Trade Counter Assistant

Job Opportunity – Trade Counter Assistant – Vacancy Fulfilled

We currently have a vacancy for a Trade Counter Sales Person at our Builders Merchant based in Carnwath.

Duties will include:

  • Serving customers and building strong relationships
  • Inbound and outbound calls to clients to generate business
  • Providing customers with quotations and advice
  • Using your initiative to generate sales through customer contacts
  • Effectively working in a team and solely when the need arises
  • Stock control/ Merchandising in showroom

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in a Trade Counter role within a Builder Merchants or similar role
  • Excellent customer service, be polite and have a friendly manner
  • Sales and customer service experience
  • Product knowledge within the building industry
  • Excellent customer service skills with a friendly and polite manner
  • Computer literate

Job location – Carnwath

Applications can be made using the Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the Recruitment Page

Job Opportunity – Yard Assistant for Builders Merchant

Yard Assistant for Builders Merchant

We currently have a full-time vacancy for a Yard Assistant at BHC Builders Merchants, based in Carnwath.

Duties will include:

  • Loading and unloading delivery vehicles by hand or with a forklift truck
  • Organising stock into correct storage areas
  • Accurately picking and checking orders
  • Maintaining neat and organised storage/ yard areas
  • Assisting customers as required
  • Providing excellent customer service at all times
  • Maintaining a tidy and safe working environment

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience within a builders merchant in a similar role
  • A Counterbalance Forklift is essential
  • A confident approach with excellent communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills with a friendly and polite manner
  • Product knowledge of all materials within a builders merchant

Excellent customer service skills alongside a good knowledge of building materials is required for this role.

Job location – Carnwath

Applications can be made via the Job Enquiry form located at the bottom of our Recruitment Page.

Site Engineer Small

Job Opportunity – Site Engineer

Site Engineer

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

Due to expansion we currently have a vacancy for a Site Engineer.

The Site Engineer is responsible for ensuring the successful handover of all 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 green 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 built drawings for all of 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 in 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, hardworking and driven.

Site Engineers at BHC are responsible for several jobs at any given time are are expected to be able to travel between them, therefore a driving licence 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 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.

Job Location: Carnwath, South Lanarkshire

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

Industrial Paint Sprayer

Job Opportunity – Industrial Paint Sprayers

Industrial Paint Sprayer

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 continuous expansion we are looking for a skilled and experienced Industrial Paint Sprayer to prepare and coat structural steel components.

Duties will include:- 

  • Paint spraying using two pack/or Intumescent application on heavy industrial steel components.
  • Spraying using airless pressure king pumps and hand application to a high quality standard.

Requirement of the role:-

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Industrial Paint Spraying.
  • Candidates should have experience in quality checks such as DFT / WFT and surface preparation.
  • A working experience of spray and hand application of primer/Intumescent coatings processes and operations for structural steel would be an advantage for this role.
  • Must have a good work ethic, be reliable and flexible.
  • Can work independently or in a team.

Job Location – Carnwath

Applications can be made using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the Recruitment Page.

HR Manager

Job Opportunity – Human Resource Manager – Vacancy Fulfilled

HR Manager

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 have an exciting opportunity  to join the business to manage and develop our HR operations within the company.

You will be responsible for coordinating and taking responsibility for all areas of the Human Resource management across the company including:-

  • Implementing a formal HR structure across the organisation in line with best practice and employment laws, this will involve developing and implementing policies on issues including training and development, succession planning, performance management, equal opportunities and disciplinary procedures.
  • Providing expert HR support to managers and employees on all HR related matters which reflect current employment legislation, processes, policies and best practice in order to develop an engaged and positive company culture.
  • Manage the new starter and leaver process including management of induction plans.
  • Co-ordinate and monitor all employee relation cases including disciplinary, grievance, performance management and probationary periods.
  • Monitor short and long-tern sickness absences in the appropriate manner to include return to work interviews, individual absence/health reviews.
  • Full oversight and coordination of the end to end recruitment process.
  • Other administrative tasks as required.

Skills and Attributes:-

  • Excellent negotiating and coaching skills.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Organised and proactive, with the drive to deliver results and manage self effectively.
  • Confident with well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Capable of working to deadlines and adapting to changing conditions.
  • Strong initiative and problem-solving abilities.
  • Experience handling confidential material.
  • The flexibility and willingness to learn.
  • Excellent IT Skills, particularly MS Word and Excel.

Qualifications and Experience Levels:-

  • CIPD/Human resources management qualifications are desirable but not essential.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in an HR Generalist role.
  • Experience of advising line managers on employee relations procedures and absence management.
  • Sound employment law knowledge and the ability to use that knowledge into practice.
  • Proven track record in an HR role demonstrating experience in named areas, specifically – Employee Relations, Performance Management and Recruiting/Staffing.

Job Location: Carnwath

Applications can be made using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the Recruitment Page.

