; Excellent knowledge and ability to read structural drawings, connection details and specifications of various qualityAbility to coordinate the Design; Production & Installation of Projects; fullyunderstand the project requirements/scope of works/specifications etc.ITP & Handover's to be managedAbility to produce programsAbility to liaise with Clients site team and engineersAbility to manage a team of Site Managers ensuring successful projects to their clientsAbility to liaise with the company buyer, workshop and QS's successfully working asa Team.Positive attitude to problems and dealing with staff of all levelsIf you have the required skills/experience required and are looking to join a well-established company in the industry, then please do not hesitate to contact Sharon O'Donnell at your earliest convenience.

  • Netherlands - €32,000 to €49,000 pa

    Project Engineer - Global ProjectsLocation: Breda, NetherlandsSalary: In the region of €32k - €49k per annum Our client is a leading OEM of rotating equipment. Due to company growth, they are now looking for a Project Engineer to be responsible for coordination and leadership of global projects and ultimately act as the Project Managers right hand man. Experience/ knowledge required:Fluent in English and Dutch - EssentialQualified to degree level within a relevant subject - e.g. Mechanical EngineeringExperience with P&ID'sExperience with rotating equipment - compressors, generators etc.Good knowledge of designs and a strong eye for detailExcellent verbal and written communication skillsResponsibilities:Reporting to the Project ManagerCoordinating the project teamResponsible for coordinating the project from start to finishManaging drawings and documentsEnsuring product delivery to schedule and customer satisfactionRepresenting company at customer sites and supporting other departments If you would like an exciting new challenge where you will have the opportunity to grow and develop with a leading, innovative company, then please don't hesitate to contact me on 01962 896 366 or on email

  • South Wales - £45,000 pa

    We are seeking a qualified Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) professional with experience in the civil engineering/construction industry to cover our regions primarily in South Wales with the occasional travel to sites in the South West of England. Representing the first and main point of contact in the regions for all issues relating to SHEQ, promoting a positive attitude and proactive approach at all times;* Providing specialist SHEQ input to all regional staff through advice, guidance and support at all stages of project delivery including pre-construction activities such as prequalification and tendering* Identifying areas that require specific SHEQ improvement and assisting in organising and implementing improvement actions, in conjunction with the regional operational staff;* Recognise and acknowledge regional operational staff for good and best practice, initiative and effort; * Bring examples of good and best practice to the Regional and National Forums for further promotion, recognition and implementation;* Play an active role in the regional forums to share trends and lessons learnt and improvements across the construction division and wider business. * Carrying out a program of SHEQ inspections monitoring compliance with legislation standards* Ensuring that, where working practices are observed that pose a significant risk to SHEQ standards, the operation is stopped and appropriate communication, support, advice and assistance is given.* Ensuring that identified deficiencies are addressed appropriately, escalating significant or re-occurring issues to Senior Management and SHEQ Manager as appropriate.* Ensuring the implementation of the incident/ accident process across the division with the prompt reporting of all incidents and accidents on the system; * Working with Director(s) and the SHEQ Manager to determine and undertake an appropriate level of investigation following accidents and incidents;* Supporting the Quality Manager in retaining Certification to ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001* Working with the Director(s), SHEQ Manager and SHEQ Champion(s) to review performance and drive divisional improvements as part of the SHEQ Forum process.* Monitor current legislation and industry trends by maintaining links to industry bodies and associations to keep abreast of current industry trends and legislative changes;* Evaluate and review supply chain performance by monitoring the standards and operations of subcontractors and agency personnel as part of the inspection programme implemented in the division;* Carrying out a program of drug and alcohol tests in accordance with the policy and process of the company and in line with national targets;* Hold, or be working towards the NEBOSH diploma (essential)* Hold, or be working towards an Environmental qualification* Be a member of IOSH* Experience of managing health and safety for construction/civil engineering projects* A practical approach to health and safety* The ability to be flexible in their approach to work and be able to prioritise as required to ensure delivery of the project* Can demonstrate experience in being an effective team player* Ability to build good working relationships within a team and with other staff and clients * Have excellent communication, presentation, planning and decision-making skills at all levels Call Matt 01962 896 369 to talk further or find out if this could be your next opportunity.

