Working with BHC

BHC Ltd. is one of the UK’s leading Structural Steel Fabrication and Construction companies, supplying and erecting fabricated steel nationwide within the UK and Ireland.

We are always on the lookout for talented, driven people who are dedicated to continuing the success of BHC.

Have you got what it takes?

Our current vacancies are listed below – and also on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Part Time Cleaner

Reporting to various management, the role involves maintaining a consistent level of housekeeping, ensuring that all scheduled cleaning works are completed in a timeous fashion.

Key Objectives:

  • Upkeep of Builders Merchants including the cleaning and tidying of all shop displays.
  • Maintaining clean and tidy offices, kitchens and toilet blocks.
  • Making sure the outside areas of the shop are well presented clean windows, swept entrance etc.

To succeed in this role you will need:

  • Good attention to detail
  • The ability to work independently and use initaitive
  • To be reliable and responsible with a flexible approach to work.

The role will require a minimum of 12 working hours per week.

Job Location:- Carnwath, South Lanarkshire.

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the page.

HGV Class 1 Driver

We currently have a vacancy for an HGV Class 1 Driver.

As an experienced HGV Class 1 Driver you ideally will have:

  • Current C+E license
  • Valid Driver Qualification Card (drivers CPC)
  • previous experience in a similar role is preferred, however full training will be given. (steel loads and plant loads)
  • Telehandler and Cherrypicker experience also required but not essential as training would also be given

Other skills required: –

  • Good Timekeeping.
  • Hard working.
  • Reliable

Job Location:- Carnwath, South Lanarkshire.

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the page.

Excavator Driver

BHC require an experienced Excavator Driver to assist with our Main Contract, Industrial and Agricultural projects.

CPCS Card is essential.

As an experienced Machine/Digger Driver who has previously worked on Construction sites, you ideally will have:

  • Experience driving 13 and 20ton excavators
  • Ability to work under self-initiative and as part of a team.

Other skills required: –

  • Good Timekeeping.
  • Hard working.
  • Reliable.

Job location – Carnwath, South Lanarkshire / Various locations throughout the UK.

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the page.

Residential Site Manager

We are seeking an experienced Site Manager with a Residential background to build housing projects in the local area.

The Site Manager must have experience delivering residential developments of a similar scale, with a strong background in the housing sector.

Your key activities will include but not limited to:

  • Ensuring the project meets build programs and schedules with any problems being dealt with quickly and effectively.
  • Managing directly employed labour whilst onsite to ensure they have a full understanding of the programme dates.
  • Effectively monitoring and controlling work flows, staff resources, plant, material & call off schedules.
  • Timely production of accurate reports on progress for circulation to clients and internal teams as and when required
  • Responsible for accurate record keeping of quality control documents and material delivery.
  • Effectively liaising with project manager, architects, engineers and other service providers.
  • Ensuring that subcontract works are carried out in accordance with quotations and or specifications.
  • Monitor Health and Safety and amend/compile all necessary documentation
  • Great leadership, time management and communication skills, as well as the ability to motivate a team.
  • Meet with prospective buyers to agree specifications from a range of available options.
  • Pay particular attention to finishing’s of properties.

Qualifications/ Experience

  • Strong Site Management experience with a regional/national housebuilder
  • Strong trade background
  • CSCS Card at Site Manager Level
  • Valid First Aid at Work Certificate
  • Valid SMSTS Training Certificate

Good IT skills with all Microsoft packages and able to pick up new software quickly.

Job location – Carnwath, South Lanarkshire.

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the page.

Civil Working Foreman

Due to growth and expansion within our Main Contracting, Industrial and Agricultural division we are seeking Civil Working Foreman to join our Groundwork / Civils squads.

As a key member of the construction team you will be required to work within a team and undertake a wide variety of construction projects.

Experience as a working foreman is essential, working with a groundwork/ civils squad, ideally with experience working on various projects including agricultural.

You must also have an in date SMSTS/ SSSTS, CSCS with First Aid being desirable.

Reporting to the Construction Manager and Project Managers, you will be responsible for:

  • Plan the resources required in line with the site programme to ensure targets are met and monitor health and safety, ensuring all operatives are wearing the correct PPE.
  • Carry out site inductions, tool box talks, check certifications.
  • Understand the Company Health and Safety Policy and ensure that it is brought to the attention of all employees.
  • Supervise various trades and subcontractors.
  • Be involved with the construction of commercial and agricultural projects.
  • Various groundworks including the setting of levels and excavations, concreting works including slabs, foundations, formation works, drainage and reinforcement.
  • On larger projects, you may be required to coordinate and interface with other works such as steel erecting and cladding.
  • Expected to be aware and raise alarm at the presence of dangers on site and adhere to strict health and safety regulations.

