Highlights of 2018

Highlights of 2018

Highlights of 2018



As 2018 comes to an end, BHC look back on our success on sites across the United Kingdom. 

This past year we have been involved in projects as far south as Drake Circus Leisure Development in Plymouth, to projects located as north as the Inverurie Community Campus.

We’ve worked on projects as small as the 20 tonne Dundee RCPP for MVV environment and as large as the 15,000 tonne redevelopment of the Edinburgh St James centre.


We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing what 2019 brings.

ESJ December

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James

BHC have been onsite at the re-development of the Edinburgh St James Centre for approximately six months. 

Throughout our Structural Steelwork contract we will be erecting almost 33,000 individual pieces of hot rolled steelwork to form the new shopping centre.

Below are our most recent images taken onsite throughout December.

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University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow – Learning & Teaching Hub

UOG - Learning and Teaching Hub


Richard Struthers, BHC’s HSQE Manager, recently visited the University of Glasgow to deliver a presentation to a group of Civil Engineering students regarding our involvement in the Steelwork fabrication and development of the new Learning and Teaching Hub on University Avenue.

BHC were successfully appointed by Multiplex as the steelwork sub-contractor for the new development. We will be fabricating and erecting over 980 tonnes of hot rolled steelwork and installing 5,387 square metres of metal decking.

The £90.6 million Learning and Teaching Hub will provide state-of-the-art learning and teaching facilities to the students of the University of Glasgow.

The hub can accommodate over 2,500 students and includes lecture halls, interactive teaching spaces, group study spaces and a cafe.

UOG - Three Images



Graduate Trainee Quantity Surveyor

Job Opportunity: Graduate/ Trainee Quantity Surveyor – Vacancy Fulfilled

Graduate Surveyor


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

Due to continuous expansion 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 you to:-

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

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 and planing skills.
  • Able to balance competing priorities and meet personal targets within a fluctuating and 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.

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 will be considered.

Job location – Carnwath, South Lanarkshire with some site visits.

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Application form found on the Recruitment page.

Trade Counter Assistant

Job Opportunity: Trainee Counter Assistant

Trainee Counter Assistant
We currently have a full time vacancy for a Trainee Counter Assistant at BHC Builders Merchants based in Carnwath.

The role of Trainee Counter Assistant involves: –

  • Serving customers at the shop counter.
  • Assist in the loading and unloading of vehicles – manual handling where required.
  • Stock Control/ Merchandising.
  • Customer focused, polite and have a friendly manner.
  • Good communication skills and a hard-working team player.
  • Computer literate and telephone sales experience preferred.
  • Experience within a builders merchant with knowledge of timber and building products would be an advantage but not essential.

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

Construction Administrator

Job Opportunity: Construction Administrator – Vacancy Fulfilled

Construction 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 a Construction Administrator.

The role will require you to assist with all administrative tasks relating to BHC projects.

Duties of the Construction Administrator include:

  • Scheduling resources for sites including labour and plant ensuring current certification is in place.
  • Responsible for the allocation of plant on all sites including hire and off hire of all hired plant.
  • Responsible for maintaining the holiday planner scheduling holiday requests for sites operatives ensuring sufficient cover.
  • Arrange accommodation and travel for site teams working away.
  • Assist with the scheduling of materials for site delivery.
  • Collate all site documents for review, including time sheets, work records, check sheets, expenses, receipts and KPI’s.
  • Liaise with Project Managers and Suppliers regarding site requirements.

Requirements of the role:

  • Good communication skills, ability to work on your own or as part of a team.
  • Computer literate, conversant with all Microsoft packages and able to learn new software in a timeous fashion.
  • Graduate in Project & Construction Management is preferable.
  • Experience working on sites would be beneficial.

Job Location – Carnwath, South Lanarkshire (site visits as required).

Applications to be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located on the Recruitment Page.

Jas P Wilson

JAS P Wilson – Office Extension & Showroom

Jas P Wilson - Forest Machines

Works are well underway at JAS P Wilson.