  • Oxford - Salary negotiable

    Role: Section Engineer Location: Oxford Company: Tier 1 Global ContractorProject: HighwaysAn exceptional Section Engineer is required due to new project wins, to join my client, a leading, highly reputable, tier 1 Main Contractor, to help deliver both routine maintenance and highway improvement/ construction schemes across Oxford. DutiesManage all Site Engineering operations on a projectInput and support the Site Agent / Project Manager with the production of Construction Phase Plans, risk assessments and method statements and brief these out where requiredSupport the Site Agent / Project Manager on-site to ensure that work is carried out safely, on time, to budgetPromote, review and contribute to the development of safe systems of work.Liaise with commercial team and designers to record and capture changes identified on site.Liaise with Safety department for specialist advice and report all near misses / unsafe conditionsRequirements:Solid Civil Engineering backgroundCSCS CardDriving licenseHighways / Road Construction experience is desired In return for being a successful candidate you will be offered a competitive salary, depending on experience plus an attractive benefits / lodging package. This really is a fantastic opportunity to work with one of the market leaders in this field.

  • Cardiff - Salary negotiable

    Role: Graduate / Junior Quantity Surveyor Location: Newport / Cardiff Company: Leading Specialist ContractorA hardworking, driven Junior Quantity Surveyor is currently required for a market leading and award winning specialist Contractor. You will join the company at a pivotal time, working on multiple medium to high value projects within the Civil Engineering,and Construction industry - in particular Rail projects.Tasks:Prepare and Check financial forecasts and project reportsContract NegotiationCost Value Reporting/TrackingLiaise and agree monthly valuations with clientsMonitor labour, plant & other cost allocations, report cost deviations to budgetMaintain Cost reporting systems to manage the financial status of the projectRequirements:Suitable Qualification held or working towards (Quantity Surveying, Commercial Management, etc)Civil Engineering experience would be great, but not a mustDriven, motivated to learn This is a great opportunity to work with one of the market leaders in this field who can offer fantastic progression and development alongside a competitive salary and package.

  • Kent - Salary negotiable

    Role: Graduate / Junior Quantity Surveyor Location: Kent and London (occasionally) Company: Leading Specialist ContractorA hardworking, driven Junior Quantity Surveyor is currently required for a market leading and award winning specialist Contractor. You will join the company at a pivotal time, working on multiple medium to high value projects within the Civil Engineering,and Construction industry - in particular Rail projects.Tasks:Prepare and Check financial forecasts and project reportsContract NegotiationCost Value Reporting/TrackingLiaise and agree monthly valuations with clientsMonitor labour, plant & other cost allocations, report cost deviations to budgetMaintain Cost reporting systems to manage the financial status of the projectRequirements:Suitable Qualification held or working towards (Quantity Surveying, Commercial Management, etc)Civil Engineering experience would be great, but not a mustDriven, motivated to learn This is a great opportunity to work with one of the market leaders in this field who can offer fantastic progression and development alongside a competitive salary and package.

  • Dublin - €40,000 to €41,000 pa

    Quantity Surveyor - Dublin, Ireland (5+ years experience, International visas available) Our client is a leading main contractor operating throughout the UK & Ireland. They have several high-profile projects now live, with many more in the pipeline throughout the UK & Ireland where the construction market is booming. We are currently spearheading a recruitment drive on their behalf, looking for Quantity Surveyors at the 5-10 years' experience mark to join their team in Ireland - to be based on projects in Dublin. Suitable candidates will have QS experience with a well-known Western contractor - ideally in the Middle East. Fluent English language skill is essential and having worked with Irish/Brits or English speakers previously is advantageous. Prerequisites for the position include:Degree qualified5+ years post-graduate experience in construction as QSExperience on a $20m+ build contracting projectExperience working for a tier 1 Main Contractor/Western ContractorEnglish language must be fluent Our client is keen to interview as soon as possible and will be booking interviews with shortlisted candidates at the end of December 2018. We are particularly interested in candidates in the Middle East who could interview face to face in Dubai. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with an extremely well reputed main contracting company, in a fantastic location. It is also a fantastic opportunity for non-EU citizens to live and work in the EU. On offer will be a competitive salary package and a long-term position with the company. If you match the above criteria and would like to be considered for the role please contact Elliot House; Please note that due to a high volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.

