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Job Opportunity: Accounts Assistant/Administrator

Accounts Assistant / Administrator

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 a vacancy for an Accounts Assistant / Administrator to support our busy Accounts department.

Basic duties of the role will include:

  • Accurate and timely processing of sub contract pay certs, purchase invoices and supplier statements.
  • Completing purchase ledger tasks within issued deadlines.
  • Creating purchase orders within accounting system.
  • Preparation of nominal ledger journals, miscellaneous receipts and payments.
  • Preparing Ad-Hoc invoices and reports for weighbridge activity along with recording vehicle information upon entering/exiting our site.
  • CIS submissions to HMRC.
  • Liaise with suppliers, sub-contractors and internal departments.
  • Dealing with employee accommodation, travel and expenses.
  • Administration of company fuel cards and fuel reports.
  • Cross support other team members with a view to meeting deadlines.

Essential skills and experience required:

  • Must have a minimum of 1 year experience working within an Accounts/Finance department.
  • Computer literate including MS Office packages.
  • Knowledge of accounts payable/general ledger procedures.
  • Knowledge of experience of month end processes.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must have a strong ability to manage their own workload and prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision and work within deadlines.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and be a pro-active member of the team.
  • Proactive, reliability and punctuality is key in this role with excellent attention to detail.

Qualification in Accountancy is desirable but not essential.

Job location:- Carnwath, South Lanarkshire.

Applications can be made via the BHC Job Enquiry Form.

 

 

Job Opportunity: Trainee Construction Programmer/ Planner

Trainee Construction Programmer/Planner

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 a vacancy for a Trainee Construction Programmer/ Planner to centralise all of the company’s project & labour plans.

Duties of the Programmer will 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.
  • Updating project and site teams with all new project planning information.
  • Produce weekly look-ahead programs and manage critical paths.
  • Advise project teams of any changes or threats and potential steps to counteract these.

Minimum requirements of the role:

  • Candidate must be qualified to degree level in Construction Management.
  • Candidate will preferably have 1+ years site experience together with experience of planning within the construction industry.
  • Working knowledge of the construction process and principles.
  • Great communication skills.

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 with site visits when required.

Applications can be made via the BHC Job Enquiry Form.

Job Opportunity: Trainee Estimator

Trainee Estimator

BHC is one of the UK’s leading Structural Steel Fabrication and Construction companies within the UK and Ireland.

Due to continuous expansion, the opportunity has arisen for a Trainee Estimator within our Estimating department (steel/construction).

There will be a mix of in house and external training provided to develop your skills which will include various software packages.

Estimators form an integral part of the commercial team and their role if often wide and varied as each project often holds a different challenge.

Duties of the Trainee Estimator will include: –

  • Review drawings, specifications and determine any unusual requirements that may apply to the project or sub contract items that may form part of the required scope.
  • Co-ordination of various sub-contract packages if applicable.
  • Discussions with client pre-tender period where required.
  • Prepare a schedule of quantities or ‘Take Off’ for the steelwork, allocating material and labour costs specific to a particular project.
  • The ability to interpret the information received and communicate with the client or colleagues is paramount.
  • On contract award, relay relevant information such as contract information including specifications, cost build-ups, programme, potential risks and contractual issues to our internal team responsible for constructing the project.

Experience and qualifications:

  • Preferably the successful applicant will be educated to degree/HNC/HND level in a construction based subject.
  • Ideally will have experience using AutoCAD software and experience using BIM.
  • Individuals are required to be self-motivated, determined and have strong mathematical capabilities.
  • Good communications skills.
  • Good IT skills with all Microsoft packages and the ability to pick up new software quickly.

Job location – Carnwath.

Application can be made via the BHC Job Enquiry Form. 

Job Opportunity: Main Contract / Civils Estimator

Main Contractor / 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 distribute 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

You’re qualifications and experiences 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 to Civils/Building works as well as various methods of measurement 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 of Microsoft Project or other project programming software.
  • Estimating software experience preferably Causeway.
  • Site experience is advantageous.