Steel Erector

Job Opportunity: Steel Erectors – Vacancy Fulfilled

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 our continued expansion we are currently looking to recruit Steel Erectors and would also consider recruiting complete squads.

Main duties will include but not limited to:

  • Assembly and erecting of steel work.
  • Working as part of a team to deliver projects to a high standard, within budget and within the time frame specified by the client.
  • Delivering the installation to meet the H&S requirements and programme of work.
  • Identifying changes to the works specifications and reporting to the site supervisor.
  • The ability to read and understand technical drawing and work within the specification.
  • Site measuring, setting out and working levels.
  • Maintaining a clean and safe working environment.

Necessary requirements:

  • CSCS Card.
  • Experience of working at heights.
  • Experience of steel erecting.

Work will be UK wide with staying away duties included.

The applicant needs to be willing to work mainly in external conditions, have a good head for heights and be physically fit.

If you are interested in the role and feel that you have the necessary skills and experience, please apply with your CV in the first instance.

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

Maintenance Manager

Job Opportunity: Maintenance Manager – Vacancy Fulfilled

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 have an opportunity for a Maintenance Manager to join the company to ensure efficient running and effective management for the day-to-day running of the CNC and process equipment within our Manufacturing Facility.

You will be responsible for:-

  • Leading the site Maintenance function in providing both a reactive and proactive, multi-skilled maintenance service on all operational equipment and facilities infrastructure.
  • Increase the site operational effectiveness, improve on project delivery, improve time between failure and downtime reduction, manage and implement improvement plans, driving Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) ensuring that Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to.
  • 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).

You will report to the Production & Works Manager.

Duties include but are not limited to:-

  • Effectively delegate any maintenance issues to be resolved on each shift and small projects to the right skills in the team, planning and managing effective works.
  • Develop a Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) schedule, ensure full preventative maintenance is carried out, plan in missed maintenance activities, and lead the team to deliver effectively.
  • Ensure routine calibration and maintenance requirements of a variety of electro-mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems are undertaken.
  • Assist where required, the introduction of new machinery, plant and equipment from drawing up the specification, to managing suppliers through to full installation in collaboration with all relevant parties.
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problem.
  • Arranging specialist procurement of fixtures, fittings or components.
  • Controlling maintenance tools, stores and equipment and ensuring accurate stock records maintained.
  • Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required.
  • Develop, implement and manage key performance indicators (KPIs) for each area of responsibility.
  • Ensure KPIs are met by working to the overall plan, including management of, and reporting.
  • Manage, coach and develop a high performing Maintenance Team that meets agreed objectives, and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance.
  • Support, comply and ensure complicity with Health & Safety regulations, the Company Handbook, Quality and Environmental standards, and all other Company policies and procedures.
  • Monitoring and controlling maintenance costs.
  • Make sure risk assessments are carried out individually and departmentally.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent leadership and man management skills.
  • An ability to work well under pressure as well as demonstrating excellent organisation skills at all times.
  • Competent in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills along with a hands-on approach attitude.

Qualifications and Experience Levels:

  • Relevant manufacturing/engineering degree is preferred, or HND, BTec Professional Level 5 Award or equivalent NVQ Level 5 qualification.
  • Extensive plant level experience with significant proven man management experience.
  • Completed a fully indentured apprenticeship with a mechanical/ electrical / electronic discipline.
  • Understanding of manufacturing and procurement/ supply chain.
  • Understanding of TS1649, IOSH/NEBOSH, ISO 14001.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Previous experience working with specialist equipment, such as CNC Saw, Drilling & Plasma Equipment.
  • Working at heights / IPAF license.
  • A knowledge of LOLER regulations.
  • Overhead crane experience is essential.

Shift working and overtime as required.

Job location: Carnwath.

Applications can be made using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the Recruitment Page.

Agricultural / Industrial Building Estimator

Job Opportunity: Agricultural / Industrial Buildings Estimator

Agricultural Industrial Estimator


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

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

We are seeking an experienced Estimator with an Agricultural building background to join our Estimating team.

Your Key Activities will include but not limited to:-

  • Prepare quotations and submissions.
  • Measuring & ‘Quantity Take-Off’ from drawings/sketches.
  • Produce Bills of Quantities.
  • Source pre-project information and analyse sub-contractor quotations, agreements & enquiries.
  • Attend site visits to understand scope of works and client requirements.
  • Attend estimate review meeting with Senior Managers.
  • Attend pre & post contract client meetings etc.
  • Investigate cost effective and/or alternative solutions.
  • Input data entry onto estimating software.
  • Develop knowledge and learn about the 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 proven agricultural estimating experience.
  • 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 supplies and have a personable character.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to adhere to strict deadlines on a daily & weekly basis.
  • Microsoft office proficient.
  • Site experience is advantageous.

Job Location – Carnwath (other site visits required).

Applications – Please apply via the Recruitment section of our website and complete our Job Enquiry Form along with attaching your CV.

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.