  • West Midlands - £45,000 to £55,000 pa

    The Central Health and Safety Manager will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of the current SHEQ Strategy and objectives across their area of operations.The post holder must develop ownership and a proactive approach to Health and Safety. This role is to ensure that the compliance/Governance of the business is compliant at all times with all relevant Health and Safety legislation being implemented. It also provides a focus to the SHEQ Director for the provision and application of Health and Safety management across the contracts through maintenance of systems, support of project teams through leadership and co-ordination of activities.Duties and ResponsibilitiesProvide operational support for the delivery teams promoting operational ownership of Health and SafetyManagement of SHEQ Central Support teamEnsure a positive incident reporting culture within contracts, that all incidents are properly investigated and root causes established; ensure that root causes and recommendations are communicated across businessMonitoring and measuring Key SHEQ Performance IndicatorsImplement and share best practice through regular Area SHEQ BoardsContribute to the development to the BMS and management systemsLiaise with the client Health and Safety team to ensure the business meet their procedural and contractual reporting requirementsTarget key risk areas within the contracts/work streams and ensure measures are in place to minimise at all timesIdentify contract and work stream opportunities for innovationLiaise with Contract Directors and Contract SHEQ Resource to ensure a consistent approach across the businessWork with Contract SHEQ leads to drive consistency and implementation of initiativesUndertake Deep Dive reviews on each contractEnsure regimes of inspections and audits are planned and executed throughout contracts and recommendations and actions are closed out in line with the management systemMaintain and continue to build good relationships with Client Health and Safety Advisors, Managers and Head of SHEQ, ensuring constant communicationEnsure all CDM appointments are up to date and post holders have had successful competency assessmentsSupport tender submissions/award submissions within area of operationsSkills and Knowledge RequirementsPrevious experience in a similar role a- preferredQualified to Degree/NVQ Level 5 (or more)CMIOSHProven understanding of Health and Safety legislationStrong organisation and project management skillsStrong analytical skillsStrategic thinker with sound judgementAn eye for detail and drive for continuous improvementCommercial awarenessGood communications skills - written and verbalFully competent at using the appropriate company IT systems and office softwareProven influencing and negotiation skillsFull UK driving licenceWillingness to travelfantastic opportunity to join a main contractor call MATT 01962 896 369 or e-mail your CV

  • Essex - £45,000 to £60,000 pa

    Production Manager / Fabrication - Structural Steel Location: EssexSalary: £45,000 - £60,000 Plus Package (Based on Experience)My client is currently looking to employ a Senior Manager to over see the steel fabrication division of the business. Management of fabrication projects from initial client enquiry, preparation of quotations, order/project winning, processing of production documents and issuing to production teams.Management of production productivity.Management of Labour, Budgeting, Job programming, business Development P&L responsibility for the business unit.Maintenance of the existing CE system.Management of stock levels.Purchasing stock, this involves daily contact with suppliers on a project by project basis.Responsibility for the management, development and growth of the business unit.Required knowledge and experience Experience in the structural / architectural steel fabrication industry.Fully understand the fabrication processes in a small-medium sized work shop.Planning and programming experience In return you will receive a generous salary, opportunity to progress throughout the company and be part of a senior management team giving you the autonomy to run yours and your teams own work schedule. For more information please contact Sharon O'Donnell at The Highfield Company

  • Oxford - Salary negotiable

    Role: Senior Quantity Surveyor Location: OxfordCompany: Leading Specialist ContractorAn experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor is currently required for an award winning and market leading UK specialist Contractor, working on and managing multiple projects and DNO's within the Power transmission and distribution sector. Tasks:Prepare and Check financial forecasts and project reportsContract NegotiationCost Value Reporting/TrackingLiaise and agree monthly valuations with clientsRequirements:Suitable Qualification (in Quantity Surveying, Commercial Management etc) Suitable Experience (in Utilities, Power, Transmission or Civils)Experience compiling monthly applications including management of variation accounts/ compensations events and pricing these from first principles

  • Devon - Salary negotiable

    Role: Assistant Quantity Surveyor Location: Devon Company: Tier 1 ContractorProject: Highways A hardworking, driven Quantity Surveyor is currently required for a market leading, global Tier 1 Contractor. You will join the company at a pivotal time, working on major long term, Highways Infrastructure projects across Devon. Tasks:Assist the QS with the measurement and recording of works providing photographic and documentary evidence obtained from site visitsAgree sub-contract applicationsPrepare and submit of client billingIdentify contract variationsAssist with Cost and value reconciliations on complete works and works in progressRequirements:Suitable Qualification held or working towards (Quantity Surveying, Commercial Management, etc)Driven, motivated to learnGood verbal and written communication skillsThis is a great opportunity to work with one of the top Contractors who can offer fantastic progression and development alongside a competitive salary and package.