Qualifications/ Experience

SMSTS/ SSSTS, CSCS and CPCS operating licences preferred (although training will be given).

Experience of carrying out the role with civils contractors/construction companies.


  • Leadership
  • High levels of self-motivation
  • Customer Focus
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Approachability
  • Peer relationships
  • Action Orientated
  • Planning
  • Time Management
  • Personal Learning
  • Team Working
  • Initiative

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the page.

Workshop Operatives

BHC is one of the UK’s leading Structural Steel Fabrication and Construction companies supplying and erecting fabricated steel nationwide within the UK and Ireland. 

We currently have various vacancies within our Workshop including;

  • CNC Operative –  Operators required for Peddinghaus and Kaltenbach CNC Plasma plate machines. Cutting and drilling 3-100mm plate in a fast-paced structural steel company.
  • Welders
  • Industrial Spray Painters
  • Structural Steel Loaders (nightshift)

When applying please state which job you would like to apply for.

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the page.

Maintenance Engineer

We have an opportunity for a Maintenance Engineer to join the company to assist with the efficient and effective management for the day to day running of the Manufacturing Facility.

You will be responsible for:-

  • Ensuring that the facilities , layout and machinery used to produce new and existing materials and goods run to their maximum efficiency and output.
  • Total preventative maintenance, managing breakdowns of mechanical, electrical and robotic equipment (including software programming).
  • People management and budgetary/cost reporting.

You will report to the Production & Works Manager.

Duties include but are not limited to:-

  • An ability to work well under pressure.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Relevant technical knowledge
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Efficiency and organisation
  • Teamworking skills
  • Shift working and overtime as required
  • Designing maintenance strategies, procedures and methods.
  • Carrying out routine scheduled maintenance work and responding to equipment faults.
  • Diagnosing breakdown problems.
  • Fitting new parts and making sure equipment is working correctly.
  • Carrying out quality inspections on jobs
  • Arranging specialist procurement of fixtures, fittings or components.
  • Controlling maintenance tools, stores and equipment.
  • Monitoring and controlling maintenance costs
  • Dealing with emergencies, unplanned problems and repairs.
  • Improving health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Working with specialist equipment such as CNC Saw, Drilling & Plasma Equipment.
  • Make sure Risk Assessments are carried out individually and departmentally.
  • Ensure that Heath, Safety and Environment requirements are adhered to.
  • Ensuring there is continuous cover of machinery and equipment in case of breakdowns.

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the page.

Site Engineer

The Site Engineer is responsible for ensuring the successful handover of structural steelwork. This includes ensuring the plumb, line and level of the steelwork complies with the contracted tolerance and issuing of the handover certificate. The Site Engineer will also be involved with some of the turn key projects which BHC undertake, this will include the engineer starting with a gen field site and working with all trades on site to the stage of handover to the client. The Site Engineer will be responsible for all works during this time, delivering as build drawings for all their setting out during this time.

As part of the role the Site Engineer is expected to carry out the following:

  • As built Bolt Surveys
  • Cast in Plate Surveys
  • As built Steel Surveys
  • Plumb and Lining of steel
  • Casting of bolts “Dead” (no cones)
  • Setting Out
  • TOPO Surveys
  • Work on their own and through their own work load.

The Engineer must be competent in the use of Total Stations for both surveying and setting out. In particular, experience with Leica robotic total station is advantageous.

The successful candidate will be able to take survey data and complete as built surveys using CAD.

An element of manual work such as below is expected:

  • Plumbing of steel by tightening bolts.
  • Moving steel into position using heavy hammer and wedges.
  • Setting of Bolts.

The Engineer must be conscientious, hard working and driven.

Site Engineers at BHC are responsible for several jobs at any given time and are expected to be able to travel between them, therefore a driving licence is essential. In addition to this you will also need require a current CSCS card. Please note that depending on the locations of Projects working away from home may be required.

Experience in the use of total stations for setting out and surveying is essential although not necessarily with a Leica Robotic Instrument. An Engineer with a sound fundamental understanding of setting out and surveying will quickly be able to adapt to using any instrument. A basic knowledge of CAD will also be useful.

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the page.

Steel Erectors

Due to continuous expansion we currently have a number of positions available;

  • Erection foremen
  • Steel erectors
  • Complete squads

Work will be UK wide with staying away duties included. The applicant needs to have a good head for heights and be physically fit, the works will be mainly external conditions.

CSCS cards will be an advantage.

Excellent career progression available within the company, pension system and statutory holidays provided.

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the page.

Graduate/Trainee Quantity Surveyors

We are seeking Graduate Quantity Surveyors to work in our Surveying Department.