Job location – Carnwath with some site visits.

Applications to be made using the BHC Job Enquiry Form.

Fabricating Trusses for The Post Buidling

Fabricating Large Trusses

The Post Building, Truss

Last week in the BHC Workshop our Welder Fabricators worked on several large trusses for the redevelopment of the Post Building, London.

BHC sponsor Shotts Thistles AFC

BHC have sponsored the 2017 – 2018 Shotts Thistle AFC football kits.

Shotts Thistle AFC

The team comprise of a number of BHC’s workshop employees and apprentices with home games taking place at Calderhead High School, Shotts. Back in 2010, BHC were responsible for providing the structural steelwork and metal decking for the High School.

West Lothian College visit BHC.

Mechanical Engineering Students gain insight into BHC operations.

Recently BHC welcomed a group of Mechanical Engineering Students to our premises in Carnwath. The students were given a brief presentation and tour regarding their chosen specialist subjects including; materials used at BHC, manufacturing processes and facilities and the use of renewable energy sources at BHC.

Job Opportunity: Cost Management Accountant

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 a vacancy for a Cost Management Accountant within the Company who will report directly to the directors and senior management.

Candidates should have a minimum of three years’ experience developing project cost accounting methodology and processes as well as implementing these processes with ongoing projects.

Basic duties of the role:

  • Manage and drive through change initiatives as identified.
  • Understand and document key processes, whilst seeking streamlining opportunities.
  • Develop KPI reporting and analysis.
  • Challenge current ways of working, driving efficiencies and cost savings wherever possible and to set best practice across the organisation.
  • Be comfortable dealing with and working through issues and operational challenges with project teams and getting into details to ensure you understand the cost drivers of the business.
  • Reconcile and submit VAT returns to HMRC.
  • Prepare payroll reconciliations for Direct and Indirect wages.
  • Prepare Fixed Asset Schedule and depreciation allocation.
  • Any Ad-hoc financial reporting as required.
  • Manage and lead accounts department team and ensure all deadlines are met.

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Strong investigative & analytical ability.
  • Excellent attention to detail in order to accurately report any variances to budget for the duration of projects.
  • The individual must have a strong ability to manage their own workload and prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Good team player.
  • Demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm to making a valued contribution to the company.
  • Solid accounting skills, diligent and accurate.
  • Excellent spread sheet skills, including being comfortable with pivots, advanced formulae and charting.

Qualification in Accountancy is desirable but not essential.

Job Location:- Carnwath, South Lanarkshire

Applications can be sent via the BHC Job Enquiry Form

Job Opportunity: Assistant Administrator

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

We currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Administrator to support our drawing office and production teams.

Duties of the Administrator include:

  • Receive drawings from BHC / external drawing offices / technical personnel / external sources (Arch, Eng etc.) and upload to correct locations.
  • Update drawing registers.
  • Ensure correct revisions are on drawings.
  • Issue updated drawings and registers when changes happen or when requests are made to receive.
  • Review notification information and issue out lists of new information / drawings or links to relevant persons.
  • Send drawing packages when requested to BHC personnel.
  • Issue out weekly reports to BHC personnel or external clients where required.
  • Ensure BHC teams are kept up to date with latest information.

Requirements of the role:

  • Strong and confident communicator.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Microsoft Office proficient.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Experience in a similar role would be advantageous, but the willingness to learn and develop in the role are equally as important.

Job location: – Carnwath, South Lanarkshire.

Applications to be sent via the BHC Job Enquiry Form

Had-Fab Industrial Extension

Had-Fab Extension

BHC continue to make progress onsite at the Had-Fab factory extension.

Concrete floor slab is now being poured and side wall cladding installation is on-going. The extension will cover the existing gantry cranes used by Had-Fab to give protection to the materials stored under the cranes as well as providing cover to the Had-Fab employees whilst they work in this area.

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