  • London - Salary negotiable

    Job Title - Senior Quantity SurveyorLocation ­- LondonSalary - £60,000 - £70,000Our client specialises in the design, build and management of structural steel work Projects, predominantly in London. They now seek an additional QS to join their team and they offer a very competitive salary for the right candidate, negotiable dependent upon experience.Job description & Responsibilities for Quantity SurveyorOur client has several live projects across the London/Greater London area as well as a healthy pipeline on major projects. Some of your responsibilities whilst working with our client will be:Responsible for managing all project costs from pitch to completion.Undertaking cost analysis & preparing reconciliation documents.Attending meetings and liaising with stakeholders on commercial matters.Monitoring the cost of site resources.Inspecting and valuing sub-contract works.Completing sub-contract orders & payments efficiently to avoid any discrepancies.Preparing & sending out accurate Bill of Quantities documents.Aiding with monthly cost & value reports, quarterly reports & cash flow information.Key Skills & QualificationsDegree QualifiedIdeally some experience in quantity surveying for Construction projectsExcellent people skillsCommercially awareTeam playerExcellent written and verbal communication skillsIf this role is of interest to you then please contact Sharon O'Donnell on 01962 896 353

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The Highfield Recruitment Company Limited

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We are The Highfield Recruitment Company Limited of 29 Carlton Crescent, Southampton, SO15 2EW. We are registered in England & Wales under company number 07010303.

As a business which relies upon having access to a database of pre-qualified Candidates to meet our Clients’ requirements, data is essential to our business. Our systems and processes are designed to ensure that we can provide the best possible service to our clients while operating within the law at all times and protecting individuals’ data privacy rights.

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Candidate means a person who is registered with The Highfield Company as seeking or potentially seeking new employment or engagement. This includes individuals who are not actively seeking a new role but who would like to remain in contact with The Highfield Company about potential opportunities which may be of interest from time to time.

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If you are a Candidate, we may obtain personal data relating to you:

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If you are a Candidate, we may collect, store and process the following types of personal information about you:

  • Personal contact details such as name, title, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses;
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We may also ask for your consent to collect, store and use the following "special categories" of more sensitive personal information:

  • Information about your race or ethnicity;
  • Information about your health, including any medical condition, health and sickness records; and
  • Information about criminal convictions and offences.

If you are a Client Contact, we will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:

  • Personal contact details such as name, title, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses;
  • Your job title and position within the Client organisation; and
  • Any background information relating to your personal circumstances, your work history and the role which you perform within the Client which you may provide to us in the course of your dealings with us.

We do not collect, store or use any “special categories” of sensitive personal information if you are a Client Contact.

If you are a Referee, we will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:

  • Personal contact details such as name, title, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses;
  • Your job title and position within your employer; and
  • Any background information which you may provide to us in the course of your dealings with us.

We do not collect, store or use any “special categories” of sensitive personal information if you are a Referee.

If you are a Supplier Representative, we will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:

  • Personal contact details such as name, title, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses;
  • Your job title and position within the Supplier organisation; and
  • Any background information relating to the role which you perform within the Supplier which you may provide to us in the course of your dealings with us.

We do not collect, store or use any “special categories” of sensitive personal information if you are a Supplier Representative.

How We Use Personal Data

If you are a Candidate, we may use your personal data to:

  • Assess and verify your potential suitability for employment with a Client;
  • Contact you in relation to any potential employment opportunities with a Client;
  • Introduce you to our Clients and potentially arrange for you to fill a Client vacancy;
  • Stay in regular contact with you to understand your current position, career aspirations and motivation for finding new employment;
  • Where applicable, make payments to you or arrange for any third-party company through which you may contract to make payments to you;
  • Contact you to ask for a referral;
  • Produce anonymised statistical data;
  • Comply with our legal obligations, defend or bring any legal proceedings and prevent fraud or any other crime; and
  • Conduct equal opportunities monitoring.