An element of training will be required using software and systems, the final role will include and require

  • Manage all costs relating to projects including reporting
  • Assisting estimating where reqd.
  • Reviewing contracts and preparing contract documents.
  • Understanding and knowledge of types of contracts and conditions
  • Sub contract ordering
  • Preparing interim valuations / final accounts

Graduate Quantity Surveyor Essential Knowledge:

  • Proficient use and knowledge of software such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Project
  • Educated to degree level as Quantity Surveyor Preferred. HND level Considered.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor Essential Skills:

  • Well-developed client facing skills with a client orientated approach.
  • Commercially astute.
  • Ability to work within a team.
  • Excellent Communication, Interpersonal, Organisational & Planning
  • Able to balance competing priorities and meet personal targets within a fluctuating & demanding workload.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor Essential Attitudes:

  • Safety Focus
  • Customer Focus
  • Positive and Flexible Approach
  • Professional
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Open to Innovation
  • Open to Collaboration
  • Right First Time Approach
  • Proactive with ability to think ahead.
  • Strong Personality and Professional Approach.

Job Location – Carnwath, Lanarkshire, with some site visits.

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the page.

Mobile Crane Driver

We currently have a permanent position for a mobile crane driver, preferably we will be looking for the candidate to have the following:

  • Class C License
  • CPCS Mobile Crane
  • Experience of working with steel and concrete
  • Work to and adhere to the lift plan and RAMS

Working will be UK wide, willing to travel and from time to time stay away from home. Excellent career progression available within the company.

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the page.

Construction Programmer/ Planner

We currently have a vacancy for an experienced Construction Programmer/Planner to centralise all of the company’s project & labour plans.

Duties of the Programmer include:

  • Develop Construction/Tender Programs.
  • Conduct site visits and look through the works and drawings when required.
  • Review contractor schedules and schedule risk analysis.
  • Produce progress/program reports in conjunction with Project & Construction Managers.

Requirements of the role:

  • Operational experience together with previous significant experience of planning within the construction and steel industry.
  • Master programming – design, procurement, pre-commencement, construction, commissioning and production of design schedules.
  • Knowledge of project planning processes and the project life-cycle.
  • Knowledge of the procurement processes necessary for designing and building commercial projects.

Good IT skills with all Microsoft packages including Microsoft Projects or similar version and the ability to pick up new software quickly.

Job Location – Carnwath, South Lanarkshire (Site Visits as required).

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the page.

Main Contract / Civils Estimator

BHC are an established contractor who have various divisions within their Company Group.

Our long established Main Contract works division successfully uses the varied in-house resources of the group to offer clients a single point of contact for their project requirements whether it be traditional contracting, design and build or full turn key developments.

Due to continuous expansion we are seeking an Estimator with a Civils/Building background to join our Main Contract estimating team.

Your Key Activities will include but not limited to: –

  • Responsible for the preparation and subsequent negotiation of Tender submissions for Civil/Building projects.
  • Examine incoming tenders and review contract potential.
  • Measuring & ‘Quantity Take-Off’ from drawings.
  • Producing Bills of Quantities.
  • Sourcing pre-project information and analysing sub-contractor quotations, agreements & enquiries.
  • Build up tender price from first principles based on the scope of works, plans, specification & programme.
  • Cost planning.
  • Produce tender report in preparation for tender adjudication.
  • Attend pre & post contract interviews, client meetings etc.
  • Collect and distribution of feedback.
  • Investigate cost effective and/or alternative solutions.
  • Input data entry onto estimating software.
  • Comply with BHC Ltd procedures.
  • Maintain awareness of latest techniques.
  • Carry out other relevant duties as required from time to time.

Required Experience:-

Your qualifications and experience should be:

  • Ideally with 5 years or more of proven estimating experience with large Civils or Main Contract Companies.
  • An HNC or degree in Quantity Surveying or Civil Engineering. Not critical for an experienced estimator.
  • Experienced with various Forms of Contract, such as JCT and NEC, relevant Civils/Building works as well as various methods of measuring including SMM7 & NRM2.
  • Experience in Design & Build as well as other standard construction types of construction work.
  • A team player who is a confident communicator with all members of staff.
  • You must have excellent interpersonal skills; maintain good working relationships with colleagues, clients and suppliers and have a personable character.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to adhere to strict deadlines on a daily & weekly basis.
  • Microsoft Office proficient.
  • Ideally with experience in the use Microsoft Project or other project programming software.
  • Estimating software experience preferably Causeway.
  • Site experience advantageous.

Job location – Carnwath with some site visits.

Applications to be made via the BHC Job Enquiry Form.

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