William Grants

First Column Erected for William Grants Warehousing, Girvan

William Grant & Sons

BHC Ltd. erect the first column for new Bonded Warehouse for William Grant & Sons Distillers, Girvan.

Working with McLaughlin & Harvey, BHC Ltd. are erecting 200 tonnes of structural and 40 tonnes of secondary steelwork for the warehouse which will be used as a storage facility. The superstructure comprises a series of steelwork frames incorporating bracing in the plane of the roof and vertical bracing to the external elevations to transfer lateral loads arising from either wind loading or horizontal loads to the foundations.  The building is subdivided internally into four operational storage cells with the dividing walls provided by intermediate columns and horizontal restraint beams.


Site Engineer

Job Opportunity: Site Engineer – Vacancy Fulfilled

Site Engineer

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.

Due to expansion we currently have a vacancy for a 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 compiles with the contracted tolerance and issuing of the handover certificate.

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.

The Engineer must be competent in the use of Total Stations for both Surveying and Setting Out. In particular, experience with Leica Robotic Total Stations 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 the 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, hardworking 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 license is essential. In addition to this you will also 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 Surveying and Setting Out 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.

Job Location – Carnwath, South Lanarkshire

Applications to be sent via e-mail to : Kimberley Thorburn – kthorburn@bhc.ltd.uk


NHS Orkney

Distinctive Curved Form at NHS Orkney

NHS Orkney Hospital & Health Care, Kirkwall

Progress continues onsite at the new NHS Orkney Hospital & Health Care facilities in Kirkwall.

The structural steelwork is now well underway on the Isle of Orkney. The hospital features a distinctive curved form providing both shelter from the sometimes extreme environment of Orkney as well as highly functional clinical accommodation.

The building is based on a two-storey, form, with low-level pitched rood and orientated on the site to provide minimum impact to its domestic neighbours. The new purpose built hospital will include Accident & Emergency, surgical theatres, day surgery and cancer & palliative care etc.


Trainee Structural Detailer

Job Opportunity: Trainee Structural Detailer

Trainee Structural Engineer

BHC Ltd. is one of the UK’s leading Structural Steel Fabrication and Construction companies supplying and erecting fabricated steel nationwide with the UK and Ireland.
We are looking for Trainee Tekla operators to join our busy structural steel detailing and design office.

Tekla is the worlds’ leading structural detailing software and is at the forefront of the latest BIM collaboration techniques.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an understanding of steel structures and basic design principles in both civil and structural.

Graduates in Civil or Structural Engineering preferable.

Full Tekla software training will be provided.

Job location – Carnwath, South Lanarkshire.

Applications to be sent via BHC Job Enquiry Form.


BHC Erect 38.5m Trusses at Lydd Airport

Search & Rescue Helicopter Hanger, Lydd Airport

Search & Rescue Hanger begins to take shape.

From fabrication to erection. The 38.5 m trusses BHC Ltd. fabricated earlier in the summer have now been erected on site at the new Search & Rescue hanger at Lydd Airport.

The hanger is the final new-build base constructed for the UK SAR Helicopter service operated by Bristows Helicopters on behalf of HM Coastguard.

When complete the hanger will be used to house 2 state-of-the-art SAR Helicopters.

Previously, BHC ltd. have fabricated and erected the structural steel for five other UK SAR bases across the United Kingdom.