If you are a Client Contact, we may use your personal data to:

  • Contact you to obtain information about our Client’s requirements;
  • Liaise with you so that we may effectively perform the services to our Client;
  • Obtain a reference for a Candidate;
  • Contact you for invoicing and credit control purposes;
  • Comply with our legal obligations, defend or bring any legal proceedings and prevent fraud or any other crime.

If you are a Referee, we may use your personal data to:

  • Contact you to obtain a reference on a Candidate;
  • Provide a copy of the reference to our Client;
  • Comply with our legal obligations, defend or bring any legal proceedings and prevent fraud or any other crime.

If you are a Supplier Representative, we may use your personal data to:

  • Liaise with you in respect of the services which are being provided by the Supplier;
  • Contact you in relation to billing matters;
  • Comply with our legal obligations, defend or bring any legal proceedings and prevent fraud or any other crime.

Our Lawful Basis for Processing Data

We have determined that we have a legitimate interest to process your personal data where you are:

  • A Candidate, on the basis that it is necessary for us to maintain a database of individuals who are (i) actively seeking new employment with a Client or (ii) potentially suitable for employment with a Client. By processing your personal data and contacting you from time to time, we are able to gain an understanding of your current role (where applicable), your skills and experience, and your career aspirations. Our processing of your personal data is therefore of benefit to:
  • You, as it assists us to identify new employment opportunities about which you might not otherwise been aware and to give general advice and guidance in support of your career development;
  • Our Clients, who rely on us to have access to suitable, pre-qualified candidates who can fill their requirements; and
  • Us, as we are a commercial enterprise which relies upon being able to introduce Candidates to our Clients

If you are a Candidate, we may also need to process sensitive (special) personal data relating to you. The type of sensitive personal data which we might process includes (i) information about any medical conditions or disability insofar as they are relevant to the type of work which you are proposing to carry out (ii) information about any unspent criminal convictions and, where relevant to the type of role which you are carrying out, spent convictions, police warnings etc and (iii) information about any trade union of which you are a member (but only insofar as it relates to an employment claim or pay and working conditions on a client site).

We are acting as an employment agency and/or an employment business in our dealings with you. In accordance with Article 9 (2)(b) of the GDPR, this sensitive personal data is necessary for performing our obligations as an employment agency/employment business and is used solely for this purpose. Any sensitive personal data shall be removed in accordance with our policy on data retention.

We may also process equal opportunities information relating to you, but will be anonymised and, at that stage, is not personal data.

  • A Client Contact, on the basis that we need to be able to contact and interact with the individuals who are employed or engaged by our Clients. This will allow us to effectively provide services to them, better understand their requirements and generate revenue for our business.
  • A Referee, on the basis that we are generally required to obtain references to comply with our contractual obligations to third parties and, in some instances, we are under a legal obligation to do so. It is therefore necessary and reasonable for us to process personal data relating to you strictly for compliance with these obligations.
  • A Supplier Representative, on the basis that we need to be able to contact and interact with the individuals who are employed or engaged by our Suppliers. This will allow us to ensure that our Suppliers provide us with the best possible service which, in turn, is of direct benefit to both our Candidates and our Clients.

Where We Process Personal Data

Your personal data is held and processed by us in the United Kingdom.

In addition to our database, we may use Microsoft OneDrive to store personal data relating to you. We have ascertained that this data is kept within a data centre within the United Kingdom.

We have put in place appropriate safeguards to ensure that your data is only transferred to jurisdictions with enforceable data subject rights and effective legal remedies in respect of data privacy breaches. We will therefore only transfer your personal data to jurisdictions outside of the EEA where:

  • There are binding corporate rules in place regarding the transfer of such data within the Group, in accordance with Article 47 of the GDPR. This means that the data transfer is between group companies and those group companies have agreed to share that data in accordance with the rules specified by the European Commission.
  • The European Commission has made an adequacy decision in respect of such jurisdiction. This means that the European Commission has pre-approved the data privacy regime in the relevant non-EEA country. At present, the European Commission-approved jurisdictions are Andorra, Argentina, Canada (commercial organisations), Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Israel, Isle of Man, Jersey, New Zealand, Switzerland, Uruguay and the US (limited to the Privacy Shield framework).
  • The transfer of data is subject to the model contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission. This means that we have a data-sharing agreement in place which complies with the requirements set out by the European Commission; or
  • You have expressly given informed consent to the transfer of such data. This means that you have not only agreed to the transfer but have done so in the knowledge that your data may be transferred to a jurisdiction which does not give you the same degree of protection as you have within the EEA.