BHC’s architectural department designed the new offices, showroom and store extension for JAS P Wilson, Dalbeattie.

As Principal Contractor, BHC have been involved in the project from the earliest stages of inception to the successful achievement of Planning Permission through to the construction phase.

Throughout construction BHC have been utilising our own in-house site squads.



9% of Steelwork Erected at Edinburgh St James Centre

Edinburgh St James Centre

BHC continue to make significant progress onsite at Edinburgh St James Centre.

Between July and September this year BHC made significant progress on site at the redevelopment of the Edinburgh St James Centre. We erected 1,300 tonnes of structural steelwork, utilising only one tower crane and laying 11,000 square metres of structural metal decking.

This means BHC have now erected 9% of the project.

Edinburgh St James


Throughout the duration of the project BHC will supply, fabricate and erect approximately 15,000 tonnes of steelwork over a period of two years.

The redevelopment of the Edinburgh St James Centre will transforms the city’s east end and will inject over £1 billion of investment into Scotland’s capital. The development will provide the city with a mix of well-known high street and high end brands catering to everyone from Edinburgh’s locals to tourists from all over the world. The 1.7 million square foot scheme comprises of 850,000 square foot of retail and leisure space including Edinburgh’s first Everyman Cinema, the iconic W Hotel with over 200 hotel rooms and 150 private residential apartments.

Assistant Material Controller

Job Opportunity – Assistant Material Controller – Vacancy Fulfilled

Assistant Material Controller


As a market leader in Structural Steelwork design and production the business continues to grow and an exciting new role has arisen for an Assistant Material Controller to join our growing business.

Basic duties of the role will include assisting the Production Material Controller with the below:

  • Booking in material and dealing with associated admin.
  • Allocating material in line with production demands and material availability.
  • Controlling stock and assisting with stock takes.
  • Liaising with the purchasing department for material orders.
  • Working to production targets.
  • Organising material deliveries with supplier and internal departments.
  • Maintaining accurate information on the company’s system, through ensuring the accurate recording of quantities, part identification and part location.
  • Ensuring Training Matrix is up to date for all production operatives.

To be successful in the role you must:

  • Strong numeracy and analytical skills required.
  • Excellent attention to detail and data accuracy.
  • Ability to efficiently organise, plan and prioritise workload.
  • Ability to interact in a team environment .
  • Structural steel background would be an advantage but not essential.
  • IT literate.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a keen individual who is looking to refine their skills, gain experience in a successful business and have genuine prospects of career development.

Additional training will be provided.

Job location: Carnwath.

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

Structural Steel Loading Operative

Job Opportunity – Structural Steel Loading Operative – Vacancy Fulfilled

Structural Steel Loading Operative

Main Responsibilities:

  • To review load sheets for structural steel loads, ensuring that each load is set out in a stable manner, working to BHC Loading Procedures.
  • To operate overhead cranes for the positioning of materials whilst building the load.
  • To ensure that all materials are secured as per BHC Loading Procedures prior to the lifting of loads on to trailers for transportation.
  • To ensure that the loading operation does not compromise the product quality.
  • To adhere to work schedules for priority loadings as issued by the loading Manager/Supervisor.
  • To maintain an acceptable standard of cleanliness / housekeeping within the loading bay at all times.
  • To communicate effectively and maintain working relationships with all colleagues and Sub Transport Contractors.

Knowledge and Experience

  • A working experience with structural steel would be advantageous for this role.
  • Experience in the use of Overhead Cranes / Telehandlers would be advantageous.
  • The job requires an individual who can work as part of a team or on their own, meeting targets and deadlines as set by the loading management team.
  • Full training will be provided.

This is a key role to the business and required an individual who will be courteous toward all Management, Colleagues and Clients and has the ability to comply with Health and Safety Regulations.

Job Location: – Carnwath

Applications can be made using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located on the Recruitment page.