Parties with Whom We May Share Data

If you are a Candidate, we may share your personal data for legitimate purposes with:

  • A Client where you have expressed an interest in being introduced to such Client or are being supplied to such Client on an assignment;
  • Any third-party which is engaged by the Client to assist them in the recruitment process including a managed service company, Recruitment Process Outsourcing provider or IT services provider;
  • A third-party company through which you are contracting;
  • A third-party company to which you have specifically asked to be introduced or referred, such as an insurance company or intermediary (umbrella) company;
  • Background checking services such as the Disclosure & Barring Service;
  • Industry bodies such as the Construction Industry Training Board and any similar organisations which are relevant to the market sector in which you work;
  • Third-Party Services Providers who in some cases may use their own subcontractors and sub-processors;
  • Our bankers and recruitment finance providers;
  • Governmental departments and agencies where we are permitted or required by law to do so.

We may also share your personal data with Clients on an anonymised basis where we have agreed to provide general statistical information to such Clients.

If you are a Client Contact, we may share very limited data relating to you with a Candidate where such sharing is strictly required for the recruitment process e.g. so that the Candidate may contact you directly. We will also share your personal data with Third-Party Services Providers for legitimate business purposes.

If you are a Referee, we will share with our Clients the details of any reference which you may give. We will usually provide your name, job title and employer name when doing so. In some circumstances and only when you have agreed to such disclosure, we will provide your contact details so that our Client may verify the reference or ask for further information. We will also share your personal data with Third-Party Services Providers for legitimate business purposes.

If you are a Supplier Representative, we will share your personal data with other Third-Party Services Providers for legitimate business purposes.

Our Website

If you interact with our website at www.thehighfieldcompany.com, we may process information relating to your usage of the website. However, unless you are submitting information through our website as a Candidate or Client Contact, the information which we process is anonymised and not therefore personal data within the meaning of the Data Protection Legislation.

Automated Decision Making

Automated decision-making takes place when an electronic system uses personal information to make a decision without human intervention.

All decisions which are made in the course of our business processes involve human intervention. We do not therefore expect to make any decisions about you using automated means, whether you are a Candidate, Client Contact, Referee or Supplier Representative.

Data Security

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. Details of these measures may be obtained from the Operations Director.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

Data Retention

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

Our standard data retention period is three years from the last date on which we are in actual contact with you i.e. where we actually speak with you or exchange correspondence. After this time, we will usually remove your personal data from our records.

Where we are required to keep any information (i) for auditing or compliance purposes (ii) to comply with our contractual obligations to third parties or (iii) in respect of any potential or actual legal proceedings, we shall keep your data for as long as is strictly necessary for these purposes, which is typically for seven years in respect of audit data which we may be required to produce for HRMC and/or to prove compliance with our contractual and legal obligations.

In some circumstances we may completely anonymise your personal information so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use such information without further notice to you.

Rights of access, correction, erasure, and restriction

Your duty to inform us of changes. It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal information changes during your working relationship with us.

Your rights in connection with personal information. Under certain circumstances, you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal information (a Subject Access Request). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it. You will not usually have to pay a fee to access your personal information but we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.
  • Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to remove or remove personal information where the personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purpose for which it was originally collected/processed or you have objected to the processing and there is no overriding legitimate interest for continuing the processing.
  • Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest and you object on “grounds relating to your particular situation.”
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to block or suppress the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it or if you have also objected to the processing as above.
  • Request the transfer of your personal information to another party when the processing is based on consent and carried out by automated means. This right is not applicable to any data processing carried out by The Highfield Company.

If you want to exercise any of the above rights, please contact the Operations Director in writing. We will consider your request and confirm the actions which we have taken in response to such request.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is an appropriate security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.

In the limited circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal information for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. To withdraw your consent, please contact the Operations Director. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for doing so in law. We will confirm the actions which we have taken in respect of any such request.

If you are unhappy with any aspect of the manner in which we have processed your personal data or dealt with your decision to exercise any of the rights set out in this section, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office in the United Kingdom. Their details are:

Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745

Email: casework@ico.org.uk

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, you can write to our Operations Director at The Highfield Company, 29 Carlton Cres, Southampton SO15 2EW. Alternatively, you may telephone us on 01962 397777 or email us at customerservice@thehighfieldcompany.com.